Saluda Arts Festival seeks volunteers

Published 5:58 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Saluda Business Association (SBA) is calling for volunteers to organize and produce the ninth annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 19, 2012. Being an SBA member is not a requirement to participate.
Positions needed are:
Co-chairs: Leadership, organize meetings, coordinate all processes, communications and motivation, coordinate and communicate with City of Saluda officials.
Artist promotion and communications: Database management, administrative and organizational skills, knows word processing and publishing software, creating emails.
Promotion and marketing: Promote the event, write and send press releases, create flyers and posters, obtain media advertising.
Signs, sandwich boards, and banners: assess inventory of signs, order new signs if needed, arrange for sign placement and pickup.
Volunteers: Solicit volunteers, assign tasks, manage communications among other team member requirements.
Site logistics: Organize the logistics for setting up exhibit spaces, arranging for all the details about parking, waste and recycling, information tables, donated equipment, tables and chairs.
Sponsorships/gift bags: Develop a sponsorship plan, manage sponsorships, collect gift bag items for artist’s gift bags and arrange for preparation and delivery.
Judges/judging: Secure art judges, communicate requirements and judging criteria, host judges on the day of the event, arrange for judges gifts, prepare winner’s awards and ribbons.
Organizers of previous Saluda Arts Festivals will mentor all volunteers.
To apply for a volunteer position or get more information, contact Catherine Ross at 828-749-3534 or or Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or Teams will be organized by Sept. 23, 2011.
– article submitted
by Cathy Jackson

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