Music Talent Buyer
3S Contemporary Arts Space, Inc.Portsmouth, NH
Part Time Job
3S Artspace seeks highly motivated candidates to help 3S Artspace curate an exceptional line-up of musical performances that speak to our audience and mission. Candidates with relationships with agents, musicians, venues, and promoters; keen insight into the Portsmouth/regional market; and exceptional organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills are encouraged to apply. Must be resourceful, with a can-do positive attitude and a passion for music and the arts while maintaining an objective perspective on venue fit.
The 3S Talent Buyer is a part-time position reporting to the Executive Director and working in close collaboration with the Director of Operations and Marketing Manager. The position focuses primarily on concert booking (touring, regional, and local) for our dynamic and flexible performance venue (200 cap seated, 400 cap standing).
The ideal candidate has a discerning knowledge of independent and/or emerging musical talent, respect and enthusiasm for the mission and vision of 3S Artspace, and a desire to positively contribute, through thoughtful curation and evaluation, to the overall development of our non-profit organization and the audience we serve. This position, like all of our positions, is an ambassador for our multidisciplinary, contemporary arts organization.
Oversee music curation at 3S Artspace: Ensure that proposed acts align with 3S mission goals, attendance goals, and revenue goals;
Manage talent buying/booking: Initiate holds, negotiate offers, and execute contracts. Coordinate with support of the 3S staff, the overall advancement of the show. Ensure accuracy and internal communication of hospitality, tech riders, and settlement.
Prepare vet sheets for evaluation prior to formal offers: genre, projected attendance, routing, production costs, etc.
Support Event Promotion: acquire and share accurate and compelling collateral in a timely manner to optimize sales
Collaborate with team on series development: exploring ways to enrich and differentiate the artist and audience's concert experience
Track, evaluate, and communicate performance data: actively participate in the monitoring and evaluation of music performance at 3S, with an eye on better understanding current market trends and audience development opportunities.
Maintain database of performer, promoter, and agency contacts: from holds, offers, and deposits- to contracts and settlement sheets, the 3S talent buyer will keep accurate, organized, and transparent records. The full team relies on up-to-date access to holds and confirmed events.
Depending on the employment nature of the right candidate (remote or on-site), there may be additional day-of-show responsibilities
3S Artspace may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description
Extensive industry contacts and relationships
Bachelor's Degree in Arts Administration or related field
Proficiency with CRM databases, ticketing software, Google Suite, and ability to adapt to new technologies with ease
Exceptional interpersonal skills, allowing for ease and clarity of communication with staff, agents, performers, and managers
Proficient spreadsheet and budgeting skills
Familiarity with and understanding of the community and region
Capacity to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
Flexible, positive attitude. Committed to contributing to a supportive and fun work environment.
Reliable attention to detail
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to work 10-20 hours per week
Availability on nights and weekends a plus
Discretion, confidentiality, and sound judgment
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and a sample of past curation work to Beth Falconer. No phone calls.
3S Artspace is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
We highly encourage those traditionally underrepresented in our industry to apply
Willing to consider remote working arrangement based on applicant's location, experience, and demonstrated understanding of the Seacoast market
Part-time position, requiring an estimated 10-20 hours per week, depending on nature of position (in-person or remote). Salary commensurate with experience, $20-30/hr range.
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