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Vice President, Concerts and Event Booking

Posted on Nov 17, 2018 by STAPLES Center

Los Angeles, CA 90001
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
STAPLES Center is beginning its 19th year and has undoubtedly developed an unrivaled reputation for excellence having established itself as the Sports and Entertainment Center of the World. Beginning with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's opening night concert on October 17, 1999, more than 50 million guests have come to the AEG-owned and operated STAPLES Center to attend a schedule of prestigious concerts, sporting events, award shows, family shows and other major attractions unmatched by any arena. As the home of four professional sports franchises, the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, STAPLES Center has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams with the Lakers capturing five NBA Championships and the Kings winning two Stanley Cup titles since 1999, while the Sparks captured back-to-back WNBA Championships in their first two STAPLES Center campaigns and brought home their third WNBA Championship in June 2016. SUMMARY The Vice President of Concert and Event Booking's primary focus is the booking and organization of Talent, Touring Artists and shows for STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. The incumbent will be responsible for sourcing talent, negotiating, and securing deals with high priority clients and promoters. RESPONSIBILITIES -Make deals with high priority clients. -Negotiate deals with agents and create offers for talent. -Communicate with artist and artist management. -Secure calendar holds with venue and artists. -Work with marketing and ticketing for build of show, advice on flow for announce and on sale. -Evaluate all shows on sale and make adjustments to tickets and marketing where necessary to ensure maximum profit. -Ensure that events are processed correctly, and all departments have appropriate information. -Serve as point of contact for high priority clients. -Work on settlements internally with accounting. -Seek out new business opportunities. -Conduct site visits at new venues and festival sites to evaluate profit potential. -Make recommendations for new opportunities. -Build and cultivate new and existing relationships with sponsors, venues, co-promoters, artists, agents and managers. -Maintain and evaluate budget. -Create budgets both annually and on a per show basis. -Perform monthly reforecasting. -Assist with special projects as needed. QUALIFICATIONS -Bachelor's Degree required. -10 years of related work experience. -Minimum of 5 years' experience buying concert talent. -Must have established positive relationships with major agents, managers, artists and associated personnel. -Must have understanding of local market to maximize event performance. -Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs. -Ability to interpret and analyze budgets, ticket audits, agreements, etc. -Must be able to develop and execute creative marketing strategies for all shoes within pre-determined budgets. -Ability to execute duties in professional and confidential manner while maintaining a high level of independence. -Strong leadership skills and proven ability to work with multiple teams and people of all levels of an organization. -Must be able to oversee all aspects of concert execution including booking artists, negotiating contract deals and riders, marketing, ticketing, production logistics and settlements, guests lists/ticket requests for all events. -AEG reserves the right to change or modify the employee's job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. AEG may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description. Qualified candidates should apply online via our website at . For any additional questions, please email

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