Proship is hiring recruiters

May 4th, 2012

2011-2012 has been a great year for Proship Entertainment.  We closed our fiscal year on March 31st 2012 with a revenue growth of 17% over the previous year.  That means a combination of 17% more jobs and better salaries for our musicians located all over the world.

The secret of our success is partially due to our NO COMMISION, NO FEE, NO COST policy towards 99% of our musicians.  The corporations pay us a fee directly over and above the musician salary.  This unique policy attracts the top talent, and therefore our clients benefit from the quality of individuals we have to offer.  Why pay for an agent when you can get everything for free?  In addition, who else in our business has twelve professional entertainment performers working as recruiters,  a dedicated contracting department whose sole purpose is to help you get all the paperwork sorted and a 24/7 helpline for travel emergencies?  The answer is no else, and that’s part of the reason for our success.

Another for our success is our amazing in-house staff.  In order to answer the increasing demand of the entertainment industry for Proship’s top talent, we are currently hiring recruiters for the Montreal office.  If you have this inner drive to help musicians in their careers, live in Montreal, are a professional musician yourself, fluent in English with phone work experience, CALL US because we want to talk to you.  Seize this opportunity to join our company on this journey.

Daniel Thibault, Chief Executive Officer

Playing for a Living

September 29th, 2011

Frequently, I speak to musicians who are doing much more than just playing in order to earn a living.  A lot of them are teaching, composing, or working day jobs just to keep the income coming in.  Don’t get me wrong, there are many that for whom teaching is a passion, and it’s more of a career to them than playing.  But there are also many that see their teaching gigs as a ‘necessary evil’ just to keep a paycheck coming in.  A lot of musicians turn to ship gigs because they’re tired of the rat race.  Tired of bratty kids or tired of the 9 to 5.  It’s definitely not for everyone.  Not everyone’s personal situation allows the flexibility to get out of town for 6 months at a time, but for those that are able, the chance to play every day in a professional setting is the opportunity that they’ve been waiting for.

Greg Buckles, Account Manager

Time Of My Life

May 23rd, 2011

Throughout my career as founder of Proship Entertainment, I’ve been asked countless of times: “Did you ever worked on ships yourself?”  The answer is: yes and I had the time of my life.  In fact I had so much fun, I started this company whilst onboard my first vessel, in cabin CW-8 of the SS Amerikanis.  During the two-day crossings between New York City and St-Georges in Bermuda, I was able to borrow the purser’s typewriter to put together our company’s first agreements, procedures and correspondence. Read the rest of this entry »

Need a job? Run away and join the circus

April 25th, 2011

By Kim Hjelmgaard, MarketWatch

March 25, 2011, 1:56 p.m. EDT

Need a job? Run away and join the circus

The circus-arts sector is hiring even in this economy

LONDON(MarketWatch) — It used to be enough when all else failed to simply run away and join the circus. And in today’s mediocre hiring environment, it turns out the circus may still be a reliable source of job openings. Read the rest of this entry »

How to put a promo pack together.

April 20th, 2011

I have been working at Proship Entertainment for over 8 years and many of you already know me. I started in January 2003 and although I came from an accounting background, I was also a drummer in a band for many years. I knew what I had to do to get good paying gigs: Make a very good promo pack! The better the promo pack, the better the job. I did not know anything about the cruise ship Read the rest of this entry »

Cruising Down Under

March 21st, 2011

I recently came back from a 14 day cruise that began in Sydney, Australia and ended in Auckland, New Zealand. It was everything & more of what I had expected, with fantastic views & different places to see almost daily. I have to thank my wife who first got me hooked on cruising about 10 years ago & this was in fact our 12th cruise & definitely my favorite. Read the rest of this entry »