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About the Market:

The Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market (SFAM) is a vibrant and dynamic open-air market that operates every Saturday from May through October. Our mission is to support local growers, artisans, and community members while fostering a thriving and inclusive community space.

Position Overview: 

We are seeking an Operations Manager to play a pivotal role in coordinating and supervising the weekly market activities, working closely with the Market Director. This position is integral to the year-round success of SFAM, requiring adept management during pre-season, market season, and postseason. The Operations Manager is a part-time role, averaging 20-25 hours per week during market season.


Essential Functions:

  • Coordinating logistical aspects of Market Day, including setup, take-down, street signage, booth arrangement, and assistance to vendors and stakeholders for booth placement. Responsible for parking lot closure on Fridays.

  • Crafting a cohesive market layout through the preparation of the weekly market map and placement of booths and activities.

  • Ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Market Day, enforcing compliance with SFAM’s rules, and regulations, as well as local health department and city requirements.

  • Spreading sunshine via excellent customer service to both vendors and shoppers, cultivating a positive market experience for all.

  • Managing vendor attendance & booth fees, Market Day financial transactions, and weekly sales bookkeeping.

  • Supervising market associates and volunteers, assigning tasks as needed for smoother operations.

  • Facilitating on-site food access programs, complying with WIC, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, EBT, and SNAP Market Match guidelines.

  • Implementing programs and procedures in alignment with the Market Director’s directives, addressing the community’s evolving needs.

  • Attending weekly staff meetings with the Market Director and participating in required training sessions as needed.

  • Preparing various materials such as weekly market maps, reports for the Market Director, sales spreadsheets, etc., to support market operations, document activities, ensure compliance, and facilitate necessary actions.

  • Effectively communicating with vendors, customers, staff, board members, volunteers, community partners, and city staff in person, via email, text, and phone.

  • Collaborating with the Fundraising Committee in the off-season to secure funding for diverse SFAM programs, aiming to meet annual budgeted fundraising goals.


  • Self-motivated, friendly, reliable, and goal-oriented disposition

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to interact with various stakeholders.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, outdoor, and community-oriented environment. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

    • Market Day is outdoors and physically demanding, while the administrative aspects of the position are conducted in a home office and/or coworking setting.

  • Availability on Fridays and Saturdays for Market Day operations and ability to meet deadlines. Flexible schedule available outside of Market Day in coordination with Market Director for staff meetings and administrative tasks.

  • Basic math and computer skills, especially Google Drive, bookkeeping, and spreadsheets.

  • Have a valid driver’s license and vehicle to move market supplies to and from the Market. 

  • Experience in event coordination, customer service, operations management, or similar roles is preferred. 

  • A passion for local food systems, ecological responsibility, and community engagement.

  • CPR & First Aid Training. Training for staff will be arranged if a candidate is not already CPR certified.


  • $22/hour, year-round 

  • Annual paid time off

To Apply

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, and three professional references to the Market Director, Bailey Loveless, at

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, and three professional references to the Market Director at