Seasonal Greenmarket Site Lead
new york, NY Greenmarket

Seasonal Greenmarket Site Lead

Organization Information

GrowNYC is a 54-year-old environmental nonprofit organization helping more than 3 million New Yorkers by providing essential services and taking action to make NYC a livable city, one where every person can enjoy a healthier, more sustainable life. GrowNYC Programs include:

  • Our network of Greenmarkets, Farmstands, and the work of GrowNYC Wholesale ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
  • We blanket the five boroughs with resources like food scrap and clothing collections to make waste reduction, recycling, and composting easy for all.
  • We build and support community and school gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, training, grants and more.
  • We provide 70,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.

Seasonal Greenmarket Site Lead

Position Summary

Greenmarket Site Leads oversee daily on-the-ground operations of individual Greenmarket farmers markets throughout New York City. On a daily basis, they work to build healthy communities and create a safe and successful place where local farmers and producers can sell their products and keep their businesses viable. The Site Lead position is seasonal and comprises three equal parts – market operations, promotions, and food access.

As Site Lead, ensure the safe and successful operation of your assigned market(s) for staff, producers, customers, and community by completing the following:


Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to):Operations

  • Oversee market set-up – coordinate placement of farmers’ tents and vehicle parking according to the market layout; this can include escorting vehicles, securing parking spaces, and closing roads
  • Set up and break down GrowNYC information tent, folding tables, and stand for up to 10 hours per shift
  • Complete site-specific paperwork by assigned deadlines
  • Complete compliance reports and enforce food safety guidelines daily for each producer at market
  • Manage conflict in the market between farmers, customers, and the public as it arises
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisors, regular on-going trainings, and departmental outings

Food Access

  • Educate customers regarding food access and nutrition incentive programs
  • Perform SNAP/EBT, debit/credit, and OTC transactions for customers and ensure that financials are balanced after each shift
  • Accurately maintain financial records for each market

Promotions & Outreach

  • Provide exceptional customer service to Greenmarket customers
  • Collaborate with Regional Manager and Publicity Assistant to plan cooking demonstrations and at-market promotional events (varies by site)
  • Post informative and engaging content to GrowNYC social media channels
  • With support from Regional Manager, develop and maintain relationships with customers, community leaders, city employees, local businesses, etc. while representing Greenmarket
  • Perform outreach in the local community to promote markets and the use of SNAP/EBT at markets

Required Qualifications

  • Willing to work every scheduled shift, including weekends and holidays and must be committed to work the months of April-November
  • Early riser who enjoys working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Effective communicator who enjoys and thrives talking to and working with people of all backgrounds
  • Strong problem solving skills, can navigate changing situations effectively, and de-escalate situations as needed
  • Works well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Comfortable working with the public in a variety of NYC neighborhoods
  • Regular availability to attend meetings, trainings, and re-stock market supplies at the GrowNYC office in lower Manhattan

Preferred Qualifications

  • NYS Drivers License and willingness to drive cargo vans throughout NYC (may be required at specific locations)
  • Conversational proficiency in languages other than English (may be required at specific locations)

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for periods of up to 10 hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. For field staff positions, GrowNYC will relay important information to you on an ongoing basis. You will need to access certain platforms (apps) to communicate with your team. We require a phone/smartphone that has access to the internet/email and call/text at the time of hire.


  • Greenmarket begins its hiring process in April and conducts interviews on a rolling basis.
  • Each Greenmarket shift consists of an average of 8-12 hours of on-site work. The maximum assigned schedule is 35 hours per week.
  • Greenmarket Seasonal Site Leads are assigned a minimum of 1 shift per week and a maximum of 3 shifts per week, plus an additional 1-3 hours of office work per shift, and paid mandatory trainings throughout the season.
  • Schedules and site assignments may vary throughout the employment period, and we reserve the right to modify them as needed.


The position is a non-exempt, part-time, variable hourly position. It pays $21 per hour and includes only statutory benefits. This position is union eligible.


Greenmarket operates sites in all five boroughs – all locations are outdoors. Staff should not expect to retain the same schedule or site throughout their employment, and we reserve the right to modify as needed.


Qualified candidates for the Seasonal Greenmarket Site Lead position should submit a cover letter, a resume and at least 1 reference. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis starting in April. Due to the volume of employment applications received, GrowNYC is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. No phone calls or recruiters, please.



P.O. Box 2327

New York, NY 10272


For additional information, please see our website:

GrowNYC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and hires without regard to race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or physical disability.