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Nothing is more rewarding than working with music and talented musicians. Join the New World Symphony family, be a part of Miami's explosive cultural growth. Specific information about job qualifications, responsibilities, compensation, benefits and application procedures for each available position may be found below. These positions are open to all qualified candidates, the New World Symphony is a not for profit organization and an equal opportunity employer. Please be sure to check on the availability of positions from time to time as this section of the NWS website will reflect current job vacancies. Interested candidates may also submit their résumés to be maintained on file for consideration in openings applicable to positions not listed below.

Current Employment Opportunities

Assistant to the Dean and Community Engagement Manager

DEPARTMENT: Musician Advancement
REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President and Dean
SUPERVISES: Musician Advancement Intern (when applicable)
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW:

In support of the New World Symphony’s institutional mission, the Assistant to the Dean/Manager of Community Engagement provides administrative support to the Senior Vice President and Dean and coordinates NWS’ Community Engagement training, concerts and activities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to hone skills and gain experience in a variety of aspects of higher education, arts management and community engagement, depending on his/her interests and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Baccalaureate degree and 1-3 years of arts management experience in an administrative role; strong people skills, strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to prioritize and manage numerous tasks with high attention to detail; a high degree of organization; a working knowledge of classical music; the ability to interact positively, sensitively and with diverse people in a variety of settings; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, ArtsVision, and Tessitura; willingness to be flexible in scheduling of work hours. Position requires utmost discretion and confidentiality.

Good driving record and personal vehicle required for Community Engagement work.

Desired: Experience working with schools or community-based organizations, fluency in Spanish.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the Dean, responsible for:

  • Providing general administrative support particularly in the areas of scheduling, contact management, expense reports and reimbursements, and travel
  • Facilitating communication and meetings with Fellows, staff, trustees and other high-profile contacts; drafting correspondence; fielding phone calls
  • Preparing information needed for the Dean’s meetings
  • Scheduling regular department meetings, distributing agendas, taking notes as needed and communicating follow-up tasks, maintaining the time-off calendar for the department
  • Providing administrative support for the National Association of Schools of Music re-accreditation processes
  • Arranging travel, accommodations, logistics and schedules for participants in the NWS Sounding Board Series and leadership programs, as well as managing the logistics of these programs
  • Managing in ArtsVision all Fellow transcripts
  • Managing the budget for the Musician Advancement department and coordinating the budget and reforecast process with the Finance department
  • Executing basic research requests
  • Performing all other duties as required

Under the direction of the Director of Community Engagement, responsible for:

  • Coordinating performances, coachings and the interaction of Fellows with community partners at the New World Center, in the Miami area, internationally and via distance technologies
  • Database upkeep including tagging Community Engagement events in ArtsVision to appear on institutional weekly schedules, entering NWS’ Community Engagement contacts in Tessitura and entering Fellow’s Community Engagement participation in ArtsVision
  • Organizing meetings and social events related to Community Engagement
  • Participating in the creation of and working within program budgets
  • Helping prepare reports and statistical data as needed
  • Maintaining effective communication and positive relationships with external partners
  • Staffing Musician Advancement-related events as needed (including some evening and weekend events)
  • Driving Fellows to Community Engagement events as needed

COMPENSATION:
Salary commensurate with experience; extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability and life insurance; paid vacation, personal, sick and designated holiday leave; employer-matched 401k plan.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
Submit cover letter and résumé to employment.ma@nws.edu by December 19, 2014.

Multimedia Storyteller & Editor

DEPARTMENT: Communications
REPORTS TO: Vice President for Communications
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Multimedia Storyteller & Editor will work with the Vice President of Communications in determining the focus of stories, and will subsequently work with various departments in the New World Symphony to create inspiring videos, photos and written content in support of NWS' mission and special projects. As the storyteller, this position will both create and produce multimedia works, as well as editing works written and directed by others. Stories should be told in as many media as possible including video, audio, narrative text, interviews, images and others. While the technical skills are vital to succeeding, the mindset and talent for crafting a story is of equal importance.

The storyteller will be responsible for the creation of materials in support of the New World Symphony’s fundraising and marketing efforts. This may involve local travel to capture and tell the stories of America’s Orchestral Academy and our impact on the local community, as well as working with staff, program participants and community members to deliver these stories in compelling ways.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Portfolio of impressive creative work, including narrative works with high production and storytelling value
  • Experience planning, scripting, capturing and editing videos
  • Experience interviewing and representing in creative works participants in unique subcultures or social movements
  • Candidates should have a proven record of creating compelling creative pieces with high production value
  • Experience in the Free/Open Source software movement or another movement- or community-oriented world
  • Exceptional writing, graphics, video, research experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce powerful creative multimedia works about the New World Symphony, our projects and our mission
  • Direct and manage creative resources (from creative firms to volunteers) in doing the same
  • Direct and manage video projects with local students
  • Create and curate a body of raw creative material (photography, video, writing, graphic design and more) for use in storytelling, inclusive of fundraising, grant proposals, social media, marketing and media
  • Work as a team member with Communications staff on various projects

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES:

  • In consultation with the Director of Audience Development, collaborate with Director of Web Development to support production of large-scale website enhancements or updates
  • Regularly provide information about new trends and/or opportunities that could further NWS' strategic initiatives
  • Identify social media trends and/or opportunities to enhance engagement and awareness of NWS through NWS’ social media platforms
  • Graphic Design Support for the marketing department

COMPENSATION:
Salary commensurate with experience; extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability and life insurance; paid vacation, personal, sick and designated holiday leave; employer-matched 401k plan.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
To apply, please submit your cover letter, résumé, and send five links to videos that you planned, captured, created and/or edited, detailing your role in the process; two story/themed writing samples and any multimedia works or other samples of your work to storyteller@nws.edu.

Part-Time Production Technician (on call when needed)

DEPARTMENT: Artistic Programming
REPORTS TO: Technical Director
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt (hourly)

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This is an on call as needed position with no guarantee of hours. This position will require upon hiring, a drug test and criminal background check

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of two years of theatrical production experience or two years of course studies in theater; basic knowledge of orchestral layouts, staging, audio, lighting or video; ability to interact effectively with other team members with variety of personalities; attention to detail and to the highest standards of theatrical production and concert presentation.

  • Assist full time technical staff
  • Set up and take down of various technical systems to include, lighting, staging, audio and video
  • Load equipment and cases; Drive truck for events at the New World Center and transportation of equipment
  • Set the stage according to the conductor’s specifications and provide the best possible working environment for the musicians
  • Work flexible hours, to be determined by the Technical Director, that include normal business hours, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

One or more of the following is required:

  • Knowledge of staging set up
  • Basic knowledge of stage lighting set ups; knowledge of the GrandMA, ETC and Vari*Lites is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of audio set ups; knowledge of the Digico D1 Live, and Lectrosonics microphone wireless system is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of video projectors and software; knowledge of the Coolux/Pandora’s Box, Sony Ex3 Camera’s, Telemetrics robotic camera system, and/or a Grass Valley Kayak switcher is a plus

PHYSICAL AND WORKING DEMANDS:

The physical and working demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary and environmental characteristics present to successfully perform the essential functions of the Part-Time Production Technician. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Part-Time Production Technician. The Part-Time Production Technician is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is constantly required to exert various types of physical exertion, such as prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, and lifting. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The Part-Time Production Technician works in indoor and outdoor work settings with mild to adverse exposure to environmental hazards and must be able to climb stairs and ladders and walk long distances to access all areas of the facility. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to loud. The employee in this position works in varying settings and will be subject to noise and atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odor, dust, etc.

PLEASE NOTE:
Many events will require non-traditional office hours that include nights & weekends during season. The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

COMPENSATION:
Salary commensurate with experience

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
Submit cover letter and résumé to wquirk@nws.edu by January 31, 2015. No phone calls, please.

Organization:

Co-founded in 1988 by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, is a dynamic, internationally recognized post-graduate educational institution with a mission to prepare gifted graduates of top music schools for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world. NWS Fellows are challenged by a demanding course of practical training, performances and instructional activities intended to develop the full complement of skills and qualifications required of musicians in the 21st century. The three-year fellowship program offers a wide range of performance and educational opportunities in both domestic and international venues. The New World Symphony's success may be measured in part by the careers of its hundreds of alumni who have attained positions with professional orchestras and ensembles throughout America and around the world.

During the 2010-11 season, the New World Symphony inaugurated its new Frank Gehry-designed campus—a laboratory for the way classical music is taught, presented and experienced—in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco district. A highlight of the new campus is its unprecedented integration of technology into educational, rehearsal and performance spaces. An iconic concert auditorium features a nearly 360-degree projected video and lighting capability; a large additional complement of theatrical lighting; nine robotic cameras and an HD media suite; and top-of-the-line audio recording and sound reinforcement equipment. The campus also includes seven video, lighting and audio design and post-production studios. Some articles about the new building and its opening can be found here:
http://www.nws.edu/Press.aspx