MerleFest, the daddy rabbit of roots music festivals, has posted a job opening online. The position is year-round, with the successful candidate responsible for coordinating all contracts and handling artist liaison for the annual event.
If you think you have what it takes to help manage a major festival of this size, you can find application instructions online.
What MerleFest thinks it takes is an associates degree or at least five years of experience in a similar organization, with artist relations experience a big plus.
Judy McDonough, who handles publicity for MerleFest, tells us that the opening is a result of a valuable team member moving on.
“John Adair, who has lead the festival’s programming team for the past five years, has decided not to renew his contract for 2013 in order to spend more time in the recording studio producing and engineering, and on other creative musical pursuits.
It was a tough decision for John, and the MerleFest team hates to see John go – we will miss him and the many skills he brought to the table. We all wish him the best of luck!”
You can see the official job posting on the North Carolina Community College web site.
Category: Bluegrass festival/concert news
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