Job Details:

Salary: $70,000-$85,000

Job Type: Full Time (Monday to Friday 35 hrs/week)

Location: Hybrid remote

Job Description

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for a set of accounting activities to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, organization policies and external audits. This person will manage the daily transactions of all accounts payable, accounts receivables and reconciliations in support of the financial statements.

The Staff Accountant will report to and work closely with the Director of Finance and others in the organization in analysis and reconciliation of accounts and in development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures and controls.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring all expenses and revenues are properly verified, recorded, processed and filed
  • Reviewing journal entries and account balance reconciliations
  • Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures including the review and implementation of process and system changes.
  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies
  • Make recommendations for changes as needed and ensure that company policies and procedures are followed and establishes the proper techniques to discover and prevent fraud
  • Prepare detailed journal entries and account analyses
  • Assisting with compilation of information for preparation of audits and tax returns

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting or a recognized Accounting Certificate
  • 3-5 years of experience in accounting preferably in non-profit
  • Working knowledge of GAAP

Staff Accountant skills & proficiencies:

  • Accuracy
  • Timeliness
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitask
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Analysis
  • QuickBooks
  • ASAP Registration Software
  • SalesForce

Full time employees are eligible for benefits through BKCM including medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous paid time off and holidays. 

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter with the subject line “Staff Accountant” addressed to Director of Finance, Shameeza Chandarpal at hiring@bkcm.org by March 1, 2024. For immediate hire; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the cut-off date.

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 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.

Available positions at BKCM:

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music seeks a Choral Director for their 50+ community chorale to conduct starting in 2024-25 season, with interim conducting positions potentially available in the remainder 2023-24 season starting in February of 2024. 

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Chorale (BCC) is seeking a skilled and competent leader with a formal education and experience in choral literature, ensemble conducting and voice pedagogy. Must be experienced at working at a high level within a community choral setting and comfortable with choosing repertoire that is dynamic, challenging and appropriate to the mission of the chorale.

The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, now in its 16th season, continues a long tradition of choral music at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. The chorale has developed an increasingly challenging repertoire encompassing music from the Renaissance to the present, including premieres of new works and major works for chorus and orchestra. The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale continues to achieve new levels of musical and organizational accomplishment, and to attract talented singers who contribute to the group’s improvement and enthusiasm. The members of the Chorale enjoy a dynamic, friendly and highly musical atmosphere, working and growing together to reach new levels. 

Administrative duties include selecting music, conducting rehearsals, choosing individual singers for solos, and occasionally hiring instrumentalists. Other administrative tasks include maintaining a calendar of events for performances, recruiting new members, managing auditions, preparing music, planning efficient rehearsals, programming public concerts, tracking registration and attendance of members and managing ringers. Must communicate directly and clearly with all administrative staff and work closely with the program director of the community music school, marketing and the executive director. Must be knowledgeable of how to run an efficient rehearsal and engage with a variety of singers at different levels. Must be willing to look for engaging and creative ways to recruit new members in the community and beyond. Must be an excellent communicator and efficient with technology. Must be willing to expand performance opportunities, connecting with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Community Orchestra.

Other opportunities may include directing a children’s choir, leading community sing-ins and designing vocal classes at the conservatory. Person must have strong personal communication skills, dynamic personality and a community minded spirit.  Salary is commensurate with experience. The ideal candidate for this position is located within the NYC area. 

Salary Range: $10,000 to $12,500

Notable Repertoire:

  • Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass
  • Poulenc’s Gloria
  • Vaughan Williams’ “Toward the Unknown Region”
  • Brahms’s “A German Requiem”
  • Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Notable Performances: 

  • Portions of Verdi operas, presented in collaboration with partner orchestras, including the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, and the Metro Chamber Orchestra. 
  • Latin American music across the continent and across the centuries, featuring world-renowned bandoneon player Raul Jaurena. 
  • Poems about Nature, from Shakespeare to Robert Frost to e.e. cummings, set to music by composers spanning the ages from Purcell to Whitacre, as well as a geographical range from Britten and Vaughan Williams, to Debussy and Ravel, to Randall Thompson and Leonard Bernstein.

How to apply:

Send an email with the subject Chorale Director Position to Community Music School Director at cmsadmin@bkcm.org Please attach your resume and cover letter in PDF format

Applications due January 19th, 2024. 

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, 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 aims to transform lives and build community through music’s expressive, educational, and therapeutic powers.

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 other factors prohibited by law. 

In addition to our equal opportunity commitment, BKCM is deeply committed to a transformative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion effort. We welcome applications from job-seekers from underrepresented identities in arts administration and nonprofit leadership, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, Latine/a/o/x, AAPI, and other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people, and neurodiverse people.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Schedule Varies-as needed
Pay: $25-$30/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 being 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. The pay rate starts at $25 per hour, depending on experience and skill set. 

NOTE: we will be hiring specifically for Open Stages on May 13, 2023, as our primary event.  See below for more details.

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/videos 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, Funraise, etc. a plus
  • Valid driver’s license a plus
  • Some heavy lifting may be required

To apply, please submit a resume and a 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 13 from 2–8pm, Open Stages 2023 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 100+ 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.

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.

Don’t see a position that suits your skill set, or have experience that lies outside of the available positions? Feel free to submit a resume and cover short, descriptive email to hiring@bkcm.org.

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.