AthFest Music & Arts Event Coordinator

AthFest Educates Mission

AthFest Educates advances high-quality music and arts education for local youth and the Athens community through direct support of school and community-based programs and events, including an annual music and arts festival.

AthFest Music & Arts Festival

AthFest is an annual free, three-day festival that celebrates Athens, GA’s vibrant creative culture, featuring local and regional musicians and visual artists. Thousands of people flock to the streets of historic downtown Athens each AthFest to experience live music by artists from a variety of genres, enjoy local artwork, and soak up the vibe of one of America’s coolest cities. Locals mingle with out of towners while music fills the air and art, food and fun fill the streets. AthFest raises money for the nonprofit AthFest Educates, which awards grants to support music and arts education for K-12 students in Athens.

The Event Coordinator will plan and manage all aspects of the AthFest Music & Arts Festival, with the assistance of the Planning Committee, Board of Directors, and Executive Director.

Our ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience planning large, public events and managing volunteer teams
  • Experience and good relationships with Athens-Clarke County Government, downtown Athens businesses, and event production service providers
  • Ability to multitask – keeping track of many moving parts, multiple deadlines, and communications with various stakeholders
  • Excellent Communication Skills. The event coordinator is the hub of communication for the Festival Committee, interacting with very diverse individuals and industries, and communicating via multiple platforms. To apply, please review the complete Job Description and submit Cover Letter, Resumé, and References to [email protected]