Monday, March 14, 2005

Job Posting: Seattle Arab Center

Job AnnouncementProgram CoordinatorArab Festival

POSITION: The Arab Center of Washington (ACW), in Seattle, Washington, seeks a Program Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative person to add their signature to existing programs as well as to contribute to the creation of new programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Among the duties of the Program Coordinator is to manage the ACW's major event, the Arab Festival. 2005 marks the fifth Festival that will be held the weekend of August 6-7 featuring educational workshops and programs, daytime and evening performances, lectures, theatre, and exhibitions. Responsibilities include coordinating, artist communications, editing of the promotional program guide, and supervising technical, logistical, and event staff as well as the various committees.

This position is accountable to the ACW Board of Directors and will work within the budget set by the Board. In addition to management of the Arab Festival, the Program Coordinator will work with other program staff to help design and implement Arab Heritage Month to also be held in August at the Richard Hugo House.

QUALIFICATIONS: Event and program management experience. Candidates should have an interest in and ability to manage and expand on cultural programs, direct staff and volunteers, manage budgets, contribute to grant-writing and reporting efforts, and establish community partnerships. Must have demonstrated organizational, management and leadership skills and be a team player. Also writing, editing skills, and computer skills. Should be good natured and have the ability to work with a variety of people.

SALARY: DOE SUBMIT a resume, cover letter, and references to: Kay Tarapolsi, Board Director, Arab Center of Washington, P.O. Box 85749, Seattle, WA 98145, by March 31, 2005.

ABOUT ACW: The ACW is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and perpetuation of the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Arab Americans. This has been accomplished since 1992 through family activities, educational programs, and cultural events. The ACW has an Internet presence at The ACW is most known for its Arab Festival that was begun in 1995 as a regional effort to showcase the traditions of the Arab community. The Festival is held every other year at the Seattle Center and remains an important meeting place for the general public as well as performers, musicians, writers, and educators.