James Madison University is proud to offer a new Engagement Fellowship with the Center for Inclusive Music Engagement (CIME) as part of the 2019-2020 cohort.

The Engagement Fellow assigned to CIME should possess:

  • A developing fluency in vernacular music styles, and music instruments including bass, digital technologies, drums, guitar, keyboard, and ukulele

  • Experience working with diverse populations

  • Experience with event planning and administration

  • A working knowledge and ability (or willingness to develop) to use research and analysis software (e.g., Qualtrics, SPSS, NVivo)

  • A Working knowledge and ability (or willingness to develop) Skill using Cascade web development and social media platforms

  • A Working knowledge and ability (or willingness to develop) grant writing skills.

  • Skills and knowledges for facilitating adaptive, flexible, and engaging music experiences with diverse populations.
  • Skills for developing and nurturing partnerships within and beyond the university

  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills


Duties will include:

  • Providing administrative and facilitation support to existing and emerging initiatives (e.g., JMUke, Engaged Musicking for Inclusive Communities, Community Based Songwriting Collaborations, Dance for PD, Music for PD)

  • Leading a needs assessment in order to understand needs and desires for inclusive, engaging music experiences in the JMU and Harrisonburg communities.

  • Collaborating with community partners to ideate, develop, facilitate, and evaluate innovate musicking opportunities for all persons to create, perform, respond, and connect with, in, through, and around music in ways that are meaningful and add richness to individuals' lives and our broader communities.

  • Updating CIME’s website and social media platforms

  • Providing research and administrative support to CIME director and staff.

Back to Top