PDX Pop Now! is currently accepting resumes and letters of interest in anticipation of the 2016 Festival season. Those candidates that are selected will have an amazing opportunity to shadow under the current Board or Coordinator, volunteer for your community, and get hands on training and mentorship as they guide the organization through the 2016 season. Please note, all positions are ALL volunteer, as is the festival, one of the only all volunteer run music festivals in the nation!

Development Director

PDX Pop Now! is accepting applications for our Development Director position. The Development Director works with a team of highly-dedicated volunteers to carry forward the organization’s mission of stimulating and expanding participation in Portland music. The Development Director’s primary responsibility is to raise money to support the organization’s programs and services and to oversee a team of talented development coordinators.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Creates and implements a development plan that solicits donors and identifies funding sources such as grants, in-kind donations, charitable events and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Sets fundraising goals and determines overall strategy for Willamette Week’s Give!Guide campaign, which includes assigning appropriate tasks to fundraising coordinators
  • Recruits and trains new team members as needed
  • Attends bi-monthly meetings (typically takes place on Monday evenings)
  • One-year minimum commitment (Board members preferably commit to their positions for two-year terms)
  • Assists other departments during the year and helps staff the PDX Pop Now! summer music festival

Position Qualification:

  • Passionate about local music and dedicated to PDX Pop Now!’s mission
  • 1-3 years of development experience with a strong understanding of at least two of the following areas: grant writing, fundraising and/or sponsorships
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Strong partnership-building skills

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Position open until filled.


Fundraising & Sponsorship Coordinator

The primary responsibility of the Fundraising & Sponsorship Coordinator is to locate income for PDX Pop Now! ‘s annual programming through sponsorship partnerships, benefit events, and individual donors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain existing Sponsorship partnerships with both local and national businesses.
  • Negotiate and execute Sponsorship Benefits
  • Solicit advertisements for the Festival Program Guide
  • Assist Grants Coordinator during end of year giving campaign
  • Program annual Make It Pop! benefit event
  • Solicit other Benefit Events Opportunities
  • Maintain database of existing donors with Grants Coordinator
  • Attend bi-weekly board meetings

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Position open until filled.

Media Sponsorship Coordinator

Media Sponsorship CoordinatorAs part of the Media Department, the primary responsibility of this position is to raise organizational funds and in-kind donations through corporate sponsorships and to be a liaison between sponsors and the board of directors.Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Secure corporate sponsorships by maintaining communications with past sponsors, initiating conversations with prospective sponsors, and cultivating relationships with all companies.
  • Present sponsorship requests and negotiate on sponsorship terms with companies while representing and upholding the mission of PDX Pop Now!.
  • Acquire various collateral items from corporate sponsors, media sponsors, and in-kind sponsors including logos, plans for festival involvement, payment checks, and more.
  • Organize and maintain detailed information regarding each sponsor’s involvement.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in other fundraising projects such as the Willamette Week Give! Guide campaign, special events, and program guide ad solicitations.
  • Secure in-kind donations on an as needed basis.

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to and include a brief letter of interest and resume/cv.

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