Farm Share Outreach Internship

The Common Market Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 6 days ago

The Common Market connects communities by delivering local food for the common good. We are a mission-driven distributor of local products. Our mission is to strengthen small and family-owned farms while simultaneously improving food access and public health for our most vulnerable communities.

The Common Market Farm Share program directly connects consumers to local produce through public and private pickup locations in the Atlanta area. Members of our farm share program receive a variety of pre-selected seasonal produce through bi-weekly shares. Workplaces, residential buildings and places of worship bring communities together to host farm share sites in both the winter and summer. Learn more about our program at cmfarmshare.org.

The Common Market seeks an outgoing intern to help promote the upcoming summer farm share season. The Farm Share intern will help with customer service, marketing and promotion through on-site tabling events at wellness fairs and Lunch and Learns, assistance with e-mail marketing campaigns and social media.

Tasks include:

  • Traveling to participating farm share locations around Atlanta to promote farm share registration at wellness fairs and Lunch and Learns
  • Speaking knowledgeably about The Common Markets mission, our farmers and producers, and specific details regarding The Common Market Farm Share program
  • Managing marketing materials and food samples
  • Helping to create social media content on Facebook and Instagram
  • Answering customer questions through email/phone inquires
  • Assistance with e-mail marketing campaigns
  • To apply please submit resume and cover letter

Requirements

  • Requires an open schedule during the day Monday - Friday
  • Educational background, work experience, or interest in marketing or sales
  • Interest in/understanding of sustainability, food systems, healthy eating, wellness and/or social enterprise work is a plus
  • Excellent communications skills and an outgoing personality
  • Valid drivers license and access to a car required
  • Ability to work varying hours weekly (most during standard work hours), and some weekends, about 4-5 days a week, approximately 15-20 hours per week; beginning in March through early May (flexible schedule)

Benefits

  • Compensation is $12/hr

Students, recent grads and foodies encouraged to apply. Through this position you will gain exposure to the inner workings of a rapidly expanding food hub. Its an opportunity to learn about local food systems at a nonprofit social enterprise and network with socially conscious businesses aorund Atlanta.

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Farm Share Outreach Internship

The Common Market