Producer, Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM)

Business Name: Abbe Museum
Date Posted: 4/10/2017 3:30:00 PM
Contact: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
Phone: 207-288-3519
Web Site:


The Producer position focuses on creating and launching the annual Abbe Museum Indian Market (inaugural event is May 18-20, 2018). This position will coordinate the activities, tasks, and events leading up to AMIM and will lead planning efforts with the support of the Abbe team and a volunteer AMIM Committee. The Producer will work closely with the President/CEO and will implement policies established by the President/CEO and the Trustees.

  • Coordination of audio-visual requirements with technical staff; managerial oversight of outside contractors for catering and equipment and prop rentals; and direct responsibility for running the front-of-house at events including oversight of performers, box office, and ushers.
  • Manage the application process for AMIM (goal of 200+ participating artists selected, 300+ applications mailed each year). Track booth contracts and payments. Ensure accuracy of tribal designations for all artists’ listings associated with Intertribal in print and web media. Serve as the artists’ primary contact and maintain good relations with the artist community.
  • Manage expenses for production of AMIM and assist with the development of strategies for revenue generation from the event. This includes working with advancement team to identify sponsorship opportunities and actively seeking corporate partners. Seek in-kind donors and contributors for identified resources.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of public programs that augment AMIM, leading up to the event and during the event.
  • Collect marketing materials on performers and presenters. Assist with writing marketing summaries. Check all marketing materials for factual accuracy (dates, times, spelling of names).
  • Make public presentations to encourage awareness, visitation, and support of AMIM. Actively seek partnerships with affiliate organizations to participate and assist with AMIM.
  • Maintain master record archive for AMIM and provide evaluation at conclusion of the event.
  • Participate in the Indian Market Consortium, network,


Skills: Excellent planning and communication skills, including writing and editing. The successful candidate must also have the highest standards of integrity, must be outgoing, self-starting, well-organized, tactful, detail-oriented, innovative and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines. Business acumen is a plus.
Institutional Expectations: Every employee participates as a team member. Every employee is cognizant of our fundraising needs and is involved in the process.

  • Experience in managing large-scale events, theater arts, or museum studies
  • Familiar with event production (front of house, back of house, talent management, and catering) and public safety responsibility
  • Knowledge of Native American history, culture, and contemporary issues
  • Experience working with the public
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Current driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Availability for evening and weekend work
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally for artist recruitment and research
The following are desired, but not required
  • College graduate with at least three years of experience in non-profit institutions or event planning
  • Experience working with tribal communities
  • Experience with juried art shows and juried competition

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