Longy School of Music of Bard College

27 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
January 22, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Front Desk Receptionist


The Longy School of Music of Bard College is seeking a full-time Front Desk Receptionist to begin immediately. The Front Desk Receptionist serves as the initial customer service contact for the School’s incoming calls and for walk-in inquiries made by students, faculty, staff, and guests. The Front Desk Receptionist provides general administrative support to staff and maintains organized information and communication systems. In addition to handling daily inquiries, this position coordinates room reservations and scheduling of studio and performance spaces. The Front Desk Receptionist reports to the Facilities Manager.


  • Ensures that the front office is open for business promptly at 9:00 a.m., Monday – Friday.
  • Answers the main telephone line for Longy School of Music, directs calls, and responds to walk-in student, faculty, staff, and guest inquiries.
  • Sorts, delivers, and meters all incoming and outgoing mail and express deliveries.
  • Provides general office management support, including ordering office supplies and maintaining phone lists.
  • Monitors and reserves parking for faculty and staff.
  • Collaborates with the Concert Office and responds to inquiries about Longy concerts and events. Manages recital room rentals, drafts concert rental contracts and oversees concert rental and billing.
  • Oversees campus-wide scheduling using the Asimut system. Scheduling responsibilities include organizing the schedule for classes and lessons, daily one-time reservations, student chamber reservations, and staff meetings.
  • Assigns student lockers and manages instrument closet keys.
  • Oversees student workers staffing of the front desk as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Two years of customer service or related administrative experience necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, with ability to act as a positive ambassador for the School.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and to work independently.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, ages, and temperaments.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and spreadsheets preferred.
  • Knowledge of, and affinity for, the arts and/or music is helpful.


Longy offers a competitive salary plus an Open Time Off Policy (OPTO) which includes a generous Family Medical Leave policy of 12 paid weeks. Longy also offers discounts on tuition at Longy, enrollment in Longy’s retirement plan, group health, vision and dental plans, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and qualified transportation programs.

How To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Charles Clark, Facilities Manager, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. To apply via e-mail, include Front Desk Receptionist in subject line and send to: jobs@longy.edu.

Apply by:
February 28, 2019
About this Organization:
About Longy

Longy is at the forefront of graduate music education. Founded to offer an alternative to traditional conservatories, Longy continues to bring new and different perspectives on how to train and prepare modern musicians. Longy has made a name for itself by focusing on the social imperative: musicians, like all artists, must play a critical role in creating vibrant communities. This is carried out in signature programs to prepare students for the challenges of the musician of the 21st century.

Longy is a degree-granting institution that serves over 200 undergraduate and graduate students from over 35 states and 25 countries at its Conservatory campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its Master of Arts in Teaching campus in Los Angeles, California. Founded as Longy School of Music in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy, Longy is a conservatory with a social imperative, providing for all students a distinguished faculty that promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery, encourages growth of imagination, and fosters inquiry about the role of music and the musician in society. Longy’s mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world.

Longy School of Music of Bard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or age. Longy School of Music of Bard College values the diversity of its community.