Student Employment

The MSU College of Music offers a variety of employment opportunities for current students. Information on these positions and how to apply is listed in the table below.  

Please note that this list does not indicate whether the position is currently vacant. Most positions are posted and filled the semester prior to when the position begins. For current vacancies, email the contact listed, or search "Music" in Handshake. For other campus jobs, make an appointment with Christine Beamer or search "MSU" on Handshake.

Hiring System
Description & Duties
Hiring Timeline
COM Admissions Signs will be posted when position is vacant Admissions student staff assist the Admissions team with prospective student visits (scheduling, mailings, etc.); general receptionist responsibilities, and other related duties as assigned; must be able to attend the College of Music Audition Days in January and February of each year Grimaldo Robles Fall Semester as needed
COM Communications Posted on Handshake  when vacant Three internships:

Social media/college communications interns develop marketing initiatives, social media strategy, develop content, and monitor digital engagement. Responsibilities include MSU Music in the News, assisting with press releases and internal communications

Digital communications engagement interns analyze and develop more effective and efficient digital marketing strategies, handle event reporting and subscription maintenance, and determine how metrics influence strategy  

Event communications and calendar management interns handle e-marketing campaigns for events, internal communication, and poster and flyer distribution

Michael Sundermann Falll, Spring and Summer as needed
COM Recording Services Continously accepts applications. Must have prior experience. Interested students should submit resume to Recording Services. An average of 10 on call employees perform duties from basic recital recordings to assisting with live sound at Fairchild and Cook, according to experience Jennifer Shangraw Fall Semester or as needed
Event Staff Listed on  Handshake when vacant, stop by main office for information Ushers assist with directing patrons to seats, monitor entry and exit of halls, distributing programs and other information, and collect ticket stubs for attendance/accounting purposes; Stagehands assist with setting up the stage, assist performers with various tasks, and handle other backstage responsibilities; Box Office staff assist with ticket sales utilizing appropriate software, provide patrons with information, and reconcile all money from sales TBD Beginning of Fall and Spring Semester as needed
House Managers & Stage Managers (Event Staff) Listed on  Handshake when vacant, stop by main office for information House Manager and Stage Manager have increased responsibilities for leading and developing Event Staff; introductory supervisor position to help build resumes and gain more experience in a management/leadership position Gregg Bloomfield As needed
Event Mangers/Office Managers Listed on  Handshake when vacant, stop by main office for information Event Manager (Event Staff) and Office Supervisor have increased responsibilities for leading and developing staff in their respective areas; collect availability data and publishing schedules to fit staffing needs; organize records and maintain sensitive information; complete higher-level projects (such as creating tickets, using advanced software features, managing database information); partner with College of Music partners to ensure communication is efficient and thorough; assist with interviewing, hiring, training, and developing Event Staff (usher, stagehand, box office, Stage Manager, House Manager) and operations (Main Office/Facilities) staff; coordinate events to ensure all needs are met; and other supervisory duties as assigned TBD As needed
Main Office/Facilities Listed on  Handshake when vacant, stop by main office for information Main Office staff assist with editing and printing event programs; process ticket sales over the phone and via walk-ins; review and schedul space usage requests for rehearsals, meetings, recitals, etc.; receive and handle mail, packages and other deliverables; assist the College of Music Communications team with mailings, signing up subscribers online, and tracking patron data; help to maintain classroom set-ups and organize the hallways of Music and Music Practice; provide room and locker keys to appropriate persons and ensure their proper return; and other office duties as assigned TBD As needed
Graduate Assistantship Determined by applied faculty

The College of Music employs approximately 100 Teaching Assistants each semester. These TAs teach or assist with a variety of academic music courses, applied lessons, and ensembles and require one or more previous degrees in music.

If you are a current or incoming graduate student in the College of Music you need do nothing more to apply for a TA. You will automatically be placed in the employment pool.

If you are not a current or incoming graduate student in the College of Music and would like to be placed in the employment pool, please send a letter stating your qualifications and an updated vita to the College of Music Graduate Office at

Anne Simon  Spring Semester for the next Academic Year
MSU Fine Arts Library Continuously accepts applications-apply on Library website. Students with work-study are given preference. Staff Fine Arts desk, handle patron transactions, shelve materials. All students are initially hired at entry level positions Grace Haynes As needed
Orchestra Librarian Passed between members of Symphony Orchestra Orchestra librarian copies and music and fills all music folders; responsible for the organization of the Symphony Orchestra Library

Kevin Noe 

As needed
Orchestra Manager Passed down between orchestra members Orchestra Manager organizes the Symphony Orchestra auditions, and seating lists, checks the program before going to print, handles most emailing between all members of the orchestra

Kevin Noe 

As needed
Running Start Listed on  Handshake when vacant Marketing and Student engagement interns develop and improve their marketing and communications skills and use those skills to promote and support innovation at the College of Music. Responsibilities include graphic design, social media, website maintenance, and developing entrepreneurial alumni spotlights

Christine Beamer

August/Fall Semester as needed
Gigline Fill out application on Gigline website Gigline is a service for individuals and organizations seeking performers for weddings, receptions, parties, and other special events, both on- and off-campus. Students must develop a webpage with a bio and headshot in order to be listed Christine Beamer Must apply by Oct. 1 to be listed for that academic year
Spartan Youth Wind Symphony Coach Conductors contact prospective coaches Section Coaches coach the students in chamber music and large ensemble settings

David Thornton

Fall Semester as needed