Executive Director

The Central Market Trust

The Central Market Trust, a non-profit organization that manages Lancaster Central Market, the oldest, continuously running public farmers’ market in the country, is inviting interested candidates to apply for the newly created position of Executive Director. This position provides leadership and oversight related to Market operations, communications, and strategy.

The duties and responsibilities of the position are:

  • Communicate the organization’s mission, values, accomplishments to donors, volunteers, and the community
  • Fundraising and development to sustain operations and programs which align with the Vision and Mission of the Trust
  • Develop outreach efforts to engage partner organizations, donors, volunteers, stand holders, and community members in supporting the organization’s mission
  • Lead the CMT staff by managing human relations functions including supervision and staff promotion to maintain a workplace which is team focused and collaborative; provide support to the Manager of Market Operations, the Manager of Communications and the Administrative Assistant which enables them to excel in their respective roles on the team
  • Annual budgeting, long-term budget planning and strategic planning
  • Keeps CMT Board well informed on all aspects of Market operations, finances ,stand holder issues, facility issues and any other issues of concern or opportunity
  • Sets a high standard for ethical and professional conduct in the workplace and in CMT interactions with other community entities


  • 4-year degree in related/compatible field and 5 or more years of related management and supervisory experience
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations preferred
  • Development and/or fundraising experience preferred

To apply, please submit a current resume, professional references, and a cover letter that includes compensation information, no later than August 13, 2021, by email to CMTEDsearch@tristarrjobs.com; or mail to CentralMarket Trust SearchCommittee, C/O TriStarr, 2201 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601; or fax to 717-560-2314

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