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E-M:/ Homegrown Festival Seeks Coordinator



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Enviro-Mich message from Lacey Doucet <lostcamper@yahoo.com>
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> Homegrown Food Festival
> 
> Seeks Festival Coordinator
> 
> HomeGrown, a festival celebrating all things local,
> is being  
> organized for September 2008 in downtown Ann Arbor.
> A group of local nonprofits, businesses, and
> organizations is seeking  
> a part-time festival coordinator or co-coordinators
> (see http:// 
> www.thinklocalfirst.net/events/homegrown for more
> information about  
> the festival).
> 
> Tasks will include:
> 
> ·      Festival Coordination: Keeping track of
> details (files, notes,  
> minutes, etc) to provide an information
> clearinghouse; working with  
> committees, facilitating meetings, delegating
> responsibility;  
> developing a budget, fundraising and other event
> management tasks.
> 
> ·      Coordinating Logistics: Setting up logistics
> like blocking off  
> the street, and obtaining permits.
> 
> ·      Volunteer Coordination: Recruiting volunteers
> and steering  
> them onto committees and into other roles.
> 
> ·      Press & Publicity: Preparing press releases,
> media relations,  
> marketing, networking to promote festival.
> 
> 
> 
> Qualifications include:
> 
> ·      Self-motivated
> 
> ·      Knowledge and experience in event management
> 
> ·      Passion about local food systems and
> businesses, and  
> sustainability
> 
> ·      Flexibility and the ability to work from
> home: the position is  
> currently a work-from-home consultant, but space may
> be available in  
> 2008 in one of the participating nonprofits. Many
> committee meetings  
> will be held in the evenings.
> 
> ·      Computer skills.
> 
> ·      People and communication skills. Comfort with
> many different  
> types of people.
> 
> ·      The ability to commit to being involved
> through the even
> 
> Hours and Compensation:
> 
> This position is currently available for a
> coordinator or co- 
> coordinators for a total of 6-10 hours a week
> starting February 1st,  
> increasing to 20-30 as the festival approaches (The
> paid hours  
> available may vary based on coordinator and steering
> committee  
> fundraising success). It will be paid $17 an hour as
> an independent  
> sub-contractor.  The festival takes place in Ann
> Arbor, and the  
> position will initially be home-based.
> 
> To Apply:
> 
> Please email a letter of interest and your resume to
> Mike Levine  
> (mike@natureandnurture.org) and Kim Bayer
> (kimbayer@gmail.com), or  
> call Mike with any questions at (734) 929-0802.



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