PUPS is searching for PUPkin Production Manager/Event Coordinator!



Now in its 24th year, the Great PUPkin— the City’s best-known, best-loved dog costume contest— is searching for a volunteer Production Manager/Event Coordinator to work with the PUPS Board to help plan and run this internationally-recognized event.


The ideal candidate is energetic, has event-planning experience and has a love of dogs in Halloween costumes. This volunteer role is well-suited for someone looking to expand their portfolio with rewarding not-for-profit work.

If this sounds like you, click the "apply here" button or email info@fortgreenepups.org. We’d love to talk with you about this opportunity to help run the City’s best-loved, best-known dog costume contest!!!


  • Help build and manage the PUPkin team! (emcees, judges, photographers, videographers, and volunteers)

  • Promote the event

  • File necessary documentation

  • Coordinate vendors and donors

  • Create and maintain Eventbrite page

  • Write and distribute a press release

  • Engage with emcee to write event script

  • Respond to media inquiries and plan day-of interviews


  • Coordinate volunteers and manage their assignments

  • Manage contestant list

  • Run the event!

  • Send congratulation emails to winners

  • Send thank yous to Parks Dept Officials, sponsors, prize donors, and volunteers

  • Assemble and distribute media round-up to PUPS board