The Association of Performing Arts Professionals, the largest national service and advocacy organization for the performing arts with more than 1,700 members worldwide, currently seeks a candidate for the position of Seasonal Conference Associate.
Position is expected to run from July 2019 through February 28, 2020.
The Seasonal Conference Associate is responsible for supporting the conference team on planning, logistics and assisting with the production of the APAP|NYC 2020 conference. The annual APAP|NYC conference is the world's premiere gathering of the performing arts presenting community, with five days of programming and professional development, a 370 booth EXPO Hall, showcases, networking and more. Under the supervision of the Conference Director, the Seasonal Conference Associate will be responsible for supporting the Conference team with planning, logistics as well as assisting with the production of the APAP|NYC 2020 conference. The associate is also responsible for customer service, providing support to both the membership and conference teams on the phones and in email. This position requires excellent computer and communications skills and the ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment. Work experience in event planning and the creative industries, including the performing arts and in a national nonprofit organization preferred. The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented and a collaborative team player with the ability to work across multiple departments in a faced paced setting. This is a short-term position and does not include employee benefits or paid holidays.
Support the planning, development and implementation of APAP|NYC, including all conference operations and logistics, professional development and plenary sessions, as well as scheduled meetings
Pre-conference data input to conference planning program
Support the conference staff in updating the mobile app
Assist with conference phone line and member calls about APAP|NYC
Assist Conference Director with speaker contracts, A-V and facilities requests and honoraria payments
Assist Conference Director with conference timeline, staff tasks and onsite staff meetings
Assist Conference Manager with the shipping of conference materials to and from Annual Conference
Monitor conference website and proofread for missing and/or erroneous materials, consistency, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Event planning experience preferred
Excellent computer skills, knowledge and experience with MS Office®
Familiarity with meeting planning programs and Microsoft CRM a plus
Excellent communication skills (oral, written and electronic)
Ability to work under deadline and fast paced environment
Demonstrated customer service skills and experience
*Note: All duties and requirements stated above are the essential job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the staff occupying this position. Staff members may be required to perform other job-related duties assigned by the supervisor.
For more information on APAP, visit www.apap365.org. Interested applicants should email a cover letter outlining qualifications, resume and references for confidential consideration to hr@APAP365.org. Please include “Seasonal Conference Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Principals only.
About Association of Performing Arts Professionals
APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (formerly the Association of Performing Arts Presenters) is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts industry and the professionals who work within it. In addition to the annual APAP|NYC conference - the world's leading convening for the performing arts industry - APAP is the industry's leading community for networking and knowledge.