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Riverdale Y Sunday Market Manager
Riverdale YM-YWHA
5625 Arlington Ave
Bronx, NY 10471

Principal Responsibilities:

Job Summary: The Riverdale Y is offering a unique opportunity for an experienced market manager or community organizer, who is familiar with farmers markets and local food movements, to continue developing a thriving outdoor Market.

Overview: The Riverdale Y Sunday Market provides fresh, high quality food grown or produced locally within 100 miles and supports sustainable agricultural practices. This family-friendly seasonal market is a community-building and gathering place for shopping, socializing, and engaging in activities for children and parents. The market also fosters a direct connection between local shoppers and the small scale farmers and food producers whom the market champions.

Job Responsibilities in Collaboration with Co-Manager:

 Manage the overall operations of the Market on Sundays from May to November

 Research and recruit local farmers and vendors to participate in the Market

 Collect and keep records of vendor payments

 Oversee placement of vendors and manage onsite issues as needed

 Order, organize, and arrange for transport of (to and from) all Market materials

 Oversee sales and financial records of Y Cafe at the Market

 Manage financial and programming aspects of Market

 Work closely with the Y marketing team to promote the Market through social media, local parent groups and networks, partnerships and signage

Compensation: $18-20 per hour, dependent upon experience

Minimum Qualifications:

Job Qualifications:

 Experience in managing markets or similar operations

 Experience supervising support staff and volunteers

 Excellent computer skills and experience using social media for marketing and communication

 Community building/organizing experience within the Bronx and/or Yonkers

 Warm, welcoming personality, customer service oriented, relating well to children and adults

 Calm under pressure, flexible, and possessing a good sense of humor

 Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills

 Highly organized with attention to detail and follow through

 Self starter with entrepreneurial approach

 Ability to work collaboratively as part of the Riverdale Y team

 Familiarity with Jewish holidays, traditions and culture a plus

 Experience working with the Jewish community a plus

This position is seasonal. Required time commitment: April and December: 4-6 office hours per week (with flexibility in scheduling) May through November: 7-9 on-site market hours and/or 2-4 office hours per week

Agency Information:

The Riverdale Y enriches the lives of everyone in Riverdale with educational, recreational, cultural and wellness programs, through the lens of universally-shared values central to Jewish life. The Y is a 100,000 sq. ft. Jewish Community Center that provides programming for children and adults of all ages. It features an early childhood center, camps and after school programs, senior center, performing arts center, and health & wellness center that includes cardio and free weight studios, group exercise classes, gymnasium, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and massage therapy.