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

Assistant Director for Individual Giving - Full-time

Manager of Community Engagement Programs - Full-time

Cleaning/Maintenance, Willow Grove Branch, Part-time

Current Openings for Faculty Employment


    Completing a team of five, the Assistant Director for Individual Giving will report to the Director of Development 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 planned giving and alumni outreach campaigns.

    Prospect Management: Work closely with the Director of Development, Executive Director, and volunteers to ensure the flow of prospects into the gifting pipeline, from identification, through solicitation, of a portfolio of prospects. To that end, the Assistant Director will maintain his/her own portfolio of Founders Society prospects (gifts of $1000+)  and assist all volunteers and staff in developing strategies and next steps for their prospects. This role is expected to use Moves Management best practices processes, run donor pipeline meetings and provide activity reporting to relevant staff and board to ensure effective coordination of cultivation and solicitation action steps for major gift prospects.

    Cultivation Events: Implement and monitor a variety of special events designed to raise funds, cultivate prospects, recognize donors, attract audiences and generally raise the overall profile of the School. Work closely with volunteer committees. Work with Manager of Stewardship and Board Relations 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 Executive Director and volunteer committees.                          

    Prospect Generation: 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 Director of Development, Stewardship and Board Relations Manager, and Director of Marketing and Communications in data mining to identify planned giving prospects and develop an alumni engagement plan.

    The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 6 - 8 years professional fundraising experience. Arts or non-profit experience a plus. The ideal candidate 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
    • • 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 and access to car
    • To apply, send cover letter and resume by email only to , Director of Development, Settlement Music School.


    The Manager of Community Engagement Programs will work closely with Branch Directors of all six branches to build upon successful program development models to encourage student recruitment from within Settlement’s diverse communities. The Manager will be integral to building new partnerships and develop existing ones, which has been an area of tremendous growth for the School in the past several years.  In addition to developing relationships in the community that will yield additional on- and off-site partnerships, the Manager will oversee Settlement’s Sounds of Young Philadelphia leadership development program and is responsible for all aspects of the program. The Manager will work closely with all Program Staff, Director of Marketing and Communications, Director of Development, and with members of the Faculty. The Manager of Community Engagement Programs reports to the Executive Director.

    Specific responsibilities for this full-time position include:

    • • Work collaboratively with Branch Directors to build upon and develop community programming that impacts student recruitment at all branches
      • • Develop relationships within Settlement’s communities that yield new on- and off-site programming and partnership opportunities;
      • • Oversee implementation and evaluation of community partnerships, complete and review all related service contracts;
      • • Co-develop community recruitment strategies to bring off-site partners into on-site programming.
    • • Oversee and lead the activities of Sounds of Young Philadelphia, a flagship leadership and scholarship program for approximately 80 students, ages 8-18, from low- to moderate-income families in Philadelphia
      • • Ensure SYP program enrollment, retention, evaluation;
      • • Facilitate college-bound initiatives, touring, parent meetings, data analysis, and leadership workshops;
      • • Engage student Creative Leadership Council to inspire student-driven program activities;
      • • Co-develop and incubate new youth development initiatives that expand and deepen the college-bound culture.


    • • Bachelor’s degree in music or music education required
    • • 3+ years of experience in youth program development and management
    • • Knowledge in the field of community arts education
    • • Must be fully versed with industry standard Microsoft Office Suite (2013); must have intuitive and excellent computer skills
    • • Ability to think strategically and work collaboratively
    • • Strong writing skills
    • • Ability to be an outstanding advocate of Settlement’s mission

    Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. The successful candidate must have an automobile and be able to work flexible evening and weekend hours.

    Please send cover letter and resume by email only to: , Executive Director.


    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.


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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