Stonewall Columbus Pride Steering Committee volunteers work tirelessly to help produce our annual Pride events. As the backbone of what we are able to accomplish, we welcome dedicated, engaged, and committed individuals to express their interest in helping us plan an inclusive and welcoming event representative of the LGBTQ+’s communities rich diversity,
Opportunities include (but not limited to):
Finance Officer • Experience Officer • Visibility Officer • Festival Programming • Festival Entertainment • Festival Operations • Festival Vendor Market • Pride March • Volunteer Management • Pride 365 • and MORE!
Steering Committee Roles
- Positions are filled through the application.
- Each Committee has two Chairs on a two-year position rotation. The first year will be supporting the other Chair on their second year. Committee Chairs should expect to commit no less than 6 hours (combined 12) a month from July -Feb. From March to May the Committee Chairs should expect to commit no less than 12 (combined 24) hours a month. During the month of June, the Committee Chairs should expect to commit 24 (combined 48) hours in addition to the entirety of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of pride weekend.
- Committees are filled through the application.
- Committee Members should expect to commit no less than 6 hours a month from July -Feb. From March to May the Committee Members should expect to commit no less than a combined 4 hours a month. During the month of June, the Committee Members should expect to commit 24 hours in addition to the entirety of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of pride weekend.
- The Pride March Committee is responsible for the general operation of the march. They will organize march entry processes, create a time frame, and communicate the check-in process with all entries. The Pride March Committee will work with staff to determine the best line-up route and march route. They will work to ensure all ordinances and permit restrictions are met. This position will also work closely with Stonewall staff to set goals and to reach them.
- Design Signs
- Collect Road Closure Signatures
- Organize march line up
- Recruit and track march participants
- Coordinate street security
- Communicate with Columbus Police
The Festival Entertainment Committee is responsible for the general operation of the stages. They will ensure the entertainment lineup has a wide variety of entertainers. This includes a variety of ages, races, genders, ethnicities, and performance types. The Festival Entertainment Committee will organize entertainment auditions/submission process, suggest mainstream entertainers, and organize a run of show for all stages for the weekend. This Committee will also work closely with Stonewall staff to set goals and to reach them.
- Brainstorm Entertainers
- Create Marketing Materials
- Manage Performer Registrations
- Work with Lighting, AV, & Sound Crews
- Create Performance Schedule
The Festival Committee is responsible for the planning and operations of the festival. This Committee will plan Festival areas, measure the festival grounds, and mark the festival for all tents, utilities, and booth placements. They will work with suppliers to schedule the setting up and tear down of the festival grounds. The Festival Committee is also responsible for festival logistics, which includes golf cart usage and procedures, and radio usage and procedures.
- Layout Design
- Festival Load in and Load Out
- Manage Restricted Operations Area During Festival
- Plan Sub-Areas of Festival
- Brainstorm Festival Activities
- Train Volunteers on Safe Alcohol Serving
- Manage Alcohol Tents
- Managing VIP Area
The Vendor Market Committee is responsible for the booths within the festival. They are responsible for the vetting process of vendors. The Vendor Market Committee will select a variety of vendors such as artists, community organizations, businesses, and food vendors. They will work with staff to create the submission form, select the vendors, and manage the onsite booth areas of the festival.
- Select Vendors
- Recruit New Vendors
- Plan Vendor Placement
The volunteers are the heart and soul of pride. They will work with other committees on the volunteer needs of every Pride area. The Volunteer Management Committee will also work to come up with schedules, check-in processes, training information, and anything else that may be needed to equip our volunteers for any Pride event. The Volunteer Management Committee is also responsible for the recruitment of volunteers. They will work with the marketing staff member to get information out to the public about volunteer opportunities.
- Create Training Resources
- Grow Volunteer Pool
- Volunteer Scheduling
- Grow Representation from within Community
- Develop Community Partners