ArtFest Fort Myers takes place annually, the first weekend in February and is Southwest Florida’s largest weekend event and premier art festival with a national reputation among artists and significant regional economic impact. Since inception the vision has been:
Create an art festival that enhances art & cultural appreciation in the entire community while promoting economic development and tourism in the City of Fort Myers.
ArtFest Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is:
The creation of public access to a broad array of visual art; nurturing the development and understanding of diverse art forms; supporting arts in education and encouraging the appreciation of the arts in Southwest Florida.
Production Manager Primary Focus Areas
Operations & Logistics Production Manager has primary responsibility for on-site festival operations and logistics. This includes a wide variety of projects that are critical to the production of a first class festival. Primary Responsibilities include but not limited to: Oversees on-site festival set-up. Works with Operations Co-chairs, paid labor crews and other volunteers during festival set-up; throughout the weekend; during breakdown to insure that all logistical aspects of the art festival run smoothly. Maintains overall Site Plan; programming area layouts; tent layouts and similar. Obtains and evaluates bids for festival operations and logistics equipment and supplies. Creates and places all orders for tents, equipment and supplies. Maintains inventory, orders supplies, prepares supplies and equipment for installation at the festival. Creates and implements the plan to transfer all supplies and equipment to and from the festival site and oversees the installation. Attends Steering Committee Meetings and sub-committee meetings to be aware of all aspects of the festival. Assists with festival suppliers and in-kind donors for services and supplies (i.e. porta-potties, radios, golf carts, equipment and hospitality items)
Social Media Production Manager may have some involvement in on-going Social Media of the art festival.
Day-to-day in the festival office Monitors and maintains inventory of all office supplies: mailing labels; letterhead/envelopes; ink; etc. and orders when needed. Answers phones and provides answers to most questions, when in the office. Transferring to other staff as needed.
Production Manager reports to the Executive Director.
Manages Other Staff and Support Teams – reporting to Production Manager ArtFest Fort Myers Production Intern On-festival-site committees that are operational and logistics oriented On-festival-site paid labor crews as well as any paid labor crew used during the year In-office volunteers related to festival operational and logistics activities
Important Relationships ArtFest Fort Myers’ Associate Director and Production Manager work closely together on a daily basis and have on-going, year-round interaction with all of Steering Committee Chairs. For time to time they also have interaction with sponsors and City staff and/or elected officials.
Industry Knowledge & Job Development Maintains competitive industry knowledge by: Attends appropriate festival industry conventions, trainings and events Attends local networking events Researches other festivals for new ideas and production refinements
Skills Needed A self-starter with energy and flexibility Thrive in multi-task environment with minimal supervision Excellent organizational skills Able balance priorities to insure that all tasks are accomplished in the most appropriate time frame A creative outlook while being analytical and able to get the maximum impact from all resources Ability to research and create new ideas or enhance existing ideas and carry them out from research stage through implementation. Interpersonal Skills to deal with many volunteers and wide swings in workflow during the year Excellent oral and written communication skills to write effective email,correspondence and similar with appropriate grammar, spelling and formatting. Computer Proficiency with software for: Word, PowerPoint and internet research
Type of Employment Part-time, year-round, multi-year, exempt The Production Manager position is perfect for someone looking for a multi-year, challenging position with the flexibility to compliment their lifestyle priorities. Although the production of ArtFest Fort Myers is a year-round effort, the intensity varies widely throughout the year. It is most hectic from September 15th through Feb 28th with November to February 15 being the most demanding and needing the most flexibility in hours and minimal time off. At all times the Production Manager will conduct business in a highly professional manner in keeping with ArtFest Fort Myers mission, vision and image.
Compensation Commensurate with experience + bonus potential at Board of Directors discretion
How to Apply Send your resume and any comments about why you will be a valuable asset to the art festival to Sharon.McAllister@ArtFestFortMyers.com.
Interviews will begin July 28, 2014. Disclaimer: This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. This job description is intended to be general and will evolve over time. The description is subject to periodic updating. Employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.
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