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Logistics Coordinator

Job Type: Contract position
Type: Competitive Application
Deadline: February 1, 2019

The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), a leading, non-profit traditional arts organization and producer of major, music-oriented festivals, and other public programs, seeks a focused and energetic Logistics Coordinator to provide office and on-site logistical support for three, large-scale festivals featuring multicultural music and dance performances on 6–7 stages, crafts demonstrations, family activities, and foodways, as well as several smaller events.

This is the perfect contract position for someone with an interest in arts, culture, and event logistics who enjoys operating in a fast-paced, collegial small-office environment. Responsibilities include: booking artist and staff travel, managing hotel arrangements (room assignments, catering, parking), overseeing creation of participant itineraries and information packets, working with festival transportation team, managing festival check-in desk, updating festival databases, tracking expenses and staying within budget, and keeping meticulous records and change logs.

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 1 – November 15.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org by February 1, 2019.

Production Coordinator

Job Type: Contract position
Type: Competitive Application
Deadline: February 1, 2019

The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), a leading, non-profit traditional arts organization and producer of major, music-oriented festivals, and other public programs, seeks a focused and energetic Production Coordinator to provide office and on-site support for three, large-scale festivals featuring multicultural music and dance performances on 6–7 stages, crafts demonstrations, family activities, and foodways, as well as several smaller events.

This is the perfect contract position for someone with an interest in arts, culture, and event production who enjoys operating in a fast-paced, collegial small-office environment. The production coordinator is a key member of the production team, from planning through implementation. Responsibilities include: advancing technical and stage needs with artists and artists’ representation, creating accurate stage plots, ordering backline and overseeing delivery/strike onsite, coordinating artists’ technical and stage needs with appropriate festival operations staff, assisting in production vendor bid processes, overseeing festival music archive recording, assisting with special audio needs such as secondary sound systems, managing assembly of tech books for festival technical staff, and working with NCTA and Festival staff to insure smooth on-site operations.

Qualified applicants will be detail-oriented, organized, and adaptable, with excellent people skills. Prior experience in concert production, theatre production, or festival organization is preferred. 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. Some evenings, weekends, and travel required. Contract runs April 1 – November 15.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org by February 1, 2019.

Program Administration Assistant

Job Type: Contract position
Type: Competitive Application
Deadline: February 1, 2019

The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), a leading, non-profit traditional arts organization and producer of major, music-oriented festivals and other public programs, seeks a focused and energetic Program Administration Assistant to provide office and on-site programming support for three, large-scale festivals featuring multicultural music and dance performances on 6–7 stages, crafts demonstrations, family activities, and foodways, as well as several smaller events.

This is the perfect contract position for someone with an interest in American Studies, history, folklore, ethnomusicology, arts management, cultural anthropology, and related fields and who enjoys operating in a fast-paced, collegial small-office environment. Responsibilities include: programming research, the development of program materials, marketing and promotion, and event organization and management. The position may also be responsible for general administrative and production support, press and photo archival management, database maintenance, and social media updates.

Qualified applicants will be detail-oriented, organized, and adaptable, with excellent people skills and a general interest in the traditional arts. Effective oral and written communication skills and computer literacy are essential. Experience with database entry, MS Office, and Adobe Acrobat is required. Must have access to reliable transportation. Prior experience with festival planning is preferred. Some evenings, weekends, and travel required. Contract runs April 1 – October 25.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org by February 1, 2019.

Production Assistant

Job Type: Contract position
Type: Competitive Application
Deadline: February 1, 2019

The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), a leading, non-profit traditional arts organization and producer of major, music-oriented festivals, and other public programs, seeks a focused and energetic production assistant to provide office and on-site support for three, large-scale festivals featuring multicultural music and dance performances on 6–7 stages, crafts demonstrations, family activities, and foodways, as well as several smaller events.

This is the perfect contract position for someone with an interest in arts, culture, and event production who enjoys operating in a fast-paced, collegial small-office environment. The position provides production staff support. Responsibilities include: document creation, travel purchase, data entry, logistics support, and customer service.

Qualified applicants will be detail-oriented, organized, and adaptable, with excellent people skills. Prior experience in concert production, theatre production, or festival organization is preferred. Experience with database entry, MS Office, and Adobe Acrobat is required. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and have access to reliable transportation. Some evenings, weekends, and travel required. Contract runs: June 3 – October 18. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org by February 1, 2019.

 

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.