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Chief Development Officer
Registrar/Administrative Associate


Kaufman Music Center seeks a full time Controller for its Finance Office. A member of the Administration team, this position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer. The Controller is responsible for taking on a leadership role in financial decision-making, provides strategic financial input to senior management, and ensures the smooth daily operation of accounting and bookkeeping functions.


•    Preparation of monthly financial statements
•    Reconciliation of all bank accounts and custody accounts
•    Monthly reconciliation of Unearned Income and Pledges
•    Analysis of all balance sheet and selected P & L accounts
•    Posting general ledger
•    Investment of short-term cash accounts
•    Liaison for bank relations
•    Review of payroll tax returns
•    Preparation of annual 990 questionnaire and review of tax return
•    Preparation of year-end reports and oversight of annual audit; works with outside accountants on an as needed basis.
•    Oversight of bookkeeping and payroll functions
•    Preparation of Cash and Endowment reports
•    Preparation of annual financial reports for City government agencies
•    Assists in developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.


•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
•    5 – 8 years of accounting/finance experience; nonprofit experience preferred
•    Experience with MIP fund accounting a plus
•    Advanced Microsoft skills, specifically Excel
•    Ability to meet strict deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
•    Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Schedule: Monday through Friday

To Apply:  Applicants should communicate through Please send CV, cover letter and salary requirement. Please place the following in the subject line of your email: Controller. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Kaufman Music Center is an equal opportunity employer. 

Chief Development Officer

The Chief Development Officer will lead a high-performing fundraising team to advance Kaufman Music Center’s mission and goals. Reporting to the Executive Director, the person in this position will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team to advance key funding priorities.

The Chief Development Officer will oversee the growth of all contributed revenue (~$4M annually), which includes funding from foundations, corporations, government, individuals, and events. The Chief Development Officer will also lead an ambitious roadmap for capital expansion, endowment growth, board development, and new partnership opportunities.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of 10+ years fundraising experience that includes overseeing the management and growth of a fundraising program, closing major gifts, and leading a team. The Chief Development Officer will have superior communication and organization skills, emotional intelligence, financial acumen, a collaborative team spirit and a good sense of humor. Experience in and a passion for the performing arts and/or arts education would be an asset.

To Apply: Salary is competitive. To apply, please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jonathan Slawson, Interim Development Director, at with Chief Development Officer in the subject line. Applications will be kept confidential.

Kaufman Music Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Registrar/Administrative Associate

Kaufman Music Center seeks a full time Registrar/Administrative Associate for the Lucy Moses School.

The Registrar/ Administrative Associate reports to LMS Director and primary responsibilities include:

  • Processing telephone and walk up registrations
  • Processing adjustments and informing teachers of program changes
  • Registration data entry
  • Assisting with payroll preparation and follow up
  • Reporting the status of class enrollments; assisting in follow up with cancellations or waiting lists
  • Preparation of class lists for teachers; communicating with faculty about changes in class and lesson enrollment for billing and payroll purposes
  • Clerical support as needed
  • Assisting with recital preparation and record keeping
  • Assisting with arrangements for weekly and/or special events
  • Administrative support for LMS Director

Responsibilities shared with Lucy Moses School team:

  • Market programs to parents and prospective adult students
  • Respond to customer service needs and/or complaints
  • Contact teachers regarding student absences
  • Contact students regarding schedule changes and faculty absences
  • Work with Marketing and Communications Department on school related projects

Qualifications for the position: The ideal candidate is organized, methodical and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must have ability to work under pressure, multi task, have outstanding telephone etiquette, and interpersonal skills. Strong music background required. Experience in an arts/education environment preferred. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are very important. Computer skills: Microsoft Office, internet and working with databases

Compensation: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Hours: Full time, Sunday thru Thursday.

To Apply:  Applicants should communicate through Please send CV, cover letter. Please place the following in the subject line of your email: Registrar/Administrative Associate. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Kaufman Music Center is an equal opportunity employer.