The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has opened the application period for candidates seeking to replace Ned Zuelsdorff as its executive director and oversee North America’s largest cross-country ski race.
Zuelsdorff, 62, announced his retirement last month, and will leave his post in May, after directing the vast operations for the 40th annual Birkebeiner on Feb. 23. More than 10,000 skiers are expected to compete in Birkebeiner, Kortelopet and other events.
Started with 35 skiers in 1973, the Birkebeiner has grown into a $1 million endeavor run by the non-profit American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation. The executive director is responsible for maintaining the 31-mile trail from Cable to Hayward, raising money to sustain the non-profit, developing long-term growth strategies and promoting active lifestyles and tourism.
The pay has been roughly $50,000.
The application period will be open through March 8, and those interested should apply to Sue Scheer, president of the 12-member board of directors. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details on the job application can be found here.