Work-Study Opportunities

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 $9.00 to $12.00 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.

Current job openings are listed below. 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.

Additional Requirements

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 Office of International Advisement (Room 245). International students must obtain a U.S. Social Security number to be paid for working at Juilliard.

Payment Procedures

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.

Current Work-Study Job Openings

Listed below are job openings that departments have asked our office to advertise. Please be aware that this is not a comprehensive listing, as many departments hire as soon as openings become available. Pay rates for these and any other work-study positions are available upon request.

Jazz Studies

Library Assistant

Jazz Studies is hiring work-study students to assist the Library Manager with maintenance and additions to The Jazz Studies Music Library. Responsibilities are cataloging, scanning, taping, and copying sheet music, and updating big band chart database. Dates needed are Monday – Friday any 2 days for 2-4 hour intervals. Interested students should contact Carlvin Sanon at [email protected] to schedule a meeting.

Liberal Arts

Office Assistant

The Liberal Arts Department is hiring office assistants. Students should be comfortable with general office skills, including making copies and other tasks as needed. Interested students should contact Jo Sarzotti at [email protected].


Library Assistant - Circulation

The Library is hiring work-study students to assist with circulation duties. Responsibilities include checking books, scores, CDs and DVDs in/out; filing scores and books in order on carts; re-shelving scores and books in library stacks; and other duties as assigned by Senior Circulation Administrator and Digital Media Librarian. Students working in this position will have set weekly hours.

Library Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 9:00pm

Friday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Students interested in this position should send an email to [email protected].



The Mailroom is looking for work-study students to assist with operations. Interested students should stop by the Mailroom.

Public Affairs

Juilliard Journal Writers/Reporters

Like to write? Come talk to us! We can always use student writers/reporters to work on an as-needed basis for The Juilliard Journal. You can write one article or many. Find out more: email Susan Jackson, editor in chief, at [email protected] or call ext. 341.

Office of Residence Life

Desk Assistant

The Office of Residence Life is looking for office workers for the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Interested students should contact Grant Mongin at [email protected], or come to the Office of Residence Life, 1102 in the Rose Building.

Registrar's Office

Classroom Set-Up Assistant

The Registrar’s Office is hiring students to assist with classroom set-up for courses in the Rose Building. Student should be tech-savvy, prompt, and communicative. Must be available for the following hours: 

Monday: 9:30 – 10:00am and 2:30 – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 8:45 – 9:15am and 1:00 – 1:30pm
Thursday: 9:30 – 10:00am and 2:30 – 3:00pm
Friday: 10:30 – 11:00am and 1:00 – 1:30pm

Please email Stefanie Calderon at [email protected] if interested.

Pre-College Office

Pre-College Office Assistant

The Pre-College Office is hiring work-study students for the 2019/2020 school year. Candidates must be reliable, detail-oriented, and personable. Duties include answering phones, sending emails, filing, and other clerical work. Pre-College Office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday, 8am-6pm.

Please email Marguerite Jones at [email protected] or Dee DeStefano at [email protected] if interested!


Concert Office


The Concert Office is hiring Ushers to provide professional assistance and services to audience members attending Juilliard performances. Ushers are also responsible for enforcing front of house policies and rules, as well as providing safety and a welcoming atmosphere. There are no set hours for ushering though the majority of events occur in the evenings and on weekends. All new and returning Ushers must apply. New applications: please pick up an application or receive more information at the Concert Office (our office hours are M-F, 10am-6pm), or see us at the Work-Study Employment Fair, or email Laura Lindsay at [email protected]. Returning ushers: please stop by the Concert Office to sign up for a training session, or email Laura Lindsay.

Office of Admissions

Admissions Office Work-Study

The Office of Admissions is looking for work-study students to assist in the office throughout the year. Applicants should be comfortable with using and learning about various computer software programs, as well as speaking in front of groups and answering inquiry calls. Hours and dates are flexible to student's schedule. General office duties including computer use, filing, data entry, answering phones, working directly with staff on assigned projects, and interacting with the general public.  TO APPLY: Please request an employment application from the Office of Admissions in person or by emailing Laura John ([email protected]). Applications are due back to the office no later than Friday, September 6. Interviews and decisions will take place the following week.

Office of Admissions

Admissions Blogger

The Office of Admissions is looking for bloggers to contribute 2 blog posts per month on a variety of topics related to their experience as Juilliard students to the Juilliard Admissions Blog. Bloggers should be creative, love taking photos, tell stories in exciting ways, and able to meet deadlines. TO APPLY: Please submit a blog post to Laura John ([email protected]) following the prompt "What Juilliard Means to Me" by  end of day Friday, September 6th. Posts should be saved as a Word document, 500-800 words, and include 4 photos taken of or by you attached as separate files in the email (not in the body of the document). Both first year students and returning students from all Divisions are encouraged to apply. 2018-19 bloggers: you must reapply for the position, and rehire is not guaranteed as the blog is always seeking different perspectives.

Office of Admissions

Admissions Tour Guide

The Office of Admissions is looking for tour guides for prospective student campus tours. Students should be positive, energetic, great speakers, and enjoy speaking to large groups. Students should also be able to memorize and retain a high volume of information about admissions and all Juilliard Divisions to be shared accurately with prospective students. TO APPLY: Please request an employment application from the Office of Admissions in person or by emailing Laura John ([email protected]). Applications are due back to the office no later than Friday, September 6. Interviews and decisions will take place the following week.

Chamber Music Office

Orchestration Class Guest Player

The Chamber Music Office is seeking a String Quartet and Wind Quintet for one-time readings per semester in Justin Dello Joio's class.  Interested students should contact the Assistant Dean, Bärli Nugent at [email protected] or you can stop by the Chamber Music Office, room 249.

Facilities Office

Office and ID Assistant

The Facilities Office is looking for students to assist the office.  Duties include office work, filing, making copies, answering phones and helping make IDs during registration.  If you are interested, please contact Lee Sarkari at [email protected] or visit their office, room 232.

Concert Office

Preparatory Division House Manager

Are you available on Saturdays and looking for a job with consistent hours? If so, consider applying for a Preparatory Division House Manager! This position is Saturdays only, with shifts generally between 10am-7:30pm. Preparatory Division performances take place on Saturdays throughout the school year, and the recital schedule changes on a weekly basis. The day will be broken up into two shifts. Basic duties include: coordinating with the Stage Manager, keeping the lobby area quiet during performances, allowing patrons into the theater at appropriate times, distributing programs, providing directions, assisting and ensuring the safety of our patrons. Shifts will be coordinated via email and will be scheduled on a weekly basis.

To apply, pick up an application from the Concert Office and return it to Laura Lindsay at the Concert Office (open M-F, 10am-6pm). The Concert Office is located behind the box office on street level on the 65th street side. Please turn in your completed application no later than Friday, September 13 at 5pm.