Job Opportunity: Event Producer

by Bella Napier

MAD is seeking an experienced Event Producer who will be responsible for a series of events to launch VILD MAD. Working with the MAD team, you will be tasked with proposals, content development, execution, and evaluation, along with creating and reconciling budgets. The Event Producer will be the production lead for a festival in late August 2017 that includes: a week of 50 foraging trips in and around Copenhagen; cooking demonstrations, talks, stalls, and live music in a public and family-friendly outdoor setting; and an outdoor communal meal for 300 people.


  • Accountable for the quality of all deliverables and performance throughout the duration of the production.
  • Collaborate with program management to set, communicate and maintain the project vision, timeline, priorities, and budget, working back from key deliverable dates.
  • Manage all aspects of festival including budget, vendor and partner relationships, AV, technical and logistical run of show, permitting, food and beverage, staffing, and venue.
  • Develop and oversee the project plan, ensuring that all deliverable deadlines are met.
  • Report financial and project status on a bi-weekly basis to program management.
  • Post-event evaluation and analysis.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in large scale event production, preferably in Copenhagen
  • Experience in front or back of house restaurant roles is a plus; a natural sense of hospitality
  • Willing to roll up his/her sleeves to get the work done or go the extra mile; cool under pressure
  • Fluent in Danish and English; international experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with gastronomy and the food industry, and pre-existing network of contractor support to fill in program needs in Denmark is a plus
  • Self-starter, highly organized, and able to work well with all levels in the organization
  • Proficient in all MS Office programs, Adobe Suite, and CRM platforms

The Event Producer will join a dynamic team that shares the pace, creativity, curiosity, and standards of excellence of the noma kitchen, and that brings a diversity of thought and of backgrounds to a lively communal table. The position is in Copenhagen, based in the MAD Offices. Our pay rates are competitive, and the period of employment is May to September 2017, with an ideal start date of May 1. We imagine this as a part time role, moving into full time as the event approaches.

How to apply:

Send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected].



About MAD:

MAD (taken from the Danish word for “food”) is a nonprofit organization that brings together a global cooking community with a social conscience, a sense of curiosity, and an appetite for change.

Chef René Redzepi began MAD as a two-day symposium in 2011. Three hundred chefs, restaurateurs, waiters, and writers gathered in a red circus tent in Copenhagen to discuss the future of food. Today, MAD connects a global cooking community encompassing chefs and entrepreneurs, farmers and scholars, students and the general public.

Food is inseparable from some of the most pressing global challenges of our time. MAD inspires and educates the cooking community to find creative solutions and make a difference in their restaurants, communities, and the world at large. Through its dynamic network, events, and media, MAD stimulates new conversations and perspectives; nurtures transformative ideas; and galvanizes the creative potential of the global cooking community.

MAD is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations to MAD are deductible under US 501(c)3 law and in the UK through our partnership with the Sustainable Food Alliance. MAD is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.



VILD MAD, a comprehensive and free resource for the public to learn about and sustainably explore wild food, takes root in the philosophy of chef René Redzepi. The initiative comprises two free integrated apps, a curriculum for Danish schools, and food workshops offered by fifty rangers (“naturvejledere”) across Denmark. VILD MAD is a unique collaboration between MAD and several Danish partners, Byhøst, Naturvejlederforeningen, Friluftsrådet, and Supertusch, with the generous support of Nordea-fonden.