STAFF:

Submit student worker needs

STAFF:

Student hire form

STUDENTS:

On-Campus Employment Application 

(Need help with your resume and cover letter?)


Hiring Process and Timeline

  1. Summer/Winter: Hiring departments submit open positions here

  2. Beginning of Fall semester: Job Fair in 2nd floor Atrium

  3. All students submit On-Campus Employment Application, indicating the position(s) they're applying for

  4. Hiring managers interview, make selections, and submit Student Hire Forms

  5. Hired students submit I9 paperwork to Michael Patterson (mpatterson@sfcm.edu, room 406) or Budi Setiawan (bsetiawan@sfcm.edu, room 408-2)


Job Fair: Friday, August 31, 9:30-12pm, 2nd Floor Atrium

The Job Fair is an opportunity for students to meet with on-campus departments that are looking for student employees. Dress nicely and come prepared with a resume and a smile! (Need help with your resume and cover letter?)


Student Employment Guidelines

  • While school is in session, students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week. Students with multiple campus jobs may be asked to relinquish one of their positions if the total number of hours exceeds 20 hours per week.

  • International Students with F-1 visas must speak with Susannah White (swhite@sfcm.edu; 415.701.7040), International Student Advisor, regarding USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) guidelines about permissible employment. 

Current On-Campus Openings 

Advancement - Fundraising Assistant

Advancement - Scholarship Assistant

Advancement - Special Events Assistant

Ensembles - Librarian Assistant

Financial Aid

IT

Marketing and Communications - Student Assistant

Marketing and Communications - Student Photographer

Marketing and Communications - Student Videographer

Production - Crew

Production - House Manager

Production - Reception and Box Office

Production - Stage Manager

Production - Usher

Professional Development and Engagement Center (PDEC)—Hire SFCM Assistant

Recording Department


 


Advancement - Fundraising Assistant (5 hrs/week)

Description:

The Advancement office, a team of ten that manages all of SFCM’s fundraising efforts and raises $6 million annually, is looking for students to assist with donor activities and other administrative tasks. You’ll gain exposure to a range of fundraising programs including donor research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship within annual, major, and legacy giving.  

You’re the reason donors decide to support SFCM in the first place so we want to create opportunities for interaction so donors can experience first-hand the impact of their generosity while you gain valuable experience interacting with supporters, something you’ll need to know anyway for a music career after you graduate.   

Qualifications:

  • Personable with high level of customer service
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort using Raiser’s Edge donor database, Word, and Excel (prior experience not necessary but a willingness to jump in is!)
  • Good handwriting is a plus    

Responsibilities:

  • Call and write donors to personally thank them, converse with them about their interests and what inspired their giving, and invite them to experiences that engage them with SFCM
  • Call donors to remind them of or to confirm their attendance at various donor events and experiences
  • Help with general administrative tasks such as printing and assembling fundraising appeals and acknowledgments
  • Upon request, join SFCM staff to lead personal donor tours of the school and for other stewardship activities

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Randi Paul (rpaul@sfcm.edu)

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Advancement - Scholarship Assistant (5 hrs/week)

Description:

The Advancement team is looking for a friendly, motivated, and organized student to assist with stewardship efforts for scholarship donors. This student will gain valuable experience with Raiser’s Edge database, phone and email communication, and administrative tasks.    

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good communication skills with a high level of customer service
  • Comfort using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Prior experience and/or willingness to learn Raiser’s Edge database 
  • Good handwriting is a plus    

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with student RSVPs to the scholarship luncheon
  • Corresponding with staff and students to request information
  • Administrative duties such as organizing, scanning, and mailing

Other projects may include: 

  • Research 
  • Data entry
  • Help with general administrative tasks such as printing and assembling acknowledgments

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Rachel Howsmon (rhowsmon@sfcm.edu)

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Advancement - Special Events Assistant (hours available onsite at events)

Description:

Assist onsite at Special Events.  You will be the first thing donors experience when they arrive at events. We are excited about creating a positive interaction between donors and the students who they support.    

Qualifications:

  • Personable with high level of customer service
  • Good communication skills
  • Punctual
  • Calm under pressure
  • Comfortable using an iPad
  • Must be able to lift and carry 10 lbs    

Responsibilities:

  • Register participants
  • Available to answer questions and provide assistance to donors when necessary
  • Assist with set up and clean up / break down
  • Upon request be available to serve food and beverage

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Arielle Blinick (ablinick@sfcm.edu)

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Ensembles - Librarian Assistant (4-6 hrs/week)

Description:

Under the supervision of the Ensemble Librarian, the Ensemble Librarian Assistants will assist with maintenance, creation, distribution, and management of scores and parts for the ensemble library.     

Qualifications:

  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Knowledge of string instruments and bowing markings preferred, but not required   

Responsibilities:

  • Setting and collecting original parts for rehearsals and performances
  • Assist Ensemble Librarian with scanning, printing, and distributing practice parts to orchestra student mailboxes
  • Assist with creating parts, as needed, and organize folders for rehearsals and performance
  • Working with SFCM owned materials and scores/parts rented from publishers
  • Assist the Ensemble Librarian and Manager of Ensemble Operations with rental materials and inventory of ensemble library, as needed

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Bryan Lin (blin@sfcm.edu)

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Financial Aid - San Francisco School Volunteer (3-6 hrs/week)

Description:

SFCM and San Francisco School Volunteers are working together to send Conservatory students into local schools as reading/math tutors. Last year several of our students participated in this program, helping out needy students and making some extra money in the process!     

Qualifications:

  • Federal Work study eligibility required    

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting classroom teacher with students needing tutoring in reading or mathematics.

Salary:

$20/hr 

Reports to:

Doris Howard (dbh@sfcm.edu)

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IT Department - IT Student Assistant (total of 40 hours across 2 students)

Description:

Assisting the IT department by being the first line of technical support for staff, faculty, and students .  Handling  technical issues by email, telephone, or in person, with a high level of customer service.  Take part in IT projects, assessing business needs and coming up with ideas to improve student, faculty, and staff processes.

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for technology; willingness to learn
  • High level of customer service
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Good communication skills, written and spoken
  • Ability to deal with quickly changing and complex issues without drama
  • Familiarity with Mac environments; mobile devices, iOS and Android a plus
  • Familiarity with networking, both wired and wireless a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Key Duties (basic working knowledge required; additional training provided): 
  • Assist in providing front line technical support for Faculty, Staff, and Students
  • Monitor the IT helpdesk and prioritizes requests
  • Troubleshoot multiple computer platforms (Windows and Mac).
  • Perform hardware and software maintenance and upgrades. For example, prepare new workstations for rollout; assist in maintenance of  printers
  • Assist in troubleshooting, repairing, and upgrading equipment
  • Install common software such as operating systems, web browsers, Microsoft Office products, Acrobat, Flash, etc.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, or install common hardware such as video cards, memory, and network cards

Salary:

$15/hr

Reports to:

Susan McConkey (smcconkey@sfcm.edu)

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Marketing and Communications - Student Assistant (10 hours/week)

Description:

Marketing Department Student Worker works closely with the Communications staff (and other department staff as needed) to assist with events marketing activities and administration.
Internal Contacts: Conservatory staff, faculty and students.     

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Excellent English language skills, including spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • High level of organizational ability; attention to detail and deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to adjust to changing priorities     

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in production of concert and recital programs (formatting, editing, printing)
  • Manage the prsa@sfcm.edu account and email recital program templates to students
  • Manage the concert and events online calendar (update changes, input program info, publish)
  • Manage and update a Concert Program Progress Log (changes, additions, cancellations)
  • Produce calendar listings to be submitted to community websites and editors
  • Proofread content for publications (calendars, brochures, marketing collateral, etc.)
  • Post notices/flyers/posters throughout school
  • Help administer advertising accounts (submit ads, record and file submissions, handle invoicing)
  • Oversee papering for performances

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Christopher Basso (cbasso@sfcm.edu)

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Marketing and Communications - Student Photographer (Contract work, usually 3hrs/month - could be more!)

Description:

Member of our "Student Photography Core" that we send to various SFCM events both on campus and out in the Bay Area for event photography.     

Qualifications:

  • Resume and portfolio that displays experience in event photography, particularly low-light situations such as concert halls and other venues. Camera is a plus, but the MarCom department can lend one out (can affect whether you get the gig depending on needs).    

Responsibilities:

  • Event photography - Typically 2hrs/gig, Post-production editing - 0.5hrs for every hour of shooting

Salary:

$25/hr 

Reports to:

Lauren Jauco (ljauco@sfcm.edu)

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Marketing and Communications - Student Videographer (Contract work)

Description:

The Student Videographer works with the Marketing & Communications team on a project-by-project basis, filming and editing video content as needed for SFCM’s website and social media channels.     

Qualifications:

  • Resume and portfolio of work.
  • Experience creating short, professional videos fit for social media.
  • Experience filming people in a stationary, sit-down interview setting as well as in motion (“fly-on-the-wall filming”).
  • Solid grasp of sound recording and music production as it applies to video production.
  • Savvy using smartphone to produce high-quality videos for social media.    

Responsibilities:

  • Create (film, edit, produce) videos from start to finish with direction from Marketing & Communications department.
  • Must have your own equipment, including camera(s), microphone(s), and tripods.
  • Able to turn around a project quickly if the need arises.
  • Must be creative! (Someone who generates ideas and can pitch the team one-off projects and potential series)

Salary:

$35 per hour for produced videos, $10 per short clip for social media 

Reports to:

Patrick Gullo (pgullo@sfcm.edu)

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Production - Crew (3-10 hrs/week)

Description:

Handling set ups of all shared spaces as needed.      

Qualifications:

  • Punctual. Must be able to lift 25 pounds and comfortable with physical labor. Ability to problem solve.    

Responsibilities:

  • Complete tasks as assigned by Director of Production and Concert Operations and Associate Director of Production and Concert Operations. 

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Jake Nelson and Chris Ramos (jnelson@sfcm.edu, cramos@sfcm.edu)

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Production - House Manager (3-10 hrs/week)

Description:

House Managers are often the first point of contact for SFCM patrons, donors, and the general public.      

Qualifications:

  • Patience. Outgoing. Comfortable in large crowds. Punctual. Must be able to lift 25 pounds. Ability to problem solve.    

Responsibilities:

  • Front of house management including ticketing, overseeing ushers, greeting guests. 

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Jake Nelson and Chris Ramos (jnelson@sfcm.edu, cramos@sfcm.edu)

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Production - Reception and Box Office (4-7 hrs/week)

Description:

The student in this position will be responsible for answering and transferring phone calls to SFCM's main reception line as well as act as a first point of contact for the public. This student will also receive incoming mail/packages and notify the appropriate recipients. He/She/They will also handle general Box Office functions such as selling tickets and merchandise. Lastly, this position will be called upon to assist the Director and Associate Director of Production and Concert Operations with any special tasks as needed.       

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Some knowledge of Google Sheets/Drive and Microsoft Excel is preferable.    

Responsibilities:

  • Answering SFCM's main reception line.
  • Selling/reserving tickets for SFCM events.
  • Receiving/distributing mail. 

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Chris Ramos (cramos@sfcm.edu)

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Production - Stage Manager (3-10 hrs/week)

Description:

Manage events (recitals, concerts, receptions etc.) in all halls. Stage Managers are the main point of contact, day of event, for performers.       

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience performing and supporting performers during a show. Punctual. Must be able to lift 25 pounds. Ability to keep calm in stressful situations. Ability to think ahead while carrying out tasks. Self motivated. Ability to problem solve.    

Responsibilities:

  • Set-up, run, and strike events as necessary. 

Salary:

$15.50/hr 

Reports to:

Jake Nelson and Chris Ramos (jnelson@sfcm.edu, cramos@sfcm.edu)

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Production - Usher (3-10 hrs/week)

Description:

Making sure guests have a good experience.       

Qualifications:

  • Patience. Outgoing. Comfortable in large crowds. Punctual. Must be able to lift 25 pounds. Ability to problem solve.    

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with patrons. Tearing ticket stubs and handing out programs. Supporting House Manager and Stage Manager as needed.  

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Jake Nelson and Chris Ramos (jnelson@sfcm.edu, cramos@sfcm.edu)

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Professional Development and Engagement Center (PDEC) - Hire SFCM Assistant (5 hrs/week)

Description:

About​ ​Hire SFCM:​ ​SFCM students perform over 350 times each year through Hire SFCM, a referral service for paid gigs. Students are hired to perform at weddings, corporate celebrations, and graduations, among other events.
Assistant objective:​ The Hire SFCM Assistant’s primary responsibilities are maintaining the sheet music used for Hire SFCM gigs, and assisting in fielding client requests.    

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized
  • Ablility to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to work independently toward goals with short and long-term deadlines
  • Knowledge of common Classical chamber ensembles and sheet music
  • Exceptional customer service    

Responsibilities:

  • Track and maintain Hire SFCM library materials: assist musicians in securing sheet music for gigs, ensure that all books and binders are returned, repair broken binders and locate/replace missing music.
  • Assist in fielding Hire SFCM client requests: reply to client inquiries, field questions, and create contracts as applicable.
  • Report regularly to the Director of Community Engagement, assisting them in
  • Hire SFCM related projects as assigned

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Rachael Smith (rsmith@sfcm.edu)

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Recording Department - Recording Engineer (10-15 hrs/week)

Description:

The Recording studio is looking for talented Student Recording Engineers to join our A/V team. As a Student Recording Engineer, you’ll be responsible for the execution of a variety of audio and video projects for SFCM faculty, staff, students, and external rental clients. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and work on state-of-the-art recording systems in a fun yet productive work environment.

The ideal candidate for this role will have previous experience working in audio and/or video productions and can demonstrate skills in A/V hardware and post-production software.    

Qualifications:

  • Self-Motivated and works well independently
  • Willingness to work early mornings, late evenings and/or weekend shifts
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail
  • Punctual
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Not afraid to ask for help 
  • Willingness to learn
  • Previous experience with audio and video hardware (microphones, mixing consoles, LCD projectors, video cameras)
  • Strong computer skills (PC and Mac) with some knowledge of audio / video post-production software (Sony Vegas, Protools, Logic, Pyramix, Final Cut)    

Responsibilities:

  • Record audio/video for SFCM concerts, recitals, master classes and recording sessions
  • Edit audio/video for concerts, recitals, and master classes
  • Master and create DVD and CD discs with labels
  • Set up/manage PA systems for concerts, events, meetings, and master classes
  • Maintain and organize the Recording Studio’s equipment work spaces

Salary:

$15/hr 

Reports to:

Jason O'Connell (jason.oconnell@sfcm.edu)

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