Theodore Presser is one of the country’s oldest classical music publishers. Located in Malvern, PA, the company maintains its own production, editorial, performance promotion and licensing & copyright departments as well as a full-service print shop. We also assist many orchestras, ensembles and universities throughout the world with our music rental and custom print departments.
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
Performance Promotion Coordinator
Theodore Presser Company and Carl Fischer Music are seeking a Performance Promotion Coordinator. The primary role of the position is to generate performances of music from both companies’ concert-music catalogs by raising awareness among concert programmers. This is a full-time position based in the New York office.
As one of the oldest music publishing companies in America, Carl Fischer Music publishes educational and contemporary classical music. Large enough to be a leader in the industry yet small enough for each employee to make a difference, the company is still growing with a tight-knit team and a friendly working environment.
Raise awareness of concert music works to inspire performances
Formulate and implement broad promotion strategies
Facilitate collaborative relationships with industry organizations and performing ensembles. Actively pursue opportunities to collaborate with influencers
Prepare Annual Composer Plans. Field and manage regular Composer requests
Participate in identifying potential new composers
Collaborate closely with EVP Marketing to manage all aspects of conventions, sale/event/collateral promotions, and print or web advertising for concert music catalogs
Monitor and make use of relevant performance news and reviews
Work with Marketing team to manage performance/event calendars, websites, blurbs, composer information, PR, email newsletters and social media for performance promotions
Assist in the writing and production of print and digital promotion materials including online blurbs, monthly newsletters, social media posts, etc.
Prepare Pulitzer Prize and Grawemeyer award submissions
Maintain annual departmental budget and goals for promotion activities
Attend industry events and concerts when and where required
Report directly to EVP, Marketing
2 years related experience preferred – experience in the new music sector or promotional work with performers/ensembles considered a plus
BA or MA degree, ideally in Music, Arts Management or Communications
Knowledge of contemporary classical music essential
Established contacts in the classical music world in the US and overseas a plus
Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings to attend occasional performances
Familiarity with digital marketing, newsletters, social media, blogging, podcasting, and other cross channel marketing tactics
Superb writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
Enthusiastic, outgoing and confident communication style and excellent interpersonal and networking skills
Proficiency in MS Excel and familiarity with graphics, audio and video software
Flexible and creative thinker
Compensation will depend upon prior experience. Excellent benefits package offered after 3 months of employment. To apply, Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary history/requirements to email@example.com
Theodore Presser Company is seeking a full time Book Assembler to work in our print-shop. As one of the oldest music publishing companies in the country representing many prestigious American composers, we are large enough to be a leader in the industry yet small enough for each employee to make a difference. With a tight-knit team and a pleasant working environment, we are looking for motivated individuals with high energy and positive attitudes.
We are located in the Great Valley Corporate Center, minutes from the PA Turnpike and Rt.202.
Assembling sheet music books both manually and using booklet-making equipment
Counting assembled books
Shrink-wrapping assembled books
Updating excel spreadsheets to reflect assembly status
Other print-shop duties as necessary
High School Diploma
Basic math skills and number matching ability
Basic computer skills
Good attention to detail
Ability to work independently
Good organizational skills
Knowledge of music (for example the ability to read sheet music) preferred but not required
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Dealer Services
Theodore Presser Company is seeking Music Dealer Services candidates. The ideal candidate is intelligent, dynamic and has a familiarity with classical and/or educational music.
As one of the oldest music publishing companies in America, Theodore Presser publishes educational and contemporary classical music. Large enough to be a leader in the industry yet small enough for each employee to make a difference, the company is still growing with a tight-knit team and a pleasant working environment.
Processing customer orders by entering them into business management software (MS Dynamics NAV)
Digital asset and inventory maintenance and troubleshooting
Delivering optimal customer service through professionalism and product knowledge
Various support functions for Sales team as needed
Reports to Sales Manager
BA/BS degree preferred, major/minor in music related fields a plus
Knowledge/background in classical and/or educational music is essential
High attention to detail for data entry and order processing
Superior time-management skills
Superior organization and follow up skills to ensure responsibilities and goals are met within defined deadlines
Comfortable in a changing environment, with multitasking and with learning new systems and processes
Proactive and creative problem solving skills
Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work independently and on own initiative
Effective communication skills: active listening skills and a cheerful, friendly and courteous demeanor
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
Familiarity with databases/ERPs a plus
Entry-level compensation. Excellent benefits package offered after 3 months of full-time employment. This position is based in Malvern, PA.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Edita Pesa at email@example.com. Please be specific about your knowledge of/background in music in your cover letter.
Theodore Presser Company is looking for an intern who is a recent graduate or graduate student and has time to work 3-4 days per week on projects in various departments (Promotion, Production, Rental and Royalties). This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge and experience in the music publishing industry.
As one of the oldest music publishing companies in America, Theodore Presser Company publishes educational and contemporary classical music. Large enough to be a leader in the industry yet small enough for each employee to make a difference, the company is still growing with a tight-knit team and a pleasant working environment.
Projects may include (depending on department):
Proofread music and written material
Sort archival scores
Digitize rental masters
Reorganize rental library
Assist with print history database maintenance
Assist in writing and editing press releases and blurbs for new publications
Assist in updating performance/event calendars, websites, blogs, composer information and social media
Data entry and clean-up
Entering customer orders
Adding and maintaining products to online retailers’ websites
Various support functions for different departments as needed
College degree, preferably in music or business
Strong music background is essential
Experience with music notation software a plus
Strong analytical skills and advanced skills in MS Excel
Familiarity with databases or ERP systems a plus
Familiarity with e-mail marketing clients, WordPress, audio software, and video software a plus
Knowledge of Adobe Suite a plus
Strong organization skills and attention to detail
Proactive and creative problem solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Writing and proofreading skills
Comfortable with multitasking and with learning new systems and processes
Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment
This is a paid internship ($10 per hour). A successful internship may lead to a full-time position if an opening becomes available in the future.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please refer to your background in/knowledge of music. Please also include your availability during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 9-5).
Theodore Presser Company is offering students or recent graduates the opportunity to enhance their resume with real work experience. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge and experience in the music publishing industry.
We are always looking for students to intern during the school year (summer, fall and spring semesters). Interns may work as many hours as they wish, with a minimum of 15-20 hours a week. Summer internships can be up to full-time (20-40 hours a week) for a minimum of 6 weeks (dates are flexible). Interns will receive a stipend of $4.00 an hour. If applicable, this internship can also be used for college credit.
Successful candidates will be motivated and passionate about (classical) music and the arts, experienced in Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Excel and Word), possess excellent communication skills and the ability to learn new projects and procedures quickly. While candidates do not need to be a music student some tasks require the ability to read music notation.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in which you should refer to your background in/knowledge of music to email@example.com. Please also include your availability during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-5:00). We are looking for someone to start immediately.
Candidates responding to job postings must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States.