Job Summary

Our client in the music and entertainment industry is urgently seeking to fill the role of Bookings & Artist Manager based at their offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Purpose:
Bookings, and management of label artists

Roles & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the CEO, your roles and responsibilities will include:

1.Bookings Management

a.    Reactive Booking

•    Timely response to promoters and talent buyers for requested and upcoming performances and/or/tours/festivals etc.;
•    Contracting and scheduling all appearances;
•    Aim to maximize yield in every event;
•    Negotiating deal points off the company’s standard performance agreement, tech. & hospitality riders and touring agreements;
•    Timely booking of flights and venue management with the Tour Manager;
•    Coordinating with venue management to ensure the company is well settled in every event;
•    Preparation of any required proposals i.e. (legal obligations; departmental budgets);
•    Liaising with legal to ensure all agreements meet industry standards;
•    Coordinating with the artist to customize their performance and touring needs.

b.    Bookings Management - Proactive Booking
•    Identifying new performance opportunities;
•    Building relationships with promoters, venues, festivals and booking agents;
•    Build a database of relevant industry partners, promoters, festivals, venues and booking agents;
•    Conceptualization and management of both local and international tours;
•    Promotion of artist products and services;
•    Post-Event evaluation

2.Event and Stage Management
•    Manage and supervise the work of the Stage Management team, to schedule event timelines;
•    In consultation with the stage crew and event Manager, liaise with the company, creative team and production departments to co-ordinate rehearsals including the running of all technical rehearsals;
•    Supervise stage preparation including unloading, setup and positioning of concert stage elements, such as instruments, equipment, graphics and background sets;
•    Ensure artist hospitality and tech riders are adhered to;
•    Supervise and confirm sound check to the company’s standards;
•    Liaise with security and event production to prevent security problems or safety hazards;
•    Co-ordinate with visual production manager to film performances for our catalogue and reviews;
•    Plan regular show review meetings

3.Artist Management
•    Artist schedule preparation and update
•    Ensure artist performance and appearance revenue schedules are prepared
•    Artist bookings data
•    Co-ordinate artist affairs with all other departments – Content; Finance; Production and Creative
•    Prepare artist release schedules

4.  Public Relations
•    Oversee PR Strategy design and Timeline Plan (Out-sourced)
•    PR Contact list/Media List (Get Data from PR Company and review and interpret findings)
•    Oversee PR Campaign design for each artist (6-month plan), adjusted and quarterly
•    Oversee and confirm PR plans for the releases (EP’s and Singles)
•    Liaison between label and outsourced PR Team

Desired Skills & Experience
•    Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Communications/PR or related field.
•    3-5 years’ experience in a music industry environment;
•    Up to date knowledge of the entertainment Industry and trends;
•    People skills;
•    Perform under extreme pressure and tight deadlines.
•    General usage of PC and technology gadgets

Core Competency Requirements
•    Proven experience of working to strict deadlines and excellent organizational skills;
•    Excellent IT skills; must be proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook;
•    Experience of working on own as well as part of a team;
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
•    Ability to work in a pressure intensive environment;
•    Recognizable management skills.

Net Salary
This role attracts a gross salary of Ks.50,000.00 If you feel you meet the requirements of this role, please feel free to apply with your updated CV not later than 29th October 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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