Hollywood Farmers Market is seeking a Token Program Administrator! At Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) our mission is to celebrate the bounty of Oregon and Washington agriculture through the operation of community-based farmers markets and other ventures that support small farms and healthy urban neighborhoods. We work to host community-based, celebratory farmers markets that draw a diversity of people throughout the year to meet old friends, make new ones, and shop the bounty of Oregon agriculture. Our markets strive to be environmentally sustainable, socially responsible, and educational for all ages.
We are a small organization that runs both the Hollywood and Lloyd Farmers Markets. We are comprised of 2 year-round staff (our Market Director and Coordinator) and two seasonal staff (the Kids Program Coordinator and our Token Program Administrator). If you are excited about supporting the local food system and like working in a fast-paced environment, this could be a great match for you.
The Token Program is a critical part of Hollywood Farmers Market’s food access programming, as it enables customers to use their food benefits, credit cards, and other payment methods to buy fresh food at our markets. These payments are exchanged for wooden tokens, which are then used to purchase market goods. The Token Program Administrator (TPA) is responsible for operating the credit/EBT machine at the market, selling tokens, providing customer service, maintaining accurate records of token transactions, and breaking the booth down at the end of the day. Additionally, the TPA will return later in the week to count the tokens, add the numbers to our database and work with the Market Coordinator to ensure accurate accounting. The TPA reports directly to the Market Director.
Qualifications and Skills
This employee should be detail-oriented and possess excellent customer service skills. Interest in community food systems and farmers markets is a plus. Experience with spreadsheets is beneficial.
The TPA must be willing to work outside in varying weather conditions on market days and have the ability to perform some heavy lifting, squatting, reaching and other physical tasks. We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic about the position and is willing to learn; we are happy to train and teach the right candidate so they can be successful in the role.
Hours and Pay Schedule
This is a seasonal, part-time position that requires up to 12 hours per week during the main market season from April through November. The hourly rate is $15/hour. Payroll is processed semi-monthly for all employees. Pay periods are 15-16 days in length and run from the 1st of the month to the 15th, and the 16th to the last day of the month.
1-2 hours at market on March 21st
4 hour accounting training during the last week of March/first week of April
Weekly hours include:
Farmers Market Saturdays:
April – September: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm (6.5 hours)
October – November: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm (5 hours)
Weekday Office Work (preferably Wednesday or Thursday):
Flexible schedule between 9am and 5pm (3-5.5 hours)
Additional hours may be necessary for troubleshooting. The TPA must inform the Market Director of any work required over and above the job description. The TPA receives two paid Saturdays off per season and no paid sick leave.
Hollywood Farmers Market is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. HFM provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th. In the body of your email please include a sentence or two on how this position would fit into your schedule.