Current Opportunities

The HBA is currently recruiting for:

 Market Manager & Events Manager

MARKET MANAGER
 
The Hubbards Barn Association (HBA) is seeking a dynamic and reliable individual to become our new part-time Market Manager. As Market Manager, you lead on the management and execution of the successful Farmer’s Market, one of the most important and visible activities of the Hubbards Barn and Community Park. Running from May to October (plus three Christmas Markets), the Farmers’ Market provides access to fresh local produce, diverse food, local services, and artisanal crafts. It provides a gathering place for the community and visitors, and contributes to our region’s economic development and food security. It has also been recognized in major publications as one of Canada’s best small markets.
 

Description: Reporting to the HBA Board of Directors, the Market Manager is key to the ongoing success of the Hubbards Barn Farmers’ Market, and will be responsible for managing the week-to-week planning and operation of the market. (Note: This job posting is in addition to a second available position as part-time Events Manager. The HBA will consider candidates who would like to apply for the positions separately and/or together.)

Day-to-day duties are wide-ranging but will include:

  • Vendor selection and market bookings (including music/entertainment during market hours)
  • Working with health and licensing authorities to arrange food vendor approvals and ensuring food safety compliance
  • Evaluating and proactively developing relationships with new market vendors
  • Market set­up and take down
  • Collecting and reconciling vendor table fees and meticulous record keeping
  • Awareness/enforcement of market policy and dispute resolution
  • Communicating information to vendors and the HBA and participation in HBA Board meetings as required
  • Marketing the Farmer’s Market to the public on the HBA social media channels and through the HBA website
  • Support and assist other events in the Hubbards Barn as needed.

Requirements: 

  • Experience working within a professional business capacity with a diverse population
  • Well-developed professional communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Interest in local & sustainable food systems, food security, and small business development 
  • Physical ability to set up and move tables/booths (~30lbs?), and extended periods walking on market days
  • Proficient with office software; knowledge of social media platforms 
  • Experience with counting and recording money transactions
  • A valid driver’s license and ongoing access to a vehicle
  • The willingness to work all Saturdays during market season, plus some additional flexibility in scheduling as needed

While not mandatory, the following skills would be considered an asset:

  • Previous experience in Market Management, Co-Operatives, Trade Show organization, or food production 
  • An understanding of food safety requirements
  • Experience working with a volunteer board
  • Financial literacy and basic bookkeeping
  • Conflict management skills

Compensation:
This is a contract position, paid $25.00 per hour. The hours vary weekly, but the expectation is that the incumbent will work approximately 15-20 hrs/week in weeks that the market is running (generally from May to October inclusive, plus Christmas markets in December), and 5-10 hrs/week in the off-season. 

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to secretary@hubbardsbarn.org with “Market Manager” in the subject line. As noted above, applicants may apply to the Market Manager as a standalone position, or combine this role with the Events Manager position (see job posting on hubbardsbarn.org


Applicants are encouraged to apply early. We are looking to hire as soon as possible and interviews will be ongoing until a suitable candidate is found. The final deadline to apply is November 4th, providing a candidate has not been selected by then.


The Hubbards Barn Association embraces diversity, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

EVENTS MANAGER

The Hubbards Barn Association (HBA) is seeking a dynamic and reliable individual to become our new part-time Events Manager. As Events Manager, you lead on the management and execution of a variety of events that are held at the Hubbards Barn and Community Park. The events program is a key revenue stream for the ongoing operations of the Barn and Community Park, which provides a wonderful venue for weddings, community gatherings, and fundraisers. The events season typically runs from May to October. 
 
Description: Reporting to the HBA Board of Directors, the Events Manager is key to the ongoing operations of the Hubbards Barn and Community Park, and will be responsible for managing the week-to-week planning and execution of external events. (Note: This job posting is in addition to a second available position as part-time Market Manager. The HBA will consider candidates who would like to apply for the positions separately and/or together.)
 
Day-to-day duties are wide-ranging but will include: 
  • Managing communications and scheduling of events, including monitoring requests for information and responding to clients in a timely fashion
  • Clarifying client needs and referring clients to local vendors
  • Coordination of set­up and take down by vendors
  • Hire, train, and oversee event staff
  • Collecting and reconciling event deposits and fees, and meticulous record keeping
  • Awareness/enforcement of events policies and dispute resolution
  • Communicating information to the HBA and participation in HBA Board meetings as required
  • Support and assist the Market Manager as needed.

Requirements: 

  • Experience working within a professional business capacity with a diverse population
  • Well-developed professional communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Physical ability to set up and move tables may be occasionally necessary
  • Proficient with office software; knowledge of social media platforms 
  • Experience with counting and recording money transactions; experience in tracking and managing contracts
  • A valid driver’s license and ongoing access to a vehicle
  • The willingness to work according to the event schedule, plus some additional flexibility in scheduling as needed
  • Interest in expanding events offerings and developing new revenue streams to support community activities

While not mandatory, the following skills would be considered an asset:

  • Previous experience in Event Management or hospitality
  • An understanding of food safety, fire safety, and alcohol control requirements
  • Experience working with a volunteer board
  • Financial literacy and basic bookkeeping
  • Conflict management skills

Compensation:
This is a contract position, paid $25.00 per hour. The hours vary weekly, but the expectation is that the incumbent will work approximately 10-15 hrs/week during the event season (generally from May to October inclusive), and 5-10 hrs/week in the off-season. 

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to secretary@hubbardsbarn.org with “Event Manager” in the subject line. As noted above, applicants may apply to the Market Manager as a standalone position, or combine this role with the Events Manager position (see other job posting on hubbardsbarn.org).  


Applicants are encouraged to apply early. We are looking to hire as soon as possible and interviews will be ongoing until a suitable candidate is found. The final deadline to apply is November 4th, providing a candidate has not been selected by then.


The Hubbards Barn Association embraces diversity, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.