McNally Smith College of Music

Careers at McNally Smith

Positions Currently Available at McNally Smith:

Event Manager

McNally Smith College of Music is seeking an experienced and energetic Event Manager to join our team of creative and talented professionals. The Event Manager is a critical position within our community, working with faculty and administrative staff across the entire organization to manage and successfully execute a variety of events on and off campus.

As part of a dynamic team, the ideal candidate will be someone who can hit the ground running, is self-directed, a model of “grace under pressure,” outgoing and able to build rapport with community members at all levels of the organization. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and excellent communication, time management and organizational skills are required.

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, the key responsibilities of the Event Manager will include team leadership, strategic planning and production/implementation of a wide variety of events with audiences of current, prospective and graduating students, as well as alumni, faculty, and external partners. Job performance will be measured by how well events are planned, executed and experienced by attendees and stakeholders.


  • Partners with department(s) and stakeholders to develop event plans, including deadlines, facilities and staffing requirements, budgets and project requests
  • Works with external organizations to facilitate and execute facility rentals, including the handling of rental agreements and invoices
  • Acts as house manager and host to guest artists and clinicians
  • Plans and orchestrates concert series, workshops, meetings, conferences, and academic events
  • Works with production team to provide gear and production staffing services to campus and community partners
  • Manages and books event facilities, including three on-site performance venues
  • Coordinates initiatives with applicable staff/faculty as it relates to the needs of each event, i.e., building/facilities needs, ensemble coordination, marketing collateral, etc.
  • Researches cost effective ways to work within each event budget as given by “owner” of event
  • Creates and manages master calendar of events for the entire college
  • Generates database lists as appropriate for events requiring communication, providing necessary tools for marketing purposes
  • Produces and provides reports and other communications to individuals and forums within the college
  • Attends and house manages events when appropriate
  • Works with food services department to provide catering services for events and meetings


  • Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle


  • Education: College degree or equivalent job experience in marketing or event planning. Bachelor’s degree in field preferred.
  • Experience: Experience in higher education administration and/or the music industry a plus. Performance venue management a plus.

This position requires the frequent amounts of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, noise exposure, and light amounts of physical work. Shift length ranges from 2–5 hrs. to 5–8 hrs.


  • Applications will be accepted through Monday, January 4, 2015

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Career and Alumni Advisor

The Career and Alumni Advisor primarily 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 and developing and maintaining relationships with local, regional and national internship mentors.


  • Serves as liaison between job-seeking students and prospective employers by managing the school job board
  • Oversees and edits career-related materials for students and alumni via online content and physical documents
  • Researches industry and educational sites and attends industry conferences and seminars to keep abreast of trends, emerging companies and markets, promotional tools and resources
  • Works with the 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 maintains written guidelines outlining experiential learning procedures; circulate program descriptions and maintain critical communications with supporting departments
  • 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
  • Coordinates annual job / opportunity fair, AMPED, with student worker(s)
  • Present in classrooms on career development topics
  • 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 services and resources related to networking, continuing education and career advising
  • Organizes alumni specific activities including local and regional alumni association gatherings and networking opportunities
  • Assist director in training, scheduling and work direction and oversight to student worker(s)


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


  • Bachelor’s Degree with knowledge and experience in arts &/or music industry required.
  • Strong writing, communication, research, and organizational skills necessary.
  • 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.


  • This is a .8FTE, 10-month position (June and July off)


  • Applications will be accepted through Monday, January 4, 2015

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Adjunct Voice Instructor

McNally Smith College of Music and the Voice Department seeks Adjunct (Part-time) Voice Instructor for its BM/AAS Voice Performance Degree Program.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:


  • 5+ years working as a professional vocalist in the field of popular music
  • 3+ years of music/voice teaching experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Availability for instruction during normal business hours (9 AM – 5 PM)
  • Positive attitude


  • Mastery of contemporary vocal technique
  • Mastery of music theory and ear training
  • Mastery of musical interpretation and styles
  • Ability to notate music
  • Ability to read music
  • Ability to accompany students in private lessons
  • Basic music production skills (audio and MIDI) (preferred but not mandatory)
  • Songwriting/composition/arranging skills (preferred but not mandatory)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music
  • Master’s Degree in Music (preferred but not mandatory)


  • Industry recognition in the form of any awards or notable performances (preferred but not mandatory)

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