Join our Team


Milwaukee Fashion Week
works hard, year round, to bring designers, stylists, retailers, buyers, media and fashion enthusiasts together annually for a weekend of amazing fashion presentations, networking and social experiences, all while supporting a nonprofit organization. It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to help keep everything moving flawlessly!

Interested? Consider being a part of our Board of Directors in bringing MKEFW’s full potential a reality!  Check out our current Board of Director Openings, and fill out our online application today, or email a cover letter and resume to info@milwaukeefashionweek.com

 

 

DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEERS

GOAL:  Generate and Maintain a strong volunteer/internship program that connects qualified interested individuals while supporting the mission of the organization.

The duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Identify and vet volunteers to serve at MKEFW events, such as:
    • Ushers
    • Front of House Volunteers
    • Back of House Volunteers
    • Dressers
    • Swag Bag Fillers
    • Floaters/Runners, etc
  • Create and support a strong volunteer/internship program that connects qualified interested individuals while supporting the mission of the organization.
  • Develop a strong recognition program.
  • Implement the onboarding, orientation and training plan.
  • Work in conjunction with Director of Production to ensure a smooth flow of event.
  • Assists Front of House Manager with checking in Designers, Models, Artists, and Volunteers at event.
  • Continually look for ways to strengthen the volunteer base in the local community
  • Community outreach.
  • Conduct annual assessment of all members.
  • Ensure there are enough volunteers before, during, and after the show.
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills and abilities preferred to succeed as Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
  • Willing and able to act as an ambassador on MKEFW’s behalf.
  • Honesty, integrity and respect for others.
  • Strong team-builder and team player.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Self-confident and outgoing personality.
  • Direct experience developing and implementing team strategies.
  • Demonstrated interest in the fashion and non-profit/social responsibility sectors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in a fluid environment and taking initiative.
  • Entrepreneurial drive and desire to play an integral role in MKEFW’s growth strategy.
  • Governance responsibilities.
Volunteer benefits
  • Develop new skills and/or enhance current skillset. This may include becoming a mentor to others.
  • Putting your best foot forward helps develop a stronger work ethic.
  • Meet, and work with, a diverse range of people.
  • Help make a difference in the day-to-day life of the organization, and fashion community.
  • Help make a difference in the lives of those seeking education in the fashion/beauty industry.
  • Allow your voice to be heard during meetings, as well as during planning and post-show processes.
  • Recognition as Director of Volunteers thru digital channels.
Term limit
  • One year commitment.

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LEGAL ADVISOR

GOAL:   Ensure organization operates within legal boundaries and laws.

The duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Provide oversight on any activities that advance the organizations effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Ensure that the organization obeys applicable laws and acts in accordance with ethical practices.
  • Ensure that the organization adheres to its stated corporate purposes, including its policies and procedures and bylaws, and that its activities advance its mission.
  • Assist with HR/Contract Fulfillment related inquiries/duties
  • Educate as needed, to ensure the Board understands business related legalities.
  • Ensure conflicts of interest are communicated and offer suggestions on how to handle.
  • Communicate with PR/Marketing, Directors, and Board Members to help support company’s mission.
  • Create/Maintain documents
  • Other duties as necessary or needed.
Skills and abilities preferred to succeed as Legal Advisor
  • Fulfill required time commitment.
  • Willing and able to act as an ambassador on MKEFW’s behalf.
  • Honesty, integrity and respect for others.
  • Strong team-builder and team player.
  • Demonstrated interest is the non-profit/social responsibility sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in a fluid environment and taking initiative.
  • Entrepreneurial drive and desire to play an integral role in MKEFW’s growth strategy.
  • Experience in state and federal laws and business practices, with high interest in Fashion and/or nonprofit organizations.
  • Governance responsibilities.
Volunteer benefits
  • Develop new skills and/or enhance current skillset. This may include becoming a mentor to others.
  • Maintaining a strong work ethic.
  • Meet, and work with, a diverse range of people.
  • Help make a difference in the day-to-day life of the organization, and fashion community.
  • Help make a difference in the lives of those seeking education in the fashion/beauty industry.
  • Allow your voice to be heard during meetings, as well as during planning and post-show processes.
  • Recognition as Legal Advisor thru digital channels.
Term limit
  • One year commitment.