Willamette Valley Lavender Festival Coordinator

Deadline February 28, 2022

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival Coordinator

The Chehalem Cultural Center (CCC) is looking for a seasonal, temporary employee to join our small, passionate team. The Center’s small staff pulls off a big job, and each team member is relied upon to be a leader and champion. Everyone who works at CCC is expected to be a creative thinker and independent problem solver who finds joy in promoting arts & culture and is energetic in community engagement. The CCC strives to better serve the many communities in our area and actively seeks candidates with perspectives and experiences that help deepen our mission. CCC is an equal-opportunity employer: bilingual candidates and candidates of color are strongly urged to apply.

Basic duties include:
The Willamette Valley Lavender Festival Coordinator position will report directly to the Director of Arts Programming in the planning, coordination, and execution of our annual Willamette Valley Lavender Festival held on July 8 & 9, 2022.

About the Festival:
The Willamette Valley Lavender Festival is a two-day festival held annually on the second weekend of July that celebrates the Lavender industry in our region through a vendor marketplace of lavender-themed, handmade products, food and drink vendors, a Lavender Plein Air Paint Out, and live musical performances.

Festival Timeline & Important Dates:
March 2022 First Monthly Planning Committee Meeting
April 2022 Marketplace Vendor Recruitment Starts
April-June 2022 Logistics Planning/Coordination
June 20, 2022 Vendor Application Closes
July 5-7 2022 Festival Setup On Site
July 8 & 9, 2022 Festival

Job duties will include:
Facilitate monthly meetings with the planning committee: set dates & agendas, coordinate volunteer committee member tasks
Work closely with the Plein Air Paint Out Coordinator to execute schedules and joint festival tasks
Work closely with the Marketing Coordinator, translation services and other staff to assist in the marketing and promotion of the festival.
Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteer needs and jobs for the festival
Book musicians and coordinate the performances during the festival
Coordinate/manage the vendor marketplace application process
Map out the layout of the vendor marketplace and communicate with all vendors leading up to the festival
Coordinate all logistics for the festival including: overnight security, equipment rental, permitting, signage, parking plans, sound engineer, set up and clean-up

Much of the coordination work leading up to the festival can be done remotely, but the coordinator must be on-site for scheduled meetings, set up the week of the festival, both days of the festival, and clean-up.

Qualifications:
-must have a passion for arts, culture and community
-experience with planning and coordinating large scale events
-strong, professional communication skills
-excellent organizational and time management skills
-excellent written communication skills
-good problem solver
-experience working with and leading volunteers
-proficient computer skills: experience with Google Drive a plus
-self motivated

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
For the safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests, the Chehalem Cultural Center is requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Candidates must be able to provide proof of full vaccination by their hire date.

Application Deadline: Open until filled, interviews beginning in February
Pay: $15-17/hr DOE, language differential available for those with second language skills

To apply: email a cover letter and resume to carissa@chehalemculturalcenter.org with “Lavender Festival Coordinator” in the subject line.

More Info
https://www.chehalemculturalcenter.org/career-opportunities

Location
remote & Newberg, OR

Contact Email
carissa@chehalemculturalcenter.org