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:

Operations Manager

ArtsBoston seeks an organized and passionate-about-the-arts professional who shares our vision and organizational focus on equity to support the work of our exciting new strategic plan.

Position Summary

The Operations Manager works with the Executive Director and supervises a Part-Time Bookkeeper to:

1. Ensure ArtsBoston’s day-to-day operations run smoothly

2. Lead HR and Finance functions

3. Support a wide range of critical operational administrative duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Finance

  • Ensure all aspects of ArtsBoston Financial systems and processes run smoothly
  • Lead annual budgeting process and ensure annual goals are monitored
  • Work with bookkeeper on weekly, monthly, and annual finance reporting – including annual audit and required filings
  • Create budgets and financial tracking for grants and programs
  • Work with Treasurer to lead Finance Committee communications and meetings
  • Work with Executive Director on long-range financial planning

Human Resources

  • Administer HR paperwork and reporting including payroll processing.
  • Ensure all HR systems are up to date an in compliance with all regulations
  • Create onboarding process and materials for new hires that reflects organizational culture
  • Coordinate ongoing trainings to build team morale and ensure a joyous, respectful work environment
  • Maintain and expand employee benefits and ensure participation
  • Act as point person for any HR questions or issues that arise

Operations and Administration

  • Execute and maintain leases, contracts, and vendor relationships
  • Maintain infrastructure and technology systems with IT consultants
  • Oversee office management, including supply orders and organization, and equipment maintenance needs
  • Manage logistics and record — keeping for staff, Board, and other meetings.
  • Other duties as required

Knowledge & Experience

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); 3-5 years of experience working in non-profit finance or operations

 Excellent writing skills with a demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, including editing and creating original materials

  • Knowledge of and passion for Greater Boston’s performing and visual arts communities
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting
  • Good judgment with the ability to effectively manage the expectations of others, make sound decisions within the scope of the job, and elevate issues as needed
  • An optimistic attitude and ability to motivate people
  • Demonstrated ability as a “self-starter” who shows the initiative to carry assignments beyond the original instruction in anticipation of future opportunities
  • Strong organizational skills, deadline and service driven, team oriented

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite skills a must

Job Structure and Benefits

This position is full-time, Mon-Fri with occasional weekend and evening hours required for special events. Salary is commensurate with experience but budgeted at approximately $50,000 – $55,000. ArtsBoston offers amazing benefits 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 hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of Greater Boston. People of color, members of the LGBTQAI+ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@artsboston.org. Please put “Operations Manager” in the subject line. We will be interviewing on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Director of Development

ArtsBoston seeks an experienced, passionate-about-the-arts fundraiser who shares our vision and organizational focus on equity to support the work of our exciting new strategic plan.

Position Summary

ArtsBoston, Greater Boston’s largest arts service organization, seeks an ambitious, creative, and entrepreneurial Director of Development. Based on recent strategic planning, ArtsBoston is expanding its 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 be responsible for creating, developing, and executing a robust program of institutional funding and sponsorships. The new Director should also have the entrepreneurial interest in building an individual giving portfolio necessary to support our exciting new vision for the organization. This Director will be a member of the Senior Management Team working with the Executive Director and the ArtsBoston Board. The Director of Development is a new position.

Duties and Responsibilites 

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

Build individual support

  • 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

Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and 5-10 years development experience
  • Proven record of success in identifying prospects, building relationships, and securing grants from foundations, corporations, and city and state agencies
  • Entrepreneurial and interested in building an individual giving portfolio
  • 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

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

Job Structure and Benefits

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend and evening hours will be required. Salary range is $75,000 – $100,000 commensurate with experience. ArtsBoston offers amazing benefits 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 hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of Greater Boston. People of color, members of the LGBTQAI+ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.