Employment Opportunities at CMS

Due to regular contact with children under 18, CMS requires all faculty and staff to maintain current PA Education or PA Dept of Human Services & Child Welfare clearances and complete regular mandated reporter training. If available, please include copies of your clearances with your application: Child Abuse History Clearance (CY113), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Checks for Employment (SPA-164), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprinting (Service Name: Employee >=14 Years Contact w/ Children. More information on clearances can be obtained online here: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm   CMS is an equal opportunity employer and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is registered as a Charitable Organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
To apply, please email resume, cover letter, references, and applicable documents here.  PDF format preferred.

 


Part-Time Music Teacher
 
If you are a music education professional and believe in providing the opportunity and inspiration for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education and appreciate the transformative power of music, then we would love to talk with you.  All musical specialties are welcome to apply.
 
Current needs: 
  • K-8 Group Teacher for After School Programs in Allentown public schools (proficiency in guitar, keyboard, ukuele, drumming, and vocals required, experience in Modern Band, a plus) Immediate opening for Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.
  • Piano Teacher (must accompany)
 
The specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide quality music instruction on a given instrument in a positive and professional learning environment
  • Develop and implement an individualized curriculum to motivate students to succeed, encourage positive habits, and develop well-rounded musicians
  • Work at a variety of levels teaching different musical skills to individuals or groups of all ages
  • Teach instrumental techniques, scales, sight reading, music theory, and self-expression through music
  • Prepare students for music evaluations, auditions, and recitals
  • Attend regular faculty meetings and maintain clear communications with students, parents, and administration via phone, email, and online scheduling and billing system
  • Complete regular online evaluations of student progress
  • Piano teachers must also be able to accompany students of other instruments for recitals
  • Saturday morning availability a plus
 
Location: 1544 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102
 
Position Type: Part time, employee 
  
Salary Level: Varies by experience
 
Approximate Hours Per Week:  Based on student demand and availability
 
Work Authorization: US Citizen, Permanent Resident

Desired Skills: Proficiency in given instrument(s), ability to work flexibly and independently with a diverse student base

Degree Level: Bachelor's degree in music education, music performance, or related field
 
Required languages: English is required, Spanish is a plus 
 
Requested Document Notes:  Due to regular contact with children under 18, CMS requires all faculty and staff to maintain current PA Education or PA Dept of Human Services & Child Welfare clearances and complete regular mandated reporter training.  If available, please include copies of your clearances with your application:  Child Abuse History Clearance (CY113), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Checks for Employment (SPA-164), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprinting (Service Name: Employee >=14 Years Contact w/ Children.  More information on clearances can be obtained online here:  http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm
 
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter describing your education, qualifications, and why you would be an asset to Community Music School to info@cmslv.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
 
 

 
Part-time Afternoon/Evening Administrative Associate

This part-time afternoon/evening position requires multitasking; effective customer service skills; accurate data entry and computer skills; professional communications skills; strong administrative skills; an outgoing and positive demeanor; self-motivation and attention to detail; good listening skills; ability to maintain composure in case of emergency; and a passion for the mission of CMS: to successfully provide the inspiration and opportunity for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education and appreciate the transformative power of music.

This is a Monday-Friday afternoon/evening front desk/receptionist/administrative position, approximately 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the main location of Community Music School at 1544 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102. Potential for Saturday mornings in the future. Occasional weekends for events.

The specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Grant building access to students and families when they arrive for lessons
  • Greet and check in/out students and their families before and after lessons
  • Collect and process customer payments by cash, check, or credit card in online scheduling and billing system
  • Record attendance and attendance notes in online scheduling and billing system
  • Answer and properly direct telephone calls.
  • Assist with maintaining accurate student information and financial records in online scheduling and billing system and paper files.
  • Efficiently communicate schedule changes in person, in writing, and over the phone with students and faculty members.
  • Maintain communications with other office staff via email.
  • Ensure compliance with CMS administrative policies and procedures.
  • Secure building at the close of business each day.
  • In case of emergency, lead evacuation of building, account for all students, and notify proper authorities.
  • Additional office tasks as requested, such as data entry and filing.
  • Occasional weekends to assist with recitals and other events.

Location: 1544 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Salary Level: $12 - $14 per hour depending on experience

Job Type: Part-time, employee

Approximate Hours Per Week: 20 to 25 hours/week, except during school break periods

Required languages: English is required, Spanish or other second language is a plus

Work Authorization: US Citizen, Permanent Resident

Desired Skills: Administrative Support, Telephone Reception, Receptionist Duties

Desired Major(s): All Majors

Degree Level: Associates

Requested Document Notes: Due to regular contact with children under 18, CMS requires all faculty and staff to maintain current PA Education or PA Dept of Human Services & Child Welfare clearances and complete regular mandated reporter training. If available, please include copies of your clearances with your application: Child Abuse History Clearance (CY113), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Checks for Employment (SPA-164), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprinting (Service Name: Employee >=14 Years Contact w/ Children. More information on clearances can be obtained online here: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter describing your education, qualifications, and why you would be an asset to Community Music School to info@cmslv.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

 
 
 
Internships: Non-Profit Administration & Marketing
CMS offers internship opportunities for qualified college interns who are interested in gaining experience in the field of music education, non-profit administration, or non-profit marketing with an emphasis in digital and event marketing.  Now accepting resumes/cover letters for the 2019-20 school year and summer 2020.  
 
Location: 1544 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102
 
Salary Level: TBA
 
Job Type: Part-time
 
Approximate Hours Per Week: TBA
 
Required languages: English is required, Spanish or other second language is a plus
 
Work Authorization: US Citizen, Permanent Resident
 
Desired Skills: Administrative Support, Telephone Reception, Receptionist Duties
 
Desired Major(s): Business Administration, Marketing, Non-Profit Leadership, Music Education
 
Requested Document Notes: Due to regular contact with children under 18, CMS requires all faculty and staff to maintain current PA Education or PA Dept of Human Services & Child Welfare clearances and complete regular mandated reporter training. If available, please include copies of your clearances with your application: Child Abuse History Clearance (CY113), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Checks for Employment (SPA-164), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprinting (Service Name: Employee >=14 Years Contact w/ Children. More information on clearances can be obtained online here: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm
 
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter describing your education, qualifications, and why you would be an asset to Community Music School to info@cmslv.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.