Supporting the Arts on First Night

First Night Chatham Committee Open Positions

The First Night Chatham Committee is the all-volunteer steering group that produces First Night Chatham each year. Anyone with an interest in helping to make First Night happen is always welcome at committee meetings, or can contact us at the email address at the bottom of this page. Read more about the committee on the First Night Chatham Committee page.

This page describes the open job positions in the committee.
Please contact the First Night Chairperson at for more information.

Fundraising Coordinator     OPEN

The Fundraising Coordinator handles solicitation of sponsorships and donations from businesses and individuals.

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Bus Coordinator     OPEN

The Bus Coordinator arranges for bus transportation from noon to past midnight on New Years Eve to allow First Night patrons safe and convenient transportation from one venue to another, minimizing traffic and parking congestion.

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Noise Parade Coordinator     OPEN

The Noise Parade Coordinator is responsible for organizing and overseeing the Noise Parade Special Event during First Night. The Noise Parade is one of the special events on the program run by a Committee member.

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Midnight Countdown Coordinator    OPEN

The Midnight Countdown Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the midnight activities at Oyster Pond, excluding the actual fireworks, which are handled by a separate committee member.

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More Open Positions

Other open positions are described here in summary, pending further elaboration. All of these jobs are done by First Night Committee members, as they require an early committment to handling the job, even if, for some, the work involved occurs mostly or entirely on First Night. In several cases, one individual may handle several of the jobs described below.

  • Grants:     OPEN The Grants Coordinator handles all requests for support of First Night that require a grant application (more than a simple letter requesting a donation).
  • Outdoor lighting:     OPEN The Outdoor Lighting Coordinator arranges for several industrial trailer lighting units that are placed at several strategic locations around town - near Oyster Pond, at the Rotary, etc. Lighting units are borrowed from an industrial contractor, as well as from Chatham town departments. Most of the movement and placement and operation of these lights is not the responsibility of the coordinator, but the coordinator must be able to step in and move them around or turn them on/off when needed.