Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers

  • In-House Concert Usher
  • Special Events Ambassador

Staff

Partners Coordinator, Partners Program

Position Overview
The part-time Coordinator of Third Street Partners will work directly with the Manager of Third Street Partners and collaborate with other staff as needed. S/he will serve as a vital member of the Third Street Partners administrative team, working to supervise faculty, and ensure timely communication and coordination among Third Street’s 25+ Partner Schools and 30+ Faculty. Duties will include off-site coordination, including teaching observation, instrument delivery, and liaising with partner school staff, as well as on-site administration.

Duties 

  • Perform off-site duties, which may include:
  • Scheduling and coordinating faculty for 25 Pre-K Create off-site residencies
  • Serving as a liaison between Third Street faculty and Pre-K Create off-site residencies, providing feedback and conflict resolution as needed
  • Completing relevant written reports pertaining to site visits
  • Delivery and pick-up of loaned instruments and teaching supplies
  • Coordinating school concerts
  • Coordinate the collection and processing of time sheets and payroll data for 30+ faculty
  • Assist in school outreach, including tabling at off-site events, distributing flyers and informational materials, and responding to requests for program information.
  • Keep accurate and organized record of Third Street’s contracts with the NYC DOE and each of its individual partner schools.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of open house events

Qualifications 

  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • A willingness to learn and receptivity to feedback
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A relentlessly positive, professional demeanor
  • Experience in music or dance education
  • An ability to work efficiently both ithin a team and independently
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Ability to lift and carry bulky instruments weighing up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings, including NYC public schools throughout the 5 boroughs
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

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

Music Production Program Course Instructor

Position Overview
In the fall of 2018, Third Street Music School will offer two concurrent courses of the Music Production Program: Introduction to Electronic Music Making (8-12 years old) and Song Production & Creation (12-16 years old). Ideally, one qualified Instructor would be chosen to teach both courses. The Instructor will work with the Music Production Consultant on this project, who has developed the vision and outlined the curriculum for each course, from which they will devise lesson plans and projects for each of the classes and lab periods. Students will learn the basics of song-writing, recording, mixing, engineering, producing, and creating music by using professional recording equipment and software in Third Street’s state-of-the art equipped recording studio and sound lab. In both classes, there will be an emphasis placed on project-oriented learning and music creation.

Duties

  • Program & Cirriculum
    • Work with the Music Production Consultant to provide vision and artistic direction for the Music Production Program
    • Develop specific and effective lessons plans based on the Consultant’s broad curriculum outline for the two courses
  • Teaching
    • Provide effective and sequential instruction for Music Production classes (2 1-hour classes/week)
    • Supervise weekly open lab periods (2 lab periods each week, 3 hours in total)
    • Set and communicate annual goals for each student
    • In group learning environments, exhibit effective classroom management skills
    • Determine the hardware and software needs of each course
    • Take an active role in student recruitment, development and retention
  • Facilities & Production
    • Assist Assistant Director of Production with inventory, management and maintenance of recording equipment
    • Perform any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor
  • Other Responsibilities – (Additional Compensation)
    • Collaborate with Assistant Director of Production to provide recording and mixing services for faculty, students, and/or outside clients

Qualifications

  • Teaching experience with students from diverse backgrounds, abilities and learning styles
  • High proficiency in Pro Tools, Logic and Garageband software is required
  • Expertise with Mac computers
  • Strong knowledge of signal flow, microphone techniques and engineering concepts Production and Songwriting experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required

Candidate Description
The ideal candidate will have a college degree in Sound Engineering (or equivalent) or Music Composition, five years of experience in the field and at least two years of teaching experience in the 8-16 age group. The right person for this position will be energetic, a self-starter, and somebody who will take ownership of the program, develop and grow it. This person will be patient, kind, collaborative, innovative and will possess the ability to work with a diverse population of all ages, including students, parents, faculty, and staff.

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.

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.