Executive director wanted for Forest Storytelling Festival

The Forest Storytelling Festival needs a new Executive Director

Festival banner, croppedDirector wanted! 

Cherie Trebon will be stepping down from the director’s position after this year’s festival. She has done an outstanding job as director, managing everything from  artistic decisions to volunteers, overseeing fundraising, marketing, and making this “shoestring operation” profitable! She leaves the festival in strong financial standing. Cherie has performed this volunteer service for many years, and is ready to take a well-earned rest. Furthermore, she stated that she wants to make room for a new director with new ideas.

The festival is currently in its 20th year and going strong! It is a focal event of the Story People of Clallam County; an active and growing storytelling guild.

The Festival Director provides the leadership for the entire festival planning and implementation process. The Director will recruit and motivate chairpersons and act as the spokesperson for the entire group. The Director will orchestrate the overall production, providing advice when needed and will be prepared to make the final decisions after consulting with chairpersons and the Board of Directors.

Director will: produce a comprehensive and coordinated quality event that is financially successful; ensure diversity and distinctiveness in the featured festival performers; provide an atmosphere that encourages people to attend the festival and return to subsequent festivals. The director will work with (and in some cases train) a diverse group of volunteers. The director will be an individual who can motivate others and is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent organizational and follow-through skills are a necessity for this position. The director will have a comprehensive knowledge of storytelling or be willing to increase their knowledge by participation in workshops and seminars, or by attending storytelling festivals and events in other locales. The director must have excellent written and verbal skills. The director must be able to meet financial objectives by accurately forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.

The position is a volunteer labor of love, but expenses are covered, and there is a small honorarium. The director should be available to meet in person with board members and volunteers on a regular basis in Port Angeles, WA.

Send resume & letter to P.O. Box 285, Port Angeles, WA 98362 by 6/15/14


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