Overall Purpose

IMG Artists is looking for a Managerial Associate to assist in the management of Artists, primarily managing the day-to-day administration, enabling the Artist Managers in the team to develop the careers of Artists ensuring their success in a commercial world. This role will also entail the procurement of work visas, organising transportation and accommodation, preparing itineraries and handling other miscellaneous requirements surrounding the servicing of engagements of Artists represented by IMG Artists.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Updating and maintaining an accurate diary for each Artist on Muse (the IMGA database), providing a back-up for managers in case of double bookings or similar and liaising with Artist Managers, Management Associates, Sales Managers, orchestras and other promoters to ensure that all details (times, venues, hotels, internal transportation, flights, paperwork) are correct.
  • Updating and maintaining Artists’ personal calendars.
  • Liaising with orchestras and other promoters to ensure that all the details (times, venues etc.) are correct, arranging all artistic support (page turners, piano tuners, score delivery and similar), and maintaining positive day-to-day contact with the Artists.
  • Liaise with Artists and travel agents to arrange all transportation and accommodations logistics, providing all stakeholders with detailed itineraries for each engagement and providing a reliable service regarding all travel, accommodation and related matters.
  • Authorise the purchase of travel & accommodation for clients and provide accurate information for rebilling their expenses.
  • Provide an immigration and visa advice service to the client list, preparing applications and obtaining additional supporting information from promoters and sponsors.
  • Making and monitoring work permit applications to the Home Office. Liaising with appropriate embassies/consulates to facilitate visas for engagements worldwide as needed.
  • Working with PR or record companies to schedule and administrate interviews and appearances.
  • Create program pages for artist recitals with appropriate notations and approve Presenters’ final program pages.
  • Recording all financial information for each engagement accurately, and processing invoices and other financial documents in conjunction with the accounts department. Producing contracts and invoices and bi-monthly income projections. Liaising with Artists and accountants regarding tax documents, statement questions and ensuring that any fees to be received directly by the Artist have been paid.
  • Assess and edit all contracts and other documents pertaining to each engagement, and process them in conjunction with the Artist Manager.
  • Assisting the Artist Manager in their daily work, providing administrative and secretarial support and deputising for them when necessary, including the booking of travel arrangements for the Artist Manager.
  • To act as the first point of contact for enquiries from members of the public, promoters and Artists themselves.
  • Producing and updating press materials for each Artist, including first drafts of updated biographies, and forwarding them to Sales Managers as required.
  • Updating and maintaining certain areas of the IMG Artists website as relates to the artist list.
  • Occasional weekend or evening work, either related to concert attendance or due to emergencies.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential skills:

  • Intelligent and quick learner with a strong interest in classical music and performing arts.
  • Typing skills and computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and internet.)
  • The ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a heavy workload.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and to complete projects within specified deadlines without supervision.
  • Practical experience of keeping methodical systems and orderly records and files and looking for opportunities to improve processes.
  • Enthusiastic, positive approach to work.
  • The ability to express yourself clearly both in person and in writing.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and ability to demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Ongoing commitment to providing a high quality service to each artist.
  • Ability to interact effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels and with an array of personalities, showing a high degree of empathy.
  • Ability to work successfully and efficiently in close collaboration with others and as part of a team.
  • Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK.

Desirable:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Qualifications in music (or related subject).
  • Experience in booking travel and dealing with visas and work permits and/ or experience in a similar PA/administrative role.
  • Languages, written and verbal, in addition to English are highly desirable.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@imgartists.com quoting ‘Managerial Associate – C&I’ in the subject field.

Closing date for applications: 24th September 2018

In order to concentrate resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Company welcomes and values the benefits of diversity in its workforce and aims to ensure that its staff achieve, as far as is possible, their full potential and that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria.

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