Jobs & Opportunities

EVENTS/LIVE SOUND STAFF

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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.

BUILDING SAFETY MONITOR

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) is seeking safety monitors for our current academic year to assist with management and enforcement of BKCM’s Covid reopening safety procedures and protocols. Safety monitors will be responsible for ensuring the hygiene, safety, and security of our community, and the sanitization of BKCM’s five story facility during our reopening phase for in person music instruction.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Temperature and mask check enforcement
  • Administering of daily family/student health/tracing surveys/questionnaires
  • Regular cleaning/sanitizing of high touch surfaces throughout the building
  • Replenishing cleaning/sanitizing supplies throughout BKCM’s facility
  • Student pick up liaison
  • Enforcing mask and social distancing policies

These are forward facing positions: candidates should be warm, engaging, but firm and comfortable enforcing policy and guidelines. Candidates should also have experience/be comfortable interacting with children, have good problem solving capacity, and high interpersonal/emotional intelligence.

These are hourly/shift based positions reporting to the Director of Administration with a $17-$20/hour pay range. Hours may range from approximately 11:00 AM –  9:00 PM on weekdays, and 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on weekends. Half shifts may be 4-5 hours; full shifts may be 8 hours; total hours are flexible. Safety Monitors will be expected to wear a BKCM t-shirt.

*Please note, these are IN PERSON positions beginning in mid-October.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Director of Administration Michaela Mechlovitz at Michaela.Mechlovitz@bkcm.org. For immediate hire to begin on or before October 19th; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

PART-TIME MUSIC FACULTY POSITIONS

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Music Partners division of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is seeking creative and dedicated musicians to become members of our world class Music Partners Faculty!

Music Partners was created in 1988 in response to a critical need in the community — the rising number of New York City public schools offering no music instruction. It now serves 4,500 students off-site at 24 schools, 8 youth centers, and 3 senior centers in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. https://bkcm.org/musicpartners/

We currently have openings for: 

  • Early Childhood Music and Movement
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Percussion
  • Violin
  • Ukulele
  • Guitar
  • Chorus
  • Song Writing
  • Music Production

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Music (B.M. or BMus) and/or comparable training, certificate or working experience in your expertise. 

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

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.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to musicpartners@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.