Festival Assistant

Website National Council for the Traditional Arts

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 two, large-scale festivals featuring multicultural music and dance performances on 5–7 stages, crafts demonstrations, family activities, and food ways, 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 purchasing, 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, Google Suite, 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: May 1 – December 15.

This is a seasonal temporary hourly position, starting at $18-$20 per hour based on experience.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org. Review of candidates will begin by March 29, 2023.

There is some limited flexibility for remote work but the candidate will need and have regular access to our Silver Spring, MD, office location and be able to travel on-site for events with some additional evenings and weekends based on events schedule.

To apply for this job email your details to work@ncta-usa.org