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Department Administrator - Department of Music, School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2020
Title Department Administrator - Department of Music, School of Arts and Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Department Department of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

The Department of Music offers courses in the disciplines of composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, performance, technology, and theory. Our curriculum is inclusive and diverse, with emphasis on the traditions of Western Art music, American music (especially African-American music and jazz), and world, ethnic, folk and traditional music (especially African and Asian music). We provide opportunity for individual study of instrumental and vocal performance and participation in performing ensembles for academic credit. The courses, programs, and facilities of the Music Department are open to all members of the Tufts community. Degrees offered are a major or minor in Music, an Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Minor in Multimedia Arts, and a Master of Arts in Music.

The Department Administrator serves as the primary contact representing the department, its faculty and programs to the university and external community. S/he will be a resource for students, parents, staff and other constituents, oversee office operations and workflow and supervise administrative staff, student and temporary employees. S/he also oversees information technology, purchasing and building/space needs for department. This individual compiles and analyzes data, prepares reports, writes department newsletters, bulletins and maintains web sites, manages complex budgets and grants and plans department events, lectures and seminars. Also manages support for student and academic services and faculty search and promotion processes.


Basic Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3+years of related experience OR high school/GED and at least 5 years of related experience.
Position requires proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel and excellent communication, time management, organizational and customer service skills.
Experience with financial management.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in higher education is preferred as is the ability to implement new initiatives or business practices; analytical skills are desirable.

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