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
Contact Info: Betsy Kam: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 Fundraising Representative for NEC’s Phonathon
No. of Positions Available: 10-15
Supervisor: Heather Finch
Contact: email@example.com or 617-585-1163
• 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: Office Assistant
# of Positions: 1
Supervisor: Tim Shneier, Coordinator, EM Music Referral Service, Entrepreneurial Musicianship
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (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 email@example.com.
Position: Firestone Student Aide
No. of Positions Available: 5-8
Supervisor: Wallace Corey-Dunbar
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.
Position: Office assistant
No. of Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Maria Jane Loizou
Contact: Maria Jane Loizou:firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
• 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 email@example.com.
Position: Audition Helper (seasonal – September and May)
No. of Positions Available: 10+
Supervisor: Ana Lorenzo, Department Coordinator, Preparatory School
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; (617) 585-1131
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
• 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 email@example.com. Cover letter and resume is not required (if applying for other Prep school positions, a cover letter and resume IS required).