DIB Seeks Manager for Palafox Market

Posted: May 17, 2021 02:02 pm Updated: Oct 18, 2023 12:13 am

The Market Manager oversees the day-to-day operations and market day set up as well as accepts and processes vendor applications. The market manager sets the tone and represents the market internally with vendors and externally to shoppers/visitors while representing the Downtown Improvement Board and its mission.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the incoming vendor applications and perform necessary bookkeeping of application fees
  • Setup and maintain a jury pool of local artists to review applications and submitted works by applicants on a timely schedule (monthly)
  • Track market metrics such as attendance of vendors, cancellations of vendors, waiting lists of approved applications 
  • Collect vendor fees and proper bookkeeping per office protocol 
  • Maintain all vendor applications and records, including current licenses and permits
  • Ensure proper permit applications are submitted and approved to operate market 
  • Maintain any and all volunteer records
  • Assist Executive Director in annual budget of the market
  • Supervise vendor setup properly and breakdown properly each market day including overseeing of waste control/disposal
  • Ensure proper equipment is ordered and delivered and or maintained for each market day including but not limited to port-o-lets, handwashing stations, consumable goods for port-o-lets and handwashing stations, padlocks for electrical boxes and port-o-lets
  • Handle any emergencies or situations that arise with vendors or visitors of the market
  • Assign vendor spaces and manage overall market layout
  • Cultivate and maintain a balanced market with a variety of vendors and goods
  • Submit regular reports to Executive Director and present publicly to Board of Directors
  • Assist in creation, produce, management of market promotions, advertising and special events
  • Any other duties as assigned by Executive Director

Core Competencies:

  • Experience with Quickbooks software
  • Strong organizational and personnel management skills
  • Proficient skill in Microsoft Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) software program
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to coordinate interrelated projects
  • Experience in database initiation and maintenance 
  • Education or experience in Fine Arts
  • Strong interpersonal & conflict resolution skills

Minimum Acceptable Qualification:

  • Associates or at least 5+ year(s) of project/event management experience
  • Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this job, including moderate lifting, long period on your feet and in all weather conditions
  • No criminal record (other than minor traffic violations)
  • Possession of a valid driver's license for the State of Florida, or ability to obtain within 30 days. Must have at least 5+ year(s) licensed driving experience. Must have a clean driving record within last 5+ years
  • Ability to provide/pass pre-employment background check, criminal background report, negative drug & tobacco test result and credit report when requested

COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFITS based on training and experience.

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director of the Downtown Improvement Board

SEND RESUMES TO:  Executive Director Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board, 226 S. Palafox Place, Suite 106 Pensacola FL 32502

NOTE: All expressions of interest and resumes must be received at above address by 5:00 pm CST on Friday May 21, 2021 to be considered.