Carnival 
Director

A Carnival director is responsible for organizing, mobilizing and/or coordinating the staff, event participants, officials, and administrators for the successful execution of all carnival related events.

Requirements

  • Ability to lead and motivate a team 

  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude

  • Time management skills 

  • Creative and imaginative

  • Culturally aware

  • Knowledge and/or basic understanding of Microsoft office

  • Basic knowledge of google drive

  • Goal-oriented 

  • Patient

  • Ability to work under pressure 

  • Eye for detail 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Great interpersonal abilities

  • Must possess good leadership qualities at all times

  • Must have good organizational, analytical, and coordinating abilities

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks in the face of many challenges

Competencies

  • Must be able to keep a beat

  • Team leader 

  • Multi-tasker 

  • Great Communicator

  • Outgoing

  • Open-minded

  • Patient

  • Must be Up-to-date with the latest trends 

  • Go-Getter 

  • Social skills

  • Great forecasting skills

  • Flexible 

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Creative and innovative

  • Proper time management

Education / Experience

MBO Degree or higher

  • Knowledge/experience Caribbean Carnivals

  • degree in any hospitality-related field (a plus)

  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in event management/planning and/or director roll

Language Requirements

  • Proper command of Dutch and English (Written and Speaking)

  • Other languages are a plus

Tasks

  • Monitors the progress of the planning and execution of each task that has to do with the event.

  • Serves as a link between the event and external bodies

  • Provides recruitment and training/coaching for the organizing committee for the purpose of an event. 

  • Development of general event management policies.

  • Supervision of the production process of an event.

  • Make sure that staff and work personnel at the event adhere to the management policies that were put in place to minimize hiccups during the course of the event.

  • Lead and motivate a team 

  • Work with the sponsorship department to adjust cost estimates.

  • Attend carnival board meetings

  • Must have a flexible schedule to travel

  • Product research

  • Create a Schedule of to-do’s before and after carnival events 

Pay range

  • Volunteer