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Events Crew, Portland

Sofar Sounds


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the Sofar Crew for an exciting part-time role creating unforgettable live music experiences in your city


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Portland, OR

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In-person- Portland United States

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Sofar is revolutionizing the live music scene in 78 countries by offering unique, intimate gigs in unconventional spaces. This company stands out with its dedication to artist discovery, community building, and delivering joy through live performances. Sofar's culture is fueled by creativity, community, and the sheer love of music, supporting artists to thrive independently and connect with fans globally. If you're passionate about music and crafting extraordinary experiences, Sofar offers a place to share this passion with a like-minded team.

Role Summary

  • Be the heart of Sofar's live shows, ensuring artists, hosts, and audiences have a phenomenal experience.
  • Act as the primary point of contact at events, setting the tone and vibe for a magical evening.
  • Assist performing artists with various needs, from promoting merchandise to setting up equipment.
  • Collaborate with hosts and crew to execute events flawlessly, prioritizing safety and punctuality.
  • Engage with guests, MC the event, and nurture a welcoming, communal atmosphere.
  • Handle event administration and organization on the day, making sure everything is ready for showtime.
  • Coordinate with the Show Experience Manager and operations team for monthly scheduling.
  • Manage event supplies, including transportation and setup.
  • Provide valuable feedback by completing detailed event recaps.
  • Discover and enjoy new music from a diverse array of artists.

Role Requirements

  • Experience in live music event production is essential.
  • A background in music, either as a musician or working with musicians in live settings.
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends, and to travel locally.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, capable of handling fast-paced situations.
  • Adaptability to tackle various tasks and projects with enthusiasm.
  • Familiarity with Sofar and a profound interest in music is preferred.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification is a plus.
  • Ability to handle physical requirements such as moving boxes up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Sofar is creating space where music matters. Our unique live experiences provide a place for artist discovery, local community and connection in non-traditional, unexpected places across 78 countries and growing. Through our artist services, we provide tools and services for artists to directly connect with fans and build sustainable, creative lives on their own terms.

Our work is largely inspired by our values:

- Creativity: We exist to support artists. We empower everyone in the Sofar community to bring their own creative energy to connect artists and audiences.

- Community: We come together to create the spaces where music matters, intentionally welcoming and respecting all music lovers around the world.

- Joy: We believe in the transformative, unifying, and joyful power of experiencing live music together.

Our global Sofar team is deeply passionate about music and the work we do. When we’re not working, you can probably find us at a live show or telling anyone in earshot about the new song we can’t stop listening to. Discovering and supporting artists gets us out of bed every morning – and knowing that we’re creating memorable, intimate fan experiences worldwide drives our work forward.

The Role

As a member of Sofar Crew you will be working right at the centre of the Sofar shows that take place in your city. This is a part-time role that sits within the local team and reports to the Local Lead for the region. You will be making sure that our events consistently feel amazing for artists, hosts and the audience, so that they have an unforgettable experience.

Crew play a super important role in creating the magic in the room by supporting all the tasks that make our events possible. You’ll help to ensure that everyone’s having the best time and getting the most out of the experience.

Sofar has worked with over 45,000 artists, hosted over 1,000,000 fans at shows around the world and engages with millions more online each month. You will be part of a music-adoring team who are passionate about creating an industry-leading culture that supports artists and introduces their music to new fans.

What you'll do:

Act as a main point of contact at the event Bring good vibes/ the magic - representing Sofar to all artists, guests, and hosts at the show Support the artists performing at Sofar by helping them make the most out of their gig - this can include helping to sell and promote merch, driving signups to their mailing list and socials, assisting with gear setup and more Work closely with the host and other Sofar crew to set up and run the event, ensuring everything runs smoothly, safely, and on time Connect with guests by welcoming them as they arrive, MCing, and fostering a communal environment at the show Support with admin and getting organised for the day of the event/ making the event happen Work directly with the local Show Experience Manager and regional operations team on monthly shift scheduling Help with coordination and/or transportation of event supplies to and from events Complete a detailed event recap form to share important feedback You’ll also hear and discover a lot of great new artists and music, from all around the world!

Who you are:

Experienced in producing live music events or other events  A musician or experienced in working closely with musicians in a live setting You are able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends on occasion must be available Willing and eager to travel to various areas of the local area You have super strong interpersonal and customer service skills, especially in fast-paced situations Able to wear many hats and take on varied tasks and projects You have previous experience with Sofar and a strong interest in music CPR/First Aid Certified a plus Must be able to move boxes up to 50 lbs., with or without reasonable accommodation Eligible for employment in the United States

If our mission and job opening resonates, you're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. We are committed to creating a culture of belonging and building a diverse team that reflects a variety of lived experiences, perspectives, and skills.


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