Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Washington , DC
Concert / Event

Expires: 03/21/20

Job Dates

05/26 - 07/24 (flexible start)


22.53 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.

The Festival is a complex technical production, requiring a high level of coordination, communication, and expertise from all temporary staff.

Warehouse Coordinator duty station is primarily at the CFCH Shop and Warehouse facility in Lanham, MD. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Manage and update warehouse inventory
- Receive UPS, FedEx, USPS and other deliveries to Lanham facility, distribute goods to appropriate destination, and file delivery receipts.
- Coordinates with Technical Director, Operations Manager, SI Support staff, drivers, and curatorial teams to develop logistics schedules and manage a small team of logistical assistants.
- Manage the flow and distribution of equipment and supplies from the warehouse to and from the Festival site.
- Drive a box truck carrying loads of scenery, assets, and other Festival related equipment between the National Mall and Folklife Warehouse in Lanham, MD.
- This is a coordinator position, which requires a great deal of responsibility, independent thinking, and time management and communication skills in order to efficiently ensure that all goals are met and that the mission of the Festival is met.
- Will assist in other Festival production operations as assigned.

Candidate must have a valid drivers license and prior experience driving large vehicles and possess the following knowledge and qualities:

- Leadership experience
- Judgement and decision making in high stress, fast paced situations.
- Logistical and scheduling understanding.
- Excel
- Punctuality.
- Heavy equipment operation: forklift, aerial personnel lift, and box truck.
- CDL is a plus.
- Theatre/entertainment experience is a plus.
- 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 16:47:03 EST

Last Updated: 01/14/2020 16:47 EST

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