The University posts student employment and Federal Work Study opportunities through JobLink. Access these postings by:
- Log into Blackboard using your NetID
- Select the “Services” Tab at the top
- Click on the tab “Jobs & Internships”
- In the right-hand column under “Student Employment” will be a link to “JobLink”
- Use this tool to upload documents and search for jobs.
To learn more about student employment processes, please view the Office of Student Employment.
In addition to booking an appointment, this platform can help you find local entry-level internships and jobs.
Eastman Job & Opp. Board
We collect requests from local organizations that wish to hire musicians to teach, perform, or assist in administrative duties.
Eastman Gig Service
For those who would like to freelance in the area, please sign up for the Eastman Gig Service to see gigs in the area.
The Institute for Music Leadership has partnered with Bridge, an online music opportunities database through New England Conservatory. Bridge lists a large variety of opportunities in music, including performance job auditions, teaching positions, arts administration jobs, competitions, festivals, grants, fellowships, internships, workshops, masterclasses, and conferences.
Current Eastman Students
Access to Bridge is free for current students . To receive the password, you must be currently enrolled in courses at the Eastman School of Music. Please have your full name, degree, anticipated year of graduation, and student Email ready. To submit your request, use our online Bridge request form.
If you have graduated and/or are no longer enrolled at Eastman, you may still access Bridge by purchasing your own year subscription for approximately $60. Details for registration and a free trial are available at Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection.
F-1 students with a valid status are authorized to work on-campus in any position, field, or department. In addition, Eastman has affiliations with local churches, schools, and arts organizations to allow F-1 workers. Connect with The Office of Academic Affairs to view a listing of current organizations.
CPT (Curriculum Practical Training)
Students with a valid F-1 can apply for an external internship utilizing CPT. To apply for CPT, students must be physically in the country for at least two semesters, be in good academic standing, and continue to make progress toward degree requirements. You are NOT eligible for CPT after graduating. Whether the position is paid or not, it’s required for you to complete the necessary steps. To understand the process, please connect with:
- Undergraduate Students: Dr. John Hain, Associate Dean of Academic and International Affairs
- Graduate Students: Zachary Peterson, Graduate Advisor
OPT (Optional Practical Training)
This is a one-year visa extension for post-graduation employment opportunities. You must receive OPT before you are allowed to work, which can take several months. Please note, while on OPT you can ONLY work jobs that fit within the major(s) you studied in school. So music major means you can only work jobs in music. For more information, visit ISO.
Music-Specific Job Boards
K-12 & Community Teaching
Voice & Opera
Arts Administration & Leadership
Also see HIGHER EDUCATION
Music Industry & Entertainment
Not finding what you are looking for? Make an appointment with a career advisor to discover additional resources.