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The National Folk Festival seeks a focused, creative and detail oriented individual to serve as the Local Technical Coordinator for this event. The National Folk Festival will be held August 26-28, 2022 in downtown Salisbury, MD. This position would support the City of Salisbury in producing this nationally acclaimed free, large-scale festival featuring multicultural music and dance performances on 5 or more stages, as well as crafts demonstrations, family activities, and foodways. 2022 is the final year of the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, and will be a transition year for technical management working on the Maryland Folk Festival in 2023 and beyond. 

This is the perfect contract position for someone with technical staging experience and an interest in arts, culture, and event production who is skilled in problem solving, and who thrives in an environment requiring a high level of coordination, communication, flexibility and expertise.

The Local Technical Coordinator is a key member of the festival team working to coordinate festival site operations, from planning through implementation.

This position will work closely with the City of Salisbury’s National Folk Festival Manager and National Council for the Traditional Arts’ festival planning team. This contractual position has reporting responsibilities to the Local Festival Manager.

The role will contribute to the following key tasks:

•      advancing technical festival needs with NCTA operations team

•      researching event vendors and working with City procurement requirements

•      assembling orders, monitoring schedules, attending meetings

•      working with a team in using a technical database-developing site drawings and problem-solving site plans

•      assisting in oversight of festival load-in and strike

•      coordinating storage and maintenance of local festival equipment/supplies

•      maintaining accurate records,

•      supporting budget management and execution

•      recruit and support development (and training) of local technical team

•      working with NCTA and Festival/City staff to ensure smooth on-site operations 

 

Qualified applicants will be detail-oriented, organized, and adaptable, with good people skills capable of team leadership and collaboration.

Experience in facility management, event production, or project management are preferred. Electric power distribution, light construction, heavy equipment operation, and other relevant safety certifications are a plus.

Prior experience in concert production, theatre production, or festival organization is preferred.

Experience with database management, MS Word, MS Excel, and Adobe Acrobat is required. Experience with AutoCAD and/or Filemaker is a plus.

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per CDC guidelines, possess a clean driving record, be able to lift 40 lbs., and have access to reliable transportation. Some evenings, weekends, and travel required.

This full-time independent contract runs March 15 – November 30, with a contract estimate of $30,000, commensurate with experience. Work is hybrid remote and in-person, with required onsite participation at event locations and regular access to work onsite in Salisbury, MD, for the majority of the contact period.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: NFF@ncta-usa.org by Monday February 14, 2022.

The National Folk Festival seeks a focused, creative and detail oriented individual to serve as the Local Technical Coordinator for this event. The National Folk Festival will be held August 26-28, 2022 in downtown Salisbury, MD. This…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Tipo de Emprego
    Contrato / CLT
  • Data de Início
    15 de março de 2022

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Silver Spring, MD
Local Associado
Silver Spring, MD, USA

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