Grinnell Chamber

Farmers Market Assistant

Part time
Posted: 04/28/2021
Grinnell, IA
Rachael Kinnick


Grinnell Farmers Market is  looking an outgoing individual looking to spend time promoting local foods and interacting with Grinnellians to be our Market Assistant for the 2021 season! Grinnell Farmers Market begins May 13th and runs every Thursday and Saturday until October 23rd. Thursday hours are from 3-6PM, Saturday hours are 10am - Noon. Assistant would need to be on site 30 minutes before market begins. At minimum, position requires 5.5 hours a week. Additional opportunities available for qualifying individual.


  • Set up table, signs, hand sanitizer stations
  • Run card reader for customers, hand out tokens for SNAP/Debit & Credit/Double Up Food Bucks program
  • Assist with data collection at each market
  • Take down table, signs, hand sanitizer stations at the close of market
  • Assist with pick up of cones at the end of market
  • Knowledgeable about market vendors and their location at market
  • Other duties as assigned


Additional Opportunities Available:

  • Help create and share content about the market through the market Facebook page, Instagram page, and monthly newsletter
  • Would include taking photos, doing Facebook lives, creating content and more.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Friendly and outgoing demeanor. Able and willing to interact with a variety of individuals.
  • Capable of lifting 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather and temperature conditions
  • Reasonably knowledgeable about the Grinnell community or willing to learn


Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, proof reading and editing skills
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms



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