Position Summary: The Orchestra Librarian is responsible for sheet music for all LPO concerts, rehearsals, and events. Also, s/he will be responsible for researching and clearing copyright and licensing issues for all music performed by LPO.
- Order rental music and perusal music and return it promptly after use.
- Order, catalog and maintain an organized library of purchased music for orchestra.
- Prepare parts including but not limited to marking bowings, cuts, and edits, measure numbers, and rehearsal letters.
- Repair parts and scores.
- Photocopy, assemble, and disassemble orchestra folders, ensuring that all parts meet acceptable standards.
- Provide scores for the music director and guest conductors.
- Confirm editions and keys as well as actual instrumentation with conductors/soloists.
- Make music available to in-town musicians and mail music to out-of-town musicians sufficiently in advance.
- Provide music for choruses collaborating with LPO, as needed.
- Make arrangements with LPO stage crew to transport folders to all services.
- Distribute folders before the service and clear the stage of all music after each rehearsal as required and after each concert.
- Provide program listings, instrumentation sheets, and other information to staff, musicians and conductors on request.
- Keep detailed library records in the OPAS database.
- Obtain licenses for any recordings, streaming, and broadcasts.
- Report to appropriate performance licensing organizations music performed on all concerts.
- Assist the Director of Program Development to prepare and maintain the music purchase, rental and arrangement budgets, as well as the annual budget.
- Serve as a voting member of the LPO Concert Committee.
- Perform other functions as assigned by the Director of Program Development.
- Represent the LPO in a manner that demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.
Expectations for LPO Employees:
- Intensely collaborative deportment; placing service to the community above one’s self.
- Passionate about the orchestral art form and driven to unlock its potential to transform our community.
- Highly proficient in a specific discipline or disciplines essential to the organization’s success.
- Bachelor’s Degree in music required.
- Professional orchestra library experience required.
- Minimum of two years of arts management experience in an organization of similar or larger size, or equivalent experience in a related field.
- Knowledge of music theory, music history, orchestral repertoire, performance practices, and basic copyright law preferred.
- Ability to work with and maintain confidential data.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to apply troubleshooting skills as issues arise.
- Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated success motivating and developing staff, musicians, and volunteers.
- Results and team-oriented work style characterized by a creative and tenacious approach to problem solving.
- Ability to use various computer applications including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office. Significant experience with OPAS and Microsoft Excel preferred.
Use of personally-owned smart phone, lap top, and automobile required.
The full advertisement is available at: http://www.lpomusic.com/files/Position%20Announcement%20-%20Orchestra%20Librarian%20%2810.9.14%29.pdf