Music and Dance Building Manager and Music Program Assistant

Date Posted: 09/12/2023
Type/Department:Casual in Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College

Department: Humanities and Arts

Job Title: Music and Dance Building Manager and Music Program Assistant

Position Type: Casual

Schedule:  20 Hours a week

Pay Range/ Status: $20.00 Hour/ Non-Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Dean of Humanities and Arts

Anticipated Start Date: Immediately

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 700 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. Hampshire College's Music Program offers a unique and innovative approach to music performance, scholarship, theory, composition and improvisation. Students are encouraged to explore an interdisciplinary process to engage with music as a creative expression as well as understanding music as culture and in culture. The Hampshire Dance Program supports students’ research and creative practice in dance, movement, and the body, preparing dance concentrators for a rigorous, final-year independent project based in original choreographic work for performance, installation, or screening; in-depth research and writing; and/or community-based initiatives or curricula. As music and dance building manager and music program assistant, you will be instrumental in these programs achieving their missions and goals!


This position is responsible for managing and administrating music and dance building needs, supervising work-study monitors, and serving as on-site staff for the Music Program. This position is part-time and non-benefited and it will end 5/31/24. Evening availability required.


  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • They must be proficient in written and verbal communication, organization of information, scheduling, and time management.
  • Some evening availability required.


  • Two-year college degree or equivalent
  • One year job-related experience
  • Degree concentration and/or job-related experience in music preferred

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We’re particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin on immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.