SolarFest is Looking for a Remarkable Executive Director
We are searching for an inspirational leader to join our 28-year-old nonprofit organization as the Executive Director. They will guide us into the next, exciting phase of our growth, leading further development and expansion of our music festival, renewable energy education programs, and other, new initiatives.
Your knowledge, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit will support our mission to help fight climate change and promote climate justice with a year-round, volunteer-driven community from our new home in Brandon, Vermont. The festival remains a significant, ongoing part of the job, however, our 2023 initiatives will include year-round education, workforce training, product demonstrations, community solar and regenerative agriculture.
The Executive Director will have primary responsibility for the performance of the organization, working in partnership with the board, volunteers, and support staff in research, planning, capacity building, site management & development, communications, fundraising, and overseeing several public events a year, including our cornerstone weekend festival.
The successful candidate will have a varied range of skills and senior management experience needed to lead effectively, along with knowledge of both the nonprofit and renewable energy fields, familiarity with artists and performers at music festivals, large events or the equivalent hospitality experience, and the hands-on enthusiasm and charisma essential in a volunteer-centric, non-traditional nonprofit.
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The salary for this full-time position will be in the $70-90,000 range, plus benefits, and a flexible work schedule.
Email your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and motivation for the position along with your salary requirements to [email protected] by April 10th. Use the subject line “Executive Director” when applying and please limit your resume and cover letter to a maximum of 2 pages each.
We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusive principles.
Applicants must be eligible for employment in the U.S. and are responsible for ensuring receipt of application materials. If you have questions about this position, please submit them by email to the address above.
SolarFest started with a simple, innovative idea: hold a high-quality music and arts festival in Vermont that is powered by the sun to demonstrate the power and potential of renewable energy.
Since its inception in 1995, SolarFest has provided a unique blend of music, art, and education, outstanding speakers, and a safe, family-friendly environment for fun and learning. SolarFest connects people, the arts, ideas, and technology to help create a vibrant present and a sustainable future. Proudly a non-traditional nonprofit, we pioneered the concept of a music festival with a mission. We have reached a pivotal moment with establishment of our permanent home in Brandon, Vermont, going beyond our annual festival and workshops on solar energy.
SolarFest is a volunteer-driven, grassroots organization that supports artistic excellence and community-building to help fight climate change and work towards climate justice. The festival remains a significant, ongoing part of the job, however, our 2023 initiatives will include year-round education, workforce training, product demonstrations, community solar and regenerative agriculture.