CAREERS

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

Arts, culture, and creativity are essential to our civic life and integral to who we are as a region. At the same time, our arts and culture sector also reflects our long history of racial discrimination and segregation in Greater Boston. In fact, our organizations, our practitioners, and our audiences are whiter, wealthier, and older than the general population. Even with the best intentions, not enough has changed over the years. This situation threatens the health and well-being of the arts sector, as traditional audiences grow older and demographic shifts alter the balance of power in the city. To sustain a thriving, growing arts community, we need to make sure that everyone has a seat at the table. As an advocate, trusted expert, and convener, ArtsBoston is well positioned to take a leadership role in this systemic transformation. Together, we can make the arts sector – and Greater Boston – better for all of us.

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 seeks an accomplished, entrepreneurial, and passionate-about-the-arts fundraiser who shares our vision of a vibrant, inclusive arts and culture sector that enriches the lives of residents of and visitors to Greater Boston. As New England’s largest arts service organization, ArtsBoston creates powerful relationships among arts organizations, the public, and every sector of our civic life, strengthening the arts community and promoting the true character and diversity of our region.

The search for a Director of Development provides an opportunity to bring new energy, vision, and creativity in resource development to ArtsBoston as we expand our reach and impact. The Director will partner with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to create, develop, and execute a robust fundraising program. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director will also play a key leadership role in advancing ArtsBoston’s strategic goals and focus on equity. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of seven years of fundraising experience with proven success in securing resources from corporations, foundations, individuals, and the public sector. They will be a compelling communicator, a strong collaborator, and will possess an enterprising spirit.

Anti-Racism / Diversity Statment

ArtsBoston fosters relationships within the arts community and across the civic sector to break barriers, create opportunities, and weave the arts, culture, and creativity into the fabric of the region. We advocate for a fair and inclusive arts community working to dismantle systems of oppression and eliminate biases in our culture – and within ourselves. We recently updated our strategic plan to leverage our greatest strengths and are investing in our own internal culture, including our own racial equity practices. We seek candidates who embrace social justice, equity, and inclusivity are personally committed to evolving their own cultural competence and are excited about helping ArtsBoston deepen its impact in the Greater Boston region.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will be responsible for building on current corporate, government, and foundation support, and creating and executing a robust program of institutional funding and sponsorships. The Director should also have an entrepreneurial interest in building an individual giving portfolio. Specific areas of responsibility include:

Duties and Responsibilites 

Institutional funding 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 to identify, align, and position sponsorship benefits
  • Plan, coordinate, write, and submit grant applications and reports

Individual support

  • Create 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

Administration

  • Oversee timeliness and accuracy of gift reporting and donor records
  • Research, recommend, and implement fund development software system

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess most, if not all, of the following skills, experience, and attributes:

Knowledge and Experience

  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered
  • Proven record of success in identifying prospects, building relationships, and securing grants from foundations, corporations, and government agencies
  • Entrepreneurial and interested in building an individual giving portfolio
  • Knowledge of and passion for Greater Boston’s arts community
  • 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
  • Superior writing, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and CRM databases, along with social media savvy

Personal Qualities

  • A positive, empathetic person who respects diverse perspectives
  • A creative, forward thinker and self-starter with proven ability to initiate and advance projects
  • Strong organizational skills; deadline and service driven
  • Focused, flexible, collegial, and team oriented
  • Engenders trust; self-aware and open to feedback
  • Curious and willing to learn
  • Operates with a high degree of integrity and respect
  • Passionate about making a difference
  • Fun and a good sense of humor

Job Structure and Benefits

This position is full-time. Occasional weekend and evening hours will be required. Salary range is $75,000 – $100,000 commensurate with experience. ArtsBoston offers a comprehensive benefits package including 100% medical insurance, 100% dental, an FSA plan, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, and a 401k retirement savings plan PLUS frequent opportunities to attend arts performances and events.

ArtsBoston is committed to building a team who reflect the diversity of Greater Boston. People of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To express your interest in this role please submit your materials in any format that demonstrates to us your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position to Gale Batchelder at New Leadership Group, g.batchelder@newleadershipgroup.com, with “ArtsBoston DOD” in the subject line.