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ADMINISTRATION & STAFF FACULTY

ADMINISTRATION & STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

FULL-TIME Kaleidoscope Arts Enrichment Program Music Teacher

The Kaleidoscope Arts Enrichment Music Teacher is responsible for the music component of the Kaleidoscope Program, and in that role will be creative and capable of developing well-rounded lesson plans for young children ages 3 to 5 that will enhance school readiness skills. The Music Teacher will be able to collaborate with fellow artist teachers and early childhood teachers to create lesson plans that are derived from the Early Learning Pennsylvania standards and will work as a member of the Teacher Training Institute for the Arts planning and conducting pertinent trainings for staff and the public at large. The Music Teacher will work closely with all teachers and students to ensure continuity amongst all disciplines and will also work closely with the Director of Early Childhood Education to build upon successful program systems and research models.

Specific responsibilities for this full-time position include:

  • Provide any and all documentation necessary for program licensing under the PA Department of Human Services and the PA Department of Education regulations.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with all Settlement Music School Code of Personnel Practices and Head Start Performance Standards and NAEYC Accreditation Criteria.
  • Work cooperatively with Settlement Music School staff, Early Childhood Program staff, and all other support service providers.  Communicate with Kaleidoscope Program Director/Family Services Provider all information regarding children's health and welfare.
  • Provide orientation, guidance and direction to all classroom teachers who assist in arts studios.
  • Plan curriculum and monthly concept implementation for music classes consistent with NAEYC guidelines for developmentally appropriate practice and the Kaleidoscope Arts for Early Childhood Curriculum.
  • Ability to incorporate literacy, science and math into daily lessons. Plan, consult, and coordinate daily with classroom teachers.  Provide and post monthly lesson plans for school year.  Prepare and complete all steps in individual child assessment process.
  • Fully participate in special events, staff meetings, parent meetings, committee assignments, research projects, and conference presentations.
  • Manage music studio: setup, inventory, ordering and maintenance.
  • Facilitate and encourage parent communication and parent involvement.
  • Serve as faculty/trainers for the Teacher Training Institute of the Arts.
  • Participate and contribute to program planning, evaluation and professional development   Seek ongoing personal professional development and support professional development of co-workers.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Early Childhood Director necessary to sustaining growth and improvement of all programs included in the Settlement Music School Early Childhood Initiatives.

The Kaleidoscope Music Teacher reports to the Director of Early Childhood Education.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelors of Music, music education preferred
  • 3+ years teaching experience with preschool aged children in classroom setting
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of music education
  • Ability to collaborate, plan and execute performances
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with individuals inside and outside the institution and be an outstanding advocate of Settlement’s mission
  • Joyful person who has a special affinity for working with young children

Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.
Send cover letter and resume by email only to: Tarrell Davis, Director, tdavis@smsmusic.org
Settlement Music School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FULL-TIME Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program Head Teacher

Qualifications: B.A. Early Childhood Education.  Two years experience working as a teacher in a preschool program.

Head Teachers work under the direct supervision of the Early Childhood Program Director. 

Head Teacher responsibilities:

  • Provides any and all documentation necessary for program licensing under PA Department of Public Welfare and PA Department of Education regulations.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with all Settlement Music School Code of Personnel Practices, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP, Keystone Stars, School District of Philadelphia and NAEYC Accreditation Criteria.
  • Works cooperatively with all Settlement Music School staff, Early Childhood Program staff and all other support service providers.  Regular and frequent communication with Kaleidoscope Social Worker of all information on children’s health, welfare, education,’ and family issues.
  • Supervises assistant teachers, parents, visitors and volunteers.
  • Orientation and training for new staff, substitutes and student teachers.
  • Curriculum planning and implementation consistent with NAEYC guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice, PA Early Learning Standards, Keystone Stars criteria, Head Start Performance Standards and the Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program Curriculum/Creative Curriculum.  Providing and posting monthly lesson plans and reflections for school year.  Daily communication and review of curriculum lesson plans with Kaleidoscope artist teachers. Full participation in arts classes and assistance for arts teaching.  Preparation and completion of all steps in individual child assessment process. 
  • Fully participates in special events, staff meetings, research projects, conference presentations or other assignments that are mandatory.
  • Facilitates and encourages positive daily parent communication and involvement in the Kaleidoscope Program. 
  • Sets up and maintains classroom, orders supplies, and inventory.  Ensuring all postings are clear and presentable and keeping classroom clean and tidy.
  • Oversees and maintains daily, weekly, and monthly recordkeeping.
  • Participation and contribution to program planning, evaluation and professional development.  Seeks ongoing personal professional development, and supports professional development of co-workers.
  • Performs any duties assigned by the Early Childhood Director necessary to sustaining the growth and improvement of all programs included in the Settlement Music School Early Childhood Initiatives.
  • Maintains professional demeanor with co-workers, administration, children, and parents at all times.

Head Teachers will receive a written, yearly evaluation by the Program Director.

FULL-TIME Director, Germantown Branch

The Branch Director is responsible for the educational, artistic and administrative management of the Germantown Branch and works as a member of the senior management in the overall administration of Settlement Music School.  The person will work closely with all Branch Directors and the Director of Education to build upon successful program development models to encourage student recruitment from the community. The Germantown Branch Director is integral to building new partnerships and developing existing ones in the local community, which has been an area of tremendous growth for the School in the past several years. 

Specific responsibilities for this full-time position include:

  • Hire and supervise a six person (full-time and part-time) office and custodial staff
  • Assign and supervise approximately 50 faculty
  • Oversee programs that provide more than 750 services per week
  • Develop partnerships within the community served by the branch
  • Continue to build enrollment
  • Act as the staff liaison to the Germantown Branch Board of Directors
  • Manage a 25,000 square foot branch facility and grounds

The Branch Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the Director of Education.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in music performance or music education
  • Masters degree in music performance or music education or equivalent experience preferred
  • 7+ years teaching experience and arts administrative experience that includes management
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of community arts education
  • Outstanding communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with individuals inside and outside the institution and be an outstanding advocate of Settlement’s mission

Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Send cover letter and resume by email only to: Helen Eaton, CEO.

Settlement Music School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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, CEO.

The CEO 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.