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Part-Time Program Assistant, UMKC Conservatory Academy, 85282

University of Missouri - Kansas City
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UMKC Conservatory Academy 

Job Description

This position serves as a Program Assistant for the Conservatory Academy, an auxiliary unit supporting the UMKC Conservatory, and faculty lead recruitment programs such as festivals, summer camps, masterclasses, and clinics. The Academy provides lessons and classes to community members, operating as a profitable nosiness that provides funding to supplement the Conservatory budget, as well as making important community connections and providing teaching opportunities for Conservatory students. The job incumbent would answer inquiries from potential and current students, help manage current and incoming Academy student accounts, and assistant with event preparations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Answering inquiries from potential students, current students, school directors and event participants via the phone and email.
  • Processing both online and hard copy registration forms, payments and sending event/activity confirmations.
  • Updating event and teacher rosters based on daily reports.
  • Assisting with event preparation. 

20 hours per week, Monday - Friday
  • Hours may be scheduled between 2pm - 8pm. Some weekend work will be required during event seasons in October and March - June.
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree of an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications.
  • 1-2 years customer service and clerical experience
  • 1-2 years of performing experience (performing musician, theater or dance is preferred)
  • 1-2 years of experience working in education (could be private lessons, higher education and or classroom based)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Google Drive
Anticipated Hiring Range

Up to $16.92 per hour commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity. 

Application Deadline

Open until filled, for best consideration apply by June 23, 2024.

Other Information

This position will report directly to the Director of the UMKC Conservatory Academy.

Community Information

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds-a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city's rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City's biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.  

UMKC's campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital.  

UMKC is proud to be "Kansas City's university," and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, visit 

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits.  Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b).  For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.
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