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Unlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through September 30, 2021!

Farmers Market Curriculum Developer

Position Title: Farmers Market Curriculum Developer

Status: Contract 750 hrs. through September 30, 2021; $20/hr

About Market Umbrella:

Market Umbrella is a 25-year-old community non-profit that operates the Crescent City Farmers Markets, provides community education related to nutrition and healthy eating, and offers a robust array of food access programs. Our work supports Southeast Louisiana foodways and culture, serves as a small business incubator and supporter of the local economy, and provides food access programs to help all New Orleanians have greater access to fresh, local foods. The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly farmers markets in the New Orleans area, hosting over 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually. While the pandemic has shifted the market experience, Market Umbrella has pivoted around new approaches for engaging the community, including walk-up and drive-thru markets, at-home food box delivery, and food access programming.

General Position Description:

This contract position will collaborate with Market Umbrella staff and be responsible for:

  • Developing, testing, and refining new curriculum for SNAP-Education programming for the diverse demographic of SNAP shoppers in the New Orleans area to be implemented at the Crescent City Farmers Markets
  • Crafting materials and recipes to help shoppers learn about the seasonality of Louisiana’s best, fresh produce
  • Developing tools to help shoppers effectively use food budgets at farmers markets including tours, tips, and support aimed to increase customer confidence and comfort
  • Creating interactive resources for use in farmers market tastings and cooking demonstrations that will help build the skills needed to empower Market Match food access program participants to prepare healthy food
  • Assisting with the development of media and materials designed to demystify the farmers market experience including demonstrating how to use EBT cards and food assistance programs at the market and explaining the market token economy
  • Collaborating with Tulane University’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine on the development of Market Match cooking classes
  • Incorporating new curriculum elements into existing Meet Me at the Market school field trip program for elementary aged children
  • Coordinating with Director of Markets and Market Manager to compile list of seasonal product availability from all vendors at Crescent City Farmers Markets
  • Researching and learning best practices in SNAP-Education curriculum development
  • Training and mentoring staff to deliver curriculum to ensure program quality
  • Assisting with select shifts at market welcome tent to gain an understanding of the shopper experience and how best to integrate curriculum
  • Organizing the dissemination of curriculum materials to Market Match partners and other farmers markets throughout the state
  • Coordinating and overseeing the translation of education materials into Spanish and Vietnamese

Minimum Qualifications:

Professional work experience writing and developing curriculum (required); 2 years teaching in a classroom or non-traditional setting (preferred). A bachelor’s degree is required; Masters Degree in nutrition, education, or a related field, Spanish and/or Vietnamese language skills a plus. Content knowledge in the areas of local agriculture and/or nutrition education required; some professional work experience in nutrition program education, particularly with vulnerable populations, strongly preferred.

Experienced with working with a wide variety of people in a professional context, deadline-oriented self-starter, detail oriented, effective written communications skills. Ability to work in a remote environment with a highly collaborative team; some in-person shifts at Crescent City Farmers Markets required.

We actively encourage a diversity of applicants to apply. Market Umbrella provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or veteran status.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (at least one a current or former supervisor) to employment@marketumbrella.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.