Looking for a Race and Festival Manager (Part-time Volunteer)

Organize and run the 17th Annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle for the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) from existing handbook/procedures. This outreach activity highlights a hidden jewel of the Boston metropolitan area. The event will be held on May 19, 2013 and is timed with the migration of the herring from the open ocean through Boston Harbor and the Amelia Earhart Dam on the Mystic River to the Mystic Lakes and Mystic tributaries. This race and festival is a celebration of the return of these blueback and alewife herring.

You will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of a 5K road race along the Mystic Shoreline, a concomitant paddle race on the Mystic, a mini-River Festival, securing in-kind donations, prizes, media coverage, recruiting volunteers, and promoting the event.

Estimated to take 130 hours of planning, 25 hours of activity and 10 hours of documentation.

Please email Beth@MysticRiver.org with your cover letter and resume.