Band Assistant

Arts of Life is looking for a part-time Band Assistant to support our Chicago band, Arts of Life Band. The Band Assistant is responsible for supporting the band(s) at one or both of our studios.

Hours: This position has flexible hours based on the needs of the band. It is allocated 32 hours a month at each studio. This position must be on site for band practice.
-Chicago practice (Arts of Life Band) / Fridays 10-2
-North Shore (Van Go G0) / Tuesdays 10-2
This position must be on site at all band performances.

Artists’ Supports
Band Practice
Support artist in getting to and from practice.
Provide all necessary supports during practice.
Schedule and supervise all artists’ rides to and from venues.
Provide all necessary supports during performances.

Business Supports
Maintain the following as needed:
Performing Rights Organization (currently using BMI) relationship
Band member agreements
Band Supports
Support the band in securing at least one performance per quarter.
Be the point person for venue relations.
Arranging and confirming PA system and audio requirement.
Communicate logistics to band members.
Support all band members in setting up and breaking down performances.
Document (photo and/or video) performances to be used on social media.

Production, Outreach and Promotion
Support all band members as needed at any recording sessions.
Schedule and supervise all artists’ rides to and from venues.
Document (photo and/or video) recording session to be used on social media.
Supervise the development of all band assets (CD’s, Records, merchandise).
Implement Arts of Life branding guidelines and systems.
Collaborate with the design team to produce band assets.

Press Kit
Maintain an updated press kit.
Release all press assets in a timely manner.
Band merchandise
Monitor inventory of all merchandise.
Promote and sell band merchandise at band and AofL events.
Supervise and facilitate the production of merchandise.

Collaborate with communications team to build and maintain a fan base.
Keep all band social media outlets up to date.
Coordinate website updates related to the band, ensuring that new, consistent information is regularly posted and updated.
Supervise the development and maintenance of the band’s blog posts.

You are the main liaison between the band and the studio staff.  You should expect to work collaboratively with both and facilitate a strong working relationship.
Schedule and facilitate monthly band meetings.
Meet with Arts Coordinator monthly.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Behaviors:
A working knowledge of being in a band.
Experience working with people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
Experience with photography, video, and digital photography software a plus.
Proficient using MAC platforms and Google docs.
Working knowledge of social media platforms and website blog posts.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Valid driver’s license.

Hourly compensestion: $12/hr

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