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Settlement Music School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Branch Coordinator, Willow Grove Branch - Full-time

Clerk/Receptionist, Willow Grove Branch - Full-time

Clerk/Receptionist, Wynnefield Branch - Part-time

Clerk/Receptionist, Germantown Branch - Full-time

Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program Head Teacher, Germantown Branch - Full-time

Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program Assistant Teacher, Mary Louise Curtis Branch - Full-time

Program Coordinator, Adult Chamber Players - Part-time

Current Openings for Faculty Employment


BRANCH COORDINATOR, WILLOW GROVE BRANCH

Full-time Branch Coordinator position opening August 2014 at the Willow Grove Branch of Settlement Music School, 318 Davisville Road, Willow Grove (near Willow Grove Mall).  Free onsite parking lot; short walk from SEPTA Warminster Line and bus stops on Route 611. 

Successful candidate will have at least 3 years previous experience in a professional office setting. Candidate must have Bachelor’s degree and college level training or background in music (major or minor instrument or voice instruction preferred), familiarity with composers, instruments and ability to make recommendations for appropriate levels of instruction.  The Branch Coordinator meets with prospective students from diverse backgrounds, social circumstances, economic and educational levels to suggest appropriate instruction with specific teachers.  Calm personality and ability to manage multiple projects are a must for the successful candidate.

Excellent reading, writing, editing, conversation, math, computer and telephone skills are required. Ability to work accurately with student payments and faculty payroll on a computerized system will be required. Training on SMS software programs will be provided. Proficiency with MS Office software a plus. 

Branch Hours are 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Monday – Friday and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturdays during school year (September to June) and 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM weekdays (summer).  Regular evening and weekend work required during school year.

Send resumes and references for consideration to: Director, Willow Grove Branch Settlement Music School, Attention Receptionist Position, 318 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA  19090, or by . No telephone calls, please.

CLERK/RECEPTIONIST, WILLOW GROVE BRANCH

Full-time, year round receptionist position begins August at the Willow Grove Branch of Settlement Music School, 318 Davisville Road, Willow Grove (near Willow Grove Mall). Free onsite parking lot; short walk from SEPTA Warminster Line and bus stops on Route 611. 

Successful candidate will have at least 3 years previous experience in a professional office setting. Candidates must have excellent reading, writing, conversation, computer and telephone skills; ability to work accurately with student payments on a computerized system; and willingness to work with and help people of all ages and backgrounds. Proficiency with MS Office software a plus.

Willow Grove Branch hours (Sept – June) are 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday to Friday and Saturdays 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM.  Receptionist position requires some afternoon/evening/Saturday hours during the school year. Summer hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (July/August).  Benefits include partial medical benefits, paid vacation, 403(b) plan and paid holidays.

Send resumes and salary history for consideration to: Director, Willow Grove Branch Settlement Music School, Attention Receptionist Position, 318 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA  19090, or by email to . No telephone calls, please.

CLERK/RECEPTIONIST, WYNNEFIELD BRANCH

Part-time receptionist position available at the Wynnefield Branch of Settlement Music School, 4910 Wynnefield Avenue, Philadelphia.  Free onsite parking lot; accessible to public transportation. 

Successful candidate will have at least 2 years previous experience in a professional office setting.  Receptionist position requires flexible hours, Mondays through Saturdays.

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

No telephone calls, please.  Send resumes and salary history for consideration to:  Director, Wynnefield Branch Settlement Music School, Attention Receptionist Position, 4910 Wynnefield Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or by

CLERK/RECEPTIONIST, GERMANTOWN BRANCH

Full-time, year round receptionist position available immediately at the Germantown Branch of Settlement Music School, 6128 Germantown Avenue, between Walnut Lane and Tulpehocken Street.  Free onsite parking lot; short walk from Septa train and easily accessible by bus. 

Successful candidate will have at least 3 years previous experience in a professional office setting.  Germantown Branch hours (Sept – June) are 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday to Thursday and Saturdays 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  The branch is closed Fridays during the school year. Receptionist position hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mondays and Wednesdays; 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturdays during the school year.  Summer hours are 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Thursday, closed on Fridays.  Benefits include partial medical benefits, paid vacation, 403(b) plan and paid holidays.

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.

No telephone calls, please.  Send resumes and salary history for consideration to:  Eric Anderson, Director, Germantown Branch Settlement Music School, Attention Receptionist Position, 6128 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19144, or by .

HEAD TEACHER, KALEIDOSCOPE PRESCHOOL ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

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, 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 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 daily parent communication and involvement in the Kaleidoscope Program.

• Sets up and maintains classroom, orders supplies, and inventory.

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

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

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

ASSISTANT TEACHER, KALEIDOSCOPE PRESCHOOL ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Assistant teacher responsibilities:

• Provides 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 and Head Start Performance Standards, PA Early Learning Standards, and requirements including safety and emergency procedures.

• Works cooperatively with Settlement Music School staff, Early Childhood Program staff, Head Start and all other support service personnel. Communicates all information on children’s health, welfare, education, and family issues to Lead Teacher and Kaleidoscope Social Worker.

Takes the leadership position in the classroom in absence of Head Teacher.

• With Head Teacher, shares in all phases of curriculum planning, and assessment using NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice and the Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program Curriculum.  With assistance and supervision of the Head Teacher, prepares and conducts small group activities during homeroom time.  Communicates daily with artist teachers and fully participates as assistant to artist teachers.  Assists Head Teacher with individual child assessment.  Encourages parent participation in the Kaleidoscope program.

• With Head Teacher, shares in all classroom preparation and maintenance responsibilities.

• With Head Teacher, maintains daily, weekly, and monthly record-keeping.

• Supports orientation and training of all new staff, parents, volunteers, students.

• Supports special events, staff meetings, research projects, conference presentations or other assignments.

• Participates and contributes to program planning, evaluation and professional development.  Seeks ongoing professional development.

• Performs any other duties assigned by the Early Childhood Program Director necessary to sustaining the growth and improvement of all programs included in the Settlement Music School Early Childhood Initiatives.

Assistant teachers work under the direct supervision of the Head Teacher.

Qualifications:  AA in Early Childhood.  Three years of experience working in the classroom of an early childhood program.

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

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, ADULT CHAMBER PLAYERS
Office location: Willow Grove Branch
318 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

The objective of the ACP Program is to provide adult instrumentalists of similar abilities an opportunity to meet regularly and play in small groups at a branch of Settlement Music School and to reacquaint themselves with standard chamber music repertoire.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for administrating the ACP Program at all branches of Settlement Music School.  The program is in place at three sites currently with a total enrollment of approximately 100 adult students.  The Coordinator works closely with adult students, faculty, and administrative staff on a regular basis.   

Specific responsibilities for this part-time position include:

• Schedule and attend all 54 chamber music sessions of 3 hours each (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, including a 30-minute break) between mid-September and mid-June at Wynnefield, Mary Louise Curtis and Willow Grove Branches of Settlement Music School (18 sessions at each branch during alternating weeks);

• Maintain the database of participants including demographic information, general musical background and skill level;

• Prepare weekly rosters and communications providing participants with the names and instrumentation of their groups;

• Balance diverse ability levels of participants and musical genres to produce positive musical experiences;

• Provide music for each group and arrange refreshments to encourage social interactions;

• Maintain and re-shelve chamber music scores and parts in each branch library;

• Perform with groups as a way of assessing group interactions and abilities;

• Design and collect periodic surveys to assess abilities and evaluate the program;

• Coordinate additional chamber music groups to be coached by Settlement faculty as needed;

• Assist the Executive and Development staff in preparing reports and grant proposals as needed;

• Provide guidance to other community schools who wish to start similar programs as needed;

• Encourage participants to become active in their support for Settlement Music School;

• Maintain regular communication with branch administrative and/or maintenance staff;

• Assist in designing and distributing registration materials and follow ups seasonally;

• Work with Executive Director, Branch Directors, and Communications Department to grow enrollment and new program opportunities for adult chamber musicians;

• Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director.

The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director with additional reporting responsibilities to the Branch Directors.

Qualifications:

• At least three years demonstrated ability to manage similar long-term projects successfully;

• Bachelor’s degree in music performance or music education;

• Violin, viola or cello player preferred;

• Demonstrated extensive knowledge of chamber music repertoire;

• Proficiency with MS Office suite a plus;

• Excellent reading, writing, computer and communication skills;

• Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks;

• Ability to interact professionally with a diverse constituency;

• Flexible schedule (includes weekly daytime participation at multiple branches of Settlement Music School in the Philadelphia area).

Send cover letter, resume and references by email only to , Executive Assistant.

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, mail, email or fax a brief resume and cover letter to:

, Executive Director
Settlement Music School
P.O. Box 63966
Philadelphia, PA 19147-3966
(215) 551-0483 - fax

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

Current Openings

Piano Instruction
Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in piano.

Children's Music Workshop
Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor degree in music or music education from an accredited institution, experience working with young children and specific Orff, Kodaly or related training.

Ballet and Creative Movement
Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor degree in dance or dance education from an accredited institution, experience working with children of all ages and professional dance experience.

Additionally, Settlement is always accepting resumes for the following positions:
Band conductor
Choir conductor
Suzuki violin
Children’s Music Workshop


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.

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