Event and Program Planning Assistant, Feeding Laramie Valley

Laramie, WY

Job Title: Event and Program Planning Assistant

Organization: Feeding Laramie Valley

Type of opportunity: Feeding Laramie Valley is looking for an Event and Program Planning Assistant to help in all aspects of event organization, outreach, marketing and promotion; particularly in regard to FLV’s 5th Annual Higher Ground Fair. The Event Planning Assistant will be expected to work independently at times and in a leadership capacity. The position also involves assisting with Community Garden events and maintenance (garden promotion, meetings and events, attending to plot steward needs and requests).

Duties: Day to day operations include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Creating promotional materials such as flyers, posters, advertisements, social media posts, marketing materials highlighting event participants.
  • Making phone calls, sending emails, obtaining permits, ordering and gathering supplies.
  • Updating website designs and website information as well as maintaining social media sites.
  • Planning and mapping out events, conducting and presenting event design research, creating layouts and designs, and constructing event areas.
  • Assisting with design and mobilization of different sections of the Higher Ground Fair.

Start and end dates: Exact dates TBA approximately June 1 to August 2 (Ability to commit to entire 10-week season with some holiday, weekend and/or evening work as required. There is occasional flexibility in the schedule with supervisor’s advance approval.)

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Each 8-hour day includes a one-hour lunch break. Required, all-staff breakfast meetings are conducted once every two weeks with a start-time of 8:00 a.m.

Salary/pay: Bi-weekly living allowance of about $479.00, 35/hour work week for 10 weeks. Choice of an end-of-service education award of about $1,311.00 that can be used for future school payments or federal student loans, or cash stipend accrued at approximately $4.94 per day, approximately $345.00 for 10 weeks.

How to apply: Essay and interview required. If selected for an interview, two references will be required. Applicants are asked to write a detailed essay expressing how working for Feeding Laramie Valley will enhance their personal and professional goals. In this essay, please also describe why this position interests you, what relevant experience you may have, and why you would be a good fit for Feeding Laramie Valley.

Please email essay and full contact information to Katie Case, katherine@feedinglaramievalley.org, or contact us at 307-223-4399 for alternative delivery methods. A resume may also be included but is not required. Please place in the email subject line: 2020 VISTA Summer Associate – Event and Program Planning Assistant.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2020.