Ariel Artists LLC

P.O. Box 230495
Boston, MA 02123
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Date Posted:
May 04, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Administrative

Type:
Part-Time

PT Managing Director for Classical Music Management Company

Description:

Ariel Artists, a Boston-based artist management company (www.arielartists.com), seeks a part-time Managing Director to steer the company both artistically and operationally during this pivotal moment in the performing arts world. The ideal applicant possesses both powerful artistic vision, as well as demonstrated experience in running a company, including designing growth strategy, directing a road map with bench marks articulated across multiple company branches, soliciting the expertise and empowering the participation of stakeholders (staff, artists, presenting partners, management colleagues), and maintaining a thriving, enriching, mutually respectful company culture.

The Managing Director will report to the company's Founder & Director, and will be responsible for overseeing 3-4 staff members, contractors, and interns working in booking, concert advancing (tour managing), and marketing. The Managing Director is also responsible for securing larger-scale partnerships with international touring networks and management companies in international territories. 

In addition to directing the Ariel staff, the Managing Director will also be in frequent contact with Ariel's roster of artists, including advising them and supporting them in their career strategy and further development. Our hope is that the Managing Director will activate their artistic vision to expand the membership, relevance, and reach of the Ariel roster. We equally hope that the MD's strategy -- supported by the arts sector's recovery -- will allow this position to expand into a full-time spot in the near future. The salary below reflects the full-time range ($50-70k). 

Qualifications:

An applicant for the Managing Director position must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the classical music management world, including a minimum of 2 years experience directing multiple arms of a company and being directly responsible for its financial, developmental, and artistic growth. The Managing Director will be expected to come with a considerable booking history and trusted concert presenter contacts in the industry.

In addition to the above, applicants must demonstrate:

  • strong leadership skills
  • ability to design large-scale strategy and imagine its achievable components by area
  • excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • experience motivating teams of people and inspiring contribution of individual expertise
  • ingenuity in problem-solving
  • strong negotiation skills
  • a natural love of networking
  • exceptional organizational capacity
  • technological savvy
  • reliability, responsibility, and self-motivation
  • positive attitude and upbeat approach to encountered difficulties
  • Ariel staff members work primarily from their home offices in metro Boston. Staff members are required to maintain their own up-to-date office equipment – including cell phone, computer, high-speed internet, printer/scanner – as well as ensure their ability to work from quiet home office environments where they are undisturbed during work hours. We do require Ariel staff to live in the Boston Metropolitan Region, as the company anticipates restoring (once it is safe to do so) regular in-person staff meetings and work sessions.

    How To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the Managing Director position to jobs(at)arielartists(dot)com. In your letter, please detail some of the vision and development fronts you hope to explore as the Managing Director of Ariel Artists, as well as identify which current strengths of the company you hope to build upon. Please offer an example of your transformational work and leadership at another company or institution, starting with your vision, the actions you took to pursue it, the team of people you activated in collaboration, and the results and continued longevity/impact of your endeavor. Please let us know your booking history, and what active contacts you would be bringing with you in your role as Managing Director. Finally, please clarify your work availability for an essential but part-time role, as well as your corresponding compensation expectations. The salary below reflects the full-time range ($50-70k). 

    In addition, please attach a résumé. Should you advance in the interview process, at that time, we will request the contact information of three professional references.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants will be notified if they have been selected to move forward in the interview process. We expect work to begin as soon as we identify an ideal candidate.

    Please do not contact the hiring party to inquire about your application’s status. We sincerely apologize that we do not have the capacity to respond personally to every application. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please assume that your application has not advanced to the next stage of the interview process.

    Apply by:
    May 31, 2021
    Salary:
    $50,000 - $70,000
    About this Organization:
    Ariel Artists is a Boston-based artist management company representing a boutique roster of classical and contemporary-classical musicians pursuing innovative performance projects.