Administrative Assistant


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


Company Description:
Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Administrative Assistant
$18 Per Hour
Part Time
Administrative/Clerical/Data Entry
Some High School Coursework
Up to One Year

The Williams College Department of Dance seeks an Administrative Assistant to support an atmosphere of learning and creativity. This is a 20 hour a week, fully benefited position with a negotiable schedule.  Reporting to the Director of Dance, the administrative assistant will work directly with Faculty, Staff, and Students. 

The study of dance at Williams is grounded in the understanding that dance is a universal art form. The Dance Department provides the opportunity to study and experience dance as technique, composition, history, theory, and performance in the context of a liberal arts education. 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a broadly diverse student population to apply.


  • Work closely with Faculty regarding ongoing course, office, and administrative needs
  • Assist with preparation and maintenance of department reports, records, and accounts
  • Attend department faculty meetings and create minutes
  • Manage logistics for field trips and social events
  • Assist with hiring Student Teaching Assistants
  • Coordinate Student class needs with Faculty and Staff
  • Process purchase orders, invoices, and department reimbursements
  • Maintain Listserv, class rosters, ensemble rosters, audition announcements, department callboard, department website
  • Coordinate with Production Manager regarding production-related needs
  • Create advertising material for class events 
  • Coordinate with Outreach Manager for Performance-related advertising
  • Support Guest Artists and Design Contractors with contracts, travel, and housing needs
  • 1 year of administrative experience, preferably at an academic institution
  • Strong computer skills and ability to adapt to new software 
  • Bookkeeping and accounting skills beneficial
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize, organize and execute multiple tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including email correspondence and proofreading
  • Ability to work with broadly diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Please include a resume and cover letter. Application review will begin on October 26th and will continue until the position is filled. Pay starts at $18, commensurate with experience. Job band 18.  Please visit to apply.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

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