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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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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 editap@carlfischer.com

Book Assembler

 

Theodore Presser Company is seeking a full time Book Assembler to work the evening shift (4:00pm-12:00 Midnight) 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. Still growing with a tight-knit team and a pleasant working environment, we are looking for motivated individuals with high energy and positive attitudes and also offer long-term growth opportunity for high performing individuals.

 

We are located in the Great Valley Corporate Center, minutes from the PA Turnpike and Rt.202.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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 editap@carlfischer.com

Sales Administrator

Theodore Presser Company is seeking a Sales Administrator. 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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 editap@carlfischer.com. Please be specific about your knowledge of/background in music in your cover letter.

Graduate Internship

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
  • Scan contracts
  • 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
  • Organizing, filing, photocopying, miscellaneous administrative tasks
  • Various support functions for different departments as needed

Requirements:

  • 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 editap@carlfischer.com. 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).

Internship Program

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 jobs@presser.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.

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