InterSchool Orchestras of New York: Program/Development Associate
The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (www.isorch.org), which provides seven orchestras and a band for NYC school children, seeks a Program/Development Associate, whose primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth running of its rehearsals. That includes, but is not strictly limited to, the following:
Maintaining schedules, including distribution of revised schedules to students, parents, coaches, conductors, and rehearsal venues at rehearsals, by email, and through the web site
Maintaining a positive working relationship with key personnel at each venue
Acting as orchestra librarian for all ensembles, making music available to students, parents, coaches, and conductors in a timely manner through
Distribution at rehearsals
Posting parts to the web site
Communicating with coaches concerning rehearsals, concerts, and any other services at which they are needed
Providing oversight of orchestra mangers’ attendance keeping
Communicating all schedule deviations to the Administrative Director for publication in Subito by the Thursday before the first and third Monday of each month
Assisting with fall all-day retreats
Assisting with the major concerts, community concerts, and school assemblies
Helping coordinate and execute equipment moves, transportation for students, and other logistics
Assisting with small fundraising events
Calling parents and board members and arranging meetings
Updating Donor Perfect database
Assisting with mailings
Assisting with major fundraising events
Help as needed in both areas
This is a half-time, entry-level position. Office hours are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm. Some weekend and evening hours required for orchestra retreats, concerts and fundraising events.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume as attachments with “Program/Development Assoc” in the subject line to Director of Programs Kristen Drymala at email@example.com Please name each file beginning with your name, for example, MarySmith-resume.docx or JohnDoe-coverletter.pdf. No calls, please.
Bachelor’s degree in music
Major instrument must be an orchestral or band instrument
Some office work experience
Good command of basic word processing and spreadsheet software
High attention to detail
Works well with a variety of personalities and ages
InterSchool Orchestras of New York
The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) provides a comprehensive youth orchestra program for 350 students ages 6-19 in New York City. Based in seven graded orchestras and a symphonic band, the ensembles provide unparalleled opportunities for training in musical performance. Students hone their skills in rehearsals, learn new repertoire, and discover how ...to handle auditions and competitions, all with others of similar age and ability.
ISO believes that every child who wants to learn an instrument and play in an ensemble should be able to do so. Half of ISO’s students receive some form of financial assistance, totaling nearly $250,000 this year. Students have many performance opportunities, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space, as well as school and community concerts. ISO also believes in mentorship, which is demonstrated by the six-to-one student-to-coach relationship in the younger ensembles and by the Student Mentor Program, which allows ISO’s best performers to become mentors to beginning students.
ISO has received widespread recognition for its work, including the Bank of America Award for Excellence in Orchestra Education from the League of American Orchestras, as well as induction into the Channel 13 Community Hall of Fame. Its alumni include musicians holding principal chairs in some of the nation’s greatest orchestras. Several notable conductors are also among its alumni, including James Gaffigan (Chief Conductor, Lucerne Symphony, Switzerland) and Tito Muñoz (Music Director, The Phoenix Symphony). The ISO experience is something that makes a difference for all who participate, whether or not they pursue a career in music.