Logistics Coordinator

  • The National Council for the Traditional Arts
  • Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • Jan 09, 2019
Contract Arts/Culture Event Planning Festivals Logistics

Job Description

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.