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Memphis in May began over 40 years ago with a modest budget of $52,000 and has since grown into a $7 million dollar non-profit organization, hosting the city’s largest events, including the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. The organization’s full-time staff works year round to promote tourism, connect Memphis with the rest of the world, and generate more than $70 million in economic impact.

The Memphis in May International Festival is seeking a new Director of Programming to direct arts, international culture, education and select entertainment programs and events. Areas of responsibility include direct management of artistic exhibits and displays, international cultural performers and participants, educational outreach programs, dignitary events as well as a variety of festival program activities.

The position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of progressive work experience with knowledge and understanding of artistic, cultural, educational, entertainment and event programming and management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and public speaking experience. A professional public image and appearance.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in producing public events.

This position is based in Memphis, TN. To learn more, or to apply online, visit the Memphis in May website here.


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