HI-FI is a concert and special events venue located in the heart of Fountain Square. Our team of passionate music lovers live and breath live music. We're obsessed with experiences: fans, artists and quality of sound. Our team works tirelessly to find and secure cutting edge artists, create incredible fan experiences and help grow the profile of our neighborhood. HI-FI has consistently been recognized and awarded various local accolades for "Best Mid-Sized Venue" and "Best Sounding Live Music Venue" in Indianapolis. 

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TALENT BUYER

HI-FI is seeking an experienced talent buyer to book and program HI-FI (400 cap) and LO-FI (100 cap) venues. This role also extends to include the ability to develp and grow artists in other venues in which MOKB produces shows including The Vogue, White Rabbit, Garfield Park, Old National Centre, Fountain Square Theatre, Athaneaum and more. Our Talent Buyer is the driving force behind the consistent and diverse programming that has built the repuation of the venue. Responsibilities include booking shows, creation of talent offers, negotiation, internal communication with marketing and production teams, creative programming while overseeing the production of successful events start-to-finish. This role is responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with artists, managers and talent agents while offering a strong connection to the local music community. A passion for artist development is a must. Candidates should be prepared for a fast-paced, collaborative work environment with a passionate team of music lovers. The Talent Buyer reports directly to MOKB Presents President and Founder, Josh Baker.

We are currently intrested in an experienced Talent Buyer or the option of supplementing our existing team with a Junior Buyer. For either role, a minimum of two years of talent buyer or promoter experience is required. 

This is not an entry level position or internship.

Job Requirements: 

  • Minimum of two years of talent buyer, promoter, concert/event experience  
  • This is not an entry level position or internship.

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Offer and confirm profitable concerts and events through active outreach to artists, management and talent agents for HI-FI, LO-FI and external partner venues.
  • Start to finish coordination with our team to produce successful events–taking a show through the various stages including offer, negotiation, confirmation, forecasting, announce, marketing, advancing, production, settlement and reporting.  
  • Manage, control and update multiple calendars using Prism venue and promoter management software.
  • Network and build relationships with agents, artist management, venue managers and other potential clients. Maintain current client relationships.
  • Forecast show financials and build budgets based on market knowledge with internal and external data including tour history, market research, industry trends, artist audience metrics and ticket counts.  


Coordinate with internal support teams: 

  • Marketing: announce/on-sales setup, liaise with artist marketing reps, support fan club partnership and ticket promotion
  • Operations: execution of artist contracts
  • Production: advanced communication and preparation, rider and production requirements, deposit and settlement payments and final reports to artist and internal teams


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Arts Management or Marketing/Communications is preferred, but not required
  • Available for full-time (40+ hours per week) work schedule which could include long hours, nights, weekends
  • Open-minded with acceptance to all cultures, music genres and art forms
  • Previous experience supervisor, leading, and/or mentoring team
  • Established contacts and relationships in the music industry
  • Experience working in a live music environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic accounting practices and ticketing systems
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Exceptional attention to detail is a MUST
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and professional presentation
  • Outgoing personality with the ability to cultivate and build new relationships
  • Exceptional negotiation skills with an ability to analyze complex documents
  • Basic software applications including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and their Google counterparts. An elevated knowledge of spreadsheets and budgets.
  • Special consideration to knowledge or history using key technology including Pollstar, Prism, Hubspot, Asana, Slack  
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BARTENDERS

HI-FI's bar staff excells in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the highest level of customer service. With a fully-stocked spirit bar, 24 taps of local and craft beers and a wide variety of club merchandise, we hire the best of the best. HI-FI hosts a variety of events including sold-out concerts, corporate events and private parties. All bar roles (bartenders and barbacks) must be able to operate in a lively, fast-paced environment. 

Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma, GED -or- equivalent
  •  Minimum 21 years of age
  •  Valid INDIANA ATC servers license
  •  Minimum 2 years bartending/service experience
  •  Excellent knowledge of local, domestic and import beer, wine and spirits
  •  Late-night availability (average Shift: 7 PM - 1 AM)
  •  Computer/POS literacy
  •  Conversationally fluent in English language 

SAFETY & SECURITY STAFF

HI-FI's safety and security staff excells in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the highest level of customer service and the safety of our patrons at all times. With concerts and special events taking place six nights a week, our safety and security staff members are problem solvers, detail-oriented and level headed. All security and safety staff roles (door persons) must be able to operate in a lively, fast-paced environment. 

Qualifications:  

  • High School Diploma, GED -or- equivalent
  •  Minimum 21 years of age
  •  Past security, bouncer or crowd control exprience
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs or more without assistance
  •  Late-night availability (average Shift: 7 PM - 1 AM)
  •  Conversationally fluent in English language