Food Equity Intern, Laramie Main Street Alliance

Laramie, WY

Position Title: Food Equity Intern

Organization: Laramie Main Street Alliance

Location: Laramie, WY

Organization Overview: The Downtown Laramie Farmers Market is a weekly event hosted by Laramie Main Street on Friday afternoons that runs from the last week in June through the last Friday in September. The market provides the community 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 Laramie Main Street Alliance (LMSA) is restructuring the responsibilities of market staff for the 2023 season. They will be hiring an intern, who will assist the manager with weekly duties in addition to specialized tasks to help enhance market planning and specialized events.

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 with a focus on their SNAP program, food equity, and sustainability. 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 Manager.

This position requires a weekly presence at the Friday Farmers Market between the hours of 1pm and 8pm from June 30th- September 29th (no market July 7th).



  • Training for the position, and getting familiar with the market money system

  • Assisting with preparing materials for their SNAP food matching program

  • Assisting with ARPA Grant reporting

  • Help with goal setting and event pre-evaluation


Must be available Fridays 1-8pm June 29th- September 29th, 2023 (No market July 7th)  In addition to some Thursday evenings to help set out signage for lot closing the next day. 

  • Oversee SNAP match program at the farmers market

    • tracking of grant and moneys used for SNAP matching

    • communicating program to community

    • evaluate program effectiveness and suggest and implement improvements

    • train volunteers and others on how to use SNAP EBT machine and exchange for market tokens

    • Outreach to partner organizations and community spaces to promote SNAP match program

    • Coordinate with SNAP EBT program as needed

    • Assist with ARPA grand reporting

  • Assist with Sustainability efforts

    • Assist Deb with PedalPalooza – a bike downtown event that encourages biking over driving to the market

    • Develop sustainability days for 3 of the summer markets – how can they incentives vendors and communities to use sustainable practices?

  • 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

    • Help 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


  • Collect final inventory, organize items for winter storage

  • Attend wrap up meeting

  • Collaborate on event post evaluation

  • Coordinate with Market Admin on final report on budget and to the board

  • Assist with ARPA grant reporting

  • Help finalize any token collection and outstanding payments


Market staff should be strong communicators, team players, self motivated and organized. Experience working with entrepreneurs, food systems, markets, events and/or non-profits is a plus.

Start/End Dates: Spring – September/October

Salary/Pay: $4,000 for the season.

Application Deadline: April 30 by 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to LMSA Communications Coordinator, Jennifer Power,