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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 resumes to be maintained on file for consideration in openings applicable to positions not listed below.

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.

Current Employment Opportunities

Marketing Manager

DEPARTMENT: Communications
REPORTS TO: Director of Audience Development
CLASSIFICATION:Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA in communications, marketing or related field. Ability to interact effectively as a team player with a variety of people; excellent written and oral communication skills; highly organized with attention to detail and quality across numerous simultaneous projects in a demanding, multi-activity work environment; ability to work well under pressure; persistence, perseverance, tenacity and integrity; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database usage. Tessitura experience, knowledge of classical music and fluency in Spanish a plus. Ideal candidate will be motivated for both personal and organizational success.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Marketing Manager will participate in the many processes of promoting the organization, its programs and concerts through advertising, public relations, research, promotions and ticket sales. The Marketing Manager will work within the Communications Department along with members of the Development, Artistic Operations, Community Engagement, and Musician Advancement departments to advance and complete projects as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In consultation with Director of Audience Development, manage production of various projects within specified timeframes, including collateral, advertising, merchandise and materials for other departments within the organization. This includes obtaining approvals on all publications and organizational collateral with all departments as applicable.
  • Establish relationships with NWS vendors for advertising, direct mail and other functions as appropriate. Deliver completed advertising and other necessary materials as required by NWS promotion plans.
  • Collaborate closely with the Development department for strategic initiatives and marketing support. Specifically for Friends of NWS, the annual Gala, Family Affair, corporate giving and ad hoc, broad-based annual fund campaigns.
  • In consultation with Vice President for Communications, Director of Audience Development and other staff as appropriate, develop and execute a digital media campaign aligning with NWS strategic goals and initiatives. This includes social media, promotional emails, and web development strategy.
  • Serve as one of several NWS representatives at a variety of NWS concert events throughout the season, including managing informational tables at NWS WALLCAST™ Concerts and NWS concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
  • Support research efforts as needed in areas such as recruiting, creation of materials, survey distribution and data collection.
  • Maintain content of NWS plasma screens and other projected materials throughout the New World Center. This includes posting new plasma assets, coordinating sponsor recognition on plasmas and in concert hall, and alerting appropriate staff of the need to update content in a timely manner.
  • Under direction of Director of Audience Development, maintain expense logs and fulfill invoice payments through regular submission of purchase orders. Regularly consult with Director of Audience Development regarding state of Marketing-related expenses.
  • All other duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION:
Negotiable subject to budgetary parameters.  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; parking privileges.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
E-mail cover letter and resume to marketing@nws.edu by April 11, 2014.  No phone calls, please.

Videographer

DEPARTMENT: Artistic Programs
REPORTS TO: Director of Video Production
CLASSIFICATION:Non-exempt

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Proficiency in Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro), Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop; experience with setup and lighting of single-camera and multi-camera shoots, both in-studio and on location; experience with Sony HD cameras (card-based); proficiency in Mac OS; experience with lighting for video and audio-recording for video; ability to interact effectively as a team player with a variety of personalities; good written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and quality; ability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously in a demanding, multi-activity work environment; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database usage.

Preferred: Experience with latest-technology broadcast video equipment, including Grass Valley switching consoles, Telemetrics robotic cameras, Compix Character Generators and Yamaha mixing consoles; understanding of the fundamentals of video streaming and compression methods and formats; experience with projectors and media servers; ability to read music and follow musical scores; rudimentary familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As assigned, video-record and post-produce selected educational and artistic events; coordinate recordings with production staff as necessary
  • As assigned, video-record and post-produce interviews with selected visiting conductors, soloists, composers, coaches, other faculty and alumni
  • Work at any assigned position (e.g., robotic camera operation, titling, switching, etc.) in the production control room during webcasts, WALLCAST™ Concerts, archival concert recordings, and activities transmitted externally and internally via broadband (Internet2) held or produced in auditorium or SunTrust Pavilion
  • As assigned, work under the direction of the Director of Video Production and/or Associate Director of Video Production in creating institutional and marketing videos
  • As assigned, assist in editing and archiving existing and newly produced artistic, educational, institutional and other videos
  • As assigned, work with the Director of Video Production in creating and running projection content for both the interior and exterior projection systems
  • As assigned, copy institutional and archival DVDs
  • Perform other video-related and motion graphics-related duties as assigned

COMPENSATION:
Negotiable subject to budgetary parameters.  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; parking privileges.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
E-mail cover letter, resume and links to online work samples by May 23, 2013 to Clyde Scott, Director of Video Production, New World Symphony at clyde.scott@nws.edu.  No phone calls, please.

Production Technician (Lighting Specialist)

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in theater; minimum of three years of theatrical experience, at a music school, orchestra, other performing arts organization, or with a touring company; experience with latest-technology lighting equipment (GrandMA and ETC Ion lighting consoles, Varilite VL-1000TS moving lights), video projection systems (Christie Roadie HD30K) and audio equipment (DigiDesign D1 mixing console, Yamaha DM2000V2 mixing console), mechanical staging, rigging and screen systems, and sound reinforcement; working knowledge of three-phase power and related systems; ability to interact effectively as a team player with variety of personalities; good written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and to the highest standards of stage and concert presentation; ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously in a demanding, multi-activity work environment; ability to read music; working familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music; a valid drivers’ license; ability to drive a manually operated truck with a lift gate; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database usage.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the Production Technician. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Production Technician. The 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the responsibilities of the Production Technician, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Production Technician will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Production Technician. The 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with the Senior Director of Program Operations, Technical Director and other production personnel in setting up stage, lobby, rehearsal rooms and other spaces for all activities held at the New World Center, elsewhere in the Miami area, and on domestic and international tours.
  • In consultation with the Technical Director, participates in the stage logistics required of all rental-related activities held at the New World Center.
  • Loads equipment and cases; drives truck(s) when appropriate for all events at the New World Center and while transporting equipment locally and on tour.
  • Participates in setting the stage according to the conductor’s specifications and to provide the best possible working environment for the musicians. Participates in stage changes during rehearsals and concerts.
  • As directed by the Technical Director, works flexible hours that include normal business hours, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • As directed by the Technical Director and in conjunction with the Director of lighting, serves as house lighting engineer for selected NWS productions. Ensures that stage and audience areas are properly lighted.
  • As directed by the Technical Director and in conjunction with the Director lighting, assists in the daily maintenance of all lighting and projector instruments within the New World Center.
  • Participates in weekly departmental and other production meetings.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION:
Non-exempt (hourly) position, negotiable salary subject to budgetary parameters. 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; parking privileges.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
E-mail cover letter, resume, and verifiable salary history by April 30, 2014 to:
William Quirk, Technical Director, New World Symphony;
E-mail: William.Quirk@nws.edu.  No phone calls, please

Production Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Artistic Programs
REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President for Artistic Planning and Programs
CLASSIFICATION:Non-exempt

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Baccalaureate degree in music and/or music technology; working knowledge of classical music; ability to read musical scores; pertinent concert production and office experience; strong writing skills; well-developed computer skills (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and database usage); attention to detail; ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment; willingness to work a variable schedule with an extensive time commitment, including frequent weekend and evening hours.

Preferred: Familiarity with basic audio editing software (e.g., Sound Forge, Audacity), presentation software (e.g., ProPresenter) and animation software (e.g., Adobe After Effects); basic image manipulation experience (e.g., Adobe Photoshop); knowledge of audio-video production hardware (e.g., routers, switchers).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as member of video production team in preparation for and production of NWS WALLCAST™ Concerts; provide score analysis relative to shot sequencing; act as score reader
  • Research and write projected program notes; compile and develop other information projected during concerts, including text translations; act as concert projectionist as assigned
  • Research, acquire and contractually license images used in projected content developed for selected concerts, including Discovery Concert background videos and video program notes
  • Conduct music- and project-related research projects on behalf of Senior Vice President and Artistic Director
  • Organize and coordinate ancillary concert activities, including exhibits, film presentations and lectures
  • Organize and coordinate rehearsal- and concert-related exchanges with composers and others via Internet2
  • Provide general administrative support to Senior Vice President
  • Perform other production-related duties as assigned

COMPENSATION:
Based on experience and subject to budgetary parameters. Extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance; paid vacation, sick and designated holiday leave; employer-matched 401k plan; parking privileges.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
E-mail cover letter and resume to Douglas Merilatt, Senior Vice President for Artistic Planning and Programs, New World Symphony at douglas.merilatt@nws.edu.  No phone calls, please.