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Texas Night Sky Festival
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Texas Night Sky Festival
Saturday, March 18, 2017 • Dripping Springs Ranch Park


Event / Festival Coordinator - Part Time
 - Experience with event / festival planning
 -  Experience obtaining event sponsors
 - Excellent communicator
 - Ability to coordinate event exhibits, presentations, food vendors, and
activities with accuracy and detailed communication
 -  Ability to develop a written planning document
 -  Ability to interface successfully with the host committee and the
volunteer team leads
 - Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, & Google Drive
 - Able to complete basic functions, such as resizing logos, in Photoshop

The next full-scale Festival is scheduled for March 18, 2017 at Dripping Springs Ranch

Park and Event Center. It was last held on March 4, 2016 with approximately 2,800 in

The successful applicant will have a contract with The International Dark Sky

Association - Texas Chapter (IDA Texas) and be directed by the Texas Night Sky
Festival™ Host Committee. Your first task will be to enlist sufficient sponsors to cover
your fee and then continue to add enough sponsors to cover the event budget. The job
starts as soon as a successful applicant is hired.

Submit your qualifications and fee requirements to Cindy Luongo Cassidy at idaTexasLeader@gmail.com.
Call 512.944.7354 for additional information. 

Texas Night Sky Festival Will Return March 18, 2017 to Dripping Springs

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Texas, the City of Dripping Springs, and the Hays County Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist will host the 2nd Annual Texas Night Sky Festival, a free celebration of the Texas Night Sky!

Participants will join in fun citizen science activities, learn from engaging speakers and exhibits, see examples of good lighting for their home or business, view school projects and competition entries focused on protecting the night sky, feast at the food trucks, take home a book or work of art inspired by the night sky, earn a related scouting badge, or explore the stars.

The intent of the Festival is to increase the appreciation of the night sky and the world around us. This goes hand in hand with increasing awareness about the type of lighting that provides needed light while it reduces glare, saves money, eliminates light trespass, protects the health and safety of living things, and saves our common view of the night sky.

Vendors and exhibitors will be sharing displays and demonstrations related to the night sky, things inspired by the night sky, or how to protect the night sky. Displays of shielded outdoor lighting, light pollution reduction efforts, educational materials about our natural world, literature relating to the night sky, astronomical equipment, and other items relevant to the night sky are just a few of the aspects of the desired exhibits.

Save the date to join us for a fun family event! If you have any questions, please call 512-858-4725.