London, United Kingdom
Position type: Permanent
Department: Artist Management
Location: London office (some international travel may be required)
Closing date: 5th January 2020
Intermusica is an award-winning international classical music management agency. We seek not just to represent the world’s greatest artists, but to inspire them to new creative heights. We are constantly exploring what it means to bring classical music to life in the 21st century, driven by our key values: integrity, support, dynamism and innovation.
We offer imaginative, personalised management for over 140 world-class and emerging artists; have more than 30 years’ expertise in international touring; tailor bespoke communications and marketing campaigns; and are an industry leader in film and multimedia in performance. Our first-class roster includes some of the most famous and respected artists performing today.
Founded in 1981 by current Managing Director Stephen Lumsden, Intermusica has a highly experienced and agile workforce of over 50 staff in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Beijing and Shanghai.
About the role
This is a rare opportunity for a confident, experienced and resourceful Associate Artist Manager to join Intermusica’s renowned Artist Management department. The successful candidate will primarily work alongside a leading and much-respected Artist Manager within the industry to support the management of one of the world’s finest and most sought-after artists. Therefore, we are seeking someone with first-class organisational skills, who is adept at working under pressure and managing the logistics involved with ever-changing schedules, overseas’ travel and high-profile engagements. An understanding of classical music is essential, as well as emotional maturity and the ability to develop excellent working relationships. This is a challenging, yet hugely rewarding role for the right candidate.
- Manage the diaries of high-profile artists, liaising with a variety of external contacts (including promoters, venues, other artists and agents) to arrange logistical aspects of engagements
- Under the close guidance of the Artist Manager, drive sales by producing sales materials, contacting promoters by phone/email/in person, negotiating fees and programmes, providing sales briefings to promote their roster. Represent Intermusica at meetings with promoters at home or abroad, and other sales-related tasks.
- Oversee initial checking and prompt processing of contracts; negotiate contract changes as required; understand audio-visual rights, coordinate agreement of rights with recording companies if necessary.
- Negotiate fees in the company’s and artists’ best interests (with guidance from Artist Manager)
- Partner with the finance team to prepare financial paperwork (invoices, statements etc.) and to ensure prompt payments to artists and to Intermusica.
- Support tax applications by initiating and/or assisting where necessary.
- Manage travel and accommodation for artists including researching and booking trips, as well as processing visa and work permit arrangements as required.
- Partner with Intermusica’s Communications & Marketing department on a variety of promotional materials, keeping clients’ pages on the company’s website up-to-date with concert listings, recordings, reviews etc.
- Collaborate with record labels and/or PR agencies, to co-ordinate promotional activity.
- Represent Intermusica at concerts and industry events, both in the UK and other countries.
- Maintain a thorough knowledge of artists’ careers and the promoters that we deal with.
- Organise (where required) travel/hotel/meetings/concert tickets for the Artist Manager.
You will be/have:
- Graduate calibre with significant administrative experience in a comparable field, ideally Artist Management
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with artists, promoters and colleagues, using tact and discretion at all levels
- Resilient and calm under pressure, with the ability to multitask and deal with conflicting priorities in a frequently fast paced environment
- An understanding of forward planning and skilled in managing scheduling challenges with prior experience of diary management and organising international travel
- A team player who builds trust by being solutions-focused and accountable for their work
- The ability to work to deadlines and an excellent eye for detail
- A proactive team player who demonstrates a positive and flexible approach
- Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office
- A strong interest in and understanding of classical music, with the desire to learn new skills and expand your knowledge of the classical repertoire
- Fluent or proficient in a second language
- Prior experience of Overture (agency software)
- Prior experience of Concur (expense management service)
Applicants are required to satisfy Intermusica that they are authorised to live and work in the UK.
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