Help Wanted

The Anacortes Farmers Market is hiring an Assistant Manager!

To apply, submit your application and cover letter to
We will contact selected candidates for an interview. Position open until filled.

General Requirements:
The Assistant Manager must be available during all market hours and scheduled office hours throughout the season, be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions, and be able to safely lift and carry at least 50 pounds regularly. A good general fitness level is highly recommended. The position requires the ability to work independently as well as inter-dependently with the team of volunteers, Board and Market Director.

The Assistant Manager assists with general operations (helping cashier, staffing merchandise or educational booths, equipment set-up and breakdown, keeping the market clean, vendor and customer relations, etc.) during all markets. Other duties may include organizing volunteers, helping with special events (e.g. Pie Fest), helping director with accounting, communications, and other administrative activities, as well as attending meetings.

Markets include the weekly Saturday market from May to October and the monthly Saturday markets from January to April – as well as the holiday market, a special Saturday & Sunday market in November. All markets and events are at the Depot, except the Holiday Market, which is at the Port. Market days are long (up to 10 hours, usually approx. 6am to 4pm) and require strength, stamina, the ability to think on your feet, good organization, and keen situational awareness.

• Excellent verbal communication and problem solving skills
• Ability to work well independently and proactively as well as in a team environment.
• Ability to organize and coordinate volunteers.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly and work in an outdoor environment in adverse weather conditions.
• Basic fix-it or “MacGyver” skills a plus (creativity with bungees, duct tape and zip ties)
• Proficiency in email and computer programs (e.g. Microsoft, Google, Dropbox)

This position is part time (up to 15 hours per week) from April through November and very part-time (up to approximately 5 hours per week) and from December to March.

Market Day Duties: Set Up
• Make sure property is clear and in order
• Ensure all electronics (CC machines, tablet) have been charging overnight
• Remove all equipment from storage container, set up, and put out. Examples of set up equipment include:- large street closure and handicap signs- green info booth- other booths as needed (mercantile, music stage, POP club, etc.)- securing booths with sandbags- trash stations with garbage, recycle and compost bins- café (tables and chairs)
• Furnish Information and Mercantile booth with equipment (merchandise, tables, paperwork, etc.) from the office
• Hand out vendor envelopes
• Other duties, tasks, or activities as needed
During the Market
• Do and record periodic customer counts and dot surveys
• Monitor vendor compliance
• Be visible and accessible during the market day and address situations; bring conflicts, issues, emergencies, and other information to the attention of director
• Regularly check on and empty trash and recycle stations
• Help ensure the Cashier and Volunteers have everything they need and answer customer questions
• Staff info, mercantile, and/or educational program booths
• Other duties, tasks, or activities as needed
• Monitor vehicle traffic
• Break down café area, take out trash and recycle, break down stage, and put equipment back into storage locations (office or container)
• Help make sure vendors have turned in their envelopes and help cashier and director collect them.
• Ensure all equipment is locked away in the correct location and plaza, street and other buildings are clean.
• Other duties, tasks, or activities as needed If volunteers are used for market set up, break down, or to meet other responsibilities, assistant is responsible for ensuring all tasks are completed correctly and completely.

Friday Office Hour Duties: Assist director with
• Maintaining and sorting vendor envelopes
• Doing complete token count.
• Creating vendor list and map for Saturday layout.
• Charging credit card machines and tablet
• Provide Director with any newsletter content for vendor or customers news and update with any other communications or newsworthy information
• Other duties, tasks, or activities as needed

Other Weekly or Monthly Duties:
• Put out and take down market A-boards around town (Thursday night and after market)
• Place “No Parking” signs out (48 hours prior to weekly markets)
• Attend monthly Board Meeting. Present any pertinent information to the board and keep up on meeting discussions
• You may occasionally need to come up with, and implement creative solutions to problems or equipment needs.
• Keep storage container and office clean and orderly.
• Other duties, tasks, or activities as needed

Other Opportunities

Many of our vendors hire employees to run their booths during the summer. Check in here for occasional job postings. Remember to contact the Vendor as directed in the listing, not the Market.

None currently available