Career as Entertainment Manager

Stream : Business Management, Economics & Accounting,Media, Film & Mass communication
Sub Stream : Management,Event management

Managing performances, events, artistes and entertainers is the responsibility of an Entertainment Manager. These professionals work extensively throughout the world. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ENTERTAINMENT OFFICER/MANAGER-

An Entertainment Manager/ Officer differs from company to company, sector to sector but some of basic tasks required to performed are as follows: 

  • thinking up new ideas for events and gathering information on events or attractions in other parts of the country;
  • attending meetings with other council officers to discuss ideas and make decisions on which ones to take forward;
  • turning those ideas into strategic plans and, eventually, a programme of events;
  • liaising with neighbouring authorities to avoid duplication of events;
  • applying for grants, funding or sponsorship;
  • making decisions on how to use available funds most effectively and closely monitoring budgets;
  • deciding on venues and liaising with venue managers;
  • co-ordinating all the people involved in putting an event together;
  • booking artists and performers and negotiating their fees;
  • writing press releases and/or marketing materials, or liaising with marketing departments;
  • dealing with the media to ensure that events are well promoted;
  • arranging photo opportunities;
  • evaluating the success of events and writing and presenting reports.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED- 

While looking for a job, we search about the responsibilities, scope, qualification etc required for a particular. But we often forget the most important factors  i.e career interest, Aptitude and personality, needed to be considered, while applying for a job. 

Some of the basic aptitude, personality and interest required to succeed in this career are-

INTEREST

           APTITUDE

            PERSONALITY

     

Business

  • Good business acumen which as an employment officer you must be involved in activities which is profitable from business point of view.

   

     

Spontaneous

  • Entertainment Manager are extremely easy to replace. You won't be there long if you're late, lazy, or hard to manage.

 

  • No one likes to have to repeat themselves, so be on your toes at all times and listen intently to whatever directions you're given. 

 

 

 

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Passive

  • As you know this is not a 9 to 5 job, it will have long working longs. So to Survive in this industry you be someone who is accommodating and not easily annoyed and also cooperative and respectful.

 

  • Also gaining success in this field takes time, So you need to be someone who has patience, if you're good at what you do, someone will notice

     

 

EDUCATION QUALIFICATION REQUIRED-
Although there are no set entry requirements for this job, there are several degree specializations that are very helpful in getting a job as an Entertainment officer These include:-
•    Event Management 
•    Hospitality 
•    Business 
•    Management 
•    Marketing 
•    Public Relations 
•    Communication 
•    Event Planning 
Persons with experience working in Journalism, Communications, Liberal Arts, Business and Public Relations are able to transfer their skills readily becoming competent professionals.

 

FUTURE PROSPECTS & OPPORTUNITIES- 

 

They can find job in following sectors-

- Media & Environment industry. 

- Sports 

- E-commerce

- Cruise ships

- Hospitality sector

- Event management companies

- Film & Television industry etc.


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