Assistant Director | Make Believe Professionals

Submitted by jgunty on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:35am

We at Make Believe Professionals (MBP) are looking for someone to join our management team! If you have experience with youth/corporate entertainment, booking coordination, & performer management, please consider applying for this position.

Reports to: Company Director (David Ziemba)

Start Date: March 15, 2018 or sooner.

Commitment per week: Half-Time (Approximately 20 hours). Some work can be done remotely; some work must be done at MPB Headquarters (The Emerald Palace) in Bridgeport, Chicago, IL.

Compensation: Weekly salary, commensurate on experience; bonuses for extra projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Getting Started

  • Receive all-around training from the Director & other MBP managers about current company operations & procedures.


Gigs & Performers

  • Assist with fielding booking requests through online forums, emails & calls.
  • Assist with matching performers to specific gigs.
  • Create contracts for customers & performers.
  • Assist with coordinating special needs performers may have for picking up or returning equipment, in collaboration with the Costume Manager (David Medina).
  • Collect signed paperwork packet for each new performer (W9, Performer Manual, Confidentiality Agreement, & Media Release) & archive on Google Drive.  
  • Assist with training & managing performers who we send out for gigs.
  • Periodically update MBP team contact information in master spreadsheet.


Strategic Coordination

  • Maintain communication streams between different company departments (Administrative, Costumes/Gear, Multimedia, & Performers.
  • Coordinate needs between departments & facilitate more efficient use of resources & time across departments.


Finances & Marketing

  • Assist with tracking payments received from clients & payouts to performers or other staff.
  • Assist with records & renewals of company insurance, web hosting, & online memberships.
  • Assist with developing new marketing materials & new strategies for marketing our services. 
Skills & Qualifications: 
  • 3 or more years of prior experience in the field of youth or corporate entertainment, especially with regard to character acting, magic, & variety performance.
  • Excellent verbal, written, & interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to prioritize & efficiently manage multiple tasks while ensuring timely completion of all duties required, in addition to first rate customer service, strong organizational skills & attention to detail. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks, respond to multiple priorities, & meet deadlines with strong attention to detail & quality control.
  • Strong work ethic & the ability to work independently & as a member of a team.
  • High proficiency in documents & spreadsheets (Microsoft Office & Google Drive).
  • Familiarity with social & professional media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • General understanding of human resources practices, finances, & administration.
  • Strong decision-making skills & ability to execute them.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Regular access to a vehicle preferred.  
To Apply: 

Interested applicants, please send cover letter & resume (which may include portfolio by email to no later than February 26, 2017.

Feel free to write with questions before submitting your application. We will contact the top candidates by March 5, 2017 to schedule an interview.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
David Ziemba
Contact Phone Number: 
1 (708) 369-0457