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Job Description: The Urban Farm, occupying a half acre plot on the grounds of the former Spartan Mill, is a hub for sustainability and nutrition education in Spartanburg. Employing innovative growing techniques, the produce is raised to be sold on the Mobile Market, in HCFM’s Farm Bags, or donated to local soup kitchens and food pantries. The Farm host tours, volunteer groups, and gardening classes.
Intern Duties: Assisting the farm manager with day to day tasks including planting, watering, harvesting, and weeding. Candidates should be comfortable working in the heat, spending long periods of time standing, moving, and lifting up to 50 lbs. Some background in gardening or farming is appreciated, but not required. Interns should be eager to learn, and physically able to perform farm tasks.Contact Meg Whiteley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Description: The Mobile Market connects communities and businesses with fresh produce from local farmers. Our mobile truck and trailer make stops throughout Spartanburg County, offering a wide selection of seasonal produce and value-added goods. Stops include community centers, manufacturing plants, and neighborhood corners. Approximately 50% of stops are made in food deserts were fresh, healthy produce is hard to access.
Intern Duties: Help the mobile market manager load and unload the trailer, accompany them on stops, and coordinate sales with vendors. Ideal candidates will be experienced driving and hitching trailers, have an upbeat attitude, and ability to lift heavy crates up to 50 lbs. Mobile Market interns will also assist in building ties within communities that the market services. Interns should be available to work occasional evenings, as the mobile stops outside of normal business hours during the height of the market season.
Contact Hannah Heacox at email@example.com
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Job Description: HCFM has a facebook page with 10,000 followers, as well as twitter and instagram accounts with over 2,000 followers. We post material that advertises our market services, connect customers and vendors, and give insight into HCFM programs like the Urban Farm and Mobile Markets. Also using e-blasts, we inform our patrons of special events and fundraisers that take place throughout the year.
Intern Duties: In order to engage a large online audience, interns will act as content creators operating multiple social media platforms. Posts should be well planned, timely, and appropriate for all audiences. Interns have the opportunity to work remotely on social media projects, but will report all content to the Executive Director prior to posting. Experience with Hootsuite and Constant Contact is preferred.Contact Caroline Sexton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Description: The Saturday Market hosts over 50 local vendors selling a wide variety of produce, meats, prepared foods, and value added goods. In addition to vendors, HCFM hosts various community organizations, musical acts, and children’s activities at every market. The longest running market in the upstate, HCFM’s Saturday Markets take place from March 31-December 15, 2018.
Intern Duties: During the height of the market season (April-October), interns will help coordinate leading up to the Saturday markets, and assist in running the market itself on Saturday mornings. Candidates should be charismatic, energetic, and organized. Interns will assist customers with credit card and SNAP transactions, as well as answering questions they may have. While setting up and taking down market tables and materials, interns should be able to lift up to 50 lbs.Contact Heather Raines at email@example.com