Conductor Directing

Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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Employment, Internships & Volunteer Positions

Positions Available

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

This position will provide professional and efficient administrative support to the Executive Director and day-to-day office management.  Essential job functions include office management , light bookkeeping, and support for the execution of programs, performances, and special events.  Maintenance of donor and patron records, managing ticket sales systems, and othe projects as assigned. 

Assist and support all marketing activities, including but not limited to: public relations (press, program books, and newsletters); advertising (print, electronic, and media); season subscription and renewal campaigns (direct mail, telemarketing); all ticket sales (including box office management); audience research; new subscriber activities.

Maintainance of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra website and social media platforms.  Strong organization, verbal and written communication skills necessary.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required, able and willing to learn new systems. 

Part-time, flexible hours.  Year round or 10-month schedule optional.  

Please contact Kim at kmguire@mankatosymphony.com or call (507) 625-8880 to inquire.

 

ORCHESTRA LIBRARIAN

JOB SUMMARY: The Orchestra Librarian is responsible for providing and organizing all of the

music needed for performances, and for maintaining the orchestra's library of parts and scores.

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Music Procurement

-  Arrange for the purchase or rental of materials to meet program needs for the orchestra.

-  Take delivery of and track incoming music, pack and ship outgoing music, and maintain shipping

records.

-  Check all incoming and outgoing performance materials for condition and completeness.

-  Ensure prompt return of rented or borrowed materials and adherence to copyright laws.

Music Preparation

-  Assist in all aspects of music preparation, including but not limited to editing, proofreading,

distribution, and marking string parts.

-  Review all music to determine if orchestra parts meet acceptable standards: legible parts, adequate rehearsal letters, numbers, and measure numbers.

 

Orchestra Library Maintenance

-  Maintain the orchestra's collection of scores and parts; repair and maintain music and folders.

-  Catalogue and file music purchased for the orchestra library, maintain accurate inventory, and

ensure adequate security.

-  Track all items borrowed from the library, i.e., individual parts, scores, reference materials;

ensure their timely return.

Administrative

-  Provide program listings, instrumentation requirements, timing sheet, and other information to staff on request; proofread program book.

 

Part-time, flexible hours.   

Please contact Kim at kmguire@mankatosymphony.com or call (507) 625-8880 to inquire.

 

Auditions

View our Audition page for information about current vacancies, arranging a midseason audition, and a rehearsal and performance schedule.

 

Internships Available Year Round

The Mankato Symphony has openings for part time unpaid internships or volunteer opportunities. Suggested fields are music or music industry, graphic design, nonprofit leadership, marketing and public relations, education, and writing, although we are open to new opportunities.

Desired qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and stay effectively on-task without constant direct supervision
  • Some knowledge of the non-profit world and/or performing arts and/or classical music is helpful but not necessary

Interns will have access to free tickets for symphony events and a recommendation letter or professional reference upon successful completion of the internship. Credit must be arranged through your college or university.

Contact: Email Us or call 507-625-8880 for additional information about interning. 

 

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers, whether you would like to make a short or long term commitment. Please fill out this form or visit our profile on the United Way's Get Connected site for additional information. Volunteering for the Symphony is a great way to get service hours for school or a club.