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Vendor Relations

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Vendor Relations

Position Responsibilities

  • First point of contact for returning and potential first-time vendors.

  • Oversees all Festival vendors, both food, non-food & arts and crafts.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with vendors, cognizant of their business needs.

  • Maintains annual electronic database of vendors.

  • Manages vendor applications.

  • Vets potential vendors. 

  • Ensures vendor compliance with Festival policies and city code.

  • Determines placement according to guidelines and city code.

  • Marks vendor locations within the Festival area.

  • Coordinates vendor electrical needs with supplier.

  • Coordinates vendor arrival and set-up.

  • Liaises with city food and fire inspectors.

  • Troubleshoots vendor issues during the Festival.

  • Coordinates vendor tear-down at the end of the Festival.

  • Provides vendor listing to Iowa Dept of Revenue after the Festival.

General Expectations

  • Understands the Festival’s mission, policies, programs, and needs 

  • Serves as active advocate and ambassador for the Festival

  • Prepares for and conscientiously participates in Board meetings

  • Available and willing to work the majority of the Festival

  • Comfortable with current technologies (email, MS Office, Dropbox)

  • Cognizant of proper social media etiquette

  • Financially responsible with Festival funds

Time Commitment

  • Board Member

    • 3-year term

    • Monthly Board meetings, January–October, approximately 2 hours each

    • In addition to monthly meetings, 1-2 hours per week on average; 2-5 hours per week Aug-Oct

    • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Morning of the Festival

  • Committee Planning Member​

    • Committee Meetings - as needed throughout the year. ​

    • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Morning of the Festival

  • General Volunteer​

    • Assigned Shifts during the festival.

Interested?