We’re recruiting for a new Artist Manager to join our team based in Smithfield, EC1.
The role is wide-ranging, with involvement in every stage of the development of our artists while they are on the two-year CMF Artist Programme. The post-holder will get to know the artists personally over this period, supporting them from the day they perform in their live audition through CMF recitals and external concerts, photoshoots, CD and video recordings, commissions and other projects. The Artist Manager will also produce marketing materials and liaise with promoters, venues and festival directors, arranging contracts, negotiating fees, producing programmes and schedules.
Experience in classical music management or administration is essential. Computer skills are required, including Microsoft programmes. The ability to edit websites and use design software is desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, multi-tasking and prioritising the workload, but will also be part of a close-knit team on a daily basis. Communication is central to the role, face-to-face, by telephone and email, and the post-holder will need to be confident and effective in these skills. Attention to detail is a key requirement, to ensure accurate record keeping, invoices and budgets. We encourage all team members to attend artists’ concerts as much as possible and build networks within the industry, and this can result in long days.
Reports to: Dr Clare Taylor, Managing Director, City Music Foundation
Full time, permanent role (with probationary period)
Salary £25,000 to £34,000 depending on experience
To degree level or beyond, via university or conservatoire
A genuine and in depth knowledge of and enthusiasm for classical music (and jazz too if possible) and the performing arts
A confident, outgoing and empathetic manner when dealing with people
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with ability to nurture relationships with artists as well as external stakeholders
The ability manage a diverse and rapidly changing workload and to work well under pressure and flexibly when required (including evenings and weekends)
Ability to work autonomously when required, whilst remaining a team player and communicating fully with colleagues, sharing work when appropriate.
Attendance at CMF events helping with the physical work as required
Accurate IT skills, including Microsoft, Office, and preferably website admin and design software.
Ability to create marketing and communications materials and develop sales and PR strategies
An understanding of budget management and financial control
Previous substantive employment within the music industry in artist management or administration
Experience of event management with professional musicians and other events
Experience of working with a range of people of all ages and backgrounds, especially artists, agents, promoters, festivals and venues, composers
To apply please email a letter and an up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: Monday 25th February 10am
Interviews in mid-March. Expected start-date mid-to-late April.