About the job
The business office of one of the world’s leading classical singers seeks a bright, organized Business Manager/Administrator to provide proactive and highly effective administration in all aspects of the artist’s engagements and independent projects, including worldwide concerts, media projects and non-profit work.
The full-time position is based in New York, reports directly to Artist, and offers a competitive pay and excellent possibilities for career advancement.
- Maintain and coordinate Artist’s calendar (concerts, rehearsals, teaching, media, meetings and travel). Oversee the execution of all managerial aspects of each engagement, including contracts, production schedule, PR, payments and travel. Handle all mandatory filings for visas, taxes and royalties.
- Build and maintain relationships vital for Artist’s presence around the world. Coordinate outside expertise, incl. agents, publicists, lawyers and accountants. Serve as a primary liaison to presenters, fans and other entities with which Artist has artistic and business relationships. Oversee the work of a part-time Intern.
- Manage correspondence, notes, research and editing, incl. for 3 separate websites and social media, on behalf of and in collaboration with Artist. Help define projects and goals for independent projects; develop timelines, proposals, contracts and deliverables.
- Plan and implement all office operations and systems. Manage all financial aspects of Artist’s career under supervision of Artist. Ensure secure handling of files and records.
- Regular Monday-Friday office hours at a midtown Manhattan office. Occasional additional evening and weekend hours. Some travel (national and international) required.
- Starting salary: $48,000/year + health insurance, negotiable for an exceptionally well qualified candidate. No overtime compensation. All job related travel and expenses covered.
- 10 days of paid vacation/year in addition to official US holidays.
- Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in music, arts administration or related field. Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience.
- Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. At least basic knowledge of German. One or more additional languages a plus.
- Detailed knowledge of classical music and classical music production, and familiarity with the American and European classical music scenes.
- Considerable skills in project and finance management, marketing and negotiation.
- High level computer skills, incl. experience with Apple Mac computers and all aspects of cloud computing, online communication, file handling and new software.
- Ability to work responsibly, independently and confidentially with all aspects of highly personal information. Appreciation for, understanding of, and sensitivity to the needs of a classical artist on the highest professional level.
- High level of organization. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and deliver accurate and timely work. Proven ability to work under pressure and to improvise and respond to unusual circumstances and requests with a high degree of service and flexibility.
- Ability to interact with individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including VIPs, industry professionals, private contacts and family with tact, diplomacy and discretion.
Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration.