Farmer’s Market Sales Associate at Growing Solutions Farm

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Program Description


​Founded in 2012, Urban Autism Solutions is dedicated to changing outcomes for young adults

with autism through an integrated community life that advances social and vocational

opportunities. UAS was created out of a need to provide a person-centered approach to services

for young adults with autism, and related disorders, who are transitioning to adulthood.


At Growing Solutions Farm, a program of Urban Autism Solutions, our young adult participants learn skills in the agriculture space and how to follow structured employment tasks while also gaining soft skills. Our teachers, volunteers and agency staff engage in daily farm work with our farm interns while modeling and teaching the curriculum that will lead to future success in the workplace.

Our weekly farm stand is every Wednesday beginning in June through the end of October from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Growing Solutions Farm is located at the corner of Leavitt Street and Campbell Drive (across the street from 2201 W. Campbell Park Drive).


Job Description

  • This position reports directly to the Urban Autism Solutions’ Growing Solutions Farm

  • The position pays $13 and is a weekly position for approximately 8 hours a week

  • This is a seasonal position from June-October.

  • Attend three markets Friday-Sunday; All are located in the West Loop and Medical District areas

  • Total hours 15-20 hours (hours may vary slightly).


Required

  • A valid driver’s license

  • The ability to conduct some heavy-lifting

  • Enthusiasm and customer service skills

  • Basic knowledge of food safety practices/sanitation

  • Ability to be organized and work in a fast-paced environment without supervision

  • Basic knowledge about Urban Autism Solutions/Growing Solutions Farm

  • Flexibility and a positive attitude


A Typical Market Day

  • Pack necessary materials: produce, tent, signage, electronics, etc. There will be a simple checklist to follow.

  • Travel by car to the market in the West Loop.

  • Conduct sales

  • Provide customer service

  • Restock produce

  • Manage payments (cash and Square - via iPad)

  • Complete necessary paperwork, some of which can be done during the market

  • Clean materials and store as directed


This position may require a background check. Email Tucker@UrbanAutismSolutions.com with your resume and a brief statement of interest.

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