This position is the librarian for all BPO and BPYO performances and rehearsals, typically 7+ programs per season. This includes maintaining communications with the conductor and managing director, preparing a budget and arranging purchase or rental of parts and scores, maintaining the library of parts we own and updating the library database, obtaining and marking bowings in parts, distributing music to players and substitutes, preparing practice parts for string players and youth orchestra musicians, attending all rehearsals and performances, and ensuring the timely return of all parts.
The hours for this position vary depending on the rehearsal and performance schedule. Rehearsals and concerts generally take place during evening and weekend hours (a schedule for the season is available for reference).
Additional hours and duties may apply.
2+ years of relevant experience as an orchestra librarian
Willingness to be a team player within a small arts nonprofit organization.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of personalities.
Must be WELL ORGANIZED at all times.
Ability to work independently but also effectively within a small, dynamic group.
About Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, founded by Benjamin Zander in 1979, features student, professional, and amateur musicians. One of Boston's premier orchestras, the Boston Philharmonic is not your average musical ensemble; on the contrary, the Boston Philharmonic follows a vision of "passionate music making without boundaries." To us, this means presenting top-notch music in a manner that both music aficionados and the casual listener can enjoy.
One way we achieve this is through our innovative pre-concert talks with the conductor, Benjamin Zander. Zander has a unique approach to explaining classical music, and his intense passion for the art form attracts hundreds of attendees for each talk. As a result, our audience describes the Boston Philharmonic as "passionate," "inspiring," "unique," and—perhaps our favorite descriptor—"un-stuffy."