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ADMINISTRATION & STAFF FACULTY

ADMINISTRATION & STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

FULL-TIME Director of Major Gifts and Campaigns

Settlement Music School seeks a Director of Major Gifts and Campaigns to provide direction and
support for the $16 million Transforming Lives Campaign. The Campaign is midway through its
silent phase. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Major Gifts and
Campaigns will support the CEO, Chief Advancement Officer, consultants, and Campaign
volunteers in their work on the Transforming Lives Campaign at Settlement Music School.
Responsibilities:

  • Produce a detailed Campaign plan with input from staff, counsel and volunteer leadership;
  • Provide overall Campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect
    tracking, strategy, task assignments and maintenance of timelines;
  • Research and identify prospects;
  • Schedule donor meetings, prepare briefings and assemble presentations for Board
    members, Campaign volunteers and staff;
  • Prepare Board members, volunteers and key administrative leaders to interact with
    major prospects;
  • Solicit and close gifts in the $5,000 to $25,000 range, including outright and planned gifts;
  • Oversee acknowledgement of all Campaign gifts and pledges and preparation of
    pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements;
  • Work with the Advancement team to drive production of all Campaign
    correspondence including solicitation proposals;
  • Schedule Campaign Committee meetings, develop agendas, complete meeting follow up;
  • Maintain master Campaign calendar to maximize cultivation events and keep Campaign committee on track;
  • Organize and monitor volunteer assignments and follow-up, and assist in all aspects of volunteer-led events; 
  • Coordinate the Campaign with other development and organization activities
    (e.g.,annual giving) and keep staff and volunteers informed of Campaign progress;
  • Oversee and manage the production of all Campaign printed materials.


Qualifications: Settlement seeks a seasoned, responsible, focused individual, with outstanding
organizational skills and high level of accuracy. Experience in and knowledge of fundraising,
specifically capital campaigns or major gifts, is required. The successful candidate will be highly
organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage
multiple projects under tight deadlines. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are
essential. Candidates must have a high level of computer literacy, including experience using
online databases and other sources to locate financial and philanthropic information, and
possess exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with all levels of
staff, volunteers, Board members, donors, and prospective donors. Bachelor’s degree is
required.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by email only to
amelia.schmertz@smsmusic.org.
Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.
Settlement Music School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PART-TIME OFFICE RECEPTIONIST - Kardon Northeast Branch

Year-round part-time receptionist position available at the Kardon-Northeast Branch of Settlement Music School, 3745 Clarendon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114. Free onsite parking lot; and easily accessible by bus.  
Successful candidate will have at least 3 years previous experience in a professional office setting. Branch hours (Sept – June) are 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday to Thursday and Saturdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The branch is closed Fridays during the school year.  Summer hours are 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday, closed on Fridays. Actual hours worked will vary based on candidate availability. 

Candidates must have excellent reading, writing, conversation, computer and telephone skills; ability to work accurately with student payments on a computerized system; and provide excellent customer service to people of all ages and backgrounds. Proficiency with MS Office software a plus.

To apply, send resume to:
Mark Forchic, Branch Director, mark.forchic@smsmusic.org
No phone calls, please 

PART-TIME OFFICE RECEPTIONIST - Wynnefield Branch

Part-time position begins immediately for a Part-Time Office Receptionist at the Wynnefield Branch of Settlement Music School, 4910 Wynnefield Ave, Philadelphia.  Free on-site parking lot; accessible to public transportation. 

Previous experience in a professional office setting preferred. Must have excellent reading, writing, conversation and telephone skills; ability to work accurately with student payments on a computerized system; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc); and willingness to work with and help people of all ages and backgrounds. Position will require 10-15 hours per week.

To apply, send resume to Danielle Marone HR, Benefits and Compliance Associate at Settlement Music School.

 

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.