Hook Arts Media Seeks Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator  for the 27th Anniversary of the Red Hook Fest

Hook Arts Media (HAM) is a dynamic community-based cultural organization located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. HAM seeks a part-time Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for the 27th annual Red Hook Fest. This is a free outdoor arts festival that will take place on June5th and 6th, 2020. Friday, June 5th the Festival kicks off with a Community Cook Out and DJ Dance Party at PS 15.  Saturday, June 6th mainstage performances, cultural activities will take place 2 pm – 7 pm at Valentino Park and Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Other non-main stage events on Saturday include activities provided by various community agencies such as a health organization vehicle, a literacy vehicle, and community resource tables, maritime activities, and other events to be determined. The Festival will include Community Resource area where various cultural and educational workshops will take place that highlights the resources and services of organizations that serve Red Hook residents.

The Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator will take part in pre-festival planning by attending monthly production meetings with festival staff, handle outreach to local community organizations for tabling, coordinate and supervise a local flyer and poster distribution team, attend important civic meetings to discuss the festival and use their social networks to promote the event. Additionally, the Coordinator will recruit, train and supervise Festival volunteers.

The ideal candidate is a Red Hook resident with a strong community network, has strong written and verbal communication skills, can work as part of team and independently, is highly organized. Previous community organizing experience is a plus. Required skills: Microsoft Office, Google Suite, familiar with social media-Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Position starts March 1, 2018

Part-time approximately 2-4 hours per week- March –April; May 4-6 hours per week

Attend and work festival events June 5th and 6th, 2020

Pay is $1500-$2000 Commensurate with experience

To apply: send email to opportunities@hookarts.org, put RHF 2020 Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator in the subject line and attach a resume. Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2020.


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