About the Organization:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ("The Kennedy Center") is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Mission Statement: As the nation's performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.
The Kennedy Center, which opened on September 8, 1971, is located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. The Center continues its efforts to fulfill President Kennedy's vision by producing and presenting an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, world, and folk music, and multimedia performances for all ages.
The National Symphony Assistant Librarian supports performance activities of the NSO by preparing music for orchestra players and conductors to use on stage.
Duties and Responsibilities:
75% Music Preparation:
20% Rehearsal/Concert/Conductor/Musician/Staff support:
5% Chamber Music management:
N/A Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner; Adheres to all employer policies and procedures; Other duties as assigned.
Librarians work in an office environment at a desk and computer, must be able to write for extended periods of time and often carry stacks of music and conductor scores. We infrequently carry boxes of music weighing up to 35-40 pounds. Rehearsal and concert duty are required and over the course of the calendar year take place both indoors and outdoors (in non-climate controlled circumstances).
The noise level in the work environment is moderate.