Our Team

OUR TEAM

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EXECUTIVE OFFICE

PRESIDENT

Diana Mayhew

Diana Mayhew

dmayhew@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7596

Vice President

Lillian Iversen

Lillian Iversen

liversen@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7584

Business Development & Sponsorship

Director of Development & Partnerships

Morgan Hannell

Morgan Hannell

mhannell@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8363

Manager of Community Partnerships

TaKeyia Dickens

tdickens@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8372

Sponsorship Coordinator

Reiko Hirai

reiko@happi-events.com
202.638.8363

Business development and sponsorship manager

Jessica Brown

jbrown@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8364

Sponsorship & Development Associate

Christina Teufert

cteufert@ncbfdc.org 202.661.7592

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Marketing & Communications

Meg Cohen

Meg Cohen

mcohen@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8377

Sponsorship & Communications Liaison

Ramona Carver

Ramona Carver

rcarver@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8376 | 240.461.0806

MARKETING MANAGER

Isabella Gaitan

Isabella Gaitan

igaitan@ncbfdc.org
202.638.8370

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Tanya Littlejohn

tlittlejohn@ncbfdc.org

DesiGN MANAGER

Jacqueline Garcia

jgarcia@ncbfdc.org
202.626.1133

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Grace Mondillo

gmondillo@ncbfdc.org

Marketing & Communications contractor

Jordan Griffin

jgriffin@ncbfdc.org

EVENTS & PROGRAMS

SENIOR EVENT MANAGER

Ashley Depew

Ashley Depew

adepew@ncbfdc.org
202.455.8954

EVENT OPERATIONS MANAGER

Aaron Darden

adarden@ncbfdc.org

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Linda Lindamood

llindamood@ncbfdc.org

BUSINESS OPERARTIONS DIRECTOR

Merlyn Perez-Conley

Mperez-conley@ncbfdc.org
202.626.1139

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Kimberly Hodges

khodges@ncbfdc.org

Volunteer Manager

Isabella Staton

istaton@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7595

Business operations

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE MANAGER

Polina Nikolaeva

pnikolaeva@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7567

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

Francise Dyson

fdyson@ncbfdc.org
202.661.7585

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIPS

FULL TIME ROLES

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INTERNSHIPS

National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is seeking a Sponsorship & Community Programs Contractor from February to June 2023.

Company Description

The National Cherry Blossom Festival produces and promotes the nation’s greatest springtime celebration and is dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational and entertainment initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.

The Sponsorship & Community Programs Contractor will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of sponsorship and community programs for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, including opportunities to engage with local businesses participating in the Festival. The Sponsorship & Community Programs Contractor has a clearly defined scope; requires tact, discretion, and professionalism in representing the Festival to all levels of outside partners, sponsors, and audiences. The Sponsorship & Community Programs Contractor will report directly to the Director of Development & Partnerships and provide support by executing on the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities

In coordination with Development & Partnership Director, the Sponsorship & Community Programs Contractor is responsible for the administrative and logistics management and support for the Sponsorship & Community Programs. This role will:

Sponsorship

  • Provide administrative and logistics support for the department

  • Assist in the sponsorship process, including drafting proposals and producing sponsor recap reports after the Festival

  • Assist with the Festival’s silent auction operations

  • Assist with onsite sponsorship execution for the Kick-Off Press Conference, Pink Tie Party, Opening Ceremony,

  • Blossom Kite Festival, Parade, and Petalpalooza.

Community Programs

  • Provide administrative and logistics support for the City in Bloom, Cherry Picks, and Hotel programs

  • Manage program decal inventory and distribution strategy

  • Track program participation as directed by the Community Partnerships Manager

  • Monitor and enforce program participation requirements

  • Assist with program reporting post-Festival

Qualifications

  • One or more years of experience directly related to the duties of the position; or

  • Excellent time management, organizational skills, and ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects

  • Superior communication and writing skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and strong database management skills are necessary.

  • Attention to detail, high productivity, and concern for accuracy and excellence

  • Must be a self-starter, proactive and driven, with a strong work ethic, a high level of motivation, a strong sense of urgency when needed, the ability to work without direct supervision, and consistently meet deadlines

  • Easily adapt to changing circumstances

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to Morgan Hannell, National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Director of Development & Partnerships, at mhannell@ncbfdc.org. Applicants will be notified via email if they have been selected for an interview.

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

National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. is currently seeking an Event Management Assistant intern to assist the events team during the Fall 2022 semester with preparations for the upcoming 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Option to extend position into Spring semester is available.

Company Description

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.

Job Description

The Event & Programming Intern(s) will contribute to the programmatic development of a variety of National Cherry Blossom Festival signature events including Launch Event & Artwork Reveal, Opening Ceremony, Blossom Kite Festival, Petalpalooza®, National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®, and the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA 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 coordination process and provide onsite assistance for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Launch Event
  • 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

Applicants must be able to work in-person at NCBF offices, located in downtown Washington, DC. Interns have the flexibility to work with their supervisor to negotiate a hybrid schedule as the work and department schedules allow.

Time Requirements:

  • September – December 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)
  • If extended through the Spring 2022 semester, additional duties focused on on-site execution of Festival events will be incorporated and the internship hour commitment will be higher, particularly during the months of March and April.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Experience with event management
  • Detail oriented and organized with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work with a variety of people and build teamwork
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Capable of doing physical labor (lifting boxes, various event set-up duties, etc.)
  • Comfortable working in both office and outdoor settings (rain, cold, mud, sun, wind, etc.)
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and GoogleDocs required; familiarity with Slack and Monday.com preferred

Compensation:

National Cherry Blossom Festival internships are unpaid, but college credit may be offered, dependent upon the educational institution’s guidelines and requirements. Monthly transportation stipend is available for interns who work at least 16 hours a week.

Application Instructions:

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

National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is currently seeking an intern to assist the Business Operations team during the Fall 2022 semester with preparations for the upcoming 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Option to extend position into Spring semester is available.

Company Description

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.

Job Description

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 2023 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 other departments

Time Requirements

  • November 2022 – May 2023
  • 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 (Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, and HR students are strongly encouraged to apply)
  • 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:

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

 

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FESTIVAL ASSOCIATES

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