Employment Opportunities

Carl Fischer Music is one of the country’s oldest educational and classical music publishers. Located in New York City, the company maintains its own production, marketing, sales and copyright & licensing departments. We also assist many orchestras, ensembles and universities throughout the world with our music rental and custom print departments.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Production Manager

Carl Fischer Music is immediately seeking a Production Manager to manage all aspects of the Production Department and lead the Production team. This position will report to the CEO and will help set/drive the strategic direction. This position is based in New York City.

The ideal candidate will possess proven management and leadership skills as well as experience working in music publishing. He/she must have an ability to organize, prioritize, and problem-solve in a setting with rapidly changing needs and deadlines. He/she will have strong editorial skills and proficiency in music engraving software. He/she should be able to learn new software programs and processes quickly, have passion for classical music, and have the drive and direction to complete his/her work thoroughly, efficiently, and on time. This position requires someone with a collaborative spirit and a get-it-done attitude.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the complete production process for all works in sales and rental catalogs
  • Establish and maintain annual publication schedule
  • Manage Production Department personnel
  • Collaborate with editors, both in-house and outside, to manage all aspects of creating new publications
  • Correspond with composers, via phone and email, to bring their new works to the catalog
  • Troubleshoot editorial issues as they arise
  • Monitor inventory and manage reprints
  • Proof publications for quality control
  • Liaise with other departments, including sales, marketing, copyright & licensing, in-house print-shop and warehouse at varying points throughout the production process to ensure effective communication and clarify responsibilities as needed
  • Review and approve invoices from printers and other outside vendors
  • Maintain multiple databases, including print history

Requirements:

  • 5 years of related experience in music publishing
  • Proficiency with Sibelius, Finale, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent capacity for organization, time management, and multi-tasking, along with the ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Proactive and creative problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexible and creative thinker
  • Professional demeanor with strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); a team player
  • Comfortable with multitasking and with learning new systems and processes
  • Experience with personnel management
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Bachelor degree required

Carl Fischer Music publishes educational and contemporary classical music and maintains its own production, marketing, sales and copyright & licensing departments. As one of the oldest music publishing companies in America, Carl Fischer is large enough to be a leader in the industry yet small enough for each employee to make a difference. We are still growing with a tight-knit team and a pleasant working environment.

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

To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Sabrina Juetting at sabrinaj@carlfischer.com. In your cover letter, please go into detail about your knowledge of/background in music.

Marketing/Sales Assistant

Carl Fischer Music is seeking a full-time Marketing/Sales Assistant. This position will assist with all aspects of marketing and sales, including convention coordination, data entry, and administrative tasks. The ideal candidate is intelligent, dynamic and familiar with classical and/or educational music.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate all aspects of convention/conference logistics
  • Processing customer orders by entering them into business management software (MS Dynamics NAV)
  • Coordinate logistics for state lists/reading sessions
  • Handle all complimentary, desk, review, and composer publication requests
  • Various support functions for Marketing and Sales teams as needed
  • Reports to Marketing Manager and Sales Manager

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree required, 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
  • Writing and proofreading skills
  • Superior organization and follow up skills to ensure responsibilities and goals are met within defined deadlines
  • Superior time-management skills
  • Effective communication skills: active listening skills and a cheerful, friendly and courteous demeanor
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Familiarity with WordPress a plus
  • Familiarity with databases/ERPs a plus

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

To apply, please send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Sabrina Juetting at sabrinaj@carlfischer.com. Please refer to your knowledge of/background in music in your cover letter.

Internship Program

Carl Fischer Music is offering students the opportunity to enhance their resume with real work experience. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain hands-on knowledge and experience in the music publishing industry.

We are always looking for students to intern during the school year (summer, fall, and spring semesters). Interns may work as many hours as they wish, with a minimum of 15-20 hours a week for at least 6 weeks (dates are flexible). Summer internships are up to full-time, 20-40 hours a week, for a minimum of 6 weeks (dates are flexible). All interns will receive a stipend of $4.00 an hour, as well as a reduced fare Metrocard to assist in transportation expenses. If applicable, this internship can also be used for college credit.

Internship opportunities are available in the following departments:

  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Licensing & Copyright

In addition, we are currently seeking a general intern who is a recent graduate or a graduate student and has time to work 4 days per week (during regular business hours – Mon-Fri, 9:00-5:00) to work on projects in various departments (Licensing & Copyright, Production, Marketing and Sales). This internship is not specifically for the duration of a single semester but supposed to be more long-term and is a paid internship ($11/hour).

Successful candidates will be motivated and passionate about (classical) music and the arts, experienced in Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Excel and Word), possess excellent communication skills, and the ability to learn new projects and procedures quickly. While candidates do not need to be a music student, some experience with music is helpful and some tasks require knowledge of music notation.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter – in which you should refer to your knowledge of/interest in music – and transcript (if available) to Sabrina Juetting at sabrinaj@carlfischer.com.

Candidates responding to job postings must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States.