Nov. 18, 2008 at 12:25pm

Tacoma Farmers Market seeks Associate Managers

On November 11, I resigned  from my position as 6th Ave Farmers Market Manager and have started working on documenting the first season for a new manager. I've been trying to keep it quiet; I'm not exactly sure why. I just wanted to be respectful and supportive of the farmers market. But they have posted the position, so I feel okay about telling everyone now.

Resigning was an extraordinarily difficult decision for me, as I was very dedicated to the success of the 6th Ave Farmers Market and really enjoyed working with vendors and members of the 6th Ave community.

If you are interested in applying for the position, it has been posted via Craigslist. My good friend, Kyle, forwarded the link to me just a few minutes ago. It seems that the board has decided to do some restructuring, as the position is listed as Associate Farmers Market Manager and refers to a Market Director. The job description that is located on the Tacoma Farmers Market site says that they are looking for one or more persons. There is an application deadline of Dec 3.

One feedtacoma contributor mentioned to me once that there were a lot of people interested in managing the 6th Ave Farmers Market when the job was originally posted last spring. I hope this is true, that they are still interested, and that the best individuals are hired for these positions.


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by thriceallamerican on 11/18/2008 @ 1:24pm

Sixth Ave Market Season One was a huge success, due in large part to you!

I'm sure you'll deflect much of that praise to others in the community, but just want to make sure you know how much your relentless hard work was appreciated.


by Heather on 11/18/2008 @ 1:30pm
thank you. i really needed to hear that right now.

by Erik on 11/18/2008 @ 1:38pm
On November 11, I resigned from my position as 6th Ave Farmers Market Manager

Sad. Oh well. Hopefully, the momentum will continue.

I think Elle was interested in the position. You might want to email her.


by jenyum on 11/18/2008 @ 8:20pm
It's a tough job! I just handled one booth and I was always totally beat at the end of the day. I don't know how you pulled it off every week with a borrowed/volunteer crew. You were great.

A market manager has to be very assertive, I think Elle would be great at it.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/26/2008 @ 12:33am
Looks like there is a draft Elle movement.

by Erik on 11/26/2008 @ 8:28pm
"Looks like there is a draft Elle movement."

Good idea Crenshaw

Elle! Elle Elle!

Elle friggin rules!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/27/2008 @ 12:06am
er, you didn't put up our favorite picture of Elle , Erik.

by Erik on 11/28/2008 @ 12:44am
er, you didn't put up our favorite picture of Elle

Ok. Here it is IMO. Taken by Darkain (Vince) on September 5, 2008:

Nice work Vince.


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