Special Events Coordinator to plan and organize the Annual Agricultural Fair . Must have experience in executing large events, working with diverse groups of volunteers, budget planning, and vendor management. This is a part time year round position. Salary Commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12/29/17
Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society
Special Event Coordinator
Plan, organize, direct, and manage the Annual Agricultural Fair and the Harvest Festival
Develop Fair programs in accordance with applicable rules and regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture
Hire and provide direction and supervision for assigned staff and volunteers
Recruit and negotiate contracts with vendors and participating organizations
Maintain on going communication with Committees and Trustees regarding activities and operations
Prepares or oversees the preparation of reports and correspondences as required
Directs the resolution of inquiries, complaints, problems or emergencies affecting event activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures associated with management and promotion of fairs and fairgrounds or promotional events.
Knowledge of modern principles and practices of management and supervision
Knowledge of principles and practices of fiscal management, including budget preparation, expenditure control, time keeping, purchasing, and record keeping
Knowledge of the Vineyard agricultural and farming community practices a plus
Working knowledge of business operations and fiscal management.
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of volunteers and within a committee structure
Experience in obtaining sponsorships within the community
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
The Special Events Coordinator is a part time year round position. Candidate must reside on the island.