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Harvest Your Energy Festival Coordinator | City of Medford, Office of Energy & Environment

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez on April 19, 2019

A motivated individual is needed to help organize Medford’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival. The Festival will be held on Saturday, October 19 (2019), but organizing and planning begins in spring 2019. It is held at the McGlynn school around the base of the Medford Wind Turbine, and typically has 35-40 exhibitors and sponsors and 400 attendees.

The Coordinator works in Medford’s Office of Energy & Environment (E&E) under the supervision of the Director and in partnership with resident volunteers to organize the festival. The Coordinator will contact exhibitors, organize volunteers, maintain financial records and perform the tasks necessary to coordinate the annual festival. The Coordinator will also help wrap up the festival in October, with thank-you notes and debriefing as necessary. There is also the possibility for future internships with the Office as funding becomes available. Strong preference to someone who can start in the spring, commit to at least part time in the summer and stay through the fall.

The Office of E&E is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs and policies in the City of Medford. Compensation of $12/hour is available for this position, through the City of Medford or Tufts Federal Work-Study. The coordinator works in City Hall and will help with general office tasks including fielding resident requests by phone and walk-in, while in the office. Medford’s City Hall is in Medford Square, we are a 15-20 minute walk or bus ride from Tufts campus or a 5 minute bike-ride. The Office is open Mon, Tue & Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30pm and Fri 8:30-12:30. The position requires a minimum of 8 hours a week during the academic year, with the potential for full-time summer employment. It is expected that the Coordinator will continue working through the Festival on October 19, 2019.

Interested applicants should email a copy of your resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at ahunt@medford-ma.gov

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