Production Coordinator

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

Job Description

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: by February 1, 2019.