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Institution: Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

Position: Staff Editor, Kurt Weill Edition

General Information:

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music is searching for a full-time staff member to serve as Staff Editor of the Kurt Weill Edition. Competitive salary commensurate with responsibilities and qualifications and excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurances, pension plan, and generous vacation and holidays.


Advanced degree in music (musicology/theory/composition) and experience with musical notation and editorial practices and conventions. Text formatting and layout (Quark XPress) and the ability to read German fluently are crucial. Experience with the SCORE music publishing system a plus, as well as attention to detail, unwavering commitment to accuracy and precision, organizational skills, ability to work well with others, and the aptitude to explore computer-assisted solutions independently.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Staff Editor supports the Managing Editor in implementing and interpreting the policies and decisions of the Editorial Board of the Kurt Weill Edition. Editorial tasks include the review, critique, and preparation for engraving of manuscripts submitted by volume editors, editing of prefatory essays and critical apparatus (insuring their conformity with the stylistic guidelines of the edition), review of multiple proof stages, layout of volumes and critical reports. Administrative duties include supporting volume editors, helping with the organization of Board meetings, collaborating with performers and organizations in pre-publication performance, and interfacing with free-lance technical contractors. The position reports to the Managing Editor of the Kurt Weill Edition.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Send letter of application or nomination to Elmar Juchem, Managing Editor of the Kurt Weill Edition, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, 7 East 20th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003. Include curriculum vitae, and submit three letters of recommendation that speak specifically to qualifications for this position. Do not send any other supporting materials until requested. Review of applications begins on 24 April and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: April 24, 2006


Elmar Juchem, Managing Editor of the Kurt Weill Edition, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, 7 East 20th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Other Information:

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music: The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., is a not-for-profit, private foundation chartered to preserve and perpetuate the legacies of Kurt Weill (1900-50) and Lotte Lenya (1898-1981). Established in 1962, the foundation administers Weill's copyrights, sponsors the Kurt Weill Edition and numerous other publications, maintains the Weill-Lenya Research Center to serve scholars and performers, and awards grants and prizes to support excellence in research and performance. For more information, see the Foundation's homepage at

The Kurt Weill Edition is a collected, critical edition of the completed works of Kurt Weill, upholding scholarly and critical standards without neglecting the practical requirements of performance. Projected to comprise a total of approximately 35 volumes to be published on an annual schedule over the next several decades, the Edition follows a broadly defined set of editorial principles flexible enough to accommodate Weill's celebrated diversity. A general introduction to the edition, its philosophy, and its policies have been published in Notes of the Music Library Association 56 (December 1999).

The Foundation values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. It complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities.

Date Listed: 04/12/2006

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