Student: Marketing and Sales Associate

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/17/2024
Full Time

Job Title
Student: Marketing and Sales Associate

Requisition Number

Department Name
3J5SE: Student Employment

Work Location
Lexington, KY

On Campus/Off Campus
Off Campus

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Preferred Education/Experience

Hours per Week


Job Summary

You must be a current UK student to apply to this position. This position is located off-campus with a local Lexington employer and is not affiliated with UK.
Job Description :
The Farmers Market Sales Associate will professionally assist
customers with products, inquiries, and questions to make sales
of vegetables, flowers, herbs, meats, eggs, and other farm
products at the weekend farmers market booth. Working with other
team members, the sales associate will load at the farm, travel
to the market, set up the booth, conduct sales, pack up the
booth, return to the farm, and unload. A positive attitude, a
willingness to help the public with excellent service, and a
desire to stay busy are essential for this position.
Job Responsibilities
● Load vehicles with appropriate items in orderly fashion with
attention to detail.
● Unload each item by hand and place in designated space to set
up an attractive, orderly, and accessible market booth. Follow
farm protocol regarding setup, signage, and product display.
● Restock products as needed throughout the market, and if
needed upon returning to the farm.
● Make sales, take payments, make change, and record
transactions as directed.
● Extend excellent customer service to all customers in all
interactions with courtesy and respect.
● Make certain product quality is always maintained.
● Communicate and report issues to guarantee customer
satisfaction, and market management satisfaction.
● Operate market booth in accordance with rules of the farmers
markets and the health departments.
● Operate commercial vehicles in compliance with local, state,
and federal laws.
● Keep vehicles and market equipment clean and communicate any
maintenance issues or repairs needed in a timely way.
● Participate in market planning meetings, team meetings, and
other activities to prepare for upcoming farmers markets.
● Become well-versed in the best practices for post-harvest
handling of Elmwood organic meats, eggs, fruits, vegetables,
flowers, and pantry items.
● Be trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and maintain
compliance with food safety standards.
● Gain knowledge on Organic Certification and maintain
compliance during packing, transport, storage, and distribution.
● Additional tasks as the needs of the farm change over the

Compensation and benefits Elmwood Stock Farm provides:
● Hourly wage.
● Access to extra produce and vegetables; discounted
farm-raised meats, eggs, and pantry items.
● Workers compensation insurance.
● Work performance evaluation and review.
● Satisfaction of performing meaningful work providing
nutritious, wholesome, and safe food to individuals and families
that are appreciative and dependent on what the farm provides.
● Gain experience working in the commercial production and
sales of USDA Certified Organic products.
● Opportunity for advancement and professional development.
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local community.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

REQUIRED Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities :
● Possess excitement for being trained quality standards,
transport and display procedures, and customer care processes
with an expectation to gain and retain knowledge quickly.
● Positive attitude and desire to meet high expectations.
● Good communication skills and ability to excel in a team work
● Must be dependable, reliable, consistent, and on time ready
to work.
● Excellent customer service, communication, and
problem-solving skills.
● Able to maintain a polite, empathetic, and professional
attitude and manner.
● Ability to work for periods of time in a highly dynamic and
fast-paced system.
● Ability and willingness to be flexible and respond to
changing circumstances and expectations.
● Ability to work in indoor and outdoor conditions directly
affected by weather, including heat, humidity, rain, and cold.
(The market is held outdoors under shelter, year-round.)
● Ability to use mental math skills of addition and
● Physical Requirements: standing, walking, carrying crates of
product, stooping, lifting, loading up to 50 lb., unloading up to
50 lb., working in walk-in freezers, working in walk-in
refrigerated coolers, working inside packing barn in summer
temperatures, pushing and pulling carts of product, working
● Technological skills: the aptitude to learn customized
software programs and use smart device applications as
● Adherence to company employee manual, COVID-19 policies, and
terms of employment policy.
● Valid active driver’s license with 3 years clean motor
vehicle record

Deadline to Apply

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

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