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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

Director of Online Programs

REPORTS TO: President and CEO (temporarily), in close collaboration with Artistic Director

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

NWS is searching for a Director of Online Programs, a newly created position, to oversee the development and presentation of New World Symphony's online educational and artistic initiatives. The successful applicant will give structure to NWS’ current online programs, insure that the content and tone of NWS’s online presence is aligned with its tradition and current brand, and will anticipate future programs, including ones that are experimental in nature. These include, but are not limited to, special projects developed and led by the Artistic Director, as well as MUSAIC, an online source of information and reference, created by NWS in collaboration with other music training institutions, for music students and classical music enthusiasts around the world. The Director of Online Programs will work closely with the Artistic Director, as well as collaborate with staff across all departments, fellows, visiting artists and faculty, and external partners.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In consultation with the SVP of Artistic Programs, manage the development and presentation of online artistic content and design
  • In consultation with the SVP and Dean, and the Musician Advancement team, manage the development and presentation of online educational content, as well as the involvement of NWS fellows in various online projects, including:
    • MUSAIC content generation timelines for NWS fellows, NWS faculty, partner institutions, and other external contributors
    • Uploading of assets, generation of metadata, and bookmarking of new videos on MUSAIC
  • In consultation with Director of Video Production and other pertinent production staff, oversee:
    • timelines for the editorial process
    • internal video production workflows
    • final editing of such projects prior to their presentation online, including technical review of Premier Partner submissions to MUSAIC
  • In consultation with the CFO, manage all fiscal budgets relating to online projects
  • In consultation with the VP of Communications and other communications staff, manage the timelines for web development, design, online presence, PR, customer service, communications strategies, and marketing of the online projects, including:
    • Growth of the MUSAIC user base through effective content curation and development of innovative social programs
    • Website design, software development, and planning of new features on MUSAIC with developer Fractured Atlas, Inc.
  • In consultation with the Executive Vice President, the VP for Communications, and the Director of Video Production, develop and execute means and opportunities to represent, promote and distribute the New World Symphony’s fellowship program, its fellows and its artistic and educational activities on online video for external communications and other publicity purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An advanced understanding of digital content platforms, online modalities, and instructional design
  • A track record of successfully developing, launching, distributing, promoting, and/or otherwise managing large-scale online platforms
  • Extensive knowledge of website and mobile app design and functionality
  • Familiarity with music production—including music video production, streaming media, on-line content distribution, and digital asset management
  • Excellent project-based organizational skills and ability to manage numerous simultaneous projects in a demanding, multi-activity work environment
  • Ability to interact effectively as both a leader and team player with a variety of creative personalities
  • Proven capacity to manage budgets
  • Proficiency with post-production software including, but not limited to Final Cut Studio, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop
  • Ability to anticipate, troubleshoot, and manage online customer service needs
  • Familiarity with the orchestral and chamber music repertoire
  • Proven attention to detail and to the highest standards of production and online presentation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred:
An advanced degree, an academic path that exhibits training in digital media and the classical music field (including the ability to read music), or equivalent work experience; demonstrated use of creative thinking around video content distribution and software development of artistically driven projects.

COMPENSATION:
Negotiable 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 PROCEDURE:
E-mail cover letter and résumé to employment@nws.edu by August 31, 2014.

Web Administrator

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

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Web Administrator's role is to work with the Director of Web Development, as a member of the Communications Department, to design web layouts using CSS, HTML 5 and JavaScript, 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 résumé to Marketing@nws.edu by September 30, 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, résumé 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.

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