Student Staff

The Department of Music is committed to promoting undergraduate student employment opportunities that can provide valuable work/education experience. Mutually, the department benefits and grows with the vast talents, insight, and enthusiasm students bring to these roles. 

We are currently taking applications for the 2023-24 academic year. For job descriptions/qualifications and to apply, submit the Student Employment Application with your resume.

Find more information and resources on the Financial Aid Student Employment page. 

Music majors with current student staff positions are often serve as student ambassadors/program advocates during undergraduate recruitment events and visits.

Music staff supervisors will attend the Student Employment Job Fair on Thu., Aug. 24, 2023 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale Center Ballroom.

Music Office Assistant 

Supervisor: Jennifer Wright <>

Helps support department operations, undergraduate recruitment, academics, student services, special projects, open house events , Recital Class (attendance/programs/notes), room scheduling, concert programs, and general office tasks

Marketing/Communications Assistant

Supervisor: Jennifer Wright <>

Assist with event descriptions, news stories, e-communications, social media content, etc. Aid in creating and distributing marketing and promotional materials across multiple platforms. Work hands on as event photographer during Department of Music events such as dress rehearsals, concerts, recitals, and other special events.

Music Operations/Events Team

Supervisor: Nicholas Strawn <>

This position combines building monitor, ensemble staff, and events team. Assist with Denison Hall activities, ensemble rehearsals, and concert preparation. Provide support services during performances and special events on campus. Follow/enforce policies, ensure smooth building operations, lock/unlock rehearsal rooms, conduct room checks, report maintenance issues, communicate daily, and assist with projects as needed. Specific assignments may include percussion representation (typically a percussion major) and staff lead (assistant to supervisor). 

AV Technician 

(often combined with Operations/Events Team or Computer Lab Monitor)

Supervisor: Nicholas Strawn <>
Training provided by Graham Rosen, Audio Recording Engineer and Ken Wendt, IT Coordinator

Provide audio recording and livestream services for ensemble concerts, student recitals, and recording sessions. Move equipment during events, demonstrate equipment to users, and complete post-production work. Coordinate weekly with supervisor for assigned work and provide updates on completed work.

Computer Lab Monitor 

Supervisor: Ken Wendt <>

Monitor the computer lab (The Core) in Haydn Hall Rm 16, sign out personal recorders and other AV equipment to CWRU affiliates, check returned equipment for damage, notify supervisor of faulty/damaged lab equipment, clean computer monitors and accessories, and organize office supplies.