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Youthmarket Manager/Driver Position:

GrowNYC seeks highly organized, self-
motivated, outgoing early-risers to manage 2-3 youth-run farm stands in NYC.
Reporting to the Youthmarket Program Coordinator, the Youthmarket Manager/
Driver will set up and take down farm stands, oversee merchandising and sales,
supervise youth and conduct at-market lessons and activities about the produce
sold at the market, healthy eating, and small business skills. The Youthmarket
Manager/Driver will also have scheduled office hours to deposit market income
and submit all financial paperwork for their markets to the Program
Coordinator. The Youthmarket Manager/Driver will function as Youthmarket’s
field representative to program participants and partner organizations and
must have the ability to work well with a wide variety of individuals,
including youth and seniors. Applicants should have an interest in food,
knowledge about food systems, and a desire to increase food-access in NYC’s
low-income communities. The position requires excellent time management and
organizational skills, excellent communications skills (both written and
oral), a professional demeanor, high physical energy (must be able to lift 50
lbs), familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Documents, and experience
working with young people and/or seniors. Applicants must be reliable,
responsible, and capable of working independently, with minimal supervision.
The Youthmarket Manager/Driver will be required to work weekends and early
mornings and must have a valid driver’s license in good standing, preferably
with experience driving vehicles and/or cargo vans in NYC. Speakers of
Spanish, Chinese and other languages are strongly encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements: The Youthmarket Manager/Driver position requires
working outdoors in all weather conditions, standing and walking for extended
periods, carrying heavy and bulky items on a daily basis, and working early
morning hours.

Youthmarket Manager/Driver Responsibilities:
Below is a list of some, but not all, of the Youthmarket Manager/Driver
duties:
• Operate a van on NYC surface roads and highways, and distribute market
equipment to Youthmarket sites;
• Maintain equipment and materials necessary to daily market operations,
including price signs, tents, tables, and scales;
• Supervise daily market operations—including set up, merchandising,
sales, and breakdown—according to schedule;
• Fill out daily paperwork to be submitted to the Program Coordinator;
• Maintain strict oversight of market revenue, and submitting it to the
Program Coordinator;
• Help facilitate a training session for youth staff at the outset of
the market season;
• Supervise youth at market, guiding them as they receive on-the-job
training in customer service and merchandising and educating them about market
product and the program’s mission;
• Perform outreach in the local community to promote markets, and the
use of EBT/Food Stamps at the market;
• Oversee and guide volunteers at market;
• Function as GrowNYC and Youthmarket’s representative to partner
organizations and their staff;
• Be knowledgeable about origins and uses of products at market; be able
to communicate that knowledge to youth and customers.

Agriculture is seasonal in New York, as is the job of the Youthmarket Manager/
Driver. The position will start with training days in late May, with full-
time/seasonal work beginning in late June and ending in late November. The
Youthmarket Manager/Driver will work about 30 hours per week. The position
pays $16/hour and includes only statutory benefits. Submit cover letter,
resume, and three references to Kori Petrovic, Youthmarket Program
Coordinator, at kpetrovic@grownyc.org. Please write “Youthmarket Manager/
Driver position” in the subject line. Interviews will be on a rolling basis
and positions will be filled as they become available. No phone calls please.
For additional information about Youthmarket, please see our website at
http://www.grownyc.org/youthmarket. GrowNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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