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Farmers Market Info Tent Support / Food Access Program Distribution at Heart of The City Farmers Market - 8277

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Farmers Market Info Tent Support / Food Access Program Distribution
Heart of The City Farmers Market
1182 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Job Description: 

Heart of the City Farmers’ Market(HOCFM) seeks two passionate and reliable community members to support our farmers market operations as Tent Support 4 and Tent Support 5 to provide customer service for 16 hours a week at our information tent.

HOCFM is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza. We opened in 1981with a mission to support and sustain small farmers and make fresh food accessible for low-income customers who struggle to afford adequate nutrition in a city with the highest cost of living in the nation. Over $1.5 million in food assistance is distributed each year at our market information tent, enabling low-income customers to shop for more sustainably grown produce from over 80 local vendors. Our diverse group of farmers reflects the unique community we serve and we are fondly known for our grassroots, family-like cooperative structure.

Available shifts:
Wednesdays 9am to 5:30pm
Wednesdays 7am to 3:30pm
Sundays 9am to 5:30pm
Sundays 7am to 3:30pm

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 /hour

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities include:

Assisting with food access program distribution to address food insecurity in San Francisco.
Processing credit card and EBT card payments to purchase market tokens and exchanging customers’ food vouchers at the market information tent.
Providing orientations for new customers and answering questions about the market
Alert security guards and managers to issues via radio to diffuse confrontations without anger or violence
Must be able to remain neutral and calm in challenging interactions customers, vendors, and pedestrians
Farmers market is open rain or shine including most holidays
Requires working outside under a canopy tent in all weather conditions
Consistent and reliable attendance is required

Education & Experience: 

Bilingual Cantonese, Vietnamese,Tagalog, or Spanish strongly preferred.

Application Instructions: 

Please send a resume and description of your interest in farmers markets and food justice.

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