Our Team

OUR TEAM

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EXECUTIVE OFFICE

PRESIDENT

Diana Mayhew

dmayhew@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7596

Vice President

Lillian Iversen

liversen@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7584

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

JoAnn Nasser

jnasser@ncbfdc.org
202.626.1139

Business Development & Sponsorship

Director of Development & Partnerships

Morgan Hannell

mhannell@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8363

Business Development & Sponsorship Associate

Shelby Trout

strout@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7592

Community Partnerships

TaKeyia Dickens

tdickens@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8372

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Marketing & Communications

Meg Cohen

mcohen@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8377

Sponsorship & Communications Liaison

Ramona Carver

rcarver@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8376 | 240.461.0806

EVENTS & PROGRAMS

SENIOR EVENT MANAGER

Ashley Depew

adepew@ncbfdc.org
202.455.8954

Event Manager

Ayo Figueroa

afigueroa@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7565

Business operations

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE MANAGER

Polina Nikolaeva

pnikolaeva@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7567

FESTIVAL ASSOCIATES

A special thanks to our Festival Associates who have donated their services in-kind to our organization.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIPS

We’re always looking for the best and the brightest to join our growing team. Want to be a part of this dynamic organization and help bring together the nation’s greatest springtime celebration? Start your job search here.

Administrative Assistant to the President – Job Posting

Click here to submit resume and cover letter articulating your relevant experience and salary expectations.


Job Summary

 

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for handling administrative duties, scheduling and clerical support primarily to the President of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and its Board of Directors and to conserve President’s time and promote the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s image by representing the President and the Festival internally and externally; providing liaison between the president, key executives, festival stakeholders and employees.

Reports to:  President & CEO

Scope and Responsibilities:

The Administrative Assistant communicates with management staff, guests and clients using a high degree of tact, professionalism and discretion. Handles NCBF materials under direction of the President. Carries out directives and established polices, and completes assignments, with moderate supervision. Organizes daily work within parameters set by the President. Does not obligate or expend funds except as directed by the President or with prior approval.

The Administrative Assistant will:

• Represent the President by welcoming visitors, reviewing correspondence; arranging NCBF meetings and other NCBF functions; answering questions and meeting requests directed to the President.
• Draft, maintain, update, and file all correspondence for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This includes, but is not limited to, all NCBF informational filing, accounting and receipt record filing, and all general, sensitive and confidential correspondences.
• Arrange NCBF President’s and Staff‘s travel and meetings by developing itineraries and agendas; scheduling the airfare; booking other transportation; arranging lodging and meeting accommodations.
• Help create, maintain, and update data-base(s), spreadsheets for the NCBF including identifying and tracking current and potential sponsors and supporters, media, general, etc.
• Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of staff, Board of Directors and any proprietary information.
• Attend, schedule, coordinate and set-up NCBF and Board of Director’s meetings to include preparing agendas and other materials, compiling, transcribing and distributing minutes of meetings.
• Enhances President’s and National Cherry Blossom Festival’s brand by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
• Provide financial administrative support for the NCBF, as needed.
• Provide support for special events and projects
• Assist with fulfillment of Hospitality benefits for Sponsors, Board, Staff and other entities by processing non-revenue ticket requests
• Manages RSVPs for Festival events, including coordination of invitation list.
• Serve as lead registration/check-in manager on-site at Festival events.
• Handle and process VIP Parade Package Auction winners and any external auction requests.
• Manage and execute “thank-you” and “appreciation” notes, letters, gifts, as needed
• Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications:

  • • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent required.
    • Minimum two years’ experience in Non-profit event planning or comparable office environment required.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing. Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy orally and in writing.
    • Requires effective verbal communication skills, ability to create and maintain positive relationships with key festival partners and supporters.
    • Demonstrated leadership in finding solutions to key stakeholder needs.
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Sales Force, and Outlook.
    • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including but not limited to, computers, telephone systems, typewriters, calculators, copiers and facsimile machines.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management, and general administration.
    • Ability to develop ongoing rapport with clients and key stakeholder and obtain relevant information.
    • Requires high level of accuracy, attention to detail, good analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • The ability to lift up to 40lbs.
    • Ability to work non-traditional hours
    • Ability to foster positive, productive relationships, collaboration and teamwork, internally and externally, among staff, board members, volunteers, partners and other Festival stakeholders

As an integral part of the NCBF team, this salaried exempt position participates fully in the production and execution of Festival events. This requires flexibility to be available evenings and weekends and to work additional hours during peak periods.

Application Instructions:

Click here to submit a resume and cover letter articulating your relevant experience and salary expectations. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Business Operations Internship – Spring 2022

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Business Operations is an integral aspect of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and we are looking for candidates that are interested in assisting in these areas. Tasks can include but are not limited to:

• Provide administrative support, assist with data management and record filing
• Assist with monthly financial reconciliations
• Assist with report generation
• Assist with planning and creating 2022 Festival ticketing plans as programs develop over the summer
• Assist with merchandise program management including attending meetings with vendors, suppliers, etc.
• Attending staff meetings and distributing notes as necessary
• Attending and providing on-site support at Festival events, as NCBF determines
• Assisting with administrative tasks for all departments

Time Requirements

• January 2022 – May 2022
• Between 15-20 hours per week between 9:00AM and 5:00PM (Hours and schedule to be determined in consultation with Business Operations Team)
• While some of the functions can be performed remotely, intern candidate must be available to meet and work from the NCBF office located in downtown

Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
• Detail oriented and organized with the ability to multi-task
• Ability to work with a variety of people and build teamwork
• Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
• Tech Savvy – knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Slack and Monday.com
• Effective in person and remote communication skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Ability to complete tasks on-site in NCBF office

Compensation

National Cherry Blossom Festival internships are unpaid, but college credit may be offered, dependent upon the educational institution’s guidelines and requirements. Monthly educational stipend is available for interns who work at least 15 hours a week.

Application Instructions

Click here to submit a resume and cover letter articulating your relevant experience. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

Business Development & Sponsorship Internship – Spring 2022

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Fundraising and sponsorships are integral aspects of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and we are looking for candidates that are interested in assisting in these areas. Tasks can include but are not limited to:

• Administrative support
• Data management
• Drafting proposals
• Research
• Attending and supporting fundraising events as well as Festival events

Time Requirements

• January through early May 2022
• Between 20-25 hours per week between 9:00AM and 5:00PM (Hours and schedule to be determined in consultation with the Business Development & Sponsorship Team)
• Attendance and participation onsite at Festival events in March and April
• Some nights and weekends during the Festival

• While some of the functions can be performed remotely, intern candidate must be available to meet and work from the NCBF office located in downtown

Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
• Detail oriented and organized with the ability to multi-task
• Ability to work with a variety of people and build teamwork
• Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
• Tech Savvy – knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Slack and Monday.com
• Effective in person and remote communication skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Ability to complete tasks on-site in NCBF office

Compensation

National Cherry Blossom Festival internships are unpaid, but college credit may be offered, dependent upon the educational institution’s guidelines and requirements. Monthly educational stipend is available for interns who work at least 15 hours a week.

Application Instructions

Click here to submit a resume and cover letter articulating your relevant experience. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

Event Management Assistant Internship – Spring 2022

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The Event Management Assistant will contribute to the programmatic development of a variety of National Cherry Blossom Festival signature events including Opening Ceremony, Blossom Kite Festival, Petalpalooza, National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® and the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage. Duties may include:

• Learn and understand event management process by participating in programming team meetings, site visits, and other planning meetings with vendors and partners

• Assist with vetting process of talent for National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® and Petalpalooza
• Assist with creating production rundown and documents
• Organize performer and VIP hospitality (e.g. gifts, catering) for a variety of events
• Research opportunities and execution costs for event entertainment, production, and sponsorship activations for all events
• Research options, present recommendations, and begin implementation (if time allows) for a new Tidal Basin promotion program
• Create Tidal Basin performer application
• Assist with setting up ticketing plan and platform for Opening Ceremony
• Assist with coordinating logistics and engagement for youth educational opportunities and events
• Inventory existing event supplies and develop cost estimates for replenishing items as needed for all events

Time Requirements

• January 2022 – May 2022, with possible extension to the Spring semester
• Between 20-25 hours per week between 9:00AM and 5:00PM through December; 3-4 days per week (hours and schedule to be determined in consultation with Event Managers)
• Evening and weekend availability to follow through on executing key Festival programs and events in March and April, to be determined in consultation with the Programming team

Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
• Detail oriented and organized with the ability to multi-task
• Ability to work with a variety of people and build teamwork
• Capable of doing physical work (lifting boxes, various event set-up duties)
• Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience with event management
• Ability to complete tasks on-site in NCBF office

Compensation

National Cherry Blossom Festival internships are unpaid, but college credit may be offered, dependent upon the educational institution’s guidelines and requirements. Monthly educational stipend is available for interns who work at least 15 hours a week.

Application Instructions

Click here to submit a resume and cover letter articulating your relevant experience. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

Volunteer Program Management Internship – Spring 2022

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The Volunteer Management Program Intern(s) will work under the supervision of the Volunteer Manager to assist in the building and management of the 2022 Volunteer Program. Tasks include but are not limited to:
• Conducting volunteer outreach and recruitment
• Drafting content for blog posts, social media and email campaigns to Volunteer Program audience
• Developing training materials and other volunteer-facing documents
• Participate in Event logistics and management of volunteers onsite at Signature Events
• Volunteer database management and key metrics reporting and more

Time Requirements

• January 18 – May 13, 2022: 10 to 15 hours per week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Start and end dates are flexible to align with semester schedules and internship academic credit requirements. Hours, schedule, and work format (virtual and/or onsite) are determined in consultation with the Business Operations team.
• Evening and weekend availability to follow through on executing key Festival programs and events in March and April, to be determined in consultation with the Business Operations team.

Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
• Detail oriented and organized with the ability to multi-task
• Ability to work with a variety of people and build teamwork
• Capable of doing physical work (lifting boxes, various event set-up duties)
• Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience with event management
• Ability to complete tasks on-site in NCBF office

Compensation

National Cherry Blossom Festival internships are unpaid, but college credit may be offered, dependent upon the educational institution’s guidelines and requirements. Monthly educational stipend is available for interns who work at least 15 hours a week.

Application Instructions

Click here to submit a resume and cover letter articulating your relevant experience. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

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