Copland Library - Chief Librarian (Tanglewood)

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We are looking for a talented person to act as our Chief Librarian for the Copland Library that is part of the Tanglewood Music Center’s summer fellowship program.  You will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining all aspects of the library including acting as the main source of materials for chamber music, study materials and all music resource books and recordings. You will need to work effectively with a diverse group students, faculty and staff of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI).  You will also need to interact with other librarians that part of one of the 3 music libraries at Tanglewood, along with the TMC Orchestra Library at Ozawa Hall and the BSO Orchestra Library in the Shed. 
 Responsibilities:
  • 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. 
Qualifications:  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 of Employment:  June 15- August 21, 2018  Hours:  M-F 9 am-5 pm;  Sat 10 am-1 pm; Sun alternating concert duty.  Anticipated evening and additional weekend hours. This position is eligible for overtime: willingness to work long and/or unconventional hours necessary.   Housing provided if necessary.
 
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