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 Assistant

Carl Fischer Music is looking for an Assistant for its Production Department to work with all aspects of printing logistics. Carl Fischer 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Run weekly reports to determine what stock needs to be replenished
  • Assist with print history database maintenance
  • Compile reprint information and submit to supervisor for print approval
  • Create and submit purchase orders to printers
  • Gather and compile quotes for projects from outside vendors
  • Provide PDF materials to printers via FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
  • Process print invoices to be submitted to accounting
  • Process print samples and maintain the sample library

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree required
  • Some music or book publishing a plus
  • Music background or knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills and advanced skills in MS Excel
  • Knowledge of VBA a plus
  • Familiarity with databases or ERP systems
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Proactive and creative problem solving skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Comfortable with multitasking and with learning new systems and processes
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

Compensation will depend upon prior experience. Excellent benefits package offered after 3 months of 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 refer to your background in/knowledge of music and specify whether you can read music notation.

Engraver

Carl Fischer Music is looking for an Engraver to be part of our Production Department (full-time or part-time).

Responsibilities include:

  • Engrave sheet music using Sibelius and Finale
  • Proofread music and written material
  • Correspond with composers, via phone and email
  • Serve as liaison for internal print shop
  • Maintain close communication with other departments regarding book delivery

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree required, preferably in Music or with a concentration in Music
  • Proficiency with Sibelius and Finale
  • Knowledge of other music notation programs a plus
  • 3 years related experience preferred
  • Experience with choral and band music a plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite a plus
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with multitasking and with learning new systems and processes
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

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

To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter including salary requirements as well as some engraving samples to Sabrina Juetting at sabrinaj@carlfischer.com. In your cover letter, please specify which music notation software you have experience with.

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.

Sales Associate

Carl Fischer Music is seeking a Sales Associate to facilitate the sales, merchandising and representation of the company’s print music catalog for retailers. The primary function of this role is not to establish new accounts but to manage existing ones and increase revenue by achieving quarterly and yearly goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Growing sales of owned and distributed brands through our extensive dealer network
  • Being well-versed and educated on our own as well as distributed products and being able to present that information to retailers in formal and informal settings
  • Analyzing and reporting business results and trends
  • Working in a sales-driven and results-oriented environment
  • Delivering optimal customer service through professionalism and product knowledge
  • Attending industry trade shows and conventions
  • Reports to Sales Manager

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree, major/minor in music a plus
  • 1-2 years related experience
  • Knowledge/background in classical and/or educational music essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: active listening skills and a cheerful, friendly and courteous demeanor
  • Extraordinary customer service commitment
  • Desire for a career in Sales
  • Highly motivated to achieve goals
  • Planning, organization and implementation skills
  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Proactive and creative problem solver
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • 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). Interns will receive a stipend of $4.00 an hour. 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. In addition, we are looking for interns that have experience with coding (HTML, CSS, Java Script, PHP) to work on tasks involving our website.

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.