Title FotoFest Fine Print Auction Manager
Organization FotoFest International
Closing Date Monday, May 1, 2017
Location Houston, TX

FotoFest is seeking a full-time contract Manager for the planning of its primary fundraiser, the FotoFest Biennial Fine Print Auction and Gala. The Auction Manager is responsible for all in-house preparation for the auction and related events and reports to the Executive Director. The Auction Manager will work with the Auction Co-Chairs in soliciting Auction sponsorships with mailings and sponsor follow-up. The Manager will also work with FotoFest staff on various aspects of the Auction such as website postings, public relations and Auction catalogue production.

Key Responsibilities:
• Communicate and maintain timely follow up with donating artists, auction sponsors, auction
co-chairs, and FotoFest Executive Director
• Maintain and organize good records on mailings to donating artists, receipt of prints and related
informational material
• Arrange for safe transport and storage of all auction pieces, from their arrival to FotoFest to where
they are framed, to all events and the final delivery to purchaser
• Receive, process, track and keep records on all monetary donations from auction sponsors
• Assist FotoFest Event Planners in decisions and arrangements for the food, drink and volunteers
related to the auction gala and preview events
• Arrange and plan auction preview events with Executive Director and co-chairs
• Receive and organize content for production of auction catalogue and auction website
• Produce auction catalogue and invitations to all auction events
• Coordinate and schedule mailings of invitations and catalogues with mail house
• Contact vendors and order supplies and materials for auction
• Organize volunteers for auction previews, auction night and associated events

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in public relations, fine arts, event planning or related field
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work well with all types of people
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, i.e.: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Highly organized with multi-tasking capabilities and ability to meet deadlines and prioritize projects,
supporting others in doing the same
• Flexibility, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure
• Imagination, creativity, good problem-solving skills and ability to take initiative
• Willingness to work late hours and weekends when necessary

Additional Desired Qualifications:
• Visual arts background and/or experience with photography
• Knowledge of Houston philanthropic and sponsorship communities
• Knowledge of Desktop Publishing, Web publishing (including CMS), and Adobe Acrobat
• Experience in non-profit administration
• Experience handling artwork and/or framing of artwork

Desired Characteristics:
• Outgoing, friendly and confident
• Good communication skills
• Professional, polished speaking manner
• Pro-active individual
• Excellent judgment, integrity, and commitment to personal and social responsibility
• Passion for learning
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
• Interest in working with artists and donors

How to Apply:
Please email resume and cover letter to: info@fotofest.org. Please mark subject line: Fine Print Auction Manager. No phone calls please. Position is open until filled.

Website http://www.fotofest.org