Home to over 100 vendors, The Olympia Farmers Market is a vibrant gathering space, beloved by our community and sustained in large part by an intangible relationship between the vendors and the community. We provide quality local goods sold by local people including seasonal fruits and vegetables, plant starts, cut flowers, seafoods, fresh and cured meats, baked goods, wine, condiments, confections, preserves, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, eight distinct restaurants, and many unique and artisanal goods.
The Olympia Farmers Market is unique in that it is one of the only vendor-owned and operated farmers markets in The State of Washington and is open year-round. The market is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of member-vendors and is funded primarily through vendor fees.
We are seeking a General Manager that shares our passion for farmers markets, small scale local agriculture, access to healthy foods, appreciates artisanal crafts, and community enrichment. We look forward to hiring an individual that thrives in managing people and is enthusiastic about applying their demonstrated skills to ensure the success and growth of this thriving marketplace. Over the last few years, we have shown ourselves to be flexible and resilient while navigating the pandemic and multiple turnovers in leadership. We are excited to continue growing and implementing our strategic goals. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate effectively and develop meaningful relationships with vendors, staff, customers, the Board of Directors, and community partners.
The Olympia Farmers Market (OFM) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. OFM encourages individuals who are BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ to join our team. We welcome applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Apply by Sunday July 24, 2022, by emailing a resume, references, and cover letter explaining your qualifications and why you are passionate about farmers markets and local small-scale agriculture, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications, including those without a cover letter, will not be considered. Applicants proceeding to the interview stage will be notified by Sunday July 31, 2022. Applicants not proceeding to the next step may not be notified. Interviews will be in person with the hiring committee consisting of four board members. Interviews will be recorded and shared with the entire board of directors and a decision is expected to be made in late summer/early fall of 2022.
Read the full job announcement here.
Read the Market’s Strategic plan.