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 admin@mvasmv.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 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.