National Application Center :: career details :: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
Career Details :: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes to prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Negotiates with management, promoters, union officials, and other persons to obtain contracts for clients, such as entertainers, artists, and athletes.
- Obtains information and inspects facilities, equipment, and accommodations of potential performance venue.
- Prepares periodic accounting statements for clients concerning financial affairs.
- Hires trainer or coach to advise client on performance matters, such as training techniques or presentation of act.
- Conducts auditions or interviews new clients.
- Collects fees, commission, or other payment, according to contract terms.
- Manages business affairs for clients, such as obtaining travel and lodging accommodations, selling tickets, marketing and advertising, and paying expenses.
- Schedules promotional or performance engagements for clients.
- Advises clients on financial and legal matters, such as investments and taxes.
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General Work Activities
- Resolving Conflict, Negotiating With Others
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Monitoring and Controlling Resources
- Scheduling Work and Activities
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Frustrating Circumstances
- Provide a Service to Others
- Persuade Someone to a Course of Action