AfricAid is seeking an unpaid fellow to assist with event planning and outreach, including AfricAid’s major fundraising event, Art & Soul. The Events Fellow will work under the direction of the External Relations and Operations Coordinator. This position will require 10-20 hours per week, with a minimum of 8 hours at the AfricAid office and flexibility to complete the other hours from home or in the office. The Events Fellow will be expected to assist at AfricAid events held during evening and weekend hours, including the Art & Soul Gala on September 24, 2016. The ideal candidate will have a car and valid driver’s license to transport small items to events and will be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months with preference given to those able to stay 9-12 months.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee silent auction solicitations for Art & Soul, solicitation letters and phone calls, thank you letters, item pick up, managing storage, photographing, and cataloging for the event.
Assist with solicitation and management of live auction items and event sponsorships.
Support staff in day of event activities, including setup, registration, and cleanup.
Assemble materials (including merchandise) and represent AfricAid at conferences and tabling events. Research new events and fairs for AfricAid to attend.
Maintain inventory of merchandise and marketing materials and assist in developing brand, materials, language, and design of new merchandising program.
Collaborate with communications intern and staff to create and carry out marketing and social media campaigns for events.
Attend AfricAid team monthly meetings and event committee meetings.
Assist External Relations and Operations Coordinator in all other related tasks.