Enriching lives.

Caramoor is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality, mentoring young professional musicians, and engaging young children through interactive educational experiences that deepen their relationship to and understanding of music.

It’s also a pretty great place to work. Openings will be posted below or you may contact us to find out more about seasonal, part-time, and full-time employment at Caramoor. We look forward to meeting you!

Cover letters and resumes may be submitted to personnel@caramoor.org unless otherwise noted.
No phone calls, please.
 
Publications Editor    Membership Assistant and Donor Concierge    Artistic Operations Assistant    Audience Services Staff

January 2019
Title: Publications Editor

Department: Marketing

Caramoor is seeking a part-time (25-30 hours per week), Publications Editor to join their team.

About the Job: The Publications Editor ensures that Caramoor's program books and marketing communications are clear, accurate, consistent with style and brand, and completed on-schedule. This role is one-fourth of the Creative Media Group, working collaboratively with the Marketing Coordinator, the Digital Media Manager, and the Director of Marketing and Communications. The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

Oversee production of seasonal program books (2x/year) plus variable concert-specific inserts (approx. 15/year) according to the terms of Caramoor’s contract with OnStage Publications:

  • Act as the main liaison with OnStage;
  • Work with internal departments to determine content and set deadlines for the program book;
  • Collaborate with commissioned program annotators and other writers for individual program notes;
  • Assemble text and photos, design program pages, and deliver camera-ready PDFs to OnStage;
  • Make recommendations for design and pagination;
  • Proofread and fact-check all materials;
  • Circulate proofs internally for comments and approvals, and externally to artist management; communicate any corrections to OnStage;
  • Work with Marketing staff to produce house ads where space opens up.

Produce supplements (approx. 15/year) produced entirely at Caramoor:

  • Maintain separate schedule for these Supplements;
  • Assemble text and photos;
  • Work with Marketing design team on covers and ads;
  • Format all elements into booklets printed on-site.

Additional requirements

  • Maintain consistency of voice throughout all communications to ensure the clarity of Caramoor's mission, vision, and story;
  • Ensure visual consistency, both through internal graphic design of branded materials and that of external vendors;
  • Traffic press releases for staff review;
  • Provide support to the department by proofreading content for marketing materials;
  • Maintain program book files;
  • Provide additional support to the Creative Media Group team as needed.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, publishing, communications, journalism, or a related field;
  • Previous experience and interest in music, the arts, and/or history;
  • Background in classical music, including familiarity with conventions of classical music work title and movement listings, instrumentation, and artist rosters;
  • Excellent editorial and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro;
  • Experience in Adobe InDesign a plus;
  • Strong project management and time-management skills;
  • Enthusiasm for and desire to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Interest in developing a meaningful presence/role in Caramoor’s ongoing development;
  • Exhibit a friendly, enthusiastic, and positive demeanor and have a strong commitment to Caramoor’s mission and values.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to personnel@caramoor.org including “Publications Editor” in the subject line. We will only contact candidates being considered for the role. No phone calls, please.

For over 70 years, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts has served as a leading destination for exceptional music, captivating programs, spectacular gardens and grounds, and wonderful moments with friends and family. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for over 6,000 young children annually, centered around music. Just forty miles north of Manhattan in Katonah, NY, Caramoor is an ideal oasis for music and inspiration. Learn more about Caramoor.

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January 2019
Title: Membership Assistant and Donor Concierge

Department: Development

Caramoor is seeking a full-time hourly Membership Assistant and Donor Concierge to join their team.

About the Job: The Membership Assistant and Donor Concierge serves as a point-person for high-level donor ticket purchases as well as providing administrative support to the Director of Individual Gifts and Caramoor’s Membership program overall. This role reports to the Director of Individual Gifts and works closely with Box Office, Visitor Services, Special Events, and Marketing. The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Be the ticket concierge for top donors (150+ households): Work closely with leadership and donors on seating preferences, ticket orders, concert recommendations, and additional needs for concert attendance;
  • Work directly with the Box Office and Audience Services team to execute ticket orders;
  • Assist with monthly Membership renewals and timed solicitation mailings;
  • Write material for and help with the production of Members communications;
  • Assist with donor recognition and fulfillment of Membership benefits;
  • Assist with selected cultivation and Membership event details;
  • Cover evening and weekend Membership activities and events throughout the year, particularly during the annual Summer Music Festival season;
  • Provide assistance to enhance the visitor experience.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience and Education: Three plus (3+) years of experience in customer service/administration and/or fundraising in a nonprofit setting. Command of MS Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Working knowledge of fundraising and ticketing databases — Raisers Edge and Spektrix — or similar systems is preferred.
  • Customer Service & Communication: Must have a friendly and professional attitude and work well with the public to navigate different personality types among stakeholders including guests, volunteers, donors, artists, vendors, staff, and Board of Trustees. Professional phone manner with impeccable interpersonal skills. Expert verbal and written communication skills with the ability to listen carefully to donors, as well as colleagues.
  • Collaboration: Ability to work as part of the Caramoor family in a positive and professional manner. Willingness to be very hands-on, organized, and flexible to work on a variety of assigned tasks.
  • Administrative: Ability to maintain confidentiality about the institution, its donors and staff; highly organized and detail oriented with a strong work ethic. Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities. Strong problem-solving skills, displaying grace under pressure. Prioritize and execute multiple projects while maintaining excellent organizational capabilities and keen attention to detail.
  • Values & Culture Fit: Must exhibit a friendly, enthusiastic, and positive demeanor. Demonstrated passion for music or the arts preferred; have an appreciation for creating an environment of inspiration of music for all patrons; and have a strong commitment to Caramoor’s mission and values.
  • Working Conditions: Ability to work in a busy festival environment, maneuver outdoors (in all weather conditions) on 90 acres of woodland trails, gravel path ways, and spectacular gardens. Flexibility to work during weekends and evenings as needed for events. Ability to lift/move up to 25lbs.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to personnel@caramoor.org including “Membership Assistant and Donor Concierge” in the subject line. We will only contact candidates being considered for the role. No phone calls, please.

Caramoor is a cultural landmark and non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality, mentoring young professional musicians, and engaging young children through interactive educational experiences that deepen their relationship to and understanding of music. It’s also a pretty great place to work. Learn more about Caramoor.

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January 2019
Title: Artistic Operations Assistant

Department: Artistic Programming
Dates: June 3–July 28, 2019 (with some additional hours in May possible)
Reporting to: Senior Artistic Planning Manager
Employment Type: Part-Time, Non-exempt

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is currently seeking qualified candidates for the role of Artistic Operations Assistant for our 2019 Summer Season, running from early June through the end of July 2019 (with option for some additional work in May). The full-time Artistic staff is made up of the Vice President, Artistic Programming, the Senior Artistic Planning Manager, and the Artistic Planning Manager. The Artistic Operations Assistant will work with the Artistic staff on production, rehearsal schedules, hospitality, and more throughout the 7-week summer season. The Assistant will provide extra concert assistance on heavily-scheduled days as well as function as Project Manager for certain events. The Assistant will work approximately 25–30 hours per week, with many evening and weekend hours. We seek candidates with some music/concert management experience, even if non-professionally.

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience and Education: Two plus (2+) years of music/concert production, arts/events administration or related experience. Bachelor’s or advanced degree in music a plus. Command of MS Office Word and Excel.
  • Communication Skills: Must have a friendly and professional attitude and know how to work closely with artists to make them feel welcome and attend to their needs. Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills are also needed for interaction with other stakeholders including staff, audience, VIP donors & Board of Trustees.
  • Collaboration: Ability to work as part of the Caramoor family, in particular with the Artistic Programming team, in a positive and professional manner. Willingness to be very hands-on, organized and flexible to work on a variety of assigned tasks.
  • Values & Culture Fit: Demonstrated passion for music; have an appreciation for creating an environment of inspiration of music for all visitors; and have a strong commitment to Caramoor’s mission and values.
  • Working Conditions: Ability to work in a busy festival environment, maneuver outdoors (in all weather conditions) on 90 acres of woodland trails, gravel path ways and spectacular gardens. Flexibility to work during weekends and evenings as needed for events. Applicants must have a personal vehicle and live locally (within 30 miles).

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to personnel@caramoor.org with "Artistic Operations Assistant" in the subject line. We will only contact candidates being considered for the role. No phone calls, please.

Caramoor is a cultural landmark and non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality, mentoring young professional musicians, and engaging young children through interactive educational experiences that deepen their relationship to and understanding of music. It’s also a pretty great place to work. Learn more about Caramoor.

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November 2018
Title: Seasonal Audience Services Staff

Department: Marketing
Reporting to: Seasonal Box Office Supervisor, Seasonal Assistant House Manager
Employment Type: Seasonal, Part-Time, Non-exempt

The Audience Services Staff Members will serve as the primary contact for audience members during Caramoor’s summer season. The Audience Services Staff Members will work both in the Box Office during normal and event hours, as well as staff inside the theater to assist audiences to their seats and to assist House Management during performances.

Job Duties
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for audiences during the Summer season.
  • Sell tickets to Caramoor’s concerts throughout the year.
  • Process ticket orders through online ticketing software.
  • Manage Audience communications with the Box Office.
  • Serve as ushers during concerts and events.
  • Assist in setting up performance venues.
  • Work with House Management & Production Staff to ensure events start on time.
Qualifications
  • Experience: Any experience in and/or passion for music, the arts, or similar non-profit work preferred.
  • Customer Service & Communication Skills: Must have a friendly and professional attitude and work well with the public to navigate different personality types including seasonal staff, patrons, VIP donors, artists, senior management team & Board of Trustees.
  • Administrative Skills: Ability to maintain confidential information; highly organized and detail oriented with a strong work ethic. Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities.
  • Working Conditions: Ability to work in a busy environment, maneuver outdoors (in all weather conditions) on 90 acres of woodland trails, gravel path ways and gardens. Ability to lift/move up to 25lbs.
Schedule

Fall and Spring concerts are traditional scheduled on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons, from September – December and March – May. Summer concerts are scheduled Wednesday – Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons, from mid-June through the end of July. The Summer Box Office hours of operation are Monday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Audience Services Staff Members will be scheduled for shifts during these hours, as well as during concerts and events. All Audience Services Staff Members will be required to attend a paid training session prior to the start of the Summer Season.

To Apply: Please submit your materials using the form below. We will contact candidates only being considered for the role. No phone calls, please.

Caramoor is a cultural landmark and non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality, mentoring young professional musicians, and engaging young children through interactive educational experiences that deepen their relationship to and understanding of music. It’s also a pretty great place to work. Learn more about Caramoor.

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