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.
Related National News: Effort Helps Students Earn the Perfect Work-Study Job (Springfield News-Sun)
Off-Campus Job Postings
Boston Public Schools
No. of Positions: 3-4
Contact Info: Betsy Kam: email@example.com; 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
No. of Positions: varies
Job Description: Various one-on-one tutoring positions in math and literacy with students from elementary through high school:
Boston Teachers’ Union, Maurice Tobin School, Jackson Mann, Urban Science Academy, and Mass General Hospital. Apply now to join an award-winning team of tutors and bridge the achievement gap in Boston! Applicants must be eligible for Federal College Work-Study.
Qualifications: Must be Federal Colleeg work-Study eligible.
How to Apply: Go to: www.tutorsforall.org/tutoring to access these and other job descriptions, qualifications, and how to apply.
Youth Tutoring Youth (YTY) After-School Program
Title: College Tutor
No. of Positions: 6
Supervisor: Kylie Cannon
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.464.8575
Job Description: Youth Tutoring Youth (YTY) is a free after-school program South Boston providing academic tutoring and cultural enrichment to third through fifth grade students who are at risk of underachievement or failure. College tutors are responsible for providing academic support, supervising enrichment activities, and developing strong, positive relationships with YTY youth.
• Maintain high academic achievement and possess above-average grades.
• Demonstrate an interest in working with younger youth.
• Have a strong attachment to and positive attitude about school.
• Be able to participate in moderately challenging physical fitness activities.
• Previous experience working with elementary-aged youth a plus, but not required.
How to Apply: Please contact Kylie Cannon to set up an interview for this position.
From the Top
Title: IT Assistant
Hours: Part time, 10 hours per week
Job Description: From the Top is seeking a highly organized person with a strong interest in technology to be a part-time administrative support staff for our IT team. Perform general office and administrative support including
• Scanning and filing Internet research, presenting findings
• Writing documentation, proof reading
• Cleaning equipment
• Writing Ads and selling old computer assets on Craigslist.
• Other duties as assigned
• Must have excellent computer skills.
• Must understand and use social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
• Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated.
• Proficiency in using MS Office applications especially MS Word and MS Excel.
• Proficiency in using a Mac or Windows computer.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Friendly and professional demeanor.
• Must be eligible for NEC work-study
How to Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Organization: Based in Boston, From the Top is an independent non-profit organization that celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people, reaching more than one million people each year. As the preeminent, award-winning showcase for young musicians, From the Top shines a light on diverse young people ages 8 to 18 by sharing their stories and performances, providing scholarships, and engaging them as leaders in national broadcasts, live concerts, and outreach events across the country. These musicians are inspirational role models for all ages, proving the value of hard work in the pursuit of excellence. With From the Top’s support, they are inspiring and building audiences with a new appreciation for classical music. From the Top is an equal opportunity employer.
Title: Marketing Assistant
Hours: 10 hours per week. Must be eligible for NEC work-study.
The Marketing Assistant will be responsible for a variety of projects under the supervision of the Director of Marketing & Communications and the Marketing & Communications Manager. The candidate must be able to handle a fast-paced work environment and be able to juggle several projects at once. This is a writing-intensive position.
* Craft press releases for upcoming radio show broadcasts and live tapings
* Write blog and social media posts that are aligned with From the Top’s voice and mission
* Write program text and biographies for From the Top performers.
* Other tasks as needed
* Interest in classical music and/or the arts
* Excellent writing and communications skills
* Ability to work independently to meet specific goals and timelines
* Detail-oriented and proven organizational skills.
* Strong computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office
* Strong on-line research skills
* Social media, blogging and website analytics experience a huge plus.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Robin Allen LaPlante, Marketing & Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls, please.
On-Campus Job Postings
Strings – Cellobello.com
# of Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Paul Katz
Job Description: Monitoring CelloBello.com and solving glitches that may arise with backend of Cellobello.
• Interpreting Google analytics to improve site use
• Regular Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn social media postings
• ploading event info, job postings, competitions and other content to CelloBello
• Uploading videos to youtube, tagging
• Uploading to Dotsub (translation service) and Cellobello.com
• Tagging blogs to lessons
• Correspondence with and scheduling of CelloChat hosts
• Compile a usage manual for the site
• This job will require 1-2 hours per day (5-10 hrs/wk) but scheduling flexibility is needed for occasional time-intensive projects.
• Computer savvy
• Independent, proactive worker, initiative important.
• Software skills with Adobe PhotoShop, Word, Excel
• Web skills: WordPress. A very basic knowledge of HTML / CSS considered a plus
• Familiarity with social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, etc.
• Graphics design background - not required but desirable.
• Familiarity with Final Cut Pro and Illustrator - not required but desirable
How to Apply: Contact NEC cello professor Paul Katz at email@example.com
Title: Recital Manager/Stage Assistant
No. of Positions: 6 to 8
Supervisor: Bob Winters
Contact: Bob.Winters@NECMusic.edu; 617-585-1263 (office)
• When working 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 and or St. Botolph G-01. 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 recital. Setting music stands, chairs, pianos and harpsichords during recital. Control of stage and house lighting during recital. Monitor patron access to hall during recital.
• When working as a Stage Assistant, you will be 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.
• 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 equipment and pianos. All pianos are on wheels but they are still heavy.
How to Apply: Best method of contact via email or stop by office: Room B5 – basement level below Williams Hall.
Title: Office Assistant
# of Positions: 1
Supervisor: Betsy Kam
Contact: 617-585-1110; firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Description: Provide support to front office by answering phones, dealing with walk-in concerns and questions, filing, copying, and other projects as needed.
Qualifications: Applicant must possess good computer skills, pleasant personality; ability to communicate well with students, parents, faculty and staff. Must be sensitive to and respectful of personal and confidential information. Previous office experience helpful. Must be eligible for Federal Work-Study
How to Apply: Bring employment history and spring, 2014 schedule to the Financial Aid Office to schedule an interview.
Title: Office Assistant
No. of Positions: 2-3
Supervisor: Jeremy Vaughan
Job Description: The responsibilities of this position include general office duties such as answering phones, responding to e-mails, copying and faxing, filing, and data entry; providing general information to students, parents, faculty, and staff through phone, e-mail, and in-person contact; assisting office staff with projects as needed.
Qualifications: Good customer service skills; competency in Microsoft Office programs; ability to handle confidential information with discretion; ability to work both independently and as part of the team.
How to Apply: Please send resume to Jeremy Vaughan at email@example.com
Music for Food
Title: Social Media Marketing Assistant
No. of Positions Available: 1
Supervisor: Robert Cinnante
• Manage and update social media pages
• Recruit new followers on Music for Food’s social media pages
• Author or instigate monthly blog posts on Music for Food’s website
• Assist with press releases and news announcements
• Assist with the creation of concert flyers and posters
• Document and archive audio-visual and photographic materials from Music for Food concerts and events
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Proficiency with social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
How to Apply: Contact Rob Cinnante at firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Student Fundraising Representative for NEC’s Phonathon
No. of Positions: 10-15
Supervisor: Heather Finch
Phone: (617) 585-1163
• Make phone 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.
• EveninPossibly work an information table in the ring of Jordan Hall during NEC concerts up to intermission
• Part-time position (Fall and Spring Phonathons last 4-6 weeks each)
• 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
Preparatory and Continuing Education
Title: Piano Accompanist
Supervisor: : Corey King
Contact: Corinne.email@example.comE; 617-585-1132
• Accompany string, woodwind, or brass students in workshops and recitals on Saturdays throughout school year. Accompanists must be available between the hours of 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m on the Saturdays they are assigned. Actual hours vary depending on number of students each week.
Voice Studio Accompanists:
• Accompany vocal students in weekly lessons throughout school year.
Schedules vary, but most lessons take place on Saturdays.
How to Apply: Please see Corey King, Program and Operations Manager (617-585-1132, room SB 120) to schedule audition appointment with Preparatory School Director.