Founded in 1908, Settlement Music School, a non-profit organization, is one of the largest community schools of the arts in the United States serving children and adults of all ages at five branches in Pennsylvania located in South, West and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and its virtual branch, Settlement Music Online. Settlement provides over $2.6 million dollars each year in financial aid and scholarships to 60% of its students. Settlement’s reach is broad, and it continues the principles of its Founders, that there be no barriers to participating in music and arts education.


Part-time Student Services Assistant

Location (one of four branches below):

Settlement Music School – Kardon-Northeast Branch
3745 Clarendon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114

Settlement Music School – Mary Louise Curtis Branch
416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Settlement Music School – Willow Grove Branch
318 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

Settlement Music School – Wynnefield Branch
4910 Wynnefield Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131


Settlement is seeking part-time Student Services Assistants at our Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Kardon-Northeast Branch, Wynnefield Branch, and Willow Grove Branch. These positions play a critical role in the School’s customer experience as they are the first to greet students, families, and teachers on site. These individuals will be responsible for helping to maintain a safe, secure, and welcoming environment by monitoring entrance doors, directing guests to appropriate areas of the branch, maintaining visitor logs, and serving as a key point of contact with staff, teachers, and students throughout the branch. They are knowledgeable about all of the branch’s latest offerings and programs, and are responsive, prompt, and helpful with families, students, and teachers. Other duties include general office administration, such as taking payments from students and data entry, as well as calendar management for branch leadership.


  • Previous experience in a professional office setting preferred.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Thrives in a job that requires a very high level of organization.
  • Embodies the School’s values and supports Settlement’s mission: to provide the highest quality instruction in music and the related arts to children and adults, regardless of age, background, ability, or economic circumstance.
  • Models in all actions Settlement’s shared value of the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in arts education.


Kardon-Northeast Branch: Monday-Thursday 4-9 p.m. / Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mary Louise Curtis Branch: Monday 3-9 p.m. / Tuesday 3-8 p.m. / Wednesday 3-7 p.m.
Wynnefield Branch: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Willow Grove Branch: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4-9 p.m.

Compensation is $15 per hour

To apply, please send a cover letter that includes the location(s) where you are interested in working and resume by email only to:

The Settlement Music School Business Office at

Settlement Music School is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.