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Student Employment for Enrolled Students

As a current NEC student, you're welcome to work on campus regardless of your financial aid status.  Looking for work?  Check out our current openings below.

Please note that jobs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis at the discretion of NEC supervisors.  Students are paid for their work via direct deposit on a bi-weekly schedule.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) provides funding for part-time employment within and outside of New England Conservatory to eligible students.  Eligibility for this need-based program is determined by the FAFSA, and both NEC and the federal government contribute to students’ income.

Student Aid

Student Aid (SA) provides funding for part-time employment opportunities within NEC.  All active NEC College students are eligible to earn Student Aid regardless of their FWS eligibility.

Employment Paperwork and Payroll

If you're a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, you must complete the W-4 and I-9 forms before working on campus.  These forms are available in the Financial Aid Office.  If you're an international student, you must apply for a Social Security Card, complete the I-9 form, and submit tax paperwork in person at the Financial Aid Office before working on campus.

After you complete your paperwork, you'll be added to ADP, NEC’s electronic payroll database.  Registration instructions are emailed to students when their accounts are ready for use.  All NEC students receive payment on a bi-weekly schedule and are required to register for direct deposit.  Our comprehensive student employment handbook can be viewed under the “forms” section of the ADP home page.

Current Openings

Off Campus Positions

The below employment opportunities are available only to Federal Work-Study recipients and typically focus on public service initiatives such as tutoring and education.

Academic Mentor - Boston Partners

No. of Jobs Available: 

5-10

Supervisors: 

Peter Darling, Maria Currie

Contact:

mentor@bostonpartners.org

Job Description:  Boston Partners in Education is seeking academic mentors to support Boston’s public schools students by providing them with focused, individualized, in-school mentoring. Federal Work-Study mentor positions start at $12/hour. Students must receive Federal Work-Study from the NEC Financial Aid Office to be eligible for paid positions.

Who are Academic Mentors?

Our mentors are people like you and me, devoting time from their busy lives to help our young people succeed. They come from all walks of life, ethnic origins, and levels of education and experience.

What do Academic Mentors do?

Academic mentors work one-on-one or with a small group of 2-4 students for an hour a week during the school day. As an academic mentor, you will support a student’s academic and personal growth, and in many cases become an adult role model. Opportunities are available in all grades (pre K-12) and subject areas.

Student/Academic Mentor matches are made based on your preferences:

  • Location
  • Availability
  • Subject matter
  • Grade level
  • One-on-one vs. small group work

Qualifications:  No experience is necessary – just a willingness to help students thrive. Boston Partners provides training and match support to help facilitate a successful match. We are required by the Boston Public Schools to run a CORI/SORI background check on each potential mentor; this background check is run at no cost to you.

How to apply:  Ready to make a difference in the lives of Boston Public Schools students? Apply now online. When submitting the application, make sure to answer yes to the "Are you applying as part of a volunteer group or organization?" question, then choose NEC as the organization.

For additional questions regarding mentoring opportunities, please contact Boston Partners in Education at mentor@bostonpartners.org or 617-451-6145. For all other information, please visit http://bostonpartners.org/.

 

On Campus Positions

The below employment opportunities are available to all active NEC college students currently completing coursework towards their degree.  Jobs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis at the discretion of NEC supervisors.

Accompanist - Preparatory School

No. of Jobs Available: 

Varies weekly; at least 8-9 pianists needed every Saturday

Supervisors: 

Aimee Tsuchiya

Job Summary: Accompanists are needed to work with Prep school students (ages 5-18) for instrumental workshops, lessons and competitions; voice lessons, workshops and performances; choruses and Suzuki classes. Hours vary depending on the specific job and the number of accompanists needed on any given Saturday. Highly experienced accompanists can expect to receive work every Saturday for instrumental workshops, either mornings or afternoons or both, if desired. Classroom accompanying for Suzuki and chorus are also regular assignments throughout the year.

Accompanists hired by NEC must exhibit appropriate preparedness, professionalism and attire when working and interacting with Prep students, families, faculty and staff.

Compensation is determined by degree program.

Hours: Saturdays 8am-1pm and 12pm-5pm for Instrumental Accompanists; Vocal Accompanists hours vary throughout the week.

Qualifications: Must be a registered NEC student, either as a piano/collaborative piano major or with extensive piano training. Audition with supervisor required for new applicants. Some accompanying experience preferred. Ability to read duo music (instrumental and/or vocal) required.

How to Apply: Sign up for an audition by coming by the Prep office, 241 St. Botolph room SB120. Auditions will include performing a solo piece of choice, as well as some sight-reading. Collaborative majors may opt to audition with prepared instrumental sonata in place of solo piece. Auditions will take place at the beginning of September, Wednesday September 7th 12pm-2pm and Friday September 9th 11:30am-1pm, with additional times and dates to be added as needed.

Other Information: Accompanists may at times be hired for competitions, auditions, performances, etc. These may take place on or off campus, days and times TBD.

 

Audio-Video Recording Engineer

No. of Jobs Available: 

20

Supervisor: 

Lisa Nigris, Director of AVS

Contact:

AVS@necmusic.edu; (617)585-1275

Job Summary:  

Student A/V engineers are trained to and responsible for audio/video recording/streaming of student recitals.

Position starts 9/14/2018 and is compensated at $12.00 per hour.

Qualifications:  Must be reliable, punctual, trustworthy, and be willing/able to learn a technical skill set.

How to Apply:  Stop into or email the AVS office for an application.

 

Concert Promoter - Marketing & Communications

No. of Jobs Available: 

1

Supervisor: 

Veronica Barron, Marketing Program Manager

Contact:

veronica.barron@necmusic.edu

Job Summary:  

Learn how to market concerts! The Marketing & Communications department is looking for an enterprising individual who wants to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into concert promotion. 

Duties include: Manage student recitals on the NEC website, administer concert listing ticketing information, post concert listings on key community calendars, assist the Marketing Program Manager with concert promotional tasks as needed.

Position starts 9/4/2018 and is compensated at $12.00 per hour.

Qualifications:  Professional demeanor, ability to enter data quickly and accurately, attention to detail, process-oriented, curious, energetic, and ability to work 10-15 hours/week.

How to Apply:  Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how you would suggest promoting a concert via email to veronica.barron@necmusic.edu.

 

Department Assistant - Liberal Arts

No. of Jobs Available:  

1

Supervisor:  

Olivia Porada, Academic Affairs Administrator

Contact:

olivia.porada@necmusic.edu

Job Summary:  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

General Administrative Tasks

  • Photocopying and miscellaneous tasks for faculty

  • Managing office inventory

  • Managing Liberal Arts Facebook

Events Production, Publicity, and Documentation

  • Assisting with various needs pertaining to events, such as room set up, catering, publicity (designing and hanging posters), filming and photography

Print Material Coordination, Design, and Printing

  • Collecting material for publications from professors and students, designing and formatting materials for print, and overseeing final printing and distribution

Position starts 9/6/2018. Pay rate assigned based on degree level. Undergraduate students receive $12/hr. MM/GD students receive $13/hr. DMA students received $15/hr.

Qualifications:  

  • Self-motivated

  • Strong time management skills

  • Comfortable dealing with confidential information

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Strong computer and print layout skills

  • Willingness to complete various task outside of normal work hours

  • Must be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm; Tuesday from 2-4pm is preferable, but not required

  • Strong desire to continue to working throughout your time at NEC; Freshmen are encouraged to apply

How to Apply:  Email Olivia at Olivia.porada@necmusic.edu with your resume and availability.

 

Eurhythmics TA - Preparatory School

No. of Jobs Available: 

1

Supervisors: 

Lisa Fujita, Program Manager

Contact:

617 585 1132; lisa.fujita@necmusic.edu

Job Summary:  Assist prep school musicianship Instructor, Ginny Latts in a variety of ways on Saturday mornings. Consistent attendance required.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Be available on Saturdays: 7:30am-12:15pm

  • Be available for 1 Office Hour during the week

  • Taking/Collecting attendance

  • Keeping an updated record of the class roster and attendance

  • Help with set up as needed for classes, including classroom set up, instrument and class material set up and clean up

  • Help welcome and get the students ready for class

  • Assist with before and after class with hallway transitions

  • Making sure all the students leave safely with their parents

  • When needed, wait with student for a late parent pick-up

  • Assist students who need to use the restroom

  • Help with class management to ensure a productive learning environment

  • Help students with transitions during class

  • Assist students with individual note-writing projects

  • Help convey messages and give announcements to parents

  • Be available for all Eurhythmics related events

  • Making copies for classes

  • General office assistance

Position starts 9/5/2018 and is compensated at $11.00 per hour.

Qualifications:

  • Must be detail-oriented, responsible, and reliable.

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team

  • Comfortable around young students and parents

  • Comfortable expressing your inner-child with the students

  • Experience working with a class of young students preferred

  • Demonstrate positive energy and initiative

  • Physical ability to setup and move equipment required

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word) and Google Drive preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information and diverse populations

  • Must possess good written and verbal skills.

How to Apply:  Contact Ginny Latts at ginny.latts@necmusic.edu and cc Lisa Fujita at lisa.fujita@necmusic.edu.

 

Foreign Language Tutor — Liberal Arts

No. of Jobs Available: 

3

Supervisors: 

Olivia Porada, Academic Affairs Administrator

Contact:

olivia.porada@necmusic.edu

Job Summary: The Liberal Arts department is seeking an Italian, French
and German tutor to assist in the Foreign Language Center. These positions
will be on-call to tutor, assisting only after the faculty tutoring hours have all
been booked. Tutors may work approximately 2 hours per week with the
possibility of additional hours, if needed and scheduling allows.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

  • Meeting with students individually or in small groups to support their language study. This could include reviewing/clarifying points of grammar, providing conversation practice, helping with the language mechanics of repertoire (pronunciation, translation), etc.
  • Being a language facilitator at Foreign Language Center cultural events

Position starts 9/5/2018. Pay rate assigned based on degree level. Undergraduate students receive $11/hr. MM/GD students receive $13/hr. DMA students receive $15/hr.

Qualifications:  

In your desired foreign language, the following qualifications must be met:

  • Native or near-native speaker (6-8 semesters of college study preferred)
  • Advanced skills in 4 basic areas: grammar, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Some familiarity with foreign cultures
  • Flexible schedule
  • Must attend the mandatory training session at the beginning of the semester (date TBD)

How to Apply:  

Please submit a resume and letter of intent to Olivia Porada at olivia.porada@necmusic.edu. After receiving applications, interviews will be scheduled with the respective language teachers.

 

Jordan Hall Usher

No. of Jobs Available: 

20

Supervisor: 

Joseph Walker, Audience Services Manager

Contact:

joseph.walker@necmusic.edu

Job Summary:  

  • Being ambassadors of NEC and Jordan Hall to patrons, renters, and performers
  • Directing patrons to the appropriate entrance for the seat (knowing the Jordan Hall seating chart)
  • Answering questions and being generally helpful and welcoming to patrons and visitors
  • Quickly and safely evacuating Jordan Hall in the event of an emergency
  • Demonstrating and developing excellent customer service skills 

Position starts May 21, 2018 and is compensated at $11.00 per hour.

The Summer concert schedule runs mostly through June, with a few concerts potentially in July. This is a great way to get your foot in the door as a Jordan Hall usher as we have to turn down most applicants in the fall.

Qualifications:  Must be able to speak English fluently.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a helpful, friendly demeanor.  Must be professional and reliable.

How to Apply:  Fill out an application at https://goo.gl/forms/Icn5Zh72PJHfEirj1.

 

Keyboard Teaching Assistant — Music Theory

No. of Jobs Available: 

10

Supervisors: 

Olivia Porada, Academic Affairs Administrator

Contact:

olivia.porada@necmusic.edu

Job Summary:  Keyboard TAs will teach a half hour sessions of keyboard harmony in the keyboard lab. A weekly meeting with the TP instructor or coordinator is mandatory.

Deadline to apply is August 6, 2018

Position starts 9/5/2018 and is compensated at $15 per hour.

Qualifications:  

• Fluency in keyboard harmony

• Successfully completed undergraduate theory courses

• Strong musicianship skills

• Fixed Do Solfege background preferred

• Ability to work well with others

• Attention to detail and organized

• Masters students preferred

• Teaching experience preferred

• Flexible schedule preferred

How to Apply:  Please email Olivia at olivia.porada@necmusic.edu with a brief letter of intent and your schedule for the semester. In your letter include your year, major, instrument, and why you would like to serve as a keyboard TA

 

Office Assistant — Opera

No. of Jobs Available: 

3

Supervisors: 

Rich Frost, Opera Production & Administrative Director

Contact:

richard.frost@necmusic.edu

Job Summary:

Provide office assistance to faculty; answer incoming calls and direct to appropriate personnel; provide information to general inquiries; perform varies clerical duties, including data entry, photocopying, filing; assist with creation of weekly department schedule; miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Position starts 9/10/2018 and is compensated at $11.00 per hour.

Qualifications:  

Applicant should have excellent communication, writing and customer service skills. Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills desired. Occasional night and weekends.

How to Apply:  

Please submit resume and brief introduction to richard.frost@necmusic.edu

 

Production Assistant — Opera

No. of Jobs Available: 

2

Supervisors: 

Rich Frost, Opera Production & Administrative Director

Contact:

richard.frost@necmusic.edu

Job Summary:  Participate in weekly production meetings; assist with
rehearsal room set-up, management and restoration; assist during
performance as assigned, including stage / concert management; prop /
costume wrangling.


Position starts 9/10/2018 and is compensated at $12.00 per hour.

Qualifications:  

Excellent management and interpersonal skills. Must be
able to lift 30+ lbs. Ability to multitask and problem solve. Occasional nights
and weekends required.

How to Apply:  

Please submit brief introduction and resume to Richard.Frost@NECMusic.edu

 

Recital Manager

No. of Jobs Available: 

6 – 8

Supervisors: 

Bob Winters

Contact:

Bob.Winters@NECMusic.edu, (617)-585-1263

Job Summary:  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, St. Botolph G-01, Burnes Hall, the Eben Jordan Ensemble Room and the Plimpton-Shattuck Black Box Theatre. 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; controlling stage and house lighting during recitals; monitoring patron access to hall during recitals.

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:  Best method of contact is via email although you can stop by office – Room B5 – basement level below Williams Hall. 

 

Stage Assistant

No. of Jobs Available: 

6 – 8

Supervisors: 

Bob Winters

Contact:

Bob.Winters@NECMusic.edu, (617)-585-1263

Job Summary:  As a Stage Assistant, you will 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:  Best method of contact is via email although you can stop by office – Room B5 – basement level below Williams Hall. 

 

Teaching Assistant — Music History

No. of Jobs Available: 

10

Supervisors: 

Olivia Porada, Academic Affairs Administrator

Contact:

olivia.porada@necmusic.edu

Job Summary:  TAs will assist their assigned faculty member with various responsibilities, such as (but not limited to):

• Attending class

• Planning

• Preparing class materials

• Conducting review sessions

• Group and/or individual tutoring

• Grading

Deadline to apply is August 6, 2018

Position starts 9/5/2018.  Pay rate assigned based on degree level. Undergraduate students receive $11/hr. MM/GD students receive $13/hr. DMA students receive $15/hr.

Qualifications:  Graduate and DMA students are encouraged to apply

How to Apply:  Please review the undergraduate Music History course offerings for Fall 2018 and email Olivia at olivia.porada@necmusic.edu with a brief letter of intent and which course(s) you are available to TA. In your letter include your year, major, instrument, and why you would like to serve as a Music History TA.

 

Teaching Assistant — Music Theory

No. of Jobs Available: 

31

Supervisors: 

Olivia Porada, Academic Affairs Administrator

Contact:

olivia.porada@necmusic.edu

Job Summary:  TAs will assist their assigned faculty member with various responsibilities, such as (but not limited to):

• Attending class

• Preparing class materials

• Conducting review sessions

• Group and/or individual tutoring

• Grading

Position starts 9/5/2018.  Pay rate assigned based on degree level. Undergraduate students receive $11/hr. MM/GD students receive $13/hr. DMA students receive $15/hr.

The deadline to apply is August 6, 2018.

Qualifications:  

• Successfully completed theory core

• Strong musicianship skills

• Fixed Do Solfege background preferred

• Ability to work well with others

• Attention to detail and organized

• Teaching experience preferred

• Flexible schedule preferred

How to Apply:  

Please review the undergraduate music theory core courses (Solfege, Fundamentals, Tonal Practice) for Fall 2018, which can be found here.

Email Olivia at olivia.porada@necmusic.edu with a brief letter of intent and which course(s) you are available to TA.  In your letter include your year, major, instrument, and why you would like to serve as a Music Theory TA.

 
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