Concert Aide

Washington D.C.
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This intermittent, temporary position is located in the music department within the administrative division at the National Gallery of Art. The work schedule is flexible, but normally consists of one or two four-hour shifts every weekend between October and June, a six to eight hour shift on Fridays between May and August, and occasional weekday shifts, as needed. The primary purpose for the position is to assist the music department in production, set-up, and breakdown of concerts and rehearsals, as well as some occasional assistance in the music office when needed.

This job announcement will close at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time on Friday, August 18, 2017. Applicants need to ensure they provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • U. S. citizens
  • All required documents must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on closing date.
  • Incumbent must be available to work on Sundays.
  • Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

    1. The incumbent must have experience with stage setup, stage management, and general stage protocol of classical music concerts. In order to effectively complete the duties, the incumbent must have demonstrated capability as a team player, ability to work independently and prioritize in a busy environment, must demonstrate initiative and attention to detail.

    There is no educational requirement for this position.

    If selected you should have:

    • Experience in working with the public in performance situations.
    • Knowledge and skill in working with public music performance is required. At least 3-5 years in working with public music performances in a museum setting.
    • Knowledge and experience with a wide variety of musical presentations and the acoustic or electronic equipment and properties involved with those musical presentations.
    • Knowledge and experience with various choral and instrumental stage management.
    • Knowledge of musical instruments and their acquisition or rental.

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    If selected, you will:

    • The incumbent assists the music department with concert setups and takedown's of weekly Sunday concerts between September and May, and Friday evening Jazz in the Garden concerts between May and August, and additional events and rehearsals, as needed. This could include the movement of instruments, including grand pianos, and other heavy equipment, setting up and racking folding chairs. Ability to lift at least 30 pounds is required.
    • Escorts musicians and other non-Gallery staff participants on concert and rehearsal days in non-public areas and while the Gallery is not open to the public. This requires extended periods of standing and can include a significant amount of walking on the marble floors and all levels of the facility;
    • Assists with any facilities needs that may occur on event days, before, during, or after concerts and rehearsals;
    • Organizes and implements crowd control procedures and follows current guidelines as determined by the head of the office of protection services and the head of the music department for concerts at the National Gallery;
    • Answers questions from the public (in person and by telephone) about the concerts, entry to the concerts, and about the Gallery in general;
    • Informs the head of the music department of particular problems with crowd control as they arise, adjusting procedures as instructed;
    • Assists in the music office as needed

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