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Open Position: Crew Chief

The Crew Chief is a vital role to ensure a seamless and exceptional experience for Vail Jazz concert patrons, with the goal of transforming high class hospitality venues into exclusive concert venues. The Crew Chief will be the primary venue caretaker for all Vail Jazz performances, working to assemble the team to complete the venue build and breakdown in a timely and effective manner. Venue and equipment maintenance and upkeep before and during performances will be an integral part of this role.

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Requirements:

  • Experience in managing a small team to complete tasks on time and to a high standard.
  • Ability to move and set up venue and production equipment (AV experience preferred). 
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.
  • Organizational skills to keep track of inventory and moving parts.
  • Must be comfortable driving a box truck.
  • Ability to work odd hours including weekends.
  • Crew Scheduling (local connections to crew may be helpful).

Type of Position: 1099 contract

$25 – $30 an hour, day rate possible

Seasonal June 30 – Sept 9, 2022

Roughly 3 days/week (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) with exceptions, full schedule TBD

 

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to piet@vailjazz.org

Open Position: Marketing and Sales Coordinator

The Marketing and Sales Coordinator is an administrative support position focused on support the Director of
Development and Marketing Manager in the day to day tasks associated with executing the annual strategic plan.
The scope of the role includes strategic and tactical planning, fundraising activities, reporting, and people
management. This role works closely with the Director of Development, Marketing Manager and Operations
Manager

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Requirements:

  • Lives full-time in the Vail Valley
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, particularly during the summer Festival (July 4th- Labor
    Day)
    • Comfort with various technologies including GoogleApps, Salesforce.com (PatronManager), and Microsoft
    Office and familiarity with common development vendors including mailing houses, caterers and hotels
    • Familiarity with social channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube and Google My Business.

Type of Position: Full time, year-round

Compensation: $45,000 – $50,000 annually

Please reference the employee handbook for further information regarding benefits including paid time off, holidays, health insurance and ski pass reimbursement.

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to hr@vailjazz.org

Open Position: Development Manager

The Development Manager is a leadership position focused on exceeding annual revenue goals through donor cultivation, grant writing, sponsorship sales and development events. The scope of the role includes strategic and tactical planning, fundraising activities, reporting, and people management. This role reports to the Executive Director, is supported by the Development & Events Coordinator, and works closely with the Marketing Manager and Operations Manager.

CLICK HERE To read full position description, including duties, required skills and schedule requirements

Requirements:

  • Experience working in Vail Valley non-profit organizations (development roles with direct fundraising goals preferred)
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, particularly during the Festival
  • Comfort with various technologies including GoogleApps, Salesforce.com (PatronManager), and Microsoft Office and familiarity with common development vendors including mailing houses, caterers and hotels

Type of Position: Full time, year-round.

Compensation: $55,000-$70,000

Reports to: Executive Director

Please reference the employee handbook for further information regarding benefits including paid time off, holidays, health insurance and ski pass reimbursement.

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to hr@vailjazz.org

Meet the Team

Howard Stone

Founder, Artistic Director
howard@vailjazz.org

Howard Stone is a life-long jazz fan. A retired real estate attorney and investor based in Santa Monica, California, the Stones have enjoyed a second home in Vail for over 30 years. Howard loves jazz as much as he loves the Colorado lifestyle – and the Vail Jazz Foundation sprung to life when he merged his two passions

In 1995, Stone was inspired to present the first Labor Day Weekend Vail Jazz Party. His vision was to carry on a 20-year Colorado tradition of presenting great jazz in the unique ‘party’ format. After the success of the first Vail Jazz Party, Howard dreamed bigger and decided to create Vail Jazz, an organization dedicated to the perpetuation of jazz music with an emphasis on young musicians and young audiences. Vail Jazz expanded to include the annual Jazz Workshop for promising high school musicians, a school program in Eagle County called Vail Jazz Goes to School, a free concert series, educational programs, and collaborations featuring performances and educational programs with other local nonprofits including Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, the Vail Symposium, and the Vail Valley Foundation.

Today, Vail and beyond are the beneficiaries of Stone’s vision, which manifests itself in an annual summer-long festival spanning 12 weeks and entertaining over 50,000 people; the Workshop, which has contributed to the jazz musicianship of nearly 300 outstanding jazz musicians; a school program that has educated over 20,000 students in Eagle County; as well as a Winter Series of jazz concerts and soirées.

Amanda Blevins

Executive Director
amanda@vailjazz.org

Amanda was born and raised in Ventura, California where she lived until she felt a calling to move to Colorado. She lived in Denver for 7 years, building her professional career in business development and multi-family real estate. After meeting her to-be husband, they decided to get married at Piney River Ranch, realizing that they would move to the mountains to start their family. Amanda landed at the Vail Daily in 2016, and was enthused to be an active member of the mountain community. After the arrival of her energetic daughter Penelope, who is now four years old, Amanda developed an urge to give back and make a difference burned deeper as she watched her daughter grow and develop.  Amanda joined the Vail Jazz team on July 1, 2018, and has completely fallen in love with the music, culture, community, and youth development that Vail Jazz continues to drive. Amanda recently welcomed her second child, son Miles in early 2021. Next time you head to a Vail Jazz event, make sure to stop her and introduce yourself, she is always eager to learn more about how the music moves you and how to work together to build a better future.

Jamie Cox

Marketing Manager
jamie@vailjazz.org

Donna Arnold

Administrative Coordinator
donna@vailjazz.org

Donna was lucky enough to grow up in a small farm town in Illinois. When she visited her sister in Eagle, Colorado, she decided that the “mountains were calling” her and stayed after graduating college. Donna feels so fortunate to have met her husband Mark and raised their two children, Ethan and Addison, in Eagle. Donna is so excited and honored to be part of such an impactful and passionate organization. She is thrilled to be part of an organization giving back to the local community through the Vail Jazz Workshop, and Vail Jazz Goes to School program. Donna gained the skills that brought her to her current position at Vail Jazz by working as the Executive Assistant at Roundup River Ranch, a camp for seriously ill children. While there, she got her first non-profit experience and is excited to put her skills to use for Vail Jazz. Donna is inspired by people who are passionate about creating good in the world. She enjoys climbing the fourteeners (only three left) and riding both her road and mountain bikes. She loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people. She is eager to learn more about the Jazz community and music.

Piet Geldhof

Operations Manager

Piet comes from a background of working production for large music festivals around the country. He has since stayed local and has regularly been involved in shows and events around the valley. Joining the Vail Jazz crew in 2015 he has been reeled in by the people involved in the organization and grown a deep appreciation for jazz and the endlessly talented artists that regularly join us. Now coming on as Operations Manager you can find him with his crew building out our venues and creating an amazing environment to experience jazz in the mountains. Outside of work, Piet is an avid golfer/snowboarder and some would say DIY enthusiast, running the gambit from custom mopeds to drones built from scratch. Piet is stoked to continue with Vail jazz and enjoy the live audiences once again.

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