Brooklyn Arts Council Seeks Development Associate

Brooklyn Arts Council, (BAC) seeks a dynamic and outgoing professional to assist BAC’s Director of Development in fundraising, particularly in the areas of institutional giving and special events. This position is an excellent opportunity for an emerging arts professional to play an integral role in varied aspects of BAC’s financial sustainability, and to be a part of a close-knit team of talented arts professionals that are dedicated to developing Brooklyn’s cultural sector.



•Research corporate, foundation and government funding sources

•Assist in writing grant proposals, reports and acknowledgement letters

•Manage and administer donor database records, development files and development calendar

Special Events

•Assist in planning and implementation of BAC fundraising events

•Manage outreach for in-kind donations

•Track ticket sales, prepare acknowledgements, etc.

Board Fundraising Committee

•Assist in organizing Fundraising Committee meetings, including preparing agendas and minutes and facilitate regular communication with members

•Other tasks as necessary


The position requires an outgoing, creative individual who pays strong attention to detail, enjoys coordinating events and has superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills. 

•Bachelor’s Degree or higher

•At least 2 years of professional experience; non-profit development and event management experience strongly preferred 

•Superb attention to detail with exceptional organizational and time management skills

•Excellent written and oral communication skills

•Computer savvy, aptitude with Microsoft Office Suite and internet research required; database experience preferred

•Ability to work occasional evening and weekend events


Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience, within an anticipated range of $35,000-40,000 annually, plus health benefits. 


To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for this position, one writing sample and two references to: development [at] brooklynartscouncil [dot] org.

Please include “Development Associate” and your full name in the subject line.

No calls or faxes. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application promptly. Applications accepted until position is filled.

BAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strives to build a staff and board that reflect the cultural diversity of New York, the constituencies and neighborhoods BAC serves.


About Brooklyn Arts Council

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) supports and connects Brooklyn's arts community through programs and services for artists, cultural organizations, and residents of all backgrounds and ages. Brooklyn's cultural anchor since 1966, BAC has also been the catalyst helping the arts community grow. We give grants, present arts events, train artists, teach kids, incubate new projects and promote the arts across Brooklyn.