Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association

Festival Chairperson Sought

WANTED: Festival Chairman / NYS Sheep and Wool Festival

NYS Sheep and Wool Festival is sponsored by the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers. The Festival will be celebrating 38 years of all things sheep and wool in the Hudson Valley. Through our 501(c)3 education mission promotion of “Lamb and Wool” is a major goal for our organization. We are looking for a individual to further these goals at our festival.

    This individual:

  • Has experience organizing and producing large scale events
  • Would oversee the strategic planning of the Festival
  • Be responsible for festival budget process and oversight
  • Act as a liaison between the DCSWGA and the DCAS/DC Fairgrounds with regards to festival planning
  • Initiates and guides Festival policies and procedures
  • Has experience managing large group of volunteers and volunteer/contractors
  • Conducts monthly meetings with festival committee
  • Oversee the management of the Festival website including modules

Arranges for Administration services at the Festival

  • Contract with DCAS/DC Fairgrounds
  • Contracts with rental vendors
  • Contracts/Contact internet services
  • Consults with venue managers prior to venue contracts being agreed to

Is responsible for helping to establish the short and long term plans for the Festival   

      Other needs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, marketing, communications or related fields
  • Excellent written, oral and communication skills
  • Social media expertise
  • Graphic Design and Photography skills
  • Web authoring skills (basic HTML and CSS knowledge a plus)
  • Experience with farming a plus


Time requirements of 10 – 20 hrs per week estimated

This has been a volunteer position but would consider other compensation

       How to Apply:

Send resume and references to
Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers
PO Box 415
Red Hook, NY 12571

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