About Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Founded in 1974, Orchestra of St. Luke’s is one of New York City’s largest independent orchestras and is celebrated for its peerless interpretations of the classical music canon, the versatility its musicians, and for its agile business model in the evolving classical music field. 

The Orchestra performs over 80 concerts each year, provides a diverse array of music education experiences to thousands of New York City students and young musicians, and provides free concert and family programs throughout the city. The Orchestra operates The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, a 20,000 square-foot rehearsal, recording, performance, and education complex in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen that provides service to hundreds of artists and ensembles each year. 

Orchestra of St. Luke’s administrative staff numbers approximately 18 and has offices at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's Teaching Faculty

Reports to: Director of Education and Community, Manager of Youth Programs

Position: Part time

The Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s is an El Sistema-inspired after-school orchestra program based in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Faculty will design curricula, work collaboratively across our five sites, and enact our mission of providing access for instrumental instruction in a community which lacks such, and using a youth-centered ensemble as a vehicle to respond to the community’s artistic needs and interests.

Faculty positions will be offered to applicants who demonstrate an interest in working with multiple sites to create a cohesive curricula across our program. Programming runs from October 2017 through mid-June 2018.

Responsibilities in Consultation with OSL’s Education Team:

  • Teach group lessons, by instrument and skill level, at a minimum of two of our five sites Monday through Thursday, during after-school hours
  • Co-develop a developmentally appropriate curriculum that incorporates performance, composition and improvisation, and reflects both National and City-wide -Arts standards, to be implemented across all 5 sites of our program
  • Curate teaching materials as well as repertoire for performance
  • Prepare students for monthly tutti ensemble rehearsals and performances, as well as performances based in the Hell’s Kitchen community
  • Conduct regular assessments of students’ musical progress


  • Attend weekly team meetings discussing curricula, student assessment and repertoire
  • Participate in monthly professional development workshops, and provide feedback for the selection of ongoing professional development
  • Assist in producing community-oriented events and workshops
  • Participate in long-term strategic planning and implementation of practices which build YOSL’s relationship to other aspects of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Education initiatives
  • Represent YOSL at professional and community-related events


  • Professional proficiency in violin, viola, cello, or woodwinds (both flute and clarinet)
  • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience in group or class settings
  • Commitment to personal growth, self- exploration and to cultivating a reflective practice
  • Ability to work independently, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and collaborating with others
  • Willingness to travel within the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood during hours of instruction
  • A love for working with youth ages 7 through 18
  • Commitment to innovative and nontraditional approaches to music education and performance
  • Interest in sharing new practices with the field
  • Passion for learning and sharing concepts that are distinctive to YOSL
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to act with discretion
  • A sense of humor
  • Spanish or Mandarin proficiency a plus

Working Conditions:

  • Rehearsals and teaching environments can be loud
  • Some work must be completed prior to teaching or while in a remote location
  • Occasional weekend hours required

Physical requirements:

  • Use a computer and a phone
  • Able to lift and move chairs, stands, instruments and other production equipment

Please download the application form and submit all materials to Eun Lee, Manager of Youth Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact by email only. Subject line should read: Teaching Faculty YOSL. All materials must be received by August 21, 2017, at 5 PM.

Artistic Personnel Manager

Reports to: Director of Operations, General Manager

Position: Full time

The Artistic Personnel Manager’s purpose is to hire, and communicate information to, OSL musicians for every service the orchestra is rehearsing or performing according to our CBA with the Musicians Union and according to the rules set out by musician committees.

In addition, the Personnel Manager is responsible for facilitating all chamber music schedules and the Mentorship Series.  The Personnel Manager attends all services by the orchestra and works as a member of the Production Department in the logistical needs of running all services.

Duties and resposibilities:

  • Hire and schedule orchestra personnel for each service in an efficient, timely, and effective manner according to the OSL CBA and the guidelines of the musician committees
  • Act in a human resources capacity for orchestra personnel and be a liaison between musicians and management at all times
  • Create and maintain personnel records and reports and accurate and timely payroll administration for all musicians as well as issue contracts to soloists and conductors for OSL produced engagements
  • Stay up to date with most recent CBA agreements, in addition to orchestra policies and procedures, and immediately bring any conflicts to the attention of management
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in musician relationships; serve as primary resource for musicians on day-to-day issues
  • Supervise and attend all services, including rehearsals, performances, and education events; ensure proper breaks and service start and end times
  • Coordinate and maintain an open and communicative environment among musicians, and between musicians, management and the Committees
  • Update ArtsVision database with personnel information on a daily basis, as well as coordinate with database administrators on any needed improvements or adjustments
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with musicians, conductors, and artists
  • Artist Oversee transportation of musicians as needed 
  • Participate in the set up and breakdown of rehearsals, including hospitality, rehearsal equipment, and other ephemera as requested by the Director of Operations


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Music or Arts Administration
  • 3-4 years experience, preferably working with a professional orchestra
  • Knowledge of orchestral music and the current music scene
  • Strong organization skills and a close attention to detail 
  • Dedication, diplomacy and discretion
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and as part of a team

Working Conditions:

  • Office can be noisy; there is often interrupted work time while at desk
  • Rehearsals can be loud
  • Work needs to be done prior to services or while in a remote location
  • Weekend and evening hours required

Physical requirements:

  • Use a computer and a phone
  • Able to lift and move chairs, stands and other production equipment

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Angela DeGregoria, Director of Operations, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please contact by email only.  Subject line should read:  Personnel Manager position