About Prescott Farmers Market
As a vital part of the economy, the mission of Prescott Farmers Market is to support and expand local agriculture, cultivate a healthy community and increase access to affordable local food. PFM operates a year-round market with over 60 vendors at the height of the summer season. Thousands of customers visit our market each week for fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and locally crafted foods grown and prepared in Yavapai County. The market is producer-only, meaning that vendors must grow or raise everything they sell, or in the instance of processed foods and crafts, must use a percentage of AZ-grown ingredients in every product. Preference is given to farmers and ranchers operating within Yavapai County. By maintaining these strict standards, PFM supports local agriculture by providing a market through which small-scale farmers can sell their goods and make a livable wage.
PFM participates in food security programs like the Farmers Market Nutrition Program for WIC families and low income seniors. Markets accept SNAP benefits and double them for fresh produce through Double Up Food Bucks AZ, ensuring everyone can afford fresh produce. In addition to hosting the Saturday market, PFM serves the Prescott area through creative community programs. Feed Your Neighbors provides fresh local food to people in need; the Prescott Community Compost Project collects food scraps from households and restaurants and, utilizing volunteers, turns it into nutrient rich compost; the Prescott Seed Library provides free seeds to the community through a partnership with the Prescott Public Library.
We are a small nonprofit organization with less than 10 employees with a culture of collaboration, integrity, respect, community and equity. Our team shares the goal of making our community a vibrant, sustainable, welcoming place for everyone.
About the Position
Over the years, PFM has recognized that building trust and developing authentic relationships with vendors is key to the success of our mission. Because there are rules and regulations that vendors must follow in order to participate in PFM’s markets, this role is purposely separate from regulatory roles and tasks. As PFM grows, we need someone to engage our vendors as stakeholders in the process.
The Vendor Development Coordinator (VDC) will primarily be responsible for maintaining relationships with current vendors and regularly connecting with new and beginning farmers and ranchers. This person will be the foundation of PFM’s Vendor Development effort, which includes supporting vendors with their needs as they relate to the market specifically, as well as the growth and success of their small businesses. The success of this program depends on a VDC who is invested in our community and is willing to build deep relationships here.
Duties & Responsibilities
This position offers a flexible schedule and occasionally requires availability on Saturdays as well as for special events outside of business hours.
This is a part-time (30 hours/week) position beginning at $18 per hour, with the possibility of becoming full-time as PFM grows. The position is based in Prescott, Arizona and surrounding communities. PFM employees accrue up to 80 hours of paid time off (PTO) annually and are eligible to enroll in a SIMPLE IRA match program. Applicants relocating from out-of-state may be reimbursed for expenses related to moving. Preferred start date is January 1, 2022.
Prescott Farmers Market is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. PFM is committed to equity and inclusiveness and values diversity in experience, abilities, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identities. People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQIA candidates are encouraged to apply.
Prescott Farmers Market is a fragrance-free, drug-free & tobacco-free work environment.