Orchestra Assistant and Librarian Golden State Youth Orchestra Palo Alto, CA


Duties include (but are not limited to):
• Setup/breakdown for orchestras of various sizes and age groups
• Maintain attendance records, track advance absence notifications
• Setup/breakdown for dress rehearsal & concert with stage crew
• Manage extensive music library
• Copy orchestra parts, mark bowings as instructed by conductors, distribute to musicians
• Prepare/copy conductor scores
• Scan orchestra parts and distribute electronically as needed
• Supervise young musicians, ensure their safety, enforce rehearsal etiquette and rules
• Coordinate transportation of large instruments (percussion) to concert venue or other location by truck / large van
• Coordinate seating, promotion and new member auditions
• Coordinate additional sectional rehearsals/progress checks
• Manage parent volunteers, interact with parents and answer questions in a professional manner
• Accompany group on 6-day annual retreat in Santa Cruz (early August)
• Attend all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and concerts; provide support as needed
• Perform additional tasks as assigned by Artistic Operations Manager or Executive Director

• Bachelor’s Degree (music degree preferred)
• Knowledge of classical music and orchestra repertoire
• 2-3 years experience working with students, ages 6-18
• Ability to work well with parents and students equally
• Ability to mutli-task and prioritize work/deadlines
• Organized, detail oriented, and efficient
• Must have a vehicle in good working condition
• Sense of humor!
• Must pass background check

School year rehearsal schedule (not including setup/breakdown):

Sundays 3:00-6:00 (TBD)

Mondays 4:30-8:15

Tuesdays 6:00-8:45 (TBD)

Weekly hours:

30 hours weekly, flexible, some telecommuting possible by mutual agreement

Dress rehearsal and concert schedule:

Varies, some Saturdays or Sundays (about 10-11 concerts per year scheduled in advance) may start as early as 8:00 am or end as late as 10:00 pm

Progress checks: On occasion, W-Th-F 4:30-7:30

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.44 to $22.44 /hour

• Relevant: 2 years (Preferred)

• Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work Location:
• Multiple locations

Hours per week:
• 20-29

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