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Requirements:
  • Other
Also required for this position: Email your skills and preferences
Languages Needed:

None, but German is a fun bonus!

  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit

Oktoberfest event coordinators

Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 2T4 [map]
1-8 hours / monthly
From now until end of Sept 2020
Did you hear? Oktoberfest is coming to the Strathcona County Agora Sept 19 2020, and it will be HUGE! We need your help! 

Spearheaded by the German Language and Culture Association and Rotary Club of Sherwood Park, there are a number of committees needed to help start the planning. Not a huge individual time commitment, and you can help on your own schedule.

* Food / Beverage Team - coordinate with caterers to develop a rough budget, decide things like beer brands and menu details.

* Communications Team - develop messaging and materials to get the word out about the event, including social media, print advertising, and word of mouth.

* Entertainment Team - research and develop rough budget for traditional live entertainers, as well as video and music options that we can play on the giant screens in between performers.

* Activities Team - research and develop a rough budget for both family-friendly, and more adult-oriented activities that will take place throughout the event.

* Decorating Team - plan out fun ways to decorate the massive space we have to work with

* General Event Coordination Team - plan for things like ticketing systems, coordinate overall budget, and help apply for grants.
Additional Details & Skills Required
Volunteers can expect to attend no more than a couple of short meetings over the next few months, with the majority of work done via phone or computer at home.
Availability on September 18/19/20 is very helpful, but not a requirement.
Certification or Education Required
No specific certification or education required. Some basic computer skills (email, creating word documents) would be helpful.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Learn how to coordinate large events as part of a fun team, bringing many different community demographics together to have a great time. Use your strengths to help us build a better event team, and help teach others what you know!
Requirements:
  • Other
Also required for this position: Email your skills and preferences
Languages Needed:

None, but German is a fun bonus!

  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit