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

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

Branch Coordinator, Wynnefield Branch - Full-time

Cleaning/Maintenance, Willow Grove Branch, Part-time

Evening Cleaning/Maintenance, Mary Louise Curtis Branch - Full-time

Current Openings for Faculty Employment


    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, 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. 
  • • 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, please send cover letter and resume by to Tarrell Davis, Early Childhood Program Director.

    The Branch Coordinator assists the Branch Director in the administration of the branch.  The Coordinator works closely with faculty, administrative staff and students on a daily basis.   

    Specific responsibilities for this full-time position include:

    • • Manage student registrations for families in the selection of programs and teachers
    • • Process and apply financial aid requests and application for students
    • • Manage all aspects of student billing and invoicing
    • • Manage faculty schedules and payroll; manage part-time administrative and maintenance schedules and payroll
    • • Make bank deposits and reconciliations daily
    • • Assist in identifying community resources for the School
    • • Assist with all branch events, meetings, and performances

    The Branch Coordinator reports to the Branch Director.


    • • Previous experience in a professional office and/or customer service setting (at least three years)
    • • Bachelor’s degree
    • • Demonstrated knowledge of music education; familiarity with instruments, composers, andindividual instrumental instruction at a post-secondary level a plus
    • • Computer proficiency a must
    • • 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 a must (includes regular evening and Saturday hours during school year)

    To apply, send cover letter, resume and references by to Karin Orenstein, Branch Director. Subject line: Branch Coordinator Position.  No telephone calls please.


    Part-time position (approximately 20 hours/weekday mornings) begins immediately for a Cleaning/Maintenance person at the Willow Grove Branch of Settlement Music School, 318 Davisville Road, Willow Grove (off Route 611). Free onsite parking lot; accessible to public transportation.

    This new 25,000 square foot facility in Willow Grove opened in January 2011.  Settlement Music School, founded in 1908, is the largest community arts organization of its kind in the United States and is a non-profit organization that provides quality instruction in music and the related arts to more than 10,000 students between the ages of 3 and older adults at six facilities located in the Delaware Valley. 

    Mature, responsible, dependable individual needed to work from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

    Minimum 3 years of related work experience, ability to work as part of a team with full-time maintenance staff.  Excellent cleaning skills, light lifting and excellent communication skills required. Starting salary is $9.50 per hour. Interviewed candidates must pass police background check and child abuse clearances.

    To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

    Willow Grove Branch
    Settlement Music School

    Attention:  Patricia Manley, Director
    318 Davisville Road
    Willow Grove, PA 19090

    215.784.4070 (fax)

    or send to Branch Director Patricia Manley via email.


    The Mary Louise Curtis Branch seeks a full-time maintenance worker to perform a variety of janitorial and/or security tasks to maintain a clean and safe building.


    • Clean and service restrooms nightly

    • Clean all Kaleidoscope Pre-School classrooms nightly

    • Sweep, vacuum and mop stairways, hallways and lobby floors nightly

    • Gather and dispose of rubbish and waste materials

    • Set building alarm and secure building at end of shift

    • Clean grounds and parking lot of litter, glass or other debris

    • Observe appearances and conditions of premises and equipment, and report needed repairs, safety hazards, or conditions requiring outside vendor services to branch director and/or facilities manager


    • Knowledge of standard methods, practices, tools and equipment used to clean buildings and furniture

    • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety rules

    • Ability to operate and use janitorial tools, equipment and supplies such as vacuum cleaners, cleaning compounds and solutions

    • Ability to follow instructions

    • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds

    Interviewed candidates must pass police background check and child abuse clearances

    Physical Requirements:

    The job duties require an employee to bend, reach and stand for extended periods

    Minimum 3 years of related work experience. No specific amount of formal education is required.

    To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Settlement Music School, Attention: Kris Rudzinski, Director, 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, by fax to 215-551-0483, or by .


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

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.

Choir Conductor
Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music with a concentration in conducting or in music education from an accredited institution, as well as experience in leading choral ensembles.

Additionally, Settlement is always accepting resumes for the following positions:
Ballet and Creative Movement
Piano Instruction
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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