Assistant to the Conductor, University Orchestra (Casual/Hourly Position) Princeton University

Assistant to the Conductor, University Orchestra (Casual/Hourly Position)

Institution: Princeton University
Location: Princeton, NJ
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Posted: 10/30/2013
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct

Position Summary: The following temporary position is available in the Music Department to support the conductor of the University Orchestra.


  • Take attendance, keep record of excused lateness, absences and track down those who are not excused.
  • Field requests for help in logistical matters (example: ‘my sound post fell, what do I do?’)
  • Make general administrative announcements


  • Oversee, co-ordinate work of student librarians

Update PUO music inventory



  • Maintain Princeton University Orchestra website– rehearsal schedules, audio files, announcements.
  • Meet with supervisor for scheduling, and distribute schedules.
  • Coordinate admission audition schedule, help supervisor with tracking evaluations.
  • Liaise with Richardson Auditorium staff re. set-up, other logistics.
  • Write Princeton University Orchestra press releases.
  • Coordinate with Department Marketing Director.
  • Contract all outside players.
  • Assemble programs, co-ordinate program notes.


  • Help coordinate September auditions– posting audition materials on websites, maintain signup lists.

Essential Qualifications: 
Position Requires:

  • One – three years of work experience.
  • Familiarity with the basic structure and workings of a full symphony orchestra.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or related relevant experience.

Computer Skills: Ability to maintain website and update on a pretty simple platform. Proficiency with Word and Excel required.


Rate: $25.00/hr

Work Schedule: Late afternoon and weekend hours, as well as flexability with hours during a more normal work week. Approximately 15 hours per week.

Position is available through approximately the end of May.

Education Required: Other-see essential qualifications

Application Information

Contact: Music – 225
Princeton University
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Princeton University is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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