Big news! We’re looking for a passionate person to join our team as the Market Manager! The market is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for local food, local farms, and community engagement to fill the Market Manager position. The Market Manager is a year-round position based on 35 hours/week at $17/hour. Applicants must send a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. Tentative start date is early/mid-August.
The Market Manager position is dynamic, interesting, and meaningful. Our ideal candidate will reliably complete assigned duties, as well as contribute creative ideas to further the market’s mission. We seek a candidate with initiative and self-direction, as well as an ability to work collaboratively with other key players supporting the market and growing our outreach efforts through the SNAP/Double Bucks program.
The full job posting is available here. We hope you’ll apply and spread the word as we look for the perfect person to fill this position.
If you would like to volunteer, we have several opportunities available including assisting at the Information Table, leading cooking demos, fundraising, and much more. If you are interested, please complete this online form. Thank you!
The Durham Farmers’ Market has been a community destination in downtown Durham since 1999 thanks to YOU, our loyal customers and supporters. Over the years we have grown the market and continue to provide Durham with an event every weekend that nourishes the soul of our city.
You may not know that the market operates primarily off of the weekly stall fees from our farmers and artisans. Despite this modest budget, we are constantly working to make fresh and healthy food accessible to our entire Durham community. We want to continue expanding the offerings of our market and need your help to make this happen.
The Friends of Durham Farmers’ Market program provides an opportunity for you to invest in the future of the market by making recurring or one-time contributions via PayPal or check. Examples of how we will use the funds include expanding our children’s programming, continuing our outreach efforts to underserved communities in Durham, developing our nutrition education programs, and increasing staff hours. In addition to being part of a community effort to support others, a Friend of the Market will receive a button to proudly display on their trusty market tote.
We know that for some, resources are tight. If donations are not an option and you do not have time to volunteer, you can share what we do or visit us on Facebook or Instagram. We invite you to invest in your market.
Please continue stimulating our local food economy and join our effort to build a stronger, healthier Durham!
We also accept checks payable to the “Durham Farmers’ Market.” Please write “Friend of the Market” in the memo and mail to P.O. Box 1903, Durham, NC 27702. Please note that these donations are not eligible for a charitable tax deduction.