Want to Work with Farmers? Want to BE a Farmer?

tomato seedlings under a light

One of my unique selling points (USP) is that I love promoting my clients. Long after their project is done and filed away, I keep up with them and their latest news. It’s easy because I have such awesome clients!

With that thought, and because I planted my seedlings yesterday (here’s a picture from last year), let me pass along news from one of my recent copywriting clients, the Wisconsin Local Food Network. This dedicated organization works hard to connect good food farmers with good food consumers.

Wisconsin Summer Job Opportunities

  • Farmers Market Coordinator (3 positions)

    Seeking qualified and motivated individuals to manage operations in the upcoming 2015 season. Salary is $14.11/hr, for approximately 180 hours per season, typically May through October. Each market’s part-time, temporary coordinator position will be up to 8-10 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours may be included.

    The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015.

    A full job description for each coordinator position with duties and qualifications is available upon request. Please reference the contact information provided below. To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter to same.
    ⋅ Ferryville Farmers Market: Sherry Quamme, 920-210-4560
    ⋅ Gays Mills Farmers Market: Sharon Murphy, 608-624-3409
    ⋅ Prairie Street Farmers Market: Michael Douglass, 608-326-4964

  • Land Steward LTE or Crew Leader for the Goodman Youth Farm, Madison

    Community GroundWorks is looking to hire two part-time positions for the 2015 season: Land Steward LTE and Crew Leader for the Goodman Youth Farm.

    Deadline to apply is March 5, 2015.

    For detailed job descriptions and application instructions please visit their website here.

  • DeForest Farmer’s Market Manager

    This is a part-time seasonal position that will oversee the DeForest Area Farmers Market. This position is expected to work 230 hours for the market season. The position averages 8 hours per week for the 24-week market season plus limited additional hours during the off-season. Pay rate is $13.00/hr. The Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from May 12 to October 20, 2015, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. An additional market will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Garage Sale Day. The Market Manager is expected to attend every market. The coordination hours may be performed at home. Prompt responses to phone calls and emails are required; a Village issued cell phone and email address will be provided.

    Essential job duties and responsibilities include:
    ⋅ Market logistics and vendor coordination
    ⋅ Publicity including written press release, social media
    ⋅ Building and maintain musical calendar
    ⋅ Working with steering committee on policy development and special events

    A full job description and application instruction can be found on the village website under Farmers’ Market Manager.

  • NuGenesis Garden Interns

    NuGenesis is hiring two part time garden interns for the 2015 season. This is a part time, seasonal position with flexible start dates that can run from April through October. Hours can range from 10-20 per week depending on your interests and availability.

    This position is designed to offer someone interested in community and educational gardens, experience in the following:
    ⋅ Organic growing techniques
    ⋅ Garden education
    ⋅ Garden design
    ⋅ Hoop house production
    ⋅ Volunteer management
    ⋅ Non-profit event/fundraising planning and organization.

    A full description and application information can be found here.

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