Welcome to New England Conservatory of Music! Your individual contributions are important to NEC’s ongoing success. We want you to have a successful experience as an NEC employee.

We hope that you will find this handbook helpful in understanding NEC’s employment policies.  The handbook has been designed to provide you with an overview of NEC, its policies and procedures, and your responsibilities as an NEC employee. Whenever you have questions, feel free to discuss them with your supervisor, your department head, or the Director of Human Resources.

The policies and procedures described in this book are guidelines and do not in any way
constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract of employment, expressed or implied,
or as a promise of employment for any specified time. All New England Conservatory employees are employees-at-will; as such, they are free to resign at any time with or without reason. Likewise, New England Conservatory reserves the right to terminate an individual’s employment at any time with or without cause or notice.

New England Conservatory, at its option, may change, delete, suspend, or discontinue any policies and/or procedures, or any part thereof, at anytime without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure that these policies and procedures are accurate and up-to-date. If any discrepancies exist between this handbook and any of New England Conservatory’s formal contracts, the actual provisions of the formal contracts supersede the handbook.

New England Conservatory recognizes that its strength and value are in the people who work for the Conservatory. We offer them the opportunity to excel both individually and as part of a team, and in return, reward them for the responsibilities they have assumed and the successes they have achieved. We believe in open communications throughout the Conservatory, from junior to the most senior of employees. We place a high value on respecting the personal lives, choices, and activities of all our employees.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at (617) 585-1230 or email HRstaff@necmusic.edu  Human Resources is located at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room 203.