Curtis seeks highly motivated individuals, dedicated to excellence and willing to contribute to Curtis’s mission to educate and train exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry.


Open Positions

Summerfest Assistant
Reports to: Summerfest Manager
Status: Exempt

Curtis Summerfest is staffed with two full-time staff members, the director of residence life, and student workers. Reporting to the Summerfest Manager (SM), the Summerfest Assistant (SA) will handle a variety of duties and work alongside individuals/entities including the marketing department, summer program faculty and participants, residence life, and student workers.

SA will share in responsibilities of providing an enriching musical experience to all summer-program participants and making each student worker, faculty member, and program participant feel welcome on Curtis’ campus, particularly participants of underserved backgrounds. Provide excellent customer service and administrative assistance, assists elements of program implementation as needed, while practicing direct, thorough and regular communication with the SM.

The ideal candidate must exhibit:

• A positive, “can-do” attitude                                                 

• Desire and willingness to collaborate, think creatively, and make data-driven decisions

• Respect, courtesy, and patience for colleagues, other staff, faculty, patrons, core constituents, and volunteers

• Devotion and dedication to Curtis, its students, alumni, and parents

• Passion for his/her work, and contribution to the field and greater good

• Commitment and accountability for his/her work, and his/her ability to effect change

• An eagerness to make Curtis a more diverse and inclusive institution

  • Share responsibility for organizing and staffing the Office of Curtis Summerfest and implement seamless and customer-focused operations.
  • In close consultation with Curtis staff, create strategy and recruit applicants to the summerfest programs from diverse backgrounds in regards to race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or gender identity.
  • Serve as primary liaison in communications with inquiries and applicants via phone and email; share responsibilities with SM regarding program participant communications with regards to information distribution, onboarding, payment, housing, schedule, etc.; Maintain database for summerfest contacts and records.
  • Create excellent written program resources for participants and faculty including schedules, information packets, etc.
  • Serve as on-site resource during all summer programs; assist in operations of programs as needed.
  • Along with the SM and Digital Content Producer, maintain the Curtis Summerfest web presence with frequent, fresh, engaging, and informative content.
  • Maintain cross-promotional relationships with artists and other arts organizations, as they relate to Summerfest.
  • Alongside the Director of Marketing and as required, contribute creatively to strategic and practical aspects of Curtis Summerfest’s online and print advertising.

A minimum of one year demonstrated experience in an administrative setting, event planning, or work related to diversity and inclusion.

  1. Strong and effective communication skills. Ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, parents, potential participants, and students from diverse ethnicities and language skills.
  2. Passionate about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  3. Excellent attention to detail and organization methods.
  4. Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently.
  1. Knowledge of and applicable experience in word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  2. Knowledge of and some familiarity with classical music is preferred.

Routine for office environment. The employee will be required to perform the essential functions of the job during evenings and weekends, as dictated by the Curtis Summerfest schedule.

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a resume, two references, and salary requirements to: by November 10, 2017.

Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefits package. Position begins immediately. No phone calls, please. EOE. URL:



The Curtis Institute of Music provides a comprehensive benefits package to eligible (i.e. permanent, full-time) employees. The package includes health care, life and accidental death insurance, and short- and long-term disability insurance. Dental insurance, vision insurance, supplemental life, and supplemental long-term disability are available for eligible employees with little cost. Benefits coverages for health care, dental, vision, and life insurance are also available for eligible dependents/domestic partners; the cost of the coverage is the responsibility of the employee. In addition, Curtis offers participation in a 401(k) plan, and Section 125 plan. Employees also receive complimentary tickets to student orchestra and opera performances.

Hiring Practices

In its goal to create and maintain a diverse community, Curtis does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity, genetic tests and information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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