Graduate Assistantships

Western Illinois University Graduate Assistant Position

  • 1.  Western Illinois University Graduate Assistant Position

    Posted 01-30-2013 14:27
    Western Illinois University is seeking to fill a Graduate Assistant Position for a Drumset player for the Jazz Studies Program for the fall of 2013.  The assistantship carries with it a full tuition waiver and a stipend for study as at the Master's level.  The duties for the Graduate Assistantship in Jazz Studies are to assist the Director of Jazz Studies in the organization of administrative duties for the program.  These include the following tasks not to exceed the total hours needed to fulfill a graduate assistantship as defined by the Graduate College of Western Illinois University.

    Applications are being accepted immediately, and those with interest should contact:

    Dr. John Cooper, Director of Jazz Studies
    Western Illinois University

    Duties for the graduate assistant in jazz studies may include the following tasks:

    1.        Concert stage setup and tear down
    2.        Concert notes for programs
    3.        Equipment management and management driving the University Van
    4.        Interface PR materials, equipment, and logistics for three major festivals: Al Sears, WIU Jazz Festival, and Rhythm Section Festival
    5.        Implementation of festival events
    6.        Supervise combo performances (as needed)
    7.        Organize and assist with recruiting tours.
    8.        Organize and oversee student workers for jazz festivals
    9.        Travel arrangements and support for combo tours
    10.        Upkeep and management of the Jazz Library
    11.        Other duties as defined by the Director of Jazz Studies