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Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies – Rehearsal Assistant Job Description

Positions:         Rehearsal Assistant (Multiple openings)
Reports to:      Conductor and Program Manager
Category:        Part-time, Monday or Tuesday evenings, September 2014 – May 2015
Salary:             $12.50/hour

The rehearsal assistant functions as the personnel and stage manager for the orchestra, undertaking administrative and logistical tasks so that the conductor may focus solely on the musical aspect. Rehearsal assistants are the primary point of contact between students, parents and the GTCYS staff.


Set Up for Orchestra Activities

  • Attend all orchestra activities, including weekly rehearsals and sectionals, weekend retreats, and concerts as outlined in the 2014–15 orchestra schedule
  • Set up and take down orchestra chairs and post signs for all rehearsals and sectionals
  • Serve as point person for social activities and parent meetings which take place in conjunction with rehearsals each semester; manage early set-up of tables and chairs, post signs, direct parent volunteers, receive food deliveries, and assist with clean-up, etc.
  • As needed, move percussion in and out of storage for rehearsals and help load/unload GTCYS van at concerts

Orchestra Attendance and Communication

  • Take weekly attendance and track absences; inform conductor and Program Manager of attendance issues
  • Follow up with absent students in accordance with attendance policy
  • Assist students with musical needs (tuning, etc.)
  • Actively assist conductor in maintaining student discipline
  • Make weekly announcements and distribute handouts
  • Answer questions from parents at rehearsals
  • Assign and record music folders; distribute and collect music
  • As needed, take digital photos at orchestra activities and share with the office
  • Maintain regular email communication with Program Manager and office staff


  • Music education background with strings, woodwinds, or brass emphasis
  • Ability to work well with young students, parents and fellow staff
  • Detail oriented, with good communication skills
  • Self-starter with ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to anticipate needs
  • Physical ability to move equipment
  • Personal transportation and working cell phone with internet access and camera feature is necessary


Email a cover letter, resume with relevant experience, and names of three professional references (with prior permission to contact each) to GTCYS Program Manager Miranda Bryan at Miranda@gtcys.org

For more information, visit www.gtcys.org. GTCYS is an equal opportunity employer.

July 2014

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