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Events Crew MC (Spanish-Speaking), Washington DC

Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024
Sofar is creating space where music matters. Our unique live experiences provide a place for artist discovery, local community and connection in non-traditional, unexpected places across 78 countries and growing. Through our artist services, we provide tools and services for artists to directly connect with fans and build sustainable, creative lives on their own terms.
Our work is largely inspired by our values:
- Creativity: We exist to support artists. We empower everyone in the Sofar community to bring their own creative energy to connect artists and audiences.
- Community: We come together to create the spaces where music matters, intentionally welcoming and respecting all music lovers around the world.
- Joy: We believe in the transformative, unifying, and joyful power of experiencing live music together.
Our global Sofar team is deeply passionate about music and the work we do. When we’re not working, you can probably find us at a live show or telling anyone in earshot about the new song we can’t stop listening to. Discovering and supporting artists gets us out of bed every morning – and knowing that we’re creating memorable, intimate fan experiences worldwide drives our work forward.
The Role
As a Sofar MC, you’ll play an integral role in creating memorable experiences for audiences to discover new amazing artists. You’ll be supporting our artists, creating a personal connection with the audience and opportunities for audience members to interact with the artists and with each other.
Sofar has worked with over 45,000 artists, hosted over 1,000,000 fans at shows around the world and engages with millions more online each month. You will be part of a music-adoring team who are passionate about creating an industry-leading culture that supports artists and introduces their music to new fans.
The applicable wage for this position is $19.00/hour. Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location.

Who you are:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Guide the show and make the audience feel welcome
  • Bring the show to life through audience and artist engagement
  • Be an artist advocate - support the artists, encourage the audience to support, follow and stream the artists
  • Represent Sofar to all artists and audience members
  • Work closely with the Crew team to ensure everything runs smoothly and on time
  • Discover and listen to amazing artists from around the world

What you'll do:

  • You are a charismatic, engaging public speaker and comfortable presenting in front of a live audience
  • Experienced in public speaking and/or presenting live events
  • A musician or experienced in working closely with musicians in a live setting
  • You are reliable and are able to handle high-pressure situations
  • You have super strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, especially in fast-paced situations
  • You have a strong interest in music and genuine connection to supporting artists
  • Must be able to move boxes up to 50 lbs., with or without reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends on occasion must be available
If our mission and job opening resonates, you're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. We are committed to creating a culture of belonging and building a diverse team that reflects a variety of lived experiences, perspectives, and skills.