Employment at CMS


Part-Time Evening Receptionist

Community Music School, a growing not-for-profit music and arts education organization, seeks a responsible and organized individual for the position of Part-Time Evening Receptionist.

The key goal of the position is to foster good communication between student families and the school, ensuring a positive experience that retains our existing student base and helps us grow in the right direction – one that is always aligned to the students’ needs.

Hours are Monday through Thursday 5 to 7pm during the academic school year, roughly September through June. CMS is closed for most major holidays and school vacation weeks.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Answer telephones and provide customer support regarding school programs and lessons
  • Accept registrations and process payments for course offerings
  • Remain knowledgeable of all programs offered through CMS
  • Convey messages regarding student registration, scheduling and schedule changes, student and teacher cancellations, and other information to the correct staff member
  • Ensure CMS studios and wait areas are safe and well-ordered
  • Light clerical work when not engaged with customers, e.g. filing, copying, mailing preparation, etc.
  • Secure the office and lock up the facility if the faculty have already left
  • Occasionally assist with concert and event preparations


Job Requirements

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Excellent customer service and telephone skills
  • Well-developed computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems efficiently and effectively
  • Highly organized with demonstrated success working independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Willingness to perform purely clerical duties and to pitch in occasionally with physical duties such as setting up chairs


Additional Attributes Desired

  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro or other similar database management system
  • Appreciation of music and arts education
  • Interest in community activities


To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Executive Director

Community Music School

P.O. Box 387

Centerbrook, CT 06409

Or via email at info@community-music-school.org

There are currently NO faculty openings, however, we are happy to receive resumes from candidates for future consideration. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Music and prior music teaching experience. Performance experience preferred.  Resumes and cover letters for faculty can be emailed to info@community-music-school.org.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.
Community Music School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion or physical disability.