Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers, & Athletes


Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
Also called: Agent, Booking Agent, Talent Agent, Theatrical Agent

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

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

Abilites:

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

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Web page creation and editing software
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Accounting software
  • Financial accounting software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    some college
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