Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Hot air balloons start to launch above Bulldog Field during Provo's Balloon Festival as part of America's Freedom Festival in Provo on Monday, July 2, 2018. America’s Freedom Festival is searching for a new executive director after announcing Thursday that Paul Warner will retire after the 2019 festivities.

PROVO — America's Freedom Festival is searching for a new executive director after announcing Thursday that Paul Warner will retire after the 2019 festivities.

According to festival, Warner has been affiliated with the festival for three decades, the last 12 as executive director.

As the festival's top administrator, the executive director serves under the direction of the board of trustees, which is made up of five members from the festival's executive committee. The executive director also helps organize the festival's 25 to 30 annual events.

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Other duties include building and maintaining relationships with sponsors and Stadium of Fire organizers, overseeing finances, managing office staff, overseeing the annual festival magazine rollout, and acting as a liaison with local government and university leadership.

Those interested in applying for the position can call the Festival office at 801-818-1776 for information.

Applicants will be screened, and three or four candidates will be interviewed by a search committee appointed by the board of trustees in March so that the successful candidate can train with Warner in the spring and summer.