This position runs from May through mid-September 2018. The time commitment ranges from a few hours a week during the planning phase to a continual onsite presence during the Festival itself (September 7-9). An honorarium of $3000 will be provided.
The National Folk Festival is a FREE, three-day outdoor event celebrating the richness and variety of American culture. It features over 350 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople in performances, workshops, children’s activities, and more. Salisbury, Maryland, was selected through a national competitive process to be the 2018-2020 National Folk Festival Host City.
The Marketplace Coordinator will organize the approximately 35-40 Marketplace vendors participating in the National Folk Festival. The successful candidate will be well-organized, creative, personable, and gracious under pressure.
Responsibilities include: serving as a main point of contact for Marketplace vendors, collecting logistical and technical requirements, assisting in vendor placement, collecting contracts and fees, managing vendor load-in and load-out, and overseeing Marketplace operations on the festival site. A keen attention to detail in a fast-paced environment and standard computer literacy are required.
The right candidate will also have a passion for the arts and prior experience managing craft show operations. Familiarity with the Salisbury and/or Delmarva craft show scene is a plus.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected]