Admission Counselor

WHO: Manhattan School of Music

SEEKING: Admission Counselor


• Counsel prospective students, applicants and their families
• Reply to correspondences, phone calls and emails from prospective applicants and their parents
• College fair/recruitment nationwide
• Travel as needed
• Attend conferences as needed
• Give “Information Sessions” daily after each school tour
• Coordinate group visits
• Setup class visits for prospective students
• Coordinate specific classes with faculty
• Send class visit email to the student with schedule
• Send out faculty email memos
Admission Liaison for Assigned Departments:
• Manage a caseload
• Correspond with parents, applicants, and faculty of assigned caseload
• Reconcile “problem files” (missing key materials)
• Read and review admission files
• Evaluate academic and language proficiency documentation
• Maintain electronic and paper records from initial contact to matriculation
• Coordinate prescreen evaluation and manage prescreen materials
• Schedule auditions
• Notify caseload applicants of audition time
• Setup applicant meeting with faculty, as necessary
• Prepare for and attend Admission Committee meetings
• Merge and email all prescreen and audition results (accept, deny, waitlist)
• Evaluate Immunization Records for compliance with New York State Law
• Update caseload Instrument brochures and faculty list for print and web
Data Entry:
• Input inquiries of all prospective student in databases as needed and generate letters for mailing/emailing
• Work with Access database, Excel spreadsheets
Other Responsibilities:
• Assist the Associate Dean for Admission and Financial Aid as needed
• Assist other staff members as needed
• Answer phones as needed
• Give school tours as needed
• Assist in preparation and maintenance of audition week binders, clipboards, and copies
• Assist with updating materials for Acceptance and Confirmation mailings
• Other duties, as assigned


• Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred
• Music background extremely helpful
• Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Work patiently and supportively with prospective students, applicants and their families
• Excellent interpersonal and phone skills
• Great organizational skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access required

WHEN: 1/23/2012


Submit a cover letter and résumé via email to or by regular mail to:

Amy A. Anderson
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management
Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027