(40% FTE position, starting December 9, 2013 or upon the successful candidate’s earliest availability)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra requires an experienced music librarian. Reporting to Philharmonia’s Artistic Administrator, the successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of duties in providing and organizing all of the music required for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale performances in a timely manner within budgetary parameters, and for maintaining the orchestra’s library of parts and scores.
Specific duties will include:
arranging the purchase or rental of materials to meet program needs of Philharmonia;
working directly with Philharmonia’s Music Director, all Philharmonia guest conductors, leaders, and soloists, and Philharmonia’s concertmasters as required to prepare music according to specific requirements, including but not limited to editing, proofreading, distribution, and marking of orchestra parts;
attending every Philharmonia rehearsal including the warmup prior to the first performance in a concert set and ensure that all musicians have music, and following up with the conductor and string principals for possible bowing changes, mistakes to be corrected in the parts, bad page turns, etc;
maintaining the orchestra’s collection of scores and parts, repairing and maintaining music and folders, cataloguing and filing music purchased for the orchestra library, maintaining accurate inventory and orchestra performance records, and preparing annual library budget, including projected expenses for planned repertoire;
tracking all items rented or borrowed from the library (i.e., individual parts, scores, reference materials) and ensuring their timely return;
preparing music for all auditions;
other job-related duties as assigned.
Pre-requisite skills and requirements include:
at least 3 years professional orchestra library experience;
undergraduate degree in Music or equivalent musical knowledge;
familiarity with orchestra music and parts, instrumentation, ranges, transpositions, and foreign language terms;
ability to produce excellent handwritten music notation, read scores and copy and transpose parts;
ability to prepare parts using computerized music notation software such as Sibelius or Finale;
extensive knowledge of orchestral repertoire and music publishers, especially for early music;
a working knowledge of US and international copyright law;
ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, exercise good judgment and take initiative, as well as work as part of a team;
knowledge of computerized information systems and their applications, including Google Docs & Calendar, Dropbox, database navigation, Microsoft Word & Excel;
ability to adapt to a fast paced, rapidly changing environment;
outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with conductors, musicians, and staff in a professional, confidential, timely, and tactful manner.
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Total orchestra work for the 2014-2015 season will be 80 services over 10 weeks (August through April). Highly qualified candidates should apply in writing, providing a résumé of relevant experience no later than November 19, 2013 to:
Music Librarian Position
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
414 Mason Street, Suite 606
San Francisco, CA 94102
Email applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
No applications will be accepted by telephone.
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.