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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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Music Library Association 1600 Aspen Commons Suite 100 Middleton, WI 53562

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About MLA

The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.