Umoja Fest 2019 is hiring!

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Umoja Fest 2019 is hiring!  

Please see the job descriptions below and attached for download.

Parade Coordinator
 
Umoja Festival, a Seafair sanctioned event, has been active in Seattle’s community for more than 60 years.  The Festival’s main theme is umoja, a Ki-Swahili word that means unity.  Umoja Festival is the Soul of Seafair!
 
Your Experience:
 
·         Must have experience creating and managing a marketing/promotion plan.
·         Must possess strong leadership skills.
·         Must display strong written and verbal communication.
·         Must be able to diffuse conflict.
·         Must be flexible.
·         Must be able to maintain personable, professional, courteous, empathetic attitude.
 
What You’ll Do:
 
·         Organize parade that reflects the diversity in the African Diaspora.
·         Actively recruit participants.
·         Create and manage applications, guidelines and forms.
·         Maintain participant records.
·         Plan, manage and direct parade line-up and schedule.
 
Stipend: TBD
 
How You Can Apply:
 
Send your resume and a letter explaining why you’d like to join to: team@umojafestnw.com
 
 Deadline: Immediate
 

Marketing Coordinator
 
Umoja Festival, a Seafair sanctioned event, has been active in Seattle’s community for more than 60 years.  The Festival’s main theme is umoja, a Ki-Swahili word that means unity.  Umoja Festival is the Soul of Seafair!
 
Your Experience:
 
·         Must have experience creating and managing a marketing/promotion plan.
·         Must possess strong leadership skills.
·         Must display strong written and verbal communication.
·         Must be flexible.
·         Must be able to maintain personable, professional, courteous, empathetic attitude.
 
What You’ll Do:
 
·         Create and oversee print/radio/TV/email/social media campaign to promote festival to an extensive audience.
·         Create and distribute press releases for local media.
·         Develop and facilitate outreach activities to invite participants.
·         Develop and coordinate marketing team.
·         Provides marketing team content for public distribution.
·         Updates/maintains website content.
·        Ensure sponsors’ information is properly displayed in all marketing materials and communications, including, but not limited to website, flyers, posters, social media, festival banners, etc.
.     Collaborate with other festival coordinators, event staff  and graphic designer to implement and produce marketing materials for specialized events and stages.
 
Stipend: TBD
 
How You Can Apply: Send your resume and a letter explaining why you’d like to join to: team@umojafestnw.com
 
Deadline: Immediate
 

Afrobeat/Roots (Hip Hop) Stage Coordinator
 
Umoja Festival, a Seafair sanctioned event, has been active in Seattle’s community for more than 60 years.  The Festival’s main theme is umoja, a Ki-Swahili word that means unity.  Umoja Festival is the Soul of Seafair!
 
Your Experience:
 
·         Experience organizing stage productions.
·         Experience working with performance artists.
·         Must possess strong leadership skills.
·         Must display strong written and verbal communication.
·         Must be flexible.
·         Must be able to maintain personable, professional, courteous, empathetic attitude.
 
What You’ll Do:
 
·         Procure and coordinate Afrobeat & Hip Hop musicians/artists/performers.
·         Complete required documentation, including performer contracts, waivers, payments, etc.; coordinate payments.
·         Coordinate with Sound Crew and Programming Coordinator to ensure technical and equipment needs are fulfilled.
·         Create and manage performance schedule for two days of the festival.
·         Assess volunteer needs and communicate them to Volunteer Coordinator.
·         Assess hospitality needs (food, snacks, beverages, etc.) and communicate them to Hospitality Coordinator.
 
Stipend: TBD
 
How You Can Apply: Send your resume and a letter explaining why you’d like to join to: team@umojafestnw.com
 
Deadline: Immediate

 
Volunteer Coordinator
 
Umoja Festival, a Seafair sanctioned event, has been active in Seattle’s community for more than 60 years.  The Festival’s main theme is Umoja, a Ki-Swahili word that means unity.  Umoja Festival is the Soul of Seafair!
 
Your Experience:
 
·         Supervision/management and customer service skills.
·         Experience working with large volunteer staff.
·         Must have friendly, outgoing personality.
·         Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
·         Must be flexible, able to work independently and as part of a team.
·         Must be able to diffuse conflict and to work with minimal direction.
·         Must be able to maintain personable, professional, courteous, empathetic attitude.
 
What You’ll Do:
 
·         Actively recruit volunteers from the community, partner organizations and sponsors.
·         Organize recruiting events/activities to enlist large body of volunteers.
·         Maintain consistent communication and follow up with volunteers before and after festival.
·         Maintain consistent follow up and communication with volunteers.
·         Develop and manage volunteer assignments and schedules.
·         Communicate with other festival coordinators to determine their volunteer needs.
·         Create volunteer trainings, information, thank you gifts and applicable recognition program.
 
Stipend: TBD
 
How You Can Apply: Send your resume and a letter explaining why you’d like to join to: team@umojafestnw.com
 
Deadline: Immediate
 

Vendor Coordinator
 
Umoja Festival, a Seafair sanctioned event, has been active in Seattle’s community for more than 60 years.  The Festival’s main theme is umoja, a Ki-Swahili word that means unity.  Umoja Festival is the Soul of Seafair!
 
Your Experience:
 
·         Must have friendly, outgoing personality.
·         Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
·         Must possess strong leadership skills.
·         Must display strong written and verbal communication.
·         Must be flexible.
·         Must be able to maintain personable, professional, courteous, empathetic attitude.
 
What You’ll Do:
 
·         Actively recruit information, food and retail vendors who reflect the Diasporan African community.
·         Create and manage vendor applications.
·         Monitor debit/credit card system for collecting vendor fees.
·         Establish contracts, consistent with Umoja Festival policies/procedures, and applicable City of Seattle and/or King County ordinances, health and safety requirements.
·         Monitor vendors’ contract compliance.
·         Maintain thorough, accurate records.
·         Create layout for vendor space assignments.
·         Promptly and consistently communicate with prospective and contracted vendors.
·         Consistently communicate with festival coordinators.
 
Stipend: TBD
 
How You Can Apply: Send your resume and a letter explaining why you’d like to join to: team@umojafestnw.com
 
Deadline: Immediate


Hospitality Coordinator
 
Umoja Festival, a Seafair sanctioned event, has been active in Seattle’s community for more than 60 years.  The Festival’s main theme is umoja, a Ki-Swahili word that means unity.  Umoja Festival is the Soul of Seafair!
 
Your Experience:
 
·         Must possess strong customer service skills.
·        Must display strong written and verbal communication.
·         Must possess strong leadership skills.
·         Must display strong written and verbal communication.
·         Must be flexible.
·         Must be able to maintain personable, professional, courteous, empathetic attitude.
 
What You’ll Do:
 
·         Create snack, meal and beverage menu for festival staff, volunteers and paid artists for each day of the festival.
·        Procure food, beverages and necessary supplies (arranging purchase or catering).
·        Direct assigned volunteers, as needed.
·        Maintain First Aid Area and supplies, including documenting incidents.
·        Communicate volunteer needs to Volunteer Coordinator.
 
Stipend: TBD
 
How You Can Apply: Send your resume and a letter explaining why you’d like to join to: team@umojafestnw.com
 
Deadline: Immediate

 
Event Staff Coordinator
 
Umoja Festival, a Seafair sanctioned event, has been active in Seattle’s community for more than 60 years.  The Festival’s main theme is umoja, a Ki-Swahili word that means unity.  Umoja Festival is the Soul of Seafair!
 
Your Experience:
 
·         Knowledge of public safety protocols.
·         Must display strong written and verbal communication.
·         Must possess strong leadership skills.
·         Must display strong written and verbal communication.
·         Must be flexible.
·         Must be able to diffuse conflict.
·         Must be able to maintain personable, professional, courteous, empathetic attitude.
 
What You’ll Do:
 
·         Assemble and manage a team to monitor field activities, mediate conflict, and maintain safety during festival.
·         Develop safety plan to promote positive, peaceful environment and relationships.
·         Create and manage staff assignments and schedules.
·         Determine, issue and collect team equipment needs.
·         Assist festival attendees as needed.
·         Communicate with other festival coordinators.
·         Support other festival areas and coordinators as needed
 
Stipend: TBD
 
How You Can Apply: Send your resume and a letter explaining why you’d like to join to: team@umojafestnw.com
 
Deadline: Immediate


CHILDREN’S AREA COORDINATOR
 
Umoja Festival, a Seafair sanctioned event, has been active in Seattle’s community for more than 60 years.  The Festival’s main theme is umoja, a Ki-Swahili word that means unity.  Umoja Festival is the Soul of Seafair!
 
Your Experience:
 
·         Must have experience working with youth and families.
·         Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
·         Must be flexible.
·         Must be able to diffuse conflict.
·         Must be able to maintain personable, professional, courteous, empathetic attitude.
 
What You’ll Do:
 
·         Create and implement activity and entertainment plan appropriate for youth/families for each day of the festival, with a special focus on Children’s Day.
·         Assemble and manage a team who will provide direct support.
·         Determine volunteer, supply, and equipment needs and communicate them to appropriate coordinator.
·         Conduct outreach to invite youth, families, childcare providers & facilities, etc. to participate.
 
Stipend: TBD
 
How You Can Apply: Send your resume and a letter explaining why you’d like to join to: team@umojafestnw.com
 
Deadline: Immediate