Areas of Focus: Operations & Artist Management Support
Job type: Part-time; 20-25 hours per week
Sciolino Artist Management (SAM) seeks an Operations Associate to provide crucial operations support for SAM’s growing roster of world-renowned soloists, conductors, and chamber ensembles. The Operations Associate works closely with SAM’s management team to accomplish a wide range of tasks pertaining to artist touring and concert servicing.
This is a remote office/work-from-home position but is only open to candidates living in the greater New York City area.
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 artists’ 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 using Overture
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.)
Required Skills and Qualifications
0-2 years’ experience working in artist management or a related field
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
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
Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and background.
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.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Sciolino Artist Management
Sciolino Artist Management (SAM) is a New York-based artist management firm, founded in 2006 and dedicated to finding creative programming solutions for orchestras, presenters, and festivals. SAM artists perform at the highest artistic level while advancing the educational and audience engagement goals of presenting organizations.
SAM’s roster of award-winning musicians includes four Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients, and winners of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust fellowship and Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award. Among its first clients was Harlem Quartet, founded by Sphinx, the organization dedicated to advancing the careers of Black and Latinx string players.
SAM strives for diversity of ethnicity, race, gender, and repertoire. Aside from musicians born in the United States, the SAM roster currently comprises artists from Japan, Korea, China, Spain, Cuba, Canada, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Repertoire spans four centuries and includes several world premieres of commissioned works.
Soloists on the SAM roster include Michael Brown, Aldo López-Gavilán, and Gabriela Martinez, piano; Amy Porter, flute; Francisco Fullana and Melissa White, violin; Juan-Miguel Herna...ndez, viola; Carter Brey and Nicholas Canellakis, cello. Ensembles include the Canellakis-Brown Duo (cello & piano); Trio Virado (flute, viola, guitar); Harlem Quartet (string quartet); Harlem Quartet with Aldo López-Gavilán (piano/string quintet), and Rolston String Quartet. Also on the SAM roster is Piotr Gajewski, Music Director & Conductor of the National Philharmonic.