Main Street looking to hire market master

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Guests check out various vendors during last summer’s Noblesville Farmers Market. (Photo submitted by Noblesville Main Street).

Noblesville Main Street is looking to hire a market master for the 2012 season of the Noblesville Farmers Market. NMS Executive Director Joe Arrowood said the part‐time manager for the market is needed to provide operations and management assistance.

For many years, Jeff Zeckel ran the market until a committee, headed by Dana Thompson, organized the weekly market last year.

Arrowood

“We’re trying to make it a little bit better and different,” said Arrowood. “We’re trying it out – see what happens.”

The market master will not be allowed to have a booth at the market. Arrowood said NMS wants someone available all the time.

“The market master is responsible for the day‐to‐day operation of the Noblesville Farmers Market,” said Arrowood. “The role of the market master is an important part of ensuring a well‐organized, attractive and inviting local event for the Noblesville Farmers Market. The market master’s primary objectives are to support vendors while ensuring compliance with market rules, and to encourage both vendor and customer participation.”

Arrowood said the market master should arrive one hour before the market opens and will generally be done about one hour after the market closes. He added two to four additional hours per week may be required throughout the market season, along with some hours before the season for planning efforts.

“It takes a lot of work before it gets started,” said Arrowood. “Most of the work is in the morning. The rest of the day is walking around and checking stuff out.”

For the service, Arrowood said the position pays $2,500 for 250 required hours (approximately $10 an hour).

The Noblesville Farmers Market is open rain or shine 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 19 to Oct. 13. It is held in the Riverview Hospital overflow parking lot along Ind. 32. Vendors sell a wide array of locally-grown produce, bedding plants, fresh-cut flowers, locally-produced honey, handmade soaps and fresh-baked goods.

Those interested in applying for the position can send their resume and letter of interest to mainstrt@sbcglobal.net or Market Master Position, Noblesville Main Street, 839 Conner St., Noblesville, IN 46060. For more information, visit www.noblesvillemainstreet.org/Farmers__Market_5KSR.html.

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