Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) provides part-time employment opportunities within New England Conservatory to eligible students to help pay for incidental expenses during the year. In order to be eligible for a FWS award, a student must demonstrate financial need, as determined by his/her FAFSA results. The Federal Work-Study program is funded by the federal government with a matching contribution by NEC.

Through the Student Aide Program, New England Conservatory also provides opportunities to those who do not qualify for Federal Work-Study. Students who are ineligible to work off-campus or who have special skills are given priority for these positions.

Off-Campus Job Postings

Tutors for All

Over the last 8 years, Tutors for All has run 25+ programs, affected over 1000 students, and employed over 1000 college undergraduate and graduate students.  Tutors for All has now worked in elementary schools, middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools. This year the program has grown to include more full time staff members and is running more programs simultaneously than ever before.  In 2009, Tutors for All partnered with Third Sector New England, a non-profit organization which lends human resources, financial planning, and administrative support for growing non-profits. Tutors for All plans to continue its growth in the coming years. Its goal: the eradication of the achievement gap in Boston and (eventually) the United States.
Applicants MUST have been awarded Federal Work-Study by the NEC Financial Aid Office to be eligible for this opportunity.

Job Title:   Tutor
Job Description: Tutoring opportunities are currently available in the following programs:

Boston Green Academy MCAS Program
Tutor 10th graders in Math
Tutoring Day/Time: Wednesdays from 12:45 PM-3:45 PM
Location: 20 Warren St, Brighton, MA 02135

Codman Academy Middle School Program
Tutor 5th grade Students in Math.
Tutoring Day/Time: Fridays from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location: 6 Epping St, Dorchester, MA 02124

Codman Academy MCAS Program
Tutor 10th graders in Math and English
Tutoring Day/Time: Saturdays from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location: 6 Epping St., Dorchester, MA 02124

Codman Academy 9th grade Program
Tutor 9th graders in math or reading
Tutoring Day/Time: Saturdays from 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Location: 6 Epping St., Dorchester, MA 02124

MGH Youth Scholars Program
Tutor High School students in math, reading, or academic mindset
Tutoring Day/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 PM
Location: 101 Merrimac St., Boston, MA 02114

Squashbusters Middle School Program
Tutor Middle School Students in math or reading
Tutoring Days/Time: Mondays AND Wednesdays from 2:15 PM-6:30 PM
Location:795 Columbus Ave, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

Tobin Middle School Program
Tutor 7th and 8th Graders in math
Tutoring Days/Time: Tuesdays AND Thursdays from 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Location: 40 Smith St., Mission Hill, MA 02120

Urban Science Academy MCAS Program
Tutor 10th graders in math on Wednesdays from 12:15-2:15 PM
Location: 1205 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury MA 02132

Urban Science Academy MCAS Program
Tutor 10th graders in math on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15-2:15 PM
Location: 1205 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury MA 02132

Tutor responsibilities at all sites include:

  • Create lesson plan for student in preparation for each tutorial session
  • Execute lesson plan in math, literacy, academic mindset, or MCAS Prep
  • Proctor student assessments and tailor tutorial to fit student’s growing skill knowledge
  • Use creativity to engage student in difficult lessons
  • Serve as an example of college success for your student
  • Grade your student daily on participation, effort, and respect
  • Work as a member of a team of tutors who reflect, plan, and problem solve together with the help of two supervisors
  • Prepare progress reports for students
  • Periodic clerical work: filing curriculum, calling parents, etc
  • Hold students accountable for code of conduct
  • Attend mandatory training before start of tutorial program

Qualifications:  Passion for working with Boston youth; adherence to strict professional standards as regards to conduct, dress, timeliness, etc.; eagerness to reflect on and improve performance

How to Apply:  Apply now to join an award-winning team of tutors and bridge the achievement gap in Boston! To apply, complete our online application: www.tutorsforall.org/tutoring.  NEC students who tutor via Tutors for All must submit bi-weekly time-sheets signed by their supervisor in order to be paid via NEC payroll.

Contact: (617-279-2445); about@tutorsforall.org

Tutors for All

Title: Marketing and Development Assistant
# of Positions Available: 
Supervisor:  Mark Destler
Contact: The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Suite LL02, Boston, MA 02111
Email: about@tutorsforall.org
Phone: 617.279.2445
Job Description: The Marketing and Development Assistant will be responsible for (1) Spreading public awareness of Tutors for All and its mission throughout Boston and beyond by managing our online presence, researching and following up on new opportunities for exposure, and creating new marketing materials. (2) Supporting T4A’s financial well-being by soliciting and securing funds through a combination of events, grants, and fundraising campaigns

  • Manage Tutors for All’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube) by posting relevant articles, blog posts, and program updates in order to boost social media presence
  • Assist with the production, layout, and release of our monthly newsletter and original web content
  • Create new marketing materials
  • Assisting with planning, logistics, and securing sponsorship for our annual fundraiser, Kickball for All
  • Research and apply for opportunities for financial growth such as grants, company sponsorship, and other partnerships
  • Process gifts, track donors, and engage in donor stewardship

Necessary Experience and Skills

  • Fluency with social media platforms mentioned above
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible and able to shift between projects easily
  • Able to communicate effectively and regularly with multiple staff regarding status of projects
  • Passion for results-based academic interventions that close the achievement gap
  • Proficiency with Excel and data management platform preferred

Desired Experience and Skills

  • Previous work experience in a marketing or fundraising capacity
  • Knowledge of social media management (e.g. Hootsuite) and/or donor relations management  (e.g. Salesforce) platform preferred
  • Knowledge of video production and graphic design (e.g. Photoshop)
  • Previous writing experience via blogging, newspapers, or other publications

Schedule and Location: This position is from January – June 2016. This is a part-time (10-15 hours/week) position. Hours may be spread over two-four days a week (M-Th) in the main T4A office at 89 South Street, Boston MA 02111.
How to Apply: Email resume, writing sample, and cover letter to Mark Destler, Executive Director at mdestler@tutorsforall.org. Include position title in subject line.

Tutors for All

Title: Finance and Operations Assistant
No. of Positions Available:  1   
Supervisor:  Mark Destler
Contact:  The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Suite LL02, Boston, MA 02111
Email: about@tutorsforall.org
Phone: 617.279.2445
Job Description:
I. Support the Director of Finance and Operations in his work with vendors (colleges and universities), clients (public schools), and the home office. Specifically, this will involve:

  • Assist, and potentially manage, the accounts payable and vendor invoice process.
  • Communicate with Program Managers and Colleges regarding Work Study tutor status, time sheets, etc.
  • Maintain Quickbooks database with Director of Finance and Operations
  • Assist in the client quoting and contracting process.
  • Assist in the accounts receivable and client invoicing process.
  • Assist the Development Team on projects as needed.

II. Support the Director of Finance and Operations in the management and organization of T4A's home office. This means, specifically:

  • Assist in the management and organization of the office.
  • Order supplies for the office and programs.
  • Assist in maintaining the organization's technology systems.
  • Clerical tasks.

III. Support the Director of Finance and Operations in other projects, including but not limited to:

  • Support the Director of Finance and Operations in project and organizational budgeting.
  • Research the revenue and expense structures of nonprofits with similar missions and/or sizes to Tutors for All.
  • Research potential alternative sources of revenue for Tutors for All.
  • Propose, implement, and document improvements to T4A's current revenue model.
  • Maintain and improve the donor database.
  • Research, and potentially implement, the process of becoming an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Qualifications: Expertise with Microsoft Office and Google Drive applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
How to Apply: Email resume, writing sample, and cover letter to Mark Destler, Executive Director at mdestler@tutorsforall.org. Include position title in subject line.

Boston Partners in Education

The organization's School Volunteer Program matches Boston Public Schools students in grades K-12 with volunteer academic mentors in response to teacher requests. Any Boston Public Schools teacher can nominate a student from any grade level to work with a volunteer in any subject. NEC students who work at Boston Partners are paid bi-weekly through NEC and must submit signed timesheets ona biweekly basis.

Contact: Peter Darling, School Volunteer Program Manager; Boston Partners in Education, 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210; 617.451.6145; bostonpartners.org

On-Campus Job Postings

Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Job Title: Office Assistant
# of Positions: 2-3
Supervisor: Tim Shneier, Coordinator, EM Music Referral Service, Entrepreneurial Musicianship
Contact info: timothy.shneier@necmusic.edu, (617) 585-1119
Job Description: Be one of the first to learn of auditions, grants & other music opportunities! The Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department seeks office assistants to work over the summer and next year. Duties include: adding listings to Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection; helping students, alumni, and the public with office resources; interacting with potential patrons and facilitating gig referrals; tracking information about gigs referred through the Music Referral Service.
Qualifications: Office experience; professional demeanor; ability to type and enter data quickly and accurately; ability to work 10-15 hours/week over the summer and 8+ hours/week during the school year.
How to apply: Submit your resume in-person in SB226 or email timothy.shneier@necmusic.edu. 

Concert Halls

Title: Recital Manager/Stage Assistant
No. of Positions Available: 10    
Supervisor: Bob Winters
Contact: Bob.Winters@NECMusic.edu, (617)-585-1263 office
Job Description:

  • When working as a Recital Manager, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of a student recital. Recitals take place in Brown Hall, Williams Hall, Keller Room, Pierce Hall and/or St. Botolph G-01. You will be responsible for both stage and front of house duties before, during and after a recital. Job responsibilities include but not limited to setting audience seating before recitals. Setting music stands, chairs, pianos and harpsichords during recitals. Control of stage and house lighting during recitals. Monitor patron access to hall during recitals.
  • When working as a Stage Assistant, you will be work with the full-time NEC Concert Halls staff preparing halls and rooms for rehearsals, recitals and/or special events. Job responsibilities include but not limited to moving music stands, chairs and percussion equipment in the halls. Resetting audience chairs.

Qualifications: Extreme wish to provide complete customer service to students, faculty, staff and external users of NEC’s recital spaces.
Previous recital management and/or stage crew experience preferred but not necessary. Must be available to work evening and weekend hours. Physical ability to set up and move chairs, music stands, percussion instruments and pianos. All pianos are on wheels but they are still heavy.
How to Apply: The best method of contact is via email although you can stop by office – Room B5 – basement level below Williams Hall.  

Spaulding Library

Title: Interlibrary Loan Office Assistant
No. of Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Maria Jane Loizou
Contact: mariajane.loizou@necmusic.edu or 617-585-1248
Job Description: Assists librarian in processing Interlibrary Loan requests, and orders books and scores using online catalogs and databases. Does general office work, including distributing mail, packing and shipping boxes, and preparing address labels. Knowledge of foreign languages is extremely helpful, but not required. Applicant should be prepared to do other duties as assigned. Should be willing to work 10 hours Monday through Friday between 9 and 5 pm.
Qualifications: Previous library experience is preferred, but may be substituted by other office experience. Requires attention to detail, good customer service skills, and willingness to take directions. A positive attitude and a desire to learn is essential! Work study is strongly preferred.
How to Apply: Please call or email Maria Jane Loizou for a job interview (see above).