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Patron Programs Coordinator

Department: Development
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideasóengaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

Working closely with the Director of the Patron Program and Sr. Manger of Patron Program, the Patron Programs Coordinator will help to identify, cultivate, and steward Patrons and raise significant funds for this seven-figure program. The successful candidate will also coordinate daily operations and the strategic growth of BAMís Patron Program (comprised of donors who give $1,500-$9,999), as well as BAM Young Producers, a group of young BAM supporters. Other duties include liaising with the Marketing Team, supporting event production, and maintaining communication across teams.


  • Oversee acquisition, renewal, and cultivation mailings for the Patron Program and special campaigns in conjunction with Development Operations; Work closely with Development Operations team to ensure proper receipting and acknowledgement of Patron Program and Major Gift contributions
  • Manage Patron Program renewal process, including assisting with renewal letter writing, and turning over leads from Telefunding
  • Report on growth of Patron Program against monthly goals
  • Serve as primary liaison with Development Operations and Marketing, helping to develop and implement a strategic plan for Patron-level digital communications as well as managing the logistics of patron email generation
  • Assist with BAMís Young Producers donor group, working in concert with the Sr. Major Gifts Officer; Cultivate and acquire new Young Producers and Patron Program members through in person meetings; work to develop and implement web and social media presence for BAM Young Producers
  • Build a portfolio comprised of donors who give at the $1,500-$9,999 level
  • Write miscellaneous correspondence as requested, including telephone and email follow up as directed
  • Staff Patron Lounge and Patron Table as needed


Priority Experience and Skills:

  • 1-2 years of previous work experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Ability to communicate directly to Patrons and provide a high level of service
  • Familiarity with non-profit gift processing and accounting procedures
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel) and Google Suite; Intermediate knowledge of Tessitura a plus
  • Ability to multitask projects with varying deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build 1:1 relationships with existing Patrons and new prospects
  • Demonstrated interest in BAMís programming and mission
  • Comfort with and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) concepts, programs, and initiatives
  • Available for evening and/or weekend work and willingness to travel
  • Must have the ability to comply with NYC COVID-19 vaccination mandate


Working Conditions: Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

Compensation: This position is full-time, non-exempt, and the salary for this position is $49,235. This role is a Union position and will be paid in accordance with the BAM/UAW 2110 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

In addition, this role is eligible for a comprehensive benefit package options including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan opportunities including 401(k) and pension options, as well as BAM related perks including access to BAMís amazing programming.

Application Instructions: Must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails, or walk-ins, please.

Internal Applicants must apply via the Internal Job Portal by the application deadline. Applications not submitted by the deadline may not be considered. Employees must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for an interview:

  • Meet the experience and skills requirement as outlined in the job post;
  • Performed in a satisfactory manner without any corrective actions in the last 12 months, and approval from your supervisor

Brooklyn Academy of Music is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BAM recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment and is working to address diversity and inclusion in all forms. Individuals in BAM are experiencing their own pace during this process, which is not uncommon when addressing power and privilege. The Development Team supports and continues to take part in this process.

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