NYO Resident Assistants
- Weill Music Institute
- Reports To:
- Director, Artist Training Programs
- Part Time
- Job Code:
The Weill Music Institute creates broad-reaching music education and community programs that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Woven into the fabric of the Carnegie Hall concert season, these programs occur at Carnegie Hall as well as in schools and throughout neighborhoods, providing musical opportunities for everyone, from preschoolers to adults, new listeners to emerging professionals. With access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the Weill Music Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of music lovers, to nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and to shape the evolution of musical learning itself. The Weill Music Institute’s school and community programs and online initiatives annually serve more than half a million children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area, across the US, and around the world.
Carnegie Hall seeks Resident Assistants for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), a program of the Weill Music Institute. A group of approximately 119 student musicians from a wide range of backgrounds will be chosen via a highly selective application/audition process to participate in a tuition-free training program and international tour. RAs will serve as crucial liaisons between NYO-USA participants (ages 16 – 19) and the program’s administrative and artistic staff, to enhance each student’s experience and to help ensure his/her physical and mental well-being. RAs will live in close proximity to students during their training residency at Purchase College, State University of New York, and throughout a concert tour of Europe. Each RA will have direct responsibility for a group of about 14-16 students for the duration of the program and is expected to assist NYO-USA staff in conveying and implementing established policies, addressing student concerns, resolving conflicts, supervising recreational/social activities, and carrying out operational and production elements of the residency and tour. RAs may be asked to initiate response to emergencies, monitor and report on student behavior, maintain confidentiality of medical or other personal information, and provide local transportation during the residency. They will play a key role in shaping the experience of students on tour and will be expected to assist their group with the logistics of the tour party’s travel, hotel, meal, and sight-seeing arrangements.
Bachelor’s degree and significant prior supervisory experience with teenage students (as a resident assistant, camp counselor, classroom teacher, or comparable). RAs should possess a high degree of personal responsibility, sensitivity to and interest in other people, and a proven ability to troubleshoot. Applicants should have excellent leadership and communication skills, along with the capacity to serve as positive role models. RAs must also have a valid passport and US citizenship or permanent residency; a driver’s license (with a clean driving record) is desirable. An active interest in classical music is strongly preferred.
TEMPORARY, FULL-TIME: July 7, 2019 through August 16, 2019 (inclusive).
Compensation: Competitive weekly stipend, plus room and board, including all tour expenses.