Assist the Principal Librarian in any of the activities necessary to the efficient running of the Library. Those activities are not limited to, but include facilitating the digital bowing process, digitally correcting page turns, stamping and cataloging new sets in the OPAS database, and ensuring that musicians folders are accurate and prepared according to contractual guidelines. Fluency in OPAS, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and WordPress is a must. Additional qualifications: transposition, score reading, fluency in Sibelius or other musical notation software, and fluency in musical terms in Italian, Spanish, German and French.
Assist in the circulation/bowing process
Work with string principals to establish time frame for circulation of materials and circulate digitally.
Upload bowed parts onto musician’s page.
Transfer bowings and other relevant markings from the principal string parts to the section parts.
Folder Preparation and Distribution
Ensure availability of the orchestra materials by the contractually mandated deadline: 2 weeks prior to the first rehearsal.
Collate and place parts into requisite folders.
Ensure accuracy and inclusion of appropriate cue sheets. (including printing of those reports from OPAS)
Enlarge parts as requested by musicians.
Maintain and repair folders as needed.
Assist new members of the orchestra to become familiar with our folder distribution, practice part policies, library resources, etc.
Collect and maintain printed programs for all concerts.
Assist other NC Symphony administrative staff in research for historical data as needed (as time permits).
Assume the duties of Principal Librarian in instances of absence including working rehearsals and concerts.
Proofread materials to errata lists when needed
Mark cuts and edits as needed in parts
Other duties as assigned
Experience working in a professional orchestra library
Undergraduate degree in Music
Performance experience as an orchestral musician preferred
Ability to focus on the task at hand and high degree of attention to detail
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to get along with varying sorts of personalities
Literacy in the following computer programs:
Sibelius or other musical notation software
Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of standard orchestral repertoire, composers, music history, styles, and performance practice
Familiarity with operating withing the guidelines of a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Familiarity with musical terms in Italian, German, French and Spanish
Ability to read a musical score and familiarity with score formats
Working knowledge of instrument ranges and transpositions
Neat, precise handwriting
Ability to comfortably lift 40 lb.
Schedule flexibility, ability to work some nights and weekends
About The North Carolina Symphony
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, the North Carolina Symphony swiftly pivoted to provide music education programs virtually and online, keeping our service and music education mission front and center. The Symphony re-imagined 2020/21 season includes a subscription series of concerts filmed live in Meymandi Concert Hall and streamed to living rooms across the state and beyond. Concerts this season are each receiving thousands of screen views, and the programs featuring North Carolina Symphony musicians and guest artists are getting rave reviews. The North Carolina Symphony is the recipient of a Catalyst Fund grant from the League of American Orchestras made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to build internal capacity in advancing our understanding and encouraging practice of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
NCS is an equal opportunity employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment including hiring, promotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay, selection for training, and recruitment. All considerations are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, ...national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status. Employment decisions, subject to the legitimate business requirements of NCS, are based solely on the individual’s qualifications, merit, experience and performance. NCS is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support.
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony (NCS) is a vital and honored component of North Carolina's cultural life. Each year, the North Carolina Symphony’s 300 concerts, education programs, and community engagement events are enjoyed by adults and schoolchildren in more than 90 North Carolina counties—in communities large and small, and in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums, restaurants, clubs, and outdoor settings. The Symphony’s full-time professional musicians perform under the artistic leadership of Music Director Laureate Grant Llewellyn.
NCS’s state headquarters venue is the spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The Symphony’s service across the state includes series in Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines, and Wilmington, as well as the Summerfest series at its summer home, the outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. NCS brings some of the world’s greatest talents to North Carolina and embraces home-state artists from classical musicians to bluegrass bands, creating live music experiences distinctive to North Carolina.
Committed to engaging students of all ages across North Carolina, NCS leads the most extensive education program of any symphony orchestra—serving nearly 70,000 students each year. In alignment with the curriculum set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the Symphony provides training and resources for teachers, sends small ensembles into classrooms, and presents full-orchestra Education Concerts that bring the fundamentals of music to life. Music Discovery for preschoolers combines music with storytelling, and at the middle and high school levels, students have opportunities to work directly with NCS artists and perform for NCS audiences.
NCS is dedicated to giving voice to new art and has presented 49 U.S. or world premieres in its history. In 2017, NCS appeared at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as one of four orchestras chosen for the inaugural year of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras—an honor that recognized the Symphony’s creative programming and innovative community partnerships.
The first state-supported symphony in the country, NCS performs under the auspices of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. To learn more, visit ncsymphony.org.