Artist Representative
July 21, 2011 5:49 PM

Ariel Artists, a Boston-based artist management company (, seeks two new Artist Representatives to represent its exclusive roster of classical and contemporary-classical musicians, one representative working with presenters east of the Mississippi and one working with those west of the Mississippi. The job is part-time and requires 25 hours of work a week per representative. The eastern representative works Monday through Friday from 9am to 2:30pm and the western representative works Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 5pm (both schedules include a half-hour break). Artist Representatives must:

--Maintain detailed knowledge of each roster artist and his/her/their program offerings and touring requirements
--Conduct all personalized correspondence with presenters interested in booking a concert via both telephone and email
--Train and manage an intern during 12-week fall and spring internships
--Maintain artist press kits
--Handle press kit requests and press kit follow-ups
--Expand concert bookings to include satellite events and outreach opportunities
--Negotiate payment and travel/accommodation agreements with presenters
--Schedule and execute time-sensitive follow-ups
--Design/compose HTML promotional mailings in Vertical Response and run mailing campaigns
--Design regional tours of concerts in the same geographical area within the larger concert season
--Maintain database entries of correspondence and upcoming calls scheduled
--Maintain an interest list and an interest map for both current and upcoming season concerts
--Keep a daily log of work accomplished

For qualified applicants with appropriate computer software and quiet home office environments, the job can be done from applicant’s home office. Applicants must live in metro Boston, as significant job training is involved (which takes place in Boston), as interns are from the Boston area, and as the company holds monthly staff meetings in Boston. Applicant must have the following well-maintained and up-to-date equipment in his/her home office:

--PC computer of recent vintage
--reliable high-speed internet connection

Benefits include three weeks of paid vacation annually. Two of the three weeks must take place during the months of June and/or July. The third week’s worth of vacation days can take place any time during the year. All federal holidays are honored (and paid).

An applicant for this position must have a demonstrated interest in artist/music management, as well as knowledge of classical/contemporary music. A bachelor’s degree in any discipline is required. A graduate-level degree in arts management, music management, or arts administration is preferred.

Applicant must demonstrate:

--excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
--ingenuity in problem-solving
--exceptional organizational capacity
--experience in training and managing fellow staff members
--internet savvy including sophistication with website-navigation, Google-search, Google-maps, airline itinerary research, and email-program skills
--sophistication in operating the Open Office equivalents of such programs such as Word, Excel, and Access
--reliability, responsibility, and --self-motivation
--positive attitude and upbeat approach to encountered difficulties

How To Apply:
Please email a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as your qualifications to director(at)arielartists(dot)com. The cover letter should include your compensation expectations and discussion of relevant work experience. In addition, please attach a résumé; a description of previous experience with database systems, Open Office, and Vertical Response (or equivalent email marketing service); a description of your home office; and the names, titles, and contact information of three references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout July. The Artist Representative jobs begin in August, with some amount of paid training (3 hours daily, from 11:30 to 2:30). Full hours begin on September 1. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for an in-person job interview. Please do not contact the hiring party to inquire about your application’s status.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Applicant should include compensation expectations in cover letter. Pay structure will be re-evaluated annually for merit-based bonus or promotion.

About this Organization:
Ariel Artists is a Boston-based artist management company representing a small roster of classical and contemporary-classical musicians who pursue visionary performance projects.

payscale: commensurate with experience
job type: part-time
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