University of Utah Farmers Market Student Manager & Gardens Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/12/2018

Requisition Number PRN07965N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Farmers Market Student Manager & Gardens Assistant

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Attendance at weekly market mandatory from 8am-2pm Thursdays from August 23-October 4; all other hours flexible with class schedule

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01281 - Office of Sustainability

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 10.00 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

The Sustainability Office seeks a Farmers Market Student Manager & Gardens Assistant for the fall semester. The Farmers Market connects local food producers and community artisans to campus by hosting an on-campus market each fall. The market is one of the most visible and well-attended programs by the Sustainability Office, whose mission is to integrate sustainability as a core principle throughout all operations, research, disciplines, and curriculum at the University of Utah.

The student employee will assist staff with vendor management, market set up and tear down, grant management, and other programs that make the U of U Farmers Market a go-to destination for the campus community. In addition, the employee will work in the Edible Campus Gardens, a program of the Sustainability Office. At the garden, the employee will assist with planting, harvesting, planning, weeding, and other responsibilities as assigned by the garden manager.

All internships are contingent upon funding availability.


The Farmers Market Student Manager & Gardens Assistant will assist in:

•Coordinating vendor management with staff market managers;

•Connecting with vendors on weekly basis to answer questions and provide updates;

•Tracking vendor attendance and other market metrics;

•Providing customer service to market attendees and vendors;

•Assisting in the creation of content for articles and social media posts;

•Managing Market Manager’s booth;

•And assisting in the Edible Campus Gardens.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a University of Utah full-time student who is available to work Thursdays.

Internship is open to all majors. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong verbal communication skills, as well as organizational abilities. Passion for healthy eating and food access.


Event management experience; Spanish-language proficiency.

Special Instructions Summary

In addition to a resume, please include a cover letter explaining your experiences and why you are a good fit for the Farmers Market Student Manager & Gardens Assistant. Candidates who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered. Submit a reference page with up to three references.

Priority deadline to apply is July 7, 2018.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.