Program Assistant

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Hourly: $15 - 16



Application Deadline



1 Westmoreland Circle
United States


Washington Conservatory of Music


The Washington Conservatory, one of 16 nationally accredited community music schools in the US, and professional concert presenter in the Greater Washington DC area, is seeking a Program Assistant to give general support to the operations of WCM and the 2 1/2 FT staff members, in the following areas: marketing, registration, grant research, general office administration, library, Glen Echo Park facilities coordination, assistant to Executive and Artistic Director.

Position is a minimum 20 hour per week with some room for flexible hours between 10 am and 6 pm, M - F. (2 pm - 6 pm required, M - Thurs.) The position will include the responsibility of site coordinator and student/parent liaison at the Conservatory site at Glen Echo Park. Other responsibilities may include assistance at monthly Friday or Saturday night concerts at Westmoreland Circle, and weekend events at Glen Echo Park. 

There is potential to expand the position to 30 hours or more per week.

Program Assistant role includes working with the Director of Communications to stimulate enrollment by posting events, delivering marketing materials, acting as liaison with special interest groups, maintaining a development calendar, researching new development opportunities, and assisting with grant research.

The Program Assistant will attend weekly staff meetings and represent WCM at bi-monthly Glen Echo Park partnership meetings.

Adults returning to the work force encouraged to apply. Immediate opening; until filled.


  • BA degree
  • 2 years experience in related position
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to establish a warm professional rapport with faculty and students
  • Independent worker
  • Musically conversant
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Experience with MSWord, Excel and database entry
  • means of transportation between our two main teaching sites and ancillary sites


  • Degree in music - music education, music performance music administration - or equivalent musical background

Basic Graph design skills a plus

Please note: position to be primarily at WCM second main site within Glen Echo Park; 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD and includes possible travel to other ancillary sites.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send brief cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Kathy Judd, Executive and Artistic Director, Subject: Application: Program Assistant