Vacancy: Booking Agent (f/m/x)

We are looking for a Booking Agent to join our team. Are you the one?

To com­ple­ment our cur­rent team, we are look­ing for some­one who would like to work in the world of elec­tron­ic music, in the field of book­ing, rep­re­sent­ing, and work­ing with tech­no artists. We are look­ing for some­one who takes respon­si­bil­i­ty, wants to thrive in this role and has the ambi­tion to be the best at it. We are a diverse team and invest in learn­ing from each other’s per­spec­tives and are look­ing for a col­league with an inclu­sive attitude.

Octo­pus Agents is a book­ing agency that focus­es on con­tem­po­rary elec­tron­ic dance music, per­form­ing arts and fine arts. We han­dle book­ings for about 45 artists, most­ly world­wide. The posi­tion on offer is based in Ams­ter­dam and we work from the office between 09:3018:30 from Mon­day to Fri­day. We’re look­ing for some­one who is will­ing to work in our office.

• Doing active acqui­si­tion in favor of shows for artist(s);
• Pro­cess­ing incom­ing requests for artist(s);
• Agen­da man­age­ment with regard to book­ings for artist(s);
• Nego­ti­at­ing and book­ing per­for­mances;
• Active­ly build­ing and main­tain­ing a world­wide net­work of artists, pro­mot­ers and venues;
• Set­ting up, devel­op­ing, and book­ing inter­na­tion­al tours;
• Being the link between the artist and the out­side world;
• Set­ting up and work­ing on an annu­al strat­e­gy in con­sul­ta­tion with artists (and/​or) man­age­ment;
• The posi­tion is in line with high­er professional/​HBO edu­ca­tion think­ing and work­ing lev­el.

Who are you?
• You are mad about (elec­tron­ic) music;
• You are able to work and trade both com­mer­cial­ly and cre­ative­ly;
• You com­mu­ni­cate a lot, with­out los­ing an overview;
• You like to learn;
• You work care­ful­ly and feel respon­si­ble for your actions;
• You are able to work proac­tive­ly and as part of a team;
• Con­scious about the state of our plan­et;
• You keep inclu­siv­i­ty in mind, in both thoughts and actions;
• A love for music and knowl­edge of the scene is a plus;
• Flu­ent in Eng­lish in speak­ing and writ­ing, any extra lan­guage is a bonus.
• As this posi­tion requires work­ing with high pro­file clients we request a min­i­mum of three years expe­ri­ence in a sim­i­lar role and appre­ci­ate an explana­to­ry note on this in the cov­er let­ter

What do we offer?

• Full-time posi­tion with­in the live music sec­tor;
• A pleas­ant, hard­work­ing team and a fun, casu­al work­place where you will gain a lot of expe­ri­ence and per­son­al ini­tia­tive is val­ued;
• Per­son­al guid­ance from oth­er team mem­bers;
• A work­ing place that is con­nect­ed to an inter­na­tion­al work­ing field;
• An employ­er who encour­ages and sup­ports express­ing ambi­tions;
• Nice start­ing salary and devel­op­ment plan for the future;
• Pen­sion plan and annu­al prof­it share.

Phys­i­cal require­ments
Abil­i­ty to look at a screen for extend­ed peri­ods of time. Abil­i­ty to main­tain a pro­fes­sion­al and flex­i­ble demeanor with­in a fast-paced environment.

We con­scious­ly choose to adver­tise the vacan­cy wide­ly so that every­one can respond. Stim­u­lat­ing diver­si­ty in a broad sense (ideas, cul­ture, gen­der, sex­u­al pref­er­ence, age, class, reli­gion) is an impor­tant spear­head for Octo­pus Agents as a com­pa­ny. We are there­fore build­ing a well-bal­anced work­force and we need you to do so. For this posi­tion, can­di­dates from cul­tur­al­ly diverse back­grounds are strong­ly encour­aged to apply. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, due to the num­ber of appli­ca­tions and to ensure fair­ness in the process there is no pos­si­bil­i­ty to speak to the hir­ing team before apply­ing. If you have any spe­cif­ic ques­tions, please include these in the cov­er letter.

Start­ing date: in consultation

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