Events Artist Relations Manager

Events Artist Relations Manager


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100


Commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the college salary plan. All WCC positions are subject to budget approval.



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, August 4, 2017
Closes: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Target Start Date

Friday, September 1, 2017

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Executive Director of Events & Hospitality

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum five years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Position Description

Responsible for all selection, negotiating, contracting, programming, logistics, and communication with all artists appearing at MerleFest. In addition, support Walker Events Specialist with Walker Center programming.

Job Duties:

o Responsible for all booking, contracts, scheduling, credentials, hospitality, Hotel, travel, and all detail associated for all artists and production for MerleFest.
o Provide supporting role and consultation for contracting Walker Events and School shows once committee has selected shows and obtained a verbal agreement.
o Responsible for artist and production database management and execution for all WCC Events, festivals, school shows, development events, etc.
o Responsible for input of all hotel data into Festival Planner. 
o Responsible for gathering all promotional materials (artist bios, photos, etc.) for all artists and forwarding to Marketing for developing promotional pieces per timeline.
o Works with school system to coordinate festival outreach programs in the schools for MerleFest.
o Contract judges and emcees for all events. Ensure Emcee announcements are current and correct.
o Assists in selection, ordering, and sales of products for artists related sales; and assists with on-site management of merchandise sales in MerleFest mall.
o Assists with development of music projects and new technology (i.e. WNCW, etc.) to support MerleFest and WCC events.
o Represent WCC Events at selected professional conferences, concerts, festivals, etc. to network and search for talent as directed by Executive Director.
o Monitors and reports to Executive Director on artist relations issues and trends from web and other forums.
o Serves as captain of the MerleFest Programming Team.
o Responsible for leading schedule for production meetings to advance all Walker shows. 
o Serves on Walker Events team and other teams/committees as designated by Executive Director.
o Other duties as specified by supervisor.

How to Apply

Please apply on-line at

Job Post Contact

Sherry Cox