Market Manager - Crafty Mart

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Market Manager - Crafty Mart


About Crafty Mart
Crafty Mart’s mission is to support local artists, makers and artisans by providing opportunities to learn
how to refine and expand their creative businesses through education and markets. We provide creative
and engaging opportunities for artists and community members to foster artistic, thoughtful, and
community-focused lifestyles. Crafty Mart has the specific purpose of conducting events which allow
artisans to showcase their goods to community members, provide artisans the opportunities and
resources to advance the state of the arts locally, and educate the public about the high degree of effort,
skill, and artistry involved in creating handmade goods.
We believe that small businesses are the lifeblood of local communities. We see value in “shopping small”
and commit to providing Akronites opportunities to do so. We believe that working artists thrive when they
are part of a creative community. We respect the diversity of perspectives that individuals and groups
bring to the pursuit and achievement of our mission. We believe that the arts are essential to a vibrant
and sustainable community. We are committed to making the arts accessible to all.
Now Hiring: Market Manager

The Market Coordinator will plan and execute standard seasonal markets and additional pop-up markets,
hosted at Crafty Mart headquarters in Akron, OH and in surrounding communities. This position reports to
the Assistant Director.
On-Site Market Management:
● Enforce market guidelines and rules with vendors and customers; monitors compliance with site
regulations and codes
● Monitors compliance with site and vendor licensing for food and alcohol sales
● Coordinates site logistics with venues and communicates those logistics to vendors and
● Acts as on‐site customer service agent and behind‐the‐scenes troubleshooter
● Coordinates schedule of set up and breakdown of vendors
● Must be capable of lifting/moving vendor products/tables/booth set ups
Off-Site Market Management:
● Create and organize applications for vendors via Submittable
● Assist the Assistant Director with jurying process for each market
● Prepare, send, and follow up on market fee invoicing
● Manage Crafty Mart’s vendor email list and communications
● Organize and schedule additional market activities including but not limited to live music, DIY
workshops, prepared food vendors, security, and cleaning services
● Reviewing and updating event rules, vendor and event FAQs, vendor code of conduct as needed

Additional Duties:
● Active member of Crafty Mart’s Events, Marketing, and Community Outreach Committee (meets
● Assists with recruiting, training, and management of interns and volunteers as needed
● Create and implement market budgets in line with the organization’s annual budget
● Creates market performance goals and strategy in collaboration with Assistant Director and
Executive Director
Key Skills and Qualifications:
● Excellent customer service skills for providing helpful information, answering questions, and
responding to complaints from both vendors and customers
● Strong independent work ethic
● Familiar with Submittable
● Skilled with Canva
● Skilled with MailChimp, Tiny Letter, or other comparable email management software
● Proficient with Google Workspace applications
● Professional and tactful
Compensation and Scheduling:
This position is set at $15/hour, part-time with duties as assigned, provides flexible scheduling, partial
remote work, with mandatory attendance on all market dates as follows:
Educational Markets:
Beginning Maker Session Market – May 21st, 2022 (training)
Pop-Up Community Markets:
Akron Art Museum – July 24th, 2022 (required)
Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow – July 16th, 2022 (optional)
Kenmore First Friday – September 2nd, 2022 (required)
Seasonal Markets:
Spring Fling! Market – March 26th, 2022 (optional)
Cuyahoga Falls Night Market – July 22nd, 2022 (required)
Halloween Mini Market – October 1st, 2022 (required)
14th Annual Holiday Market – November 26th & 27th, 2022 (required)
This position is being hired immediately and the application will be open until April 24th, 2022.
Please submit your 1 page resume, cover letter, and answer the questions in the application.

This job description is a general overview and not a comprehensive list. We are looking for passionate
individuals that believe in our mission and can positively contribute to the growth of Crafty Mart. Recent
data shows that women and BIPOC candidates often do not apply to a job because they do not meet all
listed qualifications. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, women, LBGTQ+ individuals,
immigrants, and members of other marginalized communities.
Crafty Mart is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity,
age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation, or
any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


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