Graduate Assistantships

Berklee graduate assistantships allow graduate students on the Boston campus to work in the Berklee College of Music Voice Department and the Berklee Career Center. These paid positions are open to both domestic and international students, and pay $15 per hour, 10-15 hours per week, during the academic year. Please see the position descriptions below and the instructions on how to apply. 

Voice Department Accompanist

A graduate assistantship in the Voice Department's accompanist program is an excellent opportunity for a pianist to develop accompanist skills with vocalists of all levels. The accompanist will have the opportunity during the fall and spring semesters to accompany courses in many genres. Opportunities exist in the genres of jazz, Latin jazz, pop, rock, country, classical, musical theater, and a variety of fusion styles. This pianist must be strong enough to accompany classes on their own as well as collaborate with full rhythm sections. About 10 hours of work per week are available, along with periodic substitute work. There are also mentoring opportunities with younger undergraduate accompanists who may need help with sight-reading techniques, post-undergraduate life queries, how to network, and so on.

The successful candidate for the position possesses:

  • punctuality;
  • an excellent attitude;
  • high-level, multi-genre piano skills and sight-reading ability;
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • cultural competency and a commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion.

The Voice Department accompanist will report to the Voice Department accompanist coordinator. To be considered, please submit your application materials via the Workday link by August 15.


Career Center Graduate Assistant

The Berklee Career Center provides expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to students at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. The Career Center is a dynamic department that is at the forefront of the institutional mission and is seeking strong student leaders to represent the office as ambassadors while supporting daily office operations.  

The Career Center graduate assistant duties will include:

  • supporting the career staff and undergraduate student employees with events and programs;
  • ​taking a leadership role in the peer-to-peer advising program, social media and marketing strategy, employer relations and development efforts, and student employment and internship programs for the institution;
  • providing stellar customer service at the office front desk, answering phone calls, greeting guests, and performing other administrative tasks; and
  • serving as a liaison between staff advisors and other student employees on various projects.

This is an opportunity for students to learn about using tools and strategies to explore and develop their own careers while pursuing their own, more focused professional development and leadership goals while also helping the Berklee community. Our graduate assistants should be interested in gaining and sharing detailed knowledge about the resources we offer, job and internship search techniques, arts industry employers, and related topics. They should also be comfortable communicating and mentoring undergraduate student employees, being ambassadors of the Career Center for the rest of the student body, and being the face of the Career Center.

To be considered for the Career Center graduate assistantship, please submit your application materials via the Workday link by August 15.