The Juilliard School offers numerous on-campus employment opportunities through the Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Juilliard Work-Study (JWS) programs.
Students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents may be eligible for the federally-funded FWS program. Students who are not eligible for FWS may be eligible for JWS. Most international students are eligible to work under the JWS program, but should check with the Office of International Advisement (OIA) prior to accepting any on-campus employment.
Under both programs, students work at the School and are paid hourly. Pay rates typically range from $11.00 to $15.00 per hour, and vary based on level of responsibility, specialized skills required, etc. Annual earnings generally range from $1,000 to $3,500 per year.
Finding a Work-Study Job
More than 40 different on-campus departments hire students. Each department has its own hiring procedures, and students are responsible for inquiring directly about job availability.
Juilliard students can find a list of current job openings by logging into MyJuilliard and clicking here. We also provide a complete list of departments that hire work-study students. Most departments hire throughout the year, and students are welcome to make contact at any time to inquire about potential openings in addition to those advertised on this page.
Upon being hired, students must sign a work-study contract that has been fully completed by their supervisor. All students who accept work-study positions must abide by the Code of Responsibility agreement found in the Student Handbook.
By law, students must complete a W-4 and I-9 form within three (3) days of being hired for their first work-study job. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents must visit the Office of Financial Aid (Room 233) to complete the W-4 and I-9. International students will complete these forms with the Work-Study Coordinator. International students must obtain a U.S. Social Security number to be paid for working at Juilliard.
Students who are currently working must submit their working time to the Online Payment Entry and Recording Application (OPERA). Students are paid for work-study twice per month. We encourage all students to enroll in direct deposit by visiting the Accounts Payable Office (Room 229) and completing a direct deposit form.