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Market manager will need specific skills

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The director of Reynoldsburg's Parks and Recreation Department knows exactly the kind of person needed to succeed Nadine Morse as director of the city's farmers market.

"We need someone who is full of energy and passionate about community engagement and the farmers market," Parks and Recreation Department Director Joe Brown said. "This is an exciting new seasonal position with a real opportunity to grow the market and continue with the success that Nadine has developed over the years."

Brown said he is happy to tuck the farmers market under the Parks and Recreation umbrella.

"Nadine and the parks department worked very closely (last year) as we assisted her operations regarding set-up," he said. "We look forward to this year and the new challenges of running the entire operation."

He said people interested in the position should send letters of interest and resumes to Michelle Brennan at mbrennan@ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us.

He said the job is a part-time seasonal position involving 20 to 25 hours per week. Applicants must be skilled in program development and management; able to work with minimal direction; have excellent interpersonal skills; clear and organized work habits and a positive attitude.

In addition, Brown said the job requires the director to have excellent oral and written communication skills, good computer skills and be proficient in Publisher, Excel and Microsoft Word programs.

The market manager's responsibilities include overseeing market day activities from set-up to tear-down; planning staffing needs and creating the weekly site layout; the ability to work independently and make informed on-the-spot decisions; securing and managing the market budget, tracking income and expenses and collecting vendor fees and conducting the vendor application process.

The manager also recruits and schedules entertainment, cooking demonstrations, educational workshops and other events at the farmers market.

The physical demands listed in the job description are that applicants be able to lift objects weighing 20 pounds; be able to handle frequent standing and walking and be able to work "in very hot temperatures."

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