Copland Library - Chief Librarian (Tanglewood)

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Oversee and maintain the Copland Chamber Music Library on the Tanglewood Grounds. The Copland library is the main source of materials for chamber music, study materials, and all music resource books and recordings available on campus. Students and faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute have use of the Copland Library. It is one of 3 music libraries on the Tanglewood Grounds, along with the TMC Orchestra Library at Ozawa Hall and the BSO Library in the Shed.

  • Prepare all chamber music parts for works scheduled to be performed by the Tanglewood Music Center during the summer.
  • Review the condition and completion of sets of parts already in the library’s collection, and, in consultation with TMC staff and faculty coaches, ordering scores and parts that are not currently part of the library’s collection.
  • Prepare the library for use prior to the arrival of the TMC fellows and faculty members.  
  • Catalog and prepare all chamber music pieces scheduled for performance for students and faculty at least 2 weeks in advance of the first rehearsal. 
  • Coordinate a system for check out and return of all materials in the library. 
  • Track all library expenses in keeping within the library’s summer budget and submit invoices for payment. 
  • Return all rental materials in a timely fashion. 
  • Maintain a policy for late materials and track and collect fines as necessary. 
  • Catalog new materials to be added to the library’s collection. 
  • Order recordings for performance reference as necessary. 
  • Assist the BSO Principal Librarian or the TMC Orchestra Librarian upon request.   
  • Supervise a Copland Library Assistant Librarian. 
  • Must be able to maintain a professional manner and be extremely organized, efficient, and detail oriented.  
  • Work well in a fast-pasted environment, individually as well as part of a team, and be flexible with work hours.
  • Extensive knowledge of the standard symphonic, operatic and chamber music repertoire; personal performance experience preferred. 
  • Prior supervisory experience. 
  • Music reference library experience.   
  • Valid driver’s license and a car.
DATES:      June 14-August 20, 2015
HOURS:      M-F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
                    Sat 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
                   Sun 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
Anticipated evening and additional weekend hours. 
Housing will be provided.
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