The Acting Company seeks a tenacious, creative and self-motivated candidate for the position of Booking Agent to sell and execute an annual national tour.
The Booking agent will work directly with the Company’s artistic director, executive director, and general manager.
In addition to the national tour, the booking agent will also book and plan The Acting Company’s annual Shakespeare tour to the five boroughs of New York City. This program reaches public schools and is currently in partnership with the Drama Division of The Juilliard School.
Background: The Acting Company, est. 1972, is the leading professional touring company in The United States. Dedicated to the development of the young classical actor, and in connection with The Juilliard Drama Division, The Acting Company has launched the careers of hundreds of professional actors.
In recent years, the Company’s work has paired the great plays of classical literature—chiefly Shakespeare—with new plays, connecting subjects or themes that are vital to the present moment with patterns in history. These works include: Marcus Gardley’s X: or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and Julius Caesar; Nambi E. Kelley’s Native Son with Measure for Measure; Meg Miroshnik’s My ántonia and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.
The Acting Company has performed in the United States from coast to coast, in major cities and small towns alike. In addition, it has served at various points in its history as the touring arm of New York City Center, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and The Guthrie. It has been in-residence with many resident theaters and at universities. The Company also has toured abroad to Russia, Poland, German, the former Yugoslavia, Australia, Bermuda and London. For its dedication to touring, The Company received the 2003 Tony Honor.
Primary responsibilities include:
Selling and communicating the plays and production concepts.
Cultivating existing presenter relationships while developing new leads and interest.
Routing a tour that is geographically advantageous and financially prudent.
Creating, negotiating, and executing touring contracts.
Communicating offer terms, technical riders, and artistic travel, lodging, and hospitality.
Coordinating with education departments to book education activities, classes and workshops.
Attending booking conferences throughout North America.
Inviting presenting organizations to the Company’s summer repertory in New York City.
Experience and Qualifications:
3+ years working at a management agency (w/booking experience).
Excellent verbal and written skills.
A working knowledge of and passion for the theater.
Detailed-oriented, organized and has the ability to multi-task.
Able to negotiate and execute financial contracts.
A facility to turn interest and leads into contracts. A love of people, and the interest to maintain long-term relationships while actively cultivate new prospects for the Company.
Comfortable selling and representing the Company to presenting organizations, universities, resident theaters and performing arts centers.
Additional Salary Information: The annual salary is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of $50,000. The Company has a commitment that all employees have the right to work in their office, theater, or any situation without discrimination. As an equal opportunity employer, the Company is committed to making employment available without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
This is a full-time position with benefits including paid vacation, major medical, FSA, and 403(B) retirement plan.
About The Acting Company
The Acting Company was founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley with the first graduating class of the Juilliard Drama Division to develop new generations of American classical actors; build new audiences by producing new and classic plays in repertory; and educate students in underserved communities. TAC’s 147 productions have reached some 4 million people in 48 states and 10 countries. Our alumni have won every major acting award, including the Oscar, Tony and Emmy, and include Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Ogden Stiers, Rainn Wilson, Frances Conroy, Jesse L. Martin, Jeffrey Wright and Harriet Harris, among others.