Air show seeks assistant coordinator
As the Airshow of the Cascades Board of Directors prepares for the Aug. 24-25 show at the Madras Municipal Airport, the organization is looking to hire an assistant coordinator.
According to Board President Joe Krenowicz, who is also the executive director of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, the air show coordinator, Lysa Vattimo, has indicated that the coming air show will be her last.
"Lysa is still going to be the coordinator for the air show board, but this will be her last year," said Krenowicz. "We'd like to get an assistant to take on, who would be ready for the 2019 air show."
The part-time contract position will be paid on an hourly basis from April 1-Oct. 1, or possibly longer, depending on the board's schedule.
"We'd like to find someone who would be flexible, based on our needs as the board, managing and coordinating our sponsorship, along with the logistics of putting an air show together," he said. "The person needs to be someone that can manage social media, as well as being savvy with the Microsoft suite of programs."
Pay will be determined, but will be well above minimum wage, he said. "We want someone who is committed to going forward with the 2019 air show. It typically takes eight to 10 hours per week during that time."
The assistant would help put together posters and flyers, ensure that invoices billed out by the secretary-treasurer and paid, manage social media and the website, and provide information to performers and handle their contract documents, along with other potential duties.
Krenowicz, who has been president of the seven-member board for the past three years, said that it takes about 250 volunteers to make the air show successful. Another 12-15 people make up the Airshow of the Cascades Committee, overseeing all aspects of the air show, from performers to parking.