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Student jobs and paid campus internships are posted through JHU’s experiential learning platform, SMILE. On this platform, you can apply to positions at Peabody as well as other JHU divisions.

*As we are in the process of transitioning to SMILE, it may take a few weeks for positions at Peabody to populate. Please be patient as departments work to share openings through this new system!

Students who wish to work are responsible for finding a campus job by applying through SMILE. Job fairs are held at the beginning of each year, during orientation week, with all hiring departments represented.

For more detailed information view the Student Employment Handbook (JHED login required)

Hiring Departments

Learn more about the departments that most commonly hire students. We encourage you to reach out to the departments with questions or to inquire about open positions.

Academic Affairs

Contact: Camille Crossot, 2nd floor Leakin Hall,, 667-208-6685

Student must be available to work Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Federal Work-study students preferred. Duties include copying, filing, bulk mailings, telephone reception, and running errands on campus. Responsibilities include management of student recital grading process; other duties as assigned. Must be familiar with MS Office 2000, especially Word and Excel. Applicants must have good communication skills, attention to detail, and excellent telephone manners. Confidentiality is an absolute must.

Accompanying (Conservatory)

Contact: Teodora Adzharova,

Accompanying (Preparatory)

Contact: Hxiao-Ying Lin, 1st floor Leakin Hall,, 667-208-6647


Contact: JT Mitchell, Peabody Living Center, 1st Floor,, 667-208-6600

We’re a great office to work in and we need students to provide basic information about the “process” of applying and auditioning at the Conservatory. Other “exciting” tasks include envelope stuffing, Xeroxing, giving campus tours, answering telephones, filing papers, data-entry, and assisting during audition weeks. Admissions needs students with some time available between 10:00 am-3:30 pm with a special emphasis on lunch hours 11:30 am-1:30 pm. If you are interested in working for our office and have work study money in your financial aid package, please stop by our office with: 1) a written copy of your class/lessons schedule with your telephone number, and 2) the work study form you should have received from our Human Resources Office at registration.

Box Office

Box office assistants, ushers, house managers

Contact: Elizabeth Digney, Arcade, Plaza Level,, 667-208-6622

Box Office Assistants: Basic computer and typing skills, customer service experience preferred, ticket office experience a plus. General office duties include ticket sales through our computerized ticketing system, cash/check/credit card transactions, answering phones, and customer mailings. Must be available to work some evenings and weekends in addition to daytime shifts – Monday-Friday assigned in coordination with your class schedule.

Ushers: customer service experience preferred, ushering experience a plus. General duties include greeting patrons and answering questions, handing out programs, collecting tickets, and assisting patrons to their seats. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

House managers: Ushering experience preferred, management experience a plus. General duties include supervising ushering staff, assigning ushers to concert duties, and e-mailing concert report to Box Office Coordinator after each performance.

LAUNCHPad Office

Office Assistant

Peabody LAUNCHPad helps students and recent alumni forge successful careers. We hire student workers to assist with our Musician Referral Program, coordinate career advising appointments, aid students seeking career advice, and facilitate community engagement initiatives. Student workers also staff our reception desk and receive training so that they can guide other students in the preparation of professional materials.

Applicants must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English, be experienced with Microsoft Office programs, possess enthusiasm for learning about the music industry, and be passionate about helping others. Graduate students preferred; applicants must have work study awards. Apply via Handshake. Openings typically posted in August before the start of the academic year.

Communications Office

Marketing Assistant
Contact: Margaret Bell, Schapiro House, 1st Floor,, 667-208-6561

Responsible for coordinating and researching the institute’s faculty, alumni, and student news for distribution on the Peabody Post, Facebook, Twitter, and other sources. Assist in concert and event promotion by attending social media meetings, researching marketing opportunities, and posting events online. Also responsible for coordinating news clippings – summarizing and posting online and on campus. Position requires the candidate to have strong verbal and written communication skills, copywriting and proofreading skills, and be comfortable with various programs and platforms such as Facebook, WordPress, MS Word, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign, and other Adobe programs. Other clerical duties include filing and distributing publications throughout the campus. Master’s candidates and work-study students strongly preferred.

Computer Music

Contact: Geoff Wright, 316C,, 667-208-6576

To assist in the maintenance of the computer studios. Responsibilities include maintenance of computer and studio equipment.

Concert Office

Office assistant
Contact: Chelsea Buyalos, Arcade, Mezzanine,, 667-208-6624

Knowledge of Macintosh applications preferred: Microsoft word, PageMaker a plus. General office duties include answering phones, filing, communicating with students and faculty, typing recital programs.


Contact: Peabody Alumni Office, Schapiro House, 3rd Floor,, 667-208-6559

This position will be involved in a wide variety of projects including assisting with donor and campus events, database management, and other general clerical duties. The office is friendly, energetic, and eager to give the students an opportunity to learn useful development tools. Applicants must be reliable, detail oriented and comfortable interacting with donors, patrons, staff, faculty, and other students.

Two students working an average of 8-10 hours per week are needed, although hours can be focused more specifically on events instead of a weekly commitment. Work-study students only.

Ensemble Office

Contact: Melina Gajger, Arcade, Mezzanine,, 667-208-6629

Must be very detail oriented. Bowers work out of their own space and on their own schedule, occasional extremely tight deadlines need to be met. String players preferred.

Faculty Office and Copy Center

Student workers will be trained in the operation of the high-speed copier, computer data entry, filing system, and other general machines and procedures. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing and processing incoming copy requests, answering phones, data entry, etc.

Skills/Qualifications: Must be fluent in English and possess excellent customer service skills including office etiquette. Must be detail-oriented, organized, and dependable. Work-study applicants only, hours based on availability. Applications available on request. Please submit class/lesson schedule with completed application.

Friedheim Library

Contact: Laura Doyon, Friedheim Library,, 667-208-6657

Library Assistant: Assists library patrons at circulation and AV desks and perform other duties as assigned. Duties include checking in and checking out library books, scores, and audio-visual materials using online circulation system, shelving, processing books, scores and audio visual materials. Skills/Qualifications: careful and efficient work habits, attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, good English communication skills (telephone, desk work are essential), computer experience, foreign languages (German, French, and/or Italian preferred) Hours: 8-10 hours per week (including evenings and weekends). Our student staffing needs to be completed by the start of classes. Applicants should contact the library as soon as possible.

George Peabody Library

Contact: Paul Espinosa, Conservatory, 1st Floor,, 410-659-8179

Student Assistants will help monitor the reading room, register readers, retrieve and re-shelve books, process photocopy and digital camera orders, contribute to on-going projects, and other general duties as assigned. The position requires excellent public service skills and punctuality.

Events Assistant
Contact:, 410-850-9585

Student Assistants will help with set up, breakdown, and monitor all library spaces for private events. This position requires availability during evening hours and weekends. Shifts are available at our sister property Evergreen Museum and Library. Excellent communication and hospitality skills are necessary when interacting with the event guests, vendors, and staff. Transportation to our sister venue is necessary.


Computer lab assistant
Contact: Zane Baker, Unger Lounge,

Duties include: Providing assistance and maintenance to the Unger Lounge Technology Center users and its computers. Lab assistants play an important role to Peabody IT by staffing the Technology Center, and helping us maintain an approachable, proactive, and helpful public presence within the Peabody Community through answering the Helpdesk phone line, and helping to answer walk-in questions. Requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, professional point of view and demeanor, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a proactive customer service attitude. Federal Work-study preferred, but not required.

Experience in the following areas or types of software is a plus: Advanced skills with Windows or Macintosh Operating Systems, Digital Audio, Video Editing, Music Notation & Midi, Photography & Graphics, Media Digitization, Inventory Management, Presentation software, Web-based Content Delivery, Blackboard, Customer Service in fast paced, or high stress environments, Teaching or Training experience.

Mail Services


Sort and forward student mail. Assist in the data entry of the student mailbox directory. Approximately 12 hours per week, Monday through Saturday. Work-study student preferred, but non FWS will be considered.

Music Education

Assistant (2 positions available)
Contact: Laura Parker, 212C,

Preferred candidates will have a valid Pre-K through 12 Music teaching certificate and/or public school teaching experience, however other interested MM Performance or Performance/Pedagogy students will be considered. Candidates must have a valid US (any state) Drivers License and have a car that can be used to transport a group of 3-4 students to their practicum experience and be comfortable with using or learning to use video equipment.

Opera Office

Contact: Catrin Davies, Leakin Hall, 1st Fl.,, 667-208-6575

Students are employed for clerical and production work. Federal work-study students preferred. Clerical duties include copying, filing, telephone reception, editing, and running errands on campus. Must be familiar with MS Office 2000, experience with Publisher a plus. Production duties include: stage crew, props crew, hair and makeup crew, and running surtitles. Applicants must have good communication skills and attention to detail.

Piano Maintenance

Contact: Renee Kelsey,

Students will help to maintain Peabody’s pianos. This job will require tuning unisons, string replacement, bench repair, minor action repairs and inventory maintenance. During certain times of the year, students will fill humidifiers and empty dehumidifiers. This job teach basic tuning skills and how to properly use the tools associated with piano work


Contact: April Tune, 1st floor Leakin Hall,, 667-208-6641

Busy Saturday administrative support needed from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm to assist students, parents, faculty, and walk-in customers providing information about Preparatory registration, courses, individual lessons, room locations, upcoming events, etc. Individual will be required to provide excellent customer service via telephone, email and in person.

Registrar’s Office

Contact: Nilaya Baccus Hairston,

Duties include filing, answering phones, typing letters and envelopes, processing transcript requests, assisting students at the counter, and other clerical duties. Computer and writing skills needed.

Stage Crew

Contact: Daniel Chaloux,

Crew members are responsible for providing stage support to the Conservatory’s ensembles. Under the direction of the Stage Manager, duties typically include setting up and striking chairs, music stands, and other associated stage equipment needed for rehearsals. Our teams also provide support for performances and shows. We support all Conservatory large ensembles, jazz ensembles, opera and dance performances, and Prep ensembles.

Due to the nature of the job, there is some physical exertion required. Crew members should be able to lift 30lbs and be comfortable working on their feet. We are very understanding of your ever-fluctuating schedules and intensive studies, but we do require notice of changes.

Student Affairs


Work-study students preferred

Student Affairs Office 5-15 hours/week, 8:30 am -5:00 pm. Monday through Friday. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following: bulletin board maintenance, answering phones, locker rental transactions, errands on and around campus. Other duties as assigned. The prospective employee should have good communication skills and phone manners, and the ability to handle information in a highly confidential manner. Computer skills a plus.

Wellness Center 2-7 hours/week, Monday through Friday. Receptionist duties, assisting professional therapists by answering phones, greeting visitors, resolving scheduling issues, maintaining office environment and other duties as assigned. People skills a plus.

For further assistance and to obtain requisite employment forms, please contact the Office of Human Resources in person at 9 East Centre Street, Room 11; by phone: 667-208-6533; or email Shawn McDowell at