Jobs and Volunteer opportunities

Administrative Positions

Evening Receptionist

Position Summary:  The Evening Receptionist works collaboratively with the Neighborhood Music School (NMS) community to realize the NMS mission: to deepen the human experience and build connections through the learning, practice, and presentation of the performing arts. The Evening Receptionist welcomes students, families, teachers, staff, and visitors to our main facility at 100 Audubon Street in New Haven and provides exemplary service in every interaction, enhancing the overall NMS experience for all.

Director of School Operations
During the academic year: Monday - Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; during the summer session: Monday - Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; possibility of occasional additional hours
Pay Status:
Hourly Rate:

Duties and Responsibilities:

The above list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties may be assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications:

To Apply:

Send a completed application (found here), your resume, and a cover letter or email introduction to, Attn: Gillian Eversman.

Senior Director of Programs

The Senior Director of Programs (SDP) is an integral part of the leadership team at Neighborhood Music School (NMS). The SDP is responsible for managing a $3.3 million program budget and overseeing and advancing all programmatic areas in support of the NMS mission. The SDP supervises the Directors and Coordinators of all programs, including Music Education, Dance and Wellness, Drama and Film, the Preschool, Atlas Middle School, Creative Youth Development, the Studio at NMS, Audubon Arts and other summer programs.

This opportunity to join NMS’s leadership team comes at an exciting time in our history as we expand our services into new communities and work to deepen our impact and strengthen our commitment to access for all. Despite the challenges of the past few years, NMS is in a stable financial position and has recently launched a new middle school, and built a piano lab and  state-of-the-art recording studio. This visionary leader will continue to guide NMS into the future by responding to emerging and evolving community needs and interests, demographic changes, pedagogical approaches, and use of technology.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, please download the Opportunity Guide.

Teaching Positions

We are always on the lookout for talented and dedicated teachers to join our group of exceptional teaching artists!
We have an immediate need for the following:

Music, Dance, and Drama Teaching Artists

Neighborhood Music School music and dance instructors are outstanding teaching artists; educators who embrace a student-centered approach to instruction and are committed to working in a non-profit community arts institution. Teaching artists engage students of all levels and abilities to develop a joyful interest and skilled application in their area of study. NMS instructors model artistic excellence through their personal pursuit of artistic development through active performance and ongoing practice. Our teaching artists are passionate about contributing to the NMS mission and upholding our core values. Part-time positions are currently available in group and individual instruction in piano, voice, violin, and dance.

Requirements and Qualifications

To Apply:

If you are passionate about teaching, please send a completed application (found here), your CV/resume, along with a cover letter detailing your teaching interests and expertise to Tell us what you value, and why you feel you might be a good fit for NMS. We look forward to hearing from you!


Our volunteer program is on hiatus. We look forward to restarting our volunteer program in the future.