Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers, & Athletes

Also called: Agent, Booking Agent, Talent Agent, Theatrical Agent,



What they do:
Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect fees, commissions, or other payments, according to contract terms.
  • Send samples of clients' work and other promotional material to potential employers to obtain auditions, sponsorships, or endorsement deals.
  • Keep informed of industry trends and deals.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Social
  • bringing people together to solve differences
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Web page creation and editing software
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$73,740
$37,300
$189,420

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What they do:
Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

On the job, you would:
  • Collect fees, commissions, or other payments, according to contract terms.
  • Send samples of clients' work and other promotional material to potential employers to obtain auditions, sponsorships, or endorsement deals.
  • Keep informed of industry trends and deals.

KNOWLEDGE

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Communications
  • multimedia

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Social
  • bringing people together to solve differences
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Web page creation and editing software
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$73,740
$37,300
$189,420

EXPLORE MORE