The Active Transportation Alliance is the Chicago region’s voice for better biking, walking and transit. Each year the organization produces MB Bike the Drive, a recreational, non-competitive bicycle ride held on the iconic Lake Shore Drive. MB Bike the Drive features a festival in Grant Park that welcomes over 8,000 participants and boasts almost 50 vendors and sponsors exhibiting their products.
The Festival Production Manager will be a seasonal part of the Active Trans team involved in the day-to-day planning, administration, and production of the festival. The Production Manager will work closely as part of the Events team and will assist where needed in the office or on the festival site. Experience or interest in festivals, live performances, and community events are an asset.
Administration: Communicate with and field inquiries from vendors and sponsors concerning the festival; Work with Development Director and Director of Events and Marketing to track committed exhibitors and complete all appropriate paperwork; Work with the Event Manager to coordinate necessary rentals.
Festival Production: Lead the set-up, operation and tear down of the Festival space; Scout space and assist Event Manager with determining festival layout; Supervise interns and volunteers assigned to your area; Serve as the main point of contact for all deliveries and load-in; provide customer service and troubleshoot as necessary.
The position is temporary, requiring approximately 10-20 hours per week from late-April through mid-May, with an increased time commitment preceding and during the event week. The Festival Production Manager is expected to be available event weekend (May 26, 27 and 28, 2017.)