Orchestra Librarian

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Orchestra Librarian




National Philharmonic’s Orchestra Librarian is responsible for the acquisition and preparation of music to be performed by the orchestra, chorale and Summer String Institutes. General duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Renting or purchasing scores and parts
  • Manage the string bowing process, collecting bow markings from principal string players on schedule and copying into parts
  • Mailing/distributing parts to orchestra members in advance of concerts
  • Maintaining an orderly archive with accurate inventories of scores/parts, copies of previously bowed parts
  • Selecting preferred editions of music in consultation with the conductor
  • Maintaining digital scans of all parts needed for a concert cycle
  • Marking cuts or inserts, page or rehearsal numbers, or fixing page turn issues
  • Collecting orchestra music following a concert cycle
  • Shipping rental music to/from publishers and maintaining shipping records
  • Submit invoices for payment, keeping accurate digital records
  • Prepare estimates of future music costs as part of the annual budgeting process
  • Concert and Rehearsal duty – be onsite for rehearsals and concerts to distribute music and care for any day of music issues
  • All other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree or comparable experience in a music related field, and knowledgeable in performance practice, music theory, and foreign language musical terms
  • Previous experience preparing orchestral music
  • Ability to think strategically, planning to meet far off deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly organized, reliable, efficient, accurate and prompt in all work habits.
  • Poise and grace under pressure, excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Proficient in basic office computer systems (Microsoft Office, Adobe, etc…)

Salary & Work Schedule:

$27-30 per hour based on experience. Time commitment ranges from 15-30 hours per week during the orchestra’s concert season (fall – spring). Lighter summer work schedule. The librarian is expected to be onsite during all orchestra rehearsals and concerts unless a suitable substitute has been arranged. Other working hours may be flexible to suit the individual’s needs and can be negotiated with his/her supervisor.

The orchestra librarian reports to the Director of Artistic Operations.

To Apply:

Candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Kyle Schick at kyle@nationalphilharmonic.org Position will remain open until filled.

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Job Category: Administrative
Position Type: Part Time
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