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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

Director of Accounting and Controller

DEPARTMENT:Finance
REPORTS TO:Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The director of accounting and controller is responsible for all institutional accounting and financial control functions for NWS and for reporting financial results of operations, including development of budgets, managing forecasts, and completion of interim and annual audited financial statements and tax returns. In collaboration with other department heads, the incumbent will manage, direct and coordinate daily and long-term activities of seven support staff. The incumbent must interact effectively as a team player with staff at all levels, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be highly organized with strong attention to detail and quality.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement and maintain accounting policies and internal controls to safeguard NWS assets and prepare operating data and special reports as required including interim and year-end financial statements in compliance with GAAP.
  • Oversee general accounting functions, which include inter-company accounting, cash management and reconciliation, and financial reporting. Maintain the company’s books and records on all transactions and assets.
  • In conjunction with the CFO oversee, coordinate, review and endorse annual budget proposals and interim proposed changes (forecasts) in a timely manner.
  • Compare financial performance with approved budgets and standards and report and interpret results of operations to all levels of management.
  • Plan and manage preparation of annual independent audited financial statements and Form 990.
  • Provide for control of all company orders to ensure conformity to established policies and procedures and to facilitate data control and retrieval of records.
  • Establish and administer tax policies and procedures. Supervise or coordinate preparation of reports to governmental agencies, including all relevant IRS and state filings.
  • Establish and administer tax policies and procedures. Supervise or coordinate preparation of reports to governmental agencies, including all relevant IRS and state filings.
  • Provide other managers and departments with financial information required by them to carry out their duties.
  • Assure protection of assets through internal controls and internal auditing, and with the CFO assure proper insurance coverage.
  • Manage daily treasury needs and with the CFO help manage short and long term credit facilities.
  • Ensure that the accounting function is staffed by qualified personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities of the department. Responsible for continued development of these personnel.
  • In conjunction with the CFO and NWS’ PEO, assist with managing human resources and implement employee life cycle activities (new hires, payroll, benefits and terminations).
  • Complete conversion to and full implementation of Financial Edge software and other accompanying programs such as PaperSave and ACH transactions.
  • All other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor or Masters Degree in Accounting and 15+ years progressive and demonstrable experience in and managing all aspects of a medium-sized accounting department with impeccable results. Experience in a not-for-profit educational and/or performing arts environment is highly desirable.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Excellent knowledge of Financial Edge or similar and Excel with a strong understanding of importing and exporting to other databases, and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook and Adobe software. Experience with Tessitura, ArtsVision, and multi-fund endowment and investment accounting is desirable. Candidate must be organized and have the ability to handle large workloads, overlapping deadlines, and multiple requests from different sources.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required.

COMPENSATION:
Annual salary based on experience and expertise supplemented with an extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, paid time off, employer matched 401k plan and parking. Start date September 2, 2014.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
Email letter of interest, resume and salary expectations to employment.finance@nws.edu.  Telephone calls will not be returned.

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:
Summary financial data as of May 31, 2014:
• Total assets $280 million
• Net assets $255 million
• Endowment $99 million
• 2013-14 operating budget $14 million
• 2014-15 operating budget $14.5 million

Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development
REPORTS TO: Director of Special Events
CLASSIFICATION:Exempt

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assist in or lead the coordination and execution of New World Symphony’s wide array of events, including the annual Gala, post-concert receptions, patron luncheons, Family Affair benefit, Friends of NWS events, corporate events and more.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree; knowledge and appreciation of classical music preferred
  • Two+ years of experience in event execution, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Strong written & oral communication skills; ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of individuals, ranging from patrons to vendors and sponsors, etc.
  • Excellent computer aptitude in, but not limited to: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word; experience using Tessitura or other database software; experience using ArtsVision or other scheduling software
  • Organizational skills; capable of juggling many details in a fast-paced environment
  • Keen attention to detail

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate event logistics
  • Create & maintain event attendance lists
  • Manage event expense processing, including budget reconciliation
  • Manage the production & mailing of invitations, solicitation materials, thank-you letters & post-event follow-up
  • Maintain event information in the Tessitura database and hard files
  • Compile event meeting agendas and minutes
  • Occasional event management support of New World Center rental events that present cultivation opportunities
  • Work closely with Director of Guest Services to ensure front of house staffing for events
  • Assist the Director of Corporate Development and Friends of NWS to execute event logistics
  • Keep eyes & ears open for new potential partners

Assist the Director with:

  • Creating event timelines
  • Vendor relations - serve as vendor liaison and maintain vendor files
  • Donor relations

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to the Director of Special Events
  • Supports the Director of Corporate Development and Friends of NWS
  • Regular interaction with the entire Development Department

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; 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 resume to Jack.Mizutani@nws.edu by August 1, 2014. No phone calls, please.

Web Administrator

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

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Web Administrator's role is to work as a member of the Communications Department to produce and update web content, perpetuate up-to-date content for the web environment and support graphic design workflow.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in computer science, business administration 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
  • Ability to manage numerous simultaneous projects, in a demanding, multi-activity work environment

PROFICIENCY IN:

Programming Languages – HTML 4, Javascript, XHTML, Flash AS3, C#, ASP.Net 3.5 and higher, CSS, XML

Platform Familiarity – SQL Server 2008 and up, ASP.net, Internet Information Services 6.0 and higher.

Software Familiarity – Adobe CS5, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and higher, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio, IE 8-current, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox. Tessitura experience a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy & Planning

  • 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
  • Provide regular reports of website traffic and trends using Google Analytics

Web Content Management

  • Assist to establish and follow update schedule for www.nws.edu, www.newworldcenter.com and other digital platforms of the New World Symphony
  • Regularly audit both websites and proactively identify areas where information is expired or soon to be expired and regularly report.
  • Edit .aspx pages using standard XHTML, HTML, and possible inline styles
  • Notify department of upcoming artwork/copy/programming needs in time to keep information up-to-date
  • Work with Box Office to keep NWS and rental performance and promotion information and sales setting/info up-to-date on both websites

Graphic Design Support

  • Collaborate with Creative Director to enhance departmental graphic design capacity, with a focus on creation of graphic and video assets for www.nws.edu, www.newworldcenter.com and online promotions/advertisements.

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; 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 resume to Marketing@nws.edu by August 1, 2014. No phone calls, please.

House Manager

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications
REPORTS TO: Director of Guest Services
CLASSIFICATION:Exempt

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Volunteer Corps Program
In conjunction with the Director of Guest Services coordinate and manage the volunteer program. This will include (but not limited to):

  • Recruit and train new volunteers
  • Monitor future needs for volunteers and seek additional help where required
  • Track volunteer hours worked and create reports
  • Implement a continuous improvement training program for the volunteers
  • Create Volunteer Bugle newsletter periodically

Front-of-House activities at New World Symphony concerts and New World Center rental events
Assist the Director of Guest Services at concerts and events to provide a superior customer service orientated experience for our guests. This will include (but not limited to):

  • Prepare briefing sheets and sign-in sheets for the volunteers/event staff
  • Prepare scanners for ticket takers
  • Manage and direct volunteers
  • Assist guests with any issues
  • Assist the Director of Guest Services in resolving any guest complaints or logistic issues
  • Manage performances/events when assigned

Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Represent Front-of-House at customer walkthroughs and meetings in the absence of Director of Guest Services
  • Assist with the docent program
  • Conduct guest tours in the absence of docents
  • Assist the Director of Guest Services to coordinate with other event staff (security, facilities, housekeeping, police, etc.)
  • Deputize for the Director of Guest Services in his absence
  • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Excellent decision making and conflict resolution skills
  • Superior time management and prioritization skills
  • Collaborative and team-focused work style
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to remain calm and composed under all situations
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Preferred:

  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Previous customer service experience at a performing arts center
  • Previous experience at managing events
  • Supervisory experience
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of ADA requirements
  • Knowledge of Tessitura

COMPENSATION:
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 and resume to HouseManager@nws.edu. 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 June 30, 2014 to:
William Quirk, Technical Director, New World Symphony;
E-mail: William.Quirk@nws.edu.  No phone calls, please