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SoBo Summer Music Series seeks PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA), producer of ArtScape, is seeking a team of enthusiastic and hardworking Production Assistants to support and manage events for the SoBo Summer Music Series (SoBo SMS) from Saturday, June 2 through Saturday, September 08, 2018.


This job supports the SoBo Summer Music Series Program Manager and includes duties before, during, and after each event in the series. The following is a partial list of the job duties that may be required:

 Assist the Program Manager in managing each SoBo SMS site

 Check in performers and direct them where to go

 Act as the liaison between performers, Sound Engineers, residents and BOPA staff

 Assist with management (i.e. crowd control, monitoring equipment, stage management)

 Help monitor pre show workshops

 Deliver equipment as needed

 Fill in for volunteer no-shows

 Distribute performers checks after each performance in accordance with BOPA’s Finance procedures

 Report concerns, issues and other feedback to Program Manager and/or BOPA staff

 Communicate with and answering questions from, BOPA staff, festival exhibitors, artists and other participants, volunteers, and series goers

 Any other duties deemed necessary by the Program Manager


 Be over the age of eighteen with a valid driver’s license

 Event management experience highly preferred; Festival experience is ideal

 Excellent communication and organizational skills

 Experience with and sense of positive customer service

 Experience with and ability to collaborate and work in a team environment

 Excellent skills in task management and prioritization

 Ability to follow directions, work independently and take initiative

 Skilled in problem identification and resolution

 Able to lift and carry approximately fifty (50) pounds

 Endurance for long hours in an active, stressful production setting with the ability to work outdoors in possibly extreme heat or in wet weather

 Be high energy!

 Must work all scheduled shifts throughout the SoBo SMS.


Employer shall pay Contract Employee and Contract Employee shall accept from Employer, in full payment for Contract Employee’s services hereunder, compensation at the rate of $25.00 per hour, subject to all normal payroll taxes and deductions. Based on the short-term nature of Contract Employee’s employment, Contract Employee will not be entitled to the payment of other benefits received by regular employees of Employer.

With a passion for the Arts and/or Events Management, you will gain proven knowledge of successfully delivering and managing musical events and great experience for your résumé.

Production Seasonal
Employer Name:
Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
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Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
HOW TO APPLY To apply for this position, interested individuals must forward a cover letter, referencing the title of this position, two professional job references, and your résumé to BOPA via email to [email protected] to the attention of David D. Mitchell. All resumes submitted without a cover letter and two references will be disregarded. No phone calls, please. The deadline to apply is May 29, 2018 by 5:00pm. Please keep in mind we will be contacting only those candidates whom we feel may be a good fit for interviews as we are filling positions immediately.

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