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Assistant to Director

Employer
Columbia University, Music Department
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Part Time
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Reporting to the Director of the Music Performance Program (MPP), the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating auditions and placements of musicians in classical/chamber ensembles.

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the MPP Director, assists with the placement of students to instructors for instrumental lessons, implements and informs students about the Director's new initiatives.
  • Liaises with guest artists for concerts and master classes.
  • Manages programming and scheduling student concerts and recitals, program events/receptions/seminars/lessons/coaching/info sessions, serves as a liaison between MPP Director, MPP faculty and guest artists, students, and MPP music associates.
  • Maintains and enters MPP curriculum and remains in close contact with the DAAF and Registrar's Office regarding student registration issues.
  • Designs, writes, produces and disseminates a monthly newsletter and advertisement materials for all MPP concerts.
  • Working closely with the Program Coordinator in ensuring that the MPP website content is updated regularly and in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates piano tuning/maintenance schedule, room bookings, social media and local community presence.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and two years experience required. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of diverse music ensembles and familiarity with chamber music repertoire is desirable.

  • Previous work experience in a university setting and/or with an arts organization is preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as attention to detail, are required.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects independently.

Other Requirements

  • Strong organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills required

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects independently.

  • Must have knowledge of music ensembles.

  • Strong background in music, as well as fluency in Excel and Photoshop required.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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