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

Senior Accountant, Finance & Administration - Full-time

Artist Teacher - Dance, Kaleidoscope Arts Enrichment Pre-K - Part-time

Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations - Full-time

Cleaning/Maintenance, Willow Grove Branch, Part-time

Current Openings for Faculty Employment



    • • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
    • • Five years’ experience in non-profit accounting
    • • Experience with Sage MAS 90 general ledger software preferred
    • • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
    • • Ability to think strategically and work collaboratively
    • • Excellent written and communication skills
    Responsibilities for this full-time position include:
    • • Management of all aspects of the Sage MAS 90 general ledger system including journal entry preparation, data entry, account analysis and system maintenance.
    • • Preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement and trial balances in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
    • • Establishes and maintains internal control procedures.
    • • Preparation of schedules and work papers for the annual audit.
    • • Ability to work closely with the audit team.
    • • Maintains depreciation records; pledge receivable spreadsheet.
    • • Records daily cash receipts, payroll, investment gains/losses, tuition income, and payroll and accounts payable accruals.
    • • Bank and credit card account reconciliations.
    • • Allocation of expenses between programs.
    • • Amortization of prepaid items such as insurances and music and dance class tuition payments.
    • • Supports the Finance Director’s relationship with the Central Board and Board Committees, and attends meetings are required.

    The Senior Accountant reports to the Director of Finance & Administration and assists in the overall financial management of the School. 

    Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.  Please send cover letter and resume by email only to , Director of Finance & Administration.


    Qualifications: BFA or BA in Music, Visual Art, Dance, or Arts Therapy.  Two years of teaching preschool/elementary age children.

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

    Artist 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,  NAEYC Accreditation Criteria and Keystone Stars.
    • • Curriculum planning and implementation consistent with all standards that apply to the Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program.  Artist teachers work cooperatively with all Settlement Music School staff, Early Childhood Program staff and all support service providers.
    • • Fully participates in special events, staff meetings, committee assignments, research projects, and conference presentations
    • • Maintains inventory and maintenance of dance supplies and equipment.
    • • Seeks ongoing personal professional development and support for professional development of co-workers.  Attends professional development opportunities for Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program.
    • • Performs any other duties assigned by the Early Director necessary to sustaining growth and improvement of all programs included in the Settlement Music School Early Childhood Initiatives.
    • • Provides commitment for year long instruction annually

    Artist Teachers will receive a written annual evaluation by the Program Director.

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


    Settlement is seeking to hire a key member of the development team to serve as a grant strategist, writer, and relationship-builder for a robust foundation and corporate giving program. S/he will be responsible for securing funds in support of Settlement’s financial aid program, off-site partnerships, award-winning Pre-K program, capital needs and more. This position will be assigned a portfolio of donors and prospects and will be charged with actively building that portfolio through researching and forging new relationships with prospective foundation and corporate funders. This position also works in concert with the development department to develop effective strategies for reaching overall annual and campaign goals as a team.

    The successful candidate will write compelling requests for funding and be adept at matching donor needs with organizational goals, and will have the ability to manage complex proposal and reporting requirements within the organizational structure of the School.


    • • Maintain calendar of proposals and reports and research new opportunities
    • • Write corporate and foundation proposals and reports, which will include gathering pertinent program and financial details from program and finance personnel
    • • Maintain PA Cultural Data Project reports
    • • Develop stewardship plans for foundation and corporate donors and set up and participate in site visits
    • • Participate in the development of high-level strategies to match Settlement’s goals with funder priorities
    • • Develop a full menu of sponsorship opportunities that can enhance the School’s corporate profile and identify sponsor prospects
    • • Be an active member of the development team (Director of Development, Assistant Director of Individual Giving, Manager of Stewardship and Board Relations, and Manager of Government Grants and Research), and work closely on day to day activities and development events.
    • • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, with a minimum of four years of progressively responsible development experience. Candidates for this position must be extremely organized, enjoy a fast-paced environment, be detail-oriented, and will have the ability to manage multiple deadlines and projects simultaneously. Must be goal oriented, strategic, and a self-starter. Superb oral and written communications and interpersonal skills are a must, as is a great sense of humor. Experience with Word, Excel and fundraising software is essential. An interest and relevant experience in music and/or education is helpful.

    Reporting Relationship: The Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports directly to the Development Director.

    Send letter, resume, and writing samples via email only to , Director of Development.                  

    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

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.

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.

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.

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:
Dance (Ballet) and Creative Movement
Piano Instruction
Children's Music Playshop (ages 6 months - 3 years)
Children’s Music Workshop (ages 3 - 9 years)

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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