Graduate Assistantships

Student Employment 

As part of the Berklee Career Center, Student Employment gives students the opportunity to expand their skill set while further connecting with the Berklee NYC community. We offer an array of graduate assistantship positions, which provide opportunities for students to work part-time on campus, helping them to meet some of their living expenses. Read more about the application process below. 

Berklee NYC students can apply to be a graduate assistant through student employment. Graduate assistantships allow graduate students to oversee Berklee NYC's technology and equipment, work on campus events and concerts, curate Berklee NYC's social media and content, support Career Center programming, and so much more!

Open to domestic students and international students with social security numbers, these positions pay $18 per hour and have time commitments ranging from eight to 15 hours per week.

The application process is highly competitive. An incoming student should not rely on a graduate assistantship position to cover their finances as a graduate student living in New York City. Selected applicants will not be notified until August. 

Please note, you must have a social security number in order to be eligible to work. If you are an international student without a social security number you are still eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship position but you will need to complete the social security number process after you are selected and before you can begin working. For international students, this typically results in them not beginning to work until the spring semester. 

How to Apply

The application process begins each July for the upcoming academic year.  

The application will include detailed descriptions of the available roles and desired qualifications. 

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The successful candidate for the position possesses:

  • an excellent attitude;
  • punctuality;
  • technical knowledge and facility;
  • a growth mindset and willingness to learn;
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • cultural competency and a commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion.

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Graduate assistant duties may include:

  • supporting students, faculty, and staff with technological considerations;
  • advising students on technological needs;
  • providing stellar customer service at the office desk, answering phone calls and performing other administrative tasks; and
  • working with program directors, faculty, staff, and other students and student employees on various projects and tasks throughout the year.