Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Skills: Project Management
Chili Cook-Off & Tasting Coordinator
We are seeking highly organized and motivated person who will coordinate the annual Chili Cook-Off & Tasting between neighborhood organizations for the Good Neighbor Day Festival.
The annual Chili Cook-Off & Tasting offers family-friendly entertainment with a "hint of friendly competition." It is one of the most popular activities during the day. After the judging, festival goers are invited to participate in a tasting of the chili.
About the Good Neighbor Day Festival
The Good Neighbor Day Festival, held on Saturday, September 28th, is a day full of fun activities for all ages. Enjoy music performed by local musicians. Watch great parades throughout the day. Taste great food from diverse cultures. Play in the Fun Zone. Engage in some friendly competitions. The day acknowledges and celebrates the importance of being a good neighbor and working with our neighbors to make our neighborhoods safer and better places to live, work, and play. This is a city-wide event that moves each year to a different part of the city. This year, we will be at the Southeast Community Center. We anticipate a minimum of 3,500 people.
- Become knowledgeable about all Chili Cook-Off Rules and Judging Criteria
- Recruit three judges for the cook-off
- Assist with the recruitment of competitors
- Direct communication (of critical information) with each competitor a minimum of three times prior to the event
- Tent layout and competition set-up (including check-in and placement of competitors)
- Ensure that the competition runs smoothly
The Chili Cook-Off & Tasting Coordinator will be part of the larger Festival Coordinating Committee, which will meet on a monthly basis (Saturday mornings) to ensure that all of the festival elements are working together.
The coordinator should have previous experience coordinating an event or component of an event (or assisting in the coordination). The successful volunteer will have great organization and communication skills, as well as the ability to keep calm under pressure. Problem-solving and negotiating skills are essential.
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