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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:

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:  Vice President, Program Operations
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree, preferably in theater production; minimum of five years of manager-level theatrical production experience, at a music school, orchestra, or other performing arts organization; knowledge of and experience with current-technology audio equipment (DigiDesign D1 mixing console, Yamaha DM2000V2 mixing console), lighting equipment (GrandMA and ETC Ion lighting consoles, Varilite VL-1000TS moving lights) and video projection systems (Christie Roadie HD30K), mechanical staging, rigging and screen systems, sound reinforcement, and Vectorworks CAD software; knowledge and experience working with electrical 220V power distribution; proven management, supervisory and organizational skills; ability to interact effectively as both leader and team player with variety of personalities; excellent written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and to the highest standards of theatrical production and concert presentation; knowledge of OSHA safety standards for arena and performing arts venues; ability to manage numerous projects and productions simultaneously in a demanding, multi-activity work environment; working familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music.

GOAL:

The Technical Director supports the New World Symphony (NWS) / New World Center (NWC) and the Vice President, Program Operations by providing excellent technical, production, and customer service to ensure a positive experience for all artists, coaches, fellows, staff, patrons and users with associated activities and/or events in order to maintain the NWS/NWC's image as a preeminent performing arts organization and venue.  As directed by the Vice President, Program Operations, the Technical Director will work with a high degree of independence overseeing activities and events by making informed decisions that are in the best interest of the NWS/NWC and all users. To keep the Vice President, Program Operations informed of all technical and production operational issues. The Technical Director will maintain ongoing communication with the Vice President, Program Operations, internal departments, and external clients to evaluate and identify strategies to improve performance of the NWS/NWC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Schedules and supervises six full-time production technicians as required for all NWS-related activities held at the New World Center, elsewhere in the Miami area, and on domestic and international tours.  Hires and supervises additional part-time production crew members, on-call technicians and IATSE crew as required.  Works closely with the Vice President, Program Operations and Vice President, Facilities in managing and facilitating the day-to-day logistical and technical requirements of all NWS programs and other institutional activities.  In conjunction with the Vice President of Business Development, Director of Business Development and Business Development Manager, plans and manages the production of all third-party activities held at the New World Center.  Acts as primary liaison to with third-party organizations regarding their logistical and technical requirements.  Schedules and supervises production technicians for third-party activities.  Oversees the Assistant Technical Director for all scheduling and supervision of outside contract labor for rental and designated NWS events.  Serve as primary stage manager for all NWS-related and third-party activities held at the New World Center; responsible for calling all necessary stage entrance, audio, lighting and projection cues.  Oversees the recruitment, hiring, and required training of Production Technicians in order to establish a well-rounded, technically proficient team of technicians.  Arranges piano orders, deliveries and tuning schedules, in consultation with the Vice President, Program Operations for all third-party rentals.  Manages local truck rental and trucking arrangements.  Supervises and participates in truck loads, drives when appropriate, and approves all tour-related trucking arrangements.  Manages and participates in setting the stage according to the conductor’s specifications and to provide the best possible working environment for the musicians.  Plans, supervises and participates in stage changes during rehearsals and concerts.  Secures all necessary sound and lighting equipment, as instructed by the Assistant Vice President, Program Operations and coordinated with the Director of Lighting and the Director of Audio Services.  Ensures that stage and audience areas are properly lit.  Manages and participates in all other matters related to the daily operations of the stage and elsewhere in the Miami area, and on domestic and international tours.  Maintains inventory of all New World Center- and NWS-owned stage-related equipment and instruments. Ensures that stage-related equipment is properly maintained. Oversees design and/or construction of new stage-related equipment as required. Develops and manages stage- and equipment-related budgets, in conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, Program Operations.  Enforces all necessary safety procedures and takes appropriate action to address any safety related issues. Participates in weekly departmental and other production meetings.  Holds and leads meetings of production technicians at least weekly. Performs all other duties as assigned.

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 Technical Director.  Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Technical Director.  The Technical Director 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 Technical Director 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.

COMPENSATION:

Exempt 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Email cover letter, resume, and verifiable salary history by March 15, 2019 to: Adam Zeichner, Vice President, Program Operations, New World Symphony;
Email: adam.zeichner@nws.edu. No phone calls, please.

 

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.

DEPARTMENT: Artistic Programs
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt (hourly) 

QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree or higher in technical theater preferred; 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 (GrandMA2 lighting console, Varilite VL-1100 moving lights), various video projection systems 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works closely with the Vice President 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 and the Director of Lighting, participates in the stage logistics required of all rental-related activities held at the New World Center; including the design and programming of lighting cues, supervision of outside programmers, follow spot operation and general execution of external client lighting needs. 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 providing the best possible working environment for the musicians. Participates in stage changes during rehearsals and concerts. Ability to work flexible hours that include normal business hours, evenings, weekends and holidays. As directed by the Technical Director and the Director of Lighting, serves as house lighting engineer for selected NWS productions. As directed by the Technical Director and in conjunction with the Director of Lighting, assists in the daily maintenance and operation of all lighting equipment within the New World Center. Participates in weekly departmental and other production meetings. Performs all other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL AND WORKING 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.

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

E-mail cover letter, resume, and verifiable salary history by March 29, 2019 to:
Adam Zeichner, Vice President, Program Operations, New World Symphony;
E-mail: adam.zeichner@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. 

 

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