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ADMINISTRATION & STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

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.

MANAGER, PMAY ARTISTS' INITIATIVE

Settlement Music School is seeking a passionate advocate to lead the launch of a new Initiative for young musicians from communities who are traditionally underrepresented in professional symphony orchestras. The PMAY Artists' Initiative will be sponsored and managed by 10 PMAY organizations, which will collaboratively identify a cohort of these young Artists and jointly support them along a pathway towards musical mastery. Settlement will serve as the re-granting institution for this cohort of organizations, and the PMAY Artists’ Intiative Manager will lead a group of designated Student Advocates in the holistic support of the PMAY Artists at every step along their musical and developmental journeys. The PMAY Artists’ Initiative Manager reports to the Director of Strategic Initiatives.

Address: Office is located at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch of Settlement Music School (416 Queen St., Philadelphia, PA 19147)

What the job entails:

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the entire cohort of PMAY Artists, their identities as orchestral musicians, their motivations and inspirations, and the challenges they must overcome to be successful
  • Lead, inspire, motivate and support PMAY’s Student Advocates to act as a team of caring adults; lead frequent and regular case review sessions and meetings
  • Serve as Student Advocate for Settlement’s PMAY Artists; build strong relationships with them and their families and design and manage Personalized Learning Plans in collaboration with each Artist
  • Lead Student Advocates in the design and continuous refinement of tools to support the project, such as but not limited to a shared set syllabi of leveled repertoire for all orchestral instruments, personalized learning planning tools, and a process for ongoing identification and recruitment of students
  • Ensure that all PMAY Artists are meeting their requirements for progress
  • Develop and manage process for dispensing shared funds to PMAY Artists for summer study
  • Lead Student Advocates in planning annual learning opportunities for PMAY Artists, their families, and their teachers
  • Work with experts to design a customized data management system to support progress monitoring of PMAY Artists

We are seeking someone who possesses:

  • Deep understanding of the challenges standing in the way of true equity in education, and a belief in the power of arts education to mold young leaders
  • Strong experience in leadership of young people, their families, and like-minded educators
  • Musical training, preferably in orchestral music, and an understanding of how to attain musical mastery
  • Capacity for working with families and students to overcome cultural, financial, and other barriers standing in the way of student achievement
  • An indefatigable preference for collaboration in work
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in music or music education or commensurate experience in creative youth development
  • 3+ years of experience in youth program development and management
  • Knowledge in the field of community arts education
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus
  • Ability to be an outstanding advocate of Settlement’s and PMAY’s mission

Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Position will require some evening and weekend hours.

Send cover letter and resume by March 15th, 2017 by email only to: Adam Johnston, Director of Strategic Initiatives.
Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, and thus the position may be filled before the aforementioned date.

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.