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Bookkeeper/Fiscal Manager

Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, a non-profit arts center in the Northeast Bronx, is currently seeking a full time, self-motivated Bookkeeper/Fiscal Manager to provide administrative and fiscal support to the financial team.  This person will be responsible for all day to day operations of the fiscal office, and will also ensure that fiscal office procedures are aligned with Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center’s mission, values, and vision. 

The Bookkeeper/Fiscal Manager reports to the Assistant Executive Director for Finance and Operations.  The primary responsibilities for this role include managing accounts payable & payroll activities, overseeing financial data in the computerized accounting system, maintaining all digital and hard copy documentation for fiscal office, and preparing monthly financial statements for the management team. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

·         Receive and review invoices/bills, including credit card payments, consult with staff for approval, and  timely entry into QuickBooks for processing and payment 

·         Monthly reconciliation of checking and savings bank account using various computer software 

·         Process payroll biweekly utilizing ADP software 

·         Coordinate new hire onboarding for employees and consultants 

·         Manage a range of projects and interface regularly with diverse team of PT and FT staff to ensure timely and accurate upkeep of financial records 

·         Process, review, and maintain personnel related documentation and manage paid time off 

·         Support Fiscal Department with special projects as needed including annual audit and grant proposals and reporting 

·         Perform general fiscal office support duties, such as copying, faxing, scanning, filing and data entry etc. 

·         Compile and prepare reports and documents 

·         Other duties as assigned 

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements 

·         Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field. 

·         Require 4+ years of relevant experience  

·         Proficiency in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) and Outlook 

·         Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written 

·         Must be able to maintain the confidentiality for fiscal and human resources data.

·         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

·         Excellent organizational, time management, and follow up skills, detail-oriented, responsive, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize workload 

This position is open with an immediate start date.  The salary range is between $60,000 to $68,000 plus a benefits package, including medical benefits and paid time off.

 Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to with “Fiscal Manager” in the subject.  No telephone inquiries or recruiters please.   

This position is on site at Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, 35 hours/ week, Monday to Friday with flexibility needed to work occasional evenings.    

Co-Assistant Director of Dance Department


About the Position

Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center is seeking an experienced, part-time Co-Assistant Director for the exciting, warm and committed Dance Department. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience teaching dance and administrative skills necessary for overseeing programs. Pay offered is $40/hour. This is an on-site, part-time position at 18 - 20 hours per week. Saturdays are required (8-hour shift to be scheduled between 9am – 7:30pm) and the remaining 10-12 hours will be split over two or three weekdays (between the hours of 12pm – 6pm).

Located in a bright, newly renovated facility close to public transportation in the Northeast Bronx, Mind-Builders conducts nationally recognized programs dedicated to youth, while pioneering innovative ways of using the arts as a tool for healthy youth development, community empowerment, creative self-expression, and healing.


Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Assist Dance Department Director with organization of Dance Department, offer new ideas, coach dance instructors and contribute to program planning
  • Help lead, coordinate, and implement all tasks associated with recitals, performances and events, costuming process and dance trips
  • Assist with the development of a comprehensive dance curriculum and annual dance schedule
  • Facilitate and build new relationships with schools and community organizations to recruit students
  • Substitute for dance teachers as needed in at least 2 dance disciplines


Skills & Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree and/or Training in Dance, Dance Education and/or Youth Development plus 10+ years of experience
  • Prior experience in planning, organizing, and overseeing all aspects of dance productions
  • Skilled in addressing youth behavioral issues during programming and other interpersonal conflicts
  • High degree of organizational skill, ability to handle multiple projects in various stages of development
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and diplomacy

**Please include a cover letter and resume in your application, addressed to Melvada Hughes, Dance Department Director.

Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $40.00 per hour
COVID-19 considerations: All staff must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Bronx, NY 10467: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


How to Apply: 

Applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter addressed to Melvada Hughes, Dance Department Director. All inquiries and resumes should be submitted via email to 



Dr. Beverly J. Robinson Community Folk Culture Program Director  


Position Summary: 

Mind-Builders seeks a new Program Director for its 30+-year-old folk arts program, which trains teenagers to identify, research, document, and present folk arts within their own communities. This position will oversee and coordinate the Dr. Beverly Robinson Community Folk Culture program. Through fieldwork, recruitment, and administrative duties, the Program Director will manage and maintain the program’s activities, acting as the primary agent to ensuring the success of the program’s promotion of cultural understanding. 


Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct fieldwork and teach youth from New York and the African Diaspora the effective identification, documentation and presentation of traditions and folk artists related to their family, neighborhoods, region and cultural heritage. 
  • Promote cultural understanding through development of an engaging, interactive learning environment, utilizing student, community and family research, historical background materials, and best practices for successful youth development. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate documentation and archiving of materials developed through the program interviews, research and presentations. 
  • Produce public presentations for education of youth, community and general public related to the findings of the program/interns. 



  • BA and Masters degree preferred. Advanced training in the field of folklore/folk art traditions is a plus. Some proficiency with Spanish and/or other languages is also a plus. 
  • Experience utilizing field research, interview, documentation and presentation skills of a folklorist, educator or tradition-bearer, as well as an understanding of local, African American and African Diaspora’s history, culture, traditions and trends.  
  • Successful experience educating, engaging and working with groups of urban youth, schools, and/or community audiences.  
  • Strong knowledge of the subject matter as well as an ability to create, plan and execute exciting interactive lessons that transmit key elements of the history, heritage and traditions of people of color from throughout the African Diaspora. 
  • Ability to recruit, supervise, delegate and provide appropriate levels of direction and guidance to Folk Culture Interns. 
  • Excellent event production, technology, audio/video expertise and organizational skills. 
  • Commitment to the Mind-Builders mission and a dedication to spreading an appreciation of cultural differences. 


Salary & Work Schedule: 

Mind-Builders will offer an hourly wage, ranging from $60-$75/hour, commensurate with experience. Work is 3-4 days/week (15-28 hours/week, with some variation depending on season, half onsite instruction, fieldwork, and some archiving of footage as collected; and half remote/work from your home or elsewhere is also available, approximately 44 weeks/year dependent on program schedule. The position is available immediately. 



This is a part-time position located in the Northeast Bronx, NY  


How to Apply: 

Applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter that reference their experience in relation to the qualifications listed in the job description. All inquiries and resumes should be submitted via email to as soon as possible. For specific questions regarding qualifications, please call Kathryn Frances at 718 652-6256 or email her at the above address. 


Tradition Bearer 

Position Summary: 

Our teen Community Folk Culture Program students are looking to meet and talk with you if you are skilled in “stepping”, Double Dutch, tap dancing, or other rhythmic & rhyming art forms- even childhood games! If you learned within your family or informal community, your special knowledge could be folk culture and you can be a valuable tradition bearer.  Please contact us soon to discuss the possibility of being paid for your time while sharing your skill and background with our students.


How to Apply: 

Please call us at 718-652-6256 or email us at




If you are interested in an internship, please email your cover letter and resume to or call 718-652-6256 from Tuesday - Friday between the hours of 10:00am - 4:00pm and leave a message with the receptionist. We will return your call.

Mind-Builders is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status. Because of the communities we serve, we especially encourage people from African Diasporic culture to apply for this position.