Studio Assistant (Summer 2023)

Heifetz International Music Institute

Staunton, VA

Work Location: In-office


  • Seasonal
  • Staunton, VA (Remote)
  • Sun, Apr 30, 2023
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Festival
  • $3,000.00
  • $3,000.00

Website heifetzmusic Heifetz International Music Institute


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Programming & Operations

POSITION TYPE: In-Person, Full-Time Temporary

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: 6/11/23 – 7/31/23
Staff Arrival Date: 6/11/23
Training: 6/12/23 – 6/14/23
Summer Festival: 6/15/23 –7/30/23
Staff Departure Date: 7/31/23

Due to the collaborative nature of the position, the Studio Assistant should be an individual with strong interpersonal skills–namely effective communication and respectful demeanor with experience in the classical music field. Additionally, a successful Studio Assistant will have professional experience with and/or aptitude for customer service and problem solving.

The Studio Assistant will work in the Institute’s administrative offices & teaching facilities and, as such, is expected to dress in appropriate attire. Ripped jeans, mini skirts, halter-tops, tank tops, shorts, and t-shirts with graphics are discouraged during business hours and concerts.

Requirements for the Studio Assistant position are as follows:
A high school diploma is required and a bachelor’s degree (or current enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program) in music performance, music education, or arts administration is preferred
Experience with customer service and/or resource management in a professional setting
Knowledge or experience in classical music
Comfortable making phone calls and writing emails
Ability to complete tasks in a self-directed manner
Responsive and attentive to communications during expanded business hours (8:00 – 22:00)
Ability to healthily cope with stressful and demanding situations
A commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to the Heifetz Institute and its community
Adheres to the Heifetz Institute policies and procedures in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the program
Proof of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19 with an FDA approved or authorized vaccine

Responsibilities of the Studio Assistant are as follows:
Handling student and faculty requests by connecting them to the appropriate resource or relaying the information to the appropriate staff member
Ensure correct set-up of faculty student on a daily basis
Handle day-to-day assigned studio needs
Provide administrative support, as needed
Staffing concerts and/or special events as required
Attending all appropriate meetings

Compensation is $3000 for the contracted period. Housing and meals will be provided for the duration of the contract. Employment is contingent upon the signing of a contract by the Studio Assistant and the Heifetz Institute, as well as passing a background check. The Studio Assistant will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from the Institute.

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