Part Time Front Desk/Receptionist

Job Type

Part Time




Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th Street
New York
United States


Kaufman Music Center ( is one of New York City's most vibrant cultural organizations, combining the finest in music education for all ages with world class performances in Merkin Hall. Founded in 1952 as a community school for pre-conservatory music training, today's Kaufman Music Center provides entertainment, education and inspiration for more than 75,000 New Yorkers every year. Kaufman Music Center is made up of three unique divisions: Merkin Hall is renowned for its innovative and diverse programming spanning classical, new music, jazz, popular music and Broadway as well as for its perfect acoustics; Lucy Moses School, New York’s largest community arts school, offers classes in music, dance and theater for all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. Special Music School is the only K-8 public school in New York for musically-gifted children—and a leading music education innovator.

We are seeking to hire a part-time Front Desk/Receptionist to greet and assist all students, staff, and visitors on weeknights and weekends. The ideal candidate will be a welcoming, efficient presence in our lobby, providing the highest level of customer service. The candidate must be able to relate to many different constituencies, both internal and external; promote a positive work environment; handle room assignments and financial transactions; juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and be a proactive problem solver.


·        Ability to work nights and weekends

·        Communicate openly and effectively

·        Strong customer service and interpersonal skills – both in person and over the phone

·        Welcoming, friendly demeanor

·        Excellent people skills and ability to relate to both adults and children

·        Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

·        Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook

·        Prior experience with scheduling software and access control software recommended

·        2+ years’ related experience required; bachelor’s degree preferred

·        A music background is desirable.


·        Greet everyone who enters the building, making sure they show ID or sign in and out

·        Direct visitors and announce them to the administration before sending them upstairs

·        Reserve space for studio rentals and maintain records for current studio renters

·        Handle financial transactions for studio rentals and classes; reconcile daily cash transactions

·        Communicate with maintenance regarding building needs, setup requirements, etc.

·        Answer telephones, direct inquiries and deliver message promptly

·        Sign for packages and deliveries

·        Compile mailing list requests and assist with clerical tasks as needed

The position is roughly 15-20 hours/week. Preference given to candidates with a background in classical music or the Arts.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Subject line should read: Front Desk/Receptionist. Please indicate in your cover letter how your experience matches the needs of the position. 

No phone calls, please. Kaufman Music Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.