Assistant Talent Buyer resume example with 8 years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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High-energy, high-integrity professional with the desire to create one-of-a-kind experiences as well as gain experience in event promotion and marketing. Continually displays ability to balance multiple priorities in fast-paced, deadline-driven settings. Skilled researcher, writer and proofreader with meticulous attention to details.

Strong communication skills, superb writer and thrives under pressure. Adaptable and a natural leader. 

  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Advanced knowledge of WordPress
  • Maintained flawless professionalism when interacting with various agents, artists, managers, talent buyers and promoters.
  • Built a reputation for energy, accuracy and integrity in developing powerful, engaging visual and written content for the Web. 
Assistant Talent Buyer, 05/2015 to Current
Constant Contact, Inc.Loveland, CO,
As Assistant Talent Buyer, responsibilities include contracting, advancing of shows, artist relations, research of various musicians, sifting through performance inquiries, travel/lodging booking for performers/managers, creation and execution of offer sheets and general office organization. Responsible for entering in holds, maintaining the calendar for four different markets as well as confirming and announcing shows.
  • Have learned the ins and outs of the talent buying process by working with agents and managers from initial holds to contracting. 
  • Created a meaningful and exciting concert calendar for the Big Wonderful 2016 season.
  • Cultivated meaningful relationships with agents and managers from all corners of the industry. 
CID Ambassador/Freelance Event Management, 07/2015 to Current
CID EntertainmentCity, STATE,
CID Entertainment strives to provide fans of live music the best, hassle free service available for their music travel needs. Consistently worked throughout the year with VIP hotel check in, distribution of credentials, distribution of travel packages and shuttle coordination. 
  • Gained meaningful experience in event hospitality for VIP patrons.
  • Able to problem-solve on the fly and create top-notch experiences for CID guests at a variety of different events and venues.
  • Quickly moved from smaller check-in roles to VIP lounge and check-in manager. 
Event Interactive & Merchandise Management , 05/2014 to Current
So-Gnar Inc.City, STATE,
Overseen the merchandise booth and managed interactive experiences at all events So-Gnar Clothing Co. has been a part of. Artist coordination and on-site management of all Snowmaggedeon talent, including coordination of set times, media appearances, hospitality and artist needs. In charge of building and submitting invoices for all So-Gnar collaborations. 
  • Maintained flawless professionalism and able to manage things smoothly under pressure during So-Gnar events.
  • Consistently maintained organization when sending out invoices and collecting payments for various events and jobs So-Gnar has been hired for. 
  • Written meaningful and engaging content for So-Gnar's bi-weekly newsletter. 

Artist Management, 02/2015 to Current
Sean AnonymousCity, STATE,
Artist management involves booking club show, festivals and tours - both regionally and nationally - social media coordination, merchandise design, negotiation of terms for performances and contracting.
  • Confirmed a 16-show national tour with Del Tha Funky Homosapien.
  • Built a professional and good-standing relationship with a variety of booking agents, managers and talent buyers.
  • Oversaw most recent album release cycle and worked with publicist to gain meaningful coverage on blogs, radio etc. 
Label Manager, 03/2015 to 08/2015
Super Best Records, LLCCity, STATE,
Coordinated all production aspects of artists on the record label and ensured all day-to-day operational tasks were carried out appropriately. Included maintaining budgets for record production artwork and marketing, coordinated the signing of contracts and organized recording sessions and photos shoots. Handled various A&R responsibilities including scouting new artists. Generated additional product ideas such as compilations and artist merchandise. Maintained label's YouTube channel and website to help drive listeners to the label's music. Responsible for registering releases through SoundExchange in order to collect royalties.
  • Increased Super Best's social media presence by developing a unique voice across all social channels.
  • Oversaw the development of new label website to create a one-stop-shop for all things Super Best. 
  • Reviewed and revised label contracts to ensure all legal paperwork was relevant to the label and up-to-date.
Assistant Talent Buyer, 06/2015 to 09/2015
Oskar Blues BreweryCity, STATE,
Oversaw the booking of four Oskar Blues venues around Lyons and Longmont. Worked closely with Head Talent Buyer to cultivate relationships with artists, both national and local, along with brainstorming unique show ideas to build out. Was responsible for organizing performance inquiries, placing holds on the calendars, sending out and confirming offers, gathering financial info from all artists and coordinating marketing efforts.
  • Oversaw the booking of 42 shows per month across all venues.
  • Gained valuable knowledge of the talent buyer position by completing booking process from start to finish.
  • Strengthened understanding of the local music scene in Colorado.
Office Manager, 04/2013 to 05/2015
Madison House Inc.City, STATE,
Aided agents and assistants by running the office as efficiently as possible. Was responsible for maintaining clean and organized office areas, mailing, supply ordering, fielding calls, scheduling meetings and welcoming guests into the office. In charge of maintaining the Madison House website, updating artist profiled as needed, building profiles for recently signed acts, creation and posting of news posts to both the website as well as social media channels, approving user access to the admin system and handled most IT issues that arose. 
Continued to use booking skills acquired as an interns by entering in new artist information and riders to the admin system, reaching out for and securing venue holds, entering routing and scheduling notes into the admin system, inputting offers, sending auto confirmation to promoters, building and executing contracts, tracking daily ticket counts for various artists, inquiring for and entering settlement information and maintaining strong relationships with the artists, promoters, talent buyers and managers that work with the company. 
  • Oversaw up to four interns per semester to introduce them to the world of music booking as well as oversaw all projects and tasks required of them.
  • Saw significant increases in ticket sales for Nahko and Medicine for the People as well as Michael Franti show dates by researching and creating grassroots marketing plans that were implemented by promoters. 
  • Given increased publicity responsibilities for Nahko and Medicine for the People by demonstrating a true passion for the music, brainstorming unique marketing channels to work with, high level of organization and an ability to meet any deadline. 
Bachelor of Arts: Journalism, Theater and Marketing, Expected in 2010
University of Denver - Denver, CO
Pursued a challenging education with dual degrees in Journalism and Theater with a minor in Marketing. Earned awards and honors for superior performance. Completed courses and projects in News Writing, Feature Writing, Broadcasting, Media Law, New Media Techniques, Media Ethics, Business-to-Business Marketing, International Marketing and Consumer Behavior. Met 100% of project deadlines while balancing multiple academic responsibilities and extracurricular activities. 
  • Acknowledged for outstanding performance with academic and extracurricular activities scholarships. Made the Dean's list and was recognized as a Cherrington Global Scholar.
  • Served as a reported for the student newspaper, The Clarion, for three years. Wrote 1-3 articles per week, covering a wide variety of topics and issues both on campus and throughout the city of Denver.
  • Improved media opportunities for students as Chair and Secretary of the Student Media Board. 
  • Designed marketing programs and wrote articles to boost awareness and increase audience engagement for the school's theater ensemble. 
: Music Business Trends and Strategies, Expected in 2015
Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA
Pursued a continuing education course, focused on main opportunities and issues available to musicians and entrepreneurs within the critical areas of the music industry. Gained knowledge in copyright law, publishing and licensing, marketing, promotion and retail; utilization of free music, fan funding and other forms of creative revenue for musicians as well as new business models. 
  • Met 100% of course deadlines.
  • Received top marks on all assignments and projects.
  • Gained deeper knowledge of the music industry that has been applied to all current positions. 

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School Attended

  • University of Denver
  • Berklee College of Music

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Talent Buyer
  • CID Ambassador/Freelance Event Management
  • Event Interactive & Merchandise Management
  • Artist Management
  • Label Manager
  • Assistant Talent Buyer
  • Office Manager


  • Bachelor of Arts

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