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Request for Proposals:
Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest Coordinator


Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is seeking a part-time contracted FarmFest Coordinator, who will be responsible for planning and management, with support from the PCO staff, of the Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest, held annually on the first weekend of August at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall PA.

PCO is a private non-profit organization that works to ensure the integrity of organic products and provide education, inspection, and certification services that meet the needs of our members. This position is based in our Spring Mills, PA office.

The successful contractor will possess strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated work experience in event and volunteer management. We seek a highly competent individual with proficiency in soliciting/securing sponsors, vendors, and exhibitors and the use of databases, computer networks, volunteerism, and social media.

Contract Compensation and Schedule:
This one year contracted position is offered at $5000, with potential for renewal on an annual basis. Regular communication during regular business hours is expected. We expect the contracted position to work according to the following schedule:
November-January: 4 hours per week
February-July: 4-10 hours per week
August (during event): 8-12 hours a day for 4 days
Post event communications

Please refer to our website at www.farmfest.paorganic.org for general information about the event when completing this proposal. Please consider that we are currently planning the 4th annual event and do have the following resources in place, although we are not necessarily tied to using them: Marcato Event Planning Database, google docs, excel spreadsheets.

Thank you for your consideration in working with PCO and FarmFest! If you have any questions as you prepare your proposal please feel free to contact Lee Rinehart at lee@paorganic.org or 814-470-9734.

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Events

November 1, 2014
Grow Your Own Organic Apples
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Participants will learn about most appropriate tree varieties, site preparation, planting technique, food, water and pruning needs of young trees and various trellis systems.
Fee: $60 Pre-registration required.
 

For a full listing of events, visit the PCO online calendar.


Classifieds

Contact Abbe Hamilton 
Phone: 814-863-7643 
State College, Pennsylvania
 

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