The Principal Librarian is part of the Artistic Operations department and works closely with the other team members to ensure success in all performances in accordance with the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The successful candidate will be responsible for the purchase, rental, and preparation of scores and parts for all Orlando Philharmonic programs.
Essential Job Functions
Music Procurement & Preparation
Responsible for all aspects of music preparation, including but not limited to: editing, proofreading, correcting errata, facilitating the bowing process, placing conductor/guest artist markings into the parts, ensuring that rehearsal letter/numbers match between scores/parts, repairing damaged materials, scanning parts for online availability, etc.
Arrange for the purchase or rental of materials to meet program needs for the orchestra (all Classics, Pops, Focus, educational programs, and some chamber music)
Assist in the acquisition/preparation of materials for additional ‘fee-engagement’ programs, as hired by outside organizations (this may include Opera, Ballet, live film scores, etc.)
Take delivery of and track incoming music, pack and ship outgoing music; maintain shipping records
Prepare scores for live video cues
Assist Artistic Director and Music Director in preparing supertitles as appropriate
For rehearsals and performances, arrive a minimum of one hour early to execute any changes in bowings, to ensure all musicians have music, and to collect all music at the conclusion of a performance unit
Assist Music Director, Conductors, Musicians, and Staff with needs related to the printed music
Follow up with conductors and musicians after every service for possible changes and edits to parts and bowings
Must be able to work nights and weekends, as required
Orchestra Library Maintenance
Maintain and repair the orchestra’s collection of scores, parts, and folders
Catalog and file music purchased for the orchestra library to ensure an accurate archive
Make archival music boxes for the orchestra library collection
Maintain membership for the library in the Major Orchestra Library Association
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits
The Principal Librarian Position is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible (available after 60-day waiting period) position. The annual salary is $35–$43K, commensurate with experience and qualifications. OPO offers medical and vision insurance, paid vacation, personal days, and sick leave.
About Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Celebrating its 28th Anniversary Season in 2020-21, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (www.orlandophil.org) is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and composed of accomplished musicians from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents more than 170 live performances of classical, popular, and chamber music in venues across Central Florida. Known for its artistic excellence and community collaboration, the Philharmonic reaches more than 75,000 children, youth and families annually through its Young People’s Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, the Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts.
The Philharmonic owns and operates The Plaza Live, a multi-use venue with a 900-seat theater that also houses the orchestra’s administrative offices and rehearsal space. As a resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform its primary subscription series concerts in Steinmetz Hall upon the opening of that facility.