STATEN ISLAND, NY – Is there such urban work that allows you to wake up with farmers, work outdoors, and be openly passionate about locally harvested foods? Yes, rain or shine, there is one with the environmental nonprofit GrowNYC. The Greenmarket network coordinator is looking for staff on Staten Island.
A rep for GrowNYC pointed out, “We’re hiring for two seasonal positions on Staten Island – specifically at the St. George Greenmarket.”
According to the official job description, “Market Managers…build healthy communities and create an environment where local farmers can sell their produce and keep their farms viable.” As supervisor of operations, food access and promotions, his responsibilities include enforcing market rules. This may include managing “market conflicts between farmers, customers and the public as they arise”. Candidates must be open to working every scheduled shift which includes weekends and holidays.
And the work is also physical. The manager must set up and take down the information tent and the GrownNYC folding tables, stand for periods of up to 10 hours and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Shifts last eight to 10 hours, and the manager position pays $18 per hour.
The Greenmarket’s goal, according to its mission statement, is to ensure a continuous flow of fresh local produce for New Yorkers. He notes, “Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing small family farmers in the area the opportunity to sell their fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products directly to New Yorkers.
Applicants may submit a resume for the position of Greenmarket Seasonal Market Manager (part-time) to: GrowNYC, PO Box 2327 New York, NY 10272. For questions, call 212-788-7900 and additional information at growyc.org. The full job description can be viewed here — https://www.grownyc.org/files/gmkt/jobs/greenmarket_seasonal_market_manager_2022.pdf.
Pamela Silvestri is editor-in-chief of Advance Food. She can be reached at [email protected].