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An incredible opportunity to join Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, licensing some of the most famous musical brands, including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Sunset Boulevard and Starlight Express.
We’re seeking a dynamic and experienced senior licensing professional to join our team full time, on a maternity cover basis. This pivotal role is based at our headquarters in Covent Garden, providing a unique opportunity to contribute to the legacy of one of the world’s foremost theatrical production companies.
Do you love theatre, have extensive global experience of licensing, and come from a theatre, entertainment, or live events background?
Follow the link for details on how to ‘audition’!: andrewlloydwebber.com/careers
DATE: From early-mid January 2024
EMPLOYMENT: Up to 12 months Fixed-Term Contract
LOCATION: Office based, with occasional home working (Covent Garden)
REPORTS TO: CEO
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 December 2023
ABOUT THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP
Founded in 1977, The Really Useful Group exists to represent, manage, and license the work of the most commercially successful composer of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber (ALW). We oversee the portfolio of brands under Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals and collaborate with best-in-class partners to extend them into traditional and non-traditional entertainment mediums.
90% of the Really Useful Group’s business is driven by licensing ALW Musicals brands to theatrical production partners globally. This is a leadership role, overseeing key markets and partners across Theatrical Production Licensing (TPL) for our professional productions, managing 1 shared report, as well as managing the Stock and Amateur productions business and its team of 3.
The TPL team are responsible for licensing and overseeing the quality of licensed theatrical productions globally in line with ALW Musicals’ brands and commercial strategy, working closely with all other departments on every aspect of the process. The key objectives of the role of Head (VP) of TPL are (a) to optimise our licensing income and (b) achieve the best creative and financial outcomes for our productions, in all capacities and territories that they are performed.
This role requires the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships; implement TPL strategy against the long term brand and commercial plan for ALW Musicals’ brands; coordinate and manage all elements of the licensing process including commercial, legal, financial, communication, marketing; and develop future exploitation opportunities.
This role will require the candidate to develop a good understanding of the ALW Musicals’ brands portfolio; understanding and knowledge of the markets in which we operate and relevant corresponding cultural, political and economical climates (evaluating their impact as relevant).
The Head (VP) of TPL will work with a broad network of industry professionals, including producers, theatre owners, creatives and general management; require flexibility in responding to the needs of the business and the ability to multi-task and manage licences at various stages of the life cycle. There will be travel required, but this will be in line with individual projects and discussed as part of the hiring process.
MAIN TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
If this role sounds like a good fit for you, please send us your CV and a covering letter via the portal below.
It is a requirement of this role to be legally entitled to work in the UK. This job description reflects the current situation. It does not preclude change or development that might be required in the future.