Main Street Event: Homegrown Festival

You could help plan the next Homegrown Festival!

Siloam Springs, ARK. — Main Street Siloam Springs, Inc. is seeking an eager, qualified professional to join our staff in the work of preserving and enhancing downtown Siloam Springs as a vibrant destination where our community springs to life.

The open position will offer 15 hours of work each week as Events and Marketing Coordinator; however applicants must have a flexible schedule that will allow them to be available to 20-30 hours a week for special trainings and before events. The compensation range is $13 -$15/hour, dependent upon experience, and will report directly to Main Street Siloam Springs’ Executive Director. Expected start date is June 12, 2017 (or sooner, if convenient for the chosen applicant).

The Events and Marketing Coordinator will report directly to the Main Street Siloam Springs Executive Director and focus primarily on the organization’s events and marketing. The position will help plan and execute all events in Main Street’s yearly calendar by serving as an active leader of Main Street event committees, and will therefore work closely with board members and committee volunteers. This person will also develop resources for the organization by executing event sponsorship obligations, and manage/develop branding and marketing materials. This team member will promote events and downtown businesses through social media and e-newsletter marketing. He or she will work at all times with the Main Street team to maintain a balanced and transparent budget, keep organized financial and donor records, and communicate with volunteers to provide leadership and support.

Main Street is seeking an applicant who will actively strive to understand the culture and brand aesthetic of the organization and of downtown, and who can bring creativity and enthusiasm to their role. Applicants must be organized, efficient, and able to think proactively and linearly about details and tasks for upcoming events and projects. This staff member will be expected at all times to maintain excellent communication etiquette, respect others and help other staff when possible, and seek to fulfill the vision and mission of Main Street Siloam Springs. Fluency in Spanish is a highly valued ability. Applicants should expect some level of physical rigor, including walking throughout the downtown district regularly, as well as lifting boxes and transporting materials as necessary for projects and events. Mileage will be reimbursed at the average rate.

Applicants with experience in event production, marketing and/or communications are preferred. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud is preferred. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required.

Main Street Siloam Springs, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, is a downtown revitalization program that enacts economic development through historic preservation. An accredited National Main Street Center member, Main Street Siloam Springs works in the areas of design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring to preserve and enhance downtown Siloam Springs as a vibrant destination where the community springs to life.

Interested applicants should send an email with subject title “Events and Marketing Application” and attachment(s): a one page cover letter, along with a résumé and contact information for three references by June 2, 2017 to:

Kelsey Howard
Executive Director, Main Street Siloam Springs