The Aspen Music Festival and School seeks a Head Librarian to supervise the AMFS music libraries and ensemble librarians on a seasonal basis. This position reports to the Director of Operations and works closely with the Vice President for Artistic Administration and Music Director.
Secure and organize all performance materials for the upcoming season, including all orchestral concerts, opera productions, chamber music performances, placement auditions, and special events and recitals.
Train and manage a team of five summer ensemble librarians as well as student work-study employees.
Ensure the upkeep of the music library by monitoring supplies and ensuring that sets of parts are complete, in good repair, organized, and catalogued.
Act as music librarian for Aspen Festival Orchestra (8 performances during the festival): prepare, bow, and mark parts as necessary; prepare practice parts; organize music folders for orchestra personnel; assist production crew with music shifts during stage changes at both rehearsal and concert services; and attend all Aspen Festival Symphony rehearsals, readings, and concerts.
Staff the satellite library at the Benedict Music Tent during open hours.
Communicate with artist management, concertmasters, and principal musicians regarding music library needs (bowings, string reductions, etc.) in a timely and professional fashion.
Maintain music library budgets throughout the season: track expenses, submit invoices for approval, and follow up with publishers regarding outstanding invoices.
Work with Operations and Artistic staff to update music library information in ArtsVision.
Other related duties as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7-10 years of music library experience required.
Extensive knowledge of classical music and opera repertoire, and the ability to read music required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of computers (Microsoft products) and information technology. Experience with ArtsVision is preferred, but not required. Training will be provided as necessary.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to mitigate and solve difficult issues with musicians, managers, publishers, and seasonal staff.
Must be able to climb ladders to access music and to lift heavy boxes of music (under 50 lbs).
About Aspen Music Festival and School
Founded in 1949, the Aspen Music Festival and School is regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the United States, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult music students. The typical eight-week summer season includes more than 400 classical music events—including concerts by five orchestras, solo and chamber music performances, fully staged opera productions, master classes, lectures, and children’s programming—and brings in 100,000 audience members. In the winter, the AMFS presents a small series of recitals and Metropolitan Opera Live in HD screenings.
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