The National Flute Association (NFA) was founded in 1972 as a common ground for flutists to exchange ideas and inspiration and has expanded in the decades since to include a quarterly magazine, an annual convention, and a dynamic assortment of scholarship programs, commissions, and member-driven initiatives. The NFA values and celebrates the contributions of all its stakeholders and is committed to growing as a diverse and equitable organization.
The NFA Convention is a unique annual convening of more than 3,000 flutists from around the world who come together for performances, masterclasses, thought-provoking discussions, and workshops. As uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 continue, the 2021 convention will be a virtual celebration of the convention’s theme, “Variations on a Dream.”
The Technical Director is responsible for all aspects of operations and implementation for the four-day NFA Virtual Convention, August 12-15, 2021. Responsibilities include all program integration with virtual platforms, logistics of key components including competitions, sponsor exhibits, sessions, meet-ups, and performances, and the smooth running of all virtual components.
Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:
Manage logistics for the Virtual Convention to include:
Work with the Program Chair to distribute Convention content via the selected virtual platform
Build out all event content on the convention virtual platform
Coordinate all flute competitions on virtual platforms
Coordinate with all personnel involved with competitions, performances, and sessions
Work with volunteers to provide tech assistance for sessions
Manage commercial member and exhibitor showcases, logos, e-banners, etc.
Work with staff to launch registration processes
Prepare and oversee distribution of e-materials such as session hand-outs
Create and distribute any evaluations, follow-up materials, and post-conference reports
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed
Significant experience planning and implementing major virtual events including conventions and/or conferences
Exemplary technical knowledge and experience in virtual event programs and software
Audio and video editing skills required
Event experience preferred
Familiarity with flutists; knowledge of music, musicians, and academic environments
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management (MemberSuite preferred)
Outstanding interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal)
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Outstanding project management skills
Ability to work within a budget
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Work Environment:
NFA’s offices are in Chicago – all members of the team work remotely.
Average 20 hours per week, building to virtual convention August 12 – 15, 2021 (with overall fixed maximum hours). $35 per hour, no benefits.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume using this form: shorturl.at/ckqDI
The NFA is an equal opportunities employer.
About The National Flute Association
The National Flute Association (NFA) was founded in 1972 as a common ground for flutists to
exchange ideas and inspiration and has expanded in the decades since to include a quarterly
magazine, an annual convention, and a dynamic assortment of scholarship programs,
commissions, and member-driven initiatives. The NFA values and celebrates the contributions of
all its stakeholders and is committed to growing as a diverse and equitable organization.
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