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Employment Opportunity!

 

May Day Fairie Festival Producer

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Festival Producer is responsible for the efficient management of all aspects of the annual May Day Fairie Festival.  The May Day Fairie Festival is held on the first full weekend in May on the grounds of Spoutwood Farm Center.  This position is for the 2015 festival and beyond.

 

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualities:

  • Strong collaborative leadership skills

  • High level of organizational, planning, and problem solving skills

  • Ability to cope with high pressure situations and competing deadlines

  • Enthusiasm and creativity

 

Job Responsibilities:

Publicity

  • Plan the Festival Program Guide in collaboration with committee leaders, staff, and publisher

  • Work with the Content Manager to update the Fairie Festival area of the Spoutwood website

  • Send press releases to media contacts

  • Seek feature articles in local media outlets

  • Post Festival events on media website calendars and social networks

  • Proof, order, and distribute marketing literature such as posters and postcards

 

Management

  • Coordinate and lead planning meetings, including sending notifications and keeping minutes

  • Work with committee leaders to ensure that all festival needs are identified and met

  • Coordinate the organization of the supply room, including sorting and storage

  • Support and supervise committee leaders

  • Assist with volunteer coordination and scheduling of off-site publicity events

  • Coordinate breakdown of the festival, including removal of decorations and return of rentals

 

Administration

 

  • Order all necessary rentals, such as tents, tables, chairs, and portable bathrooms

  • Document creation and general communication as needed

  • Update and maintain the following:

    • contact lists

    • publicity database

    • poster distribution sites list

    • volunteer job descriptions

  • Assist King and Queen with Kubiando Ball Production duties, such as:

    • Creating invite list and sending invitations

    • Ordering and arranging for rentals, supplies, and equipment

    • Arranging for catering and entertainment

    • Planning decoration set-up and breakdown

    • Preparing favors, gifts, and thank yous

 
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NEW SPOUTWOOD LOGO
AN INVITATION

 
We are currently in the process of designing a logo that will capture the spirit and mission of Spoutwood Farm Center, and are inviting input from those who support and interact with Spoutwood.  

A final logo decision will be made on April 21st, and the individual with the selected logo will win 2 tickets to this year's May Day Fairie Festival!  

Please send your logo as an email attachment to Meg Hamilton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
To be considered, your email must be received by April 11, 2014. 

Thank you for considering submitting your work, and we look forward to seeing your creative ideas!
 
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The April 12th "Meet the Honeybees" session is full.
Registration Now Open!
Meet the Honeybees
an Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop Series
 
Have you ever met a honeybee or wondered how they live?  Do you want to know where honey comes from, even taste it warm, right from the honeycomb? If you would like learn about our honeybees, join us as we visit their hive home and get to know them better!

This spring Spoutwood's Beekeeper in Residence, Roger Williams, will host an Introduction to Beekeeping workshop series for kids and adults ages 9 and up.  Each session will include instruction on the life and work of honeybees, the practice of beekeeping, and next steps for becoming a beekeeper.  Class will conclude with open-hive time, during which you can experience our honeybees firsthand.  No experience or gear required, only curiosity and enthusiasm!  Participants will be asked to wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes; a bee veil will be provided. 

Schedule
Classes will run from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by open hive time from 10:15 to 11:30.
Classes will be offered on the following Saturdays:
April 26th
May 10th
May 24th
June 7th

Fees
$15/individual
$20/family (2 or more)
For a more in-depth training experience, preregister for all five session for a total of $50. 

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  

Contact Meg Hamilton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with questions. 

 
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  • CSA News

    *Please Note: Starting March 15, 2014 we will be moving into the 2014 pricing schedule for the 2014 season.*

  • Faerie Festival News

    2014 Fairie Festival Posters

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    This year's Fairie Festival Posters are now ready  in several formats and sizes for viewing and download! Feel free to download, print and distribute as you wish! Pre-printed posters available at the farm. Call 717-235-6610 for information. 

  • Education News

     
    Meet the Honeybees
    an Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop Series
    Have you ever met a honeybee or wondered how they live?  Do you want to know where honey comes from, even taste it warm, right from the honeycomb? If you would like learn about our honeybees, join us as we visit their hive home and get to know them better!

    This spring Spoutwood's Beekeeper in Residence, Roger Williams, will host an Introduction to Beekeeping workshop series for kids and adults ages 9 and up.  Each session will include instruction on the life and work of honeybees, the practice of beekeeping, and next steps for becoming a beekeeper.  Class will conclude with open-hive time, during which you can experience our honeybees firsthand.  No experience or gear required, only curiosity and enthusiasm!  Participants will be asked to wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes; a bee veil will be provided. 

    Schedule
    Classes will run from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by open hive time from 10:15 to 11:30.
    Classes will be offered on the following Saturdays:
    April 12th
    April 26th
    May 10th
    May 24th
    June 7th

    Fees
    $15/individual
    $20/family (2 or more)
    For a more in-depth training experience, preregister for all five session for a total of $50. 

    Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Contact Meg Hamilton at meg.spoutwood@gmail.com with questions. 

  • MEHF News

    Planning for the 10th annual Mother Earth Fall Festival has begun. To celebrate this big year, we will be hosting a two day event on Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st.  If you would like to be a part of the 2014 Planning Committee, please contact Charissa Bowman at charissacbowman@gmail.com

  • Observatory News


    Spoutwood Farm Observatory

    News and Announcements for 2012

    1Vernal Equinox Open House  You are cordially invited to the first of our four Open Houses, Friday March 23rd, at 6 p.m.  Come out to the Farm and celebrate the arrival of Spring in the charm of the Frodo Building, take a tour of the Observatory, and see telescope views of Venus, Mars, Saturn, and much more!  Please see the 'Schedule' tab for more information concerning our 2012 Open Houses.  

                                      observatory_spring_vernal_equinox_card

     

    2. Introducing the Spoutwood Space Gallery  The Spoutwood Farm Observatory is pleased to present our first online gallery of astrophotography, now available on this website and on our Spoutwood Farm Center Facebook page. Enjoy digital CCD images of the Sun, Moon, and planets, as well as video streams and composite slide shows.

      jupiter_2012-2-09_V_Barlow_RAW_rcol11                                                                                                  Jupiter Optimus Maximus 

     

    3. Galaxies and Nebulae  We are pleased to report the return to action of our 20" Dobsonian reflecting telescope after surviving a large ash tree falling on the roof of its shed.  Miraculously only minor damage was done to the roof; after a thorough cleaning the telescope works perfectly.  Don't miss the stunning views of deep space offered by this excellent telescope!  

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    The Dobsonian Shed after the Halloween Snowstorm of 2011.  The sundial is untouched in the only clear spot on the deck.