Job & Volunteer Opportunities


  • In-House Concert Usher
  • Special Events Ambassador



Music & Dance School Associate, Music & Dance School


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. The Music & Dance School Associate supports the Third Street community, assisting students and families in navigating the programs and curriculum. The Associate supports strategic initiative by assisting in the hiring, evaluation, and development of faculty.


  • 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
  • Work with program managers to develop a faculty workforce able to work with students with special needs.
    • Advise program managers on employee competencies and skills needed to teach music special education
    • Advise Director of Music and Dance school on developing criteria for employee observations and reviews, focusing on skills and abilities in teaching students with special needs.
    • Develop learning tools for employees to increase and maintain skills needed for music special education.
  • Acts as an ambassador of music special education both within the organization and within the community.


  • Knowledge of music and passion for the arts and arts education
  • Bachelor’s degree in music, education 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
  • Must be fluent in two or more of the following languages: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin


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


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. Third Street does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition, status as a disabled veteran or other military status, alien or citizen status, victims of domestic violence or any other characteristic protected by law.



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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.