Market Coordination Assistant

Organization Details
Organization Name: Wolseley Farmers Market
Address: 980 Palmerston ave
Winnipeg MB  R3G 1J9
Organizational Description: The Wolseley Farmers Market is a community based, food-first market with the goal of supporting local small business owners and providing high quality goods and nutritious locally produced food and drinks. Our market hosts around 40 vendors daily, every Tuesday and Thursday during the spring, summer and fall. The reach of our market has grown drastically over the years, now attracting hundreds of market shoppers from all over the province. We aim to include vendors who meet our qualifications, such as food based, locally produced, handmade, sustainable, waste-free, and/or unique. We believe the Wolseley Farmers Market has become a crucial component of the community where folks can rely on us for their groceries and personal needs.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5232
Description of Duties:

The Wolseley Farmers Market is looking for someone who is passionate about community, entrepreneurship, and food!

You will be taking part in a small team and working one-on-one with the Market Director as well as remotely to assist in a variety of duties:

- Social Media Marketing. Instagram and Facebook are our main platforms where we post about each market day and other exciting events. This will include creating posts, graphics, photography mostly from your own smart phone.

- Market Coordination. You will be outdoors at times to ensure the market runs smoothly and vendors find their spots at the beginning of the day.

- Administration. Most communications with businesses and community partners happen via email.

Skills Required:

- Proficiency in spoken and written English.

- Some experience with Google Suites ( Gmail, Sheets ).

- Some experience with graphic design, social media management helpful but not required.

- A creative mindset.

- Good problem solving skills.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

This opportunity offers flexibility and the chance to practice any skills you already have but you want to master! We are all learning together. Some of the skills you may gain are:

- Small business management

- Event planning

- Social Media management

- Customer Relations Management

Some soft skills that you will train in:

• Effective problem-solving
• Creative thinking
• Self-motivation
• Organizational skills
• Communication skills
• Marketing skills
• Financial skills
• Passion and dedication to the community

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Remote Volunteering
Flexible Hours

Applicants must communicate with the Director what days and times work best for them. There is flexibility in hours worked but proper communication is crucial.

The market runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 1- 7pm including setup and take down hours.

Other administrative tasks can be accomplished remotely during agreed upon days and times.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Group - small, family and friends
Group - large, corporate and schools
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Uses a mobility device
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Speaks another language (other than French or English): Spanish
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Food from Jonathan's Farm
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: May 6, 2024
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