Food Coordinator(s)

stART is looking for volunteer coordinators to join the team! Positions are unpaid and part-time, but the benefits of working with a group of driven, passionate people and seeing your work come to life on the street are pretty great. Create your own hours with the exception of meetings, which are usually held between Mondays 6-8 on Park Avenue in Worcester. Exact dates, times and locations can be subject to change, but always announced in advance.

Join a dynamic, fun group of Worcester-area art, music and food lovers as we assemble the best annual festival in Central MA! 

Food Coordination can be handled by one or two people - it's been done by one in the past but there's room for flexibility. Communication with the stART team throughout festival organization is required, as is attending stART meetings. Contributing to day-of load-in/load-out is expected from all coordinators as well. 

Trucks

  • Manage, curate, coordinate and communicate with ~12 food trucks/owners.
  • Options don’t need to follow any particular dietary guidelines, and a vegan-specific food court will be run by another coordinator.
  • Some vendors will return from past years, with room for a few new additions. What are those new additions? Get curating and get creative! Is there a local restaurant in your neighborhood, or a unique business/offering from out of town who would join us? We want to offer our guests variety, both in terms of old favorites and new things to try, as well as multiple cuisines. 
  • Permits – collect and pull one per vendor before the event. 
  • Organize truck arrival & departure day-of. A couple examples of day-of problems to solve: what side does the truck serve from? Do they have their food permits? 
  • Meet with Food Inspector day-of to review that the proper permits are in place for each vendor. 

Court

  • Manage, curate, coordinate and communicate with 8-10 food vendors in food court, serving food under tented 10’ x 10’ booths. 
  • As vendors are not working out of a truck or their usual kitchen, they tend to have more questions/concerns/needs than food trucks. The person to best fill this role will be able to answer emails regularly (several times a week).
  • Options don’t need to follow any particular dietary guidelines, as we’ll also have a vegan-specific food court. 
  • Some vendors will return from past years, with room for a few new additions. What are those new additions? Get curating and get creative! Is there a local restaurant in your neighborhood, or a unique business/offering from out of town who would join us? We want to offer our guests variety, both in terms of old favorites and new things to try, as well as multiple cuisines. 
  • Permits – collect and pull one per vendor before the event. 
  • Organize arrival & departure day-of. Some things to keep in mind: Do they have their food permits? Do they have a procedure to get their used products (trash, oil, etc) out of the event space? 
  • Meet with Food Inspector day-of to review that the proper permits are in place for each vendor. 

​Interested? Apply below! Questions? Email us and we'll get back to you within 48 hours.