Welcome to the Southeast Festivals & Events  Association

Our Mission: To strengthen, educate and advance the festivals and events industry throughout the Southeast. The Southeast Festivals & Events Association (SFEA) is a 501 (c) 6 membership based organization comprised of festival and event planners, venues, and industry service providers. SFEA was founded in 2009 to strengthen the festival and event industry throughout the southeast United States by hosting educational sessions, networking opportunities, award recognition, and additional events throughout the year; thus allowing for continued professional growth within the festivals and events industry. Membership is open to those in the festivals and events industry as well as those wanting to get their start and learn more about this exciting profession.  Secure your membership today!

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Executive Director Search

The association’s executive director is retiring leaving the following job opening: 

The Executive Director position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and overall management of SFEA, including membership, financial, educational opportunities, socials and an annual conference in accordance with policies, values, strategies and long-term goals.  The Executive Director is responsible for solicitation of new members, coordinating educational seminars, board administration and support, coordinating annual conference and public relations of the organization.  

The successful candidate must possess strong leadership, management, interpersonal and oral/written communications skills and general office skills.  Experience in reporting to and working with a policy Board is beneficial. Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree is required.

The ideal candidate will have experience recruiting membership, planning and implementing educational seminars and conferences, marketing, promoting and working with a board of directors. 

The starting salary for this position is set by the Board and will be market competitive depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email resume and cover letter to SFEA Executive Director Search Committee, sfea@southeastfestivals.org. No phone calls please. Resumes must be received no later than March 23.

Click here to download the job description.

Upcoming events

2019 Annual Conference

February 24-27, 2019

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort

Pigeon Forge, TN

"I am so glad that the Tennessee Soybean Festival found you. At the end of the day all of our efforts are directed toward improving the quality of life for our constituents. It's about building community. Being around like minded people for a few days was and is uplifting. It makes our efforts even more worthy knowing there are others out there working to bring joy to others in some very creative ways. The conference brings these good people together and the time together is special." - David Belote, Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Southeast Festivals & Events Association, PO Box 720152, Atlanta, GA 30358

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