Newfields Seeks Festival Producer

Deadline: 05/31/2024

Newfields Seeks Festival Producer

The Festival Producer works with cross-departmental teams to develop and execute Newfields’ seasonal festivals, including Art in Bloom, Harvest and Winterlights. The Festival Producer manages and maintains festival inventory, design and production of new festival components, and the budget relating to festival production, installation, and strike. The Festival Producer ensures that all festivals operate within Newfields’ strategic goals and according to all relevant regulations.


Oversee and manage festival component production, on-site installation/strike, and festival inventory management.
Coordinate with onsite cross-departmental team and external contractors.
Research and manage the production and execution of festival components from initial concept to delivery and implementation.
Collaborate with Marketing and Design departments for development of on-brand festival elements and signage.
Prepare and manage budgets for festival design, pre-production, on-site installation, strike, and storage, working with cross-departmental team leads and Exhibitions Administration.
Work with cross-departmental teams to develop, monitor, and adjust festival production schedules.
Manage storage, transportation, and maintenance of festival inventory.
Ensure adherence to contracts for festival production and contract labor.
Schedule and oversee management of contract and seasonal festival production staff.
Operate forklifts, lulls, and boom lifts as required for the production, installation and strike of seasonal festivals. (Training will be provided if necessary.)
Ensure that all work performed meets safety and code requirements and the event safety standard.
Serves as Newfields’ production liaison for the Penrod Society’s Penrod Arts Fair, held annually on Newfields’ campus.

Required Skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Self-motivated with strong attention to detail
Strong communication skills
Excellent time management
Ability to adapt/switch focus on tasks
Flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to create schematic design documents for staff, contractors, and vendors
Proven ability to foster partnerships with others and work well in a team-based environment
Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed

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