Jobs & Opportunities

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Schedule Varies-as needed
Pay: $25/hr  **SPECIAL EVENT RATE ON  MAY 21ST ONLY: $35/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 be 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. Pay rate is $25 per hour (NOTE: Special event rate for May 21, 2022 is $35/hr).

MAY 21ST EVENT

For BKCM’s Open Stages event on May 21st, Brand Ambassadors will be responsible for sidewalk solicitations – e.g., engaging passersby in conversations leading to donations and mailing list sign-ups.

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/video 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 resume and 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.

FINANCIAL AID | SELF-DIRECTION COORDINATOR

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) is seeking to hire a part time Financial Aid | Self Direction Coordinator. BKCM distributes $200,000 in financial aid each year to students across 4 programs: the Community Music School, Music Therapy, Music Partners, and the Suzuki Program. BKCM also provides administrative support to families who use Self Direction to pay for BKCM offerings. Self Direction is a Medicaid-funded program run by New York State’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Summary: The Financial Aid | Self Direction Coordinator will be responsible for administering BKCM’s financial aid and Self Direction programs, as well as provide student support services for financial aid recipients. The Financial Aid | Self Direction Coordinator reports to the Director of Administration and the Music Therapy Program Director, and work collaboratively with Program Directors, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the registration team, and the Music Therapy Clinical Coordinator.

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

Wages: $31.50/hour

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years work experience in administrative services.
  • Commitment to assisting families access music therapy and music education.
  • Ability to recognize and competently discuss marginalizing factors that BKCM students and families encounter: disability, neurodiversity, financial hardship, and trauma.
  • Commitment to BKCM’s vision to nurture a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community and a willingness to promote organizational growth in service of that vision in collaboration with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail across multiple programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for many different constituents– BKCM families, Self Direction agencies and brokers, BKCM staff and faculty.
  • Strong intra- and inter-personal skills as the selected candidate will be required to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Competency in Google Suite programs, ASAP, and Asana.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Process Financial Aid for all Music Therapy, CMS, Suzuki, and Music Partners applicants:
    Create and maintain FA application(s).
  • Work with Program Directors and Music Therapy Clinical Coordinator re: FA budgets, timelines, deadlines, programmatic needs.
  • Protect security of sensitive financial data submitted by applicants.
  • Respond in a timely manner to FA applicants.
  • Calculate FA offers to balance the needs of applicants and program budgets, capacity, and ability to sustain FA support over time.
  • Communicate regularly with the registration team to review registration deadlines and provide timely and accurate FA info.
  • Maintain organized records of FA Offers and the financial documentation that families provide.
  • Maintain organized and accurate FA budget spreadsheets.
  • Collaborate with Marketing/Development to gather and organize FA info for grant proposals and reports.

Set Up and Maintain Self Direction payment and reimbursement arrangements for all eligible clients/students:

  • Provide info about using Self Direction at BKCM for all inquiring families.
    Collaborate with MT Clinical Coordinator to process inquiries who will use Self Direction or continuing students who want to make changes to enrollment.
  • Set up and administer direct-to-vendor payment arrangements with Fiscal Intermediaries (FI)’s.
  • Email monthly receipts to all parents seeking Self Direction reimbursement.
    Email monthly invoices to all FIs and parents/brokers.
  • Maintain organized records of SD Invoices, SD Receipts, LOAs and Financial Responsibility Forms.
  • Keep track of all outgoing SD invoices and incoming SD payments.
  • Follow up with FI and parents on missing or delayed payments.
  • Invoice families as needed for tuition/fees not paid by FI.
  • Collaborate with the Finance department and registration team to ensure that all ASAP accounts for Self Direction users are reconciled.

Provide Student Services to FA recipients:

  • Coordinate with teachers, parents of FA recipients, and Program Directors to address student needs for additional support, such as lesson materials, instrument procurement, transport, etc.
  • Ensure FA recipients attend sessions and lessons regularly through ASAP records, and communication with teachers and Program Directors.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Director of Administration Michaela Mechlovitz at Michaela.Mechlovitz@bkcm.org by May 10th, 2022. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case by case basis if the role has not been filled.

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.

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/LIVE 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.

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.