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Artistic Coordinator Thurnauer School of Music
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Principal Responsibilities:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Emma Brondolo at

Founded in 1984, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music offers a program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories in a nurturing environment that enables students to reach their personal best. The school offers an exciting and diverse music curriculum for all ages, beginner to conservatory prep including private lessons, classes and orchestra, choral, jazz, and chamber ensembles. Thurnauer has active partnerships with public and private schools that make studying music a reality for students who otherwise would not have such opportunity. Serving children as young as 3 months to 18 years, it includes private instrumental lessons and the Young Peoples Chorus at Thurnauer (YPC@T), an affiliate of the acclaimed YPC of NYC.

Position begins immediately

Position Purpose

To provide administrative support for an expanding choral program and to act as a partnership liaison between the Thurnauer School of Music and our satellite programs.

Skills and Knowledge

Outgoing and warm personality

Ability to gain the respect and trust of school administrators, and chorus families

Classroom management skills, confidence working with children

Strong organizational skills and the ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines

Initiative, sound judgement and ability to work independently and within a team

Strong writing, detail editing and proofreading skills

Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office 365 and social media apps

Strong internal and external communicator, who is sensitive to and respectful of diverse populations being served through these partnerships.

Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish is a plus.

Minimum Experience:

Previous experience singing in and/or working with choirs or other music organizations

Previous experience working within a non-profit or arts organization

25 hours a week, $25 an hour. Flexible schedule. Can be a combination of in-person and virtual work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

Bachelors Degree in Music Education, Music, Arts Management, Arts Administration, Vocal/ Instrumental Performance, Non-Profit.

Key Accountabilities:

Community Liaison:

Communicate pertinent information to Thurnauer faculty, program participants and their families, including frequent reminder emails and texts

Cultivate and maintain relationships with key personnel in our satellite schools, including relevant teachers and administrators

Assist in organizing and keeping track of choral uniforms

Supervise attendance record-keeping and tuition payments

Coordinate volunteer help and ensure staff/volunteer recognition

Order supplies for chorus

Document activities through photography, videography, and a record of anecdotal information

Provide assistance needed to Development Director in gathering and reporting any relevant statistics for grant funding

Rehearsal and Concert Support:

Work along with the Artistic Director to create concert season

Co-produce all YPC@T performances on and off-site

Assist with rehearsals on and off site and all choral events

Ensure the well-being and safety of choristers at all times

This position is part-time and is being offered for a qualified candidate interested in being involved with a dynamic and growing choral program. This position comes with a free gym membership.

For more information about the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, please visit

It is the policy of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status or status within any other protected group.


$25,000 - $35,000

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:

TIKKUN OLAM (repairing the world)