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Orchestra Manager, 2018/19 Season

The New York Youth Symphony is seeking a Manager for its award-winning Orchestra's 2018/2019 season. Under the direction of music director, Michael Repper, the season will include performances at Carnegie Hall, Ansche Chesed, and on tour in Spain. The Orchestra Manager is a key member of the program staff and reports directly to the Director of Artistic Operations and the music director. This part-time, hourly position is available beginning in August 2018 and runs through the end of the tour in July 2019.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have a background in classical music, production experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, professionalism, and computer literacy. An enthusiastic and positive attitude is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities

Audition process:

  • Manage auditions held between August 28-September 12, 2018
  • Communicate results to applicants and assist administrative office with follow-up with students on registration paperwork and payments as needed

Rehearsal/concert operations:

  • Attend all scheduled rehearsals (Sundays 2-6pm), dress rehearsals, and concerts
  • Set up and strike chairs, stands, and music for rehearsals, sectionals, and concerts
  • Record attendance of orchestra members
  • Notify senior staff of member absences
  • Supervise program-wide workshops and record student attendance
  • Work with The DiMenna Center staff on any issues with rehearsal reservations or facility needs
  • Participate in the planning and attend annual Kickoff retreat Sept 21-23 on Long Island, may involve chaperoning duties
  • Draft stage plots for each concert cycle
  • Provide administrative office with Orchestra Roster for each concert cycle’s program
  • E-mail weekly assignments and announcements to the orchestra
  • Work with the senior staff on securing alternate students and ringers as needed
  • Supervise work study students

Liaise: The Orchestra manager is the hub of communication for the orchestra. As the primarily contact between the Orchestra, Administrative Office, Parents, Students and more, duties include:

  • Communicating with parents and students regarding rehearsal schedules and policies in a timely manner
  • Communicating any issues or concerns about students, parents, rental facilities, librarian or other issues to the Director of Artistic Operations each Monday following rehearsal

Orchestration-Composition Sessions:

  • Attend and manage the orchestra’s principals at the Composition program’s Orchestra Reading Session on Saturday, February 2, 2019 and Composition Date performance at Symphony Space on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
  • Work with principal musicians to secure alternate musicians for reading session as needed

Tour: 
The orchestra will embark on a 12-day tour to Spain in late June-early July of 2019. The orchestra manager will play a crucial role in coordinating students and will help with production needs for rehearsals and performances.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and résumé via email with ‘Orchestra Manager’ in the subject line to Isabel Kim, Director of Artistic Operations, ikim@nyys.org.


Jazz Band Manager, 2018/19 Season

The New York Youth Symphony seeks a Manager for its Jazz Band's 2018/19 season. Under the direction of Andy Clausen, the Jazz Band is a 17-member swing ensemble dedicated to studying, rehearsing, and performing classic big band jazz music.  The 2018/19 season will include performances at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and the Appel Room with soloists Roxy Coss, Ryan Keberle, Matt Holman, and Arturo O’Farrill. Additional concerts are held at Sir D's in Brooklyn. This part-time, hourly position reports to the Director of Artistic Operations and the director of the Jazz Band. The position is season and runs from September 2018 — June 2019.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a background in jazz, production experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, professionalism, and computer literacy. An enthusiastic and positive attitude is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage auditions held on September 16 and 17, 2018.
  • Attend each Sunday evening rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and concert.
  • Rehearsal set up and tear down of chairs, stands, amps, and drum kit.
  • Track attendance of students.
  • Attend each performance and dress rehearsal.
  • Communicate with students and parents regarding rehearsal schedules, policies, and announcements.
  • Transport equipment to all concerts, i.e. band stands, extension cords, amps, drum kit, and music suitcase.
  • Prepare stage plots and roster for each concert.
  • Assist senior office staff with pre- and post-performance coordination.
  • Coordinate Performances for Special Audiences with band members and staff.
  • Some music preparation may be involved.

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and résumé via email with Jazz Band Manager in the subject line to Isabel Kim, Director of Artistic Operations, ikim@nyys.org

           

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