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President - Urgent - Festival of Busselton

  • Location: Busselton WA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Recreation
  • Time Required

    One Monday evening a month for a maximum of 2 hours

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • People with disability
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Governance, Boards, & Committees
    • Marketing, Media, & Communications
  • Training

    Outgoing President will train and assist

  • Requirements

    Attend meetings once a month and ensure timely and orderly meeting proceedings
    Be available for the week of the Festival in January.
    Attend some key events and functions
    Interested in helping the community.

Building on the back of one of the most successful Festivals ever the Festival of Busselton seeking a president to be a figurehead and run the committee meetings to help ensure a success festival in 2019/2020. The Presidents work load has been significantly decreased as a result of hiring a festival coordinator and we are seeking a competent interested person to fill the Presidents role.

Key responsibilities of the role are to; ensure the timely and orderly running of monthly committee meetings and to be a figure head for the organisation.

The festival has hired a professional coordinator to take over almost all of the work associated with liaising with the City of Busselton, finding sponsors and applying for grants from the state government. Besides that the festival still needs the community support and a core group of local people as members of the Festival committee to manage the coordinators and to comply with the normal requirements of the Department of Corporate Affairs in terms of record keeping and similar. Committee meetings are held monthly and only last for 2 hours

Outgoing president, Mr Bernie Masters is happy to assist a new president for several months to find his or her feet and get the planning underway for the next Festival.

"The good news is that the 2020 Festival committee will be starting from a very strong financial position, thanks to the last Festival running at a small profit and with several sponsors already committed to providing funds."

"Committee meetings are held monthly and only last for 2 hours - our meeting venue closes at 9.00pm at which time we get thrown out so we have to run efficient meetings!"

The Festival committee would also benefit from some new community members to add to existing eight committee members.

"If you have ideas for new Festival events or if you want to help plan and run an existing event, we'd love to hear from you" said Bernie


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