Jobs and Volunteer opportunities

 

Jobs

Teaching Positions

We are always on the lookout for talented and dedicated instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers to join our exceptional faculty! If you are passionate about teaching, please send your CV/resume, along with a cover letter detailing your teaching interests and expertise to jobs@nmsnewhaven.org. Tell us what you value, and why you feel you might be a good fit for NMS. We look forward to hearing from you!


Assistant Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

Neighborhood Music School (NMS) is seeking an Assistant Director of Philanthropic Partnerships to provide day-to-day management for all operational aspects of NMS fundraising. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, this position requires exceptional organizational skills and a thorough knowledge of fundraising operations. The Assistant Director will collaborate with NMS staff and external contractors to design, implement and maintain efficient and accurate business processes related to gift processing, recognition, reporting. S/he will be responsible for day-to-day management of donor stewardship, Annual Fund appeals, grants, and events. This position will support the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships who focuses on overall organizational development strategy, cultivation and stewardship of major gift relationships, and strategic campaign leadership.

Please submit your CV/resume, along with a cover letter to jobs@nmsnewhaven.org.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and collaborating with departments across the organization, the Assistant Director of Philanthropic Partnerships will oversee the establishment of best practices, policies, and procedures that will set a new standard for NMS interactions with donors.

  • Manages the execution of an annual plan, in collaboration with the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, with targeted goals, objectives, methods, quantifiable outcomes and timelines, which will achieve budgeted
  • With broad oversight from the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, works with external contractors to implement a comprehensive program of appeals and projects to engage prospective donors in broad-based support of NMS’s
  • Arranges, participates in, and manages relevant committee
  • Researches donors, recommends appropriate approach, and, when relevant, follows up on solicitations.
  • Ensures that donor inquiries and requests receive a timely and appropriate
  • Develops a systematic approach to documentation and stewardship of special / purpose-restricted
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual gift reports for distribution to
  • Manages events in coordination with Board and
  • Works with external contractor to successfully implement the department’s strategy for foundation and government
  • Oversees staff assigned to gift processing and gift
  • Contributes to strategy development for the department and the
  • May be called upon to take on additional responsibilities to achieve the mission of NMS and to assist with the overarching development efforts NMS as

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10 years of related professional experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications;
  • Strong negotiation and diplomacy skills;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines,
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Strong personal and professional credibility, personal integrity
  • Proficient in technology, including Excel and Raiser’s Edge;
  • Knowledge of and experience in fundraising operations;
  • Experience and proven ability to work independently and manage


Volunteers

Events help

These integral volunteers help set up before, and clean up after NMS recitals, concerts and other in-house events. Light physical work – such as lifting chairs and setting up portable tables – is required. Contact jobs@nmsnewhaven.org if interested in volunteering.

While these are our primary needs, other volunteer opportunities come up from time to time. If you have a special skill or expertise, don’t hesitate to let us know!

Engagement Committees

If you have a passion for community-building around the arts, we invite you to join one of our Engagement Committees – we want your ideas and your enthusiasm! Click here to apply to join any of our Engagement Committees.

Parent Engagement Committee
The purpose of the Parent Engagement Committee (PEC) is to encourage and support the engagement of parents with the programs and events at Neighborhood Music School (NMS). Committee members provide feedback on existing and proposed activities at NMS, and assist with initiatives designed to promote community-building, particularly among parents and their families, within the school. Members also serve as ambassadors for NMS in the broader community, helping to educate the public about the school and fostering wide-ranging community engagement.

The PEC has five to fifteen members and meets six to eight times during the year. The committee is led by a chair elected to a one-year term by the members of the committee. NMS’s Community Engagement Manager is the staff liaison to the committee.

The PEC is open to all parents of current or former Neighborhood Music School students.

To learn more about the committee and/or to submit an application, please contact Community Engagement Manager Gillian Eversman at geversman@nmsnewhaven.org or 203.624.5189 x 26.

Adult Student Engagement Committee
The purpose of the Adult Student Engagement Committee (ASEC) is to encourage and support the engagement of adult students with the programs and events at Neighborhood Music School (NMS).
Committee members provide feedback on existing and proposed activities at NMS, and assist with initiatives designed to promote community-building, particularly among adult students, within the school. Members also serve as ambassadors for NMS in the broader community, helping to educate the public about the school and fostering wide-ranging community engagement.

The ASEC has five to fifteen members and meets six to eight times during the year. The committee is led by a chair elected to a one-year term by the members of the committee. NMS’s Community Engagement Manager is the staff liaison to the committee.

The ASEC is open to all current or former Neighborhood Music School adult students.

To learn more about the committee and/or to submit an application, please contact Community Engagement Manager Gillian Eversman at geversman@nmsnewhaven.org or 203.624.5189 x 26.

Youth Engagement Committee
The purpose of the Youth Engagement Committee (YEC) is to encourage and support the engagement of young people with the programs and events at Neighborhood Music School (NMS). Committee members provide feedback on existing and proposed activities at NMS, and assist with initiatives designed to promote community-building, particularly among teens, within the school.

The YEC has five to fifteen members and meets six to eight times during the year. The committee is led by a chair elected to a one-year term by the members of the committee. NMS’s Community Engagement Manager is the staff liaison to the committee.

The YEC is open to all current or former Neighborhood Music School students ages 13-18.

To learn more about the committee and/or to submit an application, please contact Community Engagement Manager Gillian Eversman at geversman@nmsnewhaven.org or 203.624.5189 x 26.