Jobs & Opportunities

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE (FULL TIME)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (“BKCM”) is a non-profit community music school that provides music education and music therapy to more than 6,000 New Yorkers out of our building in Park Slope, and at more than 70 schools and community centers in all five boroughs of NYC. For an extensive profile of our organization, check out our recent Annual Report: https://bkcm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/210317-05_BKCM-AR20-1.pdf

BKCM is seeking 1 full time Marketing & Communications Associate to join our dynamic and growing marketing team. The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. They will support the development and execution of marketing and communications initiatives (content, communications, campaigns, website, etc.). This candidate must also have strong experience writing and editing communications and web copy for public-facing platforms (media alerts, social media, emails). The Marketing & Communications Associate is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Marketing & Development, and requires flexibility to work some nights and weekends. $40,000-$45,000 salary range, plus medical, dental, vision, and auxiliary insurance benefits, and paid time off.

Key responsibilities:

  • Write, edit and prepare content for publication including, but not limited to blogs, ads, emails, media alerts, etc.
  • Ensure accuracy and clarity of communications as well as consistency and alignment with key organizational and marketing objectives
  • Work with team members to publish content to websites and maintain email schedules
  • Maintain and update media contact list
  • Assist in providing monthly metrics
  • Provide communications support to other departments, as needed
  • Act as a brand steward, upholding brand and standards and consistency in all projects
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements:

  • Degree/certification in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience working in a similar or related position, non-profit experience preferred
  • Excellent writing and editing/proofing abilities (writing samples required)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, WordPress and various social media platforms
  • Strong knowledge of project management and content distribution platforms (such as Asana, MailChimp, etc.)
  • As this position will be a hybrid of remote and in-person scheduling, must have the ability to come into organization headquarters in Brooklyn as well as have access to a reliable computer with active internet connection when working remotely.

Preferred skills:

  • Simple content creation (i.e.: Canva, InDesign ) experience is a plus.
  • Bilingual a plus

Soft Skills Needed:

  • Strong creativity, collaborative skills and the ability to self-start
  • Flexibility with changes in task and priorities along with using sound judgment
  • Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, training, and experience

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Rose.Crichton@bkcm.org by Monday, May 24th.

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.

DEI Statement:

BKCM is committed 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.

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.