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The Principal Librarian drives an energetic three-person team responsible for the fast-paced music library for the National Repertory Orchestra. The library team manages the preparation, distribution, and collection of all orchestral parts throughout the duration of the festival, including concerts, special events, and runouts.
The Principal Librarian reports to the Director of Operations and Education and is the primary contact regarding library concerns between the Music Director, Guest Conductors, Production Manager and Orchestra Manager to ensure effective communication regarding library information among the staff and clear dissemination of information to the orchestra.
What You Will Do:
Organize and facilitate the daily functions of the orchestra library include but are not limited to:
Research publishers, acquire and return rental music
Collaborate with other orchestras on music loans
Assess fees for lost or damaged music
Provide quality customer service; customers defined as all stakeholders
Maintain the music rental budget
Serve as principal librarian for orchestra concerts; assign library staff concert duty
Supervise assignments for Library Bowing Assistants (musician work-study)
Maintain and update library catalog
Identify and implement improvements for the library systems (catalog, library storage, OPAS)
Prepare practice parts
Maintain an inventory of new acquisitions and rental music; inventory all library and trade holdings
Provide parts to string principals and/or conductors for bowing masters
Set the stage prior to rehearsals and concerts
Manage part check-outs for musicians
Determine and communicate orchestration and instrumentation needs
Create page-turn inserts
Lead the pre-season and post-season set-up and break-down of all music library equipment
Assist the Community Engagement department with chamber music needs
Manage repertoire within OPAS
Manage potential opportunities to provide or create original orchestrations, arrangements, and compositions.
Create and maintain annual “How-To” document for position
Other duties as assigned
Remote Pre-Season Work Includes but Is Not Limited To:
Interview Assistant Librarian and Library Fellow candidates
Arrange for all orchestra music for the summer
Update OPAS with season repertoire (inputting new works as necessary), and tag repertoire to every performance
Identify and communicate instrumentation needs
Select six library bowing assistants (musician work-study)
Your Time in Breckenridge:
The position will begin on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, with the last working day on Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Breckenridge Arrival: Monday, June 5, 2023 / Breckenridge Departure: Thursday, August 24, 2023
How to Apply:
Prepare a one-page resume along with a cover letter and a list of at least three references complete with their contact information and relationship to you. Send email@example.com. Pleasetype “Principal Librarian” in the subject line.
The position is open until filled.
Previous music library experience is required
Ability to read music is required
Ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal formats
Knowledge of standard office computer programs
Must work well under pressure and is willing to take directions and requests from many people while being able to prioritize tasks
Ability to lift, move, transport, and retrieve boxes of music weighing up to 40lbs (some materials are stored on overhead shelving)
Ability to move throughout performance venues and stages
Must be able to provide own computer or laptop
Above all, must have a positive attitude and be a team player
Additional Salary Information: Remote pre-season work $6,000 ($1,200 per month, January through May)
$10,925 (Total summer compensation over 11.5 weeks)
FREE employee housing in Breckenridge
$75 weekly food stipend
About National Repertory Orchestra
For more than 60 years, the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) has played a crucial role in preparing young musicians for careers in the orchestra world, while delivering outstanding musical performances for residents and visitors in Summit County, Colorado. Today the NRO has achieved unparalleled success and is at the forefront of the nation’s summer music festivals.