COCO Event Producer





OMPA is the business association for people who create across media and throughout Oregon. Our mission is to support and shape a thriving, diverse, and ever-expanding industry for creators in this community by:

  • Shaping Policy: We are the collective voice of the creative industry at the city, county and state levels. We work to secure policies that create jobs, equity and economic growth in Oregon’s creative industries.

  • Growing Community: We bring together Oregon’s creators to help them expand their professional networks and discover new opportunities at every stage of their careers.

  • Providing Resources: We are the trusted source of information and resources to help you succeed in your career

We value team members who help bring our mission to life through excellence, authenticity, compassion, passion, creativity and collaboration. OMPA is also looking for team members who are interested and engaged in rethinking the culture of our industry, with equity as a guiding principle.

OMPA is a small organization powered by the passionate, committed members of this local community. We are a place where you can be part of something bigger and create meaningful change right here for media creators in Oregon.

Creatives of Color Oregon (aka COCO) is a regular event for creatives of color to connect, learn and grow. The program looks to open the doors to traditionally underserved communities to learn new skills, collaborate and inspire one another, and connect to employment opportunities. COCO creates an inclusive environment where diverse content creators can come together and succeed.

We have hosted various versions of Creatives of Color Oregon since 2019 including two largely attended in person events pre-pandemic, to monthly small Zoom events dedicate to creatives of color meeting and supporting one another through early pandemic challenges, to quarterly or semi-annual virtual events incorporating professional development topics and panels. You can see some recent recordings of events here:


The COCO Event Producer is responsible for creating, planning and executing COCO events. This is a contract based position with an opportunity for growth.

This is a contract position with stipend ranging from $500-1000 per event.

Opportunity for growth and future projects.


  • Organize 3 in-person COCO events (20-40 hours planning per event) and potentially 1-2 virtual events.

  • Secure a venue and all related A/V, seating and other event supplies necessary.

  • Develop event concepts and find presenters/speakers that relate to the COCO Event focus.

  • Find sponsors to cover meals and other event costs.

  • Identify and work with partners to expand the impact and reach of COCO.

  • Collaboratively work with staff, volunteers and presenters to coordinate a robust event.

  • Facilitate the event volunteer team such as those managing checkin, photography, video recording, etc.

  • Manage event budget and hire contractors as needed including ASL interpreters.

  • Collaborate with and support OMPA’s grantwriter.

  • Assist with marketing for COCO Events including creating the event title, writing event copy and collecting imagery as well as publishing on various channels.

  • Collect community feedback and create and adapt COCO offerings based on that feedback. Conduct surveys of past events.

Additional requirements:

  • Abide by our values of and culture of inclusivity and act as models of these traits within the community.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the activities of the association and where COCO Aligns.

  • Actively, professionally, and enthusiastically advocate, support, and enhance the mission and public image of the association and the industry.

  • Professionally express one’s opinion and encourage other perspectives and points of view.


  • Experience in successfully organizing events.

  • Holistic, strategic thinker and problem solver with the ability to add value to the creation of the association’s mission, vision, and the strategic direction of the association.

  • Commitment to ethics, diversity, equity, inclusion, civility, collaboration and regional representation.

  • Inclusive and collaborative working style that challenges status quo and garners respect.

  • Able to work professionally, collaboratively and responsively with all levels of individuals across the association and with external partners.

  • Effective presenter and communicator, written and verbal; comfortable participating in complex discussions.

  • Strong leadership, strategic thinking and execution, decision-making, team- and relationship-building, communication and presentation, creativity thinking and integrity.

Additional qualifications and experience that is valuable:

  • Previous nonprofit or association experience.

  • Experience participating on and/or interacting with association committees.

  • Knows how to work with a lean budget to create a successful event.

  • Past fundraising experience in any of the following: events, sponsorship, grants, individuals, etc.


OMPA envisions the creation of an equitable media and creative arts industry. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and thriving organization for our community. We welcome members of all populations especially, but not limited to religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


OMPA is a small organization powered by the passionate, committed members of this local community. We are a place where you can be part of something bigger and create meaningful change right here for media creators in Oregon.


Send resume and cover letter to Nisha and Adrienne, COCO Hiring Committee at: We are soliciting applications through Friday, March 31, 2023

Do you have an open position you'd like to list on our site and in our weekly member email?