The City of Watertown seeks to fill a part-time, seasonal farmers market coordinator position.
The City put out a job opening announcement this week.
“The ideal candidate is passionate about farmers markets, the local food system, food security, and community building,” the announcement reads.
The coordinator works under the direction of the Community Wellness Program Manager to assist with preseason market preparation and promotion, and would oversee the operation of the market, assist vendors, volunteers and customers. The position is also responsible for promoting the market and vendors through newsletters and social media posts.
Candidates with a college degree and experience with farmers markets, farm/food-related, or similar setting are preferred.
See the job description by clicking here.
I don’t know if the coordinator is in charge of making sure that our farmer’s market gets into the news or not, but in the last couple of years Watertown has not been listed in the summaries of all Boston area markets. Neither the Tab or the Globe have listed us while the locations, the days and hours of all surrounding cities have been in there. These were extensive lists published in the papers. I hope that can be corrected for 2022 so that our market is successful. Those lists typically come out in the Spring.