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Cape Coral Irish American Club

County: Lee
Categories Marketing/PR/Event Planning
Details: The Cape Coral Irish American Club was founded and incorporated in 2003. We are a non-profit 501c-4 organization that produces an annual Irish Festival for our SW Florida community the proceeds of which go to funding the next festival plus donating to local charities and to our Mahigan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Our purpose is to advance the knowledge of Irish culture in our community by educating members and all who are interested in our Irish and Irish American history, art, dance, music, literature, language and traditions.
Job Description: Producing an annual festival requires a broad scope of jobs/skills/talents before and during the event, such as:
Project management (creating a timeline of deadlines);
Special Event Planning (scheduling/creating deadlines for multiple teams);
Marketing, Advertising & Promotion (creating/distributing press releases, online posts, print to include newspaper ads, 40-page Ad/Program book; radio and TV spots).
Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekdays evenings, Weekends daytime, Weekends evenings
Primary Contact: Mrs. Anne Carney
PO Box 101511
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Phone: (708) 363-5413
Secondary Contact: Mary O'Neill
Phone: (239) 540-2161
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered: Before the (1st weekend in March annual) festival - working side-by-side w/experienced (1)special event planners; (2) advertisers/promoters; and (3) setting up the event.

During the festival - volunteering with production crew to provide support services as needed.

Free volunteer T-shirt; entry to festival and all performances including Screaming Orphans.
Additional Information: We are a 100% volunteer org that uses the business skills and experiences of members to produce an annual music/cultural 2-day festival full of continuous live entertainment that attracts 10,000 visitors.

We partner with the German American Social Club on Pine Island Rd. in Cape Coral by renting their Bavarian Gardens in exchange for the income they get from food sales.

The Gardens are wonderfully adaptable to any festival with lots of tables and shaded seating. Lots of free parking and grounds to be able to set up an additional outdoor stage for headliners, such as the Screaming Orphans, and space for vendors of Irish goods as well as a large tent called Leprechaun Lane with free arts activities and face painting for kids 3-13.

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