Job Opportunities

Development Assistant

Brooklyn Youth Chorus seeks a full-time Development Coordinator to join its development team during a time of significant growth and excitement in the organization’s 28-year history. This individual will play a critical role in supporting all development functions and will have the opportunity to gain skills within the organization’s growing fundraising department.

The Development Assistant is a full-time, non-exempt position, which will report directly to the Director of Development and Institutional Advancement as part of a 3-person Development team. The responsibilities and tasks will include but are not limited to:

Individual Donor Management

  • Assist in processing donations and preparing acknowledgment letters
  • Assist with all aspects of individual gift solicitations including efforts to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors
  •  Edit content for individual donor solicitations

Grant Administration

  • Provide support for the submission of grant applications for corporate, foundation and government supporters
  • Maintain institutional calendar for reporting and applying for funding
  • Track obligations and deliverables associated with corporate sponsorships
  • Prepare administrative and stewardship correspondence and acknowledgments for institutional donors

 Board Liaison:

  • Schedule and administer all board and committee meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.)
  • Serve as main point of contact for all Board members regarding key dates and materials 

Event Management

  • Provide support in a range of administrative and logistical capacities as needed for all development events including the Spring Gala, all self-produced concerts, and cultivation and stewardship events.

Database Management

  • Continually update and maintain database records (Raiser’s Edge)
  • Assist in managing all mass print and digital campaigns for annual appeal, gala and other key events.


  • Proofread and edit institutional and departmental documents
  • Schedule all development-related meetings
  • Reconcile financial records and invoice vendors through the Finance Department


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of professional experience with at least 1 year of development experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to details
  • Ability to multi-task and work under deadline
  • Strong sense of personal accountability and follow-through
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong email and phone communication skills 
  • Interest or background in music and/or performing arts preferred 
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and experience with Filemaker Pro preferred.


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


Brooklyn Youth Chorus is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas including artistic and education programs and recruitment of choristers, volunteers, staff, and its Board of Directors.

We stand for absolute respect for each individual; an appreciation and understanding of the broad spectrum of all our differences be they cultural, racial, religious, socio-economic, or based on sexual identity, gender, physical or intellectual ability; and the ability to experience bonds of friendship through the joy of music. We celebrate open-mindedness and critical thinking, and seek to create opportunities for students to explore and embrace these important values together. We recognize that a diverse community is an asset that must be continually cared for, preserved, and enhanced, with constant attention, for the benefit of all its members.


Please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and at least two professional references to  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls, please. EOE.

Part-Time Chorus Conductor Teaching Artists

Brooklyn Youth Chorus seeks a Part-Time Chorus Conductor Teaching Artist to conduct a weekly Saturday training division class starting immediately and a Part-Time Chorus Conductor Teaching Artist or Artists to lead in-school programming in the Spring semester.

Teaching Artists will work with the artistic team to create and produce curriculum, choose repertoire, assess new and current students, and lead rehearsals and performances. These positions will include training with Brooklyn Youth Chorus Founder and Artistic Director, Dianne Berkun Menaker in the Cross-Choral Trainingpedagogy. The position will run during the  September 2019 to May 2020 season with the potential to expand into additional classes and levels in future years.


Saturdays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm  

Brooklyn Youth Chorus HQ (179 Pacific Street)

Ages: 10 to 12

Our Season runs from Sept. 7, 2019 through May 9, 2020 with school-wide performances December 14-15, 2019 and May 16, 2020. This position will start mid-season.


Spring 2020, Dates and Times TBD

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may apply for the Saturday conducting position, our Spring in-school programs, or both. Please indicate in the application which programs you are interested in and potentially available to teach.


  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in conducting, vocal performance, or music education
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience conducting and teaching
  • Knowledge of functional voice training pedagogy
  • Knowledge of and experience with basic solfege and music literacy training methods
  • Knowledge of and competence in conducting several styles of music
  • Basic piano competency preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a small program team
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends 
  • Willingness to learn Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ proprietary and trademarked Cross-Choral Training Method


Please submit an online application by clicking the following link:

Via the above link, applicants are asked to submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Video Samples (YouTube or Vimeo preferred) of applicant conducting two stylistically contrasting choral pieces
  4. Saturday availability including time available and potential conflicts (if possible please include additional availability for the 2019-2020 season including days of the week and available work hours) 
  5. Two professional references (include name, phone number, email, and relationship)

Only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. No calls, please. EOE.