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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.

Licensing and Copyright Manager

Educational/Classical music publisher seeks an individual to manage the Licensing and Copyright Department. This is a full-time position based in the Presser office in Malvern, PA. We are looking for a highly motivated, articulate, imaginative, detail-oriented self-starter to serve as a Licensing and Copyright Manager. You must be comfortable negotiating large licensing permissions and formulating contracts for various deals as well as conversant in various royalty types for music publishing. This role will work with all departments to facilitate license administration. If you are interested in music and have relevant experiences and skills in the licensing area, this role is your chance to work with people who are passionate about music with various opportunities to deepen your knowledge and develop your career.

Our History

Theodore Presser Company is one of America's oldest and most prestigious music publishers offering a large and diverse selection of music, musical literature, and pedagogy from premiere composers of the past and present. 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.

The responsibilities include

  • Managing all licensing requests, composer contracts, and copyright issues.
  • Negotiating and executing synchronization, print, grand rights, performance, and other miscellaneous licenses.
  • Assisting executives to negotiate contracts and agreements for partnerships and other legal matters.
  • Analyzing and developing licensing revenue sources.
  • Managing the maintenance and use of in-house licensing and contract databases.
  • Working with editorial and production departments for composer services.
  • Assisting in all aspects of music publishing business to ensure compliance.
  • Tracking outstanding license fees.
  • Resolving copyright infringements and other legal issues.
  • Establishing and maintaining the annual departmental budget.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree required. Masters degree a plus, especially in legal or intellectual property areas.
  • 5+ years experience in music or related licensing, rights & clearances, or business affairs. Music or book publishing experience a plus.
  • Broad knowledge of and experience with copyright and licensing issues and contracts. Strong contract-drafting, negotiating, and reasoning skills.
  • Music background or knowledge a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize heavy work flow and to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Experience with personnel and budget management.

Compensation will depend upon prior experience. Excellent benefits package offered after 3 months of employment.

Administrative & Bookkeeping Assistant

Work with our Administration and Accounting Departments

If you’ve ever been interested in music or the publishing world, this role is your chance to work with super smart people and learn what it takes to manage the back of house operations. The Administration and Accounting Departments serve many important functions of a music publishing house to keep it operating smoothly. You will get to see the inner workings of a music publishing company by working with many of the administrative as well as all income and expense related activities.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Performing administrative tasks to help various departments
  • Processing invoices from various suppliers
  • Organizing files for accounting and royalty documents
  • Assembling daily cash and credit card receipts
  • Creating monthly customer statements
  • Performing monthly bank reconciliations
  • Reports to the Office Manager and the Controller

What we look for in the perfect candidate:

  • At least 2 years experience in administrative and accounting related positions
  • Experience in Accounting
  • Degree in Accounting a plus but not necessary
  • General knowledge of accounts payable and cash receipts applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail for data entry
  • Ability to take direction and learn new skills quickly
  • Strong organizational and follow up skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Familiarity with databases/ERPs a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment
  • General knowledge about (classical) music and music publishing industry is a plus but not necessary

We offer an attractive benefits package, which includes health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short term disability and a 401-K plan as well as paid vacation, personal and sick days. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@presser.com.

Accounting & Royalty Assistant

If you’ve ever been interested in music or the publishing world, this role is your chance to work with super smart people and learn what it takes to manage the back of house operations. We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated, self-starter to serve as a full time Accounting and Royalties Assistant.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Keeping track of income from the sales, licensing, and rental of music
  • Processing invoices from various suppliers
  • Organizing files for accounting and royalty documents
  • Generating annual/quarterly royalty statements
  • Assembling daily cash and credit card receipts
  • Creating monthly customer statements
  • Performing monthly bank reconciliations
  • Reports to the royalty manager and the controller

What we look for in the perfect candidate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Relevant experience a plus, ideally in an accounting position
  • Experience and ability to do bank reconciliations
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel and Word
  • Ability to prioritize work with strong multi-tasking, organizational and project-management skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well with managers and staff alike
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of classical music and music publishing a plus but not required

Compensation will depend upon prior experience. The position offers an attractive benefits package, which includes health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short term disability and a 401-K plan as well as paid time off. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@presser.com including your salary requirements/history. In your cover letter, please describe your accounting and/or royalty experience (if any) and why you are interested in this role.

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 real work experience in the music publishing industry.

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.

Sales Administrator

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.

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

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

Evening Book Assembler

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 starting in the early evening, 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. 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:

  • 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

Our regular hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. 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. Please specify whether you are looking for full-time or part-time work.

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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