New England Conservatory of Music Boston BEAM Student Manager in Boston, Massachusetts
New England Conservatory, an independent not-for-profit institution, is recognized internationally as a leader among music schools, educating and training musicians of all ages from around the world. With music students representing more than 40 countries, NEC cultivates a diverse, dynamic community for students, providing them with performance opportunities and high-caliber training by 225 internationally esteemed artist-teachers and scholars. NEC pushes the boundaries of making and teaching music through college-level musical training in classical, jazz, and Contemporary Improvisation. It offers unique interdisciplinary programs such as Entrepreneurial Musicianship and Community Performances & Partnerships that empower students to create their own musical opportunities. As part of NEC's mission to make lifelong music education available to everyone, the Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education delivers training and performance opportunities for children, pre-college students, and adults. NEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. New England Conservatory (NEC) has determined that the highest possible rate of COVID-19 vaccination offers the best assurance of safeguarding the health of all members of our community. Therefore, NEC is requiring all employees to receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 3, 2021. All newly hired employees at NEC must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. Additionally, all members of the NEC community are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by February 1, 2022, or within fourteen days of eligibility. For more information, please contact NEC Human Resources. JOB SUMMARY: The Bridge to Equity and Achievement in Music (BEAM) Student Manager is responsible for managing, overseeing, and advising BEAM student artistic performance learning plans. This position liaises with students, faculty, and partner advocates to gather information regarding student program performance and development. The manager ensures that information is efficiently captured and delivered to program management, and keeps BEAM students apprised of upcoming events, evaluations, and opportunities. The BEAM Student Manager meets with students on a bi-weekly basis and reports to the Boston BEAM Program Director. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Develop and maintain a deep cultural understanding of the entire cohort of Boston BEAM young artists, including student motivations and inspirations, challenges to success, and identity as orchestral musicians and leaders. • Manage and design a Personalized Learning Plan for each student to ensure that students are meeting progress requirements. • Meet with students and their families on a bi-weekly basis, either in person, virtually, or by phone. • Collect and compile information from all BEAM students and families, including waivers, paperwork, and letters of agreement. • Collect and compile information from all faculty that has assigned BEAM students and communicate with BEAM faculty monthly to review student progress. • Track and report student attendance, deadlines, theory, practice hours, lesson times and any changes to faculty assignments. • Collaborate with the BEAM Program Director and partner advocates to support students across all BEAM related activities. • Submit monthly student reports to the BEAM Steering Committee. • Work with the BEAM Program Director to review all financial aid requests, including instrument rentals, college visits, and trial lessons. • Support students with summer festival applications. • Manage weekly family newsletter and attend events. • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in music performance preferred. • Teaching experience or administrative experience. • Deep understanding of equity challenges in education. • Ability to recognize and create culturally competent spaces. • Ability to manage priorities and workflow in a fast-paced environment while maintaining an acute attention to detail. • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, including strong problem-solving skills. • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends is essential. • Ability to move and set up equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. • Proficiency in Spanish or French Creole preferred. BENEFITS: • 35 Hour Work Week • Medical Plans • Dental • Vision • Retirement Savings Account Annual Clery Report In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. This report will provide the reader with a record of statistics regarding crimes that were reported in the NEC community during the previous three years as well as College policies and procedures, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.This report may be accessed here View the report. A paper copy can be requested by contacting NEC's Director of Public Safety at 290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115.