Farmers Market Internship, Laramie Main Street Alliance

Laramie, WY

Job Title: Farmers Market Internship

Organization: Laramie Main Street Alliance

Location: Laramie, WY

Overview: The Downtown Laramie Farmers Market is a weekly event hosted by Laramie Main Street on Friday afternoons from the last week in June through the end of September. The market provides access to locally and regionally grown produce, farm products, local artisans and non-profits. In addition to food trucks, drinks and food stalls, live entertainment provides a vibrant market atmosphere. The market’s goal is to create a pipeline of entrepreneurs (from market to storefront), support food based manufacturing, drive traffic downtown, increase sales for local businesses, and create a sense of vibrancy within the Laramie community

Position Overview: The Farmers Market Intern is a part-time summer position, with some preparation taking place in the spring. The primary responsibilities are assisting the Market Manager with the day-of operations of the Market, and creating Market promotional content. Please be aware this position requires a fair amount of manual labor, and you may be asked to lift up to 40 lbs. This position reports to the Market Administrator and Market Manager.

Duties: 

Spring:

  • Attend market training
  • Work with market committee and staff on any promotional pre market materials

Summer:

Weekly responsibilities include:

  • Work with Market staff to update and publish the weekly vendor map
  • Oversee the Farmers Market Facebook and Instagram pages and create content on a weekly basis
  • Create impactful social campaigns to promote the farmers market
  • Coordinate with LMSA Communications Coordinator about posts on main LMSA social feeds
  • Capture photo and video at the market to be used in future promotional material
  • Schedule monthly musical entertainment and coordinate payment and HR requirements with performers
  • Liaise between market performers and market staff
  • Assist the Market Manager in Market set-up and tear down and day of operations including:
    • Set out market fixtures like market tent, trash, toilets, signage, and street barricades
    • Organize vendors into locations as they arrive
    • Call dispatch about remaining cars parked in lot
    • Assist the Manager in collecting vendor fees and token exchange
    • Collect SNAP and other token transactions at the market table
    • Communicate with vendors about updates, issues, and questions
    • Close the market by breaking down market features
    • Walk the market location and collect trash
    • Assist in storing items neatly for next market use
  • Represent Laramie Main Street and the Farmers Market to vendors, market consumers, and the community

This is a paid, part time seasonal position. Someone in this role should be a strong communicator, team player, self motivated, adaptable, and organized. Experience in the areas of graphic design, marketing, content creation, customer service, or event organization is preferred.

Application Deadline: April 25

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to LMSA Program Coordinator Bailey Payton at coordinator@laramiemainstreet.org with the subject line INTERN APPLICATION