2018 North Jersey Pride Festival

Festival pic sliderSunday, June 10th, 2018

Memorial Park Amphitheater
123 Dunnell Road
Maplewood, N.J.

North Jersey Pride is back! After a one-year hiatus to join up with the 2017 National LGBTQ March on Washington, we’re planning our biggest celebration ever—and we need YOU to make it happen.

North Jersey Pride is a wonderful, family-friendly event that brings together thousands of LGBTQ community members and straight allies from all over the Garden State to celebrate diversity and promote equality. Attendance has increased an astonishing 400% year-over-year since our inaugural event!Admission is free to this all-day community celebration, thanks to the generosity of our corporate and individual sponsors. Enjoy a live stage showcasing incredible talent, 100+ merchant vendors, and our famous five-star food court, featuring outstanding fare from local culinary artisans. Come with a blanket or some beach chairs and spread out on the lawn. Your kids will be off enjoying the huge Rainbow Kids Zone, with a live kids stage, so you can watch the show in peace. Best of all, learn more about the wonderful LGBTQ and ally nonprofits that are doing important work in the community.

As you can imagine, all this fun takes a whole lot of effort and we need new volunteers to join our team. So whether you’ve enjoyed our festivals in the past and want to get involved or you’re new to the area and want to meet likeminded people or you’re just looking for a way to give back, PLEASE JOIN OUR TEAM. We need volunteers, not only on the day, but in the planning stages and for key leadership positions.

Some roles we are looking to fill:

• Volunteer Coordinator: Coordinate volunteer shifts and assigning tasks to volunteers, making sure they understand their jobs, and helping them get acclimated. You’ll need to be available for some meetings leading up to the event and then be at the festival bright and early on June 10th to get your volunteers going and ensure a smooth transition between shifts. Great job for a friendly, outgoing person!

• Vendor Wrangler: Receive applications and checks from vendors and maintain a balanced ratio of merchants, service businesses, and nonprofit organizations. You will work with CJ on the vendor map for the park and the morning of the festival, you and your volunteers assigned to you will help check in vendors and take them to their assigned spots. Great job for a detail-oriented, spacially-unchallenged person who has a knack for breaking up occasional fracases between vendors.

• VP of Sales: Selling sponsorships for the festival and ads for the pride guide. Perfect job for an individual with good communication and interpersonal skills, a persuasive nature and a go get ’em attitude.

If interested, please contact cjprince(at)northjerseypride.org.