Job Posting: Turf Club Booking Dept. Assistant

BOOKING DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT
THE TURF CLUB

Job Description
5/23/16

SUMMARY

First Avenue, the Twin Cities' busiest live music and events promoter, is looking for an addition to our booking department to concentrate on the Turf Club. Named by City Pages as “Best Rock Club of 2015”, the Turf Club is a St. Paul live music landmark. This position is responsible for supporting the First Avenue booking department for events at the Turf Club, including live music, brunches, special events, dance nights, and other non-concert events. We are seeking a candidate that is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about our local music and nightlife scene.

HOURS

This is a full-time position with fluctuating weekly hours, including most nights, weekends, and holidays.  We understand that working nights and weekends is not for everyone. Please do not apply if this schedule does not suit your lifestyle.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Show Advance: Coordinate all show details with tour manager, from booking through day-of-show, and relay any necessary info to Operations Manager and Booking Department. Arrive before doors and serve as contact for day-of-show needs and issues.
  • Arrange hospitality: Shop to fulfill riders, staying within budget.
  • Show Settlement: Deal with ticketing and guestlist issues at the door. Gather all show expenses, tally door numbers, finalize settlement sheets, and pay tour managers/bands after show. Stay in communication with operations managers/door people on number of sellable tickets available and problems that may occur.
  • Booking assist: Work under the Head of Booking to help book shows and fill support slots at the Turf Club and Clown Lounge. Primary focus would be on local bands, brunches, special event and non-concert events.
  • Marketing: Assist with marketing ideas for all Turf Club shows and events, and be in charge of maintaining in-house promotions including posters, table tents, and flyers. Also, run any in-house giveaways and promotions for special events.
  • Admin: Track and compile show-related information. Coordinate information on Advance Sheets, Offer Sheets, Door Sheets, Sound Sheets, Contacts Database, Expense/Revenue Sheets.
  • Misc: Maintain the Turf Club office including basic office, administrative tasks, and anything requested by Head of Booking or GM.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

This is not a 9-5 job!  Must be comfortable working nights on a fluctuating weekly schedule.  Must be resourceful, extremely organized, self-disciplined, and think quickly on your feet. MUST be a team player with a can-do positive attitude, and feel comfortable maintaining a superior level of service to the venue, owners, artists, artist reps, and fans 100% OF THE TIME - under extreme pressure.

Must have a passion for music and diversity in musical taste, the arts, and entertainment.

CONTACT
Please send your resume in the body of the email to jobs@first-avenue.com


Tickets on sale this week: May 19, 2016

THU
6/09
More Funk ’16 Old School ‘80s & the MPLSound Mainroom NOW
MON
6/13
Atomic Lights EP Release Show 7th St Entry NOW
THU
6/16
Tectonics EP Release Show Turf Club NOW
TUE
6/28
Air Traffic Controller with Advance Base Turf Club NOW
WED
6/29
Fury Things | Lunch Duchess Tour Kickoff
with Bruise Violet | Wretch | Battlerat | Bug Fix | comedy by Mr. Princess
Turf Club NOW
FRI
7/01
The Return of Flipp with Enemy Planes | VIA Mainroom Fri 5/20
at noon
FRI
7/01
The Lowest Pair | Dead Horses Turf Club NOW
SUN
7/03
Lawrence 7th St Entry NOW
WED
7/13
Gallows Bound | WhiskeyDick Turf Club Fri 5/20
at noon
SUN
7/20
Dolan Twins 4OU Tour with Alex Aiono (rescheduled from 6/19) Mainroom NOW
SAT
7/30
The Baseball Project with Wooldridge Brothers Turf Club Fri 5/20
at 10am
THU
8/04
Bob Log III 7th St Entry Fri 5/20
at noon
WED
8/10
Prinze George 7th St Entry Fri 5/20
at noon
THU
8/11
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld Duo Turf Club Fri 5/20
at noon
FRI
9/02
Tribulation 7th St Entry Fri 5/20
at 10am
MON
9/12
Highasakite 7th St Entry Fri 5/20
at 10am
SAT
9/17
Festival Palomino 2016 featuring Trampled By Turtles |
The Arcs | Andrew Bird | Jake Bugg | Houndmouth | Frightened Rabbit |
Elephant Revival | The Cactus Blossoms | Aubrie Sellers | The Brothers Comatose |
Frankie Lee | The Devil's Flying Machine ft. Charlie Parr | Margaret Glaspy |
The Murder of Crows | John Mark Nelson | Mandolin Orange | Erik Berry Duo
Canterbury Park Fri 5/20
at noon
TUE
9/27
Young The Giant Home of the Strange Tour with Ra Ra Riot Mainroom Fri 5/20
at 10am
THU
9/29
The Faint with Gang of Four Mainroom Fri 5/20
at noon
THU
10/13
Okkervil River with Landlady Fine Line Fri 5/20
at noon
SAT
10/22
Song of Zarathustra with Hive | Naïve Sense | Treasons 7th St Entry NOW

Tickets on sale this week: May 12, 2016

FRI
5/20
Erik Koskinen with Jack Klatt Turf Club NOW
SAT
5/21
All Techno. All Night. Movement Send-off Party
ft. Mike Gervais | DJ Ken Hannigan | Leon J | Jeff Swiff
Mainroom NOW
TUE
5/31
Dave Chappelle (early show) Mainroom Fri 5/13
at noon
TUE
5/31
Dave Chappelle (late show) Mainroom Fri 5/13
at noon
TUE
5/31
Wax Idols | King Woman: Levitate Tour presented by Noisey
(moved from the 7th St Entry to the Turf Club)
Turf Club NOW
WED
6/01
Dave Chappelle (early show) Mainroom Fri 5/13
at noon
WED
6/01
Dave Chappelle (late show) Mainroom Fri 5/13
at noon
WED
6/01
Mutual Benefit (moved from the 7th St Entry to the Turf Club) Turf Club NOW
THU
6/02
Dave Chappelle (early show) Mainroom Fri 5/13
at noon
THU
6/02
Dave Chappelle (late show) Mainroom Fri 5/13
at noon
FRI
6/17
Tickle Torture with Solid Gold, Psymun, and more | hosted by TIIIIIIIIIIP Mainroom Fri 5/13
at noon
WED
6/22
Zella Day Triple Rock Fri 5/13
at noon
THU
6/23
Communion: Twin Cities featuring
Brent Cobb | Sam Cassidy | Matt Maeson | Shelly Colvin
7th St Entry NOW
THU
6/23
Ally Mattson The Bones of Bandits CD Release Show Turf Club NOW
THU
6/23
Peter Bjorn and John Fine Line Fri 5/13
at 10am
SAT
6/25
Flip Phone XXL PRIDE Celebrating The Very Best of Flip Phone Mainroom NOW
SAT
6/25
Porno Wolves Young Moon Rising Album Release Party 7th St Entry NOW
SUN
6/26
The Kickback with Red Daughters | Good Night Gold Dust 7th St Entry NOW
SUN
6/26
Cordovas featuring Joe Firstman Turf Club NOW
WED
6/29
Electric Western - The Infamous Rock N Roll and Soul Dance Party 7th St Entry Fri 5/13
at noon
FRI
7/01
Fort Wilson Riot | Pornonono Split EP Release Show 7th St Entry NOW
SAT
7/02
Run Westy Run with StoLyette Turf Club Fri 5/13
at noon
WED
7/06
32HEADSHOTS with Metal Ships | Digital Homicide 7th St Entry NOW
SAT
7/09
Frankie Lee Turf Club Fri 5/13
at noon
SUN
7/10
Phoebe Ryan | Cardiknox 7th St Entry Fri 5/13
at 11am
TUE
7/12
Holy White Hounds 7th St Entry Fri 5/13
at noon
FRI
7/15
The Twilight Hours Turf Club Fri 5/13
at noon
SAT
7/16
The Twilight Hours 7th St Entry Fri 5/13
at noon
WED
7/20
Raging Fyah 7th St Entry Fri 5/13
at noon
SAT
7/23
We Are The Willows Turf Club Fri 5/13
at noon
WED
7/27
On An On Turf Club Fri 5/13
at 10am
FRI
7/29
Cory Branan Turf Club Fri 5/13
at noon
WED
8/03
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Turf Club Fri 5/13
at noon
FRI
8/05
HONNE Triple Rock Fri 5/13
at 10am
WED
8/17
Boris performing Pink | with Earth Fine Line Fri 5/13
at noon
SAT
8/27
False 5 Year Anniversary Show 7th St Entry Fri 5/13
at noon
TUE
9/13
Khruangbin 7th St Entry NOW
MON
10/3
Tobacco Triple Rock NOW

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