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last updated 8.16.17

Part-Time Associate Conductor/Rehearsal Manager

Full-Time Annual Fund & Special Events Manager


Position Title: Part-Time Associate Conductor/Rehearsal Manager

Brooklyn Youth Chorus seeks a part-time Associate Conductor/Rehearsal Manager to lead our after-school choruses throughout the academic year, September through June.  The candidate will work with Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s public school outreach program and core after-school program for both elementary and middle school age children. The position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as musical experience working with children.

  • Conduct rehearsals for public school outreach programs and core after-school program
  • Supervision of choristers before and during weekly rehearsals
  • Manage music and rehearsal material distribution
  • Attendance record keeping
  • Be present and supervise the Chorus at all performances and chorus events
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working with treble singers ages 7-14 as well as a willingness to learn and utilize the Chorus’s Cross-Choral Training® method – a proven holistic and experiential approach to teaching voice and musicianship in a group setting developed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s founder and artistic director, Dianne Berkun Menaker
  • Basic piano accompaniment skills
  • Be enthusiastic and work well as part of collaborative artistic team
  • Experience with Kodály method or fluency in tonic solfege (movable do)
  • Be an appropriate vocal model and demonstrate understanding of functional voice pedagogy
  • Have a track record of success in teaching musicianship skills
  • Approximately 10-15 hours/week
  • Commensurate with experience

In anticipation of the further expansion of our choral program, there is room for growth in this position and advancement within the organization.


Please send a resume and cover letter to Dianne Berkun Menaker at with “Associate Conductor Position” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Applicants must also include conducting examples (YouTube or other online media, Dropbox, or DVD accepted). Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls, please. EOE.

Position Title: Full-Time Annual Fund and Special Events Manager

Brooklyn Youth Chorus seeks an Annual Fund & Special Events Manager to join its growing development team as the Chorus reaps the benefits of a groundbreaking 25th Anniversary season and enters the public phase of a $3 million-dollar capacity-building campaign. This full-time position reports to the Director of Development (DOD). The Annual Fund and Special Events manager will be responsible for an array of day-to-day development operations including management of the Annual Fund and the logistics surrounding the organization’s Spring Gala, house parties, and other development events (Kickstarter, sing-a-thon, etc.).

  • Manage the Annual Fund
    • Design and implement a comprehensive Annual Fund campaign. This includes multi-letter direct mail campaigns, phone solicitations, Kickstarter campaigns, digital communications, and individual outreach.
    • Work closely with the DOD to manage a portfolio of existing, dormant, and prospective donors with the goal of securing first time gifts, moving current donors up in class, and reactivating dormant donors.
    • Coordinate all solicitation efforts, including writing solicitation letters, creation of collateral materials, and pledge reminders.
    • Work closely with Marketing and Communications Manager and provide content for the annual Newsletter and fundraising e-blasts, in addition to regularly updating related content for the website.
  • Manage the Annual Spring Gala and other special events
    • Work closely with the DOD to strategize, plan and execute the Chorus’s Annual Spring Gala.
    • Spearhead the planning and implementation of recognition/cultivation events for major donors/prospects, as well as other 3-5 BYC special events including the gala kick-off party, pre- or post-concert receptions, board dinners, fundraising house parties, parent parties, and other.
    • Work with gala co-chairs to build gala committee and activate its members, as well as the entire board of directors
    • Lead creation and distribution of all event communications, including Save the Date and invitations and coordinate proper follow up
  • Other Activities
    • Help manage day-to-day operations of the Development department
    • Work with the DOD and Board Development Committee to develop annual strategic objectives and goals for individual giving.
    • Provide informed and timely activity and pipeline reports and revenue forecasts. Help maintain accurate information in the donor database.
    • Attend and assist with Brooklyn Youth Chorus events
  • 5 years non-profit experience in fundraising/development
  • Familiarity with Annual Fund campaigns and demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills
  • Strong sense of accountability
  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, multi-task, and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Significant experience in event planning
  • Ability to demonstrate thoughtfulness and attention to donors year-round through personalized contact as appropriate
  • Experience with databases (FileMaker Pro, Raiser’s Edge) a plus
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and judgment. Ability professionally represent BYC internally and publicly; develop and maintain effective relationships with donors, committee members, prospects, and the BYC community
  • Proven ability to work well within a team and independently
  • A sense of humor and collaborative spirit
  • Familiarity with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus philanthropic community a plus

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered, including generous vacation package, medical, dental, and vision insurance.


Please send a resume, cover letter, and two relevant writing samples to with “Annual Fund & Special Events Manager” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls, please. EOE.