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Music Studio Assistant / Administrative Assistant
I'm looking for a creative, self-motivated person. Someone with an artistic eye and ear. Able to work independently, but comfortable asking for help.
I've had administrative assistants, studio assistants, workshop assistants, and consultants work for me a number of times in the past, and it has proved quite rewarding.
I am an independent music instructor with nearly three decades of experience teaching violin, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill, California. My private studio is currently located in Walnut Creek, near Broadway Plaza.
Presently I run every aspect of my business, creating virtually all of my teaching materials, including books, articles, charts, audio recordings, etc. ... and handling all promotional matters as well.
Part time: 4 - 16 hours a week. Possibly more soon.
Flexible hours: Monday thru Thursday mornings; possibly Tuesday eve, or Friday.
(Perhaps a few hours on an occasional Saturday.)
Telecommute: You may be able to do some work at home.
Walnut Creek (near Broadway Plaza)
I need someone who can:
handle the various administrative tasks of a small business
keep the everyday rigormarole under control
assist in prioritizing and tracking projects
promote and enroll music workshops two or three times yearly
(help with last minute enrollment and orientation by attending part of the first class.)
assist in moving several music publishing projects toward completion
contribute on creative projects: writing, editing, graphics, web site, and music projects
You should have the following qualities and inclinations (sense of humor and assertiveness required.). For a good fit with this job, you need to be:
deeply interested in making a difference in the field of music education
able to work with limited direct supervision
likely to make suggestions toward improving work methods
comfortable asking questions
able to delegate and recruit extra help when necessary
able to manage multiple projects and changing priorities
comfortable working with distractions (perhaps a music lesson in the next room)
on track with a history of achieving goals and meeting deadlines
reliable, punctual, creative
excellent in written communication and verbal skills. (Essential!)
Helpful skills (not required):
ability to play a music instrument, particularly piano. (Did you ever think those piano lessons would help you land a job!?)
ability to read music. If you play piano, sight read and/or learn by ear, you may contribute on many music projects:
- creating and editing music notation
- creating arrangements and reductions
- working with MIDI and digital audio
- assisting in recording projects, mixing, mastering CDs
- proofreading transcriptions and arrangements.
a basic understanding of music theory
Macintosh experience very helpful. That's what we use here.
The lists above and below are extensive.You don't need to know everything. It's ideal if you are expert in certain areas listed above ... or proficient in many.
— Willing to train right person —
Description / Regular Work Activities ____________________________
- Everyday stuff (may included but not limited to):
- All aspects of desktop publishing
Business correspondence and announcements
Editing correspondence, announcements, ads, articles, web site
Scheduling, filing, tracking projects, database management
- Special projects (possibly frequent):
- Web Site maintenance and expansion (including an online forum)
Home page is: www.singingwood.com
CSS experience helpful.
- Digital Audio Projects:
- Two-Track (stereo ) or multi-track audio editing.
(Peak, Digital Performer, or Pro Tools)
- Multi-track recording (Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Logic)
MIDI and Music Notation
Transcription and notation
- Final mix downs of MIDI VST software synths to digital audio & MP3
Photo editing (Photoshop)
Vector Graphics (Adobe Illustrator, Postscript, Flash)
Proof reading: articles, charts, books, web pages.
- Long range tasks (sky's the limit here, may include):
- Enrolling classes and workshops (handling e-mail announcements; designing or updating class filers, creating an online enrollment form; maintaining database of current and potential students )
- Publishing and promoting music books and CDs
Completion of interactive online music software
Animating music theory (probably with Macromedia Flash)
Software and Technology (applications regularly used):
Important: Adobe GoLive, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets.
Helpful: Macromedia DreamWeaver, Flash, Fireworks
Graphics and Desktop Publishing
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop,
ClarisWorks, Pages, Adobe InDesign, FrameMaker
Music & Audio
Music notation: Encore, Sibelius, Overture or Finale
Digital Audio: MOTU Digital Performer, Peak, Pro Tools, Logic
CD mastering, Peak, Jam, Toast
Programming / Music Software Development / Software Engineering
Important: HTML, AppleScript (AppleScript Studio)
Please apply online by submitting an resume by email.
Links to resume, portfolio and/or web page appreciated):
Thanks, John Blasquez
Singingwood Music, Owner
||I'm looking for regular and occasional assistants for the next run of my Acoustic Instruments 101 or Horizon Workshop ... Possibly Fiddling for Violinists. Workshops are held in Walnut Creek on Tuesday nights. Usually they run from late August thru December, and from January to June. I don't hold weekly workshops in the summer.
These workshops teach rehearsal and performance skills and other aspects of musicianship. Many of the workshop members have little or no experience in rehearsing and performing. Your role would be to help coach and lead various groups, get them to cooperate musically; have them to hone one or more pieces of music for a performance at the end of the evening. The size of each group usually between three and seven people.
Workshop members play the guitar, fiddle, mandolin ... Possibly banjo, bass, harmonica ... You don't need to play all of these instruments, but if you're skilled at one or more, you may be the perfect person if you have some experience in the following areas:
- old-time, bluegrass and folk repertoire
one-on-one or group teaching experience
ability to learn by ear
band experience (rehearsing and performing)
read treble clef and tablature notation
improvise solos and backup
know how to create arrangements and solos
think on your feet and contribute musical arrangements
create attainable musical challenges for students
teaching people to act independently and cooperatively
There are two assistants in the Horizon Workshop, and they are wonderful at motivating members, guiding rehearsals, and performing with the workshop members.
Acoustic Instruments meets every other week, probably on Monday or Tuesdays evenings six weeks over three months.
Please apply online. If you have the necessary skills and you're earnestly interested you may email your resume or a link to it. Please include a link to samples of your music accomplishments.
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