Atlanta Pride Committee

Committee Descriptions

Accessibility Services

Address accessibility issues for people who use mobility devices, people who are blind, and people who have other disabilities.  Provide interpreting services for deaf people.  Some volunteers are either deaf or are fluent and certified in American Sign Language.  Limited accessible seating is provided and staffed.

Backstage Security

Responsible for providing security for the backstage areas of entertainment venues in the venue.  Handle any issues that may arise as well as securing artist preparation areas.

Creative/Graphics

Responsible for advertising campaigns.  Design signage for the venue.  Provide graphics input and support for the Atlanta Pride Committee.

Entertainment

Maintain and adhere to the schedule for the weekend, insuring that events occur as designated.  Coordinate transportation and merchandise sales for artists.

Events

Produce year-round events (like Stonewall Month and Stride Into Pride) and Festival events (like the Dyke March, Trans March, and Commitment Ceremony).

Festival Donations

Solicit applications from community organizations to take up donations for Atlanta Pride during the Festival. Coordinate donation groups during the Festival.

Festival Services

Provide information to festival-goers, ranging from maps of the venue to history of the Atlanta Pride Committee and Festival.

Hospitality

Responsible for providing food for committee and lead volunteers.  Maintain VIP Center refreshments with food and beverages.

Human Rights Exhibit

Research and design panels for the annual Human Rights Exhibit during the festival.

Logistics

Responsible for setup and breakdown of all areas of the Festival, from tents to tables to electricity.  Coordinate deliveries and placement of everything in the venue.  Work directly with Atlanta Pride Committee staff to handle city permits.  Work in conjunction with Operations Committee.

Market

Provide load-in and load-out support to Marketplace vendors during the Festival.

Operations

Manage inventory of permanent and rental items.  Maintain Operations Center.  Handle triage of logistical needs, security, personnel, market, first aid and other requests.  Manage deliveries during the Festival and monitors the venue.  Work in conjunction with Logistics Committee.

Parade

Responsible for coordination of and communication with parade entrants.  Handle logistics of parade assembly.  Responsible for locating judges and coordinating gifts for winners of parade competitions.  Work in conjunction with Festival Donations to collect donations during the parade.

Strategic Planning

Provide input and direction to the organization’s five-year strategic plan creation and execution.

VIP Hosts

Provide information about Atlanta Pride at community events. Act as hosts for donors and sponsors in VIP Center during the Festival.

Volunteers

Responsible for recruitment and retention of volunteers.  Coordinate scheduling of volunteers for event.  Handle all volunteer requests during the Festival, placing volunteers in areas where they are needed most.  Work in conjunction with all other Committee Co-Chairs.