Farmers' Market Managers/Promoters

Farmers' market managers/promoters manage farmers' markets, ensuring that operations comply with laws and regulations. Their duties are diverse, ranging from enlisting farmers to participate in the market and promoting the market to consumers, to hiring and managing staff, scheduling events, and handling correspondence and record- and bookkeeping. They may work for one market or multiple markets within specific regions.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Manage and promote farmers’ markets, enlist farmers to participate; hire and manage staff; schedule events
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • English
Experience Any prior sales or management experience
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Farmers’ Market Founder, or Professor, or Consultant
  • Farmers’ Market Manager/Promoter
  • Farmers’ Market Entry-Level Worker

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