The BGJI Academic Assistant works in coordination with the program directors, Danilo Perez and Marco Pignataro, and assists in the institute's academic tasks, research and archiving. Individual projects will be assigned by the program directors. Responsibilities can include, but are not limited to:
Assist BGJI courses such as the Danilo Perez Workshop, the BGJ forums, the weekly Directed Study Lessons etc. by serving as a resource for faculty and artists in residence and students' assignments, class projects, arrangements and compositions, student/faculty organized extra rehearsals, tutoring and academic peer advising.
Assist in organizing teaching materials and resources as needed for courses (e.g. creating charts, setting up OL's, working with Google Drive)
Participate and play in ensemble courses, student/faculty organized performances, and student/faculty organized recording sessions
Assist the Program Directors with planning and execution of various operational and logistical activities associated with the running of the program (e.g. BGJI Summit, BGJI Symposium, workshops, visiting artists, etc.,)
Document and maintain BGJI archives, operational notes and records
Create and distribute marketing materials for BGJI programs and initiatives, including social media platforms
Must have graduated from Berklee CPGJ Master's program
High level of musicality and technical fluency on primary instrument(s)
Experience playing and interpreting multiple styles of music
Ability to read music
Willingness and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
Proactive and ability to follow-up with all work-related tasks
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to be organized, set priorities and meet deadlines
Ability to learn new technology platforms
Experience with notation, graphic design, and office suite software
Spanish language skills are recommended, but not required
This position is paid and requires 30 hours per week. Note that occasional additional hours, including evening and weekends, may be required.
To apply, please complete the online application which will ask for:
Your current resume or curriculum vitae
The names of two professional references
A sample of your work that has been published, performed, exhibited, or otherwise presented in the past two years; note that this includes video, papers, presentations, etc.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0002623
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.