Suffolk University Performing Arts Advisor - Rhythm in Boston, Massachusetts

Performing Arts Advisor - Rhythm

StaffBoston, Massachusetts



Summary of PositionSuffolk University invites qualified candidates to apply for the Performing Arts Advisor/Band Director for University sponsored student rock band, The Common. The Advisor oversees the group, provides artistic and functional direction, and fosters student leadership. Responsible for developing and teaching a repertoire of rock music to a small group of student musicians. The band plays covers of rock music ranging from Led Zeppelin to Red Hot Chili Peppers; Rush to U2. Experience as rock band member/leader preferred.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

% of Time



Works with Student Leaders to develop the student group including music selection and arranging, audition management, equipment purchase and other management duties.


Teaches students and directs music rehearsals.


Supports student leaders in running rehearsals, member management and support, and production of performances.


  • Training in and familiarity with rock, pop or other contemporary music genre.

  • Experience working with and/or teaching college students.

  • A passion for student development through the arts.

  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to attend student rehearsals evenings and/or weekends as required.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to.

Suffolk at a Glance

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.

Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.

Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs

  • Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when employees contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.

  • All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.

  • Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees’ regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee’s vacation allowance.

  • Pre-tax commuter benefit

  • Discounted home and auto insurance

Suffolk University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.