For new nonprofit organization


Mission: To provide local, organic, and craft foods for our community.

Vision:  Create a food market that promotes personal, community, and environmental nourishment by supporting local/regional and organic food production, as well as consumer education, with access for all. 


The Prairieland Market in Salina, Kansas is re-inventing itself!  We are expanding and moving to a new location in downtown Salina, with a whole different look and feel. Prairieland will be set up as a nonprofit organization to provide local, organic, and craft foods for our community, with a focus on food education and access for all. We are seeking an experienced individual to lead the store operations and to work with the Executive Director with the re-launch and setting up the new store. The successful candidate will have a passion for local food, experience in managing store operations, the ability to oversee and supervise a combination of paid and volunteer staff, and excellent communication skills. Experience in the retail grocery industry is preferred, along with a successful track record in a managerial position. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of Prairieland Market

  • Supervise Market employees and volunteers

  • Ensure that the Market has sufficient inventory stocked to support sales goals

  • Maintain financial records and reports, working with the Executive Director

  • Develop and maintain relationships with local producers and vendors

  • Oversee the Community Supported Agriculture program


  • Associate's degree or equivalent

  • Experience in the retail industry

  • Successful track record in a managerial position

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to manage finances

  • High level of integrity, passion, and commitment to the mission of the Market

Physical Demands:

  • Be able to put in a full day on your feet

  • Be able to lift 30 pounds

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • 10 days paid vacation

  • 5 sick/personal time days

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Put "Manager Position" in the subject line.