OPEN POSITIONS

OPEN POSITIONS

Development Coordinator | Compilation Coordinator | Beer Garden Coordinator  | Production Coordinator

PDX Pop Now! is currently accepting resumes and letters of interest for the 2018-2019 season. Those candidates who are selected will have an amazing opportunity to shadow under the current Board or Coordinator, volunteer for their community, and get hands-on training and mentorship as they guide the organization through the 2018-2019 season.

Please note, all positions are ALL volunteer, as is the festival, which is one of the only all-volunteer run music festivals in the nation!

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator works with a team of highly-dedicated volunteers to carry forward the organization’s mission of stimulating and expanding participation in Portland music. The Development Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to raise money to support the organization’s programs and services and to oversee a team of talented development coordinators.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement a development plan that solicits donors and identifies funding sources such as grants, in-kind donations, charitable events and sponsorship
    opportunities.
  • Recruit and train new team members, as needed
  • Assist other departments during the year and helps staff the PDX Pop Now! summer music festival
  • Attend monthly team meetings.
  • One-year minimum commitment (Board members preferably commit to their positions for two-year terms)

Position Qualification:

  • Passionate about local music and dedicated to PDX Pop Now!’s mission
  • 1-3 years of development experience with a strong understanding of at least two of the following areas: grant writing, fundraising and/or sponsorships
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Strong partnership-building skills

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to theboard@pdxpopnow.com. Position open until filled.

Compilation Coordinator

Since it was founded in 2004, PDX Pop Now! has released an annual Compilation (Comp) Album showcasing the best new music by Portland recording artists across all genres. The Comp not only acts as a snapshot of Portland’s unique musical culture, but is also a consistent source of revenue for PDX Pop Now!
Under the supervision of the Artistic Director, the Compilation Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the Compilation album’s development and release.
Position Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Artistic Coordinator and Marketing Director to solicit and manage artist submissions for the Comp.
    • Recruit volunteers for the Listening Committee (in coordination with the Volunteer Director) and oversee the Listening and Track Selection processes.
    • Work with the Graphics Coordinator and the Festival Artist to prepare artwork and packaging for the Comp.
    • Work with Merchandise Coordinator and our vendor partners to produce and distribute the Comp, both in digital and physical formats. Oversee distribution of the
      Comp.
    • Plan the annual Comp Release event.
    • Attend monthly team meetings.

Position Qualification:

      • Passionate about local music and dedicated to PDX Pop Now!’s mission.
      • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
      • Reliable internet access.
      • Prior volunteer experience on PDX Pop Now’s Listening or Booking Committees preferred, but not mandatory.

To apply for this position,please send a letter of interest and a resume to theboard@pdxpopnow.com and include a brief letter of interest and resume/CV. Hiring deadline 5/1/19.

Beer Garden Coordinator

PDX Pop Now! is accepting applications for our Beer Garden Coordinator position. The Beer Garden Coordinator is responsible for all logistical aspects of running the beer garden during the annual festival. This includes obtaining the proper city and OLCC permits required to serve alcohol at the festival, hiring and managing security and bartenders to run the beer garden, and purchasing beer and beverages for sale during the festival. The Beer Garden Coordinator works with the Production Director on the site plan and festival logistics.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all OLLC, city and public permits are correctly filed and received prior to the festival.
  • Work with the Production Director to negotiate contracts and hire vendors to provide bartending services, beer garden security, and beer garden lighting.
  • Purchase beer and beverages for the festival.
  • Seek sponsorship opportunities for the beer garden.
  • Be available at the festival to troubleshoot and problem solve as necessary.
  • Attend Board & Team meetings.
  • One-year minimum commitment.

Position Qualification:

  • Passionate about local music and dedicated to PDX Pop Now!’s mission.
  • Background in event planning, producing live music or strong desire to learn.

To apply for this position,please send a letter of interest and a resume to theboard@pdxpopnow.com and include a brief letter of interest and resume/CV. Hiring deadline 5/1/19.

Production Coordinator

PDX Pop Now! is accepting applications for our Production Coordinator position.The Production Coordinator is involved with logistical aspects of running the festival.  This includes securing a venue for the festival, obtaining city and public permits to host the festival, and coordinating with vendors for stage, sound, lights, security, bike rack, recycling, and sanitation services. The Production Coordinator works with the Beer Garden Coordinator, and Green Room Coordinator.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all OLLC, city and public permits are correctly filed and received prior to the festival.
  • Secure a location for the annual festival. This entails working with the neighboring businesses and community to ensure everyone is aware that a street closure permit is being sought to put on the festival and ensuring that the festival does not unduly interrupt or disturb their business.
  • Ensure all city and public permits are correctly filed and received prior to the festival.
  • Negotiate contracts and hire vendors to provide stage, sound, lights, security, sanitation, bike rack, and recycling services for the festival.
  • Work with the Artistic Director to communicate with festival performers and ensure appropriate detail is provided on set times, and load-in/out procedures.
  • Keep performers and performances on schedule at the festival.
  • Be available at the festival to troubleshoot and problem solve as necessary.
  • Produce and manage the festival budget.
  • Work with the Finance Director to ensure all vendors are paid promptly.
  • Work with the Beer Garden Coordinator, Green Room Coordinator and Street Fair Coordinator to create the site plan and execute festival logistics.
  • Attend Board & Team meetings.
  • Two-year minimum commitment.
Position Qualification:

  • Passionate about local music and dedicated to PDX Pop Now!’s mission.
  • Background in event planning, producing live music or strong desire to learn.

To apply for this position,please send a letter of interest and a resume to theboard@pdxpopnow.com and include a brief letter of interest and resume/CV. Hiring deadline 5/1/19.

Questions about applying for any of the open positions? Hit us up: info@pdxpopnow.com!
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