Jobs & Opportunities

SUZUKI ENROLLMENT AND EVENTS COORDINATOR

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) seeks a part time Enrollment and Events Coordinator to assist our Suzuki Program Director in running our robust Suzuki program. The Suzuki Program Enrollment and Events Coordinator is largely responsible for coordinating the application and interview process for incoming families and students, assisting with the enrollment process for current students, as well as managing administrative tasks associated with the organization and archiving of performing events. This position plays an essential role in supporting BKCM’s Suzuki team of 26 faculty and two piano collaborators, helping to create a supportive learning environment for the 220 students in our instrumental program and students in our Suzuki Early Childhood Education classes.

This position calls on a broad range of process management, administrative and communication skills.  The ideal candidate will be technologically savvy, efficient, with strong attention to detail and a hands-on attitude.  In addition, the ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and personnel management skills, as the role will be the first point of contact for families and will require management of overlapping deadlines and multiple projects.   

BKCM is located in beautiful Park Slope, Brooklyn where we have a committed community of supportive and involved parents and a robust parent training component. We are a short walk from the subway: B/Q to 7th Avenue & 2/3 Grand Army Plaza. 

In our Suzuki Program, students are required to attend weekly group and theory classes in addition to their weekly private lessons. Parents of beginners and transfer students attend 15 hours of parent class during their first year. In addition, parents attend the first six weeks of classes with their own full size instruments before students begin in November. Beginner students are typically aged 4 – 5. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have approached safety for teachers and students with the utmost care. Currently, all persons entering the BKCM building must be vaccinated against Covid-19, and wear a mask. These policies will continue to be revised depending on how the situation continues to unfold.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support incoming Suzuki families in their enrollment process 
  • Co-lead Suzuki Orientations with Suzuki Program Director
  • Manage intake interviews and admissions, and carry out communication with families about the enrollment process
  • Work alongside Suzuki Instrument Coordinators to prepare upcoming school year schedule
  • Support instrument coordinators in recital & recital program preparation (ex: print and fold programs, organize materials needed for events for faculty, etc.)
  • Coordinate, oversee and manage video documentation of Suzuki events
  • Assist Suzuki Coordinator & Instrument Coordinators with collaborative pianist management 
  • Assist Program Coordinator to order, organize and inventory Suzuki materials
  • Act as point person with Johnson Strings for instrument rentals
  • Assist with other Suzuki program administrative tasks (ex. practice challenge, performance classes, etc)
  • Data management (ASAP, Google Office Suite, MS Office Suite)
  • Maintain and ensure accuracy of student records

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years experience in a nonprofit or community music school setting (or equivalent)
  • Attend Suzuki ECC course within one year of employment, tuition paid for by BKCM https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/ecc/
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Publisher as well as Google Drive, Google Forms, and Google Docs, and ASAP, or ability to learn these quickly 
  • Passion for music and/or arts education
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment and manage tight deadlines without compromising attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with Suzuki approach
  • Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, or another language widely used in Brooklyn a plus

HOURS: Flexible hours of 8-12 hours per week to be coordinated with the Suzuki Program Director.  This position offers the flexibility of working from home and in a shared office environment.

SALARY: Starting at 8 hours per week at $30.25/hr, with expectation that the role will increase to 12 hours per week within 4 – 12 months. 

PROCESS: To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Hiring@BKCM.org by September 5. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the cut-off date.

 

ABOUT THE BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC:

Founded in 1897 as a formal music conservatory serving 200 students, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music now serves more than 15,000 individuals annually and collaborates with more than 50 organizations including schools, and youth, social service and senior centers, as well other arts and culture organizations and city agencies, to provide music instruction, music therapy, and performances in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.

Mission: The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music: transforming lives and building community through the expressive, educational and therapeutic powers of music.

Core Values: BKCM is committed to providing a nurturing environment that promotes and personifies excellence, collaboration, and community for individuals engaged in performing and music study. 

BKCM is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and culture. We believe that our staff and faculty should reflect the members of our student and client community to provide the most accessible music education and therapy services to our constituencies. We are working towards making BKCM’s team fully reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities. We strongly encourage BIPOC, AAPI, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQIA+ and all applicants of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds to apply.

 

BKCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

CHESTNUT COMMONS/BKCM SITE MANAGER, MUSIC PARTNERS DIVISION

Chestnut Commons/Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Job Opening

Position:  Chestnut Commons/BKCM Site Manager, Music Partners Division

Start Date: September 2022

Compensation: $30/hr

Hours: 15 hours per week; during school year programming, 7 hours on Saturdays, 8 additional hours throughout the week. During a two week summer program in July 2023, 20 hours during the week.  

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM), one of the country’s oldest and largest community music schools, seeks an experienced arts or community-based organization administrator to coordinate the people and logistics for a weekly music program located at the new Chestnut Commons Community Center in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. Programming will include 1-3 band classes and 20-40 private lessons on Saturdays, as well as a few early childhood classes and private lessons on weekdays, hours TBD. A two week, daily summer band program is planned for July of 23, exact hours and dates TBD.

The ideal candidate will share our vision for a world where every New Yorker, regardless of age, income or level of ability, has access to high-quality music instruction and music therapy. We believe that neighborhoods traditionally under-served by New York City cultural institutions need and deserve hands-on musical experiences, and that by creating these opportunities we are building a more vibrant, interconnected city.

Responsibilities will include:

  *outreach to local schools, community and neighborhood organizations to publicize programs and recruit students

  *serving as liaison between BKCM and Chestnut Commons, to support logistics of registration and scheduling

  *supporting families through the registration process 

  *communicating regularly with families to address concerns and any issues that may arise 

  *supporting BKCM teaching artists to ensure scheduling, space and supply needs are met

  *collaborating with lead teaching artist(s) to ensure program administration is supporting the best possible music education experience for students

  *attending meetings with Music Partners Director, Chestnut Commons and BKCM administration

Qualifications

  *Strong writing, speaking and listening skills, 

  *Supportive team player and problem solver

  *Bilingual in Spanish and English

  *Administrative experience working with community organizations in Brooklyn’s large and diverse neighborhoods

  *Strong organizational abilities and experience working with Excel, Word and and Google platforms

  *Experience with music/music education a plus but not required

  *Strong preference for someone deeply familiar with Cypress Hills and the East New York Community..

Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to musicpartners@bkcm.org.

Subject line: Chestnut Commons Site Manager Application

BKCM is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and culture. We believe that our staff and faculty should reflect the members of our student and client community to provide the most accessible music education and therapy services to our constituencies. We are working towards making BKCM’s team fully reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities. We strongly encourage BIPOC, AAPI, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQIA+ and all applicants of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds to apply.

BKCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

INDIVIDUAL GIVING MANAGER

INDIVIDUAL GIVING MANAGER 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music  (“BKCM” or “the Conservatory”) is a non-profit community music school based in Brooklyn, NY. We provide high quality music education and music therapy to more than 7,000 New Yorkers out of our home in Park Slope, and at more than 70 public schools and community-based organizations across the five boroughs of New York City. Our FY23 budget is approximately $6.5 mm, of which we will raise approximately $1.75 – $2.25 mm from private individuals, corporations, foundations, local and state government. For more information on the Conservatory you are encouraged to visit our web site: www.bkcm.org and www.bkcm.org/reports.

BKCM is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Individual Giving Manager (“Manager”). The Manager is responsible for developing and executing BKCM’s annual fundraising strategy in partnership with the Development, Marketing and Special Events team. Job responsibilities are detailed below. BKCM is embarking upon its most ambitious campaign to date with the imminent launch of a multi-year Capital Campaign. We believe this will create the opportunity for a successful hire to grow into a Major Gifts Officer within 2 – 3 years. 

Candidates should have 3-5 years fundraising experience, possess creativity, initiative, strong interpersonal / relationship building skills, excellent organizational / project management skills and proficiency with Salesforce. This is a full-time, hybrid position (mix of in-person and remote) reporting to the Director of Marketing & Development.This position will require flexible availability for occasional evening and weekend work, particularly around special event periods.

Salary range: $70,000-$85,000 + benefits commensurate with experience.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cultivate, manage and steward our portfolio of 700+ individual donors, including:
    • Identify, research and engage prospective individual donors
    • Grow and build our relationships with existing individual donors
    • Process, track, manage and maintain critical information on individual donors and donations. The Conservatory uses Salesforce as its donor management platform so experience with Salesforce is beneficial.
  • Day-to-day operations of the annual giving program, including solicitations, acknowledgments, answering donor inquiries, donor follow-up and stewardship.
  • With assistance of the Director of Marketing and Development oversee cultivation strategy for first-time and current donors, including donor-centric updates, benefits and events.
  • Manage special engagement opportunities that move donors to higher levels of annual giving, supporting the growth of a major gifts pipeline.
  • Draft thank you letters and written updates as well as compelling solicitation letters and campaign materials.
  • Work with Marketing department in the design of fundraising materials (i.e. website, video, social media, appeals, etc).
  • Attend and arrange meetings with donors and prospects for cultivation, stewardship and solicitation.
  • Document key conversations and other pertinent donor information in donor management database (Salesforce).
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of database to run appropriate reports and analysis for strategic planning and quarterly  review.
  • Managerial responsibilities for Development Assistant and development interns as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in a not-for-profit development office with proven success in donor solicitation and individual giving
  • Dynamic and engaging individual with a strong sense of leadership, relationship cultivation, and management
  • Demonstrated strategic, analytic, conceptual, planning, and partnership-building abilities
  • Special event coordination / management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines and high expectations
  • Managerial experience a plus
  • Passion for music and/or arts education a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (including Powerpoint presentation creation) and CRM/database management (Salesforce), and an openness to embracing new technology.

Working Conditions

Office environment, but may work on a hybrid schedule for in-person meetings with staff and donors as needed.  Will also be required to attend weekend and/or evening events.

 Position Structure and Benefit Incentives

  • This is a full-time position with benefits, 40 hours per week (hybrid schedule).
  • The salary range is $65K-$80K; commensurate with experience

Please email a letter of interest, current resume, and two writing samples to Rose Crichton-White, Director of Marketing and Development, at hiring@bkcm.org, by August 5. The subject line must include “Individual Giving Manager.” 

About the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music:

Founded in 1897 as a formal music conservatory serving 200 students, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music now serves more than 15,000 individuals annually and collaborates with more than 50 organizations, including schools, youth, social service and senior centers, as well other arts and culture organizations and city agencies, to provide music instruction, music therapy, and performances in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan. 

Mission: The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music aims to transform lives and build community through music’s expressive, educational, and therapeutic powers.

BKCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other factors prohibited by law. 

In addition to our equal opportunity commitment, BKCM is deeply committed to a transformative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion effort. We welcome applications from job-seekers from underrepresented identities in arts administration and nonprofit leadership, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, Latine/a/o/x, AAPI, and other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people, and neurodiverse people.

MISSION/BRAND AMBASSADOR - (Part-Time/Temporary)

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Schedule Varies-as needed
Pay: $25/hr

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) is hiring Mission/Brand Ambassadors for community engagement (“Brand Ambassadors”). The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music hosts over 200 concerts, recitals and events per year out of our Park Slope home and at various venues around Brooklyn. Events are typically on weekday evenings and during the day and evenings on weekends. Brand Ambassadors will be hired on an as-needed basis for our robust event calendar.  Brand Ambassadors are required to interact positively with donors, artists, students and concertgoers of all ages and abilities including special needs populations, and all members of the BKCM community.

The ideal candidate would have experience making public announcements, engaging in a public-facing role and being a comfortable multi-tasker.  Brand Ambassadors serve as enthusiastic representatives at BKCM’s events and other programs and are expected to present BKCM in a professional and responsible manner in line with BKCM’s brand and mission.

Brand Ambassadors report to the Marketing and Development Department with additional supervision from special events coordinators and other BKCM staff as is appropriate for each event. Events staff hours fluctuate based on BKCM’s busy events schedule and hours available. Individuals seeking rolling basis, shift-based work with backgrounds or interests in music, education, and nonprofit arts are strongly encouraged to apply. The pay rate is $25 per hour.

Brand Ambassadors’ primary responsibilities (based on the event):

  • Promote awareness of our mission, programs, fundraising initiatives and activities
  • Solicit for donations/support of our work
  • Make public announcements 
  • Track attendance and demographics
  • Set up, breakdown and/or distribution of marketing materials
  • Collection and data-entry of email addresses
  • Take photos/videos for social media posting/archival purposes
  • Miscellaneous special events tasks

Seasonal attendance at a paid training session(s) is required. Fingerprinting and background checks will be completed at hiring.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a friendly, warm personality
  • Responsive, punctual, and timely
  • Ability to work on a variable schedule
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with ticketing platforms and point of sale platforms, i.e. Square, Zkipster, etc. a plus
  • Valid driver’s license a plus
  • Some heavy lifting may be required

To apply, please submit a resume and a short letter of interest to Rose Crichton-White at rose.crichton@bkcm.org.

About Open Stages:

Open Stages is BKCM’s FREE community music festival. On Saturday, May 21 from 3–7pm, Open Stages 2022 will bring people together and spread good vibes throughout the neighborhood in a celebration of community, culture and Brooklyn’s vibrant music scene. Stoops, school lots, parks, gardens and sidewalks host more than 150 musicians throughout the day, including classical musicians, hip hop artists, marching bands, kids groups, and so much more.

Proceeds from the event help to support BKCM’s community programs, which bring music education and music therapy to thousands of people across all five boroughs of New York City.

About the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music:

Founded in 1897 as a formal music conservatory serving 200 students, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music now serves more than 15,000 individuals annually and collaborates with more than 50 organizations including schools, and youth, social service and senior centers, as well other arts and culture organizations and city agencies, to provide music instruction, music therapy, and performances in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.

Mission:

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music: transforming lives and building community through the expressive, educational and therapeutic powers of music.

Core Values:

BKCM is committed to providing a nurturing environment that promotes and personifies excellence, collaboration, and community for individuals engaged in performing and music study.

BKCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

DEI Statement:

BKCM is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and culture. We believe that our staff and faculty should reflect the members of our student and client community to provide the most accessible music education and therapy services to our constituencies. We are working towards making BKCM’s team fully reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities. We strongly encourage BIPOC, AAPI, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQIA+ and all applicants of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds to apply.

BKCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

EVENTS/SOUND STAFF

POSITION DESCRIPTION

*We are currently actively hiring for this position, in particular we are looking for people with good live sound mixing skills.*

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) is excited to be growing our Events & Live Sound Tech Staff (“Events Staff”). The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music hosts over 200 concerts, recitals and events per year out of our Park Slope home and at various venues around Brooklyn. Events are typically on weekday evenings and during the day and evenings on weekends. Event Staff will be hired on an as-needed basis for our robust event calendar.

Our Events Staff have three primary responsibilities based on event:

        • Front of house / box office – setting up and running box office and merchandise purchasing, check-in, welcoming and greeting of guests, representing the Conservatory, volunteer coordination, and closing out/reporting on events.
        • Live sound / tech – setting up and running live sound; video projection; zoom streaming; facilities set up including Concert Hall seating and reception. In the BKCM Recital Hall where most events take place, AV skills include: setting up backline, setting up microphones and stands, running a 16 channel wireless mixer with an iPad, creating and cueing lighting presets, setting up and running video projection if needed.
        • Virtual Hosting – Leading Zoom workshops including screen shares, breakout rooms, and streaming live programing.

The ideal candidate would have both front and back of house experience and be a comfortable multi-tasker, capable of moving between roles that support a variety of needs at different kinds of events. Candidates should be welcoming, responsive, adaptive and strong troubleshooters. Events Staff are often responsible for after-hours security of the building.

The size of our Events Staff varies from event to event. Many events can be run by a single Event Staff person capable of both front and back of house tasks. Event Staff may have responsibility for managing / supervising an event volunteer. Other larger special events and fundraisers are staffed with multiple Event Staff with more specialized roles and responsibilities.

Events Staff serve are enthusiastic ambassadors for BKCM’s events and other programs and are expected to represent BKCM in a professional and responsible manner in line with BKCM’s brand and mission. We are seeking outgoing, proactive individuals who are comfortable engaging with the public. Previous customer service experience is a plus.

Seasonal attendance at a paid training session is required. Fingerprinting and background checks will be completed at hiring.

Events Staff report to the Events Manager with additional supervision from special events coordinators and other BKCM staff as is appropriate for each event. Events staff hours fluctuate based on BKCM’s busy events schedule and hours available. Individuals seeking rolling basis, shift based work with backgrounds or interests in music, education, and nonprofit arts are strongly encouraged to apply. Pay rate is $25 per hour.

Duties and responsibilities:

        • Run-of-show event coordination, including, but not limited to: setting up and running box office and merchandise purchasing; closing out events cashbox, volunteer coordination
        • Setting up and running live sound; facilities set up including Concert Hall seating and reception
        • Record keeping event data; tracking attendance and demographics
        • Accepting donations
        • Handing out Marketing materials, conversing about upcoming events.
        • Opening and/or locking and security of the building
        • Miscellaneous special events tasks, i.e., managing refreshment station, cake serving, ice cream scooping, etc.), opening and/or locking and securing the building

Skills:

        • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Events staff are required to interact positively with donors, artists, concertgoers of all ages and abilities including special needs populations, and all members of the BKCM community acting as ambassadors for the organization.
        • Live sound experience required and lighting experience a bonus
        • Experience with ticketing platforms and point of sale platforms, i.e. Square, Zkipster, etc. a plus
        • Responsive, punctual, and timely
        • Some heavy lifting will be required

To apply, please submit resume and short letter of interest to Events & Community Partners Manager Miranda Knutson at miranda.knutson@bkcm.org.

About the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music:
Founded in 1897 as a formal music conservatory serving 200 students, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music now serves more than 15,000 individuals annually and collaborates with more than 50 organizations including schools, and youth, social service and senior centers, as well other arts and culture organizations and city agencies, to provide music instruction, music therapy, and performances in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.

Mission:
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music: transforming lives and building community through the expressive, educational and therapeutic powers of music.

Core Values:
BKCM is committed to providing a nurturing environment that promotes and personifies excellence, collaboration, and community for individuals engaged in performing and music study.

BKCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.