The Red Door Project is currently hiring!
The Red Door Project is seeking to hire a Booking Associate to assist in booking theatrical events locally and nationally. Red Door productions (Hands Up, Cop Out, and Evolve) have been performed in spaces ranging from traditional theaters to conference rooms, as well as part of professional development events in the law enforcement and criminal justice sectors. We are a non-traditional theater company, and we’re seeking someone who is up for the challenge of connecting our work with partners across the nation for mutual benefit. The Red Door is currently poised for expansion, and our ideal candidate is excited to be an integral part of that growth!
This is a part-time, hourly, contract position. Estimated at 10-20 hours per week, with possibility of increasing hours with organizational growth.
Work can be done remotely or at the Red Door offices at 3121 SW Moody Ave. Regular in-person meetings throughout the Portland area will be necessary.
To apply: Please send resume, 3 references, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to hire this position by November 8th, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
- Act as a representative of the organization in marketing to, and forming relationships with, potential partners and presenters.
- Build a strategy for touring that maximizes exposure and community outreach in a region, while conserving resources and minimizing expenses.
- Lead (and maintain records of) the booking process from initial contact to securing a signed MOU, including email exchanges, a partnership questionnaire, phone calls, and in-person meetings.
- Monitor, respond to, and track incoming partnership inquiries.
- Negotiate contract terms, including event dates, show type, price, and payment deadlines.
- Help ensure that community and presenting partners understand Red Door’s visions and values.
- Assist in the planning and routing of tours, help to research key markets for events.
- Craft a 2-year booking calendar with income and impact projection
- Attend select industry conferences, meetings, and community gatherings to promote the Red Door’s projects and form relationships with potential partners and presenters.
- Collaborate with Red Door staff to ensure duties are carried out according to the strategic vision of the organization.
- Must have experience with event booking, experience booking theater events a plus, experience booking tours a plus
- Ability to navigate the internet as a communication and research tool
- Must possess exceptional organization, prioritization and multi-tasking skills
- Ability to work in a deadline driven environment, track conversations with multiple partners, and follow up without prompting
- Must have a high level of expertise in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Docs, Forms, Sheets, Drive, etc)
- Expertise in Adobe Suite a plus
- Must be comfortable talking with clients and collaborators via email and over the phone
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to build and foster professional relationships with a wide diversity of individuals
- Possess a strong work ethic with a high sense of responsibility and ownership in an ever-changing environment
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality, handle sensitive matters and exercise excellent judgment
- Highly collaborative, ability to work well independently and within a team
- Experience in the theater industry is an asset
- Familiarity with law enforcement/criminal justice sectors is an asset
- Sales experience a plus
About the Red Door Project
The mission of the Red Door Project is to change racial ecology through the arts.
We envision an inclusive and equitable Portland where people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, people whose attitudes and beliefs are different from one another, can live, work, play, and create together, and all people have the confidence, capacity, and opportunity to fulfill their highest human potential.
Take a non-binary systems approach.
In life there are no good guys and no bad guys. There are only systems within which individuals function, and understanding this complexity without judgement is the best approach to progress.
Be contextually authentic.
We honor where people are and seek congruence among their thoughts, words and actions. Candor helps us maximize our limited time together. Different contexts call for different behaviors (you wouldn’t behave the same around your spouse, your grandmother, and the president) but we ask you to bring the beautiful specifics of your experience to every day at the Red Door.
We don’t have all the answers. Neither do you. Be curious about conflict, about systems, about improvements, about yourself, your co-workers, and the organization.
Nothing has ever grown without taking a risk. You must step into the unknown in order to expand your awareness, and to learn about boundaries and possibilities. There’s no failure, only feedback, which empowers us to adopt corrective measures and redouble our efforts to strive for an outcome.
Take ownership over your work. To paraphrase August Wilson, success is heavy. You got to put your shoulder to success. Sometimes that means taking a project into your own hands and making sure that it is completed. Sometimes that means asking for help when you need it. Be aware of what you need to be successful and pursue that.
The person with the most flexibility will have more choices and therefore have the most influence.
The August Wilson Red Door Project is actively recruiting persons from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds as part of its commitment to a diverse workforce. The Red Door does not discriminate in employment or contracting based on race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap. This policy applies to all employment and contracting practices, including recruitment, selection, training and development, advancement, demotion, and separation.