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Box Office Assistant

Marketing Associate - Social Media Specialist

Production Associate - Face the Music

Box Office Assistant

Kaufman Music Center––a multi-arts center located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side––seeks a part-time Box Office Assistant. With a dual emphasis on arts education and performance, the Center serves as a resource for students, artists and audiences through its three divisions: Lucy Moses School, a community school for the arts which offers instruction in music, dance and theater to children and adults ages 2 and up; Merkin Concert Hall, an acoustically-renowned performance space known for its innovative programming schedule; and Special Music School (M. 859), a unique public school for musically gifted children.

Responsibilities

• Maintain the highest standard of customer experience
• Sell tickets in person and via phone
• Respond to all phone inquiries and messages
• Print batch tickets for mailing
• Fill comp lists
• Organize will call and distribute at events
• Catalogue and fill mail orders from brochure mailings
• General assistant to box office manager
• Any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above

Requirements

• Strong organizational and customer service skills
• Possesses excellent communication skills
• Capable of carrying out a wide array of duties
• Works well in a team environment with minimum supervision; and is responsible and flexible.
• Must have experience in Box Office or visitor services related work.
• Previous experience with Tessitura ticketing software is strongly desired.

How to Apply
Please email résumé and letter of interest to jobs@kaufmanmusiccenter.org. Subject line should read:  BOX OFFICE ASSISTANT. No phone calls, please. Kaufman Music Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marketing Associate - Social Media Specialist

Kaufman Music Center is New York’s creative home for music education and performance, where music lovers, from curious fans to renowned performers, come together to explore their musical passions. Located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Kaufman Music Center is home to Merkin Concert Hall, a renowned performance space known for its innovative programming; Lucy Moses School, a community arts school offering instruction in music, dance and theater to children and adults; and Special Music School, a groundbreaking K-12 public school for musically gifted children.

Kaufman Music Center seeks a creative, highly motivated and strategically-oriented Marketing Associate to join an energetic, high-volume marketing and communications department consisting of five staff members. The Marketing Associate has primary responsibility for implementing social media plans; she/he will also assist with other projects including helping to secure event listings and basic graphic design. The successful candidate will enjoy a dynamic work environment, with ongoing opportunities for creative collaboration in concert with her/his colleagues.

Responsibilities

  • Create a clear, consistent and engaging editorial voice for each of Kaufman Music Center’s social media channels
  • Develop and implement social media strategies in cooperation with the Communications Director and other Marketing staff aimed at increasing patron engagement
  • Measure and report on success of strategies using social media platform metrics and Google Analytics
  • Create digital content
  • Coordinate with multiple Kaufman Music Center departments to develop additional digital content
  • Basic graphic design including flyers and digital content
  • Ensure that Kaufman Music Center events are listed on relevant cultural web sites
  • Occasional photography and video work relevant to social media content
  • Assist with web site updates, emails, data entry and mailings as needed

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; at least one year relevant experience preferred
  • Professional experience with social media platforms
  • Demonstrated success at developing and implementing creative and effective social media campaigns across multiple platforms
  • Strong writing skills
  • Familiarity with social media metrics and Google Analytics
  • Graphic design skills; experience with Photoshop and InDesign preferred.
  • Photography and videography skills are a plus.
  • Video editing experience and familiarity with Premiere Pro is a plus.
  • Demonstration of initiative, flexibility and resourcefulness in working effectively on multiple projects
  • Ability to succeed in a busy, deadline-driven environment
  • A background in music is preferred.

How to apply:
Please email a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kaufmanmusiccenter.org. Subject line should read: Marketing Associate.

Kaufman Music Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Production Associate - Face the Music

Kaufman Music Center is New York’s creative home for music education and performance, where music lovers, from curious fans to renowned performers, come together to explore their musical passions. Located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Kaufman Music Center is home to the acclaimed youth new music ensemble Face the Music; Merkin Concert Hall, a renowned performance space known for its innovative programming; Lucy Moses School, a community arts school offering instruction in music, dance and theater to children and adults; and Special Music School, a groundbreaking K-12 public school for musically gifted children.

Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center
Face the Music is Kaufman Music Center’s contemporary music education program for teenagers.It features a collection of ensembles: chamber orchestras, a jazz big-band, an improvisation collective, string quartets, and mixed chamber-groups who are dedicated to studying and performing experimental, new-classical, new-jazz, and avant-garde music written exclusively by living composers. Face the Music also offers mentorship, support, and unique promotional opportunities to developing young performers and composers through its unparalleled network of professional contemporary musicians, organizations, media, and venues.

Every Sunday, more than 100 students from the New York City tri-state area come together to work with a team of coaches and conductors, to explore and study the music of today as a vehicle to learn collaborative decision-making, gain leadership skills, and produce performances of music composed by professional musicians as well as its own members. Each year, Face the Music presents more than 25 concerts at some of the city’s most famous concert halls, cutting-edge local performance spaces, as well as schools and educational institutions.

The Production Associate must be deeply committed to furthering music education and improving the lives of young people through creative and cutting-edge musical experiences. The Production Associate is primarily responsible for setting up and breaking down Face the Music’s Sunday rehearsal spaces, including chairs, music stands, and intricate multi-percussion setups. Face the Music rehearses at Special Music High School, in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex, at 122 Amsterdam Ave and the corner of W. 65th St.

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Experience working in a performance production-based environment, such as managing a band, ensemble or orchestra
  • Experience working as a stagehand, including the ability to read and interpret stage plots
  • Clear knowledge of percussion instruments and hardware, acoustic instruments, audio equipment and technical gear
  • Clear knowledge of computer music applications like Apple Logic Pro X, Sibelius or Finale
  • Assist young musicians and Face the Music’s creative staff with their instrumental and setup needs
  • Enjoys working with teenagers Excellent communication skills

Schedule

Face the Music operates out of Special Music High School, located in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus at 122 Amsterdam Avenue and the corner of W65th St. in Manhattan.

  • Sunday 8 hours on-site, 12 noon - 8 pm, except for holidays
  • Face the Music presents 25+ concerts around New York City each year. The Production Associate will be asked to assist with the production of roughly 7 of these. These concerts and schedule would be determined in advance with the Director. A concert day could be up to 12 hours long.

This is a seasonal position beginning September 2017 and ending June 2018.

How to Apply
Please e-mail your resumé and cover letter to jobs@kaufmanmusiccenter.org with “Production Associate, Face the Music” in the subject line.

Kaufman Music Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kaufman Music Center

129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
212 501 3300

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