2014 IJA Festival Director – The Search is On

Big Toss Up

The 2014 IJA Festival is set to be held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, July 28 – August 3, 2014. The news of this location has started to spread, and jugglers are already getting excited to congregate for a fabulous week of juggling, shows, workshops, competitions, and more. All that is needed now is a key person to orchestrate the magic – the 2014 IJA Festival Director.

The IJA board is looking to find a dedicated individual to fill this important role, and has approved a $5,000 stipend for the position. Ideal candidates will have strong organizational skills, good rapport with jugglers and knowledge of the juggling community, budgeting skills, a substantial amount of time to commit to the project, and the overall desire to create a fabulous IJA Festival experience.

Interested in stepping into this position? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Erin Stephens at stephens@juggle.org with further questions, or to discuss the position in greater detail.

Find out more information about the position by reading the Festival Director Job Description.

The IJA board is currently accepting “Letters of Interest” from interested parties, and hopes to have the position filled by the beginning of September. Letters can be e-mailed to board@juggle.org, and should contain the following information:

  • Why you are interested in the role;
  • Qualifications for the position;
  • A basic outline of your ideas and plans for festival organization;
  • Any other information you feel is important for the board to know.

The board is open to the option of festival “co-directors,” should a plan for this option be presented.

Thank you in advance to all parties interested in rendering a great service to the IJA and your fellow jugglers, by filling the role of 2014 IJA Festival Director!

Erin Stephens currently lives in Burkina Faso, Africa and is performing with Yennega Circus. She has been an active organizer within the IJA for over 10 years, having been a founding member of the IJA Regional Competitions, Tricks of the Month video series, eJuggle, and has spearheaded the IJA social media platforms since 2012.

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