The Alternative-Beaconsfield Heritage Train Station Farmer's Market

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Beaconsfield Farmer's Market is scheduled to officially open on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 and runs every Thursday from 3:30PM to 7:30PM until November 1st at the Beaconsfield Heritage Train Station located at 104 Elm Street, Beaconsfield, Quebec.

This is a part-time, weekly internship, co-operative education, volunteer opportunity leading to part-time/full-time career related employment or independent management contract and consulting annual contract starting as early as Thursday, August 9th, 2012.

The Volunteer reports to the non-profit community group Board of Directors and is responsible for the weekly management and administration of a weekly outdoor and indoor Farmers MarketSquare by:

• attending every weekly market between August 9th to November 1st

• overseeing set up 30 minutes before the market opens and remaining until the end of clean-up at 8PM

• receiving vendors and assisting them as needed with stall locations

• directing the set up of the Market and community information tables, banners and other Market day materials

• managing on-site assistants and volunteers

• providing Market information to shoppers and vendors

• dealing with minor conflicts

• making weekly bank deposits

• submitting weekly cash, sales, and market attendance reports

• working as part of a management team contributing to the overall success

• up to 10 hours per weekly, including up to 5 hours onsite and 1 hour per weekday promoting and building support for the market in the community, ongoing recruitment of vendors, updating social networks, website & hosting outreach activities on occasional weekends



• has excellent written and oral communication skills - a written report will be required at the end of the season

• is creative, enthusiastic and organized

• has a positive attitude and enjoys working with and motivating a team

• can set limits with others and say “no” with diplomacy

• can think on her/his feet and make decisions on-the-fly

• is self-directed and is open to direction from a volunteer Board of Directors• has experience planning, promoting and/or implementing special events

• has regular access to a computer, ideally a laptop and smartphone with video/pic capabilities, has experience with Word and Excel

• enjoys working outdoors regardless of the weather conditions

• has a current Quebec Drivers License and access to a vehicle

• have certified training or willing to be trained and certified for Basic First Aid

Desirable Attributes:

• interest in promoting local, urban-agriculture, organic foods, nutritious and healthy quick to make easy meals and to improve local food distribution to local families with young children

• knowledge of the West Island towns, villages and municipal regional parks

• experience in volunteer recruitment & management

• grant writing experience

The Board of Directors is committed to helping qualified Volunteers secure meaningful employment opportunities.

To apply, send us your resume and cover letter, via email to . It’s helpful if you put your name and Volunteer in the title of the document.

Deadline: Monday, August 6th, 2012

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