Orchestra Librarian

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Job Description

The Miami Music Festival (MMF) Librarian oversees the operations of MMF’s music library. This position may additionally help to oversee interns. The MMF Librarian may be aided by the assistance of several Orchestra Members (Library Fellows) with bowings and additional responsibilities as assigned. The MMF Orchestra Librarian is expected to work closely and effectively with the Artistic & Operations Directors, Orchestra Manager, Music Director, Stage Manager, and Conductors to ensure clear communication regarding music needs for the festival and clear dissemination of this information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as Music Librarian for the Miami Music Festival Orchestra Institute including the MMF Symphony Orchestra and chamber groups. Works directly with the Music Director, conductors and interns. Performs duties at the request of Artistic Director which include, but are not limited to, the following: receiving and inventory of new acquisitions and rental music, providing music to string principals and/or conductors for bowing, distributing and collecting music at all services, checking-out music and folders to musicians, determining orchestration needs, timings and movement titles, marking and bowing parts, accurately maintaining library catalog, photocopying practice and extra parts, creating page turn inserts, repairing music, proofreading program pages, inventorying all library and trade holdings. Will supervise work assignments for Library Fellows and Library Intern. Assist with end-of-season breakdown, returning and storage of all music and equipment.

Qualifications: Previous orchestral and library experience; experience in an orchestral operations and/or music library setting is required. Must be able to handle organizational and communication aspects of the position in a positive, professional, and timely manner. Above all, must have a positive attitude and be a team player.


$2,500. On-campus housing and travel stipend provided.
Duration: Sunday, June 21st, 2016 – Monday, August 1, 2016 Start date potentially negotiable.

How to Apply

Application Procedure: Please send cover letter, resume, and references to PDF format preferred. For questions, email

Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

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