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Anti-Racism / Diversity Statement
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.  ArtsBoston aims to cultivate a staff that are individually and collectively committed to embracing social justice, equity, and inclusiveness, evolving cultural empathy and competence, and are excited about helping ArtsBoston deepen its impact across communities in the Greater Boston region.

Current Openings:

Deputy Director of Programs

ArtsBoston, the region’s largest arts service organization, seeks an accomplished, entrepreneurial, and passionate-about-the-arts Deputy Director of Programs. Reporting to the Executive Director and working in partnership with a talented team of five, this new position is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in advancing ArtsBoston’s strategic plan including our commitment to using our privilege, resources, and networks to build an equitable, diverse, and inclusive arts and cultural community.

The Deputy Director of Programs will have management responsibility for ArtsBoston’s field building and member insights programs, including the Audience Outlook Monitor, Audience Lab, Network for Arts Administrators of Color, and the ArtsBoston Workshop Series. The successful candidate will be a compelling presenter and facilitator, a strong collaborator, and will possess an enterprising spirit. They will have 6-9 years of program development and management experience, preferably in the arts. Knowledge of marketing, research, and program evaluation is also critical to success in this role.

Position Summary

The Deputy Director of Programs creates and enhances programs and services that strengthen member organizations, empower arts administrators, grow diverse audiences, engage civic participation, and build bridges across communities. This position provides leadership and supervision to the following programs:

Member Insights, expansion of existing audience development-related programmatic offerings, which provide ArtsBoston members with inclusive marketing skills training, insights and inspiration, tools and analytics, and field-building research.

  • Audience Outlook Monitor, a tracking study of audience attitudes about arts and culture attendance during and after the COVID-19 crisis
  • The ArtsBoston Audience Lab, which builds audience diversity in the Greater Boston arts and culture sector through disruptive innovations in marketing practices, using collaborative and data-informed experimentation
  • ArtsBoston Audience Initiative, a tool for analyzing current audience composition and developing plans for audience retention
  • ArtsBoston Workshop Series, focusing on anti-racism training and marketing insights

The Network for Arts Administrators of Color (NAAC Boston) enhances the visibility of professionals of color in Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector, as well as widening the leadership pipeline and highlighting opportunities for professional and personal growth in the field.

  • Works with the NAAC Boston Steering Committee to provide strategic vision and leadership for the growth and long-term sustainability of a network of over 350 individual NAAC Boston members
  • Develop strategic relationships and build community partnerships to promote NAAC Boston
  • Manage programming and oversee logistics for panel discussions, social events, and trainings
  • Write network communications, including a monthly newsletter
  • Manage and supervise part-time NAAC Boston Coordinator

Qualifications

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

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of and passion for Greater Boston’s arts community
  • Demonstrated success in program development and evaluation, preferably in the arts
  • Sophisticated understanding of marketing and research
  • Proven effectiveness as a manager of staff including knowledge of professional development, performance appraisal, and equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Superior writing, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, MailChimp or other email platform, along with social media savvy
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered

Personal Qualities

  • An empathetic person who respects diverse perspectives
  • A positive, creative 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

Job Structure & Benefits

This position is full-time. Occasional weekend and evening hours will be required. Salary range is $70,000 – $80,000, 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. We encourage and support participation in professional development opportunities, including conferences, trainings, and other skill and experience building offerings.

ArtsBoston is committed to building a team who reflects the diversity of Greater Boston. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged 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 jobs@artsboston.org.

INTERNSHIPS

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

Due to COVID-19, we have paused our practice of accepting applications on a seasonal rolling basis, but hope to resume soon.