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Academic Administrative Assistant-Music Department

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Jul 25, 2021

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The Administrative Assistant to the Music Department is a vital team member in the smooth and efficient operation of this combined academic department and performing arts venue. The position provides administrative and technical support to: (1) assist the Music Department Chair; (2) provide administrative support to faculty in their instructional, committee, research and clerical needs and activities; and (3) support students with their educational goals.  The Administrative Assistant is a focal point of the Music Department office and provides front line reception and service assistance to faculty, students, community and parents.

The Administrative Assistant will interact with over 40 full and part time faculty in the Music Department as well as assist the Zankel Music Center staff in the production of Music Department presented events. The complexity of balancing resources of the college with department and program needs will require a cultivation of relationships with stakeholders at all levels across campus. Music Department Student office workers will report directly to the Administrative Assistant.


  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and multi-task. 
  • Supervisory skills, excellent interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and relations building skills;

Proficiency in Macintosh and PC computers and technology--including word processing, spreadsheet, and accounting applications (Microsoft Office).

  • Problem solving efficiently using creativity and resourcefulness. 
  • Patience, flexibility and a sense of humor are a plus. 
  • The abilities to take direction and to work independently, as well as to maintain confidentiality. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates Degree or equivalent with 2-3 years of experience.

Pay Range:

$17.00 - $19.00 per hour commensurate with experience.  Internal candidates may fall outside of this range and should contact Nancy Bruno with any individual pay rate questions.

Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of Three References

Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.




Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates—approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

A great education is all about putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. That’s what our founder, Lucy Skidmore Scribner, believed. Skidmore’s not an ivory tower. Never has been. Never will be. It’s a place where faculty and students work together, then figure out how to use what they’ve learned to make a difference in the world. This practical focus often leads to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, where students carry multiple majors, student-faculty research is common, and internships and community service are standard. It also leads to interesting and unusual combinations of activities, frequently woven into an intellectual passion.

If this kind of experience resonates with you, why not take a closer look at Skidmore?

Skidmore College is located in the historic resort community of Saratoga Springs, New York.  Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. 

Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing.  The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.


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