MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

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Music Librarian

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Job Description

Job Title: Music Librarian

Department: Music

Reports To: Music Administrator and Artistic Media Manager

Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Posting Date: July 2018


SUMMARY

The Music Librarian provides musical materials Houston Grand Opera, including any of the Association’s subsidiary organizations.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sources and provides musical material needed by Houston Grand Opera;

  • Works as liaison with Director of Artistic Operations, Chorus Master, Artistic and Music Director and visiting conductors to produce edited vocal and orchestral material for each production;

  • Works with Music Administrator and Artistic Media Manager to provide accurate personnel needs for orchestra;

  • Attends orchestral rehearsals and performances;

  • Acts as liaison between Conductor and Stage Manager during on-stage orchestra rehearsals;

  • Provides an information service to the company and other libraries; and

  • Organizes and maintains the active music and recording collection of Houston Grand Opera, and maintains a running inventory of these holdings.


SPECIAL JOB CHARACTERISTICS

Applicant must be able to work evenings and weekends.


QUALIFICATIONS

Candidate should possess a Master of Music degree or equivalent professional experience in a music library setting; mastery of Finale and Sibelius; and familiarity with the standard musical databases and bibliographic resources. Additionally, candidate should possess previous experience as a music librarian; excellent research skills, copying techniques, verbal and written communication skills, and organizational skills.


How to Apply

RESUMES ACCEPTED UNTIL FILLED. To apply for this position, please visit Houston Grand Opera’s job board at www.houstongrandopera.org/work


Houston Grand Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, age, non-job-related disability, or marital status.


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