McKinley Parent Committee Positions for 2021

Join our team! If you are interested in any of the open positions, please email us at sonofestchilicookoff@gmail.com.

SONO FEST CHAIRPERSON: BRIJET MYERS (TYPICALLY 2 YEAR TERM, ENDS 2021)

SONO FEST CO-CHAIRS: OPEN

SONO FEST CHAIRPERSON TRAINEE(S): OPEN

Shadow chairs in any/all tasks pertaining to SoNo Fest in order to take over as Chairperson for the 2022 and 2023 events. This can be an individual, but preferably 2-3 people as co-chairs.

DAY-OF LOGISTICS ZONES 1 – 4: OPEN

Work all set-up hours (5 am-12 pm) on the day of the event. Coordinating rental delivery, vendor and chili persons arrival, any setup tasks to get the event off and running.

SPONSORSHIP SALES TEAM: OPEN

Start NOW. Sell sponsorship packages and swag bag sponsorships. You will be provided with a list, but also need team members who will build a list and approach outside businesses. No sales experience necessary- but helpful if you are outgoing, have a professional attitude and are not sensitive to rejection.

COMMUNITY CHILI CHAIRPERSON: CARRIE MORALES

COMMUNITY CHILI CHAIRPERSON TRAINEE: OPEN

Coordinate all tasks related to the Community Chili Event that happens the day before SoNo Fest. This can be a McKinley parent OR neighborhood resident. This position is open to one person or a team of people. You will be trained by the former chairperson.

RESTAURANT COMMITTEE: BETSEY ZBYSZYNSKI (McK PARENT ALUMNI)

RESTAURANT COMMITTEE CHAIR TRAINEE: OPEN

RESTAURANT COMMITTEE MEMBERS: OPEN

Coordinate all chili competitors (restaurants, chefs)- recruit, fill out forms, get health department requirements from participants, manage Text to Vote, manage chili judges, manage trophies for all chili winners. Help with all tasks related to chili competitors / restaurants / judging.

PUBLIC RELATIONS / SOCIAL MEDIA: (OUTSOURCED) JUSTINE MARZONI-MEAD OF ‘TO-DO CONSULTING’

Work with Chairperson to post to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on regular basis promoting the event, our sponsors and chili competitors, music line up, T-32 businesses, booze donors, etc. Issue press release, book TV and other media slots. *This can be a parent position in the future with professional experience in this field.

T-32 BUSINESS LIAISON: OPEN

Notify and work with T-32 businesses regarding event participation and needs.

MERCHANDISE MANAGEMENT: LAURA BLOUNT 

Keep track of shirt, hat, bag, etc inventory. Track sales and re-orders. Arrange sales days at McKinley and other events. Coordinate and manage merchandise sales at the event.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION: OPEN

Distribute fliers and posters at surrounding businesses, etc. Work promo booths at other events leading up to SoNo.

DAY-OF VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR CHAIRPERSON: GRAHAM STRICKLER

DAY-OF VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS: OPEN

Help get parents and community members to sign up for the many volunteer shifts. Track, remind, and help get them set up on day-of.

EQUIPMENT & RENTALS: ROGER MORRISON (McK PARENT ALUMNI)

EQUIPMENT & RENTALS TRAINEE: OPEN

Tents/tables/chairs, stage, fencing, dumpster, porta-potty, No Parking signage, barricade rentals- coordinate all ordering, delivery of and return of various rented equipment.

KIDS AREA TRAINEE: OPEN

Coordinate all Kids Area activities, vendors, rentals. Coordinate volunteers for Kids Area.

MUSIC COORDINATOR: KOUTA SHIMAZAKI (SDCC OWNER)

STAGE COORDINATOR, MUSIC ASSIST: ROGER MORRISON

STAGE COORDINATOR, MUSIC ASSIST TRAINEE: OPEN

Help coordinate band line-up with Kouta, get bands their swag bags and help them set up / break down. Take care of band personnel. Work with MCs. Manage stage electric & power

BEER GARDEN CHAIRPERSON: JIM SAKRISON & MATT DOHNER (McK PARENT ALUMNI)

BEER GARDEN CHAIRPERSON TRAINEE: LUCAS ANDERSON

Line up all booze donations, help arrange map, signage, set-up / breakdown, book and manage security.

HANDMADE VENDORS & FOOD TRUCKS CHAIRPERSONS: OPEN

Manage all vendor applications, decide who participates, collect payment in advance, book all food trucks, place all vendors and trucks day-of event.

NEIGHBORHOOD LIAISON CHAIRPERSON: OPEN

Knock on doors of residents affected by the event footprint, get signatures. Help give goodwill to the neighbors, manage gift pack distribution to neighbors.

Join the SoNo Fest committee today! Email Brijet at : sonofestchilicookoff@gmail.com

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