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AGENTS AND BUSINESS MANAGERS OF ARTISTS, PERFORMERS, AND ATHLETES
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Collect fees, commissions, or other payments, according to contract terms.
  • Confer with clients to develop strategies for their careers, and to explain actions taken on their behalf.
  • Develop contacts with individuals and organizations, and apply effective strategies and techniques to ensure their clients' success.
  • Schedule promotional or performance engagements for clients.
  • Negotiate with managers, promoters, union officials, and other persons regarding clients' contractual rights and obligations.
  • Keep informed of industry trends and deals.
  • Manage business and financial affairs for clients, such as arranging travel and lodging, selling tickets, and directing marketing and advertising activities.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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License Authority for Boxing Manager:  (License details)
 
  Department of Emergency and Public Protection
Division of State Police
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
1111 Country Club Rd.
Middletown, CT   006457
(860) 685-8290
email: dps.spec.licensing@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/despp

 
License Authority for Boxing Promoter:  (License details)
 
  Department of Emergency and Public Protection
Division of State Police
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
1111 Country Club Rd.
Middletown, CT   006457
(860) 685-8290
email: dps.spec.licensing@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/despp

 
License Authority for Boxing Matchmaker:  (License details)
 
  Department of Emergency and Public Protection
Division of State Police
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
1111 Country Club Rd.
Middletown, CT   006457
(860) 685-8290
email: dps.spec.licensing@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/despp

 
License Authority for Agent for Student Athlete:  (License details)
 
  Department of Consumer Protection
Occupational & Professional Licensing
165 Capitol Avenue
Room #110
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6135
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/opld

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $126,073.00 $60.61 $22.48 $25.14 - $98.34
New Haven $42,133.00 $20.26 $16.05 $18.09 - $23.51
      
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