JOBS

THE RESISTANCE REVIVAL CHORUS SEEKS NY-BASED TOUR MANAGER:

 

Who we are:

The Resistance Revival Chorus (RRC) is a collective of more than 60 women and non-binary singers who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. Chorus members are touring musicians, film and television actors, Broadway performers, solo recording artists, gospel singers, political activists, educators, filmmakers, artists, and more, representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds, and activist causes. We center women and non-binary folks in music, and address how historically marginalized women have been in the music industry. The great artist and activist Harry Belafonte once said, “when the movement is strong, the music is strong” and we attempt to live up to that call. The RRC calls for justice and equity for women, and all humans, across racial, ethnic, economic, sexual identity and religious lines. We aim to be intersectional in our feminism and reveal that all social justice issues overlap heavily with women’s issues; to harness the collective power of women to help change the world; to celebrate each other through song; to embrace Toi Dericotte’s idea of “joy as an act of resistance.”

 

Job Description:

The tour manager is responsible for advancing all logistical details for paid gigs, at home and on the road, both with external venue partners and internally within the chorus, and handling all chorus needs while on the road. The chorus is a part-time source of work for our members who are part of many different full-time fields and tours outside of NYC usually consist of bus trips at back-to-back gigs, rarely more than two overnights. Occasionally air travel is required but the bulk of our gigs are at "home" and do not require booking travel. 

 

Role + Responsibilities:

 

  • Advancing logistics with venue contacts and musical director

  • Managing allotted finances and budgeting for each show 

  • Booking transport, accommodation, and adjacent services and managing this in real time while on tour

  • Managing RSVPs from the chorus for each show

  • Planning and disseminating in-depth itineraries, making sure all chorus members have accurate and up-to-date information

  • Collaborating with security staff, marketers, and venue operations teams.

  • Overall great communication and remaining highly accessible to chorus members

  • Occasionally manning merchandise sales before and after performances

 

Requirements:

 

  • Must live in NYC

  • The most important skills are ability to plan ahead, organization, attention to detail, and good communication skills.

  • Formal training in events coordination is ideal, experience as a tour manager is preferred but not mandatory

  • Security-conscious and highly professional

  • Comfortable managing high-budget tours

  • Polished logistical and problem-solving methods

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Team player; role overlaps with management, booking agency, musical director and our social media marketing staff 

  • Ability to anticipate and manage performing artists' needs on and off stage

  • Flexible and creative-solution oriented 

  • Patience and ability to remain calm while handling last minute requests or shifting logistics while on the road at live events 

 

Compensation: TM will receive a $500 fee per show/performance date (this includes all pre-performance advance communications and planning). 

 

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter, or email inquiry to Ginny Suss the RRC manager: ginnysuss@gmail.com, and include your social media handles.