Boston Public Market is Hiring Fall Interns

Duration: August 2015-December 2015

Hours per week: Minimum 10 hours per week. Priority for Wednesday-Sunday, as the market is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Organization Overview:

The Boston Public Market opened this summer. It is a year-round, indoor market featuring fresh, locally sourced food brought directly to and from the diverse people that make up Massachusetts and New England.  It is the only locally sourced market of its kind in the United States. The Market is a civic resource, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation.

Responsibilities:

General responsibilities will include:

  • Public Market Support – Work with staff on promotional events, community outreach and programming development for the operation of the BPM.
  • Public Relations – Maintain and create content for the BPM’s social media platforms and website.
  • Manage Volunteers & BPM Merchandise – Coordinate and train volunteers on promotional and informational tasks within the market. Purchase new merchandise, as well as ensure that existing merchandise is reordered and restocked.
  • Non-Retail Space – Help plan and execute programming for the market’s non-retail locations. Current examples include the Cookbook Exchange program, Toddler Nook, and Kitchen Conversations.
  • Day stall Program – Work with the staff to coordinate a short-term vending program. Includes researching potential seasonal vendors and assisting the operations team with vendor training and move in.
  • Boston Bounty Bucks Program – Use exceptional Microsoft Excel and accounting skills to track EBT/SNAP accounts and receipts for all market vendors.  Strong technical and organizational experience necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in sustainability, food systems, start-up business experience, and/or the nonprofit sector;
  • Currently pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate degree;
  • Strong research and communications skills, particularly interviewing and writing;
  • Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Must be a self-starter and strong collaborator.

Office Location:

Boston Public Market Association

12 Marshall Street, 4th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Market Location:

Boston Public Market

100 Hanover Street

Boston, MA 02108

Compensation: This is an unpaid position but course credit may be available.

Application Procedure: To apply, email your resume and a brief cover letter to: Julia Vannoni, Business Manager & Special Assistant to the CEO at jvannoni@bostonpublicmarket.org.

The KITCHEN is Open!

By Mimi Hall, Programming Manager, Trustees

On behalf of the Trustees, I am so delighted to announce that the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is officially open! Today we begin our line-up of free and paid, culinary, health and wellness programs for the community, offered during the Market’s hours of operation, 8am-8pm, Wednesday-Sunday.

In the weeks since the Market opened, we’ve really enjoyed chatting with all of you who have come by to shop, explore, play and ask "what’s up with that big space with all the windows that’s starting to really look like a kitchen?"

For those of you who are just learning about the KITCHEN today, let me share a little bit of what’s to come. And for those of you wondering who the Trustees are: we are a founding partner of the Market and the programming partner for the KITCHEN and we are Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation organization as well as the nation’s first land trust! We offer more than 1,000 public programs, workshops, and events annually across the state and are looking forward to bringing more people together to celebrate, share, learn and shop from our local bounty at the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market! You can learn more about our mission as an organization here

Before diving into a list of our amazing partners, I want to take a moment to note that it is no accident that this space is called the KITCHEN, not a community center. Just as in life, we hope that everyone at the party ends up in the kitchen, a place where all feel welcome and at home. 

Our 3,200 square foot, state-of-the-art demo kitchen will feature classes run by local chefs, cookbook authors, health and wellness experts, from our diverse group of partners including REI, Boston Children’s Museum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Project Bread, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, America’s Test Kitchen’s New Boston Cooking School, Community Servings, Boston Ferments and so many more. In addition, each week, we will take a closer look at one of the Market’s nearly 40 local vendors, who will offer samplings, conduct demos, and be available for a Q&A, so you’ll be able to really get to know those smiling faces that bring you your produce, fish, meats, cheeses and more each time you visit the Market. 

We invite you to check out our more than 200 classes on our online schedule —and that’s just through September. 

Welcome to the KITCHEN…soup’s on!

Dewey Square Cookbook Author Series

The annual Dewey Square Cookbook Author Series is in full swing! Several local food experts will appear at the seasonal market over the next few months to share their knowledge and excitement about cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients. We encourage everyone to stop by and meet the authors, grab a book, and feel inspired! Below is the upcoming schedule:

August 18th, 12pm – 1:30pm

Jonathan Bardzik: Simple Summer: A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease

August 25th, 12pm-1:30pm

Didi Emmons: Wild Flavors

September 3rd, 12pm-1:30pm

Maria Speck: Simply Ancient Grains

September 8th, 12pm-1:30pm

Debra Samuels: My Japanese Table

September 15th, 12pm-1:30pm

Richard Chudy: American Burger Revival: Brazen Recipes to Electrify a Timeless Classic

Dewey Square Farmers Market (corner of Summer St. and Atlantic Ave., across from South Station) features produce, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, plants, and an assortment of prepared foods. It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am – 6:30pm until November 24th