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Artistic Programs Coordinator

Piano Technician


Title: Artistic Programs Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Recitals and Master Classes
Status: Exempt

Summary:

The Artistic Programs Coordinator plays an integral role in the production, implementation, and presentation of musical performances at Curtis. Working closely with staff, faculty, students, and fellow members of the Department of Artistic Programs and Performance (DAPPs), this position is responsible for the creation of electronic and printed materials used internally for artistic planning as well as for public usage. S/he will be intimately familiar with the school’s performance calendar, which includes approximately 150 performances annually in Philadelphia alone, and will play an active, on-site role at a select number of recital performances.

 

Essential Functions

Create, edit, and/or print written content for the Department of Artistic Programs and Performance (DAPPs), including but not limited to:

  • Recital programs
  • Overtones, the semiannual publication of the Curtis Institute of Music
  • Curtis Performs, the online stage for the Curtis Institute of Music
  • Program books for the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and the Curtis Opera Theatre
  • Promotional materials for performance events both in print and online

 

Regularly maintain the school’s performance database, artist rosters, and calendar

  • Updates to calendar listings including event details, repertoire, artists, and ticket information
  • Address book, repertoire, and composer databases
  • Performance reports and audits

 

Communicate with other departments to ensure congruence and functionality across databases and platforms

  • Monitor calendar exports to internal and public calendars
  • Troubleshoot database issues and propose ways to increase user efficiency
  • Represent DAPPs on interdepartmental committees, particularly those related to editorial content and digital initiatives

 

Supervise front and back of house at recitals throughout the season

  • Represent the school for visiting patrons, including public welcome speeches
  • Oversee backstage student crew
  • Ensure production consistency and provide feedback to the Director of Recitals and Master Classes

 

Position Requirements

  • Strong familiarity with classical music history, performers, and practices
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills; keen attention to detail; ability to adhere to established style guidelines
  • Capacity to balance responsibilities and produce professional quality work under tight deadlines, while articulating limits and boundaries
  • Comfortable working in both office and performance environments
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, but also to function autonomously when necessary
  • Availability during standard office hours, as well as evenings and weekends as required
  • Technological familiarity with customary office software and platforms, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe, Google Docs, etc.
  • Experience with artistic software platforms (OPAS, ArtsVision) preferred but not required

 

To Apply

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and salary requirements to: human.resources@curtis.edu no later than Friday, October 7, 2016. Curtis offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package. Hire is contingent upon the successful passing of PA Act 153 and criminal (ADP) background screenings. No phone calls, please. EOE.


Title: Piano Technician
Reports to: Chief Piano Technician
Department: Piano Maintenance Workshop
Status: Exempt

 

Job Summary:

The Piano Technician is a full-time position which reports to the Chief Piano Technician. The successful candidate will assist in concert-level tuning, voicing, regulation, repair, and rebuilding to maintain performance, teaching studio, classroom, and practice room pianos both on the Curtis campus and at off-site venues. As Curtis is an all-Steinway school, candidates should have experience with installation and use of genuine Steinway parts and be familiar with Steinway geometry changes. Candidates should be adept at multi-tasking projects and have a flexible schedule to coincide with changes in rehearsals, teaching times, and a busy performance schedule throughout the year. Working closely with faculty, students, staff, guest artists, and members of the community, the successful candidate must have good communication skills and be able to help create and maintain a positive and professional demeanor. Applicants should ideally have earned their RPT status and be highly organized, self-motivated, efficient, and committed to accomplishing work with the highest standards. Curtis supports continuing education for this position.

 

Curtis Facilities:

Information about Curtis facilities can be found at: http://www.curtis.edu/about-curtis/facilities/

 

To Apply:

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, two professional references, and salary requirements to human.resources@curtis.edu. Position open until filled. Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefits package. Hire is contingent upon the successful passing of PA Act 153 and criminal (ADP) background screenings. Position will be open until filled. No phone calls, please. EOE.

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