Jobs & Opportunities

Staff Accountant

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The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) seeks a full time motivated and detail oriented Staff Accountant to assist with daily accounting operations of our Finance Department. Experience in non-profit finance, accounting practices, and QuickBooks a plus. This position reports to the Controller. Salary $38,000-40,000 per year.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Maintaining general ledgers
  • Verify, record and process accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions
  • Monitor and reconcile budget vs actual P&Ls for BKCM’s programs
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Prepare audit schedules and assist with the audit process
  • Administrative duties


Candidates should possess accounting knowledge and experience, demonstrate strong organizational skills, and be able to work independently or as part of a team. Must have experience with Excel and QuickBooks.


To Apply:

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Director of Administration Michaela Mechlovitz by Saturday, April 27 2019.

Development Manager


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The Conservatory is seeking an experienced Development Manager to support all aspects of BKCM’s fundraising activities with a focus on donor cultivation strategy, individual giving and special events management. This is a donor-facing job. Candidates should have direct cultivation / solicitation experience. The Development Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is part of a five-person Marketing and Development team.

Candidates should possess creativity, initiative, strong interpersonal / relationship building skills, excellent organizational / project management skills and aptitude with Salesforce. This is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director with a $50,000-$65,000 salary range + benefits commensurate with experience.


  • Develop, execute and support all facets of BKCM’s annual fundraising strategy with innovative, relevant, and meaningful development strategies, communications, promotions, and special events.
  • Cultivate, manage and steward our portfolio of 600+ 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.
  • Conceive, plan, and throw special events including BKCM’s signature fundraising events as well as various smaller individual and community building events.
  • Manage the Conservatory’s (calendar) year-end appeal
  • Support the fundraising efforts and special initiatives of the Board of Trustees
  • Manage development interns as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required
  • Three years’ experience in a development or marketing capacity with demonstrated results
  • The Conservatory uses Salesforce as its donor management platform so aptitude with Salesforce is beneficial.
  • 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
  • Passion for music and/or arts education a plus

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources Manager Michaela Mechlovitz by Friday, March 8, 2019.

Marketing Assistant


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The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music seeks a dynamic and engaging full time Marketing Assistant to develop engaging and effective copy and other content to support the digital and print marketing for Brooklyn’s largest community music school. This is an entry level position with opportunities for growth. BKCM’s Marketing Department produces all marketing materials for BKCM’s diverse programs and special events. The Marketing Assistant will support the development and execution of all facets of BKCM’s marketing strategy.

Candidates should be self-starting, motivated, organized, and have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with a focus on copywriting. Candidates with strong interests in arts marketing, the nonprofit sector, arts administration, education, music, and performing arts are encouraged to apply. This is a full time position and requires flexibility to work some nights and weekends. $30,000-$32,000 salary range. This position reports to the Marketing and Communications Manager.


  • Provide general administrative support, research, and creative input for the Marketing and Development Departments
  • Assist with the copywriting for social media, material and digital marketing materials
  • Coordinate distribution of printed materials, from building and event signage to posters/flyers around the neighborhood, to direct mailings and targeted outreach
  • Update internal and community calendars/submit events to and engage with local publications, organizations and websites
  • Assist with tracking marketing expenses and provide support for the budgeting process
  • Work with Development team to maintain, update, and segment BKCM’s contact database and marketing mailing list
  • Update and maintain marketing files and archive, including copy, graphics, photos and videos


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience required
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, with an emphasis on copywriting: fast and flexible writing skills to reach a number of varied audiences, along with strong editing and proofreading ability
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines and high expectations
  • Willingness to work on tight deadlines and adapt to changing production schedules
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter required
  • Basic HTML, web design, desktop publishing skills and knowledge of WordPress a plus
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with contact database systems and practices (Salesforce, Mailchimp) a plus
  • Knowledge of and interest in classical, jazz and other various styles of music and/or arts education a plus
  • Photography, videography and photo/video editing skills a plus
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours required

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Director of Administration Michaela Mechlovitz by Monday, April 15, 2019.

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