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Part Time Controller
Major Gifts Officer
Part Time Box Office Assistant

Part Time Controller

Kaufman Music Center seeks a part time Controller for its Finance Office. A member of the Administration team, this position reports to the Chief Administrative Office. The Controller is responsible for taking on a leadership role in financial decision-making and provides strategic financial input to senior management.  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 Development 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; CPA preferred
  • 5 – 8 years of accounting/finance experience; nonprofit experience preferred
  • Experience with MIP fund accounting preferred
  • 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:  Three days per week, occasionally four during busy seasons.

To Apply
 Please send CV, cover letter and salary requirements to Please place "Controller" in the subject line. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Kaufman Music Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Major Gifts Officer

Kaufman Music Center seeks an exceptional team member to help grow our individual giving program in preparation for a major capital campaign. The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for managing the Center’s portfolio of high net worth donors in close partnership with the Director of Development and Executive Director.

The ideal candidate is an ambitious, goal-oriented frontline fundraiser who enjoys building genuine relationships and helping philanthropists create meaningful connections with the causes they most value. We are seeking a leader with passion and energy, who can inspire both supporters and colleagues. In addition, the role requires outstanding organization, project management skills, and judgment.

Reporting to: Director of Development
Direct Reports: None


  • Manage the Center’s portfolio of 125+ major donors, ensuring that we execute a plan for engaging these individuals in giving over $1.5 million to the Center in FY20
  • Serve as the primary solicitor for major donors giving $1,000-$9,999 annually
  • Support the Director of Development and Executive Director in executing strategies for donors giving $10,000-$100,000+ annually
  • Arrange site visits, concert experiences, and one-on-one meetings with donors, helping them understand the impact of their support
  • Write strong solicitation and stewardship materials, including proposals, letter requests, reports, gift agreements, and personalized acknowledgment letters for gifts of $10,000+
  • Assist with solicitations for the Center’s annual Gala, helping to sell tickets and tables to ensure this important event raises $1 million for music education
  • Oversee the Fund for Music Innovation, a leadership giving program for Merkin Hall
  • Partner with the Development Associate in coordinating recognition of major donors in concert programs, via donor signage, and concert and scholarship underwriting
  • Prepare monthly reports on portfolio giving to assess progress
  • Support Development team as necessary, including proofreading department materials, working multiple events, and providing support on time-sensitive projects
  • Assist with planning and executing donor strategies for a major capital campaign, which will launch in FY21


  • Bachelor’s Degree required (graduate degree preferred). Preference for a background in music and the arts
  • Demonstrated experience, success, and progressive responsibility in fundraising with a minimum of three to five years’ experience
  • Ability to set goals strategically, oversee execution, and report on progress
  • Strong interpersonal skills, takes genuine enjoyment in building relationships
  • High level of discretion and ethical approach to fundraising
  • Proven ability to interact and influence philanthropic leaders
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with various internal and external constituents
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong contributor in team environments and driver of organizational culture; leverages input of stakeholders in order to move work forward
  • Proficiency in database management, Microsoft Office Suite, and other computer skills, as required
  • Some evenings and weekends required

To apply
Kaufman Music Center is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is competitive. To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to with “Major Gifts Officer” in the subject line.

Part-time Box Office Assistant at Merkin Hall


  • Maintain the highest standard of customer experience
  • Sell tickets in person and via phone
  • Respond to all phone inquiries and messages
  • Print batch tickets for mailing
  • Fill comp lists
  • Organize will call and distribute at events
  • Catalogue and fill mail orders from brochure mailings
  • General assistant to box office manager
  • Any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above


  • Strong organizational and customer service skills
  • Possesses excellent communication skills
  • Capable of carrying out a wide array of duties
  • Works well in a team environment with minimum supervision; and is responsible and flexible. 
  • Must have experience in Box Office or visitor services related work.
  • Previous experience with Tessitura ticketing software is strongly desired.

To apply
Kaufman Music Center is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to with “Box Office Assistant” in the subject line.