Canowindra International Balloon Challenge seeks a director

Canowindra's balloon festival committee is looking to employ a director to help organise next year's event.
Canowindra's balloon festival committee is looking to employ a director to help organise next year's event.

Canowindra’s International Balloon Challenge is looking to employ a director for the event.

The Challenge is held annually in the second week of the NSW April school holidays run by a committee, mostly of Canowindra residents.

The Festival Director will be an appointed ex officio member of the committee. 

“The committee seeks a qualified and experienced person with a vision to develop and raise the profile of this event into an exciting sustainable major Australian Festival,” the advertisement for the director states.

“The successful candidate will be passionate about our program and events and will grow, develop and embrace our festival as it continues to develop into a sustainable annual event.” 

The initial contract position is for eight months, up to May 31, 2019 enabling the successful candidate to be part of the 2019 Canowindra International Balloon Challenge and provide an opportunity to become familiarized with the event as it currently stands.

If you’re interested in the position you’ll need demonstrated experience in programming and the ability to generate creative ideas that lead to successful outcomes and experiences for festival attendees; experience in event planning and management of events and programs; comprehensive knowledge of the grants environment for potential funding and experience in writing and acquitting grant applications as well as; excellent communication skills.

The director will be asked to liaise with sponsors, community stakeholders as well as engage with community and cultural groups.

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