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ADMINISTRATION & STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

PART-TIME OFFICE RECEPTIONIST - MARY LOUISE CURTIS BRANCH

Part-time position begins immediately for a Part-Time Office Receptionist at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch of Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street between Catharine and Christian Streets, Philadelphia.  Free on-site parking lot; accessible to public transportation. 

Previous experience in a professional office setting preferred and must be able to work evenings and Saturdays (September through June).  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.

To apply, send resume to Kristopher Rudzinski Branch Director at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch. 

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Reporting to the Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer, the Communications Manager serves as a member of a two person department that is responsible for planning, development, and implementation of all of Settlement’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. The Communications Manager will be coming at a very exciting time for the School.  Settlement will be launching several new programs with national impact that will tie directly to work in the Marketing/PR Department and will include building partnerships, growing enrollment and raising visibility for the School.

The School is looking for a dynamic and energetic Communications Manager who will assist in the development and implementation of a strategic communications plan that advances the mission and visibility of the School, that responds to the multiple streams of earned revenue, and that plays a key role in driving enrollment at its branches. 

The Communications Manager will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the organization’s social media outlets as well as print and electronic materials. The ideal candidate should have strong knowledge of effective corporate or nonprofit marketing and public relations practices.

The Communications Manager works closely with all members of the Central Administrative staff, Branch staff, Faculty, and Board. This position is located at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Specific responsibilities for this full-time position include:

  • Work directly with the Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer to create and implement strategic marketing, public relations, and communications plans for Settlement
  • Serve as main producer of the School’s copywriting needs, which include the creation of newsletter content, web content, press releases, and other written materials
  • Manage the School’s social media feeds, which include pages on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter; in addition to regular postings, develop and carry out creative and strategic campaigns for engaging and growing the online following; provide regular updates regarding engagement so that strategies for success can be adapted as needed
  • Manage the School’s Constant Contact email system, and, working with the Chief Marketing and PR Officer, standardize e-newsletter content and procedures; monitor open and click through rates regularly to create best practices
  • Manage and create content for the School’s website, www.settlementmusic.org; provide regular updates regarding web usage and statistics so that strategy for success can be adapted as needed
  • Create basic promotional materials—including fliers, concert programs, and advertisements—using Adobe InDesign and other products from the Creative Suite; Manage relationship with external graphic designer for more in-depth design needs
  • Serve as staff photographer and videographer as needed
  • Serve as main point of contact for external vendors, including printers, photographers, and designers

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years relevant experience, an interest in community music, and be able to develop strong working relationships with Settlement’s multiple constituencies.  Candidates must have superb writing and presentation skills, knowledge of strategic marketing and planning, and experience with budget planning and management, media relations, publications production processes, and social media. Design experience utilizing the Adobe Creative Suite is desired. The candidate must have the ability to manage advertising campaigns and effectively analyze market information and trends in order to project revenue and negotiate media and marketing partnerships. Candidates with a knowledge of Philadelphia and the non-profit arts community is a plus but not a requirement.

Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email only to: Alix Gerz, Chief Marketing and PR Officer.

HEAD TEACHER, KALEIDOSCOPE PRE-K PROGRAM

 Qualifications: BA. 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 record-keeping.
  • 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.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Tarrell Davis, Early Childhood Program Director. 

HEAD COOK, KALEIDOSCOPE PRE-K PROGRAM

Qualifications:  Certificate of Food Safety and Sanitation. One year working experience in food preparation.  Interest in cooking.  Requisite skills for quantifying recipes.

The Cook works under the supervision of the Early Childhood Program Director. 

 Cook responsibilities:

  • Provides any and all documentation necessary for all city, state and federal program licensing.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with all Settlement Music School Code of Personnel Practices and Head Start Performance Standards, CCAFP regulations, and NAEYC Accreditation Criteria.
  • Works cooperatively with all Settlement Music School staff and Early Childhood Program and support service staff.
  • Maintains a sanitary, orderly, and safe environment in the food service area in accordance with city, state and federal regulations. 
  • Trains and supervises food service assistant.
  • Knowledge of food service, preparation and menu substitutions.  Prepares nutritious meals and menus on schedule. Works in close cooperation with Head Start staff.
  • Maintenance and storage of food, food service supplies and materials.
  • Prepares and manages food and milk inventory and orders.
  • Fully participates in special events, staff meetings, research projects, conference presentations or other assignments.
  • Participation and contribution to program planning, evaluation and professional development.  Seeks ongoing personal professional development, and supports professional development of co-workers.
  • Performs 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. 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Tarrell Davis, Early Childhood Program Director. 

DIRECTOR, WYNNEFIELD BRANCH

The Branch Director is responsible for the educational, artistic and administrative management of the Wynnefield Branch and works as a member of the senior management in the overall administration of Settlement Music School.  He/she will work closely with all Branch Directors to build upon successful program development models to encourage student recruitment from the community. The Wynnefield 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 staff
  • Assign and supervise approximately 55 faculty
  • Oversee programs that provide more than 1,500 services per week
  • Develop partnerships within the community served by the branch
  • Continue to build enrollment
  • Act as the staff liaison to the Wynnefield Branch Board of Directors
  • Manage a 18,000 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.

To apply, send cover letter and resume by email only to: Helen Eaton, CEO, helen.eaton@smsmusic.org

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.