Apply to be a part of Happy Family Night Market’s Co-op Steering Committee by Nov 19!

Happy Family Night Market is expanding their Cooperative Steering Committee to include three new members from the Happy Family community:

The Committee is collectively tasked with identifying our community’s needs and priorities, and designing the cooperative’s new strategic plan, organizational model, and bylaws. We expect a minimum 1-year commitment from Steering Committee members, with the option to renew.

Duties include:
Sharing knowledge & resources from our networks
Practicing cooperative governance & management
Participating in group discussions & workshops
Surveying constituents via phone & email
Advocating for our constituents

Our four founding Committee members have been meeting twice a month for the past 12 months. In September 2022, all four members renewed our annual commitments, and will continue to steward the Cooperative Steering Committee for the remainder of our 2-year term.

Must be age 24+
Must be located in NYC or willing to commute to attend 1 monthly on-site meeting in Ridgewood, Queens

QUALIFICATIONSWe are looking for folks who are passionate about and can demonstrate an understanding of our mission and values. We are specifically seeking individuals with practical experience and expertise in:
Food & Beverage Production or Service Industry*
Co-op Law & Finance
Community or Labor Organizing

*including but not limited to:
Food Consumer / Producer / Multi-stakeholder Co-ops
Farmers & Growers
CPG Companies


Must commit a minimum of 12 hours per month, as follows:
One 5-hr in-person meeting per month
(on the Third Sunday of every month)
One 1-hr virtual meeting per month (TBD)
Plus 6-8 hours of outside homework per month
(eg. conducting research)

Start Date: Immediately
End Date: 12 months from start date with the option to renew