Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers

  • In-House Concert Usher
  • Special Events Ambassador

Staff

Music & Dance School Associate, Music & Dance School 

Position Overview

The Music & Dance School Associate serves as point of entry for Music & Dance School inquiries and communication, provides day to day support to Music & Dance School staff, and provides administrative and clerical support to the Director of the Music & Dance School. The schedule is Sunday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm—some overtime required.

Duties

  • Serve as customer service point of entry for inquiries and communications regarding school programs
  • Assist with preparation and dissemination of Music & Dance School communications and documents
  • Maintain Director’s calendar and expenditure reconciliations
  • Organize and maintain files
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to Music & Dance School staff
  • Coordinate meeting and event logistics, including arranging for food and refreshments
  • Provide front of house support at concerts and events
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of the Harris Scholarship application process, Piano Certificate Program and Quarter Notes, the quarterly department newsletters
  • Assist with Student Progress Reports and programs for concerts and recitals
  • Monitor and maintain supplies for the Programs Office
  • Perform other duties or special projects as directed by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of music and passion for the arts and arts education
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.  Experience in music and arts education strongly preferred
  • Strong customer service experience and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to listen to and engage people of various backgrounds
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to set priorities and manage competing demands
  • Ability to draft and edit correspondence
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office.  Experience with databases preferred
  • Availability to work weekends and overtime as required
  • Previous office experience preferred

Benefits
Benefits include, but are not limited to, health insurance, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement account.

HOW TO APPLY
Please provide a PDF of your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Due to the volume of applicants, only qualified applicants may receive a response.

Third Street Music School Settlement is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Programs

CONDUCTOR OF PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

Position Overview
Third Street Music School Settlement is looking for a warm, nurturing, ambitious and innovative Conductor for its advanced orchestra, Philharmonia.

The orchestra program at the TSMSS is steeped in a long history of excellence in music education. Currently the orchestra program includes four orchestras, beginner to advanced levels. Working closely with the Music & Dance School Director and the conductor for the three younger orchestras, the Philharmonia conductor will be responsible for providing leadership, vision and artistic direction for the program. In addition, the Philharmonia conductor will be responsible for developing and implementing a five year plan for recruitment and expansion of the program.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music performance (conducting) or music education and at least four years of experience in teaching and conducting youth orchestras in a school or community setting. Candidate must possess effective and engaging rehearsal techniques and have a strong working knowledge of youth orchestra repertoire. A strong relationship with New York City public and private school music teachers and directors of higher education institutions in New York is a plus. S/he needs to possess strong written, organizational, and public communication skills as well as being an exceptional musician who truly enjoys working with and inspiring young musicians.

Duties

  • Serve as conductor for the Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • Lead weekly rehearsals September through June on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and additional rehearsals as needed.
  • Select and prepare appropriate repertoire for three performances each season at school and community events (the total number of concerts may surpass this number due to special events or community concerts)
  • In conjunction with Music & Dance School Director, and the conductor of the younger orchestras, adjudicate ensemble auditions.
  • In conjunction with Music & Dance School Director and the Director of Student Services, plan and direct recruitment efforts.
  • In conjunction with the Programs Department, identify, coordinate and organize special performance opportunities and activities.
  • In conjunction with Programs Office, identify coaches for occasional sectional rehearsals.
  • Coordinate orchestra budget with the Assistant Director of Music & Dance School.
  • Designate and hire guest artists and ringers as needed for Philharmonia performances. Collect necessary paperwork.
  • Communicate equipment needs to the Assistant Director of Music & Dance School.
  • Provide program notes for concert programs.
  • Maintain good communication and a professional relationship with the conductor of the other school orchestras, department chairs, ensemble directors, faculty and staff.
  • Maintain current knowledge of regional schools and community music schools with band and orchestra programs and maintain collegial relationships with directors of these programs.
  • Willingness to embrace and adhere to Third Street's mission and vision.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills, be punctual and organized, and maintain a good relationship with parent volunteers.
  • Display an encouraging, inspiring and engaging demeanor while demanding a high standard of excellence of orchestra members.

HOW TO APPLY
Please provide a PDF of your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Due to the volume of applicants, only qualified applicants may receive a response.

Third Street Music School Settlement is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Faculty

There are no positions available at this time.

Volunteering

Student Volunteers, Programs Department

Description

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.