Program Assistant, NSO Education (PART-TIME/TEMPORARY)

Washington D.C.
May 26, 2017
Jun 24, 2017
Full Time

Start Date for Position: June 6, 2017

End Date for Position:  July 26, 2017

Salary Range: $16

Part-time/Temporary. Provides logistical, programmatic, and administrative assistance in the coordination and implementation of the National Trustees’ NSO Summer Music Institute program and select additional projects related to NSO Education and Music Education programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

70% Administrative Duties - Serves as a contact between programs and participants.  Prepares correspondence for participants, parents, and contractors; receives and processes paperwork from the aforementioned parties.  Organizes and maintains comprehensive files for all parties.  Processes payment of invoices and contracts associated with programs.  Assists with writing and editing program materials, including materials for participants, website information, and marketing materials.  Responds to inquiries about programs.  Assists contractors with preparation and coordinating acquisition of program materials.  Serves as liaison between programs and staff of Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Eveyone Staff, Concert  Hall, and Production.  Assists with program evaluation preparation, dissemination, and compilation of results.  Manages program mailings.  Assists in coordinating tasks and materials between various program locations.    

20%  Planning – Assists in the planning and scheduling of program events.  Coordinates the preparation of material needs for contractors and participants.  Assists in creating logistical plans for program execution.

10%  Staffing & Supervision - Assists in the supervision of participants. Assists in the supervision of intern and RA. Assists in the supervision of select activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in a performing arts or education related field.
  • One year of experience in event planning/implementation and general office administration,
  • Preferably with a performing arts or educational organization, and experience working with high school and/or college age students. 

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required:

  • Basic knowledge of classical music and/or music, and basic knowledge of educational programming.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills. Good telephone etiquette and professional
  • Demeanor while interacting with internal personnel, students, parents, artists, and contractors. Ability to build effective relationships within the organization.
  • Must be highly organized, self-motivated, a team player, work well under pressure, and be able to
  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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