Job Opening: Heatwave Music Festival Producer

Prince George Folkfest Society (PGFFS) is searching for a producer for the event “Heatwave – the Prince George Music Festival to Celebrate Canada’s 150“, an eight day music festival lasting from July 1 to July 8, 2017.

Throughout the week there will be lunchtime and evening concerts presented at Canada Games Plaza on a portable, engineered certified stage.

Description and duties:

The Producer is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the production of the Heatwave Music Festival.

Reporting to the Prince George Folkfest Society (PGFFS) Board of Directors (the Board) and the PGFFS Artistic Director, the Producer will ensure the successful organization and supervision of the team of managers and volunteers directly concerned with the on-site production of the event.

This is a temporary contract position covering a time period April 15 to July 22, 2017.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Producer will coordinate and supervise all production activities of the Heatwave Music Festival including: pre and post production activities, festival set-up, site management, sound production, lighting, staging, stage management, artistic design and any other activities related to the presentation of the festival.
  • The Producer will work directly with the Artistic Director to supervise all areas of an artistic nature including stage design, site design, lighting and other areas of production design as identified by the Board and within a budget approved by the Board.
  • The Producer will coordinate and ensure “rider” fulfilment as agreed in performer contracts and within the approved budget.
  • The Producer will have full approval over all access to the backstage and stage areas of the festival.
  • The Producer will be the liaison between the Board and the production contractor, and between the production staff and the artists.
  • The Producer will be responsible for determining the number of Heatwave staff and volunteers required for production activities of the Heatwave festival. This includes scheduling of staff and volunteers and keeping track of their hours.
  • The Producer will be responsible for acquiring all equipment, goods and services necessary for the successful production of the festival.
  • The Producer will be make recommendations to the Board regarding given authority to sign contracts related to the purchase of goods and services necessary to produce the festival within the approved budget.
  • The Producer will assist the Artistic Director with all other aspects of presenting the festival as necessary and as time permits.
  • The Producer will work with the Artistic Director and volunteers to produce a small music presentation on July 22 at Veteran’s Plaza. The presentation will be about 2 hours in the afternoon and will feature one or two regional artists. The event is for the City of PG as part of the Canada 150 Celebration.

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will be passionate, positive, mission-driven and self-directed and will have the following skills and experience:

Music and cultural event management experience and established contacts in the industry.

  •  Ability to multi-task and perform under deadlines and pressure.
  • Relevant educational background or experience in arts and/or administration.
  • Proven leadership and management skills developed through progressive not-for- profit arts/culture management positions and working with large scale festival events.
  • Ability to create and maintain community and professional partnerships.
  • Fundraising and grant writing specific to the arts.
  • Sound human resource and financial management experience with an ability to work within budget.
  • Community outreach and public education in a not-for- profit setting.
  • Strong teamwork skills in working with staff, volunteers and the Board.
  • Community outreach and public education in a not-for- profit setting.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills.

A flexible approach to work hours is required to accommodate daytime, evening and weekend activities.

Please submit a CV and cover letter describing why you would be a successful candidate to info(at) before March 30, 2017.

Electronic submissions only please.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.