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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:

DEPARTMENT: Communications

REPORTS TO: Director of Digital Communications

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Digital Media Storyteller is integral to conceptualizing and producing stories about New World Symphony and New World Center across a range of disciplines and message points. Collaboration and planning with various NWS departments is essential to create inspiring videos, photos and written content that supports our work in areas of marketing, brand awareness, fundraising and revenue generation. While the technical skills are vital to succeeding, the mindset and talent for crafting a story is of equal importance. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a media, journalism, broadcast or production environment
  • Portfolio of impressive multimedia work, including narrative works with high production and storytelling value
  • Demonstrated experience with all stages of the creative process, including but not limited to: planning, scripting, capturing and editing stills, audio and video
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects on varying deadlines
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and oral; consisting of e-mail exchanges with interviewees, colleagues, external stakeholders; planning and coordination; acting as a representative for NWS; captions and editing, etc.)
  • Keen eye for detail and composition
  • Demonstrated experience with graphics, video, audio, editing and other software programs required to carry out high-level production, such as the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.) or comparable video/photo editing programs
  • Team player with excellent organizational skills
  • Interest or knowledge of classical music or the performing arts is a plus

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce powerful creative multimedia works about the New World Symphony, New World Center and its mission
  • Translate and prioritize internal stakeholder requests for video content into compelling stories
  • Discuss content ideas from across the organization with Director of Digital Communications and VP/Communications
  • Provide regular updates on project timelines to Director of Digital Communications
  • Leverage local networks and production contacts to coordinate filming and additional videographers and/or equipment as needed
  • Manage relationships and communications with third-party vendors, including freelance videographers
  • Create, curate, organize and catalog a body of raw creative material (photography, video, audio) for use in storytelling; inclusive of fundraising, grant proposals, social media, marketing and media
  • Provide editorial, videography and multimedia support on special projects as required
  • Act as a representative of NWS at relevant conferences, meetings, events (such as the NWS Gala and WALLCAST Concerts) and/or other industry events
  • Work as a team member with Communications staff on various projects as assigned 

PLEASE NOTE
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. 

BENEFITS 
A competitive 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; parking privileges. 

APPLICATION 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected. To apply, submit cover letter and résumé to digital@nws.edu. Must include “Digital Media Storyteller” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE:  Facilities Maintenance Engineer
DEPARTMENT:  Facilities
SUPERVISOR:  Facilities Director
CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with the facilities director and facilities personnel in maintaining and servicing all building systems at New World Center and/or the housing site as assigned
  • Performs daily building inspections
  • Performs a variety of general and semi-skilled tasks and assignments within the building, offices and around the grounds of the organization
  • Completes maintenance requests as assigned and in accord with priorities set by the supervisor
  • Receives daily list of work orders to be accomplished
  • Reports any difficulties or circumstances preventing completion of assignments
  • May assist in setting up meeting and conference rooms
  • Moves and stores furniture and equipment
  • Assists in loading and unloading shipments 
  • Makes pick-up and delivery trips associated with maintenance tasks
  • Performs routine and unpredicted building maintenance
  • Participates in weekly departmental meetings
  • Required to work flexible hours including normal business hours, evenings, weekends & holidays
  • HVAC maintenance and repair
  • Electrical light bulb and light fixture maintenance and replacement
  • Plumbing repairs
  • Appliance repairs
  • Locks & Keys
  • Basic carpentry
  • Painting and drywall repair
  • Janitorial maintain public areas including maintenance to restrooms
  • Required to keep building grounds neat and attractive appearing by regularly mowing, raking, trimming, weed maintenance, watering and sweeping these areas.
  • Trash removal
  • Maintain clean and safe environment in the entire property
  • Maintain club room and gymnasium
  • Maintain office areas as well as practice rooms, atrium terrace, lobbies
  • Available to work concert events and or rental events on weekends, late at night or holidays 

Requirements of the Position

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Excellent customer service skills a must
  • Prior experience in the facilities maintenance field
  • On-call coverage for emergencies after hours, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to respond and remedy maintenance issues in a timely manner
  • A valid driver’s license 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of 5 years’ hands-on experience in operating, maintaining and repairing facilities mechanical equipment including but not limited to HVAC, air handlers, water treatment, centrifugal chillers, pumps, cooling towers, building automation, electrical service and repairs, life safety and security systems.  HVAC journeyman’s license and a refrigerant handler’s type universal certificate are highly desirable.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary to successfully perform essential functions of the facilities maintenance engineer. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position. The facilities maintenance engineer 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 apply various types of physical exertion, such as prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, and lifting. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Representative work environmental characteristics include indoor and outdoor work settings with mild to adverse exposure to environmental hazards; climbing of stairs and ladders and walking long distances to access all areas of the facility; varying degrees of noise and atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dust, etc. 

COMPENSATION:

Competitive extensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance; paid time off; employer-matched 401k plan; parking privileges. 

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:

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.  

In 2011 NWS inaugurated its 106,000-square-foot 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 campus is its unprecedented integration of technology into educational, rehearsal and performance spaces. Additional information can be found at www.nws.edu. NWS facilities also include a nine building apartment complex housing NWS fellows, guests and tenants.

TO APPLY:

Please submit cover letter and resume to facility@nws.edu.  

DEPARTMENT: Artistic Programs
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 william.quirk@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. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Be a part of magical experiences that include world-renowned artists, dazzling concerts and the sweeping shapes of Frank Gehry, all in the heart of Miami Beach. New World Symphony volunteers support the arts by sharing their time and energy as guides, hosts, and in many other areas. Make new friends, learn more about classical music, and gain the satisfaction that comes from helping where you are needed.

Please contact Richard Brown at 305.428.6776 or email volunteers@nws.edu for additional information.

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