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Juneteenth Empowerment Committee Member

For City of Burlington

What this is all about…
The City of Burlington seeks the support of community members in the organization, planning,
and decision-making involved in the creation of our first-annual Juneteenth celebration. The City
has identified that one of the first steps in producing this event is to empower community voices
and decision making in the event production.
The City is seeking interested individuals to apply for multiple open positions of the
Juneteenth Empowerment Committee. Having this be an official role, albeit temporary, we can
appropriately compensate members for their time at a rate of $30 per hour; we estimate the role
will require approximately 4-6 hours per month from January-June.

What you will be doing…
Attend regular meetings of the committee in order to help make decisions about the
planning, programming, and production of the first-annual City of Burlington Juneteenth
Engaged and consistent communication with the larger Juneteenth planning committee
via email or phone/zoom/in-person meetings.
Support the City’s marketing efforts through promotion of the event within personal
spheres of influence.
Contribute to the planning conversations by giving perspective and opinions on
programming, art, education, promotion materials, schedule of events, and more.
Day of event support as needed.

Jan 20, 2021
QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS: What we are looking for in a Juneteenth Empowerment Committee Member… Demonstrated commitment to Racial Equity and the Black community in the greater Burlington area/VT. Ability to serve as an “Ambassador” for the City, carrying out work and interacting with City staff and the public in respectful professional manner. Community activism, engagement, and experience being on committees/boards is a plus, but not required. Willingness to be a liaison between the City and individuals or organizations in your personal network that may be able to collaborate on the event. An opinion and vision of what a Juneteenth celebration should encompass. Experience with event planning would be helpful, but not required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Regular attendance and availability to respond to emergent and time-sensitive situations. The City of Burlington is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage BIPOC, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.
Part-Time, 4-6 hours per month
Applications for this position are only accepted on-line at: