CAREERS

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

ArtsBoston has been serving Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community for over 40 years. Our team is small and mighty. Each new hire has the opportunity to make a big difference not only within our office walls, but also out in the world for our membership of over 170 arts and cultural organizations and thousands of residents and visitors that live, work and play here.

ArtsBoston is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of Greater Boston. People of color and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are passionate about the arts, deadline and service driven, team oriented and thrive in small, innovative environments, we want to hear from you!

INTERNSHIPS

ArtsBoston relies on the ideas and contributions of diverse and talented students and accepts applications on a seasonal rolling basis. All ArtsBoston internship opportunities are designed to help students meet their educational goals while advancing our organization’s mission.

To apply, please send resume and cover to jobs@artsboston.org with ‘INTERNSHIP’ in the subject line along with the semester you are looking to work.

Current Openings:

Director of Development

ArtsBoston, Greater Boston’s largest arts service organization, seeks an ambitious, creative, and entrepreneurial Director of Development. Based on recent strategic visioning and planning, ArtsBoston is expanding its research-based leadership activities as well as its programs for increasing participation in the arts and building the capacity of the arts sector to thrive. The new Director will create and implement a comprehensive, cohesive fundraising and sponsorship strategy to increase partnerships and financial resources that support this new strategic direction and advance ArtsBoston’s role in the region’s changing arts landscape.

Specifically, the new Director will be responsible for creating, developing, and executing a robust program of sponsor partnerships, institutional funding, and individual giving. This Director will be the fourth member of the Senior Management Team, reporting directly to the Executive Director and working with the support of a shared assistant.The Director of Development is a new position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build institutional support and partnerships
  • Cultivate, steward, and deepen the engagement of ArtsBoston’s core funding partners
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new civic, corporate, and foundation funding partners and develop and implement a cultivation and engagement plan
  • Develop, solicit, and steward corporate sponsorship and engagement opportunities, while working closely with the Marketing Team to identify, align, and position advertising/sponsorship benefits
  • Plan, coordinate, write, and submit grant applications and reports
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy to increase all levels of individual support
  • Design and implement new systems to build, manage and solicit a sustainable pipeline of individual prospects, with a particular focus on growing ArtsBoston’s annual fund campaign
  • Manage the Board’s giving and engagement in resource development efforts.

JOB STRUCTURE & BENEFITS
This position is full-time, Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend and evening hours will be required. Salary is commensurate with experience. ArtsBoston offers comprehensive benefits including health, dental, and life insurance plans, a healthcare flexible spending account (FSA), and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. ArtsBoston is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of Greater Boston. People of color and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-10 years development experience
  • Proven record of success in identifying prospects, building relationships, and securing contracts and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and city and state agencies
  • Demonstrated ability in both planning and executing comprehensive fundraising strategies
  • Compelling communicator with a demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly and concisely to a range of audiences including board, staff, and current and prospective donors
  • Excellent written skills; visual skills and/or understanding of graphic design a plus
  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials a plus

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Knowledge of and passion for Greater Boston’s performing and visual arts communities
  • A creative, forward thinker and self-starter with a documented ability to initiate and advance projects
  • Strong organizational skills; deadline and service driven
  • Focused, flexible, collegial, and team oriented

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Expertise in fundraising software and databases
How To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@artsboston.org with Director of Development in the subject line. Please feature experience relevant to the requirements of this position. No phone calls.