Advisor - Artists Contract Management
Are you ready to take the plunge?
The Cirque du Soleil Group has experienced a whole series of acrobatics and contortions in recent months. But we are ambitious and passionate about our work, and we always know how to get back on our feet, even after perilous somersaults.
So our hearts beat very hard at the idea of rebuilding our business and dreaming about its grandiose future. Do you have the daring we need to rise to the challenge? By joining us, you will be working in unknown territory, but where you can make a real difference.
The Advisor – Artists Contract Management will be required to partner with company leaders to enter into employment-related discussions and negotiations with performing artists of the highest calibre for our show productions.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Casting and Artist Management, the incumbent will also be called upon to:
- Develop, coach and advise managers with regards to the application of artist operations and company practices;
- Establish/recommend artist compensation; apply rules governing annual increases and advise managers in this area;
- Negotiate contracts in conjunction with other advisors;
- Personalize individual contracts and adapt them to the specific circumstances of a position as required;
- Manage all aspects of the Artist contract renewal process;
- Oversee the amendments of temporary and regular contracts
- Accountable for head count and budget accuracy
- Liaise with Company Managers and HR in the arrival of new artists (Vegas);
- Work closely with various Cirque divisions involved in artist management (Creative Content, Shows, Business and Legal Affairs, Human Resources, etc.);
- Be familiar with and keep abreast of Cirque policies, rules and practices applicable to artists and communicate this information to them;
- Conduct negotiations with artists, agents or attorneys for all artist contracts including shows, workshops, training sessions and special events;
- Accurately record all contract data in the appropriate databases;
- Keep employee files and salary lists up to date;
- Transmit information to the individuals or parties concerned;
- Able to communicate with all levels of management;
- Take part in various ad hoc assignments;
- Perform all other related tasks.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- University degree in management, human resources or equivalent;
- Minimum six years' experience in an advisory or management role, ideally including three years' experience in employment contract negotiations or equivalent experience;
- Negotiating experience in the field of show business an asset;
- Ability to adapt to other systems;
- Team player with solid communication skills;
- Self-starter; ability to be diplomatic and discreet;
- Organizational skills; ability to work under pressure, attention to detail;
- Ability to be flexible, diplomatic, a quick thinker and come up with creative solutions;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.);
- Fluency in English and French (spoken and written);
- Availability to travel occasionally.