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Category: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Vancouver

Application Deadline: Jun. 8, 2024

Starts: Jun. 23, 2024

Available Positions: 1

Hours Per Week: 6 - 6

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Available Days of the Week

  • Sunday - Preferred



About Us
The Vancouver Farmers Market (VFM)  is a nonprofit organization managing a large vibrant farmers market of over 270 small businesses in Downtown Vancouver,  Washington.  Our flagship year-round market is open on Saturdays and Sundays April -  October and on Saturdays November –  March and our satellite market is open on Thursdays in East Vancouver June –  September.  Operating since 1990,  the VFM is a hallmark of Vancouver and is well known and respected in the community,  welcoming over 500,000 shoppers a year.  The Vancouver Farmers Market has a wide range of programming focused on food access,  small business development,  and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and healthy eaters.

About this Position
The Information Booth Intern will support the Market Managers in operating the Information Booth at the Vancouver Farmers Market.  The Information Booth is the beating heart of the market,  offering shoppers directions,  providing vendors with support,  and administering our SNAP/EBT food access program.  This work will take place on Sundays at the downtown Vancouver Farmers Market. 

Status:  Part-time internship,  10-week,  6 hours per week  (60 hours total)
Compensation:  $16.28 per hour
Schedule:  June 23rd -  August 25th Sundays 10:00-4:00
Reports to:  Market Managers 

Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market
605 Esther Street
Vancouver,  WA 98660


Duties &  Responsibilities

  • Assist with set up /  tear down of the information booth.
  • Assist with information booth operations during the market day including operating the POS system for merch sales,  administering SNAP/EBT food access programs,  and Credit/Debit Tokens.
  • Provide excellent and friendly customer service to market shoppers and vendors.
  • Answer shopper and vendor questions.
  • Conduct market customer counts.
  • Collect vendor tokens at the end of the day.
  • Maintain cleanliness throughout the market.
  • Cover parking lot attendant breaks as needed.
  • Assist Operations Team with end of day market close/clean up.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


Required Interests,  Abilities,  &  Physical Demands

  • Interest in working at a farmers’  market in a front facing,  customer service position.
  • Comfortable engaging with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining clear lines of communication with others.
  • Ability to work weekends and outside in variable weather conditions.
  • Ability to carry and move up to 40 pounds.