Park Day School, an independent school founded in 1976, offers an outstanding progressive K-8 program with 300+ students. The school community embraces and serves the ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity of Oakland. The program is rooted in the tenets of progressive education and reinforces 21st century pedagogy. Our student-centered approach cultivates deep thinkers and compassionate and courageous people who work to shape a more equitable and sustainable world. Park Day is a leader in public purpose initiatives and social justice efforts, and our historical four-acre campus is located in the vibrant Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, CA.
This is a contract position serving as the lead coordinator for the Park Day East Bay Mini Maker Faire taking place October 21, 2018. This event is attended by 6,000-8,000 people annually, and includes more than 170 booths, vendors and activities. The EBMMF Coordinator will take lead on bringing the event to life, manage a team of 40-50 parent volunteers, and manage all permitting and event logistics.
Requirements and Qualifications
Organize event, including all logistics, permits, rentals, insurance, 1099s for cash payments etc., maps, signage, event flow.
Generate and produce internal school communication and external publicity including managing the website and marketing for the event. Includes outreach to community stakeholders including public schools, community centers, and other youth serving organizations. Develop content for marketing message and market event via press releases, online and print advertising, grass-roots marketing, and PSAs.
Collaborate with volunteer leaders to create volunteer roles, identify volunteers for major tasks and then coordinate all volunteer activity (Main volunteer leads are: Volunteer Coordinator, Area Managers, Logistics, Eventbrite and ticket manager)
Maker Relations: Call for Makers, follow up communications, build relationships with maker community, giving back to the maker community in the form of lunches, party, opportunities for strategic relationships for example, a meeting with Arts Board Of Oakland, etc.
Work directly with MAKE.
Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills essential. Self starter who has experience managing a budget, excellent time management skills, ability to motivate and work well with others. Bachelor’s degree with at least two years related experience. Must be able to lift and carry up to 20-pounds.
Park Day School actively seeks to build a diverse student, staff and parent/guardian community. We are an avid equal opportunity employer and seek applicants who reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, faith or veteran status. PDS is an EEO employer and follows all applicable employment laws.
About Park Day School
At Park Day School, dedicated teachers and engaged students collaborate to create a dynamic and joyful learning community for mastering academic and interpersonal skills. Students construct meaning and deep understanding through inquiry and discovery-based teaching. Our practices promote critical and creative thinking, artistic expression, and a commitment to diversity and social justice. In the spirit of partnership and service, students expand their perspectives through participation in the broader community. Continuing the legacy of the progressive education movement, Park Day School prepares students to be informed, courageous, and compassionate people who shape a more equitable and sustainable world.
Our Campus and History
Park Day School was founded as a progressive K-6 school by teachers and parents in 1976, and opened with 28 students and four teachers. By 1982, the student body had grown to 90 students, and Park Day moved to the Temescal neighborhood of North Oakland, CA. The school purchased a two-acre campus on 43rd Street in 1993. Today, our four-acre campus is often described as "glorious" and "a jewel." Mature trees, lush flower gardens, birds, squirrels, a ch...icken coop, vegetable gardens and quiet niches are enjoyed by all. Swings, climbing bars, sandy play areas, a large all-weather playing field, multiple climbing structures and a shaded gazebo combine to provide an exciting and varied outdoor area for all ages.