Job & Volunteer Opportunities


  • In-House Concert Usher
  • Special Events Ambassador


Development Manager

Reports to: Director of Development and Institutional Advancement 


The Development Manager will provide support for all Development activities including annual fund and campaign operations, efficient database management, as well as the donor tracking, cultivation, solicitation, and acknowledgement process. To meet fundraising revenue and engagement goals, the Development Manager will oversee procedures for gift processing and acknowledgements; lead efforts toward the identification, cultivation and relationship management of individual donors and prospects (gifts up to $500); coordinate and assist in event planning for the gala and other Development events/activities, including volunteer recruitment and management; and manage in-kind giving.

Under the direction of the Director of Development & Institutional Advancement and working collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Individual Giving and key leadership staff, the Development Manager will develop and implement an individual donor program, including fundraising and communications collateral (e.g., social media, web content, newsletters) toward the success of the 125th Anniversary Campaign. The Development Manager is essential to the Development team’s efforts to raise annual and campaign funds for the 125th Anniversary and beyond.


  • Oversee production and design of annual fund solicitations/donor appeals throughout the fiscal year (approximately 4 to 5 appeals), in collaboration with Assistant Director of Individual Giving
  • Develop and execute donor solicitations strategy to raise individual gifts of up to $500
  • Assist with special events involving stewardship, cultivation and direct fundraising
  • Working with Development team, craft and develop volunteer management efforts
  • Maintain and manage donor database in Raiser’s Edge (including queries, reports, trends, etc.)
  • Oversee procedures for gift processing including batching and data entry, monthly financial reconciliations, credit card processing, daily deposits of checks, cash and credit cards and acknowledgments.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data, input and output
  • With the Director of Development & Institutional Advancement, liaise with the Finance department to reconcile revenue on a quarterly basis and for the annual audit, so that Finance can work directly with the auditors
  • Maintain monthly revenue reports to help create annual projections and future year budget goals
  • Develop and oversee in-kind contributions
  • Support mailings and process acknowledgments
  • With organizational leadership and Development team, craft comprehensive plan for 125th Anniversary Campaign
  • Coordinate and implement all social media and online fundraising initiatives with marketing and communications team


  • Three or more years related work experience
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized
  • Capable of cultivating relationships both internally and externally
  • Self-motivated, with capacity to multi-task as a team player
  • Ability to adhere to production schedule and meet deadlines
  • Excellent, clear and compelling writing and communications skills
  • Ability to develop and manage ideas from concept to implementation
  • Availability to occasionally work evenings and weekend hours in connection with events
  • Proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheets, databases and fundraising software
  • Basic math competency for budgeting and reporting
  • Proficiency in accessing and using research tools, social media and digital applications
  • Knowledge of and ability to engender appreciation of music, arts and arts education

Please provide a PDF of your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. In the subject line, write "Development Manager" and the job board through which you found this listing. 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.



Coordinator, Adult Programs

REPORTS TO: Director, Music & Dance School


The Adult Programs Coordinator is charged with overseeing the new Adult Programs strategic initiative in Third Street’s Music & Dance School. The coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of these programs run smoothly and effectively and for their growth and evolution within the organization. They will work actively to recruit, cultivate, and retain adult students in order to meet or exceed recruitment and retention goals. In addition, the coordinator assists with hiring faculty that meet the highest standard, evaluates faculty performance, identifies/provides professional development opportunities and promotes professional collegiality among the faculty.

The Adult Programs Coordinator is tasked with envisioning, planning, implementing and maintaining special projects, as currently assigned below. The coordinator position will require approximately 15 hours of work per week. They must be available beginning mid-August thru the academic year ending mid-June. Mid-June through mid-August is a period during which light duties or no duties may be assigned.


  •  Coordinate and oversee adult and older adult programming in accordance with strategic plan
  •  Collaborate with the Director of the Music & Dance School in the development and maintenance of long‐term artistic and programmatic planning
  • Meet or exceed recruitment goals for adult programs in individual lessons and group instruction
  • Increase involvement of adults between ensembles and individual lessons in the Third Street community
  • Organize and attend adult programming including presentations, performances, and school social events
  •  Identify faculty and instructors for select adult classes and conduct performance reviews and evaluations of select instructors
  • Sets and communicates annual goals for adult student progress
  • Identify higher education and community organizations for recruitment opportunities and locations for off-site programming and/or performances
  • Coordinate and plan off-site programming, materials, and instructor assignments. Assist the Programs Office with on-site summer program planning.
  • Assist with communications to the adult community regarding programming and events
  • Maintain records. Develop pricing and tuition assistance strategies to attract and retain a diverse and growing group of adult students
  • Work with staff to review and assess programs and student achievement and engagement through surveys and observations
  • Demonstrate attention to punctuality, attendance, records and reports
  • Maintain regular, timely, and effective communications with faculty, students, parents, and administrative staff
  • Attend meetings with other administrators, as scheduled or requested
  • Perform any other department duties or special projects as directed by supervisor


  •  Bachelor’s degree in music education or arts administration, advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of four years of experience in administration or teaching in a school or community setting
  • A proven track record in program building and community outreach, with ideas for community building and artistic engagement
  • Experience working with adults in music and dance education
  • Highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks and to meet deadlines
  • Able to coordinate multiple colleagues involved in common goals and projects
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills

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.



There are no positions available at this time.



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.