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Nothing is more rewarding than working with music and talented musicians. Join the New World Symphony family, be a part of Miami's explosive cultural growth. Specific information about job qualifications, responsibilities, compensation, benefits and application procedures for each available position may be found below. These positions are open to all qualified candidates, the New World Symphony is a not for profit organization and an equal opportunity employer. Please be sure to check on the availability of positions from time to time as this section of the NWS website will reflect current job vacancies. Interested candidates may also submit their résumés to be maintained on file for consideration in openings applicable to positions not listed below.

Current Employment Opportunities:

 

POSITION TITLE: Institutional Advancement Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

The Institutional Advancement Coordinator will support the department and Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement by facilitating communication with high-profile contacts and prospects, drafting correspondence, fielding phone calls, participating in department budgeting, overseeing the implementation of office policies and procedures, stewarding team culture and managing key projects as assigned. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage calendar and travel for the Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement (SVP)
  • Support SVP efforts to cultivate and steward relationships with major donors and prospects
  • Coordinate departmental meetings and external cultivation events as needed
  • Prepare materials and presentations for key stakeholder meetings
  • Provide support for Trustee committee meetings, taking minutes and following up on action items
  • Draft correspondence, agendas, acknowledgements, and edit Institutional Advancement (IA) collateral
  • Maintain supplies of IA collateral
  • Prepare fundraising reports for key stakeholders and major gift solicitations
  • Organize SVP files and maintain accurate records in donor database
  • Work directly with SVP and IA team to manage project workflow and milestones for projects as assigned
  • Manage IA departmental expense budget and report on variances
  • Assist in the annual forecasting process for revenue and expense budgets
  • Process SVP expense reports
  • Assist with and attend special events and concerts
  • Receive and interact with visitors as needed
  • Monitor office practices and processes for improvement
  • Steward IA team’s inclusive and collaborative team culture
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one to three years of experience in an administrative setting; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Experience working as executive support staff or similar position is desired

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • High level of organizational and communications skills with ability to multitask and manage multiple projects and assignments
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • A positive attitude and strong team/relationship building skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent independent judgment and time management skills
  • Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, work independently, and excel in a high-performance environment
  • Commitment to NWS’s mission and culture
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise the utmost discretion
  • Knowledge of classical music, fundraising, and communications is desired
  • Familiarity with Tessitura and ArtsVision is a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to occasionally work a varying schedule, including some nights and weekends

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

A competitive salary and extensive benefits package are provided, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, sick days, designated holidays and employer-matched 401k plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please submit a cover letter that includes your salary expectations and resume to jobs@nws.edu.

 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

The New World Symphony is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The New World Symphony prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

POSITION TITLE: Musician Advancement Manager
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

The Musician Advancement Manager will oversee the logistical planning and execution of New World Symphony’s Community Engagement, leadership and entrepreneurial events and activities (https://www.nws.edu/community-engagement/).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee and plan logistics for all NWS Community Engagement (CE) events, including events, dates and sign-ups related to the CE Focus Groups (i.e., MusicLab, In the Schools/Community, Virtual Hangout, Pre-concert Chats) and institutional programs (i.e., Side-by-Side, Education Concerts, Medellin Exchange, etc.)
  • Manage all online applications that occur throughout the season, including Side-by-Side and special CE programs using the Acceptd Platform
  • Manage logistics for BLUE (Build, Learn, Understand and Experiment) projects, workshops and activities
  • Book accommodations and create contracts and itineraries for CE and BLUE Coaches
  • Drive Fellows to events in the community, document their attendance and take photos
  • Initiate room setup requests and staff in-person events at the New World Center (i.e., guest classes, MusicLab/School/Community visits, etc.)
  • Organize catering for Fellows during orientation and students during events such as Side-by-Side and the MusicLab Finale
  • Keep the storage closet clean and instruments in order
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one to three years of arts management experience in an administrative role; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Experience working with schools or community-based organizations is desired 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact positively and sensitively with a wide variety of people in various settings
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; experience with ArtsVision is desired
  • Knowledge of classical music
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in Spanish is desired

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Good driving record and personal vehicle required
  • Ability to work a varying schedule, including some nights and weekends 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

A competitive salary and extensive benefits package are provided, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, sick days, designated holidays and employer-matched 401k plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please submit a cover letter that includes your salary expectations and resume to jobs@nws.edu. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

The New World Symphony is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The New World Symphony prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

POSITION TITLE:  Assistant Video Engineer
SUPERVISOR:  Chief Video Engineer
DEPARTMENT:  Artistic Programs
CLASSIFICATION:  Non- Exempt 


QUALIFICATIONS:
             

Required:

An AAS, BA or BFA in Television Production (or similar); or Broadcast Television Engineer certification (CBTE); or Video Engineer certification (CEV) is preferred. Experience with state-of-the-art broadcast video equipment including: For-A switching consoles/multi-viewer/routing/terminal gear, Telemetrics robotic cameras, ClassX Character Generators, various 4K cameras including Hitachi and Panasonic, and Ravenna mixing consoles; experience with fiber optic (single mode & multi mode) including SMPTE; experience working with media servers (Insight); an understanding of the fundamentals of video streaming and compression methods and formats; ability to interact effectively, discretely, and as both leader and team player with a variety of personalities; good written and oral communication skills; fanatical attention to detail; ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously in demanding, multi-activity work environment; ability and willingness to work extended and variable schedule; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database usage.

Preferred:

Ability to read music and follow musical scores; working familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Mac OS); experience with Christie projectors and Christie’s Pandora’s Box or D3 or Watchout software.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Maintain integrity of video equipment and video infrastructure throughout facility; perform routine maintenance and simple repairs
  • Maintain integrity of projectors and projection infrastructure throughout facility; perform routine maintenance and simple repairs
  • Work closely with Chief Video Engineer, Technical Director, production staff, and potential renters to identify equipment, personnel and video/projection infrastructure needs for upcoming rentals; work as lead video engineer for rental projects as necessary; oversee contract video staff as necessary for rental events
  • Work with Chief Video Engineer to identify and prioritize repairs and maintenance
  • Work at any assigned position in the control booth or operate cameras during webcasts, WALLCASTS, archival concert recordings, and Internet2 activities taking place in the Main Hall or Sun Trust Pavilion (robotic camera operator, titling, switching etc…)
  • Perform other video-related duties as assigned
  • Heavy emphasis on working with outside organizations (rentals) at New World Center

REQUIREMENTS:

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years of experience in broadcast engineering
  • Broadcast automation and ancillary system knowledge
  • Detailed knowledge of audio and video signal flow through a broadcast facility
  • Strong IT skills at a minimum, advanced skills a plus
  • Experience and knowledge of functional broadcast operations, A/V, & projectors
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to develop, refine and present technical documentation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have the legal right and provide authorization to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle
  • Must pass be able to stand for extended period and lift/carry 50 pounds
  • Must pass a pre-employment background & reference check

COMPENSATION: 

Negotiable based on experience and subject to budgetary parameters. Extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance; paid vacation, sick and designated holiday leave; employer-matched 401k plan; parking privileges.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

No phone calls, please. E-mail cover letter, resume, links to online work samples, and verifiable salary history by January 31, 2020 to Dan Slentz, Chief Video Engineer, New World Symphony at dan.slentz@nws.edu. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE:  Facilities Maintenance Engineer
DEPARTMENT:  Facilities
SUPERVISOR:  Facilities Director
CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with the facilities director and facilities personnel in maintaining and servicing all building systems at New World Center and/or the housing site as assigned
  • Performs daily building inspections
  • Performs a variety of general and semi-skilled tasks and assignments within the building, offices and around the grounds of the organization
  • Completes maintenance requests as assigned and in accord with priorities set by the supervisor
  • Receives daily list of work orders to be accomplished
  • Reports any difficulties or circumstances preventing completion of assignments
  • May assist in setting up meeting and conference rooms
  • Moves and stores furniture and equipment
  • Assists in loading and unloading shipments 
  • Makes pick-up and delivery trips associated with maintenance tasks
  • Performs routine and unpredicted building maintenance
  • Participates in weekly departmental meetings
  • Required to work flexible hours including normal business hours, evenings, weekends & holidays
  • HVAC maintenance and repair
  • Electrical light bulb and light fixture maintenance and replacement
  • Plumbing repairs
  • Appliance repairs
  • Locks & Keys
  • Basic carpentry
  • Painting and drywall repair
  • Janitorial maintain public areas including maintenance to restrooms
  • Required to keep building grounds neat and attractive appearing by regularly mowing, raking, trimming, weed maintenance, watering and sweeping these areas.
  • Trash removal
  • Maintain clean and safe environment in the entire property
  • Maintain club room and gymnasium
  • Maintain office areas as well as practice rooms, atrium terrace, lobbies
  • Available to work concert events and or rental events on weekends, late at night or holidays 

Requirements of the Position

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Excellent customer service skills a must
  • Prior experience in the facilities maintenance field
  • On-call coverage for emergencies after hours, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to respond and remedy maintenance issues in a timely manner
  • A valid driver’s license 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of 5 years’ hands-on experience in operating, maintaining and repairing facilities mechanical equipment including but not limited to HVAC, air handlers, water treatment, centrifugal chillers, pumps, cooling towers, building automation, electrical service and repairs, life safety and security systems.  HVAC journeyman’s license and a refrigerant handler’s type universal certificate are highly desirable.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary to successfully perform essential functions of the facilities maintenance engineer. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position. The facilities maintenance engineer is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee is constantly required to apply various types of physical exertion, such as prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, and lifting. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Representative work environmental characteristics include indoor and outdoor work settings with mild to adverse exposure to environmental hazards; climbing of stairs and ladders and walking long distances to access all areas of the facility; varying degrees of noise and atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dust, etc. 

COMPENSATION:

Competitive extensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance; paid time off; employer-matched 401k plan; parking privileges. 

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:

Founded in 1988 by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy is a dynamic, internationally recognized post-graduate educational institution with a mission to prepare gifted graduates of top music schools for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world.  

In 2011 NWS inaugurated its 106,000-square-foot Frank Gehry-designed campus, a laboratory for the way classical music is taught, presented and experienced in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco district. A highlight of the campus is its unprecedented integration of technology into educational, rehearsal and performance spaces. Additional information can be found at www.nws.edu. NWS facilities also include a nine building apartment complex housing NWS fellows, guests and tenants.

TO APPLY:

Please submit cover letter and resume to facility@nws.edu.  

 

 

DEPARTMENT: Artistic Programs
REPORTS TO: Technical Director
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt (hourly) 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This is an on call as needed position with no guarantee of hours. This position will require upon hiring, a drug test and criminal background check 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Minimum of two years of theatrical production experience or two years of course studies in theater; basic knowledge of orchestral layouts, staging, audio, lighting or video; ability to interact effectively with other team members with variety of personalities; attention to detail and to the highest standards of theatrical production and concert presentation. 

  • Assist full time technical staff
  • Set up and take down of various technical systems to include, lighting, staging, audio and video
  • Load equipment and cases; Drive truck for events at the New World Center and transportation of equipment
  • Set the stage according to the conductor’s specifications and provide the best possible working environment for the musicians
  • Work flexible hours, to be determined by the Technical Director, that include normal business hours, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Performs all other duties as assigned 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 

One or more of the following is required: 

  • Knowledge of staging set up
  • Basic knowledge of stage lighting set ups; knowledge of the GrandMA, ETC and Vari*Lites is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of audio set ups; knowledge of the Digico D1 Live, and Lectrosonics microphone wireless system is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of video projectors and software; knowledge of the Coolux/Pandora’s Box, Sony Ex3 Camera’s, Telemetrics robotic camera system, and/or a Grass Valley Kayak switcher is a plus 

PHYSICAL AND WORKING DEMANDS: 

The physical and working demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary and environmental characteristics present to successfully perform the essential functions of the Part-Time Production Technician. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Part-Time Production Technician. The Part-Time Production Technician is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is constantly required to exert various types of physical exertion, such as prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, and lifting. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The Part-Time Production Technician works in indoor and outdoor work settings with mild to adverse exposure to environmental hazards and must be able to climb stairs and ladders and walk long distances to access all areas of the facility. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to loud. The employee in this position works in varying settings and will be subject to noise and atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odor, dust, etc. 

PLEASE NOTE: 
Many events will require non-traditional office hours that include nights & weekends during season. The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. 

COMPENSATION: 
Salary commensurate with experience 

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE: 
Submit cover letter and résumé to daniel.thompson@nws.edu. No phone calls, please.

About the internship

The Development Events Intern will provide administrative and logistical support to the two-member Development events team. The Intern will become part of NWS’s 19-member Institutional Advancement team which raises approximately 60% of the organization’s annual budget of $17M. The development events team produces upwards of 100 “friend-raising”, fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events in a season. The Development Events Intern will take on significant responsibility in planning and executing these events. The position is an excellent opportunity for someone eager to learn about the inner workings of a strong development team, including experience in donor recognition and stewardship, with an emphasis on event planning and management.  

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assisting the Development Events Manager with event details including managing guest lists and attendee check-in, helping with event flow, communicating with operations and technical crew regarding set-up and A/V needs, managing beverage supply, crafting and coordinating event invitations, and other duties as assigned. Events will include donor and other group meetings, receptions and NWS’s single largest revenue-driving event, the annual gala (date: Feb 8, 2020).
  • Fielding calls from donors and other constituents, including taking RSVPs for events, confirming meal and seating preferences, and coordinating deliveries with vendors
  • Entering data; updating and maintaining donor event information in NWS’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, Tessitura
  • Processing and packaging donor acknowledgments and materials
  • Conducting research on potential donors
  • Assembling donor and prospective donor bios for event briefings documents
  • Attending departmental and All Team meetings as schedule permits
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Reporting relationships:

  • Reports to Senior Director of Special Events
  • Supports the Development Events Manager
  • Regular interaction with the entire Institutional Advancement Department

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be a current student enrolled in accredited degree program or recent graduate (less than 12 months since graduating)
  • Have experience planning and executing events
  • Have an interest in development activities, or desire to pursue a career in the non-profit sector
  • Commit to being part of an active team, jumping in to help wherever needed
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of individuals, ranging from patrons to vendors and sponsors, etc.
  • Be well-organized and able to manage details efficiently and the ability to work both independently and with supervision
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Be proficient in MS Office
  • Be available some nights and weekends during the high-season
  • Have a background or interest in classical music (a plus)
  • Must be able to work with people of all cultures and backgrounds

Educational Objectives:

  • Gain professional fundraising experience
  • Participate in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship processes
  • Strengthen understanding of successful methods for fundraising from events, individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Become familiar with non-profit practices
  • Gain skills related to the Tessitura CRM database
  • Improve written and oral communication skills 

Hours and compensation:

NWS will work with interns to create a schedule that fits the needs of both the individual and the department. The intern will be compensated at the current minimum wage. Candidates for this internship should be able to fulfill at least three-days a week (minimum of 4 hours per day) along with some nights and weekends. (Average time commitment cannot exceed 29 hours per week)

Duration of position: 

  • Fall internship:  January 2019 – May 2020

Start and end dates negotiable based on school schedules and department needs. 

Application procedure:  Please email resume and cover letter (with references) to jack.mizutani@nws.edu.  PDF format preferred, please note that resume and cover letter must be merged into one document. No phone calls please.

 

 

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter using only the PDF file type and without any password protection on the file. Any candidate submitting password protected files will be disqualified from the application process.

 

Organization:

Co-founded in 1988 by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, is a dynamic, internationally recognized post-graduate educational institution with a mission to prepare gifted graduates of top music schools for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world. NWS Fellows are challenged by a demanding course of practical training, performances and instructional activities intended to develop the full complement of skills and qualifications required of musicians in the 21st century. The three-year fellowship program offers a wide range of performance and educational opportunities in both domestic and international venues. The New World Symphony's success may be measured in part by the careers of its hundreds of alumni who have attained positions with professional orchestras and ensembles throughout America and around the world.

During the 2010-11 season, the New World Symphony inaugurated its new Frank Gehry-designed campus—a laboratory for the way classical music is taught, presented and experienced—in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco district. A highlight of the new campus is its unprecedented integration of technology into educational, rehearsal and performance spaces. An iconic concert auditorium features a nearly 360-degree projected video and lighting capability; a large additional complement of theatrical lighting; nine robotic cameras and an HD media suite; and top-of-the-line audio recording and sound reinforcement equipment. The campus also includes seven video, lighting and audio design and post-production studios. 

 

 

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