Purpose of Role:
Ultimately the person hired will act as a talent engagement manager. They will attract, assess and deliver highly engaged talent to the Williamsburg Music Center daily. The manager will leverage the employer brand within the established framework to attract the best talent, and develop a strategy for future sourcing and bookings.
Who are we?
Williamsburg Music Center is a Black-owned, artist-run live jazz venue that was opened in 1981 by legendary composer, conductor & musician Gerry Eastman. Gerry has worked with artists like Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Etta Jones and the Isley Brothers to name a few.
During the time of opening WMC, Williamsburg was at the peak of violence, poverty, and discrimination for people of color living in NYC. One of the many reasons Gerry sought to open WMC was to provide a safe space for POC musicians to perform and to honor the African musical diaspora.
Since it's opening, WMC has successfully hosted 400 bands within the last 38 years; including Andy Bay, Jessica Cleaves, Mavis Pool, Onasje, Frank Foster and Joe Ford. WMC is equipped with a baby grand piano, guitars, acoustic & electric basses, drums, electric organ, and more. The WMC also doubles as a bar and rental space during the week.
Who are you?
We are looking for a person who is good with computers (Mac); someone who is able to strongly communicate a vision both verbally and written; passionate, resourceful, and dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. We would love a down to earth person who is used to working in a creative environment with musicians.
-5 years booking experience with festivals, music venues, talent agencies
-5 years working with artists, managers and events
-Must have contacts with major talent agencies
-Ability to work independently
-Strong detail orientation, follow up and organizational skills
-Some social media and website building experience
-Experience researching local industry market
-Strong established management relationships, understand event/concert booking nuances and processes
-Bachelors Degree Required in Business Administration or Management; or the equivalent in Entertainment, Public Relations, or Communications
- A background in music is helpful, but not required.
267 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
How To Apply:
If the above description sounds like you and fits your background, apply online by sending references, an idea of a band or artist to play at WMC, a cover letter, and resume to contact email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Types: Part-time, Commission