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:

Marketing Manager

Carl Fischer Music is seeking a Marketing Manager. This position will report to the CEO and will help set/ drive the strategic direction for the distribution and consumer channels with an emphasis on web strategies, for Carl Fischer Music and its sister organization Theodore Presser Company.

As one of the oldest music publishing companies in America, Carl Fischer Music publishes educational and contemporary classical music. Large enough to be a leader in the industry yet small enough for each employee to make a difference, the company is still growing with a tight-knit team and a pleasant working environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop strategies to promote products and help increase sales and performance revenues
  • Manage all aspects of promotions including advertising, convention, social media and website development and PR
  • Design and execute successful marketing campaigns for b2b customers (music stores) as well as consumers (performing organizations and musicians)
  • Set goals for marketing campaigns and measure performance after each campaign
  • Establish and manage annual departmental budget and marketing calendars
  • Manage website development and maintenance
  • Proactively manage the growth of social media presence
  • Oversee the production of all print and digital promotion materials
  • Oversee the logistics of the company’s attendance at 10+ industry conventions annually

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in marketing (in music or book publishing a plus)
  • BA or MA in marketing or a related field or in music
  • Knowledge/background in classical and/or educational music is essential
  • Flexible and creative thinker with great taste and appreciation for aesthetics
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement
  • Experience in strategy development, reporting and analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in spreadsheets; ability to work with numbers and to interpret metrics from website analytics tools
  • Superb writing, copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Strong organizational and project-management skills
  • Experience with personnel and budget management
  • Ability and willingness to travel and to attend performances and industry events in the evenings
  • Familiarity with databases a plus

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

Please submit your resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Sabrina Juetting at jobs@carlfischer.com. Please specify your music background in your cover letter.

Production/Graphic Design Assistant

Carl Fischer Music is looking for a Production Assistant with an emphasis on graphic design.

As one of the oldest music publishing companies in America, Carl Fischer Music publishes educational and contemporary classical music. Large enough to be a leader in the industry yet small enough for each employee to make a difference, the company is still growing with a tight-knit team and a pleasant working environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Updating publications (covers and content) using InDesign and Photoshop
  • Processing books for publication (PDFs from authors and in-house engravers) and preparing parts
  • Acting as liaison with internal print shop and outside printers (communicating with printing managers and following up on sent files)
  • Maintaining ever-updating archives on cross-platform network
  • Following templates with strict style parameters
  • Creating templates with style sheets and making them usable for other designers
  • Understand, interpret and communicate ideas verbally and visually
  • See projects through from concept to pre-press

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in graphic design, visual arts or similar
  • Ideally two years experience in print media
  • Knowledge of or background in (classical) music a plus
  • At least basic understanding of music notation
  • Knowledge of art and music history
  • Mac OS X professional
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborate effectively with other creative professionals
  • Proficient with current versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and MS Office (Excel and Word)
  • Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript and IDML programming a plus

Entry-level compensation. 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 jobs@carlfischer.com. In your cover letter, please refer to your background in music, arts and/or graphic design.

PHP Developer

Carl Fischer Music is seeking a full-time PHP Developer who will join our in-house development team. We’re looking for someone to help us accelerate our development process and build new software solutions that will improve our processes. Part-time or contractor position is also an option.

As one of the oldest music publishing companies in America, Carl Fischer Music publishes educational and contemporary classical music. Large enough to be a leader in the industry yet small enough for each employee to make a difference, the company is still growing with a tight-knit team and a pleasant working environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write clean, efficient, and understandable code, including proper documentation
  • Develop new features for our internal web platform and website
  • Solve technical problems with existing platforms, including but not limited to:
    • Testing of new features
    • Diagnosis of bugs and errors
    • Performance improvement, especially in regard to database queries
    • Data model inconsistencies
    • UX improvements as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proven software development experience in PHP
  • Demonstrable knowledge of client-side JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and AJAX
  • Experience with MySQL and writing SQL queries
  • Experience using a version control system, preferably Git
  • Knowledge of music strongly preferred as many of our data models require understanding of many fundamental musical concepts
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to effectively apply critical thinking to difficult problems
  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM or Music preferred

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with Symfony or Laravel frameworks
  • Experience with WordPress and/or Magento
  • Experience with Solr, Elasticsearch, or any other search engine technology
  • Experience with REST and/or SOAP
  • Experience using ORM
  • Knowledge of jQuery and other front-end JS frameworks
  • Experience with Linux shell commands

Compensation will depend upon prior experience. Full-time position offers excellent benefits package after 3 months of full-time employment.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter including salary requirements and GitHub portfolio (if applicable) to Sabrina Juetting at jobs@carlfischer.com.

Intern for the Production Department

Carl Fischer Music is currently looking for an Intern for the Production Department to learn about sheet music publishing and gain hands-on experience with all aspects of printing logistics. As one of the oldest music publishing companies in America, Carl Fischer Music publishes educational and contemporary classical music. Large enough to be a leader in the industry yet small enough for each employee to make a difference, the company is 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 samples and maintain the sample library
  • Create digital scans from hard copies of publications

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and advanced skills in MS Excel
  • Knowledge of VBA a plus
  • Familiarity with databases or ERP systems a plus
  • Music background or knowledge is essential (ability to read sheet music notation)
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Proactive and creative problem solving skills
  • Comfortable with multitasking and with learning new systems and processes
  • Organized and detail-oriented

This is a paid internship ($13 per hour). A successful internship may lead to a full-time position in the future. This is not a summer internship; we are looking for a recent graduate who is available at least four days a week (during regular business hours: Mon-Fri, 9-5).

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Sabrina Juetting at jobs@carlfischer.com. In your cover letter, please refer to your background in/knowledge of music and specify whether you can read music notation.

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. Summer internships can be 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

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

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