RACHFEST 2022 & 2023
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AND FESTIVALS
RACHFEST 2021 & 2023 International Festival
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTIONS
The RACHFEST (Rachmaninoff Competitions and Festivals) is an internationally prestigious cultural event implemented with the highest artistic and ethical standards. The RACHFEST would gratefully request volunteers for the following positions. Note that when and if funding becomes available for staff, volunteers that have proven particularly successful in their tasks will receive first consideration for retention on a salary basis and/or partial reimbursement for time committed to this project. Some of the expected hours of commitment are listed below, but please note we are flexible on that - if you are really interested in helping with our mission, please reach out and we will work with your schedule. Almost all of the work can be done remotely in your free time. Sometimes we have volunteer meetings, which we try to schedule on a Tuesday evening, in Glendale (California).
Responsible for planning and implementing annual fundraising campaigns. This individual must be energetic and capable of sustaining the momentum of these campaigns.
(Staff: grant writer, prospect researchers, special event planners, sponsorship specialists, membership directors who oversee direct mail and e-fundraising.)
The grant writer will engage in the research and writing of grant proposals for the competition, which is produced by a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. This individual will be a self-starter of initiative, imagination and discipline. Experience in grant writing is desirable, but good writing skills combined with an eagerness to learn is an adequate substitute. Ten hours per week.
The fundraiser's first priority will be to maintain and develop existing Competition donors and supporters through letters, emails, telephone calls, and personal contact as a way of keeping them informed of the competition's developments (both financial and otherwise). The fundraiser will have lead responsibility in coordinating and implementing fundraising events, in cooperation with the Competition Director. Ten hours per week average, more when fundraising events are implemented.
The administrator will be responsible for clerical tasks such as filing and organizing. The right person will also draft simple letters for the review and signature of the 2021 Rachmaninoff Piano Competition Director & President. Two hours one day per week.
To create/edit competition related artwork. To design competition web site pages.
Two desks will be established at the venue and at most receptions and special events.
Concessions desk needs to be staffed by a maximum of four people; one person in charge of the cash box and supervising credit card orders and three clerks to assist patrons in purchasing program books, recordings and other misc. logo items.
VIP desk needs to be staffed by a maximum of two people. The purpose of this desk is to distribute complimentary tickets and green room passes to various VIP patrons and guests of the competition.
A smaller version of these two 'desks’ will be needed at various fundraising receptions and special events before and during the week long competition.
Additional materials available with all details.
About INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AND FESTIVALS
P.O. Box 10005, GLENDALE, CA 91209, US
ICF’s mission is to offer the American public an exceptional opportunity to experience world-class artistry and cultural diversity on a continuing basis. In this vein, ICF endeavors to present the arts and culture of a specific country, each and every year, as part of its RACHFEST International Festival. We are uniquely positioned to showcase unparalleled access to the highest standards of excellence in arts and culture, and are determined to buttress the United States’ active presence in the highly competitive international classical music circuit amidst an ever-globalizing world.
International Competitions and Festivals (ICF) is a California 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit established in 1999. The activities of the organization are based on the support provided by volunteer members, who are passionate about the arts, and believe that the mutual understanding, respect, and strengthening of international collaboration between peoples of the world can be achieved through the arts.
Since 1999 ICF presented several major international events in greater Los Angeles area. Among them Six International Piano Symposia (at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Azusa University and at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles), Aram Khachaturian Ballet "Spartacus"
with world famous choreographer Yury Grigorovich and his Ballet company, "Nutcracker" ballet by Bolshoi Ballet Academy, three Rachmaninoff International Piano Competitions and Festivals and several concerts and master classes by world renowned musicians.
Programs presented by ICF received numerous positive reviews in the local and international press.
The International Competitions and Festivals, Inc. also provides free educational opportunities with organizing free concerts and lectures for the Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale unified school districts and generously provides complimentary tickets to underprivileged
school children and their families.