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Manager, Musician Casting

RWS Entertainment Group is a full service, worldwide production company that provides the very best in custom design as well as pre-packaged events and live shows for corporations, theme parks, cruise ships, resorts, and the fashion industry. Established in 2003, RWS Entertainment Group was built from the ground up through the dedication and devotion of a hard-working team. We have experienced continued growth embracing our mission, Raise Your Experience.

RWS Entertainment Group is currently seeking a Manager, Musician Casting to serve in the RWS Talent Department.

The Manager, Musician Casting will cast an entire project from beginning to end, working closely with creative teams, run audition sessions, schedule appointments with agents/managers, help facilitate rehearsal schedules, music direct (must have music direction experience), ensure artistic integrity and creative is implemented and finessed in the rehearsal process, as well as checking, managing and documenting musician availabilities. The Manager, Musician Casting will be expected to travel in order to seek out talent.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Strong industry contacts and knowledge of audition posting platforms and audition standards for musicians.
  • Planning, booking, staffing, scheduling, and running both open and invited auditions.
  • Identify both active and passive talent across various outlets to ensure diversity is maintained.
  • Act as Music Director and work closely with the musicians to ensure the creative direction is implemented successfully during the rehearsal process
  • Have experience with sourcing specialty acts and musicians of all disciplines (in addition to strings, brass, percussion, rock, etc.).
  • Creating contracts and budgets with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Moderate to substantial traveling with evening and weekend availability.
  • Understanding the specifications and constraints of a platform and working with available resources to plan performances.
  • Holding auditions for new musical talent and assigning parts to different musicians.
  • Assessing the rhythm, tone, voice, and skills of each musician and developing a good understanding of their individual abilities.
  • Providing vocal and instrumental demonstrations where necessary.
  • Leading and supervising rehearsals and performances.
  • Arranging regular maintenance for all musical instruments.
  • Staying up to date on developments and trends in the music industry.

Please Note: While this is an accurate and comprehensive description of the role, the above Roles & Responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require additional tasks be performed as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Two (2) years professional experience in musician casting or music direction, with a focus on cruise ships, theme park entertainment, rock and classical concerts preferred
  • An acute knowledge of instrumental techniques as well as a discerning eye for identifying talent
  • Extensive knowledge of national and international audition markets (beyond NYC and/or LA)
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail: please type the word “Blue Iguana” on the top your resume prior to applying
  • The ability to organize, multitask, prioritize, and work under stringent deadlines
  • Resourcefulness and proactivity in problem-solving
  • BFA/BA degree in Music or comparable work experience
  • Proficiency in Mac as well as Word, Excel, and other MS Office applications
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the year, both domestically and internationally

A valid passport for the duration of employment for all travel-related roles. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or proof of exemption) will be required.

Company Benefits

  • Progressive PTO, CitiBike membership, Commuter benefits, Health benefits - Medical, Dental, and Vision, Pet-friendly office, Paid parental leave, 401k with company match, Employee Enrichment Program, complimentary tickets to Broadway/Off Broadway shows and industry events as available, Summer Fridays

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Reports to: Director, Musician Casting

Status: Mobile

  • Mobile (in NY/NJ/CT Metro Area): Team members who are pre-approved to regularly perform their job responsibilities remotely up to two (2) days per week, with three (3) days per week operating out of the RWS New York City headquarters.

Salary: $60,000 annual exempt salary

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At RWS Entertainment Group, our team of bold makers and mold breakers is made of a diverse group of people who we believe make our work stronger. Our stage actively chooses to uplift applicants with diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, sexes, national origins, political affiliations, socio-economic status, veteran and Disability status, and other intersectional dimensions of diversity.

We believe the diversity of our people is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our company’s achievement as well.

We are committed to ongoing learning and developing and implementing programs and initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in all areas of employment as well as through our creative process and projects.

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