Market Interpreter Jobs in Somerville, MA: Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese

Market Interpreter Jobs for Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese interpreters - Union Square Farmers Market, Somerville, MA

Interpreter JobsUnion Square Main Streets (USMS) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated candidate to increase accessibility efforts by acting as Market Interpreter/Translator for the 2022 Union Square Farmers Market in Somerville, MA.
In this position, the Market Interpreter will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in communication, marketing, and knowledge of programs aimed at increasing access to local foods. This position will aid the
Market Lead and Farmers Market Vendors to ensure a positive customer experience by facilitating SNAP transactions, translating processes related to SNAP/HIP transactions, as well as interactions with volunteers and market customers regarding benefits programs and the market as a whole. The ideal candidate should be reliable, friendly, self-motivated, and comfortable communicating with a diverse customer base.



● Communicate effectively with customers to explain food access programs like SNAP & HIP
● Administer local token currency and process transactions for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) benefits
● Set up, break down, and staff the Market Lead Tent to display and distribute educational materials,
capture market data and sell promotional merchandise
● Be responsible for SNAP token sanitation
● Assist vendors, volunteers, and consumers by providing market-related information and general aid as
● Create an inclusive atmosphere for farmers and customers alike
● Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

● Friendly, dynamic and positive energy
● Dependable, punctual and responsible, with a high level of professional integrity
● Resourceful and creative, with strong problem-solving skills
● Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and through hands-on experience
● Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while handling competing priorities
● Demonstrated ability and desire to meet new people, foster connections, build community relationships, and ability to talk with a wide range of individuals, including those occasionally disgruntled
● Patience
● Ability to lift 50lbs
● CPR/First Aid certification preferred
● Ability to speak Spanish, Portuguese, or Mandarin a plus

Union Square Farmers Market Commitment:

● 6hrs/week on Saturdays from May 14–October 29 from 8am–2pm
● The Farmers Market is open rain or shine from 9am-1pm
● Availability for training one day between May 2-13


Compensation will be paid bi-weekly. This is an hourly position paying $17.00/hr and supervised by the Market Lead (day of the Market), Market Manager, and the Executive Director.
Union Square Main Streets is an equal opportunity employer. USMS recruits, hires, trains, promotes and retains individuals in all job titles without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender identity or expression,
disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, national origin, military status or any other similarly protected status.
Employees will be selected, retained, and promoted on the basis of their qualifications and job performance.

Union Square Main Streets

Union Square Main Streets is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the dynamic neighborhood of
businesses and people in Union Square.

How to Apply:

Email your cover letter or video of interest, resume and 3 references to Sarah Brugge at with subject line “Market Interpreter Position.”


Language: Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese

Vocabulary: General

Company: Union Square Main Streets (USMS)

Contact Person: Sarah Brugge


Assignment Date: May 2, 2022

Location: 366 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143