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Career Advisor, Music

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Career Advisor, Music
Campus Bloomington
Department Information

Today, as one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the Jacobs School plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, composers, dancers, and music educators who influence performance and education around the globe. The 160 full-time faculty members in residence include performers, scholars, composers, and teachers of international renown. In addition, many top practitioners and scholars visit the school each year. More than 1,600 students from all 50 states as well as 56 countries study at the Jacobs School. They benefit from the intensity and focus of a conservatory setting combined with the broad academic offerings of a major research university.

Job Summary

Provide professional career advising and instruction for Indiana University Jacobs School of Music undergraduate students. The role includes but is not limited to providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills in career development and professional self-discovery, resume and portfolio preparation, graduate college applications, job/internship searches, interview and audition preparation, and negotiation strategies.

Mentor students as they identify, understand, and meet their long-term career goals by focusing on individual student success strategies. Develop and present informational workshops to students on professional skills, such as portfolio development, job interviews, auditions, and professional networking. Participate in summer programming including orientation and First Year Experience. Maintain up-to-date online career resources. Familiarize students with the resources available through the Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development and the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Records and encourage and support advising by faculty and guests. Assist with the Relationship Management Services (RMS) Symplicity ‘Career Portal’ and with the maintenance of the career-related areas of the Jacobs School of Music website. Research, gather, and present resources about organizations that provide professional opportunities to musicians and dancers. Communicate job and internship opportunities to students and faculty. Assist with program assessment, annual reports, and outcome data sharing with the Jacobs School administration and campus committees. Supervise student employees and volunteers.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in career services, career advising, higher education administration, or other related field, with responsibility for program design, event planning, teaching, administration, and evaluation.

Advanced knowledge of the music field. Excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to handle confidential information, and a commitment to a collaborative team environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access), Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Photoshop, Dreamweaver), Social Media, Relationship-Management Software, Video-Conferencing software. Ability and desire to learn new programs and software as they become available and necessary to the field of Career Development.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Salary Range $31,865.60 - $58,136.00
Salary Plan PAE
Salary Grade 3SA
FLSA Exempt
Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana campus.

Job Category Student Affairs/Academic Services

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 07486P
Open Date 03/30/2018
Close Date 06/30/2018
Open Until Filled No
Posting Disclaimer This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days.
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List
  2. Portfolio