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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)


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.


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.


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

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.

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


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: