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Talent Booking Agent

Company: Big Orange Productions
Location: Pawtucket
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Job Description:

Big Orange Productions is a nationwide event marketing and staffing agency based in RI. Our clients entrust us to select promotional talent and brand ambassadors for their events throughout the country. Our clients are generally marketing agencies, retailers, liquor distributors/suppliers, and brands who are looking for talent to represent their brand at in-store demonstrations, bar promotions, alcohol tastings, special events, trade shows, etc. For example:- Staff handing out food samples and informing customers about a product at a grocery store (in-store demonstration)- Model(s) handing out drink samples/t-shirts at a bar and interacting with customers (bar promotion)- Talent distributing wine/beer/spirit samples at a store that sells liquor and educating customers about the product (alcohol tasting)- Brand Ambassadors at a concert passing out flyers/samples (special event)- Model at a trade show encouraging customers to enter the booth, enter for a drawing, etc. (trade show) For more information Big Orange and what we do, please visit our Facebook page atfacebook.com/BigOrangeInc. At Big Orange, Talent Booking Agents play a key role in our company’s success. Booking Agents work on multiple projects simultaneously. The goal of each project is simple: select people to represent our client’s brand and prepare those people to show up at the event and do a great job. Let’s be clear, however, getting to that finish line is not always easy. With most booking agents booking multiple projects and hundreds of people each weekend, it takes a unique skillset to succeed. Do you…?- Want an entry level job with a high level of independence? You will be given various tools(phone, computer, database, training, etc.) to do the job. To that you will add your owninterpersonal skills, problem solving ability, and drive to become successful.- Strive for excellence? In your personal, work, or school life, do you always want to do better andbe better? Our company has grown and thrived as a result of hard work and never settling foraverage and always striving for excellence.- Take accountability for your actions? The blame game has no place at Big Orange. Owning bothour successes and failures allows us all to learn and grow.- Handle stress well? It’s 9am on Saturday and a brand ambassador who is scheduled for an eventat 11am calls you to say she is sick and cannot work. 5 minutes later, you receive another callfrom a different brand ambassador also canceling for his event. What do you do? The ability toremain calm under pressure and solve problems is critical.- Want to work for a growing organization? Our company started with our owner working out of aspare bedroom 13 years ago. Today we have a team of 19 in RI as well as a sister agency inChicago. We have figured out a lot as we go out of necessity. It has not been easy, but it mostcertainly has been rewarding and we look forward to the new challenges ahead.- Want to be financially rewarded for hard work? Our booking agents receive a percentage oftheir projects’ profitability. More projects = more money. Most booking agents’ earningsincrease $10k/year for the first 3-4 years of employment as they refine their skills and take onmore work.- Want advancement opportunities? Our entire management team has been promoted fromwithin and started as Booking Agents.Talent Booking Agent PositionDuties:- Selecting and booking promotional talent for events- Communicating with promotional talent on an ongoing basis (phone, email, text message, etc.) to ensure they are prepared to successfully execute assigned events and all of their questions are answered- Recruiting and screening event staff for client projects- Serving as liaison between clients/Big Orange management and promotional talent contractors- Tracking event paperwork and invoicingIdeal Candidate Qualities:- Energetic self-starter- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment- Proven scholastic or business experience- MS Office skills including Outlook, Excel and Word- Quick learner of technology (internet, database, online applications, smart phones, etc.)- Problem solver with ability to analyze situations/processes and quickly determine an appropriate solution- Ability to multi-task and handle stress of multiple demands being placed upon you at once- Willing and able to answer emails/phone calls from talent/clients/management duringnights/weekends/etc. (being “on call”)- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills- Positive attitude and sense of humor!Schedule: Our booking agents are generally in our office in Pawtucket, RI Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm as well as any additional time needed to complete assigned projects. In addition, booking agents are responsible for working weekends and monitoring their events. 45 hours per week should be expected, with some times of the year averaging additional hours due to the volume of business.Technology: Booking Agents will work with computers/phones in the office and will be given a company iPhone so that clients/talent can reach you after hours. All booking agents should have a personal computer and internet access at home so that they can work from home when needed.Compensation: Expected first year earnings $37-45k+ with continual growth within the position depending on personal performance and the ability to handle larger projects. Experienced booking agents typically earn in the range of $45-60k annually. There are also annual performance reviews with salary increase opportunities.Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance. PTO (paid time off) and paid holidays. Disability and life insurance.Retirement planning. Casual office environment and dress.

Keywords: Big Orange Productions, Pawtucket , Talent Booking Agent, Other , Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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