School of Music

Federal Work Study in the School of Music

Federal Work Study Positions in the School of Music, Gorham campus:

The USM School of Music is active in both teaching and performing. Concert staff and office assistants are almost always federal work study students who have classes, studying and practicing, and some have jobs and families. It’s rare to find time to be together as a team. Therefore, good coordination, communication and teamwork are essential to our success.

Business casual is the usual attire. For all performances, concert staff are required to wear black attire when on duty, including black shoes and socks. Such attire should be modest in respect to patrons from many age groups. Dress or casual shoes should not make excessive noise on hardwood floors.

While working hours for production positions are variable, hours for office assistants or associates are typically limited to standard office hours, M - F 8:00 am- 4:30 pm.

The School of Music jobs are located in Corthell Hall on the Gorham campus. Most work does not require travel. Several performances are held off-site and will require some travel to get to the performance. Students frequently carpool as a way to get everyone to an off-site venue.

Early in the season, meetings are held for the purpose of training. Otherwise mentoring and on-the-job training is the norm. The successful candidate will have a goal of being a self-starter, team player, and genuinely interested in customer service, and the comfort and success of others.

Student Production Assistant I or Office Assistant I - School of Music - $11.00 per hour
• Employee provides technical and / or administrative assistance associated with preparation and support of music productions and activities.
• Work is performed with supervision and requires a developing use of independent judgment and initiative
• No experience necessary. 

Student Production Assistant II or Office Assistant II - School of Music - $11.15 per hour
• Employee provides technical and /or administrative assistance associated with preparation and support of music productions and activities.
• Work is performed with supervision and requires a developing use of independent judgment and initiative
• Proven experience is required, with a developing understanding of mentoring as a function of teamwork and professionalism. 

Student Production Assistant III or Office Assistant III - School of Music - $11.35 per hour
• Employee provides technical and /or administrative assistance associated with preparation and support of music productions and activities.
• Work is performed with less supervision and requires a continually developing use of independent judgment and initiative
• Proven success and experience is required, along with a clear understanding of the goal and expected results of their work, with a willingness to mentor others as valuable members of a team.

Student Production Associate or Office Associate - School of Music - $11.55 per hour
• Employee provides technical and /or administrative assistance associated with preparation and support of music productions and activities.
• Work is performed without supervision and requires independent judgment and initiative
• Proven success and experience is required, along with a clear understanding of the goal and expected results of mentoring others, working for their success, and preparing to leave the organization in good hands. Supervision, employee retention, and problem solving are the key elements of this position. 

For more information:
Contact Christenia Alden-Kinne, ckinne@maine.edu, 207-780-5265: Office Assistants
Contact Lori Arsenault, loria@maine.edu, 207-780-5142: Production Assistants, Box Office Assistants, Librarians

 

To apply, please complete the following form. 

Discuss your prior work experience in approximately 100 words. Include the job titles that interest you the most, and how your experience may relate to those jobs. Work study jobs are intended also to teach, so experience in this exact work may not be necessary as much as an aptitude and willingness to learn. Also include what kind of special skills you will bring to the organization, even those not required by the job descriptions.