Administrative Openings

Thank you for your interest in joining the NJSO team!

Available Positions:

Artistic Administrator

SUMMARY

The Artistic Administrator, a senior staff position reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working closely with the Music Director and President & CEO, maintains overall administrative responsibility for all areas of artistic planning. S/he oversees the identification, selection and negotiation of contracts for guest artists and other creative collaborators as well as the integration of classical, pops, education and special presentation activity into the NJSO’s total artistic plan. 

The Artistic Administrator facilitates and manages programming meetings with the Music Director and a team of staff and musicians to design interesting and engaging programs that uphold the artistic integrity and excellence of the NJSO and have strong audience appeal, while meeting the revenue goals of the organization and operating within budget parameters.  Advises the organization on use of technology and new media to engage, enhance and position the NJSO brand.  Makes recommendations for stimulating new music and commissioning opportunities.  Continues the NJSO’s commitment to community and to community organizations through existing partnerships and cultivation of new partners.  Oversees Classical Conversations program as well as other audience engagement programs surrounding performances.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum BA or BS, preferably with substantial studies in music and deep knowledge of symphonic repertoire and artists.  Master’s degree or MBA preferred. 

Strong contacts with artist managers and within orchestra industry.

Confident administrator who exudes passion for symphonic music, contagious enthusiasm for live orchestral performances, and understanding of the importance of community engagement.

Poised and well spoken; high degree of comfort in public speaking in a variety of settings and operating easily with a wide variety of personalities and communities.

High degree of initiative and ability to establish and work within deadlines, while maintaining budgets and addressing challenges in a creative manner.  

Collaborator who thrives in a team environment and experienced manager who leads and develops staff.

Superior written communication skills and strong organizational skills combined with the ability to handle multiple tasks with agility, thoroughness, and good humor.

TO APPLY

Please send a letter of interest and resume in PDF format to Susan Stucker, Chief Operating Officer, to the following email address by March 14 at 5 pm. 

artisticadministrator@njsymphony.org

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.

Cello Teaching Artist

Department: Education & Community Engagement
Reports To: Michelle Hatcher, Artistic Director, NJSO CHAMPS
Status: Part-time; approximately 10 hours/week
Start Date: mid-September of 2014
End Date: early June of 2015
Hourly Rate: $55.11/hour
Supervises: N/A

Position Summary

The Cello Teaching Artist (Teaching Artist) is responsible for on-site instrumental instruction of NJSO CHAMPS, an El Sistema-inspired after school program in partnership with the University Heights Charter School (UHCS) in Newark. The program consisting of small-group violin, viola and cello instruction and ensemble rehearsals will serve up to 50 beginner string students in grades 4–8 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4–6 pm. With up to 30 weeks of instruction, the program will start in early October until early June and includes concert dates TBA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Subject to the policies and management directions established by the Artistic Director, the duties of the Teaching Artist shall include, but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with Artistic Director and program staff to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy and culture inspired by ideals of El Sistema.
  • Teach beginner-level cello class of approximately 10 students.
  • Teach music theory and fundamentals, using concepts of singing, rhythm and body movement.
  • Along with other Teaching Artists, team teach an ensemble class of up to 50 students.
  • Working with the Artistic Director, assist with ensemble rehearsal, tune instruments and play in rehearsals and performances.
  • Participate in regular planning and debrief meetings.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development workshops in effective classroom management, beginner-level instruction, lesson plan development, delivering an El Sistema-inspired program and related topics.
  • Communicate and build rapport with parents and students in the class.
  • Communicate with UHCS and NJSO artistic and administrative staff to ensure program delivery and success.
  • Work with NJSO staff and outside professionals to implement, document and evaluate the program.

Qualifications and Special Requirements

  • Passion for and experience in teaching young students to play cello.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Experience working in urban settings.
  • Strong interest in the El Sistema philosophy of social change through music.
  • Demonstrate excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer.
  • Bachelor’s degree in cello performance or music education required.
  • Master’s degree in the same areas preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of string repertoire, curriculum; experience with music pedagogy (Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze and/or Suzuki) a plus.
  • Experience in teaching musicianship preferred.
  • Flexibility and creativity to adapt to curriculum goals and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to work during program hours as well as additional hours for planning meetings, professional development and scheduled concerts.
  • Interest and ability to be a role model to students and parents as a citizen, artist, teacher and scholar and to encourage students to develop holistically.
  • Sense of humor a must!

Note: Teaching Artists will be paid at the specified hourly rate for instructional time, professional development, planning meetings, concerts and special events and other program-related activities, where attendance or participation is required. Teaching Artists are allowed up to five absences within the program period.

To apply for this position, please email cover letter, résumé and three professional references as soon as possible to Shirley Chang, Senior Manager of Education & Community Engagement, at schang@njsymphony.org with the subject line “NJSO CELLO TEACHING ARTIST SEARCH.”

Teaching interviews/auditions will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Positions will be filled by qualified candidates first come, first served.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

The NJSO is an equal opportunity employer.

Viola Teaching Artist

Department: Education & Community Engagement
Reports To: Michelle Hatcher, Artistic Director, NJSO CHAMPS
Status: Part-time; approximately 10 hours/week
Start Date: mid-September of 2014
End Date: early June of 2015
Hourly Rate: $55.11/hour
Supervises: N/A

Position Summary

The Viola Teaching Artist (Teaching Artist) is responsible for on-site instrumental instruction of NJSO CHAMPS, an El Sistema-inspired after school program in partnership with the University Heights Charter School (UHCS) in Newark. The program consisting of small-group violin, viola and cello instruction and ensemble rehearsals will serve up to 50 beginner string students in grades 4–8 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4–6 pm. With up to 30 weeks of instruction, the program will start in early October until early June and includes concert dates TBA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Subject to the policies and management directions established by the Artistic Director, the duties of the Teaching Artist shall include, but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with Artistic Director and program staff to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy and culture inspired by ideals of El Sistema.
  • Teach beginner-level viola class of approximately 10 students.
  • Teach music theory and fundamentals, using concepts of singing, rhythm and body movement.
  • Along with other Teaching Artists, team teach an ensemble class of up to 50 students.
  • Working with the Artistic Director, assist with ensemble rehearsal, tune instruments and play in rehearsals and performances.
  • Participate in regular planning and debrief meetings.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development workshops in effective classroom management, beginner-level instruction, lesson plan development, delivering an El Sistema-inspired program and related topics.
  • Communicate and build rapport with parents and students in the class.
  • Communicate with UHCS and NJSO artistic and administrative staff to ensure program delivery and success.
  • Work with NJSO staff and outside professionals to implement, document and evaluate the program.

Qualifications and Special Requirements

  • Passion for and experience in teaching young students to play viola.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Experience working in urban settings.
  • Strong interest in the El Sistema philosophy of social change through music.
  • Demonstrate excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer.
  • Bachelor’s degree in violin or viola performance or music education required.
  • Master’s degree in the same areas preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of string repertoire, curriculum; experience with music pedagogy (Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze and/or Suzuki) a plus.
  • Experience in teaching musicianship preferred.
  • Flexibility and creativity to adapt to curriculum goals and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to work during program hours as well as additional hours for planning meetings, professional development and scheduled concerts.
  • Interest and ability to be a role model to students and parents as a citizen, artist, teacher and scholar and to encourage students to develop holistically.
  • Sense of humor a must!

Note: Teaching Artists will be paid at the specified hourly rate for instructional time, professional development, planning meetings, concerts and special events and other program-related activities, where attendance or participation is required. Teaching Artists are allowed up to five absences within the program period.

To apply for this position, please email cover letter, résumé and three professional references as soon as possible to Shirley Chang, Senior Manager of Education & Community Engagement, at schang@njsymphony.org with the subject line “NJSO VIOLIN TEACHING ARTIST SEARCH.”

Teaching interviews/auditions will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Positions will be filled by qualified candidates first come, first served.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

The NJSO is an equal opportunity employer.

Violin Teaching Artist (2 positions)

Department: Education & Community Engagement
Reports To: Michelle Hatcher, Artistic Director, NJSO CHAMPS
Status: Part-time; approximately 10 hours/week
Start Date: mid-September of 2014
End Date: early June of 2015
Hourly Rate: $55.11/hour
Supervises: N/A

Position Summary

The Violin Teaching Artist (Teaching Artist) is responsible for on-site instrumental instruction of NJSO CHAMPS, an El Sistema-inspired after school program in partnership with the University Heights Charter School (UHCS) in Newark. The program consisting of small-group violin, viola and cello instruction and ensemble rehearsals will serve up to 50 beginner string students in grades 4–8 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4–6 pm. With up to 30 weeks of instruction, the program will start in early October until early June and includes concert dates TBA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Subject to the policies and management directions established by the Artistic Director, the duties of the Teaching Artist shall include, but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with Artistic Director and program staff to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy and culture inspired by ideals of El Sistema. Teach first- and second-year violin classes of approximately 10 students each.
  • Teach music theory and fundamentals, using concepts of singing, rhythm and body movement.
  • Along with other Teaching Artists, team teach an ensemble class of up to 50 students.
  • Working with the Artistic Director, assist with ensemble rehearsal, tune instruments and play in rehearsals and performances.
  • Participate in regular planning and debrief meetings.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development workshops in effective classroom management, beginner-level instruction, lesson plan development, delivering an El Sistema-inspired program and related topics.
  • Communicate and build rapport with parents and students in the class.
  • Communicate with UHCS and NJSO artistic and administrative staff to ensure program delivery and success.
  • Work with NJSO staff and outside professionals to implement, document and evaluate the program.

Qualifications and Special Requirements

  • Passion for and experience in teaching young students to play violin.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Experience working in urban settings.
  • Strong interest in the El Sistema philosophy of social change through music.
  • Demonstrate excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer.
  • Bachelor’s degree in violin performance or music education required.
  • Master’s degree in the same areas preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of string repertoire, curriculum; experience with music pedagogy (Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze and/or Suzuki) a plus.
  • Experience in teaching musicianship preferred.
  • Flexibility and creativity to adapt to curriculum goals and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to work during program hours as well as additional hours for planning meetings, professional development and scheduled concerts.
  • Interest and ability to be a role model to students and parents as a citizen, artist, teacher and scholar and to encourage students to develop holistically.
  • Sense of humor a must!

Note: Teaching Artists will be paid at the specified hourly rate for instructional time, professional development, planning meetings, concerts and special events and other program-related activities, where attendance or participation is required. Teaching Artists are allowed up to five absences within the program period.

To apply for this position, please email cover letter, résumé and three professional references as soon as possible to Shirley Chang, Senior Manager of Education & Community Engagement, at schang@njsymphony.org with the subject line “NJSO VIOLIN TEACHING ARTIST SEARCH.”

Teaching interviews/auditions will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Positions will be filled by qualified candidates on a first come, first served.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

The NJSO is an equal opportunity employer.

The NJSO is an equal opportunity employer.