head talent buyer promoter resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Music industry professional with over 13 years experience in successful artist management, talent buying and live music promotion. Consistently recognized for performance excellence and contributions to growth of the live, local music industry within Philadelphia and beyond.

  • Data management
  • Leadership
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Good listening skills
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Computer proficiency
  • Strong presence in local music scene
  • Stays calm under pressure
  • Great communication and people skills
Work History
04/2021 to Current
Head Talent Buyer/Promoter Q Hotels Management Lake Charles, LA,
  • Independently developed, booked and promoted ongoing summer music series in adjacent outdoor venue/non-profit park (Sunflower Philly)
  • Sold out 90% of all shows each week since April 2021
  • Negotiated contracts from all agents and drafted and sent all deals
  • Scheduled and managed all production staff and handled all equipment rental needs
  • Oversaw all announce schedules, announce calendar and booking calendar
  • Oversaw in-house custom poster design for each act
  • Identified potential marketing opportunities to increase awareness of events, including collaborating with media and other companies to optimize coverage of events
  • Generated enormous amount of foot traffic to park and its non-profit efforts aside from just live music events.
    -Gained attention from agents and touring bands outside of area to play series I brought to fruition.
    -Improved recreational programming based on customer feedback
  • Used knowledge of local scene, local events, trends and emerging artists to capture attention and generate event attendance.
12/2019 to Current
Assistant Talent Buyer Johnny Brenda's (Manpants, LLC) City, STATE,
  • Responsible for booking all local and regional shows at Johnny Brenda's
  • Oversee and sign all contracts for each show
  • Build all ticketing links and revenue info on Eventbrite and Prism
  • Organize and update website's announced shows and weekly DJ events that are scheduled.
  • Update all posters and any other marketing assets through venue and downstairs bar/restaurant
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere since we've been back booking venue after Covid-19.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
01/2015 to Current
Head Show Runner Johnny Brenda's (Manpants, LLC) City, STATE,
  • Drafted and oversaw all advances for each show at venue, making sure to rent any gear or fulfill any special requests ahead of show in timely manner.
  • Assisted bands and tour management at load in every show and made sure all hospitality was fulfilled within contract and all merch sent to venue was waiting for band upon arrival.
  • Oversaw time management of each venue employee throughout event and made sure each show started on time and ended exactly on curfew each night.
  • Dealt with door money and Eventbrite reports at end of each show
  • Settled each show with bands or tour management at end of each show and explained finals breakdown and made sure money reflected deal made with each agent or band.
  • Handled all venue staff payouts and made call on when staff could leave depending on sufficient completion of their job checklists.
  • Sufficient and detailed experience of Eventbrite ticketing system and handled all backend reports for each show at request of tour management, band or agent/management.
  • Used Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe and other software tools to create documents and other communications
  • Participated in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed
  • Handled multiple emails per day to address artist needs and show details specific to each event
  • Managed over 300 shows per year from fruition of deal to final settlements night of show.
08/2012 to 03/2020
General Manager The Districts - House Potato Touring Corp. City, STATE,
  • Developed effective business plans to align strategic decisions with long-term objectives for band.
  • Assisted and oversaw team with establishing release timelines and flow of related marketing assets.
  • Oversaw budget and worked with business management and tour management to drive fiscal responsibility and profitability through merch sales and touring.
  • Supported artist goals with corresponding action plans and timelines.
  • Leveraged networks to identify and generate opportunities to increase exposure and revenue for band.
  • Oversaw range of areas including licensing of tracks to other labels.
  • Developed contacts with individuals and organizations, applying effective strategies and techniques to promote band's success.
  • Negotiated with managers and promoters regarding client contractual rights and obligations.
  • Drove year-over-year business growth while leading operations, strategic vision and long-range planning
  • Oversaw all marketing for album campaigns and tours and worked day-to-day with talent buying and marketing teams in each market on building the most effective marketing plans for each show.
Expected in 05/2008 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Communications (Public Relations)
Rider University - Trenton, NJ

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School Attended

  • Rider University

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Talent Buyer/Promoter
  • Assistant Talent Buyer
  • Head Show Runner
  • General Manager


  • Bachelor of Arts

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