Open Positions

Board Member – Volunteer Position

The Ellensburg Downtown Association is looking to fill a seat on the Board of Directors with a dedicated, passionate, and connected volunteer. The Board is legally and financially responsible for the organization and oversee the Executive Director. Each member of the Board of Directors is brought on after a Board vote. The Board meets the fourth Monday of the month at 4 pm in the Ellensburg Downtown Association office, 119 W 5th Ave. Each Board member must also be on a committee (listed below this position). To learn more about the Board of Directors, please email Board President, Stephanie Castillo, at [email protected]

Required Experience:

  • General knowledge of the Ellensburg Downtown Association
  • Must be 18 years or older

Helpful Experience:

  • Past Board experience
  • Past Downtown Association volunteer experience
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Community development

Expectations:

  • Attend the majority of all Board meetings
  • Attend the majority of all committee meetings (the committee you select)
  • Financial gift to the Ellensburg Downtown Association
  • Other contractual agreements will be discussed

Committee Member – Volunteer Positions

The Ellensburg Downtown Association is currently looking for volunteers for the following committees:

  • Promotions: responsible for driving traffic downtown through events and promotional campaigns. This committee meets the second Tuesday of the month from 12-1 pm. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours. To join this committee, email Committee Chair, Cait Dalton, at [email protected]
  • Organization: responsible for planning fundraising events, recruiting and retaining volunteers, managing the Volunteer of the Month social media program, and creating EDA promotional campaigns. This committee meets the third Thursday of the month from 12-1 pm. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours. To join this committee, email Committee Chair, Hayley Harrell, at [email protected]
  • Design: responsible for the beautification of downtown. This committee manages the downtown planters and street furniture, roofline lighting, pedestrian safety, and events like Downtown Clean Up and Downtown Planter Day. This committee meets the first Monday of the month from 4-5 pm. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours. To join this committee, email Committee Chair, Megan West, at [email protected]
  • Economic Vitality Committee: responsible for supporting businesses downtown through projects like the new business packet, vacant storefront strategy, pop up shops, and more. This committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9-10 am. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours. To join this committee, email Committee Chair, Linda Schantz, at [email protected]

Helpful experience:

  • Working on a team
  • Event planning
  • Networking
  • Understanding of downtown
  • Understanding of the EDA
  • Marketing / public relations
  • Fundraising

Expectations:

  • Attend the majority of committee meetings (being proactive about communicating absences)
  • Participating in projects, moving them along in and outside of meetings
  • Volunteer during project implementation or events throughout the year
  • Be kind, open to other’s ideas and feedback, and have fun!

Committee Member – Dachshunds on Parade

The Ellensburg Downtown Association is currently looking for people who are willing to help with the planning of Dachshunds on Parade. This committee meets once a month from January-June with more frequent meetings leading up to the event. Committee members must plan on volunteering at DOP 2020 (June 20) . Committee members are expected to attend a majority of the meetings. Meetings will be set based on the committee members availability.

Helpful experience:

  • Event planning
  • Experience with DOP (attending/volunteering)
  • General knowledge of this event, the EDA, and downtown Ellensburg
  • Team player

Expectations:

  • Be kind and open to other’s opinions and ideas
  • Offer help and guidance when needed
  • Volunteer on the day of the event (June 20, 2020)
  • Help with the promotion of DOP (Share EDA posts over Facebook and/or Instagram, pass out flyers/posters, etc.)
  • Have fun!

If you are interested in joining the Dachshunds on Parade committee, please contact Taylor Castillo at [email protected] or (509) 962-6246

Committee Member – Buskers in the Burg

Buskers in the Burg planning committee is responsible for assisting EDA staff in the planning and hosting of Buskers in the Burg, always taking place in the last weekend in September. Committee members help recruit stage acts and approve all busking acts. Members also plan Preview Night, edit/approve the Buskers Publication, and make all major decisions regarding festival layout, vendors, etc. This committee meets once a month from May – September with more frequent meetings leading up to the event. Committee members must plan on volunteering at the event in some capacity.

Helpful experience:

  • Working on a team
  • Event planning
  • General understanding of the event, the EDA, and downtown.

Expectations:

  • Volunteering at the event
  • Attend the majority of committee meetings
  • Help move the event along in and outside of meeting
  • Be kind, open to other’s ideas and feedback, and have fun!

If you are interested in joining the Buskers in the Burg Committee, please contact Molly Jones-Kerchner at [email protected] or (509) 962-6246

Committee Member – Hometown Holidays

This committee is responsible for assisting EDA staff in the planning of our annual holiday events (Plaid Friday, Cookie Scavenger Hunt, Moments to Remember, and Teddy Bear Tea) and the creation of our annual Hometown Holidays publication. If you love all things merry and bright, this committee is for YOU. HTH Committee meets July-December, once a month, at a time designated by the committee group. Committee members must plan to volunteer at a holiday event in some capacity.

Helpful experience:

  • Working on a team
  • Event planning
  • Understanding of the events, the EDA, and downtown.

Expectations:

  • Volunteer at an event
  • Attend the majority of the committee meetings
  • Help move projects along in and outside of the meetings
  • Be kind, open to other’s ideas and feedback.

If you are interested in joining the Hometown Holidays Committee, please contact Cait Dalton at [email protected]