Concert Booker, London

Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds

London, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
Sofar is creating space where music matters. Our unique live experiences provide a place for artist discovery, local community and connection in non-traditional, unexpected places across 78 countries and growing. Through our artist services, we provide tools and services for artists to directly connect with fans and build sustainable, creative lives on their own terms.
Our work is largely inspired by our values:
- Creativity: We exist to support artists. We empower everyone in the Sofar community to bring their own creative energy to connect artists and audiences.
- Community: We come together to create the spaces where music matters, intentionally welcoming and respecting all music lovers around the world.
- Joy: We believe in the transformative, unifying, and joyful power of experiencing live music together.
Our global Sofar team is deeply passionate about music and the work we do. When we’re not working, you can probably find us at a live show or telling anyone in earshot about the new song we can’t stop listening to. Discovering and supporting artists gets us out of bed every morning – and knowing that we’re creating memorable, intimate fan experiences worldwide drives our work forward.
About the Role
As a Booker for our Sofar UK market, you’ll be responsible for show execution from start to finish - ensuring the venue matches plan, showcasing diverse and exciting artist lineups, and staffing our shows with world class crew.
Reporting into Senior Manager of Global Booking, you’ll join a team of passionate, creative folks that are ensuring the success of thousands of Sofar shows around the world. This is a phenomenal opportunity for folks who live and breathe music (bonus points for having an ear for identifying strong artists!), understand logistics and events, and want to further their career in booking.
Please note that this position is based in London.

What you'll do:

  • Curate our shows with input from central team leadership, booking the best artists in the best neighbourhoods and venues in each market
  • Monitor show feedback to ensure show quality remains high and we are continuing to improve our booking strategy in line with customer demand
  • Collaborate with our Partnerships team to lead booking for our high profile sponsorships and partnerships e.g., Heathrow Introducing, Sofar x Great Escape, Sofar x Wilderness
  • Ensure shows are staffed appropriately across crew and production, proactively stepping in to coordinate substitutions as needed and approving timecards
  • Review all artist applications and host inquires as needed, actively curating a high quality, diverse community with additional artist and venue scouting (as required)
  • Build strong relationships with our best artists and venues, acting as a liaison, preparing them in advance of shows to create magic in the room
  • Manage all last-minute cancellations and changes for both venues and artists

Who you are:

  • You have 2+ years of experience in operations, logistics, event production, and/or administrative responsibilities
  • You have exceptional time management skills to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • You’re a clear written communicator who can work across teams and timezones
  • You’re highly organizational, and can easily maintain efficient operations and systems
  • You have a track record of upholding quality – even in high volume environments
  • You understand how to draw high-level insights from data
  • You have a strong sense of ownership; self-motivated with a willingness and eagerness to learn
  • You have a passion for the events industry, with previous hospitality experience a plus
  • You take initiative; driven and hard-working individual with a growth mindset
If our mission and job opening resonates, you're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. We are committed to creating a culture of belonging and building a diverse team that reflects a variety of lived experiences, perspectives, and skills.