Location – Cambridge Office

Job description

Hazard Chase is seeking a bright, organised and confident individual responsible for carrying out servicing for a group of instrumentalists and conductors.

The position, which will report to two Artist Managers, involves overseeing the preparation period before an engagement to ensure everything runs smoothly. This entails liaising with concert promoters and local agents throughout the world to organise the booking of travel and accommodation, investigating and applying for visas/other documentation on behalf of the artist when needed, requesting and processing contracts, updating biographical and marketing materials, co-ordinating press interviews either directly or through a PR agency, and liaising with publishers regarding sheet music. Assistant Artist Managers are also required to produce detailed schedules/itineraries for artists on a regular basis, ensuring all relevant information is included, such as rehearsal times, dress code, travel information, and contact details. The role also includes assisting the Finance Department, checking invoicing lists and artist statements on a regular basis.

The role involves use of our diary management system, Overture. This requires accurate data entry and amendments, updating company contacts as required, and checking through email correspondence and correctly transferring all required information, including financial data.

We offer many opportunities to attend concerts in the UK and sometimes abroad, therefore some evening and weekend work will be required. Staff members are expected to share general office administration as required.

 

Person specification

Essential

  • Good computer skills and experience working with the Microsoft Suite.
  • Attention to detail/proofreading skills are extremely important in this role, because artists and promoters rely on your accuracy in order for an event to run smoothly.
  • The ability to input data correctly and have a keen eye for inaccuracies and anomalies is essential.
  • Communication is key within artist management, therefore candidates must be able to converse confidently via email, on the phone, and in person with their managers, artists, and promoters around the world.
  • Candidates need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and need to be prepared to take on responsibility and manage their own workload through the use of good time management when receiving requests from numerous sources. This includes being able to look far ahead and work on engagements which may not be taking place for some time, as well as those in the near future.
  • The ability to think of other people and their needs, and being able to put yourself in the artist’s situation and predict what will be important to them and therefore prepare for it.
  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and understanding are necessary when working with a wide variety of people, and a good sense of humour!

 

Desirable

  • A background or degree in classical music is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in classical music management would be an advantage, as well as experience in the office environment.
  • Knowledge/fluency in foreign languages would also be extremely desirable as we work with promoters/venues worldwide.

Salary: minimum £19,000 p.a.
Application deadline: Monday 25th June 2018
Start date: End of August/beginning of September
Contract: full-time, permanent

Please send an application letter and CV to:

Emma Brown, Hazard Chase Ltd, 25 City Road, Cambridge CB1 1DP
Tel: 01223 312400 – emma.brown@hazardchase.co.uk

Job Vacancy – Artist Manager

Vocal Department

Location – Cambridge or London Office

Job description

We are offering a much sought after opportunity for an experienced and dynamic individual to join the team at a high level, in order to expand the Vocal Department and an already well-established roster of singers. This position offers a flexible opportunity for a manager to both work with our current list of artists, whilst having the scope to develop that list to suit their strengths. You would need to be able to work independently and take responsibility for booking the artists at an international level, and would work closely with an assistant to ensure that all bookings run smoothly.

You would be prepared to represent the company as a whole, and we encourage our Artist Managers to travel and attend performances as much as possible in order to build stronger networks and relationships within the wider industry.

 

Person specification

Essential

  • Confidence, professionalism and a pro-active attitude.
  • Experience and knowledge of classical music and the arts, with an already existing presence and network within the industry.
  • Ability to promote clients and negotiate with confidence.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently with an aptitude to prioritise and remain calm under pressure.

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge/fluency in foreign languages would also be extremely desirable as we work with promoters/venues worldwide.
  • A passion for and good knowledge of vocal repertoire.
  • Previous experience in artist management.

Salary: Dependent upon experience

 

Please send an application letter and CV to:

Emma Brown, Hazard Chase Ltd, 25 City Road, Cambridge CB1 1DP
Tel: 01223 312400 – emma.brown@hazardchase.co.uk

Hazard Chase Ltd, incorporated in 1990, is a growing international classical music artist management company with offices in Cambridge and London. With just under 30 members of staff across both offices, all with a passion for classical music, we work as a close team in a supportive and friendly environment.

Whether we have a current vacancy or not, if you have a love of classical music and would like to work within artist management, we would love to hear from you! We are always on the look out for dedicated people to join our team, so please do feel free to send us an application letter and CV to:

Emma Brown, Hazard Chase Ltd, 25 City Road, Cambridge CB1 1DP
Tel: 01223 312400 – emma.brown@hazardchase.co.uk


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