Music Department Assistant

Staff / Part-Time

Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA

Music Department Assistant

Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA seeks a Music Department Assistant beginning in late August. This is a non-exempt, part-time (.5 FTE or 20 hours per week) 10-month position during the academic school year.

The Music Department Assistant provides administrative and operational support to the Director of Music and the faculty of the Music Department. This position also acts as a main point of contact for music students throughout the academic year. The Music Department Assistant reports to the Director of Music.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing administrative/clerical support for Music Department programming;
  • Managing Music Department room schedule, including practice room facilities;
  • Organizing off-campus private lesson, rehearsal, and concert transportation needs;
  • Supporting piano maintenance schedule;
  • Managing work-order system for facilities maintenance and event set-up;
  • Supporting payroll for part-time faculty and student workers;
  • Maintaining attendance for some Music Department programming;
  • Managing student bus captain program;
  • Supporting departmental concerts and recitals, including scheduling and program production;
  • Participate in the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion, and restorative justice initiatives; actively learn about and practice anti-racist work; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • 2+ years of administrative experience, preferably in an academic setting
  • Able to gracefully handle multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines
  • Proactive, independent, and highly collaborative style
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of classical music and previous experience working in an educational or arts environment strongly preferred
  • Ability to work with, and respond effectively to, the needs of a wide range of community members;
  • Possess cultural competence in working with diverse populations;
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive community;
  • Share an educational and artistic vision that aligns with the core principles of Walnut Hill.
  • Strong verbal, written, and computer skills; proficiency with Google applications and Microsoft Office; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills;
  • Strong verbal, written, and computer skills; proficiency with Google applications and Microsoft Office; and
  • Share an educational and artistic vision that aligns with the core principles of Walnut Hill.

About Us

Walnut Hill School for the Arts, located in Natick, Massachusetts, and 20 minutes from Boston, is an independent boarding and day high school offering a transformational educational experience designed for student artists in grades 9–postgraduate.

Walnut Hill combines a comprehensive college-preparatory academic curriculum with intensive, pre-professional artistic training in theatre, dance, music, visual art, and writing, film & media arts. Walnut Hill is committed to creating and enhancing an inclusive environment, and welcoming and celebrating a wide range of cultural, artistic, and educational backgrounds that compliments and support our diverse community.

Commitment to the school’s Core Values, of Community, Growth, Excellence, Creativity, and Respect are imperative to the success of all Walnut Hill faculty, staff, and administration members. All Walnut Hill faculty/staff are active and engaged members of the school community who are committed to collaborating and growing in their field, participating in school events, supporting students in their arts, supporting other faculty/staff members, and who have the ability to self-reflect on their own practice.

COVID-19 Protocols

Walnut Hill School for the Arts has implemented health and safety protocols to mitigate the risk of the transmission of COVID-19. All employees and community members are required to follow the School’s policies and procedures as described in the School’s COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols or as directed by School Administration. All health and safety protocols and policies are subject to change based on state, local, and CDC guidelines and at the discretion of the School Administration.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include dexterity tools and equipment and office machine and supply operation including but not limited to writing, using electronic devices, computer, phone, calculator, copy/fax machine, and printers. Stooping, bending, traveling to/from locations on campus, ascending/descending stairs, reaching, and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common.

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter through the Walnut Hill School for the Arts online Career Center.

Note: All offers of employment are contingent upon enrollment and the successful completion of state and federal background checks. Walnut Hill does not provide visa sponsorship.


Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Natick, MA
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender