Employment Opportunities

Farmers’ Market EBT Program Assistant (multiple locations Sacramento, CA)

EXPECTED HOURLY COMMITMENT: Part time. 20 hours/week COMPENSATION: $15.00/hour + PTO, 8 paid holidays/year, and sick leave. SCHEDULE/LOCATION: Work schedule is 7:30am-12:30pm Thursdays in South Sacramento, 7:30am-12:30pm Saturdays in various locations and additional program tasks to be completed in South Oak Park office as-needed or done remotely.

START DATE: December 2021

The Program Assistant is responsible for the preparation and implementation of CalFresh/EBT payment processing and Market Match Incentive services at various farmers’ markets in Sacramento County as assigned by Program Manager. (CalFresh/EBT offers qualifying lower income individuals financial assistance in purchasing food for themselves and their families.) This position provides an opportunity to learn more about food access and nutrition issues, engage directly with low-income individuals and small to mid-sized California farmers.


  • Ensure vendor and customer compliance with federal guidelines for accepting CalFresh.

  • Setup, staff and take down CalFresh distribution booth weekly at various farmers’ market locations.

  • Support Program Coordinator in volunteer recruitment and training tasks.

  • Promote participation in the program through outreach activities that may include presentations to community groups, attending outreach events, creating social media posts, etc.

  • Complete sales and customer data tracking reports weekly.

  • Provide CalFresh eligibility information and application assistance, both at program sites and remotely.

  • Note:

    this description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or

    restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Bi-lingual a plus (especially Spanish, Dari/Farsi, Pashto or Chinese.)

  • Must be courteous and outgoing, and enjoy meeting and talking with new people.

  • Basic math skills are very important.

  • Detail oriented and highly organized.

  • Self-motivated and able to stay on task with minimal supervision.

  • Must have reliable verifiable transportation.

  • Must be able to

  • Familiarity with the South Sacramento community, its geography, demographics and community resources is beneficial.

  • Must be computer literate.

    Send resume and brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position to
    **Note that Alchemist CDC has a COVID-19 vaccine mandate policy in place. The selected applicant will be required to show proof of vaccination before their employment begins.

    Alchemist CDC values diversity among its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and/or status as a protected veteran.



Internship Opportunities 


Thank you for considering Alchemist CDC! We do not presently have any pre-designed internship openings, but we are always interested in collaborating with students to design customized internships that can assist them in their educational and professional pursuits. 

Alchemist CDC regularly works with college and university students (pre- and post-graduate) to offer them an exciting opportunity to work directly with community members. Students gain hands-on work and service experience, and Alchemist’s projects benefit greatly from the knowledge and enthusiasm of its interns. 

It’s wonderful to see Alchemist volunteers and interns go on to do exciting new things, and it’s safe to say the experience one gains working with us can help build careers in community service. For example, Amy Edmonds, who completed an internship with us, went on to work for the Ecology Center’s Farmers’ Market EBT Program as Program Assistant and is currently an Analyst at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. Other interns have gone on to work for organizations such as an urban gardening non-profit and SHRA. Yet another former intern has served on our board of directors for six years.

Alchemist CDC is also open to crafting an internship position around your academic and career goals, focusing on such skills and programs as: policy change, community outreach and engagement, social justice collaboration, vacant lot revitalization, marketing, evaluations, and social media. Reach out to us at info@alchemistcdc.org.