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Theodore Presser Company is one of America's oldest and most prestigious music publishers serving the music community worldwide. Our catalog contains a large and diverse selection of music literature from the educational field to concert music. In addition we maintain an extensive rental library which makes available chamber, opera, ballet, and symphonic music material of outstanding quality to professional and educational performing organizations.

A little about our team.

Based in Malvern, PA, our agile team is 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 opportunities for high performing individuals.

Book Assembler

The Theodore Presser Company is seeking a full-time Book Assembler to work the evening shift in our print-shop. This position is based in our Malvern office. No experience required.

A Little About Our Team

Based in Malvern, PA, our agile team is 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 opportunities for high performing individuals.

This Could Be Your Chance!

Whether you are coming back into the workforce after losing employment due to COVID, a student recently graduating from school looking for a full-time job starting in the early evening, or an active musician looking to learn more about music publishing and the production of sheet music, or a motivated person looking to learn about a new industry, this position is great for anyone looking for a stable full time evening job in a non-stressful and friendly environment. We offer generous benefits after three months with perks such as employee discounts for sheet music, and bi-annual trips to New York for summer picnics.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assembling sheet music books
  • Cut, fold, collate, bind, and organize sheet music
  • Add inserts and affix CDs
  • Monitor and send print jobs to printers
  • Moderate use of heavy machinery
  • Update our internal online database of works in progress
  • Constantly monitor printed components for quality control issues
  • Making boxes for outbound LTL print shop shipments
  • Shrink-wrapping assembled books
  • Wrapping pallets to prepare weekly print shop shipments for pickup from our logistics company
  • Other print-shop and minor distribution duties as necessary

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Basic math skills and number matching ability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel a plus
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to get along well with others in a team environment
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic knowledge of (classical) music a plus, but not required

The evening shift hours are 3 pm to 11 pm Monday through Friday. No prior work experience is required. We are located in the Great Valley Corporate Center in Malvern, PA, minutes from I-76, PA turnpike, 422 and 202 and right by a bus stop.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter.

Compensation will depend on prior experience. Excellent benefits package offered after 3 months of full-time employment.

Graduate Internship in Music Publishing Company

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 real work experience in the music publishing industry.

About the Company

Theodore Presser Company is one of America's oldest and most prestigious music publishers serving the music community worldwide. Our catalog contains a large and diverse selection of music literature from the educational field to concert music. In addition we maintain an extensive rental library which makes available chamber, opera, ballet, and symphonic music material of outstanding quality to professional and educational performing organizations.

A little about our team

Based in Malvern, PA, our agile team is 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 opportunities for high performing individuals.

Projects may include (depending on department):

  • Proofread music and written material
  • Sort archival scores
  • Digitize sheet music and manuscript masters
  • Reorganize orchestra music library
  • Data entry and clean-up
  • Entering customer orders in ERP system
  • Adding and maintaining products to online retailers’ websites
  • Organizing, filing, photocopying, miscellaneous administrative tasks
  • Various support functions for different departments as needed

Requirements:

  • BA/BS 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 and iMovie 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. A successful internship may lead to a full-time position if an opening becomes available. Many of our former interns have joined us as full-time employees.

To apply, send a current resume and cover letter – in which you should refer to your knowledge of/background in music – to: jobs@presser.com.

Junior Production Designer

Use your skills, experience and talents at industry-leading music publishers, Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company. We have over 150 years-worth of digital and physical sheet music products which are being projected into educational, private and professional music markets. Candidates will be meticulous and goal-oriented with a keen eye for the smallest details and excellent communicators and inter-departmental collaborators. They will be skilled listeners who are able to execute concepts and get jobs done.


As a Junior Production Designer working in Malvern PA you will have the opportunity to hone your skills as a computer savvy graphical expert who can create finished products that meet organizational and departmental goals.

About the Companies.

Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company are two of America's oldest and most prestigious music publishers serving the music community worldwide. Our catalogs contain large and diverse selections of music literature from the educational field to concert music. In addition we maintain an extensive rental library which makes available chamber, opera, ballet, and symphonic music material of outstanding quality to professional and educational performing organizations.

A little about the Production teams at Carl Fischer and Theodore Presser

With Offices in Malvern, PA and New York City, our agile team is a lean group of seasoned professionals who edit and produce a wide variety of sheet music products. We’re large enough to be leaders 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 opportunities for high performing individuals. This team produces roughly 250 publications per year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Updating publications (covers and content) using InDesign and Photoshop
  • Following templates with strict style parameters
  • Acting as liaison with internal print shop and outside printers (communicating with printing managers and following up on sent files)
  • Maintaining archives on a cross-platform network
  • Following a product workflow and timeline seeing projects through from concept to pre-press
  • Processing materials for new publications (PDFs from authors and in-house engravers) and preparing parts
  • Understanding, interpreting and communicating ideas, creating new cover and promotional artwork and giving and taking feedback

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in graphic design, visual arts or similar
  • Two years experience in print media
  • Proficiency in Adobe Indesign
  • Understanding of stylesheets, color spaces, linked graphics, raster and vector graphics formats, and commercial printing standards
  • Verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro
  • Basic understanding of musical notation

Helpful Skills

  • Familiarity with other applications within the Adobe CC suite.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and Google office documents and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of art and music history
  • Knowledge of Classical music, experience with music in schools
  • HTML, CSS and the ability to create and edit web content

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@presser.com

Candidates responding to job postings must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States.

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