Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Great Lakes Bay Alliance seeking Fall for the Arts Festival manager

by Janet I. Martineau

People passionate about the arts might like to know about a job opening.

The Great Lakes Bay Arts and Entertainment Alliance is seeking a manager for its 2013 inaugural Fall for the Arts Festival -- a month-long event, in October, focusing on all the Great Lakes Bay region has to offer in its museums, libraries, performance venues, nature centers, architecture and restaurants.

The position pays up to $35,000, with no benefits. The deadline for applications is this Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Following is the job description:

Fall for the Arts Festival JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE:  Festival Manager            
SALARY RANGE:  Contract position, no benefits, up to $35,000 annually
REPORTS TO: Fall for the Arts Festival – Committee Chair 

The first Fall for the Arts Festival will take place in the Great Lakes Bay Region during the month of October 2013. The focus of this month-long festival during National Arts and Humanities Month will be to introduce visitors from all over Michigan and beyond to the wonderful arts and entertainment events, people and places that make up the Great Lakes Bay Region’s cultural diversity. The Fall for the Arts Festival will introduce people from near and far to museums, libraries and galleries; performance venues; nature centers, gardens and trails; architectural tours and culinary delights; and much more.

Represent Festival in the community and serve as point person for Festival programming. 
Attend planning meetings for the Festival.
Field general inquiries via email and telephone.
Maintain database of arts, cultural, humanities and entertainment organizations.
Work on event-related tasks, mailings and communications. 
Maintain regular contact with participating arts, cultural, humanities and entertainment organizations.
Work with CVB to develop all necessary print and electronic marketing materials. 
Write and distribute press releases to regional and statewide media.
Work with committee on prospecting and cultivating sponsorship opportunities: writing grants 
as necessary.
Attend sponsor and vendor related meetings.
Assist in training and scheduling Festival volunteers for event-related tasks.
Communicate and work with the Dow Event Center and the Great Lakes Bay Region Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote the “big event” through Festival marketing.
Serve as a liaison to Great Lakes Bay Region Convention and Visitors Bureau on all matters related to marketing the Festival.
Attend October 2013 events as the Festival representative.
Perform other tasks as assigned.

Experience managing large-scale events and programs.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
Comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people.
Ability to think creatively.
Ability to manage multiple tasks in a demanding environment. Attention to detail.
Strong work ethic.
Ability to cultivate positive relationships with vendors.
Comfortable working within non-traditional hours.
Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
A self-starter who initiates tasks and projects.
Knowledge of the Great Lakes Bay Region community and arts, cultural, humanities and entertainment organizations in the area.
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel required; familiarity with web design, social media products and Adobe creative suites helpful.

To apply, send resume, cover letter and three references with name, phone and email to:
DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 14, 2012

No comments:

Post a Comment