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

Boston Public Schools

Position: Literacy Tutor
No. of Positions Available: 3-4
Supervisor: various
Contact Info: Betsy Kam: betsy.kam@necmusic.edu; 617-585-1111
Job Description:  Boston Partners in Education seeks qualified Work-Study-eligible students to provide literacy tutoring at the elementary or middle school level in a Boston Public School.  Boston Partners in Education provides training, placement and on-going support throughout the school year.  Paid training and transportation.
Qualifications: Must be eligible for Federal College Work-Study, interested in teaching young children, and available during public school hours. 
To Apply: Contact Betsy Kam in the Financial Aid Office for further information.

Tutors for All

Tutors for All is now accepting applications for Tutoring positions for the fall semester at Codman Academy, Mass General Hospital, and the East Boston YMCA. 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.

Position: Codman Academy math, literacy, or MCAS Prep for 9th and 10th graders
Where: 6 Epping Street, Dorchester, MA
How: Red Line to Shawmut, 22 Bus from Ruggles
When: Saturdays, 8:30am -12:45pm
Payrate: FWS starts at up to $12 an hour

Position: MGH Academic Coach in Math, literacy, and high school courses
Where: 101 Merrimac Street, Boston, MA
How: Green/Orange Line to North Station, Red Line to Charles/MGH
When: Tuesday and/or Thursdays, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Payrate: FWS starts at up to $12 an hour

Position: YMCA math tutor for 3rd through 5th graders
Where: 195 Leyden St, East Boston, MA
How: Blue Line to Orient Heights
When: MW or TTh (tbd), 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Payrate: FWS starts at up to $13 an hour

Position: Maurice Tobin Elementary School Individualized instruction in math for 7th and 8th Graders
Where: 40 Smith Street, Boston, MA
How: Orange Line to Roxbury Crossing, Green Line to Brigham's Circle
When: Tuesday and Thursdays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Payrate: FWS starts at up to $12 an hour

On-Campus Job Postings


Position: Student Office Assistant
# of Positions: 1-3
Supervisor: Julie Gregorio
Contact Info (email, phone): julie.gregorio@necmusic.edu , 617-585-1102
Job Description: Responsibilities include: email correspondence, answering phones, data entry, filing and other general office tasks. First point of contact (email, phone, and in person) for prospective students. This position will also serve as a campus tour guide for prospective students and families. Additional duties may be required as needed. Schedule determined once the semester begins.
Qualifications: Some office experience preferred, and/or and interest in arts administration. Must have excellent written and spoken communication skills. Strong organizational skills, typing and computer facility, and an ability to prioritize are imperative. Must be detail oriented and able to handle confidential information with discretion. Good interpersonal skills and public speaking ability are very important, as is the ability to remain calm under pressure. This position is often the first point of contact for prospective students and families; must represent NEC in a professional, enthusiastic, and polite manner. We rely heavily on student workers during the application and audition season and expect that students will take their work commitment to our office seriously.
How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Julie Gregorio in the Admissions Office. A writing sample may also be requested.
Position: Campus Tour Guide
# of Positions: 5-10
Supervisor: Julie Gregorio
Contact Info (email, phone): julie.gregorio@necmusic.edu , 617-585-1102
Job Description: Tour guides will conduct campus tours for prospective students and families, providing information and answering questions about NEC’s programs and the application process. Schedule will be determined once the semester begins. Increased tour opportunities during auditions in February.
Qualifications: Some public speaking, teaching, or tour leading experience is desirable but not required. Must have excellent spoken communication skills in English and an ability to provide clear and accurate information to prospective students in a friendly, welcoming manner. Good interpersonal skills and public speaking ability are very important, as is the ability to remain calm under pressure. This position is one of the first points of contact for prospective students and families; tour guides must represent NEC in a professional, enthusiastic, and polite manner. We rely heavily on tour guides during the application and audition season and expect that students will take their work commitment to our office seriously.
How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Julie Gregorio in the Admissions Office.

Annual Fund

Position: Student Fundraising Representative for NEC’s Phonathon    
No. of Positions Available: 10-15
Supervisor: Heather Finch
Contactheather.finch@necmusic.edu or 617-585-1163
Job Description:  
• Make calls to NEC’s alumni, concert-goers and parents in order to raise funds for the NEC Annual Fund (with an emphasis on increasing gifts, attracting new donors, and getting people to give again if they haven’t donated in a while).
• Accurately track the number of calls made and the result of each call.
• Report for Phonathon training and calling sessions in a timely manner.
• Possibly work an information table in the ring of Jordan Hall during NEC concerts up to intermission. • Possibly work during “3 Days on Gainsborough” NEC’s Alumni and Family Festival in October
• Part-time position (Fall and Spring sessions last 4-6 weeks each)
• Evening hours Monday-Thursday from 7-9pm, flexible schedule.
• Fundraising representatives should be engaging, professional, poised, friendly, courteous, and articulate.
• Must possess good listening and strong communication skills.
• Ability to establish good rapport on the telephone.
• Knowledge of New England Conservatory and music in general is helpful.
• Previous customer service or telemarketing experience is helpful.
How to Apply:
• Applications are available in the Office of Institutional Advancement, 3rd Floor of 295 Huntington Avenue.
• Interviews will take place in September after application is received.  


Position: Rehearsal and Class Accompanist
No. of Positions Available: 1 (possibly 2 for occasional rehearsals, as needed)
Supervisor: Erica Washburn/Sally Millar
Contact: Sally Millar (sally.millar@necmusic.edu – 617/585-1340)
Job Description: Accompanist(s) needed for the
• NEC Concert Choir (Monday & Thursday rehearsals, 9:30 AM-11:45 AM)
• Advanced Choral Conducting course (Thursdays, 4:00 PM-5:50 PM)
Accompanists will not be needed for every rehearsal and/or class meeting, and only for select performances.
Qualifications:  BM in piano preferred, enrolled as an MM or DMA student at NEC. Prior experience a plus but not required. Must be comfortable reading four to eight part open score.
How to Apply:  Please contact Sally Millar (Administrator for Chorus) to schedule an audition time on Tuesday, September 2, between 10:00-12:00 noon, with Erica Washburn, Director of Choral Activities. Chorus rehearsals begin Thursday, September 4, 2014.
Concert Dates
•Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 pm, Church Of the Covenant (Concert Choir & Chamber Singers)
•Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 8:00 pm, Jordan Hall (Concert Choir & Chamber Singers w/Philharmonia)
•Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 pm, Jordan Hall (Concert Choir & Chamber Singers with BMOP)
•Monday, April 27, 2015, 8:00 pm, Jordan Hall (Concert Choir & Chamber Singers with Symphonic Winds)
Other Possible Duties
•Accompany soloist auditions and coachings
•Play for pre-concert warm-ups (usually one hour before concert time)
Audition Process:
• Audition materials and information sheets are available from Sally Millar, Chorus Office, Rm. 2M (Jordan     Hall); the sign-up sheet for audition times will be posted on the bulletin board to the right of Rm. 1M
• Sightreading will be part of the audition
• Please bring a resumé (if you have one) to the audition

Community Performances and Partnerships

Position: Media Intern
No. of Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Indra Raj
Contact: Indra.Raj@necmusic.edu
Job Description
Join NEC’s Community Performances and Partnerships Program team to assist with our departmental web presence, photo and video documentation, and promotional materials.  Responsibilities include:
• Maintain CPP’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts with regular departmental updates and photo additions
• Initiate CPP web presence on new social media platforms
• Update the CPP portion of the NEC website regularly
• Organize photos from CPP events throughout the school year
• Download, organize, edit, and share videos from CPP events throughout the year
• Create flyers, posters, and other promotional materials to highlight special events and opportunities
• Attend and help with setup at CPP special events and workshops as necessary
• Work periodically with the NEC Marketing Department to promote special events
• Additional administrative tasks as needed
• Approximately 4 hours per week, flexible days, times Monday-Friday between 9:00 am-5:00 pm
• Excellent computer skills, including PC and Mac platforms
• Demonstrated fluency with social media
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Background/interest in graphic design and/or media arts preferred
• Organized and self-directed
• Past experience with the CPP Program and/or other community engagement activities preferred

Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Position: Office Assistant
# of Positions: 1
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 an office assistant for the 2014-15 academic 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 8-10 hours/week during the school year.
How to Apply: Submit your resume in-person in SB226 or email timothy.shneier@necmusic.edu. 

Student Activities   

Position: Student Activities Assistant                         
# of Positions: 3-4
Supervisor: Maya Jacobs, Coordinator of Student Activities
Telephone: 617-585-1292
How to Apply: Pick up applications in Student Activities Center, JH 147 near Brown Hall
Description: Assist the Coordinator of Student Activities and the Graduate Assistant for Student Activities.  Assist in the planning, advertising and execution of Student Activities programs and events; assist in the daily function of the office; attend to the needs of student walk-ins and be a resource for all students.
Qualifications: Looking for students with office and/or customer service experience. Experience in event planning, graphic design, publication or newspaper layout editing, social networking and student leadership a plus. Applicants must be creative, organized, and a self-starter with a positive personality and a sense of humor.


Position: Jazz Ensembles Manager
No. of Positions Available: 1 or 2 (depending on availablility)   
Supervisor: Greta DiGiorgio           
Contact: Greta.digiorgio@necmusic.edu   
Job Description: 
- Collect attendance from ensemble coaches on a weekly basis as schedule allows.
- Maintain ensemble attendance database.
- Submit weekly attendance reports to Ken and Greta (list of absences, subs, latenesses, etc.).
- Get program information from ensemble coaches one week before performances, submit draft programs to Greta and Ken for proofreading 2 days before performances, print programs and deliver to Pierce Hall for performances.  Ensembles meet on a daily basis from 9:30am - noon and on Monday evenings from 6 - 8pm.
Qualifications: Attention to detail; Discretion with confidential information; Punctuality; Ability to work well with others; working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word; Database management. Must have Monday – Friday morning availability and Monday evenings 6-8pm availability.
How to Apply:  Contact greta.digiorgio@necmusic.edu with a few s

Firestone Library

Position: Firestone Student Aide
No. of Positions Available: 5-8       
Supervisor: Wallace Corey-Dunbar
Telephone:  617-585-1255
Job Description: Check in and out audio/visual materials, maintain shelf order, assist library patrons—in person and over the phone, and perform other duties as assigned.  
Qualifications:  Applicants should feel comfortable dealing with the public and have strong English oral communications skills. It is important to be able to enforce library regulations and follow detailed procedures. All applicants are expected to be punctual and work regular shifts each week.
How to Apply:  Must apply in person.

Spaulding Library

Position: Office assistant
No. of Positions Available: 1
Supervisor:  Maria Jane Loizou    
Contact: Maria Jane Loizou:mariajane.loizou@necmusic.edu, 617.585.1248
Job Description:  Assists librarian in processing orders for books and scores using online catalogs and databases. Does general office work, distributing mail, packing boxes, preparing address labels. Other duties as assigned. Should be willing to work 6-10 hours a week.
Qualifications:  Previous library experience is preferred, but may be substituted by retail or other office experience. Requires attention to detail, good customer service skills. Positive attitude and willingness to learn is essential!
How to Apply: Please call or email Maria Jane Loizou for a job interview.

Preparatory and Continuing Education

Position: Orchestra and Chorus Student Managers
No. of Positions Available: 16-18
Supervisor: Peter Bianca, Concert Ensemble Manager NEC Prep
Telephone: 617-585-1128
• Assist Concert Ensemble Manager and NEC Prep School administration in operating a large ensemble program of over 20 different large ensembles including choruses, orchestras and wind ensembles.
• Act as a liaison between the NEC administration, music director, student members and parents.
• Act as point of contact to students, parents, faculty, administration in rehearsals
• Be present at all ensemble rehearsals/concerts to assist conductor, students in conjunction with concert ensemble manager
• Maintain meticulous attendance records and follow up on conflicts/absences with students/parents in conjunction with the concert ensemble manager
• Maintain ensemble email account and respond to all correspondence in the best practices of good customer service
• Assist with orchestra library needs: prepare and maintain parts, scan parts, prepare scores
• Prepare stage charts and assist with setup for ensemble rehearsals and concerts
• Be aware of instrument needs and place requests for borrowed instruments
• Assist with tour preparations for Summer Tours (if applicable).
• Assist with office coverage for the Prep School regarding emails, phone calls
• Prepare ensemble handbooks.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Must be detail-oriented and responsible.
• Must be able to stay calm in high-pressure situations and make timely decisions
• Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
• Physical ability to setup and move equipment required
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word).  
• Comfortable around elementary/middle/high school students and parents.
• Demonstrated creativity, positive energy and initiative.
•  Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information and diverse populations.
• Must possess good written and verbal skills.
Time Requirements: Saturday rehearsals, concerts, and a minimum of 1 hour per week of office hours. Sr./ Jr. MYWE rehearsals take place from 3 PM-7 PM on Fridays.
How to Apply: E-mail resume and letter of interest/cover letter to Peter Bianca at peter.bianca@necmusic.edu.

Position: Piano Accompanist
No. of Positions Available: various
Supervisor:  Shirley Leiphon/Aimee Tsuchiya
ContactShirley.leiphon@necmusic.edu or 617-585-1356
Job Description:  
• Workshop/Recital Accompanists: Accompany string, woodwind, or brass students in workshops and recitals on Saturdays throughout school year. Accompanists MUST be available between the hours of 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m on the Saturdays they are assigned. Actual hours vary depending on number of students each week.  
• Voice Studio Accompanists: Accompany vocal students in weekly lessons, masterclasses, and recitals throughout school year.  Schedules vary, but most lessons take place on Saturdays.
Qualifications:  Must possess a strong interest in working with musicians of all ages and levels
How to Apply:  please contact Shirley Leiphon, Associate Director in person in Room 120 or via email to pick-up an application form and to schedule an audition.  

Position: Piano Department Assistant
No. of Positions Available:      1    
Supervisor:  Shirley Leiphon    
Contact:  Shirley.leiphon@necmusic.edu; 617-585-1356
Job Description:
• Work with Department Chair and Operations Manager to organize weekly workshop and recital schedules for Preparatory School Piano Department
• Assist Operations Manager  in production and distribution of recital programs and workshop schedules
• Prepare departmental correspondence when necessary
• Assist Operations Manager on Saturdays in trouble-shooting for lessons and during workshops and recitals hours
• Occasionally fill in as monitor for recitals from 12:00–1:00 p.m. some Saturdays
• Answer phones and emails and provide administrative support for Chair and Operations Manager, as needed
• Must be detail-oriented and responsible
• A professional and pleasant phone manner is highly preferred
• Excellent written communication skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word a strong plus
• Ability to juggle several tasks at once is helpful, as is a sense of humor
Time Requirements:
• Must be willing and able to work during the week as well as on Saturdays
How to Apply:  send or drop off a letter of interest and resume to Shirley Leiphon in the Prep office in the St. Botolph Building or via email at Shirley.leiphon@necmusic.edu

Position: Audition Helper (seasonal – September and May)
No. of Positions Available: 10+
Supervisor: Ana Lorenzo, Department Coordinator, Preparatory School
Contact: ana.lorenzo@necmusic.edu; (617) 585-1131
Job Description:
In support of the Preparatory School’s two main audition periods, September and May, NEC Prep is looking to hire audition helpers. Audition proctors have an opportunity to be hired by the Prep school on an as-needed basis for special projects during the school year, including orchestral ringer, instrument petting zoo demonstrator, and other projects as needed.
• Sit at the audition room’s door and check students in.
• Help ensure communication  between students, families, and adjudicators, to help ensure the smoothest flow of traffic.
• If a string player, help with tuning instruments.
• Greet arriving students
• Guide students to the correct audition rooms
• Must be detail-oriented, punctual, and responsible
• Must be a “people person,” as these positions requires high-volume interaction with many different people
• A professional and pleasant phone and in-person manner is highly preferred
• Ability to juggle several tasks at once is helpful, as is a sense of humor
• A strong willingness to learn
• A positive outlook on life
Time Requirements:
• Willing to work Saturday September 6th and/or Sunday September 7th, as well as attend a mandatory training meeting early evening on Friday, September 5th (time and location TBD)
• Willing to work the May audition season if available (after juries and finals end)
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, September 2nd
How to Apply: Stop by the Prep office to speak with Ana Lorenzo or email ana.lorenzo@necmusic.edu. Cover letter and resume is not required (if applying for other Prep school positions, a cover letter and resume IS required).

Strings / Chamber Music / Music Theory / Distance Learning

Position: Multi-Media Film File-Building for Chamber Music Distance Learning at NEC
No. of Positions Available:  2
Supervisor:  Nicholas Kitchen
Contact:  Nicholas Kitchen: nicholaskitchen@nicholaskitchen.com, 617- 872-0032
Job Description:  Nicholas Kitchen, Efstratios Minakakis and the Borromeo String Quartet are preparing internet material for the study of chamber music on multiple levels: performance practice, composer’s notations, musical structure, harmonic forces, and more.  The Borromeo Quartet has extensive live performance archive material and Stratis and Nick Kitchen have been developing new graphic representational concepts.  This job will involve using many inter-related musical and computer skills and will involve creating visual textures and sync-ing them with live performance files.  It will also involve various types of visual and sound editing.  The ultimate goal is to create learning video trees prompted by a performance file.  16 hours a week.
Qualifications:  Computer Programs used will be Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Open Music, Sibelius, Finale, Cadenza, Antescoffo and others.  It would be very beneficial to have some expertise in one or more of these programs, but the most important element is the curiosity to learn the way to negotiate these programs for identified goals.
How to Apply:  Contact Nicholas Kitchen for a personal interview.

Student Services

Position: NEC Gift Shop Representative
No. of Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Jeremy Vaughan
Contact: jeremy.vaughan@necmusic.edu
Job Description: Work at the NEC Gift Shop in Jordan Hall, assisting customers and selling merchandise
• Sales and customer service experience is helpful
• Must possess strong communication skills
• Must be well organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
How to Apply: Send resume to jeremy.vaughan@necmusic.edu

Position: Office Assistant
No. of Positions Available: 2-3         
Supervisor: Jeremy Vaughan  
Contact: jeremy.vaughan@necmusic.edu
Job Description: The responsibilities of this position include: general office duties such as answering phones, responding to e-mails, copying and faxing, filing, and data entry; providing general information to students, parents, faculty, and staff through phone, e-mail, and in person contact; assisting office staff with projects as needed.
Qualifications: Good customer service skills; competency in Microsoft Office programs; ability to handle confidential information with discretion; ability to work both independently and as part of the team.
How to Apply: Please send resume to Jeremy Vaughan at jeremy.vaughan@necmusic.edu