National Council for the Traditional Arts
Silver Spring, MD
Concert / Event

Expires: 05/30/20

Job Dates

04/15/20 - 10/31/20



Job Type: Contract position
Type: Competitive Application

Deadline: March 2, 2020

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 Associate to provide office and on-site support for three, large-scale festivals featuring multicultural music and dance performances on 57 stages, as well as crafts demonstrations, family activities, and foodways.

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 Associate is a key member of the production team who will work closely with the Production Manager on all festival audio, backline, and lighting needs, from planning through implementation. The role will contribute to the following key tasks: advancing technical needs with artists, researching production vendors, assembling backline orders, creating accurate stageplots, making tech books, assisting in oversight of festival load-in and strike, coordinating archival music recordings, accurate record-keeping, 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 15 October 30.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: work@ncta-usa.org by March 2, 2020.


Amy Mills

Festival Systems Director



(301) 565-0654

Business Address

8757 Georgia Ave Suite 450

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Posted: 02/13/2020 12:05:20 EST

Last Updated: 02/13/2020 16:00 EST

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