Day-to-Day Manager

· Los Angeles, California
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Day-to-Day Manager

Constant Artists Overview

Founded in 2004, Constant Artists ("CA") is a creative artist management company based in Los Angeles specializing in the intersection of art, music, and technology. We currently represent Future Islands, Sudan Archives, Explosions in the Sky, Parra, Washed Out, and Wolf Parade.


We provide exclusive worldwide management and consulting services to an established roster of musicians, visual artists, producers and composers, and we pride ourselves on working with the most talented artists in their respective fields.


Position Overview

The Day-to-Day Manager (“D2D”) position is a client-facing project management position, working directly with our clients across recorded music, publishing, touring, merchandising, and more.


It inherently demands a working understanding of a broad range of topics in the business, and we're looking for someone to hit the ground running. Please note:


1. We are only considering applicants who have successfully held a D2D position, been an artist manager, or have experience in a complimentary counterpart position (product manager at a label, account manager at an agency) in the past.

 

2. For this position, we are not considering managers with active artists who are looking to join another company and continue to manage their rosters. We are also not considering applicants who wish to take on their own management clients in the near future (3-5 years). We're looking for applicants who want to give their all to our existing (and future) clients.


The ideal candidate is a tech-savvy creative problem solver who possesses a keen attention to detail, understands the evolving landscape of the broadly defined modern entertainment industry, and has a natural inclination towards new technologies. As this is a role that requires direct experience in our field, your personal network is important.


This position is typically based in Los Angeles, but due to our current remote work set up, applicants based in North America, or applicants able to work during North American business hours may apply.


This Position Is Not

  • - Your first (or probably second) full-time job
  • - An Introduction to Management / Music / Art class
  • - A "they say you have to have applicable experience, but I'll be able to figure it out" type position. It is an "I've dealt with this problem several times before" type of position

 

To Be Considered, At the Very Minimum, You Must

  • Be fully committed to being an enthusiastic, active member of a small, and busy team
  • Be willing to drive forward the vision for Constant and the success of it's clients
  • Do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Have a genuine interest in, and a strong understanding of, our roster and the potential for our clients
  • Really want this. There aren't many of these roles available, and we're looking for someone who wants to be a high contributing, long term member of our team


Position Requirements, Preferences and Details

  • 4+ years in a full-time position that has utilized the skills referenced above, in a directly applicable position. This means having been a D2D or manager, an account manager, a product manager or the like. It bears repeating: you won't have the luxury of learning how to perform this job as you go
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. This cannot be overstated and will be sussed out in the interview process
  • Outstanding communication and people skills, with artists, vendors, and partners
  • Personal initiative and a proactive, problem-solving mindset
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently and always be searching for ways to become more efficient
  • Track record of supporting multiple projects at once with tight deadlines
  • The ability to envision and execute innovative ideas
  • Familiarity with a wide range of business, social, and creative software (e.g. Google Suite / Office, CRM, KPI, and/or RDMS tools. Music or visual production software experience is a bonus) 
  • Negotiation and mediation skills: finding opportunities to resolve conflicts efficiently
  • A drive to stay up to date with current marketing, advertising and lifestyle trends
  • Hands-on experience working with a diverse set of clients at varying levels (working with developing brands/clients in addition to working with established brands/clients in various fields)
  • A true desire to learn and stay learning
  • Experience spending time with artists on the road is a bonus
  • An ability to report to and inform senior management efficiently, presenting all necessary information needed to spur decision making
  • Bachelor's Degree or better preferred, but not required
  • Salary commensurate with experience


The ideal candidate is a genuine fan of the artists we work with, and is equal parts tireless, patient, efficient, and excited about the future of the arts. If that's you, do tell.


Author's note:

If you've made it this far, and you know this is the perfect opportunity for you, we beg you - please send everything requested below. We know - CV's are old fashioned, and you can trust we're making hiring decisions based solely on resume. It's a jumping off point, and tbh, it's a weeding out mechanism for all the people that are going to apply that have none of the qualifications we've explicitly listed.


Second author's note:

Our interview process has several stages, and while we understand we ask for more in the hiring process than other companies may, that's intentional. We don't want to be one of 20 roles you're applying for - there aren't 20 of this role out there, so if you're applying to 20 jobs, this one isn't for you. We want to be one of a handful you know you're perfect for and would excel at if given the chance.


If you know your resume or your experience lacks one or more of the requirements or preferences above, get out in front of it, and explain in your cover letter (we know - also very 90's - but you'd be surprised how helpful (for us) writing samples can be). We do read all of them, and it's usually clear who wants a job (period), and who wants this job. We're looking for the latter.


Applicants Who Do Not Provide The Following Materials Will Not Be Considered

  • One page cover letter explaining your interest in this specific position (actually read!)
  • One page resume (if it's longer than one page, please edit)
  • One page of references with contact information (no “references upon request” please - consider your references requested)
  • Your salary requirements (also read!)


All applications must be made via this application page. Feel free to ping a staffer if you know one (initiative!) and ask them to push you to the top of the pile, but make sure that's happening in addition to your application being submitted here, or the HR robot we're leasing to conduct this search won't let you pass.


Unfortunately due to the volume of applicants we receive with every job posting, we aren't able to respond to every application. We don't have a set hiring cut off for this position, as we're looking for the best available applicant(s), so the position is open until it's not.


Thanks very much for your interest in this position, and we look forward to hearing from all qualified applicants.

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  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced