Deputy Director

Job Type

Part Time



Application Deadline



111 2nd Pl
New York
United States


S’Cool Sounds is a New York-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote communication, mutual respect, and global awareness through musical training for children who lack access to arts education. Since its founding by recorder virtuoso Nina Stern in 2002, S’Cool Sounds (SCS) has reached thousands of children and their parents around the world through classroom instruction, after school programs, workshops and community events. S’Cool Sounds maintains ongoing relationships with several New York City schools and partnerships with schools and community centers abroad.

For more information about S’Cool Sounds, please see

The Deputy Director reports to the Artistic Director, Nina Stern and is assisted by the Finance Manager and Partnership Manager.

The Deputy Director (DD) will be responsible for assisting the Artistic Director in all aspects of S’Cool Sounds operations. The DD will be dedicated to S’Cool Sounds mission and will, together with the Artistic Director, ensure that S’Cool Sounds programs are consistently effective and running smoothly.

Key Responsibilities


  • Manage SCS school programming grant portfolio (3-8 grants annually), including applications, award management, and reporting
  • Assisting AD with creating language for international and community programming applications
  • Seek out additional foundation, government, and/or corporate funding sources
  • Help to cultivate and develop individual donors, including planning 1-2 fundraising events annually

Department of Education

  • Manage MTAC (Multiple Task Award Contract) process and requirements
  • Create Letters of Agreement, Work-Orders, and Invoices, with contracted public schools
  • Ensure completion of payment schedule
  • Assist Artistic Director with maintaining Blueprint and NYS music education standards alignment

Program Management

  • Create and implement systems for regular communication between SCS and public school contacts
  • Assist with expansion of and oversee implementation of SCS programming assessments
  • Track and organize documentation, such as: pictures; videos; pre & post project surveys from Teaching Artists, teachers and students; post-residency and Teaching Artist self-assessments.

Teaching Artists Relations

  • Manage teaching artist letters of agreement
  • Schedule bi-annual meetings between teaching artists and SCS administration.
  • Schedule bi-annual training sessions

Financial Oversight

  • Assist AD with creation of organization budget
  • Assist AD with creation of program budgets
  • Track and maintain select budgets, and provide Quarterly year-to-date reporting


The ideal candidate will be dedicated to S’Cool Sounds mission of providing musical training to children who lack access to arts education. They will be reliable and ready to take initiative. A music background is preferred.

They must have strong management, communication, and writing skills, as well as previous experience or demonstrated knowledge in fundraising and grants management as well as arts education or arts administration. Proficiency required in Microsoft and Adobe applications or an equivalent software platform. Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of the New York City Department of Education a plus.

This is a part-time position with a 10-15 hour work week.

Ideal start date: Immediately

Deadline to submit resumé and cover letter: July 3

Contact: Nina Stern,

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement