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 Associate


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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.

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