Farmers Market Staff - Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets

LOCATION: Seattle, WA (US)

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 16024

POSTED: July 1, 2020


The Neighborhood Farmers Markets is hiring Market Staff for our four operational markets: Columbia City (Wednesday), University District (Saturday), Capitol Hill (Sunday), and West Seattle (Sunday). Market staff are responsible for maintaining and supporting the onsite, weekly operations, assisting with our current COVID-19 safety precautions, and implementing our new online sales platform.


Set up and tear down equipment, street closures, crowd and traffic management.

Work with Market Manager and other Market Staff to ensure that onsite operations run smoothly.

Have a thorough understanding of the NFM’s overarching mission and be able to effectively communicate this to the public and consistently represent it within the work environment.

Serve as a warm and welcoming market host and provide outstanding customer service to our shoppers, vendors, and community partners. 

Support market sales by helping shoppers connect with vendors and by selling market merchandise.

Help feed the community by administering Fresh Bucks, EBT, and other food access programs.

Enforce market policies and check that vendors are complying with the laws and regulations of relevant agencies such as the WSDA, King County Health Department, and NFM policies.

Positively represent the NFM at the markets themselves and in surrounding neighborhoods.

Assist with end of day bookkeeping, vendor invoicing, and deposit reconciliation.

Be an active member of our market “COVID Teams” to enforce social distancing policies, maximize our shopper capacities, and help operate the safest food access points in the city.

Help implement NFM’s online farmers market platform and operate pickup sites at all four markets.

Compensation: $16.50 per hour + $75 clothing allowance


Team player who promotes collaboration and a positive work environment.

Cultural competency and eagerness to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Optimistic attitude while working long hours on your feet in all weather conditions.

Respond creatively, efficiently, and effectively to issues that arise at market.

Ability to count money and do basic math in a busy environment.

Detail-oriented and adept multi-tasker who can think on the fly.

Well-developed logistical and spatial intelligence.

Capable of safely lifting at least 50 pounds.

Current or able to obtain King County Health Department Food Handlers Permit.


Fix-it/DIY experience

Social media and video editing

Marketing and communications

Farm operations

Event production, children’s activities

Safety training or certifications


Grocery clerk/stocking

Community engagement and/or small business stewardship

How to Apply:

Send resumes and cover letters to

Your cover letter should state why you want to work at Neighborhood Farmers Markets, highlight your experience and preferred market(s), and describe any additional skills listed above. Please let us know your current availability as we are looking to hire new staff as quickly as possible.

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