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Production Associate

Position Type: Contract position. Full time.                

Deadline: March 2, 2020

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 Associate to provide office and on-site support for three, large-scale festivals featuring multicultural music and dance performances on 5–7 stages, as well as crafts demonstrations, family activities, and foodways.

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 Associate is a key member of the production team who will work closely with the Production Manager on all festival audio, backline, and lighting needs, from planning through implementation. The role will contribute to the following key tasks: advancing technical needs with artists, researching production vendors, assembling backline orders, creating accurate stageplots, making tech books, assisting in oversight of festival load-in and strike, coordinating archival music recordings, accurate record-keeping, 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. Experience with Mac is preferred. 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 15 – October 30.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org by March 2, 2020.

 

Programming Administration Assistant

Position Type: Contract position. Full time.

Deadline: March 2, 2020

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 Programming 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. Experience with Mac is preferred. Must have access to reliable transportation. Prior experience with festival planning is preferred. Some evenings, weekends, and travel required. Contract runs April 1 – December 15.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org by March 2, 2020.

 

Festival Assistant

Position Type: Contract position. Full time.

Deadline: March 2, 2020

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 Festival 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 logistics who enjoys operating in a fast-paced, collegial small-office environment. The position provides festival 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. Effective oral and written communication skills and computer literacy are essential. Prior experience with festival planning is preferred. Experience with database entry, MS Office, and Adobe Acrobat is required. Experience with Mac is preferred. 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: May 18 – October 30.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org by March 2, 2020.

 

Bookkeeper/Office Coordinator

Position type: Permanent. Part-time, with full-time growth opportunity

The National Council for the Traditional Arts is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Bookkeeper/Office Coordinator.  This position is part-time (24 hours per week), with the opportunity to expand to full-time in the coming year.

Qualifications: Associates degree in accounting or equivalent course work. Solid understanding of financial accounting methods and a relevant working knowledge of GAAP with 5-7 years nonprofit experience. Experience with Excel, Word, and Quickbooks online in a MAC environment required. Federal grant reporting and Filemaker Pro experience a plus. Ability to maintain digital and hard copy files and maintain office supplies and equipment required. Strong analytics and attention to details a must. Must be a team player with an upbeat collaborative attitude.

Duties. Accounts payable and contract analysis. A/R and invoicing. GL account reconciliation. Assist in preparing monthly financial statements on an accrual basis. Reconcile all credit card accounts monthly. Review budget versus actual monthly providing variance report to management. HR support. Filing. Order supplies and service calls when needed. Assist Finance Director and Executive Director with special projects as required.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to jobs@ncta-usa.org.  Position 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.