Job Opportunities

last updated 8.24.2018

Full-Time Design & Digital Media Manager

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is seeking a full-time Design & Digital Media Manager to lead the design and creation of all digital and print materials, including graphic and audio/visual content, and to manage social media. The Design & Digital Media Manager will play an important role in building the organization’s brand, attracting new audiences, and engaging visitors across channels during a time of significant growth in the Chorus’s 27-year history. The ideal candidate will be a creative, collaborative, strategic, yet detail-oriented artist who will maintain and grow a strong visual identity for the organization while engaging a diverse array of constituents through a robust online presence.

The Design & Digital Media Manager will report to the Chief Operating Officer and work in close collaboration with the Founder & Artistic Director and Director of Marketing & Communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Design & Digital Media Manager will:

  • Develop a comprehensive and coherent design strategy built on current brand to ensure a cohesive look and feel across all projects and channels to support institutional and departmental goals
  • Collaborate with marketing, development, artistic, and program teams to create digital content and print materials to support a full range of projects including performance artwork, concert programs, fundraising appeals, event invitations, and recruitment collateral
  • Lead all audio/visual content capture both in a studio environment and/or in the field including rehearsals, performances, and small events
  • Keep up with current design, digital, and social media trends and best practices, make recommendations, and implement
  • Manage digital audio and video library
  • Develop, implement, and analyze all digital content including social media with a goal to drive and grow traffic to Brooklyn Youth Chorus channels
  • Create content for and be the voice of Brooklyn Youth Chorus across all social media platforms
  • Track and measure digital metrics and implement improvements to increase performance

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-4 years of experience working in design, digital media, and/or social media, prior experience working for nonprofit educational or arts organizations preferred
  • Visionary strategist and content producer who is passionate about storytelling
  • Successful track record of independently leading creative projects across multiple departments from ideation through implementation
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite products including Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Understanding of and appreciation for an engagement-oriented approach to online marketing
  • Strong web editorial and social media copywriting ability
  • Understanding of the latest digital and social media trends and platforms
  • Proven track record of creating professional quality content
  • Ability to work collaboratively with many departments while independently managing competing priorities under a single institutional vision
  • Knowledge of content management systems, digital asset management, motion graphics, HTML, and audio editing software is a plus

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered, including generous vacation package, medical, dental, and vision insurance.

APPLICATION
Please send a resume; cover letter; salary requirements; attachment(s) or link(s) to portfolio, website, reel, or two work samples; and at least two professional references to resume@brooklynyouthchorus.org.  Applications must contain examples of creative work to be considered. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. No calls, please. EOE.

 

Part-Time Program Assistant

Brooklyn Youth Chorus seeks a part-time Program Assistant to serve as a rehearsal manager and front desk receptionist. The rehearsal manager is responsible for taking attendance, monitoring chorister behavior before, during, and after rehearsal, and helping distribute music as needed. As the front desk receptionist, the program assistant is responsible for greeting guests and parents, answering the phone, email, and other administrative work.

In additional to these tasks the program assistant would be asked to help with two Brooklyn Youth Chorus annual concerts: Holiday Harmonies (tentative dates: December 14 to 16, 2018) and Spring Sings (tentative dates: May 13 to May 18), and other special events such as the Fall Benefit and Spring Gala (Dates TBD).

TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE – subject to change
Mondays, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm (5 hours)
Location: Eagle Academy (1137 Herkimer Street)

Wednesday, 2:30 to 7:30 pm (5 hours)
Location: Brooklyn Youth Chorus HQ (179 Pacific Street)

Fridays, 4:30 to 7:30 pm (3 hours)
Location: Brooklyn Youth Chorus HQ (179 Pacific Street)

Saturdays, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (7 hours)
Location: Brooklyn Youth Chorus HQ (179 Pacific Street)

Approximate Total Hours: 20 hours per week

SALARY/RATE OF PAY
$18 per hour

This position reports directly to the School Administrator and will run from September 2018 to June 2019 with the option to be renewed after June 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in music, music education, and/or arts administration
  • Teaching experience (music education field is preferred)
  • Experience working with young people from diverse backgrounds
  • Must possess the ability to establish strong working relationships with Brooklyn Youth Chorus colleagues and families
  • This position may include apprenticeship opportunities in Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s trademarked Cross-Choral Training Method. Candidates with an interest in choral music education and conducting or strongly preferred.    

APPLICATION
Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least two professional references to kburke@brooklynyouthchorus.org with the subject line “Program Assistant Position – Your Name.” Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. No calls, please. EOE.