Contract Event Coordinator
Innovation Arts & EntertainmentChicago, IL
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Freelance Event Coordinators represent the company on-site for events across the country, and oversee the execution of all on-site show logistics, including labor, catering, rentals, and ticketing. This position is a freelance contract position, and not a full-time position. IAE maintains a team of event coordinators that are contracted for single events throughout the season. The position consists of a training period, then contract work as available, with typical projects lasting two days at a time.
• Work with full time staff to understand and execute all plans for events before traveling to staff the event.
• Liaise with touring staff, and local event staff to ensure all show needs are met, and event runs smoothly.
• Solve problems with patrons, local staff, and touring staff, in coordination with IAE staff.
• Execute financial settlements with tour personnel.
• Strong communication and people skills.
• Detail oriented and strong organizational skills
• Basic proficiency in technical crafts (lighting, audio, rigging, etc.)
• Quick learning and creative problem solving.
• Responsible and thorough decision-making.
Innovation Arts & Entertainment (IAE) is a boutique producer of unique live entertainment experiences featuring intelligent, articulate, and engaging artists and authors. All told, IAE brings the Best of Touring Broadway entertainment to 18 cities across North America and services over 20,000 season ticket holders throughout that network. IAE is also proud to have recently produced the United States book tour for Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Anthony Bourdain's 2015 Close to the Bone Tour, as well as the 2015 US theater tour of renowned astrophysicist and host of TV's Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Current and past tours feature Giada di Laurentiis, David Sedaris, Garrison Keillor, & William Shatner to audiences across North America.
Based in Chicago, IAE offers audiences across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico the most exciting, critically successful live entertainment options. From touring Broadway shows, speakers, concerts, comedians, and lecture, IAE sets the bar for quality, popular events and delivering ticket buyers to our theater and arena partners everywhere.