Talent Buyer

Mission The Auditorium Theatre, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, is committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

 The Auditorium Theatre thrives on the shared humanity that the performing arts provides. We are at our best when our leadership, partnerships, and the work we present on our stage reflects the world around us and the audiences that walk through our doors. Core to this belief is a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are dedicated to leveraging the transformative power of the arts to fully become the Theatre for the People.

Position Summary
The Auditorium Theatre is seeking a Talent Buyer to assist in the booking of live events and concerts. The ideal candidate will ensure the highest quality experience for artists working with the Theatre as well as have extensive knowledge about the entertainment industry. The role will work with all departments of the organization including Finance, Marketing, Development, Production, and Operations. The ideal applicants will be passionate about arts and live entertainment and make it a top priority to ensure a seamless experience for the artists.

Major Areas of Responsibilities

-Identify, source, and secure events with agents, artists and artist managers. Respond to, track, and assess the viability of inquiries and potential opportunities, including cold calls. Improve existing relationships and develop new business. Establish and maintain relationships with artist, managers, and agents.

-Strive to establish a music subscription series to attract the new resident population throughout the South Loop.

-Booking calendar management. Track all bookings from request through completion.

-Act as a conduit between agents/artists and internal teams. Set expectations, coordinate deliverables, handle approvals, contract prep, execution, and payment.

-Oversee other booking staff and the division of duties to ensure all booking responsibilities are handled efficiently and accurately including various event rentals.

-Conduct venue walkthroughs with prospective and existing clients.

-Develop offer sheets encompassing all revenue and expense. Oversee and maintain budget accuracy from cost estimates through final settlement.

-This position supervises 1-2 team members.

5 – 7 years

Relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities is the most important qualification of this position.

-Detailed knowledge of the entertainment industry

-Superior communication skills

-Strong existing relationships in the entertainment industry

-Budget management

-Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA)

Salary Range/Benefits

Medical, dental, and vision benefits available. Other benefits includes paid time-off and holidays, a flexible work schedule, and complimentary tickets to select performances.

To Apply
All candidates must complete an application through Roosevelt University – please click here.

The Auditorium Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.