VACANCY AT 5000

5000 is an artist management company committed to the mental and physical health of its clients and colleagues, and we’re looking for someone to join our team. We manage two artists via four labels across five global artistic projects with responsibility for all aspects of their careers. We’re a small team that works very closely together and supports each other

The role we seek to fill is varied, with a couple of focus points. We don’t expect the successful candidate to be able to tick all the boxes below, and while there will be some scope to carve out a role that best suits you, we would initially have our new colleague focus on the following areas:

• Building an environmentally responsible merchandise business for our artists, including product development and marketing
• Investigating how our artists’ touring businesses can become more environmentally responsible, and implementing processes to achieve this
• Assisting with / leading on touring logistics

There’s no reason why this role couldn’t be filled by someone who has an interest in management, touring and environmental responsibility but has little-to-no experience in them. Similarly, it could be filled by someone who has experience in one or all, to varying extents. It’s essential, though, that they have great enthusiasm for artist management. In any event, the successful applicant’s salary will reflect their experience

There will also be opportunities to get involved across the company’s entire business, depending on your experience of / interest in the following:

• Campaign Strategy
• International development
• Sponsorship and branding
• Writing and collaborations
• Data analysis and leverage
• Business and legal affairs
• Catalogue management / registrations
• General administrative support of the Management Team

Again, we don’t expect the successful candidate to be fully conversant in all of these areas, so don’t worry if you’re not. We had a think about what a week-in-the-life might look like, and you can read that here

The successful candidate will ideally
• be Mac literate
• have a head for numbers, spreadsheets and logistics 
• be organised, a good problem-solver and lateral thinker, able to juggle a number of things at once, and take the initiative when it’s needed
• be conversant in social media 
• have a positive familiarity with 5000’s artists 
• have some experience in artist management or be really keen to work in artist management 
• be mindful and protective of their health, and empathetic to the health of others
• live in Scotland (or be willing to move there, with 5000 helping with relocation costs) and be able to travel by train once a week to Edinburgh or Glasgow


The successful candidate will not 
• have to work evenings, weekends, or under pressure 

5000 is offering 
• A full-time position
• A friendly, kind, respectful and safe working environment
• A salary between £24,000 – £30,000
• 30 days off per year
• A signing-on fee
• Bonuses
• A pension
• Training courses
• A MacBook Air (yours after 24 months)
• Noise-cancelling headphones (yours after 6 months)
• Custom-fitted ear protection (yours immediately)
• A four-day week (ideally you’d take a Monday off)
• Flexible working hours
• Field trips around the UK and abroad for both working and learning opportunities 
• Access to Gleneagles Townhouse (as a guest of the Company Director) to work and socialise

If this sounds like you, or close enough, please email work@5000mgmt.com and say hello. If you don’t have a CV, that’s fine; you’re welcome to apply in any way you feel best represents you. Interviews will be in-person and online, and by the time the successful candidate is hired we’ll have met a number of times. It’s more important to us that we’re creatively and ethically aligned than it is your skillset matches exactly what we’re looking for, or that your experience or qualifications are extensive, though of course it would be great if your experience somewhat aligns with the areas listed above

Interviews will begin in November with the aim of the successful candidate starting at the beginning of January 2023


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