Event Line Producer, Conference (5 months)

New York
May 15, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Ms. Bonnie Eldon
The Line Producer is primarily responsible for staging the event on time and within budget. S/he oversees the planning, coordination and implementation of resource development and financial management. S/he collaborates intensively with FoST’s directorial staff to translate top-level vision and creative imperatives into a seamless, multidimensional experience for 300+ guests. The Line Producer coordinates staff, materials, transportation, communications, and logistics.

Successful candidates must be always 3–4 steps ahead of everyone else; highly organized and keenly observant; self-possessed; diplomatic; obsessively detail-oriented; and able to make consequential decisions on the fly.

The Line Producer will be expected to:

•Develop an overall event schedule that accounts for all aspects of operational logistics to
ensure that the conference comes off without a hitch;
•Develop a budget in consultation with director and staff, hirer freelancers, and work
closely with that team to oversee the line production of all aspects of the event;
•Coordinate lodging, transportation, facilities, catering, signage, displays, and all other
event needs; and
•Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers to work at the conference.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS The line producer must have:

•5 years of previous event-planning experience for conferences or other events
•Excellent line production, operational, and problem-solving skills
•Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, both oral and written
•Ability to develop and express vision and strategy

Please include a cover letter with your resume. No phone calls, please. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview.

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