The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is seeking an Orchestra Librarian and/or Personnel Manager for the 2019-2020 season. The vacancies may be considered as separate positions, but they could be filled by one candidate, depending on qualifications.
Job Summary: The Orchestra Librarian is responsible for the procurement, distribution and marking of all music to be performed by the orchestra and for the organization, maintenance and cataloging of the orchestra library.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Locate and order (rent or purchase) all music for Philharmonic concerts, including Classics, Pops, Discovery, education concerts, Canterbury and Ballet performances and other concerts as needed.
Work with conductors and soloists to prepare music according to their specific requirements.
Review all music to determine if parts meet acceptable standards: legible parts, adequate rehearsal letters/numbers and measure numbers. Take necessary steps to correct problems in advance that could potentially disrupt rehearsals.
Ensure that there are enough parts; provide parts sufficiently far in advance to the concertmaster and string principals for bowing.
Ensure that all parts are available and distributed in a timely manner for pre-rehearsal purposes.
Ensure that bowings are transferred to all parts, and that rehearsal letters/numbers, measure numbers and any cuts are compatible and accurate between the conductor’s score and the players’ parts.
Assemble and arrange music in orchestra folders.
Attend all rehearsal and concerts of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
Assist music director and musicians with all needs related to printed music.
Catalogue and file music purchased for the library, maintain an accurate inventory to be updated annually and ensure adequate security.
Repair and maintain music and folders.
Report to all appropriate performance licensing organizations (ASCAP, BMI) all music performed on all concert series in a timely manner.
Prepare music for all auditions.
Perform other related duties as assigned or as situations dictate.
Required Education/Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in music or music composition.
In-depth knowledge of music theory, orchestral repertoire, music publishers and US/International copyright law.
Experience in orchestral arranging and working knowledge of Finale.
Ability to successfully meet and communicate with a variety of constituencies.
Self-motivated with the ability to plan and prioritize work independently, as well as work as part of a team.
Knowledge of MS Office Suite.
Ability to work flexible and late hours and weekends as required by the Philharmonic’s rehearsal and performance schedule.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three references to Kris Markes, General Manager, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, March 15, 2019. Please contact by email only. Estimated start date is May 1, 2019.
About Oklahoma City Philharmonic
ABOUT US: The Oklahoma City Philharmonic was founded in 1988 and celebrates over 30 years of beautiful music in OKC. Under the direction of Alexander Mickelthwate, the orchestra performs Classics, orchestral Pops, and Discovery Family concerts, as well a variety of community engagements.
MISSION STATEMENT: the Oklahoma Philharmonic exists to provide inspiration and joy for the community through orchestral music.
VISION STATEMENT: Our vision is to enrich the lives of those we touch, to enhance the cultural life of the community, to educate future generations about the value of music, to entertain our audiences, to elevate the quality of every performance, and to serve as a leader for positive community growth through the performance of excellent symphonic music, and to cooperate with other arts agencies for the betterment of our community.
The Oklahoma Philharmonic is guided by the following Core Values:
• Enjoyment (Fun)