Otago Farmers Market

Job Available - Otago Farmers Market Site Assistant - 5th Jan 2017

Job Available - Otago Farmers Market Site Assistant


Join the fun, vibrant team at the Otago Farmers Market and share your passion for local food and community development. The Site Assistant's role involves set up and break down of market infrastructure and maintaining a safe, efficient, welcoming market environment for all our many customers and vendors. This role will take place on Saturdays starting at 6.00am.

Tasks include:

Market Set up

  • Guide Site Office out of lock up and help place on site
  • Bring stairs and waste weights over from lock up. Put in place.
  • Erect the Safety Curtains on the Railway platform and the barrier fence past the covered platform area.
  • Ensure that the appropriate  signage is available and clearly displayed
  • Ensure that all Market property is well maintained and looked after at all times

 During the Market

  • Ensure that no dogs remain in the market or that no one smokes in the market
  • As appropriate engage with the public to ensure they feel welcome and have the best market experience possible 
  • Ensure that the Market is tidy at all times, including the regular clearing of rubbish bins , especially the compostable bins
  • Assist the General Manager/Duty Manager  to ensure that the site is safe including reporting on any potential health and safety risks
  • Patrol the Railway Platform to ensure that there are no safety issues particularly when there is  train traffic on site
  • Assist the General Manager/Duty Manager to enforce compliance of vendor terms and conditions, and report on any non-compliance
  • Assist the General Manager/Duty Manager  to co-ordinate an appropriate response to an unforeseen event (this could be a weather event or medical emergency) including first aid and/or calling for medical assistance, and report on those events
  • Assist the General Manager/Duty Manager  to co-ordinate any Market Day special event
  • Assist the General Manager/Duty Manager  to maintain the Market site office in a clean and tidy state
  • Be available in the Market site office to assist with customer enquiries
  • Ensure that the site office always has a  supply of shopping bags
  • In conjunction with the General Manager/Duty Manager  assist the vendors with any requests they may have
  • Assist the GM/Duty Manager with the co-ordination of buskers on site
  • Advise GM/Duty Manager when latex gloves and other supplies are getting low.

 On Completion of the Market

  • Collect all waste from market kitchen and distribute correctly into main waste streams.
  • Empty waste bins and deposit in correct place
  • Bring down screens and fence after market is over
  • Ensure that all Trust property is returned safely to the storage area and that it is secured appropriately
  • Guide site office back into the lock up.
  • Ensure that the site is left clean and tidy

Required Skills and experience:

  • A passion for the market, local Dunedin knowledge and strong customer service ethos
  • The ability  to communicate effectively with those who are on site on Market day
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A high level of physical fitness
  • The ability to follow instructions and at the same time take initiative when it is required
  • The skills and correct licensing to move market vehicles as required
  • An understanding of the health and safety issues associated with an environment like the Market.
  • Current First Aid certificate desirable
  • Must be reliable and an early riser! 6am starts on Saturday must NOT be a  scary thought!

If you believe you are the right person for this role, apply now!
Please send your CV through to GM@OtagoFarmersMarket.org.nz


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