CLIMATE POSITIVE ROAD MANAGER ROLE:

 

Are you inspired by #FireDrillFriday? Are you eager to accelerate climate positive solutions and halt carbon pollution? Crave the opportunity to transform business as usual into wellness as usual? Ready to join a purpose-oriented team? Believe the music industry can be a champion for change?

We are looking for a Road Manager to lead climate positive behavior change initiatives among the production and tour crews with musical artists and live events. The Road Manager will use our environmental tour management tools to support each crew in identifying and implementing climate positive solutions.

WHO WE ARE:

Effect Partners works with musicians, athletes and brands to accelerate climate positive solutions. We’ve dedicated our focus to progressive environmental solutions for thirty years. We are known for our work in the music industry, where we have pioneered environmental best practices for Grammy-winning artists and spearheaded iconic, impactful campaigns for bands like U2, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson and more.

WHY CLIMATE POSITIVE SOLUTIONS?

We believe every show, everywhere, is an opportunity to invest in climate positive solutions. The climate crisis demands we act with the urgency our planet needs. Each of us needs to take ownership of our everyday decisions and choose to make a positive difference. This means we’re helping touring musicians take responsibility to reduce their environmental impact of what they take from the earth, while also engaging their fans in taking collective action. We don’t seek perfection, but always strive to reach our highest aspirations and we are committed to doing what we can. Because only by working together can we win the fight for a healthy, sustainable planet.

 

THE ROLE:

The Climate Positive Road Manager serves as an embedded crew member with a touring client. The Road Manager is responsible for serving as the dedicated environmental expert on the crew and works closely with various production departments to execute various technical solutions. The Manager works independently in the field, supported by a senior team based at headquarters during the tour operation. While each tour is different, this is a mobile position that requires three to five months on the road and may involve international travel.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKI*NG *FOR:

Work with the Sr. VP of Sustainability to coordinate and confirm the environmental program implementation plan with each tour production department. This includes confirming how Climate Positive Solutions will need to be modified or customized for each functional tour operations area, venues, or vendors during the tour.

  • Serve as the key representative of the Effect Partners brand and on-site sustainability lead for the production crew. Serve as the day-to-day point of contact for event personnel to champion behavior change initiatives and troubleshoot environmental challenges that may arise while on tour including; replacing reusable water bottles, identifying how to recycle unique items, ensuring venue properly handles waste, and more.

  • Advancing program details and logistics with each functional tour operations area, venues, and vendors prior to every event to ensure smooth execution of Climate Positive Solutions. This includes ensuring the proper amount of waste signage and bins will be available, composting services set up, water bubblers for hydration stations in place, the elimination of single-use plastics, delivery details for key supplies load-in details are coordinate and finalized.

  • Responsible to physically set-up all environmental program infrastructures on-site and/or manage the set-up including; water hydration stations, recycling sorting stations, distributing reusable water bottles, collecting guitar strings, and other upcyclables as identified.

  • Serve as the on-site liaison for all environmental partners and environmental fan activations as coordinated by the Effect Partners team.

  • Place educational environmental signage around each event for the crew back-of-house, work with the venue marketing team to promote the environmental work accordingly, and lead work as needed with the Effect Partners graphic designer to create educational signage for each event.

  • Keep accurate and diligent records for all work executed. Examples include all key communications, vendors, and a post event wrap up reports and other identified documentation.

  • Lead the financial settlement process with each venue and/or vendors as needed by working with the Senior Financial Analyst at the close of each event.

  • Position requires up to 100% travel to lead/assist in all event management and execution.
     

WHO YOU ARE:

We are prepared to train an environmentalist to be a touring professional, or to train a touring professional to be an environmentalist, hence the use of “and/or” below:

  • 3-5 years professional experience in a tour project management position, production coordination, or related live event positions AND/OR responsible for leading environmental sustainability initiatives or behavior change initiatives for an organization.

  • A belief in, and genuine passion, for social justice and a sustainable planet AND/OR a belief that the live event and touring industry can and must change to be more environmentally responsible.

  • Ability to authentically engage people on the topic of climate change and/or sustainability.

  • Able to juggle a variety of projects at the same time and thrive when working under pressure with tight deadlines.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating the ability to adjust tone and content to match the recipient and evoke positive responses.

  • Commitment to inclusive and empowering communications. You see all humans as worthy of your time and respect.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with attention to detail with the ability to understand how the big picture connects to the execution of key tactical tasks.

  • Successful track record of working remotely, independently, or outside of a traditional workplace setting, but still functioning as part of a larger team.

  • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of different management levels and function areas/departments to accomplish the tasks at hand.

  • A tenacity in “getting the job done” with a strong work ethic and team player mentality with the ability to work independently, think on your feet, and apply ingenuity to solve problems.

  • Comfort working independently, embracing experimentation, taking initiative, and leading efforts to identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Passionate about creating change and are the type of person who always carries a refillable water bottle and coffee mug.

  • You have a strong interest or are experienced with wellness practices such as meditation, mindfulness, healthy eating, and body movement.

  • Strong competency with Mac iOS platforms, Google Office Suite, AirTable and Slack including the google drive mobile app.

 

OUR TEAM CULTURE:

  • Creativity: you like to make things cool, fun, and engaging — you enjoy being creative and are always thinking of new ways to reach people.

  • Flexibility: On a small team, things can change — often. You are adaptable - your instinct is to support your team no matter what. You are not afraid of working events that may be at night, over weekends or in the middle of holidays.

  • A hustler attitude: you’re a self-starter, you get things done, and you can anticipate what’s next.

  • Push boundaries: Use your creative spirit to consistently explore and define what’s next, what’s possible.

  • Punch above your weight: Embrace being the small, scrappy underdog - never back down, surprise yourself and our partners with the strength of your work.

  • Fight for progress: Show your pride, determination and commitment to progressive solutions in everything you do.

  • Pursue resilient joy: No matter how hard the task or challenging the project, always look for ways to share laughter, love, and fun.

 

If this sounds like you, send your resume and a cover letter that explains your passion for helping accelerate climate positive solutions in the live events and music industry. EOE

Job Type: Contract