PT Managing Director for Classical Music Management Company
Ariel Artists, a Boston-based artist management company
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.
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).
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
In addition to the above, applicants must demonstrate:strong leadership skillsability to design large-scale strategy and imagine its achievable components by areaexcellent communication skills (both verbal and written)experience motivating teams of people and inspiring contribution of individual expertiseingenuity in problem-solvingstrong negotiation skillsa natural love of networkingexceptional organizational capacitytechnological savvyreliability, responsibility, and self-motivationpositive 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).
please attach a résumé. Should you advance in the interview
process, at that time, we will request the contact information of
three professional references.
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.
May 31, 2021
$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.