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Freelance Promoter, Portland

Sofar Sounds


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join Sofar's Mission to Transform Live Music Experiences as a Freelance Music Event Promoter in Portland


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Portland, OR

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98% Remote- North America

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Expires at anytime

Organization Summary: Sofar is revolutionizing the live music scene in 78 countries by hosting concerts in unconventional spaces, fostering artist discovery, and creating close-knit communities. We celebrate creativity, community, and the joy of live music. If you're passionate about music and want to contribute to crafting memorable fan experiences, Sofar is the place for you.

  • Role Summary:
    • Curate and host intimate, memorable concerts.
    • Build and nurture a thriving local music community.
    • Utilize your creativity to promote and grow the Sofar brand.
    • Work with a global team passionate about music discovery.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Deep passion for and knowledge of music and local music scenes.
    • Proven ability to organize and promote live music events.
    • Resourcefulness and determination to overcome event-related challenges.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, predominantly on weekends and evenings.
    • Interest in a commission-based pay structure as a freelancer.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Apply even if your experience doesn't perfectly match the job description.
    • Demonstrate your passion for music and community building.
    • Showcase your understanding of event promotion and management.

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

We’re looking for freelance music event professionals in Portland to join a community of Promoters promoting and producing unique, intimate concerts focused on music discovery and building local community.  

As a Freelance Promoter, you’ll build a strong and thriving Sofar community in your city, curating and supporting local music. You’ll help to create amazing shows and grow the Sofar community, bringing your own creativity and hustle. This is an incredible opportunity for folks who want to start or continue building their career in the music industry. You’ll make connections, see the industry behind the scenes, and work with a team who is just as passionate about music as you are. We’re excited to hear your insights and on-the-ground perspective!

Our Promoters live and breathe music. They’re always on the cutting edge of discovering new sounds across genres, and have communities that they can easily tap to organize and promote amazing live events (including artists, locations, sponsors, etc.). They are super resourceful and driven – whether it’s figuring out how to promote an early-career artist or dealing with a live event curveball, they know how to get things done and thrive on the challenge. 

If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to meet you! 

*Please note that our Promoters are freelancers who earn commission-based pay. It will allow for a flexible schedule, but your activities will likely take place over weekends and evenings.

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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