Brevard Music Center (BMC) is a summer institute and festival that trains over 500 high school and college-aged musicians each year and presents a seven-week public concert series throughout the summer. BMC is seeking a full-time Director of Admissions & Student Services to coordinate student recruitment, application, scholarship awards, enrollment, and registration processes.
Coordinates student recruitment, application, enrollment, and registration processes. Acts as main contact for students, parents, and teachers during the recruitment process and throughout the season. Determines financial aid and scholarship awards, and selects Resident Advisors. Manages logistics for national opera audition tour, annual College Day, and other activities as required. In season manages the Student Services office and requisite staff. Reports to VP & Chief Artistic Officer.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Plan student recruitment strategy to meet enrollment targets for each season.
Manage content of online student application and applicable Institute pages of BMC's website.
Monitor and process student applications submitted online to facilitate completion.
Confer with BMC faculty and notify students regarding admissions decisions.
Determine scholarship awards and work study arrangements for accepted students, based on analysis of faculty rankings, student auditions, and financial need.
Track enrollment, scholarships and tuition payments.
Communicate with prospective students and parents, and with BMC faculty and other teachers nationally to facilitate recruitment.
Process, review, and recommend Resident Advisors from among admitted students.
Hire, train, schedule, and supervise seasonal Student Services Manager and Assistant.
Determine, produce, and disseminate pre-arrival materials to enrolled students.
Develop plans and procedures, and oversee logistics for arrival/registration days.
Collaborate with Campus Life staff on student housing assignments.
Maintain master room schedules for faculty lessons, rehearsals, and other individual or small group activities.
Assign, manage, and track work-study assignments.
Organize and oversee annual "College Day" events.
Organize and administer concerto competition for all instruments.
Function as a main contact point for parent and student questions throughout the season.
Graduate degree, preferably in music or music education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Five or more years of experience in an administrative role requiring coordination of complex logistics and detailed processes, Prior experience in music or performing arts admissions and financial aid at the university level preferred.
Demonstrated leadership skills to hire, train and supervise people.
Ability to speak knowledgeably about music, teaching, the audition process and content, and provide direction and support to high school and college age students.
Proficiency with computerized systems, including cloud-based admissions software, databases, spreadsheet and word processing software.
Telephone, customer service, and public relations skills to respond to student and parent questions while recruiting.
Planning and analysis skills to develop recruiting strategies and determine scholarship award amounts.
Organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy, to create, administer, and maintain master schedules.
Interpersonal skills to work effectively and collaboratively with other BMC staff, faculty, Trustees, volunteers and vendors, and promote positive relationships with patrons, students, donors, community members and others.
Writing skills to develop website and online application content.
About Brevard Music Center
Situated on a lovely wooded 180-acre campus in western North Carolina, Brevard Music Center stands as one of this country's premier summer training programs and festivals. Under the artistic direction of acclaimed conductor Keith Lockhart, Principal Conductor of the Boston Pops and Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Orchestra in London, 500 gifted students (ages 14 through post-college) come to the Music Center each summer to study with distinguished faculty and renowned guest artists. From the end of June to the beginning of August, students participate in a rigorous program of instruction and performance including orchestral ensembles, private lessons, chamber music, and opera.
Over the past eight decades, the Brevard Music Center has welcomed many of the world's most famous musicians to perform with our talented student orchestras. Yo-Yo Ma, Issac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Conrad Tao, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Renée Fleming are just a few of the artists who have graced the stage of our 1800-seat open air, lakeside auditorium during a music festival that welcomes over 40,000 attendees each summer.
The hallmark of the Brevard Music Center is the powerful sense of comm...unity that is created every June through August. In a rigorous yet empowering program of instruction and professional performance, students and faculty co-exist on campus, collaborate in the classroom, and perform as one on the stage.