Employment Opportunities at CMS

Due to regular contact with children under 18, CMS requires all employees to pass all PA Education or PA Public Welfare Dept Clearances (Federal FBI Criminal/PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse History).  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.

The specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide quality music instruction on a given instrument to students of all ages
  • Work at a variety of levels teaching different musical skills to individuals or groups 
  • Teach instrumental techniques, scales, sight reading, and music theory
  • Prepare students for music evaluations, auditions, and recitals
  • Piano teachers must also be able to accompany students of other instruments for recitals
 
Location: 1544 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102
 
Position Type: Part time, employee 
 
Location: Various (Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley, West Allentown, Reading)
 
Salary Level: Varies by experience
 
Approximate Hours Per Week: As needed
 
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: If available, please include copies of PA Education or PA Public Welfare Dept Clearances (Federal FBI Criminal/PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse History), due to regular contact with children under 18.
 
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter. No applications will be accepted without a cover letter describing your education, qualifications, and why you want to share your gift of music at Community Music School.
 
 
Per-Diem Evening Administrative Associate

This per diem 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 per diem afternoon/evening front desk/receptionist/administrative back up position, approximately 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the main location of Community Music School in Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. 6th Street, Allentown, PA 18101. Employee parking is located in the Transportation Center Parking Deck at 6th and Linden Streets. The employee would be notified of a scheduled front desk shift with as much notice as possible, but in some cases, such as when the regular employee calls in sick, a minimum of 2 hours’ notice may be given.

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

  • Greet and check in/out students and their families when they arrive for lessons; monitor student accounts for timely payment/attendance and process customer payments by cash, check, or credit card; answer phones and email communications.
  • Maintain files and records to ensure all student and financial records are current and accurate. This includes the annual registration forms and any financial aid forms and related documents, as well as student and teacher schedules.
  • Efficiently communicate schedule changes in writing and over the phone with students and faculty members.
  • 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.
 
Location: 1544 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102
 
Salary Level: $12 - $14 per hour depending on experience
 
Job Type: Part-time, per diem
 
Approximate Hours Per Week: PER DIEM (AFTERNOON/EVENING)
 
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: If available, please include copies of PA Education or PA Public Welfare Dept Clearances (Federal FBI Criminal/PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse History), due to regular contact with children under 18.

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 is seeking 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.
Location: 1544 W. 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
Requested Document Notes: If available, please include copies of PA Education or PA Public Welfare Dept Clearances (Federal FBI Criminal/PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse History), due to regular contact with children under 18.
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.