Orchestral Librarian

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Job Description

The Library team here at the AMFS consists of a six-member staff,
with individuals assigned specifically to large ensembles. Librarians are
responsible for preparing, distributing and collecting music as necessary for
all rehearsals and concerts of their specific ensemble(s). The
Librarian(s) must work closely and effectively with guest artists, faculty,
students, and staff. At the discretion of the Head Librarian, individual librarians
will work with publishers to insure that music materials are complete, fully
prepared and appropriately accessible to the ensemble members and

Duties include: coordinating
marking of string bowings, numbering measures, inserting cuts, dynamics, etc.,
as indicated by the conductor and principals; preparing practice parts;
preparing orchestra folders; distributing folders 30 minutes prior to
rehearsals and concerts; attending all rehearsals/concerts; resetting folders
during stage changes; and working closely with the Head Librarian and Orchestra
Managers in the distribution and collection of materials. Some evenings
and weekends are required.

Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years
music library experience required; knowledge of classical music and opera,
ability to read music, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and
knowledge of computers (Microsoft products) are essential. Candidate must have
experience in independent work and must be independently motivated; a sense of
humor is a must. The Orchestra Librarian(s) must also be able to climb
ladders (to access music) and to lift and distribute heavy boxes of music. S/he
must also have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle during summer
2014. A DMV background check will be conducted for candidate(s) hired. 

Compensation: Stipend plus

Duration: June 9 – August 19,

How to Apply

Application procedure:  Please complete the online application process and attach your cover letter and resume (with references) where prompted. PDF format preferred.  No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

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