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Entertainment Manager For Pacific Pavilion - Shanghai World Expo 2010

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This is another exciting opportunity for a Pacifican at the Pacific Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai - an event that promises to be one of the greatest ever with 70 million visitors expected to pass through its' gates next year.

Shanghai is at the centre of China's stunning economic development and with emerging air links and other opportunities, Expo 2010 is in the right place at the right time to boost the profile of the Pacific's tourism, trade, and cultural strengths.

south-pacific.travel is seeking applications from suitable individuals from the Pacific region to fill the role of Entertainment Manager - managing the 15 member country entertainment programme for the Pacific Pavilion and, the Pacific entertainment programme at the Oceania Square at Expo 2010, Shanghai, from May 1st to October 31st.

The appointed person will be expected to have a proven and solid background in the performing arts, either as an entertainer, musician, artist, teacher or manager. Ten years experience in the field would be preferred and a formal qualification would be an advantage. The entertainment manager will be responsible for managing the performances of all cultural groups engaged by the 15 Pacific country participants at the Pacific pavilion during the 6 month period of this international event.

The groups will range in number from 10 persons to 31 per group per country, with some countries hoping to send a different group each month. Performers will consist of singers and dancers, weavers, carvers, flower makers and other artisans.

The entertainment manager will ensure that rosters are in place for the 12 hour and 7 day operation period of Expo, that attendance of performers is punctual and recorded and that all necessary facilities are in place before and after each performance. Priority will be given to the entertainment programme at the Pacific Pavilion, however Expo Park parades and daily shows will also be organised at the Oceania Square venue in concert with the Events Department. Media experience would also be advantageous to the applicant.

Tasks will include the recording and reporting of entertainers performances and attendances, arranging of National Days entertainment for each country in association with the Pacific pavilion director and the celebrating country, assisting with entertainment promotions within the Pacific pavilion in association with the media and trade workshops, organising entertainment for the pacific pavilion's VIP programme, monitoring the welfare of the performers outside of Expo Park, particularly in their halls of residence. The entertainment manager will report to the Pacific pavilion director. Knowledge of the People's Republic of China and Chinese (Mandarin) language would be an advantage.

Interested parties are invited to submit applications with all relevant details of their entertainment background and qualifications with at least 3 references or names and contact details of 3 referees. The successful applicant is expected to reside in Shanghai from April 25th 2010 to November 5th 2010. All applications should be addressed to:

The Commissioner General of Pacific Pavilion Shanghai Expo C/ south-pacific.travel P O Box 13119 3rd Floor FNPF Place Suva, Fiji Islands,

Or emailed to brganilau@spto.org (please restrict email size to maximum 500kbs).

The applications should be received by close of business on 15th November 2009. The Commissioner General's decision on a successful applicant is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

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