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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

Assistant Technical Director for Distance Education

DEPARTMENT: Musician Advancement
REPORTS TO: Technical Director for Distance Education and New Media Initiatives
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt (hourly)

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Assistant Technical Director for Distance Education is responsible for technical production and related administrative coordination of distance education activities. S/he is additionally responsible for supporting members of the Musician Advancement and Rental departments in the execution of projects which leverage streaming, communication, audio, and video technologies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology/Networking/Distance Education or equivalent production and administrative experience
  • Experience with a variety of interactive video/audio technologies and recording and editing equipment and ability to rapidly learn new equipment, techniques and technology
  • Certifications a plus
  • Minimum of three years of experience with video conferencing technologies such as H.323, Ultragrid, LOLA, ConferenceXP and commercial solutions such as Google Hangouts, Skype and Jabber
  • Strong technology troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage logistical and technical details for production level events
  • Must be comfortable in a high-stress, broadcast environment and interacting with high-level education administrators, government officials and performance artists
  • Strong understanding of Classical recording techniques
  • Must be able to work autonomously and as part of a team

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support, organize, produce, and facilitate current NWS Internet2 and Skype activities including: Fellow private lessons, master classes, living composers at rehearsals, virtual hangouts, education webcasts, community engagement lessons given by fellows to students nationally and internationally, with emphasis on current work in Medellin, and technical production of experimental performance formats
  • Provide support for the planning and execution of the biannual Network Performing Arts Production Workshop
  • Maintain Internet2, videoconferencing technologies and related networking infrastructure, including Skype carts and other hardware and software
  • Assist in experimentation, beta testing, evaluation, recommendation and purchasing of appropriate equipment and software as required
  • Research, test, and implement new streaming and related networking technologies
  • Improve streaming media and production practices
  • Provide technical support for all rental projects that require internet, streaming media or videoconferencing support
  • Assist with video post-production for Musician Advancement activities and programs

COMPENSATION:
Salary commensurate with experience.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and résumé to employment.ma@nws.edu.

Associate Director of Video Production

DEPARTMENT: Artistic Programs
REPORTS TO: Director of Video Production
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: BA or BFA in Television Production (or similar); or Broadcast Television Engineer certification (CBTE); or Video Engineer certification (CEV); experience with state-of-the-art broadcast video equipment including: Grass Valley switching consoles, Telemetrics robotic cameras, Compix Character Generators, various HD cameras, and Yamaha mixing consoles; experience with setup and lighting of single camera and multi-camera shoots—both in-studio and in the field; experience working with video over fiber; experience working with media servers; an understanding of the fundamentals of video streaming and compression methods and formats; ability to interact effectively, discretely, and as both leader and team player with variety of personalities; good written and oral communication skills; fanatical attention to detail; ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously in demanding, multi-activity work environment; ability and willingness to work extended and variable schedule; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database usage.

Preferred: Ability to read music and follow musical scores; working familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music; proficiency in Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro), Adobe Creative Suite; experience with Christie projectors and Coolux’s Pandora’s Box

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain integrity of video equipment and video infrastructure throughout facility; perform routine maintenance and simple repairs
  • Maintain integrity of projectors and projection infrastructure throughout facility; perform routine maintenance and simple repairs
  • Work closely with Technical Director and potential renters to identify equipment, personnel and video/projection infrastructure needs for upcoming rentals; work as supervising video engineer for rental projects as necessary
  • Consult with Director of Video Production to plan video recording of selected educational and artistic events, including performances, rehearsals, master classes and other coaching activities, community engagement events, seminars, lectures, and Internet2 transmissions; video record and post-produce as necessary selected educational and artistic events; coordinate recordings with production staff and Director of Audio Services as necessary
  • Work with the Director of Video Production to identify and prioritize capital purchases to improve existing infrastructures as well as explore emerging technologies
  • Be prepared to work at any position in the “Broadcast Booth” during webcasts, WALLCASTS, archival concert recordings, and Internet2 activities taking place in the Main Hall or Suntrust Pavilion (robotic camera operator, titling, switching etc…)
  • Consult with IT and others as necessary to develop digital archives of existing and future institutional videos; spearhead the initiative to capture and catalog much of our existing video library
  • Perform other video-related duties as assigned

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
E-mail cover letter, resume, links to online work samples, and verifiable salary history by March 13, 2015 to Clyde Scott, Director of Video Production, New World Symphony at clyde.scott@nws.edu. No phone calls, please.

Part-Time Production Technician (on call when needed)

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

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This is an on call as needed position with no guarantee of hours. This position will require upon hiring, a drug test and criminal background check

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of two years of theatrical production experience or two years of course studies in theater; basic knowledge of orchestral layouts, staging, audio, lighting or video; ability to interact effectively with other team members with variety of personalities; attention to detail and to the highest standards of theatrical production and concert presentation.

  • Assist full time technical staff
  • Set up and take down of various technical systems to include, lighting, staging, audio and video
  • Load equipment and cases; Drive truck for events at the New World Center and transportation of equipment
  • Set the stage according to the conductor’s specifications and provide the best possible working environment for the musicians
  • Work flexible hours, to be determined by the Technical Director, that include normal business hours, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

One or more of the following is required:

  • Knowledge of staging set up
  • Basic knowledge of stage lighting set ups; knowledge of the GrandMA, ETC and Vari*Lites is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of audio set ups; knowledge of the Digico D1 Live, and Lectrosonics microphone wireless system is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of video projectors and software; knowledge of the Coolux/Pandora’s Box, Sony Ex3 Camera’s, Telemetrics robotic camera system, and/or a Grass Valley Kayak switcher is a plus

PHYSICAL AND WORKING DEMANDS:

The physical and working demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary and environmental characteristics present to successfully perform the essential functions of the Part-Time Production Technician. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Part-Time Production Technician. The Part-Time 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. The Part-Time 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.

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

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
Submit cover letter and résumé to wquirk@nws.edu by January 31, 2015. 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