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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 - Malvern, PA

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

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, 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 job in a friendly environment with growth opportunity. For full-time employees, 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:

  • Monitor and fulfill print-on-demand orders for sale and orchestra performances
  • Assemble sheet music books and orchestra performance sets
  • Add title pages, copyright statements, and blank pages for page turns to pdfs when needed
  • Ship print-on-demand orders from our Malvern office
  • Scan paper scores and parts from our archives to create digital files
  • Evaluate performance materials for usability and completeness
  • Cut, fold, collate, bind, and organize sheet music
  • 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

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Basic knowledge of (classical) music is required
  • 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

Our regular hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday with possibility for flexible hours. 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.

Data Coordinator and Developer - Malvern, PA

As Data Coordinator and Developer, you will be responsible for the accuracy of work, product, contract, and composer data, as well as documenting and enforcing data best practices across all company avenues. Most data is integrated into our internal data management software. This is the ideal job for musicians who have music librarian experience; many of the same skills will translate to our data challenges, much of which is music-specific.

A little about the Development team

The development team is a combination of musicians and nonmusicians with a passion for technology and development. We are the backbone of the company, our code and queries touching nearly every department. We are constantly trying to improve and modernize our technology stack and workflows to make everything run better and smoother. We work hard, but we play hard. Catch us at the cocktail bar or new restaurant down the street–we’ve got a seat saved for you.

Primary Roles:

  • Become an expert/administrator/champion for our product information management system, Chordata
  • Use the Chordata API to create integrations, services, and reports for company needs. Be on the front lines of Chordata usage and act as the primary contact for everything Chordata related. Understand how it is being used across departments, and where it falls short.
  • Collaborate with the Development team to implement improvements to Chordata software.
  • Maintenance and development of our eCommerce store, ancillary websites, and web services.
  • Assist Marketing and Art departments to create engaging static/CMS pages
  • Ensure data quality best practices are met and drive continuous improvement. Identify gaps in the data model that may prove useful to other users. Implement a plan for harvesting that data if required.

No candidate is expected to check all of these boxes, if you think you’d be a good fit on the Development team at Carl Fischer, please get in touch!

Requirements:

  • Some experience with PHP (or other scripting languages such as Node.js or Python)
  • Some experience with MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, or other relational databases.
  • Some experience or familiarity with SOAP or REST APIs
  • Some experience with client-side JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Comfortable in the Unix shell
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to effectively apply critical thinking to difficult problems
  • Degree in Computer Science, Library Science, or Music preferred but not required

Bonus Features:

  • Experience with classical music scores and instruments. Being a classical musician is not a requirement but it will help to better understand some challenges.
  • Prior experience working with web application frameworks and tools (Vue.js, React, Laravel, Magento, Wordpress, etc.)
  • Experience in Access or Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with file server administration
  • Direct experience with cataloging music scores, such as in a music library.
  • Previous experience in a customer facing environment
  • Experience with Docker or other development virtualization tools 
  • Knowledge of text or music OCR systems.
  • Experience with Elasticsearch or any other search engine technology

To apply, please send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to dev@carlfischer.com

Full Stack Developer (PHP)

Carl Fischer Music is seeking a Full Stack Developer who will join our in-house development team. We’re looking for someone to help us accelerate our development process and build new software solutions that will improve our processes.

A little about the Development team

The development team is a combination of musicians and nonmusicians with a passion for technology and development. We are the backbone of the company, our code and queries touching nearly every department. We are constantly trying to improve and modernize our technology stack and workflows to make everything run better and smoother. We work hard, but we play hard. Catch us at the cocktail bar or new restaurant down the street–we’ve got a seat saved for you.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and develop new features for our product information management system, Chordata from the data structure through to the frontend
  • Assist in the maintenance of our Ecommerce website
  • Write clean, efficient, and understandable code, including proper documentation
  • Research and implement new packages, technologies, and best practices to ensure long term maintainability
  • Assist in some documentation and training of Chordata
  • Collaborate with other departments on various projects such as creating CMS pages and data management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 1.5 years of experience as a full-time software engineer
  • Development experience with a PHP based MVC framework, preferably Laravel.
  • Development experience with a JS based application, preferably Vue.js
  • Experience with MySQL and writing queries
  • Experience using GIT as version control system
  • Experience using RESTful APIs (experience building APIs is also great!)
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to effectively apply critical thinking to difficult problems

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with, Elasticsearch, Solr, or any other search engine technology
  • Experience with Magento
  • Familiarity with CI/CD

To apply, please send resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and GitHub portfolio (if applicable) to dev@carlfischer.com

Marketing Coordinator - Events and Social Media - New York City

A little about the Marketing team.

Imagine being in an environment where the work we create is seen by thousands of consumers each day. We’ve cultivated a culture of collaboration, we enjoy ideating, pressure testing, working across departments (Editorial, Production, Sales, Licensing, Rentals, Printing & Logistics, Finance) to ensure what we create and share with the world represents our very best. Every team member is encouraged to share their perspective as often some of the biggest ideas fall out of attempting to solve something else. If it can be envisioned, we are ready to invent!

This could be your chance!

If you’ve ever been interested in music or the publishing world, this role is your chance to work with people who are passionate about music. We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, detail-oriented, self-starter to serve as a Marketing Coordinator - Events & Social Media. This role will manage Conventions and Events, State Lists, Reviewer programs, Marketing and Social Media across our various catalogs (Carl Fischer Music, Theodore Presser Co, BriLee Music).

This position is based in our New York City office.

Primary position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing the planning, logistics and execution of 6+ annual conventions plus various popup events with specific dealers and partners. Responsibilities include booking, venue coordination, product selection, booth layouts, organizing materials for the booth and reading sessions, coordination with Editors, Sales, Production, Warehouse and Convention partners, detailed briefings for onsite teams, managing travel and accommodation requirements, budget management
  • Writing or massaging blurbs for new publications 
  • Managing deadlines and submitting new publications to State Lists/Reading Sessions and Reviewer Press 
  • Handling complementary and composer order requests 
  • Preparing regular email newsletters to dealers, educators and musicians with information on new titles.
  • Working with the Production department to create promotional materials
  • Assisting in executing and maintaining traditional and social media marketing plan
  • Creating social media assets and score videos for various platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, LinkedIn, Twitter). 
  • Managing the recordings library, and the uploading of scores to ISSUU.

What we look for in the perfect candidate

  • Strong problem solving and project management skills, including the ability to juggle a myriad of priorities simultaneously. Must have a strong attention to detail and nerves of steel, you are not daunted by the odd curveball situation
  • Knowledge/background in classical and/or educational music is essential
  • 2-3 years related experience – music or book publishing a plus, Marketing, Sales or Event Management experience a plus
  • Ability and willingness to travel and to attend performances in the evening, albeit occasionally and possibly interstate conventions.
  • Excellent writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in MS Excel and comfort with toggling between databases
  • Familiarity with e-mail marketing, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, blogging, podcasting, and programs such as Canva
  • BA/BS degree
  • BA or MA in Marketing, PR, or Communication a plus

This position is based in our New York City office. Compensation will depend upon prior experience. Excellent benefits package offered after 3 months of employment.

Sales Administrator - Malvern, PA

Join our Sales Department.

The Sales Department is responsible for facilitating sales to sheet music retailers all over the world, as well as managing order processing through our own website for music educators, individual musicians, and performing organizations. The Sales Team has the exciting task of providing reliable customer service while our product catalog is constantly evolving, as digital options are made available and new releases are published throughout the year. Lean and efficient, our Sales team works closely with all departments from marketing, production, editorial, accounting, operations, rental, and licensing.

This position is based in our Malvern, PA office.

Responsibilities:

  • Processing customer orders using ERP software (Microsoft Dynamics Nav)
  • Recording and organizing daily transaction data in spreadsheets referenced by various departments
  • Responding to customer inquiries via phone and email in a timely and professional manner
  • Assisting customers in troubleshooting technical difficulties, including accessing digital products
  • Various support functions for Sales team as needed
  • Special projects as assigned
  • 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
  • Exemplary time management skills
  • Superior organization and follow up skills to ensure goals are met within defined deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • 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
  • Familiarity with databases/ERPs a plus

This position is based in our Malvern, PA office. Compensation will depend on prior experience. Excellent benefits package offered after 3 months of full-time employment.

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

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