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  • Monday, January 21, 2019 12:00 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham

    Legislative Reception at the Minnesota State Capitol
    Hosted by Visit Saint Paul

    Meet and talk with elected officials and network with your industry peers during this special event at the Minnesota State Capitol. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and docent-led tours of the newly-remodeled state Capitol Building, provided by the Minnesota Historical Society. Complimentary shuttles will loop between the Capitol and InterContinental St. Paul Hotel over the course of the event.  
    Monday, Feb 4, 5:00-6:30 pm.

    MACVB Silent Auction Is Live
    This highly-anticipated fan favorite is back! Bid on items such as Romance in Bloomington package that includes an overnight at the Radisson Blu; Shopping Spree at Edina's Galleria; Top Golf premier event and entertainment center package; and a $5,000 Ad Package from Midwest Living. Bid early, bid often – and you can start your bidding NOW!

    Full Conference Schedule is Now Available!
    The full conference schedule, with session descriptions and speaker bios, is available online. Follow this link to customize your conference agenda.

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:52 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham

    Top 20 Food Code Changes for Businesses 

    Minnesota’s new Food Code. What do you need to know?

    Minnesota has a new Food Code as of January 1, 2019. 

    Business owners, managers and food workers can learn about important changes in the Food Code by visiting the 2019 Major Food Code Changes webpage. The information is also listed in the flyer Top 20 Food Code changes for businesses.

    The items are divided into two categories: Need to know and Need action. Each item has a brief description of the change.

    More information about each item is in 20 Questions: The Proposed Major Changes of Concern to the Minnesota Food Code from the Minnesota Department of Health.

    There are many more changes in the new Food Code than what are listed on the flyer. Find information about these items, or other items, at Minnesota Food Code (PDF).

    Watch for information about meetings with Minneapolis Health Department staff on the new Food Code.

    Contact your health inspector if you have questions about any of the Food Code changes.

    Green To Go exemptions end April 22

    The Green To Go ordinance requires an annual review of products exempted from the ordinance.

    The Minneapolis Health Department is holding a public meeting to discuss Green To Go product exemptions and to take public comments.

    Early in 2018, the Health Department made the determination the Green To Go product exemptions would end on April 22, 2019. 

    After April 22, 2019, these products will no longer be exempt:

    • Polyethylene (PE) lined paper hot and cold cups and containers for liquids (soup, etc.).
    • Rigid polystyrene lids for those containers. The containers are marked with a #6 inside three chasing arrows.

    The public meeting is: 
    Monday, January 28 
    9 to 11 a.m. 
    Eastside Neighborhood Services 
    1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    If you cannot attend the public meeting, email or mail your comments to the Health Department.

    Email comments to or mail them to: 
    Minneapolis Health Department 
    Attn: Dan Huff 
    250 South 4th Street, Room 510 
    Minneapolis, MN 55415

    Submit comments by January 31, 2019.

    The Green To Go ordinance requires food and beverages prepared for immediate consumption and to-go must be placed in packaging that is reusable, recyclable, or compostable. In addition, recyclable materials must be recycled. Compostable plastics must be composted.

    Staple food changes

    Do you own or manage a grocery store in Minneapolis?

    On December 7, 2018, Minneapolis made changes to the staple foods ordinance (Title 10: Chapter 203 of the City code). This local law requires grocery stores to stock a certain amount and variety of staple foods, like fresh produce and whole grains. The changes will make it easier for stores to stock staple foods that match their customers’ cultures and food traditions.

    What do you need to know?

    There are now six staple food categories instead of ten. Eggs, cheese, whole grain cereal, and canned beans have been combined with other similar categories. Stores do not have to stock as many items as before and more items count as staple foods. In early 2019, stores will receive a letter with information about the changes. The Minneapolis Health Department will offer trainings and other support to help store owners comply with the updated ordinance.

    Please visit the staple foods website for more information.

    Contact Kristen Klingler at 612-673-2910 if you have questions.

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11:00 AM | Junia Joseph-Benham

    Would you like to join one of FEI’s top three performing chapters, known for its commitment to innovation, creativity, membership growth, and Diversity and Inclusion? This chapter, located in the Twin Cities, is already renowned for its strong board and dedicated volunteers, but it strives to continuously grow and evolve. While growth can emerge from a variety of sources, FEI, Twin Cities Chapter is intentionally blazing forward and upsetting the status quo by becoming the first chapter to hire an Executive Director.

    As the primary external face and voice of the organization, the Executive Director will lead with passion and ambition to promote FEI, Twin Cities Chapter’s mission of advancing the success of senior-level financial executives, their organizations, and the profession.

    With the support of a strong and stable Board of Directors, the Executive Director will serve as a visionary leader who will drive the strategy and change required to stay current within the finance association space. The Executive Director will be responsible for the development and successful implementation of a comprehensive member recruitment plan, as well as retention and engagement strategies, to ensure a robust and invigorated membership base.

    Working across diverse stakeholder groups, the Executive Director will conduct outreach to current and prospective members, strategic sponsors, and the community to create greater brand awareness. The Executive Director will collaborate with volunteers and external partners to develop and implement well run and relevant programs, securing speakers aligned with the organizations vision and strategic plan.

    Although a remote-office position, there will be signification travel and attendance required for strategic sponsor engagement and FEI events, both in the Twin Cities Metro area and nationally. Therefore, the ideal candidate must be a local resident of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

    For more information or to send your credentials, please email

    All inquiries will remain confidential. Please note that relocation is not part of this role.

    Additional details about this position can also be found by downloading the Position Profile here

  • Friday, March 30, 2018 12:11 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham

    Plymouth Library 4/11/18 10am-12pm

    RSVP requested

    For the third year in a row the Hennepin County health department will be offering a meeting specifically for farmers’ market managers before the busy summer season. We will again be offering a separate meeting directly following the farmers’ market meeting for coordinators/event holders/vendors of special “short-term” events within the county’s jurisdiction. As market managers or event coordinators/special event organizers/vendors, we would like to invite you to these meetings. Please forward this email to others if needed. All are welcome, even those that are thinking of becoming involved in farmers’ markets or special events – this would be a great informational session.

    During the farmers’ market meeting we will go over the Cottage Foods exemption, sampling, approved and non-approved licenses, inspections, talk about common issues seen at markets, touch on basic food safety and answer any questions that come up.

    During the special events meeting, we will discuss stand set-up, licensing, inspections, touch on common issues seen by inspectors at special events, and answer any questions.

    Everyone is welcome to attend one or both meetings. The information provided at these meetings will be specific to areas that Hennepin County Public Health Department inspects (not Minneapolis, Bloomington/Richfield, Edina, Minnetonka/Wayzata or Brooklyn Park).

    The meetings this year will be located at Plymouth Library (15700 36th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55446 – large conference room). The farmers’ market meeting will go from 10-10:45am. We will take a short break and then go right into the special event meeting from 11-11:45 with the option to stick around afterwards if you have further questions or would like to meet with inspectors.

    Attached you will find the agenda. We hope you will be able to attend or send someone from your organization to attend in your place. We would like to provide a local health department relationship for your specific questions and operation. It’s our hope that as the managers/coordinators/event organizers/vendors, you are fully aware of the requirements in place and work with us to ensure safe food is being offered at events. We hope this meeting provides a platform for open communication and partnership between the health department and event holders/vendors/managers.

    As space is limited, please RSVP by Monday 4/9/18 by taking this short survey. When you click on the link to RSVP, feel free to include any questions you have regarding the meetings or topics covered.

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:10 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham

    City Pages is seeking a Marketing Coordinator. Candidates should be self-motivated go-getters with excellent verbal and written communication skills. The Marketing Coordinator will assist the Marketing Department with all aspects of marketing and promotional activities, and will be expected to represent City Pages throughout the community in a professional manner. The Marketing Coordinator manages all online promotions including social media efforts, email newsletter list growth, as well as the Street Marketing Team and their promotional efforts. This position is responsible for assisting the Marketing Director with the planning and execution of City Pages signature events and company outings as well as client involvement in promotions and execution of sponsor agreements. Some weekend/evening work is required for special projects and events.

    Successful applicants should be self motivated, organized, able to work on multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment, outgoing and personable, and possess a strong work ethic. Previous marketing/social media/event experience is required and experience with street team marketing and activation a plus. Must possess personal computer skills including MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint. Requires dependable transportation, a valid Minnesota driver's license/proof of insurance, as well as successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

    Click Here for more information and to apply.

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 9:42 AM | Junia Joseph-Benham

    Reporting to the Group Sales Director, the Group Sales Coordinator assists sales staff in administrative functions related to coordinating sales events and supporting sales initiatives. Assists with customer service inquiries and telemarketing sales calls as needed. Contributes to the overall accomplishment of the division’s goals.


    • Plans and implements arrangements for all group sales events. This includes booking park tickets and/or catering, creation and dissemination of paperwork to clients and park staff, attending events and evaluation of events upon completion.
    • Communicates accurate and timely information to various park staff to ensure arrangements are carried out to meet/exceed client’s expectations. Acts as a liaison between client, sales staff and park departments involved with group events.
    • Responsible for assisting with reconciliation of account balances for all group sales events and programs. Ensures catering invoices are accurate prior to client’s receipt. Works with accounting to ensure proper billing for all catered events.
    • Assist with planning, coordination and on-site execution and operations for all special interest group events and youth programs such as Education Days, Physics and Science Days and Performance in the Park.
    • Attends meetings, conferences and trade shows as required or appropriate.
    • Develops and recommends improvements/changes for various group sales programs, including ticket programs, pricing, catering options, programs and menus for groups in conjunction with Food Service Division.
    • Oversees the collateral development process to support catering and group sales programs.
    • Responsible for set-up and testing of all group sales products and affiliate merchant stores.
    • Hires, trains and manages performance and development of seasonal Group Sales staff. Recommends and participates in employee disciplinary actions. Manages labor budget to ensure actual expenditures stay within budget parameters.
    • Adheres to all park policies and procedures, including attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to service in all aspects of employment.
    • Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions.
    • Maintains cleanliness and safety in assigned work area and performs all duties in compliance with Cedar Fair Safety guidelines and requirements and reports all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision.
    • Meets scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.
    • Meets Cedar Fair’s attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair’s attendance policies.
    • Adheres to Cedar Fair’s Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.
    • Other duties may be assigned.
    Click Here for more information and to apply

  • Sunday, March 04, 2018 8:54 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham

    Anderson Race Management (ARM) is your first stop for race planning and promotion. Whether you’re starting with an idea, you’ve got your course set and just need the equipment, or you could use a little help with registration, timing and results, Anderson Race Management can get you to the finish line.

    Anderson Race Management is currently hiring for several positions, see below for full details on each. Interested candidates should submit resumes via email to Lois Hippen at

    Race Logistics Director:
    ARM is seeking a race logistics director to execute ARM events. This is a senior management position, this position will serve 2 primary functions: (1) event planning and execution, and (2) execution of many action items/special projects. This position will report to the Owner/CEO of Anderson Race Management but will also be an integral member of the ARM management team. Assist ARM CEO in preparing comprehensive plans covering all phases of event logistics.

    Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
    Hours: Full Time
    Schedule: Flexible but Must be available weekends for events


    • Develop and execute staffing plans for all race routes, which includes intersection details and management for police/security/volunteers, as well as key operations staff.
    • Create, organize and execute equipment plans for all races – signage, equipment, barricades, water station supplies and other materials for use on the course.
    • Plan and stage all start and finish line sites/plans.
    • Attend meetings with city services agencies to discuss race weekend logistics including meetings with aid station volunteers, public utilities and other groups as necessary.
    • Manage and organize all event equipment at storage locations and create a system for efficiently distributing and retrieving it on race weekends.
    • Execute course route communications for all events. This includes distributing information to neighborhoods, neighborhood association leaders, area churches and other key agencies and leaders.
    • Manage race operation vendors: site equipment orders, course equipment orders and other race related vendors.
    • Develop a strategy/plan for course entertainment for events and work with event and organizational staff and volunteers to execute the plan.
    • Work directly with volunteer groups for water stations and course support on all ARM managed events.
    • Adhering budget guidelines and keeping accurate records of payments and dollars spent throughout the ordering process.
    • Coordinate race participant amenities (medals, shirts, merchandise, bibs) for all ARM managed events, which includes: Procure bids from vendors; Work with the team to create design; Forecast quantities and place orders

    • Minimum of 2 years event project management, preferably in sports.
    • Strong logistics/operations background.
    • Experienced at sport event permitting.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Team oriented; willingness to both lead and follow.
    • Strong presentation and communications skills.
    • Detail orientated with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Business Applications.

    Preferred Skills:
    • USATF and technical knowledge of road racing preferred.
    • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification preferred.
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and work under tight deadlines.
    • Passion for sports (especially running)

    Registration/Refreshments Coordinator
    The race day registration/refreshments coordinator is responsible for the management of all aspects of registration and refreshments at the start and finish line of ARM events. The race day registration/refreshments coordinator will be responsible for the setup of the registration, event t-shirts and refreshments, the unloading of equipment for the event. You need to be detail focused, enjoy problem solving and possess a “can do” attitude. This is a part-time position with hours increasing May-October during the peak of the road-racing season.

    Compensation: Fee per event
    Hours: 5-10 hours per event
    Schedule: Weekends

    Responsibilities include:
    • Setting up tables for registration, refreshments and t-shirts.
    • Setup race day registration.
    • Setup pre-registered packet pickup.
    • Directing participants of next steps.
    • Provide information about the event.
    • Trouble shooting registration issues.
    • Collecting registration fees, collected fees are to be given to the client or ARM race director.
    • Coordinating volunteers on race day to ensure that all forms are filled out completely.
    • Tearing down of the registration tables, refreshment and t-shirt areas post race.
    • Coordinating volunteers to ensure that refreshment supplies are maintained throughout the event.
    • Loading of supplies following the event.
    • Coordinating all chronotrack changes/updates in the computer prior to the start of the race.

    Preferred Skills:
    • USATF and technical knowledge of road racing preferred.
    • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification preferred.
    • Passion for sports (especially running)

    Social Media Coordinator
    The social media coordinator is responsible for the management of all aspects of social media related to all ARM events. This position allows runners to find out about and brag about how they can and have achieved their dreams by providing them with their information and photos arm events. You would need to be technologically savvy, like fast paced environments and not get flustered easily. You need to be detail focused, enjoy problem solving and possess a “can do” attitude.

    Compensation: Hourly position
    Hours: 10-20 hours per week increasing during the summer months and decreasing during the off-season.
    Schedule: Flexible but Must be available weekends for events

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Schedule, write and manage most of our social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, Pinterest).
    • Mine social media conversations, engage in conversation on behalf of the brand and collaborate with internal teams to craft responses when necessary
    • Manage, write and perform updates on company websites and blogs (Squarespace and WordPress)
    • Develop and create web pages/sites as needed
    • Create and maintain content calendar for all social and digital channels
    • Provide monthly analysis and reporting on our social media and digital platforms to show progress and communicate insights
    • Create digital and social graphics using Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Skills:
    • 4-year degree from an accredited university.
    • Experience in marketing, social media, advertising or a related field.
    • Must possess a solid understanding of the social media universe, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, SnapChat, Instagram, WordPress, blogs and other related online platforms, social media optimization strategies, and interactive marketing principles.
    • Proficient with a broad range of analytic tools and metrics including Google Analytics, SEO writing, Facebook Insights, HootSuite, CoSchedule, etc.
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications, including InDesign and Photoshop
    • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Highly motivated with a passion for blogging and staying agile and authentic on social media
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
    • You operate best within a collaborative team environment and can take the lead when necessary to articulate and present your ideas.
    • You have an eye for great photography and a knack for writing pithy, call to action copy that is appropriate for social media channels.

    Preferred Skills:
    • USATF and technical knowledge of road racing preferred.
    • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification preferred.
    • Detail orientated with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
    • Passion for sports (especially running)

    Part-Time Timer
    The timer is responsible for the management of all aspects of timing related to various ARM events and the maintenance of the timing equipment. This position allows runners to achieve their dreams by providing them with their race times and results at various arm events. You would need to be technologically savvy, enjoy fast paced environments and not get flustered easily. You need to be detail focused, have good problem solving and possess a “can do” attitude. This is a part-time hourly position with hours increasing May-October during the peak of the road racing season.

    Compensation: Hourly position
    Hours: 5-20 hours per week increasing during the season and decreasing in off-season
    Schedule: Flexible but Must be available weekends for events.

    • Meet with the team/clients to identify what is required for the results for an event.
    • Creating a plan for the event timing.
    • Setup software for events, including entrant data.
    • Prepare and test timing equipment and other hardware.
    • Manage the on-site timing: setting up equipment, scoring the race, management of results, posting of results and problem solving.
    • Provide stats, information about finishers results as well assisting runners with questions.
    • Manage timing equipment, maintain and performing upgrades and repair when necessary.
    • Preparation of timing chips/race numbers for events.
    • Create weekly status updates and attend all staff meetings when requested.
    • Prepare documentation pre and post event (Event reports, recaps and others as requested).
    • Provide documentation of timing processes and equipment set ups.
    • Travel to events, work in all-weather conditions on weekends and extended hours (early mornings, late nights).

    Required skills:
    • Able to navigate technology, including basic networking and Microsoft business applications.
    • Ability to collaborate well with others.
    • Able to manage others professionally.
    • Possess a working cell phone and vehicle.
    • Possessing grace under pressure-issues arise and you need to be able to think on the fly.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong customer service and leadership skills.
    • Ability to lift heavy equipment greater than 25-50 lbs.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment either individually or as a team.
    • The ability to interact professionally with staff (at all levels) and clients in a fast-paced environment with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
    • Own strong organization skills and attention to detail.
    • Possess a strong working knowledge of safety awareness for events.
    • Possess strong decision-making skills, attention to detail and the ability to analyze data.
    • Possess a mid-level degree of computer expertise and must be willing to continue to expand your knowledge base.
    • You must be eager and capable of learning software programs on your own.

    Preferred Skills:
    • Ability to work independently and self-motivated to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
    • Ability to work from your home.
    • Flexible and able to simultaneously work on various projects
    • Detail orientated with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
    • Works well under pressure and with tight deadlines.
    • USATF and technical knowledge of road racing preferred.
    • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification preferred.
    • Energy and enthusiasm to support ARM’s mission and growth initiatives
    • Self-motivated and able to learn timing system and processes on own.

    Course Coordinator
    The course coordinator is responsible for the management of all aspects of the course. The course coordinator will be responsible for the maintenance of the course, the loading and unloading of all equipment at events. You need to be detail focused, enjoy problem solving and possess a “can do” attitude.

    Compensation: Fee per Event
    Hours: 5-10 hours per week increasing during the season and decreasing in off-season.
    Schedule: Saturday & Sunday

    Responsibilities include:
    • Unloading of supplies
    • Placement of course signage
    • Setup start and finish lines
    • Break down of boxes
    • Removal of trash
    • Breakdown of tents
    • Breakdown of tables
    • Pack up supplies
    • Collection of signage from the course route
    • Setup water stops
    • Pick up water stop trash and supplies
    • Assist with the setup of timing equipment

    Preferred Skills:
    • USATF and technical knowledge of road racing preferred.
    • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification preferred.
    • Passion for sports (especially running)

    ARM is seeking an intern to work with their senior management to support the execution of ARM events. Interns report to senior management, the intern will serve 3 primary functions: (1) providing support for event planning and execution, (2) supporting the execution of many action items/special projects, and (3) providing support to event timers.

    Compensation: $10 per hour
    Hours: 5-20 hours per week increasing during the summer months and decreasing during the off-season/school year.
    Schedule: Flexible but Interns Must be available weekends for events
    Internship duration: 6-month commitment with an option to extend

    • Assist in the planning and execution of events
    • Willingness to learn how to time running events via ChronoTrack
    • Help manage event day volunteers
    • Attend staff meetings
    • Provide a high level of service to participants, sponsors, vendors and volunteers
    • Perform office administrative functions
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Skills:
    • Enrolled in a bachelor or master’s degree program in sport management, recreation management, event management or business required
    • Able to navigate technology, including basic networking and Microsoft business applications.
    • Interest in creating social media campaigns
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • Strong customer service background
    • Willingness to work in all weather conditions, on weekends and extended hours
    • Ability to lift heavy equipment greater than 25lbs
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment
    • Ability to self-motivate to meet deadlines
    • Work well under pressure with tight deadlines
    • Project management experience preferred but not required

    Preferred Skills:
    • USATF and technical knowledge of road racing preferred.
    • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification preferred.
    • Detail orientated with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
    • Passion for sports (especially running)
    • Experienced at executing social media campaigns.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:21 AM | Junia Joseph-Benham

    Wed, March 21, 2018  
    10am to 2pm
    Germanic-American Institute
    301 Summit Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55102 

    We hope you'll join us for this half day workshop focusing on topics impacting festival/event production in Saint Paul. We will hear from Mayor Melvin Carter and get updates on Recycling procedures, Security at festivals and Block Party permits.

    9:30 AM  Networking
    10:00AM  Mayor Carter: Festivals in Saint Paul
    11:15AM  Recycling at your Festival
    Noon - Lunch
    12:30PM    Security at Festivals & Block permit updates

    A light lunch will be provided.

    FREE for current members of Saint Paul Festival Association


  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:36 AM | Junia Joseph-Benham

    Marketing Department – Marketing Specialist
    (Full-Time, Non-Exempt)

    Come be a part of the Minnesota State Fair Marketing team! The Marketing Specialist is responsible for supporting and assisting State Fair media and public relations, advertising, marketing, social media and communications efforts.

    Essential Functions

    • Manage pre-fair and day-of-show Grandstand media relations.
    • Oversee the creation and project management of various brochures, including the Deals, Drawings & Giveaways Guide, Preview Brochure, Art & Sculpture Brochure, Gardens Brochure, New Foods Brochure and Last Chance Flyer.
    • Manage the Minnesota State Fair’s advertising in niche publication pieces such as MN Parent and Minnesota Good Age.
    • Distribute forms, gather orders, enter data and handle distribution for the annual media parking credentials process, including coordinating and managing the media parking lot.
    • Act as the primary scheduler for food concessionaire media appearances and interviews.
    • Develop, write, produce and deliver 14 issues of the State Fair Daily News.
    • Support the planning, tracking and more of the State Fair advertising and promotions campaign, including fielding advertising and ticket trade inquiries.
    • Support the planning, tracking, content creation and more with the State Fair’s social media campaign.
    • Assist with the project management, content creation and editing of the media kit.
    • Assist with media relations by generating story ideas, scheduling interviews, researching and answering questions, as well as monitoring the media phone line and e-mail account.
    • Assist with monitoring and archiving of broadcast, online and print media coverage.
    • Update the internal State Fair style guide annually.
    • Produce scripts for the 50 Year Awards, Outstanding Senior Awards and free stage pre-shows.
    • Prepare marketing division and entries for IAFE Communications awards and various local awards.
    • Support all department areas where needed, including crisis communication, proofreading and editing written materials, and more.
    • Assist with tasks as assigned by either the immediate supervisor or general manager.
    • During peak activity times, work extra daily hours and periods with no days off.

    Required Qualifications
    • Two years post high school education and two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and database software.
    • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and remain flexible.
    • Outstanding organizational, editing and proofing skills, as well as attention to detail.
    • Strong customer service skills and experience.
    • Ability to stay calm, efficient and effective in high-pressure situations.
    • Valid driver’s license.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related area of study.
    • Experience with InDesign and FileMaker.
    • Knowledge of publication fundamentals and event coordination.
    • Professional or volunteer event/marketing experience.

    Please send resumes and cover letters to


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