Overview

POSITION: Manager of Visiting Faculty and Assistant to the Deans
DEPARTMENT: Musician Advancement Department
REPORTS TO: Dean of Visiting Faculty and Orchestra Manager with indirect report to Dean for Admissions, Alumni and Fellow Services, and Dean of Chamber Music and Fellow Development
SUPERVISES: Musician Advancement Intern (when applicable)
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

ORGANIZATION:
The New World Symphony (NWS), America’s Orchestral Academy, prepares gifted graduates of prestigious music programs for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles worldwide through a three-year postgraduate fellowship program focusing on orchestral performance and musicianship, audience engagement, and leadership. Under the artistic direction of founder Michael Tilson Thomas, NWS seeks to expand Fellows’ musical and professional horizons beyond their traditional conservatory training. NWS Fellows perform weekly concerts, playing a diverse repertoire in an array of performance formats. NWS offers more than 80 classical music presentations each season, over a third of which are free. Over a 35-week season, visiting faculty offer master classes, coaching, private lessons, and advanced seminars in audition training, performance psychology, communications, community engagement, and leadership development. America’s only full-time orchestral academy, NWS has launched the careers of more than 1000 young musicians now enriching lives through innovative artistry around the globe. For more information, visit www.nws.edu.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
In support of the New World Symphony’s institutional mission, the Manager of Visiting Faculty and Assistant to the Deans manages the New World Symphony’s coaching and professional development activities, the student services needs of the Fellows as well as supports NWS admissions and alumni programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Organize in-person instrumental instructional activities for NWS Fellows
• Execute all visiting instrumental faculty contracts, travel, accommodations, and schedules
• Coordinate and communicate with NWS Fellows about visiting faculty schedules, lessons, and classes
• Serve as main point of contact for visiting faculty before, during, and after their visits (including some weekend responsibilities)
• Manage visa applications for international visiting faculty, and assist with visa documentation for international Fellows
• Facilitate and schedule in ArtsVision
o faculty participation in coaching sessions
o video recording sessions for NWS’ Virtual Library
o meetings
o any other pertinent activities
• Organize in-person wellness instructional activities for NWS Fellows
• Execute all visiting wellness faculty contracts, travel, accommodations, and schedules
• Manage visiting faculty budget, track expenses, and process payments for visiting faculty
• Collaborate internally with
o Artistic Programs—to schedule and set up coaching activities; to coordinate guest artist coaching opportunities
o Development—to provide public visibility for coaching programs, assist in preparation of funding reports, and provide information on alumni
o Communications—to bring public visibility to alumni activities and coaching programs, assist in sharing department and alumni news
o Technology—to build upon current technology-mediated coaching and alumni initiatives, including the administration and growth of NWS’ public online virtual video library, MUSAIC
• Staff Musician Advancement-related events as needed (including some evening and weekend events)
• Prepare reports and statistical data regarding Fellows, alumni, and faculty as needed
• Facilitate instrumental and wellness distance learning through supporting collaborations with partner institutions and using institutional distance education capabilities
• Assist with Community Engagement and Leadership visiting faculty
• Gather visiting faculty feedback from NWS Fellows
• Support health, counseling, support services, and insurance options for Fellows
• Connect with NWS alumni to organize events
• Field telephone inquiries involving NWS admissions and application procedures
• Manage NWS auditions in Miami
• Oversee occasional mass-mailings
• Facilitate communications and chamber music coaching sessions in person and through distance technologies
• Perform other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Baccalaureate degree and 1-3 years of arts management experience; strong written and verbal communication skills; a working knowledge of classical music; the ability to interact sensitively with a variety of personalities; the ability to prioritize and manage numerous tasks with attention to detail; a high degree of organization and creativity; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; willingness to be flexible in scheduling of work hours.

Desired: Experience working with ArtsVision. Fluency in Spanish.

COMPENSATION:
Salary commensurate with experience; extensive benefits package.

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINE:
Submit cover letter and résumé to employment.ma@nws.edu by December 14, 2018.

To apply for this job email your details to employment.ma@nws.edu

About New World Symphony

The New World Symphony (NWS), America’s Orchestral Academy, prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in orchestras, ensembles and their communities worldwide through a three-year postgraduate fellowship program focusing on orchestral performance and musicianship, community and audience engagement, and leadership. Under the artistic direction of founder Michael Tilson Thomas, NWS seeks to expand Fellows’ musical and professional horizons beyond their traditional conservatory training. NWS envisions a strong and secure future for classical music and will redefine, reaffirm, express and share its traditions with a many people as possible. Diversity, equity and inclusion is a high priority for NWS as it is a necessary part of that strong and secure future and critical in the preparation of the Fellows for leadership. America's only full-time orchestral academy, NWS has launched the careers of more than 1000 young musicians now enriching lives through innovative artistry around the globe. For more information, visit www.nws.edu.