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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/.

 

Tutor - Tutors for All

No. of Jobs Available: 

5-10

Supervisors: 

Joseph Alvarez, Maria Currie

Contact:  

apply@tutorsforall.org

Job Summary: Bridge the achievement gap with students in Boston Public Schools! Volunteers will receive complimentary CharlieCards. Work study tutors start at $12/hour. Applicants must receive Federal Work-Study from the NEC Financial Aid Office to be eligible for paid positions.

Tutoring opportunities are currently available in the following programs:

Boston Green Academy: 20 Warren St., Brighton, MA 02135

  • Tutor 6th graders in math on Wednesdays from 7:30am - 10:30am.
  • Tutor 10th graders in Math and English on Wednesdays from 9:30am - 12:30pm.  

Codman Academy: 10 Epping St., Dorchester, MA 02124

  • Tutor 9th graders in Math or English on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.
  • Tutor 10th graders in math and English on Mondays AND Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 12:30pm - 2:30pm.

MGH Youth Scholars: 125 Nashua St., Boston, MA 02114

  • Tutor high school students in math, reading, or classwork Mondays or Tuesdays from 3pm - 6pm.

Squashbusters: 795 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02120

  • Tutor 8th graders in math, reading, or classwork on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3pm - 6pm

Tobin Middle School: 40 Smith Street Roxbury, MA 02120

  • Tutor 6th graders in math on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45pm - 2:45pm.

Tutor responsibilities at all sites include:

  • Create lesson plan for student in preparation for each tutorial session
  • Execute lesson plan in math, literacy, academic mindset, or MCAS Prep
  • Proctor student assessments and tailor tutorial to fit student’s growing skill knowledge
  • Use creativity to engage student in difficult lessons
  • Serve as an example of college success for your student
  • Grade your student daily on participation, effort, and respect
  • Work as a member of a team of tutors who reflect, plan, and problem solve together with the help of two supervisors
  • Prepare progress reports for students
  • Periodic clerical work: filing curriculum, calling parents, etc
  • Hold students accountable for code of conduct
  • Attend mandatory training before start of tutorial program

Qualifications: Passion for working with Boston youth; adherence to strict professional standards as regards to conduct, dress, timeliness, etc.; eagerness to reflect on and improve performance.

How to Apply: Apply now to join an award-winning team of tutors and bridge the achievement gap in Boston! To apply, complete our online application. NEC students who tutor via Tutors for All must enter their hours into ADP Time & Attendance AND submit bi-weekly time-sheets signed by their TFA supervisor in order to be paid.

Other Information:Over the last 8 years, Tutors for All has run 25+ programs, affected over 1000 students, and employed over 1000 college undergraduate and graduate students.  Tutors for All has now worked in elementary schools, middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools. This year the program has grown to include more full time staff members and is running more programs simultaneously than ever before.  In 2009, Tutors for All partnered with Third Sector New England, a non-profit organization which lends human resources, financial planning, and administrative support for growing non-profits. Tutors for All plans to continue its growth in the coming years. Its goal: the eradication of the achievement gap in Boston and (eventually) the United States.

 

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.

 

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. 

 
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