Northern Spark 2018 Production Jobs

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04.19.2018
 

Northern Spark 2018

Northern Spark is known as an annual dusk-to-dawn art festival that takes place in early June in different venues across the Twin Cities. In 2018 we are trying something new and holding Northern Spark on 2 consecutive nights until 2 am. (See below). The 2018 theme is Commonality — we ask artists and our communities to consider what we have in common in fractured times. See more here.  

Location

The primary venues for Northern Spark 2018 are in downtown Minneapolis:

Northern Spark is producing the nodes at The Commons and Nicollet and collaborating with Hennepin County Library on the Minneapolis Central Library.

Dates and Times

In 2018, Northern Spark will take place over two nights, the third weekend in June only until 2 am:

  • Friday, June 15, from 9:02 pm to 2 am
  • Saturday, June 16, from 9:02 pm to 2 am

Apply

If interested or have questions, send cover letter and resume or questions, to:

Erin Lavelle, Producer, erin@northern.lights.mn

Positions available until filled.

 

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

Duties

The Production Assistants will respond to production needs during the nights of the festival, including: moving barricades and bike racks (to close & open streets), adjusting signage stanchions and sandbags, and handling on-site waste management (emptying bins and moving trash/recycling/organics), plus other needs to be determined.

PAs may also work in advance and post-festival to move festival amenities and infrastructure (bike racks, signs, tables, tents, chairs, etc) between storage/vendors and the production staging space.

Time Commitment

Production Assistants should be available flexible hours June 1 – 22. Total hours (approximately 16 – 25+) are dependent on individual schedules and festival needs.

The following hours are mandatory:

  • 1 Production Team Site Visit (TBD) – 1 hour
  • 8pm – 3am both festival nights (7 hours each night, June 15-16 & June 16-17)
  • De-brief meeting (TBD) – 1 hour

Additional pre & post festival hours may include:

  • Advance work – moving amenities and infrastructure (June 1 – 14)
  • Returning items to storage/vendors (June 18-22)

You will also be invited to a post-event party the week after the festival to celebrate our accomplishments!

Qualifications

Ideal candidates have event or stage production experience. Candidates must be able to work on their feet for extended hours, respond to urgent requests, and be able to lift 50 lbs. This position requires individuals to stay up late at night!

Fee

This is an hourly contract position paid at a rate of $20/hour.

FUNCTION CREW

Duties

Work includes moving festival amenities from place to place, assisting with staging and inventory, and returning amenities to storage/vendors. This position involves driving a truck and heavy lifting. These amenities include (but are not limited to):

  • bike racks, signage stanchions, sandbags, tents, tables, chairs, road closure barricades, tubs, merchandise, equipment, etc.

Time Commitment

Function Crew should be available flexible hours June 1 – 22.

Total hours (approximately 25 – 35) are dependent on individual schedules and festival needs.

Pre & post-festival hours may include:

  • Production Team Site Visit — 1 hour
  • Advance work (June 1 – 14)
  • Inventory and returning items to storage (June 18-22)
  • De-brief meeting (TBD) – 1 hour

The following hours are mandatory:

  • Set-up 9am-10pm Friday, June 15 — 13 hours
  • Strike 2am-9am Sunday, June 17 (or longer, till it’s done) — 7+ hours

You will also be invited to a post-event party the week after the festival to celebrate our accomplishments!

Qualifications

Ideal candidates have event or stage production experience. Candidates must have a valid license and a good driving record, be able to work on their feet for extended hours, and be able to lift 50 lbs.

Fee

This is an hourly contract position paid at a rate of $20/hour.

Zero Waste Team: Northern Spark 2018

The Zero Waste Team members will manage materials collection at Northern Spark to support our goal of moving towards a more sustainable event. NOTE: This is an overnight position working the hours of 8pm – 3am both Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16.

Duties
The Zero Waste Team will work together near food vendors to ensure waste is sorted by audience members into appropriate organics, recycling and waste bins. They will also manage materials carts (moving full organics/recycling/waste bins to designated areas and resetting clean carts to food vendor sites). They may also bag and move waste to designated areas.

These positions are public-facing and require interaction with festival-goers.

Time Commitment
The following hours are mandatory:

  • 8pm – 3am both festival nights (7 hours each night, June 15-16 & June 16-17)
  • De-brief meeting (TBD) – 1 hour

You will also be invited to a post-event party the week after the festival to celebrate our accomplishments!

Qualifications
Ideal candidates have an interest in zero waste and sustainability. They must be comfortable and confident interacting with the general public and educating audiences on sorting waste.  Candidates must be able to work on their feet for extended hours, respond to urgent requests, and be able to lift 30 lbs. This position requires individuals to stay up late at night!

Fee
This is an hourly contract positions paid at a rate of $20/hour.

 

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