Farmers’ Markets Program Manager

Beautiful Day is a granola company with a mission to help refugees connect to their community through business, job training, and community education.

As a 10-year-old social venture, we have integrated adult and youth training programs and broad community education initiatives into the daily production and business activities of a gourmet granola and food company. We’re rooted locally in our state, with our kitchen, fulfillment center, and offices located in Providence. We have an active, adventurous board of directors, and a diverse team of 8 full-time and 10 part-time staff, plus contractors and interns. We run an e-commerce store, ship products across the country, participate in area farmers’ markets and events, demo at and deliver to local grocery stores. Most of our production team are former trainees who graduated from our program. For more information about our mission, vision, and products, visit our website at

This year we are expanding the job training we offer by increasing our presence at local farmers’ markets. Learning to run a booth at a farmers’ market provides highly competent refugees with a practical set of confidence-building skills that can lead to better jobs. Markets also give our community a way to meet refugees face-to-face while we support our mission through sales. We are seeking a Farmers’ Markets Program Manager to oversee this expansion. This would be a great position for someone who loves teaching, loves farmers’ markets, and has a vision for equipping refugees with job skills and social capital.


  • Oversee all aspects of Beautiful Day’s participation at farmers’ markets and a wide variety of events and grocery store demos: this includes applications to new markets, tent/table set-up and design, merchandising, scheduling, supervision, partnership development, POS equipment, and administration.  
  • Provide training for cohorts of program participants (including newly-arrived refugees, immigrant youth, Afghan women) to build their competence and confidence in a wide variety of skills. Visit markets to observe, ensure quality control, coach, problem-solve, encourage, and track trainee performance.
  • Provide ongoing training for our team of part-time farmers’ market staff (former refugees) as they mentor new trainees on-site.
  • Collaborate with our larger management, training, and marketing teams to chart a coherent strategy for local sales that aligns with our mission priorities.
  • Maintain records related to trainees’ performance in BD’s database (Salesforce)
  • Support volunteers to participate at markets and mentor refugees.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience managing sales/marketing events along with the behind-the-scenes logistics (e.g., farmers’ markets, grocery demos, festivals, fairs, trade shows, exhibits, or other customer-facing efforts). 
  • An interest and appreciation for farmers’ markets as a place to engage with and contribute to our community.
  • Versatile communication skills. Able to authentically pitch a vision to customers, connect meaningfully with English-language learners, ask questions, take interest, listen.
  • Experience teaching, training, or coaching a variety of ages/backgrounds, ideally with limited-English speakers.
  • Organized, able to multitask, prioritize, and manage moving parts.
  • Comfortable and resourceful in highly diverse, multi-cultural environments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, refugee resettlement, or community building. 
  • Strategic, creative, not afraid to make some mistakes, a genuine team player.

 Benefits and other details:

  • 15-20-hours/week. The work schedule, though very flexible, will usually include weekend mornings.
  • You will need reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, insurance, a good driving record.
  • Limited benefits (no medical yet), 3+ weeks vacation, 11 paid holidays

Salary:  $18,000 to $25,000 per year depending on experience, hours per week, final job description.

How to apply:

Send a letter/email with a resume to with “Markets Manager” in the subject line. The letter is important. We’d like to have a good sense of your personality and motivations, and why you might thrive in a job like this. Tell us if you know someone who knows us.