Conservatory Admissions Counselor

Bard Conservatory of Music
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

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This position is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position reporting to the Bard Conservatory senior administration and the Conservatory Admissions Director, and works in close coordination with the Bard College Office of Admission. The Conservatory Admissions Counselor, working closely with the Conservatory Admissions Director, will assist the Conservatory in meeting its admissions goals.

Bard College’s main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., with 1,900 undergraduate students; the College also includes multiple graduate programs. The 1,000-acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the Fisher Performing Arts Center, and Hessel Museum of Art, and is the home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as international campuses and partnerships. The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates Bard’s priorities well in addition to the College’s emphasis on civic engagement.

Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focused on rethinking who can and should be included in a liberal arts education.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
  • Responding promptly and regularly to all admissions inquiries
  • Overseeing the preparation and placement of Conservatory print and digital ads
  • Managing the Conservatory social media accounts. This includes the creation of content to be posted on social media and the oversight of student social media assistants.
  • Assisting in the oversight and updating of the Conservatory website
  • Assisting in the preparation of admissions print materials
  • Preparing and maintaining prospect lists, and admission files of applicants (in coordination with College Admissions)
  • Assisting in the planning and running of Conservatory auditions
  • Coordinating with Bard College admissions staff on Conservatory information, policies, practices, and goals
  • Representing Bard Conservatory at college fairs, summer music festivals and other admissions events.
  • Creating the electronic Conservatory alumni/ae newsletter, which is published twice yearly.

Qualifications of a Successful Candidate:
  • Extensive background in music at the conservatory level, so as to be thoroughly conversant with the world of the target admissions prospects, and will be a credible and persuasive advocate for the mission and educational philosophy of the BCCM.
  • Fluent in social media and able to creatively exploit its potential in order to raise the profile of the Conservatory.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, personable, able to work within a team but also self-starting and capable of sustained individual effort.
  • Prior admissions experience is highly desirable.

Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
  • Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed

To Apply:
Please submit the following through Interfolio by following this link:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three Contact References
  • Diversity Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


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