Talent Director Job Description Template
We are looking for a dynamic talent director to read scripts and determine the casting needs of a production. Your responsibilities will include looking at resumes and photographs of actors and auditioning the selected candidates for roles. You will then send the shortlist to the director who will decide on the performers.
To ensure success in this position, you should be detail-oriented with excellent organizational and communication skills. You should maintain meticulous records of performers and participate in contract negotiations. An excellent candidate should maintain a strong talent network and should be a regular participant in the entertainment world.
Talent Director Responsibilities:
- Reviewing scripts to make informed decisions about talent requirements.
- Liaising with directors or producers to find out more about their vision and requirements.
- Preparing actors for auditions or interviews by providing the script and information about casting expectations.
- Scheduling and conducting casting calls, auditions, and interviews with talented performers.
- Maintaining accurate files on actors.
- Working closely with talent agencies to pool information and resources in terms of talent scouting.
- Contacting agents and actors about performance opportunities and audition times.
- Mediating in contract agreements with actors or between actors and agents or production companies.
- Hiring and training personnel to help find actors in possession of particular talents or skills.
- Attending concerts, performances, plays, and movies to stay abreast of acting talent and cultural events.
Talent Director Requirements:
- A bachelor's degree in visual arts or media production, or a BSc. degree in human resources.
- At least 2 years of on-the-job experience as a director of talent in radio, television, stage, or movie productions.
- Membership of a professional organization, such as the Casting Society of America (CSA), is recommended.
- An understanding of performance management software and applicant tracking systems.
- A proven ability to deliver employee training programs.
- Knowledge of human resources and laws governing labor.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong sense of team spirit.
- An above-average ability to spot talent.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with individuals as well as teams.
- Excellent organizational abilities.