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MiamiArtsJobs: Talent Buyer/Booker

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Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 786-468-2000
Web Site: www.arshtcenter.org

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Talent Buyer/Booker


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Miami, FL, United States



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Job Description:

About You
Motivated and passionate about live entertainment. Driven, reliable, and responsible with an entrepreneurial spirit. Innovative, resourceful, and forward thinking. Someone who will go the extra mile and thrives in high-pressure situations.
Basic Function
The Talent Buyer/Booker contributes to developing and implementing a comprehensive and coherent program of popular presentations for the Center. This may include but is not limited to genres such as multicultural popular concerts, dance and jazz. Such programming may take the form of a regular series and/or annual patterns of presentation, recurrent or “one-off” festivals and occasional single events and may extend to the creative use of electronic media and other emerging technologies. Ongoing communication with other major performing arts centers, artist managements and commercial and not-for-profit partners will be a key aspect of this position.  The Talent Buyer/Booker will be responsible for working with local, national and international artists on events of different scales and scopes.  Throughout, the Talent Buyer/Booker will be expected to identify suitable product, develop and manage supporting budgets and facilitate selected shows from contract negotiation through settlement, as well as artist and production coordination and final presentation.
  • Work with the Vice President, Programming and Senior Director, Programming to create diverse programs for the Center that fulfill its mission and are financially sustainable.
  • Negotiate contracts for presentations with creative teams, agents, et al.
  • Direct and oversee programming show budgets.
  • Strengthen the institutional positioning of the Center in the South Florida region, nationally, and internationally, developing the reputation of the Center within the arts and wider communities, producing, and presenting organizations and creative talent.
  • Work with the entire Programming Department and other pertinent departments to plan and present varied programming.
  • Perform related and other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Programming and Senior Director, Programming.
Note: This position requires flexibility in scheduling the workday, as this position requires irregular hours and may require occasional travel.

Job Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in contracting and working with performing artists, artist management, and project management.
  • Establish, build, and maintain positive relations with agents, managers, and industry representatives locally and nationally for booking possibilities.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the arts field with a focus on programming.
  • Strong administrative, negotiation and budgeting skills.
  • Proficient in both technology and finance.
  • Excellent written, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Adaptable, strategic, and organized thinking
  • A collaborative, team-oriented nature                  
  • Understanding of the resources at hand to facilitate the work.
  • Bilingual and multi-cultural familiarity.
  • Knowledge of multiple genres/disciplines within performing arts and entertainment with a strong understanding of acts that can play 200 – 2400 capacity venues.
  • Strong understanding of the role of Center as it relates to the local, national and international market.
  • Understanding of how to function effectively in a multi-ethnic work environment and community.
  • Working knowledge of marketing, advertising, and social media strategy
  • Knowledge of Tessitura and/or Artifax software is a plus 
Personal Characteristics
The Talent Buyer/Booker should have the following qualities:
  • Integrity, tact, and diplomacy
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Advanced emotional intelligence
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated; high energy level
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Collaborative work style
  • Can work long hours on nights and weekends without difficulty
 Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, communicate, and use repetitive motions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may frequently lift and or move 25 pounds of materials.
  • The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from multiple people and interact with the public and other staff.
Suggestions for candidates and expressions of interest should be addressed to:
Email: resumes@arshtcenter.org, with Talent Buyer/Booker on search in the title line.
Note: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Adrienne Arsht Center as the requirements of the job change.
The Adrienne Arsht Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to being an inclusive workplace and strongly believes in the importance of having a diverse group of individuals represented both onstage and off.

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