Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Washington , DC
Concert / Event

Expires: 04/17/20

Job Dates

05/26 - 07/17 (flexible start)


19.47 per hour

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, founded in 1967, is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall, taking place for two weeks every summer drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors.

It is an educational presentation, usually divided into 2-3 unique programs, that features musicians, artists, performers, craftspeople, workers, cooks, storytellers, and others from states, regions, and nations around the world.

For the 2020 Festival the theme will be Traditional Knowledge and the Environment, we will create custom-built structures, stages, scenery, and other infrastructural projects in our 17,000 square foot shop to be installed on the National Mall in support of four programs that feature Brazil, UAE, Solar Decathlon, and SI Conservation Commons, all of which will feature living cultural traditions, crafts, food, fashion, music, performance, demonstrations, dance, and storytelling.

Assistant Electrician duties include, but are not limited to the following:

- Coordinate with Technical Director and Operations Manager to assess, plan, and execute Festival electrical systems.
- Safely plan, assist, and maintain single and poly-phase power distribution to Festival stages, concessions, program tents, office trailers, and other ancillary structures.
- Operate and refuel portable diesel generators and light towers.
- Estimate and monitor fuel needs.
- Maintain electrical inventory and assess other electrical needs.
- Other Shop and/on-site build production operations as assigned.

Candidate must have prior electrical power distribution experience in the entertainment or event industry, while having superior knowledge in the following:
- Electrical systems and safety
- Electrical theory.
- Judgement and decision making in high stress, fast paced situations
Work will take place both in an office and outdoors during all-weather conditions, requiring lifting, walking, standing, and other strenuous physical exertion.

Please email NelsonTL@si.edu + tellihoc@si.edu with completed application, resume, and other relevant materials.

Application available online: https://festival.si.edu/jobs


Tyler Nelson

Technical Director



(202) 633-0658

Business Address

600 Maryland Ave SW

Suite 2001

Washington , DC 20024

Posted: 01/14/2020 16:54:29 EST

Last Updated: 01/14/2020 16:54 EST

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