HarrisonParrott seeking Senior Artist Manager (Maternity Leave: possibility of permanent contract)

The position is full time and flexible – HarrisonParrott has offices in London, Paris, Munich and Madrid and supports remote working globally

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ABOUT US

This is an opportunity to join a well-established and respected artist and project management agency. Innovation, expertise and responsiveness have been the hallmarks of HarrisonParrott ever since its foundation in 1969 when Jasper Parrott and Terry Harrison pioneered a new approach to artist and project management and today, that restless and challenging spirit is as strong as ever.

We have more than 70 employees who speak over 11 European languages as well as Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian and Korean. We have offices in London, Munich, Paris and Madrid, and while our main focus is classical music, we also work with other art forms, including ballet and theatre, and have an in-house boutique agency, Polyarts, that manages artists from a wider range of music genres. We seek people who match our ambition and who are keen to play a key role in the future of the Arts

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JOB PURPOSE

We are looking for an internationally experienced Artist Manager ideally with at least 5-8 years’ experience in the field (other relevant experience may be considered) for a maternity cover for the 23/24 season.

This role will involve front line responsibility for the strategic management of a portfolio of instrumentalists and conductors– being the primary contact point between them and international orchestras, festivals and other presenters, record companies, PRs and other senior industry executives.

This Senior Manager will have responsibility for devising, alongside each artist and where appropriate with support from other industry professionals / HarrisonParrott Director(s), the various strategies necessary for each artist’s worldwide career development: i.e. will be responsible for delivery of what needs to be done, when and how, and in liaison with whom – covering strategic marketing, sales, negotiations of fees, rights and conditions, PR, digital and print media and all aspects of an artist’s worldwide career development.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate a good level of commercial / broad business awareness, and will be able confidently to participate in/contribute to the development of HarrisonParrott’s broader portfolio of activities including cultivation of new geographical markets, international touring of orchestras and ensembles, consultancies, promotion, shared risk ventures and other entrepreneurial activities.

This Senior Manager may also be responsible for effective management of one or more Associate Managers and/or Artist Coordinators.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

Associate Artist Managers and Artist Coordinators, Artist Managers, Touring Team, Associate Directors, Directors, Marketing and Communications Team, Finance Team (including CFO) and COO andamp; General Counsel.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Career planning:

- Act as a key point of contact with assigned artists.

- Work with Director(s) on the formulation of a strategic plan of performances, recordings and (where relevant) MD positions for the development of an artist’s career (including repertoire, venues, orchestras etc).

- Maintain awareness of the progress of an artist’s performance through concert attendance, reading reviews and discussion with the artist and promoters and provide internal progress reports, briefings and management career projections.

- Working with the Assistant Artist Managers and Artist Co-ordinators to ensure they:

- Maintain the computer diary of each artist and finalise details of each engagement.

- Collate and complete/update recording of information on dates, venues, fees, times of rehearsals and concerts.

- Co-ordinate rehearsal orders, call times, meetings with conductors.

- Check repertoire details including versions/editions, language, string strengths and instrumentation.

- Decide requirements for work permits and/or visas, and make the necessary applications where necessary.

- Decide detailed requirements for piano, page turner, piano tuning, complimentary tickets, dress requirements, interviews/press activities etc necessary to the engagement and make suitable arrangements.

- Arrange artists national and international travel and accommodation, check final issue of tickets, arrange any necessary local transport, such as collection from airport, transfers between hotel and venue.

- Finalise all details relating to the timing and running order of each engagement and provide final detailed schedule (including travel/accommodation information as relevant) to the artist.

- With strategic guidance and input from Directors where necessary to formulate strategic touring plans, sales of tours and longer-term strategy for clients (including advice on territories, repertoire, venues, soloists etc).

- Identify and recruit both new client signings (established and developing) and potential new employees.

Contracts:

- Negotiate/advise on contract terms, ensure fee negotiations are finalised, process and manage the issuing and finalisation of contracts.

- Ensure there is effective liaison with the Accounts department on all matters relating to timely accounting to artists, commission, and tax arrangements.

- Assist in the administration of contracts which are non-specific to engagements, such as recording and TV contracts, music directorships.

- Negotiate/advise on contract terms for consultancy contracts with specific emphasis on the touring part included in the consultancy if included.

Financial Administration:

- Ensure financial information on artist diary system is maintained (including amounts to be charged to promoter for travel and accommodation) and outstanding fee negotiations followed up on a timely basis.

- Supervise the review of promoter invoices and monthly commission statements to ensure correct and complete.

- Supervise the liaison with promoters and HP accounts department regarding Social Security payments, tax waivers and withholding tax arrangements.

- Supervise the processing of incoming royalty statements and other correspondence relating to incoming monies.

- Keep track of timely payment of artists’ fees, and supervise the checking of deductions of tax, social security etc by promoters.

- Supervise the provision of any comprehensive details needed for artist tax returns and ensure liaison with accounts is happening (but nb we do not provide tax advice)

- Ability to produce accurate projections, budgets and other financial information in order to ensure both the Company’s finance team and artists/orchestras are fully informed.

Sales, Marketing and PR:

- Establish and build relationships with promoters/orchestras.

- Contribute to and support the general marketing strategy and effort.

- Procure and negotiate engagements to implement the agreed career plan strategy for artists and orchestras.

- Supervise the assessment and presentation of reviews of recordings and performances, and track that foreign reviews are obtained where relevant.

- Liaise with co-ordinators and supervising manager to identify and submit copy to the Marketing Manager for company website news, including the weekly news, biographies, discographies and repertoire lists and ensure accurate reproduction by promoters.

- Supervise the maintanance and distribution of artist’s photographs, press material and promotional recordings as required.

- Assistance as needed with other parts of the business and other specific projects where expertise is required (artists and touring).

- Advise artists/orchestras on their marketing, PR and digital strategies to complement their musical identity.

Strategy, Business Development and Entrepreneurship:

- Work with Directors to help define and deliver strategic objectives, for example, identifying targets, gaps in the roster, trends in the industry and developments in global territories.

- Develop tools to maximise effectiveness i.e. sales presentations, reports, new ways of presenting artists, orchestras and projects.

- Identify possible new projects for the wider company.

- Act as an ambassador for the company

BENEFITS (LONDON – OTHER LOCATIONS WILL VARY)

- 25 days of paid holiday in addition to statutory bank and public holidays.

- Company Pension Scheme (after 3 months).

- Employee Assistance Programme.

- Annual ticket allowance for HarrisonParrott artist events.

- Plus, Somerset House residents’ benefits:

- love Covent Garden Card

- Northbank Privilege Card

- Corporate rate at Waldorf Fitness First

- Community membership rates at King’s College Gyms

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- Covent Garden Physio – Introductory rate: 10% off.

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