BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities with world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more. With an annual operating budget of approximately $50 million —the majority dedicated directly or indirectly to programming—BAM is a leading presenter of emerging and contemporary artists.
The Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorship Manager will effectively both fundraise and support the operations, growth and development of a comprehensive corporate funding program in order to meet or exceed BAM's annual corporate fundraising goal of $3.5 million.
- Responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of accounts, including prospecting, cultivation, and engagement.
- Manage departmental operations, including streamlining processes and workflow, and improve departmental efficiency
- Collaborate cross departmentally to improve business processes
- Adapt to challenges and exercise flexibility in a fast-paced environment
- Assist at various special events annually
- As needed, act as a host to visiting sponsors at face-to-face meetings, opening night receptions, Galas, and miscellaneous events; occasionally “meet and greet” at the Patron Table on performance nights
Account Management, Fulfillment and Activation
- Maintain active ongoing communication with sponsors within account portfolio
- Support on and off-site sponsorship activations
- Manage ticket and discount requests
- Submit production requests for all sponsor related branding collateral
- Track internal and external sponsor brand visibility during sponsors promotional period (including on-site and off-site signage, digital platforms, print collateral)
- Support the accounts receivable/payable process, including assistance with purchase orders, contribution forms.
- Draft and track of contribution correspondences
- Manage and strategize systems for the departments electronic filing system
- Oversee and track department resources
- Update Tessitura with all pertinent donor/sponsor information/updates
- Oversee research briefs about the corporate community as it relates to corporate giving,
- sponsorships, innovations and trends.
- Work cross-functionally with marketing to procure marketing data to be used for benefit fulfillment reports
- Assist with streamlining all internal and external document templates for both narrative and visual funder proposals, reports, and one pagers.
- Assist in staffing after hours funder events and activations
- Track and manage incoming departmental routings to ensure proper funder recognition
- Regularly verify and archive sponsor visibility, including archiving final files of marketing collateral, photo-archiving onsite and offsite signage, and taking photos at sponsor activations both onsite and offsite.
- Oversee Workfront requests, and subsequent cross departmental follow up and communication
- Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
- 1-2 years' past fundraising/development experience
- Excellent written and oral skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Demonstrated excellence in evaluation and problem solving
- Ability to work cross-departmentally
- Ability to communicate with high-level sponsors
- Knowledge of and passion for BAM programming
- Required technical/administrative skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet applications, Tessitura, Relationship Science, and Wealth Engine.
- Customer Service oriented
- Excellent Team player
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including pension.
Application Instructions: Must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.
Brooklyn Academy of Music is currently undergoing an anti-oppression process. 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 Sponsorship department supports and continues to take part in this process.