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Katchkie Farm is Hiring!
Katchkie Farm is hiring for a new Katchkie Farm Project Coordinator to work at the offices of Great Performances in New York City.
About the Position:
Katchkie Farm Project Coordinator acts as the key liaison between the Farm (New York’s Hudson Valley) and the Great Performances operation (New York City) as well as an ambassador for the Farm’s mission and brand. During the winter months, the Coordinator spends most of the work-week in the office developing sales and marketing (CSA members and product customers and printed collateral, website and social media, etc.) During the harvest season (May – November), the Coordinator spends 25-35% of the work-week dedicated to operations outside the office (at farmers’ markets, CSA distributions, etc.) In addition to managing the Farm’s sales, marketing, and NYC operations, the Coordinator will be a spokesperson for Katchkie Farm and Great Performances, representing the Farm and the greater company in various settings (in corporate offices; in the field of the sustainable food community; in the fields of Katchkie; with clients, customers and co-workers).
Key responsibilities include:
-Manage and staff all farmers’ markets (i.e., Greenmarket and New Amsterdam Market)
-Oversee weekly produce deliveries and track inventory for farmers’ markets
-Place orders, set up, sell and break down at farmers’ markets
-Track all sales at farmers’ markets and submit weekly reports to management team
-Oversee weekly produce deliveries and track inventory for CSA programs
-Work with Volunteer Core Team to set up community- based CSA programs (i.e., 92YTribeca) -Collaborate with company representatives to establish Corporate CSA programs (i.e., NBCUniversal)
-Cultivate relationships and manage communications with CSA members from all sites
-Create and publish all content for CSA newsletters (weekly during harvest season)
-Artisanal Product Line
-Oversee development of all aspects of products – recipes, ingredients, label design and production, jars/lids, co- packaging, distribution, etc.
-Work with GP chefs and co-packer to improve existing products and create new products
-Act as sales representative for products to all wholesale accounts—build strong database of existing and potential customers and pursue actively
-Track all retail and wholesale sales
-Create all marketing collateral and packets for products
-Manage Katchkie Farm website and integration with overall Great Performances marketing
-Collaborate with GP marketing team to grow the Katchkie Farm brand and maximize opportunities for cross- pollination among Great Performances sales and marketing and The Sylvia Center)
-Train and teach GP co-workers (office, venues and catering service staff) about the Farm’s activities and model
-Oversee Katchkie Farm’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
-Create and publish content for website and blogs
-Manage recipe database for farmers’ market customers and CSA members
-Help coordinate special events on the Farm, including Spring Planting Day, Fall Harvest Festival and Farm to Table Dinners
The ideal candidate will have a unique set of skills, passions, and capabilities in representing the Katchkie Farm in New York City and growing the Katchkie Farm brand.
-BA and 1-3 years work experience preferred
-Highly organized, detail-oriented, strong independent worker
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with customers, clients, and co-workers (office, venue and catering service staff)
-Sales experience (and enthusiasm) a plus, desire to expand CSA membership and artisanal product sales
-Passionate about integrating business and sustainability
-Entrepreneurial working style, excited and driven to pursue new initiatives
-Generally tech savvy (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Social Media)
-Cooking skills a plus
-Flexibility with 40+ hour work-weeks and some working weekends
Full-time, salaried, exempt position based in New York City at the offices of Great Performances.
Please send a cover letter and résumé to Angela.Perez@greatperformances.com
Preferred start date: mid-February 2012