All NEC students are welcome to work on-campus regardless of their financial aid status. In fact, more than 55% of NEC’s student body participates in on-campus employment. Jobs range from administrative work to Teaching Assistant positions to performance opportunities. For a closer look at our on-campus employment options, feel free to browse our current openings or visit our office when you arrive on campus.
At NEC, jobs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis at the discretion of supervisors, and students are paid for their work via direct deposit on a bi-weekly schedule.
Some students will be offered a Federal Work-Study award on their Financial Aid award letter. Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based fund that provides part-time employment opportunities within and outside of the New England Conservatory to eligible domestic students. Eligibility for this program is determined by the results of the student’s FAFSA.
International students and domestic students who do not qualify for FWS are also eligible to work on-campus. These students are paid through NEC’s Student Aide program for their on-campus work.