Seeking Coordinator for Festival Art Market


Chelsea Area Festivals & Events is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented individual to join the Sounds & Sights Festival committee as the coordinator for the Art Market.

Chelsea Area Festivals & Events is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that enriches Chelsea, and the surrounding communities, by promoting the presentation of and participation in quality performing and visual arts throughout the year. The annual Sounds & Sights Festival takes place the last weekend in July, and features a diverse music line up, a classic car show, and annual chalk art events.

The committee is seeking a professional individual who loves and understands the culture of art markets and marketplaces to oversee operations of the Sounds & Sights Festival Art Market.

The Sounds & Sights Festival Art Market Coordinator ensures that all aspects of the Art Market are managed appropriately, including:

  • Recruitment, coordination and management of an Art Market sub-committee that works as a team to optimize the art market selling experience for everyone
  • Assist in curation and juried selection process. For prospective artists, you will play a key development role in your capacity as market gate-keeper, capturing new artist-vendor inquiries and vetting prospects
  • Organize event logistics, assist with load-in/load-out; for artists, you will be the on-site point person during the festival
  • Responsible for budget, finance and collections
    Marketing content support – this refers to content (i.e. text and photos) for website, social media, and artist bios
  • Community outreach – identification of, and outreach to, community partners and potential partnering organizations
  • Collaborate with the Sponsor Coordinator to identify potential sponsors
    Participate in a monthly committee meetings to provide status reports

Interested candidates should submit an email to [email protected] and include a brief description of their candidacy, previous experience in successfully implementing a similar market, and how you envision the 2019 Sounds & Sights Festival Art Market.  Deadline to apply is October 4, 2018.

This is an independent contract position and requires an estimated average of 20 hours per month.