Employment at MSM

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Performance Coordinator, Precollege and MSM Summer

Position Description

Title: Performance Coordinator
Department: Precollege, MSM Summer
Reports To: Director of the Precollege, Director of MSM Summer
Supervises: Collaborative Pianists, Ringers
Internal Contacts: MSM Staff, Precollege Faculty, Precollege Students & Parents, MSM Summer Faculty, MSM Summer Students & Parents
External Contacts:  Vendors
Start Date: When filled
Employment Status: Full-time; non-exempt



  • Coordinate and schedule all Precollege division performance activities including recitals, concerts and events, chamber music competition, concerto competitions, and named scholarship recitals.
  • Edit and manage the creation and printing of programs for over 300 events.
  • Assist conductors of four orchestras with music preparation, hiring of ringers, acquisition of rental music, and troubleshooting within each orchestra.
  • Hire and schedule collaborative pianists for vocal and instrumental lessons.
  • Process and manage payroll documentation and time sheets for ringers and accompanists.
  • Write internal and external correspondence for department as assigned.
  • Prepare and process annual forms for concerto competitions, seating auditions, chamber music competition, and others as needed.
  • Work with Media and Communications to develop monthly email communications, weekly informative video screens, and timely printed materials including concert programs and flyers.
  • Plan and coordinate special events and receptions.

MSM Summer

  • Edit and manage the creation and printing of programs for final MSM Summer concerts and musical theatre performances.
  • Assist conductors of orchestra, jazz bands and various small ensembles with music preparation, hiring of ringers, acquisition of rental music, and troubleshooting.
  • Acquire and process musical theatre licenses, assist musical theatre directors with distribution and collection of libretto/vocal books to students and scores to pit orchestra musicians.
  • Hire and schedule rehearsals for musical theatre pit orchestra.
  • Act as liaison with Media and Communications to develop social media content for final concerts and musical theatre performances
  • General office duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • 1-4 years administrative support experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, musical background preferred.
  • Computer literacy required, including skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented individual.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills required.
  • Professional customer service skills mandatory. Must work well with students, parents, and faculty.
  • Must have an interest in working in an educational environment.
  • Must be available to work Tuesdays – Saturdays during Precollege, and Mondays – Fridays during MSM Summer

Contact Information

Send letter of application and résumé including three references to Donna Galvan, Assistant Director of the Precollege at dgalvan@msmnyc.edu.

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