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ADMINISTRATION & STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

PART-TIME MAINTENANCE, MARY LOUISE CURTIS BRANCH

The Mary Louise Curtis Branch of Settlement Music School seeks a responsible individual to perform a variety of janitorial and/or security tasks in order to maintain a clean and safe building and grounds.

Schedule: Sundays; 12pm to 8pm, at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch located at 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Responsibilities:

  •  Clean and service restrooms;
  • Sweeps, vacuums and mops stairways, hallway and lobby floors;
  • Gather and dispose of rubbish and waste materials;
  • Operation of security and fire alarm systems;
  • Secure building;
  • Cleans grounds and parking lot of litter, glass or other debris;
  • Observes appearances and conditions of premises and equipment; reports needed repairs, safety hazards, or conditions requiring outside vendor services to branch director and/or facilities manager;

Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of standard methods, practices, tools and equipment used to clean buildings and furniture;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety rules
  • Ability to operate and use janitorial tools, equipment and supplies such as vacuum cleaners, cleaning compounds and solutions;
  • Ability to follow instructions;
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds;
  • Interviewed candidates must pass police background check and child abuse clearances.

Physical Requirements: The job duties require an employee to bend, reach and stand for extended periods.

Education: No specific amount of formal education is required.

Experience: Minimum 3 years of related work experience

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Settlement Music School, Attention: Kris Rudzinski, Director, 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, or via email.

ANNUAL GIVING AND SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER

Settlement Music School has an exciting opportunity for a development professional looking to take the next step in his or her career to fill a vital role in its fundraising team.
Completing a team of six, the Annual Giving and Special Events Manager will report to the Chief Advancement Officer and will identify, cultivate and solicit mid-level donors, moving donors up the giving ladder, develop and execute cultivation and stewardship events (including house parties, receptions, and the Anniversary Gala), and build alumni engagement campaigns.

Prospect Management: Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer, CEO, and volunteers to ensure the flow of prospects into the gifting pipeline, from identification through solicitation, working with a portfolio of midlevel prospects. Focus on retention and growth of Founders Society members (gifts of $1,000+), from developing marketing plans, to mail solicitations and cultivation events, and assisting volunteers and staff in developing strategies and next steps for their prospects.

Cultivation Events: Implement and manage a variety of special events designed to raise funds, cultivate prospects, recognize donors, attract audiences and generally raise the overall profile of the School. Oversee the many aspects of the Anniversary Gala and coordinate all logistics, including working closely with its volunteer committee. Work with Donor Stewardship and Data Coordinator to generate invitation lists and secure locations and vendors, work with Communications Department to produce invitations and collateral materials, and build event timelines and prepare briefings for CEO and volunteers.

Prospect Generation/Research: With more than 300,000 people having benefited from Settlement Music School since 1908, there are tremendous opportunities to grow the prospect base for the future. This role will be critical in assisting the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Major Gifts in data mining to identify planned giving prospects and develop an alumni engagement plan.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years professional fundraising experience. Arts or non-profit experience a plus. The ideal candidate is creative, motivated and goal-oriented, will be a team player who enjoys a collaborative environment, and has:

  • An interest in improving our region’s access to arts education and opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of the Philadelphia funding community a plus
  • Proven experience in designing and maintaining donor relations programs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of database programs
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License

Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by email only to Amelia Schmertz, Chief Advancement Officer, at amelia.schmertz@smsmusic.org.

CLERK/RECEPTIONIST, CAMDEN BRANCH

Responsible, dependable individual needed to process student’s accounts, answer telephones, file and perform light clerical work.  Computer experience required.  Approximately 15 -20 hour per week: Monday and Wednesday 3 – 8 pm and Saturdays 9 – 2 pm required, September through June.  Position available immediately.  Must be bilingual, Spanish-English.

Successful candidate must be bilingual, have excellent conversation, computer and telephone skills, the ability to work accurately with student’s payments on a computerized system and a willingness to work with and help people of all ages and backgrounds.

No telephone calls, please. Send resume to: Valerie Clayton, Director Camden Branch, Settlement Music School, Attention Receptionist Position, 990 Morgan Blvd.  Camden NJ 08104, or by email.

FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Settlement Music School welcomes resumes and letters of interest from qualified teachers seeking employment in the core program of afternoon, evening and Saturday instruction or in various daytime programs that the School offers.

In general, Settlement employs fully credentialed and experienced specialist teachers. Settlement gives preference to candidates willing to work at multiple locations and interested in making a significant commitment of time to their teaching at Settlement.

To apply, please email a brief resume and cover letter to Helen Eaton, Executive Director.

The Executive Director hires faculty for all locations. Please do not telephone.

Current Areas of Need

  • Piano Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in piano.
  • Jazz Piano Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in jazz music or jazz education from an accredited institution with a concentration in piano
  • Early Childhood Classroom Instruction

    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music education or early childhood education from an accredited institution with a concentration in piano or guitar. Includes instruction for Children's Music Playshop (ages 6 months to 3 years) and Children's Music Workshop (ages 3 to 9 years)  

Additional Openings

  • Bassoon Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in bassoon.
  • Cello Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in cello.
  • Flute Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in flute.
  • Guitar Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in guitar.
  • String Orchestra Conductor
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a concentration in a string instrument and with experience in ensemble conducting.
  • Viola Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in viola
  • Violin Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in violin.

Additionally, Settlement is always accepting resumes for the following positions:

  • Dance (Ballet) and Creative Movement
  • Early Childhood Education

Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in the instrument they seek to teach. Settlement generally gives preference to candidates with advanced degrees and specific studio teaching experience.