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Logistics Coordinator

Job Type: Contract position
Type: Competitive Application
Deadline: Open until filled

The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is a leading non-profit arts organization that produces major festivals featuring traditional music, dance, storytelling, crafts, and much more. The NCTA seeks an energetic and attentive Logistics Coordinator to provide organizational support for three festivals during the 2019 summer season.

This contract position is an excellent opportunity for an organized, passionate individual who is interested in arts, culture, and event logistics. Responsibilities include: booking artist and staff travel, managing hotel arrangements, producing participant information packets, coordinating site transportation, tracking expenses, directing volunteers, and keeping meticulous records. The Logistics Coordinator will travel with the festival team to festivals in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Richmond.

Qualified applicants will be detail-oriented, organized, and adaptable, with excellent people skills. Effective oral and written communication skills and computer literacy are essential. Experience with database entry, MS Office, and Adobe Acrobat is required. Must possess a clean driving record, be able to lift 40 lbs., and have access to reliable transportation. Prior experience in concert production, festival logistics, or large event management is preferred. Some evenings, weekends, and travel required. Contract runs April 15 – November 15.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org. Position is open until filled.


The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the presentation and documentation of folk and traditional arts in the United States. Founded in 1933, it is the nation’s oldest folk arts organization.  Its programs celebrate and honor deeply rooted cultural expressions – music, dance, crafts, rituals, and stories passed on through time in families, communities, tribal, ethnic, regional, and occupational groups.