Whole Earth Festival: Bicentennial Coordinator

Contact Information

Name: Tinka Peterka

Phone: 858-349-6979

Email: directors@wef.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Whole Earth Festival website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $240 one-time stipend (pending budget approval - refer to budget for weeks paid)

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: No

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 3-4 hours/week F/W; 6-7 hours/week Spring

Start Date: Nov. 21, 2018

End Date: May 13, 2019


Job Number: 0021-2990-2018

Last Date to Apply: Dec. 14, 2018


The Bicentennial Coordinator will mediate between the Whole Earth Festival community and current staff team to organize and execute projects specific to creating a celebratory aspect of the 50th festival.

The Whole Earth Festival began in 1969 as a small art class project (“Art Happening”) on the UC Davis Quad to teach community members about activism, wellness, and environmental sustainability in an interactive and creative way. Following the United Nations’ recognition of Earth Day in 1970, the event was renamed as the “Whole Earth Festival” and has since evolved into an enormous, free, student-run event, attracting over 30,000 visitors annually on Mother’s Day Weekend.  



As part of your employment, you are required to subscribe to the ASUCD newsletter.

  • Work closely with Publicity Coordinator to advertise 50th specific special events on social media
  • Secure all necessary equipment for any spaces or projects designed by providing your needs list to the Logistics Coordinators
  • Oversee carry-over for 50th event related projects that have been started in past festival years
  • Ensure all projects executed meet festival and university requirements
  • Establish communication channels with Whole Earth Festival community members to discuss 50th event related ideas
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers to help direct and oversee any space or project needs before, during, and after the festival

[Obligations for ALL WEF members]

  • Attend weekly meetings Wednesday @ 7PM, starting late November until the festival
  • Must be available for the Weekend of the Festival: May 10-12, 2019
  • Must commit to helping set up and clean up the days leading up to the festival (May 8 & 9, 2019) and the day after the festival (May 13, 2019)
  • Must submit a monthly Staff Report to Directors online

As part of your employment, you are required to subscribe to the ASUCD newsletter.


  • Interested in leadership positions and event-planning 
  • Familiar with Google Drive and its functions
  • Organized
  • Punctual
  • Detail-oriented
  • Dependable and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication
  • Works well with others
  • Experience in leadership or event planning prefered
  • Experience in customer service required
  • Experience in Whole Earth Festival required, preferable as a past staff member

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous work history and volunteer experience.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  3. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community in the workplace and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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