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Tour Librarian

Organization: YOA Orchestra of the Americas
Date Posted: 2/10/2014
City: Arlington
Location: Virginia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Position Closed - Do Not Apply

Description & Details

This is a contract position with limited remote hours beginning in March 2014, flexible schedule. On-Location Services: Full-time for duration of Caribbean Tour from June 27 – July 28. 

JOB SUMMARY: YOA's Music Librarian works to source, procure, and prepare all music parts and scores required for the execution of the orchestra's international Residence and Concert Tour. Position involves management of a music rental budget; ordering or purchasing rental sets for two distinct concert programs; applying bowing to parts based on conductor and faculty input; preparing individual scores as needed; creating comprehensive instrumentation list by concert; sharing parts electronically with orchestra musicians in advance of tour; managing music parts and stand folders on tour; ensuring that all rental sets are returned to publishers following tour; reviewing financial accounts with publishers to ensure good standing.


  • Minimum 2 years' experience working as a music librarian or assistant librarian in a professional orchestra,  education program, university, or conservatory.
  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills.
  • Efficient and thorough work ethic.
  • Ability to prioritize and work efficiently in a dynamic environment.
  • Capability to work well in culturally diverse settings required.
  • Basic spoken and written Spanish preferred.

How to Apply / Contact
For further information or to apply interested candidates should send a cover letter with two references via email to

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