Interested in working in the conservatory? Find out here what all the student jobs are in the conservatory, when they generally hire, and how to apply! If you have more questions about any of the positions, contact the point person listed for that position to get in touch.

Conservatory Student Employment (listed in alphabetical order)

Aural Skills Tutor

Aural skills tutors are assigned one aural skills class to assist with, during which they run the class, give the aural examples on piano and help students improve their aural skills. They also can offer review sessions or individual aural skills tutoring sessions as needed. Tutors are generally recommended by their aural skills teacher at the end of the school year for a position the following year.

Contact: Ian Bates

Box Office Attendant

Students staff the box office, providing patrons with information about upcoming events, selling tickets, and working events. Students in this role are primarily community focused providing information and a friendly face to the larger Appleton and surrounding community on events happening at the university. Hiring generally takes place at the beginning of the school year.

Contact: Jillian Johnson

Classroom Setup Crew

Students in this role are the magic that changes the rehearsal spaces of the night back into classrooms for the day. They arrive at the conservatory early each morning to ensure all classrooms are set up and organized for classes that day to take place, moving desks, chairs and pianos as needed.

Contact: Julia Jackson

Ensemble Librarian, 2-3 per large ensemble type

Students in this role work in the ensemble library to prepare all music for the ensembles. Pulling pieces from the library, making copies of parts, putting in bowing markings as needed. They are also responsible for collecting, organizing and returning all music to the library again after the performance, as well as reporting to the office any parts which have gone missing and the students who lost them, so that they can be replaced and billed accordingly. Students in this role work very independently.

Contact: Large ensemble directors

Electronic Music Assistant

Students in this role keep the electronic music studio in good working order and assist any other students who need to use the space. Hiring is subject to position availability only.

Contact: Asha Srinivasan

Jazz Theory Tutor

Students in this role provide content tutoring to students currently in Jazz Theory. They are generally recommended by their teachers during the spring term for a position the following year.

Contact: José Encarnacion

Music Theory Tutor

Students in this role provide content tutoring to students currently in the music theory sequence. They attend theory couch tutoring and can offer one on one tutoring sessions as needed. Students are generally recommended for the position by their theory professor in the spring term for a position the following year.

Contact: Ian Bates

Opera Production Assistant

Students in this role assist with all things necessary for the opera of that school year. They work closely with the director of opera studies in order to ensure smooth rehearsals and performances. Interested students should reach out during spring term the previous year or early fall term to inquire about a position with the current school year opera production.

Contact: Copeland Woodruff

Performing Arts Assistant

Students in this role work closely with the Director of Conservatory Programming to help all conservatory performing arts events happen smoothly. This can include, picking up guest artists from the airport, setting out catering in the backstage area, organizing masterclass participants, and helping with night of event logistics. Hiring for this position occurs during the spring term for a position the following school year.

Contact: Jillian Johnson

Set-up Crew, one per large ensemble

Students in this role arrive early to each rehearsal of the ensemble to which they are assigned in order to set up all chairs, stands, and risers necessary for rehearsal. They then return promptly after rehearsal concludes to tear down the set up and leave the space ready for the next use. Often but not always, students in this role are a member of the ensemble to which they are assigned. Hiring generally takes place in the fall term for a position for the current school year.

Contact: Large ensemble directors

Student Office Attendant

Students in this role assist the office staff with tasks as needed, and when not assigned other duties sit at the front desk to answer questions and assist at the office window as needed. Duties frequently include but are not limited to making copies, posting posters and programs, running errands around campus, checking out keys, and filing records. Hiring generally happens in the spring term for a position the following school year.

Contact: Julia Jackson

Tech Crew

Students in this role record and stage manage Conservatory events in Harper Hall. Hiring occurs at the end of Fall Term, with work beginning in Winter Term. Check out the Tech Crew SharePoint for more information and to apply.

Contact: recording@lawrence.edu

Ushers

Students in this role attend events, assist patrons with paper or digital programs, finding their seats, and open/close the doors at the start and end of performances. In the event of an emergency, they provide exit information and assist patrons in leaving the facilities. There are two usher crews, one for the Performing Arts Series and one for recitals and other events. Students can be on one or both of the usher crews.

Performing Arts ushers contact: Jillian Johnson

Recitals and other events ushers contact: Alvina Tan (Check out the Usher Crew SharePoint for more information and to apply.)

Webcast Score Reader

Students in this role help the webcast video team put on successful webcasts of large ensemble concerts. Students receive scores, study the concert repertoire, and attend dress rehearsals to prepare aural and visual cues for the videographers. Interested applicants must have completed MUEP 380 Conducting Principles OR be comfortable with both instrumental and choral score reading. Hiring is subject to position availability only.

Contact: recording@lawrence.edu

Webcast Videographer

Students in this role operate remote-controlled cameras during webcasts of large ensemble concerts. They work closely with the score reader in fast-paced live webcast productions. A basic background in classical music is required. Hiring is subject to position availability only.

Contact: recording@lawrence.edu