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Click on the following links below to learn more about job qualifications, responsibilities, compensation, benefits, and application procedures. 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 web site 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.
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. The successful applicant for this position will join a 14-member team (specific to concert operations and to video, lighting and audio production) in producing media-rich performances for live audiences, for webcast, and for live simulcast (WALLCAST™) onto the building's exterior projection façade, the largest permanent projection surface in North America. In addition, the successful applicant will participate in the production of the New World Symphony's numerous educational initiatives, including distance-learning projects via Internet2 and the development of the organization's virtual library, an online source of information and reference for music students and classical music enthusiasts around the world. Some articles about the new building and its opening can be found here: http://www.nws.edu/Press.aspx.
DEPARTMENT: Musician Advancement
REPORTS TO: Associate Dean for Visiting Faculty and Orchestra Manager (indirect report to Associate Dean for Admissions, Fellow and Alumni services; and Associate Dean for Chamber Music Activities)
SUPERVISES:Musician Advancement Intern (when applicable)
Baccalaureate degree and 1-3 years of arts management experience; strong written and verbal communication skills; a working knowledge of classical music; the ability to interact sensitively with a variety of personalities; the ability to prioritize and manage numerous tasks with attention to detail; a high degree of organization and creativity; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; willingness to be flexible in scheduling of work hours.
Proficiency in Microsoft Access and Microsoft Money applications, fluency in Spanish.
- Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Visiting Faculty and Orchestra Manager, support in-person instrumental instructional activities for NWS Fellows and collaborations with partner institutions using institutional distance education capabilities. Responsible for:
- Executing all visiting instrumental faculty contracts, managing Visa petitions (if applicable), travel, accommodations, and schedules
- Facilitating faculty participation in coaching sessions (live and through distance technologies), recording segments for NWS’ Virtual Library, rehearsal observations, meetings, and any other pertinent activities
- Using the ArtsVision database to record Fellow’s attendance for all rehearsals, concerts, lessons, and participation in all program areas in order to ensure proper transcript management
- Preparing reports and statistical data regarding Fellows, alumni, and faculty as needed
- Staffing Musician Advancement-related events as needed (including some evening and weekend events)
- Collaborating internally with:
- Development—to provide public visibility for coaching programs, assist in preparation of funding reports, and provide information on alumni
- Communications—to bring public visibility to alumni activities and coaching programs, assist in sharing department and alumni news
- Artistic Programs—to coordinate guest artist coaching opportunities
- Technology—to build upon current technology-mediated coaching and alumni initiatives
- Performing all other duties as assigned
- Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Director of Admissions, Fellow and Alumni Services, responsible for:
- Updating the annual Fellows’ Handbook
- Executing contracts for visiting wellness faculty, managing Visa petitions (if applicable), travel, accommodations, and schedules
- Facilitating wellness coaching sessions in person and through distance technologies
- Supporting health, counseling, support services, and insurance options for Fellows
- Managing issuance of F-1 student Visas and addenda using SEVIS for foreign national Fellows
- Managing instrument insurance and maintenance programs for Fellows
- Helping facilitate emergency financial assistance for Fellows
- Recording alumni information using ArtsVision database
- Connecting with NWS alumni to organize events, social media participation, and coaching of Fellows in person and using distance technologies
- Processing all NWS Fellow applications and fees and scheduling auditions for NWS applicants
- Managing NWS auditions in Miami
- Overseeing occasional mass-mailings
- Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Director of Chamber Music, responsible for:
- Helping manage and acting as a resource for Fellow solo recital and chamber music performances
- Facilitating communications and chamber music coaching sessions in person and through distance technologies
Salary commensurate with experience; extensive benefits package.
APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
Submit cover letter and résumé to email@example.com by November 18th.