Sciolino Artist Management (SAM) seeks an Associate to provide crucial operations and sales support for SAM’s growing roster of world-renowned soloists, conductors, and chamber ensembles. The Associate works closely with SAM’s Executive Director to accomplish a wide range of tasks pertaining to artist touring.
This is a remote office/work from home position but is only open to candidates living in the greater New York City area who can commit to regular travel to Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Duties and Responsibilities
Principal responsibilities include:
contract generation/review, tracking, and execution
concert servicing: act as primary liaison between the artist, the presenter, and SAM's Executive Director to coordinate and communicate artist's travel logistics, repertoire, and rehearsal schedule. Also responsible for acting on artists’ behalf to plan community engagement events, masterclasses, and artists’ participation at donor events, pre-concert lectures, and other special events as required.
management of artist calendars and company website support
database management support
Additional responsibilities include:
organizational and logistical support for national and regional performing arts conferences
management of artists' publicity materials and digital press kits
interfacing with graphic designers to plan and execute advertisements (print and online) and hard-copy artist flyers
liaising with members of the press and artists’ public relations agents
social media management (facebook and Twitter)
special project support (commissions, CD releases, etc.)
possible travel to local and regional conferences
Required Skills and Qualifications
1-3 years’ experience working in artist management or a related field
a bachelor's degree (minimum)
exemplary organizational skills and ability to effectively multitask
superior written and verbal communication skills
must be a self-starter who thrives in an independent setting
ability to remain calm when faced with multiple deadlines/last-minute tasks
ability to represent the company professionally and confidently on the phone and in meetings with presenters and artists
strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality when working with a high volume of sensitive personal and professional information
a great amount of patience, diplomacy, tact, and a sense of humor
strong knowledge of MS Office, especially Word and Excel, as well as basic understanding of databases and CRM software
ability to legally work in the United States
a background in classical music performance and/or understanding of the demands of a professional performance career
knowledge of orchestral, chamber, and solo repertoire
knowledge of other music genres such as jazz, bluegrass, and/or popular music
experience with contracts and legal language/procedures
knowledge of a foreign language(s) is a plus
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please understand that due to a high volume of applicants, it will not be possible for all applicants to receive a reply. No phone calls please.
About Sciolino Artist Management
Sciolino Artist Management (SAM) is a New York-based artist management firm dedicated to working closely with orchestras, presenters, and festivals to deliver excellent musicianship while meeting their programming and budgetary needs. It represents artists of the highest caliber who perform globally with orchestras and in prestigious recital venues, engaging audiences in both traditional concert settings and through educational activities. Established in 2004, the firm is headquartered on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, with a staff consisting of Marianne Sciolino, Founder and Executive Director; Chester Lane, Director of Communications; and Isaac Bunch, Artist Manager.
Soloists on the SAM roster include Michael Brown and Gabriela Martinez, piano; Amy Porter, flute; José Franch-Ballester, clarinet (the Americas); Francisco Fullana, Tessa Lark, Elena Urioste, and Melissa White, violin; Carter Brey and Nicholas Canellakis, cello.
Ensembles include the Canellakis-Brown Duo (cello & piano); Trio Virado (flute, viola, guitar); and Harlem Quartet (string quartet). Also on the SAM roster are two conductors: David Amado, Music Director & Conductor of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and... the Atlantic Classical Orchestra; and Piotr Gajewski, Music Director & Conductor of the National Philharmonic.