Position Summary: The Orchestra Librarian is responsible for sheet music for all LPO concerts, rehearsals, and events. Also, s/he will be responsible for researching and clearing copyright and licensing issues for all music performed by LPO.
Order rental music and perusal music and return it promptly after use.
Order, catalog and maintain an organized library of purchased music for orchestra.
Prepare parts including but not limited to marking bowings, cuts, and edits, measure numbers, and rehearsal letters.
Repair parts and scores.
Photocopy, assemble, and disassemble orchestra folders, ensuring that all parts meet acceptable standards.
Provide scores for the music director and guest conductors.
Confirm editions and keys as well as actual instrumentation with conductors/soloists.
Make music available to in-town musicians and mail music to out-of-town musicians sufficiently in advance.
Provide music for choruses collaborating with LPO, as needed.
Make arrangements with LPO stage crew to transport folders to all services.
Distribute folders before the service and clear the stage of all music after each rehearsal as required and after each concert.
Provide program listings, instrumentation sheets, and other information to staff, musicians and conductors on request.
Keep detailed library records in the OPAS database.
Obtain licenses for any recordings, streaming, and broadcasts.
Report to appropriate performance licensing organizations music performed on all concerts.
Assist the Director of Programming to prepare and maintain the music purchase, rental and arrangement budgets, as well as the annual budget.
Serve as a voting member of the LPO Artistic Programming Committee and Education Committee.
Perform other functions as assigned by the Director of Programming.
Represent the LPO in a manner that demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.
Bachelor’s Degree in music required.
Professional orchestra library experience required.
Minimum of two years of arts management experience in an organization of similar or larger size, or equivalent experience in a related field.
Knowledge of music theory, music history, orchestral repertoire, performance practices, and basic copyright law preferred.
Ability to work with and maintain confidential data.
Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to apply troubleshooting skills as issues arise.
Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
Demonstrated success motivating and developing staff, musicians, and volunteers.
Results and team-oriented work style characterized by a creative and tenacious approach to problem solving.
Ability to use various computer applications including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office. Significant experience with OPAS and Microsoft Excel preferred.
Use of personally-owned smart phone, lap top, and automobile required.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time, non-exempt position
100% of premium paid by employer for employee. Dependents are employee funded.
Dental Insurance: Employee funded
Term Life and Long Term Disability Insurance: 100% of premium paid by employer for employee
403(b) Plan: Employees eligible to participate (employer does not presently provide matching contribution)
Leave: 13 days paid holiday leave; 12 days paid personal leave plus accrual of 0.5 additional day for each year of continuous service up to a maximum of 19.5 days; 12 days paid health and wellness leave.
About Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (lpomusic.com)
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) transforms people and communities through music by performing ambitious, inspiring concerts; educating young people and adults; engaging with diverse regions, neighborhoods, and audiences; connecting through various mediums and venues; and contributing to the cultural richness of our home.
Formed in 1991, the LPO is the only full-time musician-governed and collaboratively-operated orchestra in the United States and the only full-time professional orchestra in the state of Louisiana. The LPO is dedicated to maintaining live orchestral music and a full-scale symphonic orchestra as an integral part of the culture and educational life of the New Orleans area, the state of Louisiana, and the entire Gulf South region. The orchestra is committed to creativity and innovation toward a fine artistic product; extraordinary audience experiences; unique governance shared between musicians and community stakeholders; responsible financial decision-making; and recognition and rewards that attract and retain high-quality talent.
The LPO offers a full 36-week season with more than 100 ...performances, including classics, light classics, pops, education, family, park, and community engagement concerts in New Orleans and across a multi-parish area. In addition, the LPO provides orchestral support for other cultural and performing arts organizations, including New Orleans Opera Association and Delta Festival Ballet. The LPO’s education and community engagement work encompasses partnerships with K-12 education institutions, Louisiana universities, and communities in the twelve-parish area. Community Engagement programs include Soul Strings, a music therapy program, and Music for Life, an instrumental music education program for low-income and underserved students.
Now in its 30th season, the LPO is a Group 3 orchestra with a budget of $5.6 million serving an annual audience of approximately 60,000 in one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the nation.
In his 15th season as LPO Music Director and Principal Conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto is an exciting and insightful communicator renowned for his charismatic presence on the conductor’s podium and his versatile command of various composers and styles.
The LPO is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising 38 members (12 musicians and 26 community members) elected by the musicians, and has an administrative staff of 17.