Did you hear? Our organization is hiring a new Operations Manager. If you are an enthusiastic, resourceful self-starter interested in being a key player of both the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival and the Colorado Dragon Film Festival, read on!

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival & Colorado Dragon Film Festival
Job Announcement
Operations Manager
Wheat Ridge, CO
Application Deadline: 6/28/17
*The application will stay open until the position is filled*

CDBF LogoThe Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (CDBF), a 501c3 organization, is a two-day festival that is the largest pan-Asian celebration in the Rocky Mountain region. CDBF strengthens the Asian Pacific American communities while educating the public about the depth and breadth of these diverse communities through cultural education, performing arts, and marketplace combined with the exciting international and ancient sport of dragon boat racing. For more information about the festival, visit ​www.cdbf.org​.

The Colorado Dragon Film Festival (CDFF), is a three- day festival with the only Asian American film festival in CO. The Colorado Dragon Film Festival aims to elevate the Asian Pacific Islander American (AAPI) communities by recognizing the works of Asian directors, actors, and talented artists of this community and to build bridges of awareness knowledge and understanding between the different AAPI communities through cinema.

Position Summary   

The Operations Manager is an enthusiastic and resourceful self-starter who has an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for festival event planning. This key role will provide year-round support to the Festival Director and Board of Directors, and seasonal support to the volunteer festival operations committee and contracted staff. Responsibilities include high-level festival management/oversight, managing the sales, fulfillment, and activation of corporate sponsorships, designing and producing marketing/collateral materials, growing a vibrant year-round volunteer program, managing festival concessions, providing communications and marketing/public relations support, festival/special event coordination, and performing general administrative duties.

Key Responsibilities
• Manage and improve annual corporate sponsorship campaign in conjunction with Festival Director, including pre-event sponsorship sales and renewals, drafting of sponsorship contracts and forms, coordinating fulfillment of sponsorship benefits, overseeing on-site activation at the festival, and conducting post-festival debrief to cultivate ongoing sponsor relations.
• Design and develop communication and collateral pieces from concept to execution to tracking effectiveness, including promotional posters, rack cards, program books, advertisements, web graphics, signage, invitations, and promotional items.
• Manage annual PR/Marketing campaigns that include writing/sending press releases, e-newsletters and e-blasts and leveraging social media strategies.
• Manage on-site concessions program including beverages and merchandise and secure liquor licenses and permits, set pricing, maintain inventory and budgets.
• Research and development for a new database system to eventually manage, update and grow organization’s contact lists and streamline communications.
• Provide administrative support to Festival Director, Board of Directors, festival volunteers and contractors such as database management, maintaining festival records and year-round programs.
• Manage day-to-day office duties including responding to inquiries; process mailings and general office correspondence; process accounts payables/receivables; monthly meeting support; organize and maintain festival materials, files and archives.

As a fast-paced organization that requires a great multi-tasker, the responsibilities listed above  are representative only, and do not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. 

– Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Business with five years’ experience in non-profit sector.
– Graphic design experience preferred with proficiency in QuarkXPress 8.0 and higher, proficiency in Constant Contact and Microsoft Office Suite.
– A passion for the festival’s mission and values and keen awareness of Asian American Pacific Islander culture with the propensity to continue learning about each community.
– Innovative and creative visionary with the ability to think outside the box, come up with more productive ways of streamlining processes who can take ideas to execution. Project management skills a plus.
– Proven experience with special events planning with track record of successfully managing complex and deadline-oriented projects across multiple stakeholders.
– High degree of flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced work environment with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work with little supervision.
– Proven written, oral, interpersonal communication and presentation skills. Attention to detail and deadlines; well organized and highly dependable.
– Technologically savvy with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues, learn new software and seek out new technologies to streamline processes.
– Participate in other activities as assigned.

Compensation:​ Salary commensurate with experience.

Hours:​ ​Full-time salaried staff position located at the CDBF office with occasional evenings and weekend hours depending on festival production cycle, meetings and events scheduled.


The Operations Manager position is an existing full-time position.

Please e-mail or mail cover letter, resume, salary requirements, references, and 3 graphic  design samples to​:
Jennifer Nguyen, Festival Director
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
3000 Youngfield St., Ste. 350
Wheat Ridge, CO 80215
E-mail: ​[email protected]​ No phone calls, please.

For more information about the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, please visit: ​www.cdbf.org​.
For more information regarding the Colorado Dragon Film Festival, please visit ​www.cdfilm.org

Deadline to submit resume: June 28, 2017.

Position will remain open until filled.


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