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Positions Currently Available at McNally Smith:

Career and Alumni Advisor

McNally Smith College is hiring for a Career and Alumni Advisor. This is a full time position (12 months), but can also be a .8FTE position with summer months off. The Career and Alumni Advisor provides one-on-one guidance and training to students and alumni on career development topics including: resumes, cover letters, job search strategy, portfolios, career exploration, professional development, internships and interviewing skills. In addition to one-on-one guidance, the Career and Alumni Advisor will assist in managing the internship program, developing and maintaining relationships with local, regional and national internship mentors, and coordinating career-related events.


  • Meets one-on-one with students and alumni to advise on career services needs, including resume and cover letter writing, networking, job searching, portfolio development, and interviewing skills.
  • Serves as liaison between job-seeking students and prospective employers by managing the school job board in conjunction with student worker(s).
  • Attends local career and music industry events and seminars to keep abreast of trends, emerging companies and markets, promotional tools and resources.
  • Coordinates annual job / opportunity fair, AMPED, with Career Services staff.
  • Works with Director of Career & Alumni Services in establishing effective public relations with individuals/agencies within and external to the college in regards to internships, volunteerism and experiential learning.
  • Supports in developing and maintaining written guidelines and procedures for internships and other experiential learning opportunities; circulate program descriptions and maintain critical communications with supporting departments.
  • In collaboration with Academic Affairs, develops and conducts educational programming, workshops and seminars, including but not limited to, resume and cover letter workshops, career options programming, networking receptions and mock interviews both in classrooms and Center for Creative Careers.
  • Oversees and edits career related content for students and alumni via online content and physical documents.
  • Collects alumni data related to gainful employment, for use in collateral materials and to maintain engagement with the McNally Smith community.
  • Documents current alumni efforts and services through social media, and assists with the alumni newsletter.
  • Engages alumni by highlighting and offering career and music related services and resources.
  • Organizes alumni specific activities including local and regional alumni association gatherings and networking opportunities.
  • Staffs walk-in appointment hours within the Center for Creative Careers.


  • Support the Director of Career and Alumni Services in other initiatives and events, as needed.
  • Assist Director in training, scheduling and work direction and oversight to student worker(s).
  • Keep accurate electronic records of student interactions.
  • Serve on committees at the college that are relevant to departmental work.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, and external constituents.
  • Assist in the development of career and alumni collateral.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with knowledge and experience in music &/or arts industry required.
  • Strong writing, communication, research, and organizational skills necessary.
  • Proficiency in a variety of applications, including MS Office, Google Drive, Adobe, and social media communications.
  • Video editing and/or web development experience a plus.
  • Creativity and strong ability to take initiative a must.
  • Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for workshops and campus events.
  • Must be positive and enthusiastic and possess genuine desire to work with creative and culturally different music students.
  • Self-motivated, organized and able to follow through on projects.


  • Applications received by February 12th will be given priority consideration.



Assistant Studio Manager

McNally Smith College of Music is hiring a full-time Assistant Studio Manager. The person in this position will provide support for all recording studios and classroom spaces on campus, and perform daily duties as prescribed by the Studio Manager. This position primarily works evenings and weekends, 40 hours per week.


  • Assist students and faculty as necessary.
  • Enforce campus rules and policies.
  • Provide staff support for the 19 Exchange campus during regularly scheduled shifts.
  • Perform check in and check out procedures for student and staff recording sessions.
  • Observe student sessions; perform walk-throughs and monitor student guests.
  • Maintain studio cleanliness and stock cleaning supplies.
  • Assist in the management of the record lab student workers; communicate with the Studio Manager to improve the Record Lab student worker program.
  • Perform basic studio maintenance as prescribed by the Studio Manager.
  • Assist in the sale of used school equipment through the MSCM eBay account


  • Superior customer service skills
  • Experience with A/V systems setup and maintenance
  • Experience maintaining and repairing musical instruments
  • Experience with Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase and Finale
  • Experience with Large Format Digital and Analog Consoles
  • Experience with MIDI systems setup
  • Soldering Experience


  • The person in this position will constantly operate computers, common office machinery, music instruments, and electronic repair tools
  • The person in this position will frequently troubleshoot audio/visual equipment, and must be able to accurately detect problems in these systems
  • Must be able to regularly move audio/visual equipment from room to room weighing up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to constantly position self as necessary when addressing maintenance issues under desks or behind racks in classrooms


  • Applications received by February 12th will be given priority consideration.



Part-time Culinary Position – Perfect 2nd Job!

McNally Smith College of Music is looking for a part time line/prep cook for our on-campus retail kitchen. We are a dynamic work environment serving our residential and commuter students, campus staff and faculty. We offer schedule flexibility with afternoon, evening and weekend hours & lots of music!

The academic year schedule provides a quality of life balance; with most holidays, semester breaks & summers off.


  • At least 2 years of line cooking experience
  • Proficiency and experience in food preparation; sauté, grill and batch
  • Skills in inventory & receiving
  • Safety and sanitation


Part time [up to 29 hrs/wk], competitive hourly with benefits package, paid holidays and PTO