Market Manager Position

Salem Main Streets (SMS) is seeking candidates for a farmers’ market site manager. SMS manages the Salem Farmers’ Market in Salem, MA to help promote local farmers, to support the needs of the local community for fresh local produce, and to create an even more vibrant atmosphere in downtown Salem. The market runs on Thursdays from 3 – 7 p.m. in Derby Square, on Front Street, around Old Town Hall and the Salem Marketplace, from June to October. The market manager is responsible for on-site management during the market season.

This is a seasonal, hourly position offered for $24 an hour and starts immediately.

Specific responsibilities of the Market Manager include, but not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the market as an on-site coordinator from set up to tear down approximately 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings in June through mid-October.
  • Set up and take down or oversee the set up and take down of market tent, tables, signs, and other market day items.
  • Communicate space assignments to vendors.
  • Enforce market rules, local and state sanitation and food safety guidelines, and other pertinent laws and regulations.
  • Handle emergencies, complaints, and customer requests.
  • Maintain positive, non-discriminatory relations with all market vendors.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Experience with project management, program coordination, or event planning.
  • Excellent ability to communicate verbally.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds on a regular basis in varying weather.
  • Interest in farmers’ markets, agriculture, or food system issues.

This position will work closely and collaboratively with existing Salem Main Streets staff – a full-time executive director and part-time events coordinator. For more information or if interested in this position, contact Kylie Sullivan, Salem Main Streets, 265 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970, (978) 744-0004, or Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter for consideration.