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Title Market Manager
Categories Administration, Business, Community, Culture
Salary $16/hr
Location Flushing NY
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Market Manager

grownyc2016 Seasonal Market Manager Positions
Market Managers are Greenmarket’s representatives to the public. On a daily basis, they work to build healthy communities and create an environment where local farmers can sell their products and keep their farms viable. Throughout the season, market managers gain exceptional access to New York’s food and farming community.

The market manager position is seasonal, and is comprised of 3 equally important components – operations, promotions and managing the Healthy Exchange (EBT- Electronic Benefits Transfer/SNAP- Food Stamps) program at market. The operations aspect of this position includes rules enforcement, paperwork, meeting deadlines, and overseeing the physical layout of outdoor farmers’ markets. The promotional aspect of this position includes both at-market promotions and neighborhood outreach. The Healthy Exchange aspect of the position includes selling tokens to EBT and Debit/Credit customers, collecting tokens from farmers, and at-
market and in-office paperwork and accounting. We are searching for outgoing, decisive, flexible, organized early-risers who can multi-task. A thorough understanding of seasonal, local food and growing practices is beneficial.

Market Manager’s Responsibilities

 

  • Enforce Greenmarket rules and regulations.

    ● Determine farmer truck and tent locations according to market layout.

    ● Complete daily reports and other market paperwork by assigned deadlines.

    ● Plan and conduct cooking demonstrations and other at-market promotional events.

    ● Perform outreach in the local community to promote markets, and the use of EBT/Food Stamps at the market.

    ● Perform EBT and debit/credit transactions at market and maintain accurate records of those transactions using Greenmarket reporting platforms.

    ● Communicate and maintain relationships with customers, community leaders, park employees, local merchants, construction personnel, outside vendors, politicians, and others , while representing Greenmarket.

    ● Attend weekly meetings in the office and regularly communicate with supervisors regarding markets.

    ● Set up and maintain an electronic market plan for the season, prepare maps/layouts of markets, and maintain list of market contacts.

    ● Resolve conflict in the market as it arises, between farmers, customers, and the public.

Requirements Requirements

● Work outdoors, standing and walking for extended periods of time (up to 12 hours in a day), sometimes in extreme temperatures.

● Transport heavy/bulky items and equipment

● Work in a potentially noisy environment.

• Work weekends and holidays; especially Saturdays.

• Be willing to obtain a valid Department of Health’s Food Protection Certificate within the first month of being hired.

• Many positions require a valid driver’s license and willingness to drive a cargo van.

• Some positions require proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, or other languages.

Agriculture is seasonal in New York, and so is the job of a Greenmarket market manager. Full and part time positions are available and we will be hiring on a rolling basis beginning immediately. Market managers will attend an initial training and positions generally run from mid-May through November or December. Full-time positions will be 35-40 hours/week. High season requires dedication and means that requests for time off (other than sick) cannot be easily accommodated. Some positions will transition from part time to full time as the season progresses. Hours for part-time positions may vary.

The Market Manager position currently pays $14/hour and includes only statutory benefits. On May 1, 2016 this position’s salary will be raised to $16/hr. For additional information, please see our website at http://www.GrowNYC.org. Submit cover letter, resume

and three references to Chelsea Whittaker, jobs@greenmarket.grownyc.org. Combine all submissions into one PDF and write “Market Manager” in the subject line. Please also include where you heard about the position in your cover letter and indicate if you are looking for a part-time and/or full-time position. Interviews will be on a rolling basis and positions will be filled as they become available. GrowNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Greenmarket Organization

Greenmarket is a program of GrowNYC, a NYC-based non-profit organization. Greenmarket’s mission is to promote regional agriculture and ensure a continuing supply of fresh local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing regional, small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other farm products to New Yorkers.

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Title Part-Time Instructors
Categories Community, Culture, Education
Salary Part-Time
Location Flushing NY
Job Information

Part-Time Instructors 

botanical-logoQueens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. The Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is a private non-profit cultural institution located on 39 acres of New York City public land in Flushing, New York. The Garden serves nearly 200,000 visitors each year; a visitor survey reveals that 75% of all visitors speak a language other than English at home. This astounding fact underscores the importance of the Garden’s mission and the challenges and opportunities it faces daily in creating programs, exhibits and landscapes that serve the needs of one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. The Garden has committed itself to addressing the complex and ever changing needs of its diverse community and to being the place where people, plants and cultures meet.

 

The Education Department of Queens Botanical Garden offers public events, school workshops and teacher training programs throughout the year expressing QBG’s mission of cultural connection to plants and ecological sustainability.

Part Time Instructors are sought for opportunities to teach classes, provide programs and offer tours. Instructors are being engaged to fulfill educational opportunities both at the Queens Botanical Garden and at other locations.

He/She is responsible for all aspects of the program—from preparing materials to teaching the class to breaking down after the class. This position is subject to seasonal changes in volume of workshops.

 

Examples of opportunities are as follows:

  • On-site environmental workshops & tours for various groups
  • Off-site programs in schools or at other community facilities
  • On-site green building and landscape tours
  • Off-site programs for children, families, clubs, etc. at neighborhood festivals, street fairs, holiday events, etc.
  • On-site weekend programs and workshops
  • Special events such as Arbor Fest and Harvest Fest
  • Teacher training classes
  • ‘How to Garden’ classes

 

Requirements: 

– Bachelor’s degree in education, science or a related field. Master’s a plus

– Two years related experience

– Must have knowledge of botany, environmental studies, ethnobotany or life sciences

– Experience and sensitivity working with varied populations

– Must be able to work with large groups of children and adults in an outdoor setting

– Outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude

– Excellent communication and organizational abilities

– Flexible hours, including weekend and evening availability

 

We seek candidates with strengths in one or more of various specialties including the following: 

– Green infrastructure and sustainable landscaping knowledge

– Science practices, including general science content and controlled experiments

– Gardening knowledge

– Awareness of local environmental issues

Driver’s license, a plus. Department of Education fingerprinting, a plus.

 

To apply, please put “Part Time Instructor” in the subject line and email resume and cover letter to ggurman@queensbotanical.org . No calls please.

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Title Education Administrator
Categories Administration, Communications, Community, Culture, Education
Location Flushing NY
Job Information

Education Administrator Position

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), located at the historic Flushing Town Hall in Queens, NY seeks a part-time (3 days) Education Administrator to assist with the general operations of the department. Reporting directly to the Director of Education & Public Programs, s/he will maintain payment records with schools, track budgets, and help coordinate school & family programming.

 Process and maintain records of payments for school programs and payment of teaching artists

 Track and manage budgets for all school programs, including: school shows & residencies

 Assist with logistics for school residencies, school shows and family programs

 Assist with the monthly e-newsletter, professional development workshops and other tasks as needed

 Attend PTA meetings, conferences, workshops, and fairs as needed on behalf of FCCA Education

 Stay informed with new policies in the arts and education

 Bachelor’s Degree in arts education, or related field, Master’s a plus

 Minimum 1 year of relevant experience in the field of arts education and administration

 Familiar with the payment system through the DOE

 Knowledge of education learning standards (NYC Blueprint, Common Core, National Standards)

 Comfortable interacting with teachers, school administrators, and teaching artists

 Strong organizational skills

 Ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time

 Proficiency of Microsoft Office (Excel–a must)

 Multilingual skills a plus (Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, etc.)

 Passionate about Arts Education

 Cover letter that outlines how your background and expertise will fit in with our programs

 Contact information and relationship for 3 references

For consideration, please submit materials to Gabrielle Hamilton, Director of Education & Public Programs, via email at ghamilton@flushingtownhall.org with “Education Administrator” in the subject line. No phone call or mail submissions. FCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA):

FCCA was founded in 1979 to present diverse arts from all over the world, to contribute to the revitalization of Flushing, Queens, and to foster an intercultural exchange through the arts.  In the 1990s FCCA acquired and renovated historic Flushing Town Hall (1862 Historic Landmark) on behalf of NYC, and operates the building as a thriving multi-disciplinary arts center, presenting music, dance, theater, visual arts and film.  FCCA is a member of NYC’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), and a Smithsonian Affiliate.  For more information, please visit:  www.flushingtownhall.org/

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Title APEC Front Office Coordinator/ Social Media Coordinator
Categories Administration, Communications, Community, Culture
Salary 30,000
Location Queens, NY
Job Information

APECAPEC Front Office Coordinator/ Social Media Coordinator

Alley Pond Environmental Center, located at 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362, seeks a full-time employee to fulfill the Front Office Coordinator position.

Candidates should have experience in reception work and dealing with the public. The right candidate will have registration/membership computer skills (Microsoft OS). Knowledge of HTML coding and social media platforms is a plus. Willingness to be around live animals is required.

Full-time work hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekends.

The salary for this position is $30,000.  As a full-time employee you will qualify for health insurance, dental insurance and TIAA-CREF retirement plan. Alley Pond Environmental Center is an equal-opportunity employer.

Please note: there will be a brief training period as a per-diem employee.  Full-time position potentially to begin in mid-August to early September.

If you wish to apply, please send a resume and completed employment application to Irene V. Scheid at ischeid@alleypond.com.

HOURS: Full-time Monday through Friday 9-5 includes occasional weekend days and evenings.

REPORT TO: Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS: excellent speaking and writing skills; excellent people skills; excel at record keeping; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel & Publisher; familiar with various social media platforms; working knowledge of basic HTML coding a plus

RESPONSIBILITIES:

General:  Public Relations, Visitor Orientation, Reception, Telephone, Computer Data Entry, Cashier, Social Media Coordinator, webmaster, Online Registration System Administrator

Specific:

  1. Responsible for opening and closing procedures for building.
  1. Answer all phone calls properly and provide complete & accurate information. Refer questions to proper staff/voice mail.
  1. Greet visitors & welcome them to APEC. Greet teachers and school staff as they arrive for trips. Give a brief introduction to APEC. Direct visitors to appropriate program areas. Familiar with all programs; can answer basin questions.
  1. Receive payments and maintain log book of daily income and all program books. Balance daily income at end of day.
  1. Phone and in-person registration of people/teachers for programs by signing them into proper spaces in computer and program books/class trip book. Keep accounts of all fees and deposits paid by each person for each program. Generate all necessary class lists and emergency forms, both weekly and quarterly.
  1.  Manage registration & membership program as administrator. Enter programs into registration system. Monitor registrations and submit daily log of payments and their accounting codes to the bookkeeper. Forward all information regarding membership to the membership associate. Train staff to use registration program and assist public with questions regarding the public online registration portal.
  1. Maintain all social media for organization. Compile content for & send weekly e-blasts. Coordinate on-line fundraisers.        Monitor information and events to other event/organization sites.
  1. Code updates for website and keep information accurate and up to date (quarterly and as needed). Update Google       Calendar with all programs (which appear on website homepage).
  1. Manage Office Supplies and Maintenance/Animal Care Supplies. Arrange for ordering supplies. Price compare when necessary.
  1. Coordinate aspects of APEC fundraisers such as Gala, Annual Campaign and other special events
  1. Collect and generate content for quarterly newsletter/program guide, TIDINGS. Submit to and work with printer to have it printed in timely fashion. Design promotional fliers and handouts as needed.
  1. Generate press releases and send out monthly.
  1. Liaison to APEC printer.

OTHER: Tasks as assigned

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