Job & Volunteer Opportunities


  • In-House Concert Usher
  • Special Events Ambassador


There are no staff openings at this time.


Position: Department Chair – Strings

Description: The Third Street Music School Settlement is seeking candidates for the position of String Department Chairperson.

The string department at the TSMSS is steeped in a long history of excellence in music education. The new Chair will be responsible for expanding and developing a dual Suzuki/Traditional program that currently serves approximately 200 students. With the Director of Programs, the Chair will provide leadership, vision, and artistic direction for the program. S/he is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the program run smoothly and effectively, including the supervision of approximately 25 faculty.

Qualifications: The Department Chairperson will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music performance or music education and at least four years of proven experience in administration and teaching in a school or community setting. In addition, the chairperson will have a strong understanding of string pedagogy and a solid background with multiple teaching approaches/methods (including Suzuki) and must possess strong written, organizational, and public communication skills. Ability to create a strong sense of community, listen to and respect multiple viewpoints, and to inspire faculty is essential.

Contact: Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume, attached as a pdf file, to [email protected] by April 28, 2017.

For questions, contact Ivan Antonov, Assistant Director of Programs, at [email protected].


Student Volunteers, Programs Department


Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation's oldest community school of music, located in the heart of the East Village, is seeking currently enrolled High School students to volunteer their time helping the Third Street community in a variety of roles.

Volunteer Roles

In-House Concert Usher (2 per concert)

  • Greet guests and hand out concert programs at the door of the Anna-Maria Kellen Auditorium
  • Guide patrons to seats as needed
  • Close doors at the beginning of the performance and keep late attendees help until a piece is over
  • Open doors at the end of the performance and thank guests for their attendance
  • Answer any questions patrons may have about Third Street

Special Event Ambassador (number of volunteers dependent on event size)

  • Assist the programs team in set up, execution and clean up of event
  • Serve as a leader for younger students in activities
  • Serve as a hall monitor for parents and students who may have questions or need directions
  • Distribute welcome packets if needed
  • Distribute food and drink if needed
  • Perform on instrument as requested by Programs Staff (requests to be made in advance of event)

Schedule and Additional Information

Schedule to be determined by student sign up, on a first-come first-serve basis. All students interested in volunteering should sign up by clicking here.

Number of student volunteers will be based on the size of an event. Selected volunteers will be notified by e-mail of their role, time for reporting and anticipated length of event. Please note that if a volunteer cancels with less than 24 hours notice they will not receive priority scheduling for future events. In the event that a student needs a letter to prove their volunteer time to a school or other institution they should e-mail Matthew Stewart.

Third Street Music School Settlement relies on many volunteers, mostly students and parents, to help with various program activities and events throughout the year. Third Street is most grateful to its many volunteers. If you are a student or parent who is interested in volunteering, please contact Myra Nieves in the Registrar's Office at 212-777-3240, ext. 30.

To help high school, college and graduate students earn community-service or field credits, Third Street Music School Settlement also offers unpaid internships within various administrative departments. Third Street mostly works through school/college/university internship programs to identify candidates. However, if you are interested in seeking an unpaid internship at Third Street, please send a cover letter outlining your interests and community-service or field-credit goals along with your resume and list of references to the following address:

Human Resources/Internships
Third Street Music School Settlement
235 East 11th Street
New York, New York 10003

All inquiries must be made in writing or by e-mail as specified above. No follow-up
e-mails or calls will be accepted. Third Street will respond to your inquiry, only if an opportunity is available.

Thank you for your interest in Third Street.