Jobs & Opportunities

Part Time Bookkeeper

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The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) seeks a motivated and detail oriented Bookkeeper to assist with daily accounting operations of our Finance Department. This is a part time position with a commitment of 14 hours per week. Hours can be flexible. Experience in non-profit finance, accounting practices, and QuickBooks a plus. This position reports to the Controller and to the Executive Director

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:Please email a cover letter and resume to Director of Administration Michaela Mechlovitz with the subject line “Bookkeeper” by Friday, January 18, 2019.

Development Associate


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The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) 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, social service organizations, senior centers, homeless shelters in all five boroughs of New York City. We operate on a budget of approximately $4 mm. We raised approximately $1 – $1.5 mm annually from private individuals, corporations, foundations and local and state government. For more information on the Conservatory you are encouraged to visit our web site:

The Conservatory is seeking an experienced Development Associate to support all aspects of BKCM’s fundraising activities with a focus on donor cultivation strategy, individual giving and special events management. The Development Associate 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 $40,000-$50,000 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 500+ individual donors, including:
    • Identify and 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.
  • 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
  • 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 by Friday, January, 18.

Junior Graphic Designer

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Position Summary

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) seeks a Junior Graphic Designer to add to its Marketing and Communications team. The Junior Graphic Designer is responsible for supporting the design and creation of a range of digital and print materials to promote BKCM’s diverse programs, classes, initiatives, and full calendar of events. Under the direction of the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Junior Designer will assist the Lead Graphic Designer (Lead) to carry out the design of materials, assure consistency of concept and brand across materials. Candidate should have a strong ability to execute design direction and to design contemporary, engaging materials within BKCM’s established style and visual brand.

The position will be approximately 15 hours per week and reports to the Marketing and Communications Manager. This is a part time contracted position. Selected applicant will submit a signed W9 upon hiring. Pay is calculated hourly, the rate will be between $25 and $30 per hour based on experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and Lead to tie design into the overall brand strategy of the organization.
  • Assist with the design and creation of print communications with focus on top-level campaigns such as major fundraisers, annual fundraising and information documents, and other important events and programs, taking direction from the Lead.
  • Design and create print communications for other BKCM marketing needs within the established visual brand, including concert series, registration materials, class offerings, community events, and more. Materials may include postcards, posters, brochures, flyers, ads, programs, banners, invitations, fundraising appeals.
  • Ensure that all materials follow the style guide which provides a visual center and brand consistency for the organization.
  • With the Marketing Associate, produce and resize graphics for social media, the BKCM website, other digital platforms and print materials.
  • Design email marketing campaigns and newsletters.
  • Contribute to archive of organization’s assets and design files.
  • Advise and assist Marketing Associate with website visual design and layout.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Professional experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily InDesign, also Photoshop and Illustrator) and Microsoft Publisher. Experience with Sketch and Spark a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience with typesetting, typography and designing within a style guide. Experience with visual art a plus.
  • Two or more years’ experience working in a graphic design and marketing capacity (including internships)
  • Knowledge of designing emails in Mailchimp and creating images for email marketing.
  • Experience in event and program brand design a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Familiarity designing for a broad spectrum of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat).
  • Knowledge of and experience in WordPress website platform. Basic HTML, web design, desktop publishing skills.
  • Knowledge of communication and professional printing industry standards and practices including preparing a document for print.
  • Experience with archiving and organizing assets and working files.
  • Strong project management skills, detail oriented, ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines and to work independently.
  • Photography, videography and photo/video editing skills a plus.
  • Knowledge of classical, jazz, and other various styles of music and/or arts education a plus.
  • Knowledge of educational, family, and arts marketing and promotion in Brooklyn a major plus.

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and portfolio to Director of Administration Michaela Mechlovitz by Friday, January 18, 2019.

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