Employment Opportunities

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:

The New World Symphony is seeking to fill a vacancy for its library fellowship.  New World Symphony fellowships are awarded on a season-to-season basis for up to three years.  Ideally, the selected applicant will start this September for the 2018-19 Season. 

This fellowship is designed for the individual who has decided on a career of performance librarian for an orchestra/ensemble/college conservatory but needs to acquire the daily exposure and hands on experience necessary to win such a job. 

The library fellow will work closely on a daily basis with the orchestra musicians, Music Library Director, other staff members from different departments, and all the performing artists as well as the Artistic Director.  This fellowship teaches all aspects of running a busy orchestra library including all the administrative responsibilities of such a position. 


Bachelor’s degree in music and prior orchestra library experience is required.  Must be able to read music in a variety of clefs and have knowledge of transposition of instruments. Exposure to music engraving software is preferred.  Should have the quality of an even-temperament, able to work well and productively under pressure, and be able to take direction with a positive attitude.

The fellowship provides local housing and a weekly stipend of $500.

Click here to download the application form.

Please submit resume and application to:

Thomas Hadley
Dean of Admissions, Alumni and Fellow Services
The New World Symphony
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL  33139



POSITION TITLE:  Facilities Maintenance Engineer
DEPARTMENT:  Facilities
SUPERVISOR:  Facilities Director


  • 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 


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 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. 


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. 


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. 


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.


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

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


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 


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 


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 


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. 

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. 

Salary commensurate with experience 

Submit cover letter and résumé to william.quirk@nws.edu. No phone calls, please.

About the internship 

The Development Events Intern will provide administrative and logistical support to the two-member Development events team. The Intern will become part of NWS’s 14-member development team which raises approximately 60% of the organization’s annual budget of $17M. The development events team produces upwards of 100 “friend-raising”, fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events in a season. The Development Events Intern will take on significant responsibility in planning and executing these events. The position is an excellent opportunity for someone eager to learn about the inner workings of a strong development team, including experience in donor recognition and stewardship, with an emphasis on event planning and management.   

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Assisting the Development Events Manager with event details including managing guest lists and attendee check-in, helping with event flow, communicating with operations and technical crew regarding set-up and A/V needs, managing beverage supply, crafting and coordinating event invitations, and other duties as assigned. Events will include donor and other group meetings, receptions and NWS’s single largest revenue-driving event, the annual gala (date: March 2, 2019).
  • Fielding calls from donors and other constituents, including taking RSVPs for events, confirming meal and seating preferences, and coordinating deliveries with vendors
  • Entering data; updating and maintaining donor event information in NWS’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, Tessitura
  • Processing and packaging donor acknowledgments and materials
  • Conducting research for potential donors
  • Assembling donor and prospective donor bios for event briefings documents
  • Attend departmental and All Team meetings as schedule permits
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned 

Reporting relationships: 

  • Reports to Senior Director of Special Events
  • Supports the Development Events Manager
  • Regular interaction with the entire Development Department 

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be a current student enrolled in accredited degree program or recent graduate (less than 12 months since graduating)
  • Have experience planning and executing events
  • Have an interest in development activities, or desire to pursue a career in the non-profit sector
  • Commit to being part of an active team, jumping in to help wherever needed
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of individuals, ranging from patrons to vendors and sponsors, etc.
  • Be well-organized and able to manage details efficiently and the ability to work both independently and with supervision
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ideally would be able to work on average 30 hours/week during the week of the gala (March 2, 2019)
  • Be proficient in MS Office
  • Be available some nights and weekends during the high-season (October – April)
  • Have a background or interest in classical music (a plus)
  • Must be able to work with people of all cultures and backgrounds 

Educational Objectives: 

  • Gain professional fundraising experience
  • Participate in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship processes
  • Strengthen understanding of successful methods for fundraising from events, individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Become familiar with non-profit practices
  • Gain skills related to the Tessitura CRM database
  • Improve written and oral communication skills 

Hours and compensation:

NWS will work with interns to create a schedule that fits the needs of both the individual and the department. The intern will be compensated at the current minimum wage. Candidates for this internship should be able to fulfill at least three-days (4 hours per day) a week along with some nights and weekends. (Average time commitment cannot exceed 29 hours per week)

Duration of position:  

  • Fall internship: September 11, 2018 – December 15, 2018
    • Application deadline, August 1, 2018
    • Selection to be finalized on August 20, 2018

*Depending upon a favorable appraisal and mutual interest and availability, there is the possibility of extending the internship into the Spring semester.

Start and end dates negotiable based on school schedules and department needs. 

Application procedure:  Please email resume and cover letter (with references) to DEVOINTERN@nws.edu . PDF format preferred, please note that resume and cover letter must be merged into one document. No phone calls please.

POSITION:                   Community Engagement Manager
DEPARTMENT:            Musician Advancement
REPORTS TO:              Vice President for Musician Advancement
CLASSIFICATION:        Exempt 

The New World Symphony (NWS), America’s Orchestral Academy, prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in orchestras, ensembles and their communities worldwide through a three-year postgraduate fellowship program focusing on orchestral performance and musicianship, community and audience engagement, and leadership. Under the artistic direction of founder Michael Tilson Thomas, NWS seeks to expand Fellows’ musical and professional horizons beyond their traditional conservatory training. NWS envisions a strong and secure future for classical music and will redefine, reaffirm, express and share its traditions with a many people as possible. Diversity, equity and inclusion is a high priority for NWS as it is a necessary part of that strong and secure future and critical in the preparation of the Fellows for leadership. America's only full-time orchestral academy, NWS has launched the careers of more than 1,100 young musicians now enriching lives through innovative artistry around the globe. For more information, visit www.nws.edu.

In support of the New World Symphony’s institutional mission, the Community Engagement Manager supervises and develops NWS community engagement training, concerts and activities. Working with the Musician Advancement Department the successful candidate will provide employment enhancing skill development opportunities to Fellows, skills that are relevant to the needs of the field including but not limited to, curriculum planning, program management, teaching artistry and program and partnership development. Depending upon demonstrated ability and subject to performance, this position has room for growth; specifically, in the areas of project development, management and relationship building. 


  • Under the direction of the VP for Musician Advancement, responsible for:
    • Maintaining CE Calendar
    • Coordinating and scheduling all CE meetings, events and programs, including scheduling of Fellows
    • Maintaining relationships with community partner staff and participating teachers
    • Model superior communication, engagement and organization skills for the Fellows
    • Preparing and coaching Fellows for Community Engagement events
    • Database upkeep; including tagging CE events in Arts Vision to appear on institutional weekly schedules; entering Fellows’ CE participation in Arts Vision
    • Working with the VP for Musician Advancement in advancing the institutional priorities of diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Assisting with evaluations of CE programs
    • Driving Fellows to CE events as needed
    • Maintaining CE files and instrument collection
    • Collaborating internally with NWS departments, including but not limited to, Finance, Development, Communications and Artistic Programs
    • Participating in the creation of and working within program budgets
    • Maintaining budget tracking and forecasting in coordination with the Finance Department
    • Collaborating with the Artistic Programs team for all CE produced concert programs
    • Collecting data and surveys and helping to prepare reports and statistical data as needed
  • Staffing Community Engagement and Musician Advancement-related events as needed (including some evening and weekend events)
    • Other duties and projects as assigned


    • This position requires curiosity, openness and a desire to learn
    • Baccalaureate degree and 1-3 years of work experience in an administrative role
    • Strong people skills, strong written and verbal communication skills
    • The ability to prioritize and manage numerous tasks with high attention to detail
    • A high degree of organization
    • A working knowledge of classical music
    • The ability to interact positively and sensitively and with a wide variety of personalities in a variety of settings
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Willingness to be flexible in scheduling of work hours
    • Good driving record and personal vehicle required. 


    • Experience as a teaching artist, working with a diverse community, schools or community-based organizations
    • Fluency in Spanish.

Salary commensurate with experience; extensive benefits package.

Submit PDF cover letter and resume to employment.ma@nws.edu by August 15. No phone calls, please.




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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