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Skidmore College Jazz Institute Resident/Teaching Assistant in Saratoga Springs, New York

The Jazz Institute Resident/Teaching Assistant works with the Skidmore Jazz Institute Assistant Director to help plan and oversee curricular and co-curricular activities associated with the Skidmore Jazz Institute, a two-week renowned summer residential program enrolling approximately 60 young musicians from around the country. This position coordinates with the Institute faculty and administration to ensure the smooth operation of the educational program and provides support for public community events. This position requires living in the dorms, working nights and weekends, and fostering a sense of community among a diverse group of students, many under the age of 18. The position will offer the successful candidate a unique opportunity to serve as part of a team and gain the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience of working with world-renowned artists and educators in an educational setting.


The successful candidate will possess strong leadership qualities, good communication and organizational skills, exercise good judgement, have a musical background, and ideally be familiar with Skidmore College and the Saratoga Springs area. Previous experience working with students in a residential environment or arts intensive is desired. Cover letter and excellent references are required.

This is a temporary, full-time position from June 22 – July 8, 2023; remuneration is $2,052 plus on-campus room and board.

Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • List of Three References

    In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.


    Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

    Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.