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Position:                              Organic Farmers Market Coordinator

Award:                                 Northey Street City Farm (NSCF) Staff Agreement – permanent part time

Hours:          12 hours per week (must include Saturday and Sunday)

Pay rate:                   NSCF Award Agreement Level 2, $26.98 per hour, including entitlements as defined in the NSCF Staff Agreement

Contract Position:                Permanent Part-time

Responsible to:                    Site and Events Manager



The Organic Farmers Market (OFM) Coordinator should be an enterprising individual with excellent communication and people management skills, with a sound understanding of local food systems, Organic Certification requirements, and a demonstrated ability to manage a successful Market.


Established in 1994, Northey Street City Farm (NSCF) is a non-profit community organisation for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn the principles of Permaculture through hands-on experience. Join an enthusiastic, passionate group of people to work on one of Australia’s largest city farm; a certified Organic Permaculture site on 6 acres, established kitchen and market gardens as well as orchards and wood-lot, plus Brisbane’s only Organic Sunday Farmers Markets. NSCF is also a community hub that facilitates the development of social connections and new skills for volunteers and participants in a variety of Programs. Use your skills and experience to help us enhance our already successful and well established Market.



  • Promote and co-ordinate the Northey Street Organic Farmers Market as an innovative, attractive and world class organic market which supports local food systems.



  • Ensure the OFM site is clean, set up and open for business by the agreed upon trading hours and left clean at the end of the day
  • Respond to enquiries about the OFM in a timely manner, including new stallholder enquiries and complaints
  • Processing new stall holder applications in consultation with the Site and Events team
  • Conduct regular audits of all stall holders to ensure their Organic status complies with the requirements of the Australian Organic Certification standard, and ensure certification status is displayed on each stall
  • Ensure fair and equitable distribution of space and services for stall holders
  • Manage the collection and counting of stall holder fees each week and check off against stall holder data base
  • Ensure stall holders clearly label and price their produce
  • Maintain and update the stall holder database to provide information relating to stall holders details and Organic Certification
  • Facilitate effective communication between stall holders, and between stall holders and the public
  • Assist Site and Events Manager with market waste minimisation
  • Assist the Information Team Manager to develop and implement a promotional plan to increase the numbers of growers, stall holders and customers
  • Manage complaints or conflict in accordance with NSCF policies and procedures
  • Attend to accidents or incidents and complete appropriate reporting requirements
  • Attend Site and Events Team meetings
  • Attend fortnightly Team Reps meetings as required

Selection Criteria


  • Demonstrated ability to run a successful market
  • Understanding of the importance of local food systems
  • Thorough understanding of Organic Certification requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work within interdependent teams structure
  • People management skills including conflict resolution
  • Budget management skills


  • A Permaculture Design Course or willingness to acquire
  • Experience working in community / volunteer organisations
  • WH&S experience
  • Willingness to contribute to other areas of the Farm’s activities

NSCF Mission Statement

We are a dynamic, creative and diverse city farm based on mutuality, innovation and environmental sustainability.

NSCF Vision

We aim to create a working model of a cooperative, community based, urban Permaculture farm which demonstrates, promotes, educates, celebrates and advocates for environmental and economic sustainability in a healthy, diverse and supportive community.

Phone: (07)3857 8775
Fax: (07)3857 8108


Applications close: COB Thursday 26th April


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