Chris Williams, Executive Director

The Assistant to the Executive Director will have the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of arts management. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with the planning and execution of special events from small concerts to private parties, board correspondence, and general clerical and administrative duties. The position supports the Executive Director and may be assigned duties by other key Festival staff (such as assistance in concert production). The Executive Assistant will work on the campus at Guilford College and at the downtown office.

Applicants should have a professional demeanor and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will:

  • demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Maintain strong attention to detail
  • Have a strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, data management systems, and the use of of social media

All summer staff members are encouraged to attend a wide variety of concerts, educational programs, fundraising events, etc., to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the artistic and administrative activities of the Festival. Summer staff may occasionally be assigned to projects outside of their position descriptions, as needed.

SALARY: $12 per hour – 40 hours per week. On-campus room and board available June 22 - August 4 (Campus Cafeteria Meal Card OR $300 Food stipend. Please indicate choice)

ARRIVAL/START DATE: Monday, June 8, 2020
DEPARTURE DATE:  Wednesday, August 5, 2020


All applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing samples, and the EMF summer staff application. Send all materials to: Eastern Music Festival, Summer Employment, PO Box 22026, Greensboro, NC  27420. Deadline for the receipt of applications is February 14, 2020.

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(336) 333-7450 ext. 228


Eastern Music Festival is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, weight, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.


For more information, email Melissa Edwards, Director of Education & Admissions, or call (336) 333-7450 x227. All information is subject to change without notice.