Wellfleet OysterFest is Hiring

A Part-Time Manager

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(Wellfleet, Mass...June 7, 2011) Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting (SPAT) is seeking a part-time manager for this community-based organization that produces the annual Wellfleet OysterFest. Start date is July 1, 2011.

Under the supervision of and with support from the Board of Directors, the SPAT manager will provide a variety of support functions for the planning, coordination and implementation of the annual Wellfleet OysterFest (WOF), as well as provide year-round administrative support for the necessary functions of the organization.

Familiarity with the Lower Cape and the community of Wellfleet is highly desired, but not essential for this position. Applicants should have a proven track record in event planning and/or non-profit administration. SPAT is looking for an independent self-starter, able to manage direction from multiple people and to meet the established goals of the organization and event. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and database management is desired.

Become a part of the team that brings you one of New England's most popular and successful fall festivals. (The Wellfleet OysterFest was featured in Parade magazine!)

Join our year-round efforts to help spread the good word about Wellfleet's shellfishing community beyond the Cape. (Wellfleet oysters and shellfishermen were featured in this New York Times Sunday travel story on Memorial Day weekend!)

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume to Nicholas Gulde at nicholas@wellfleetoysterfest.org by Sunday, June 12. Job position requirements are here.

A help wanted ad has already appeared in The Cape Codder and The Banner. Please feel free to pass this information to anyone you think appropriate.

About Wellfleet OysterFest
The eleventh annual Wellfleet OysterFest takes place the weekend after Columbus Day, Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2011, in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Mass. This two-day street party celebrates the town's famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions and brings together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun. There is something for everyone: local cuisine, arts and crafts, road races, children's activities, educational exhibits, walking tours, theatre, live music and the Oyster Shuck-Off competition. The 'Fest is made possible through collaboration with the Town of Wellfleet, the support of many generous area businesses and shellfishermen, a wonderful group of volunteers and, most importantly, the weekend's dedicated revelers. Entry is free.

About SPAT
SPAT's mission is to foster interest in Wellfleet's shellfishery, support the Town of Wellfleet by educating the community about its aquaculture history, and award grants and scholarships to local individuals pursuing careers in shellfishing and related fields, or to those whose creative and educational work increases awareness of this important part of the community's life. The non-profit organization sets aside proceeds from its annual festival, the Wellfleet OysterFest, to fund these scholarships and grant awards.