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NYSMF offers a limited number of exclusive job opportunities for musicians ages 18 and up. Each position has rigid requirements that every applicant must meet in order to be considered. The staff positions available for 2014 are Teaching Assistant, Stage Crew, and Counselor.

For students under the age of 18, consider applying for a Workstudy position, which covers partial tuition in exchange for fewer hours of service per session. More information can be found on our Workstudy page.

Questions? Please contact us at jobs@nysmf.org. All staff applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 1st.

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Overview

All NYSMF staff members (teaching assistants, stage crew members and counselors) receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunities to perform in various ensembles (performances may be expanded or limited to accommodate the requirements of the position and/or the ensembles)
  • Full coverage of tuition and fees
  • Coverage of private lessons
  • Stipend (provided at the end of each session)

All NYSMF staff members (teaching assistants, stage crew members and counselors) are expected of the following:

  • Arrive early for training and preparation for the festival
  • Remain after the end of the festival to assist in cleanup and closing-down the festival
  • Attend both sessions of the Festival
  • Live in festival dorms to supervise festival students
  • Serve as role models and mentors to festival students
  • Uphold, enforce, and follow all NYSMF rules & regulations
  • Additional job responsibilities may be assigned or required based on skills, qualifications, and other factors.
  • Staff members are subject to ongoing performance evaluations and may be dismissed or promoted at any time, based on the performance of their duties.

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Teaching Assistant

A limited number of Teaching Assistant positions are available to advanced college or graduate students who are extremely strong players and interested in developing their teaching skills.

Qualifications

  • Graduate school student
  • Extremely strong player
  • Experience & patience working with children
  • Professional interest in developing teaching skills

Responsibilities

  • Supervision of dormitories
  • Supervision of counseling staff
  • Coaching & performing in ensembles
  • Leading sectional rehearsals
  • Assisting faculty & conductors
  • Serving as head librarian for various ensembles

How to Apply

  1. Print and fill out the NYSMF Staff Application Form
  2. Email your filled out and scanned staff application form to jobs@nysmf.org along with attached recordings of yourself performing at least 5 movements of concertos (or short pieces) of contrasting styles (NOTE: flute/string/piano players must include a piece by Bach)

NOTES: Your application and links/attachments of recordings must all be in ONE EMAIL. Piecemeal or incomplete applications will be discarded. Exception: the letter of recommendation may be emailed separately if necessary. Hardcopy applications are not accepted. Applications may be offered a position other than the one for which they applied.


Stage Crew

A limited number of Stage Crew worker positions are available to students who have experience in technical theater or backstage work.

Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Completed at least one year of college
  • Patience working with younger students
  • Experience in technical theatre/backstage work

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all equipment used by the New York Summer Music Festival, including maintenance, supervision, tracking, etc.
  • Report directly to the NYSMF administration
  • Work closely with our conductors and faculty members to ensure smooth rehearsals and performance
  • Setup and breakdown for all ensembles, rehearsals, and concerts
  • Earlier arrival and later departure dates than other staff members to participate in Festival setup, technical setup, and close-down

How to Apply

  1. Print and fill out the NYSMF Staff Application Form
  2. Email your filled out and scanned staff application form to jobs@nysmf.org along with attached recordings of yourself performing 3-5 movements of concertos (or short pieces) of contrasting styles (NOTE: flute/string/piano players must include a piece by Bach)

NOTES: Your application and links/attachments of recordings must all be in ONE EMAIL. Piecemeal or incomplete applications will be discarded. Exception: the letter of recommendation may be emailed separately if necessary. Hardcopy applications are not accepted. Applications may be offered a position other than the one for which they applied.


Counselors

Counseling Positions are available for musicians age 18 or older, to serve in leadership roles at NYSMF.

Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Completed at least one year of college
  • Patience working with younger students

Responsibilities

  • Supervising recreational activities and practice time
  • Providing a safe environment for students
  • Assisting faculty and administration with various duties
  • Serving as mentors to the students

How to Apply

  1. Print and fill out the NYSMF Staff Application Form
  2. Email your filled out and scanned staff application form to jobs@nysmf.org along with attached recordings of yourself performing 3-5 movements of concertos (or short pieces) of contrasting styles (NOTE: flute/string/piano players must include a piece by Bach)

NOTES: Your application and links/attachments of recordings must all be in ONE EMAIL. Piecemeal or incomplete applications will be discarded. Exception: the letter of recommendation may be emailed separately if necessary. Hardcopy applications are not accepted. Applications may be offered a position other than the one for which they applied.