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:

Audience Lab Director

Position summary

The ArtsBoston Audience Lab, funded by The Barr Foundation, is a cohort-based initiative working with arts organizations to recognize and disrupt biased audience diversification practices and to develop new tools and strategies (grounded in equity and data analysis) that help organizations to adapt their marketing, audience development, and institutional priorities with the changing demographics of the country. The Audience Lab can be used to tackle diversification of all kinds but is specifically focused on racial and ethnic diversification at this time. The Audience Lab Director takes the lead in designing action-learning initiatives and facilitating shared-learnings and collaborations between participating organizations, ArtsBoston, our partners at The Mass Voter Table, and consultants from TDC, Mott Philanthropic, and Third Eye Cultural Collaborative. The Audience Lab Director must have a strong understanding of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the arts both locally and nationally and a passion for building, testing, and evolving innovative programs to effect change. The Audience Lab Director will report to the Deputy Director and will manage multiple consultants.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is committed to racial equity and social justice and is excited by the prospect of helping the field to adapt and evolve by incorporating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into their audience development and organizational practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Deputy Director, Lab consultants, and Lab participants to design all aspects of Lab learning objectives, engagement experiments, and evaluation
  • Lead Lab participants through the process of uncovering bias in existing audience development strategies, tools, systems, and budgets
  • Facilitate Lab participant and partner group meetings to build a strong community of practice around audience diversification strategies
  • Work with Lab consultants to collect, analyze, and report on audience data (qualitative and quantitative) for cohort and partners
  • Work with project partners at the Mass Voter Table and Clarity Campaign Labs to utilize predictive modeling and data analytics to identify prospective audiences
  • Design audience development experiments to engage new audiences
  • Facilitate execution and evaluation of audience retention strategies
  • Coordinate learning opportunities for Lab Participants on topics of equity, audience development, and data proficiency
  • Document learnings for presentation and dissemination locally, regionally, and nationally – including a presentation this fall in Seattle at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience developing audiences for arts and culture and knowledge of national audience development trends and best practices
  • Strong experience developing/leading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Comfort facilitating groups, building consensus, and leading conversations about race and ethnicity
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills with a demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, including creating and delivering presentations
  • Good judgment with the ability to manage the expectations of cohort participants and partners, make sound decisions within the scope of the job and elevate issues as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills, deadline, and service driven, team oriented

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 committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of Greater Boston. People of Color, members of the LGBTQ community, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@artsboston.org and put Audience Lab Director in the Subject line. In the cover letter, please be specific about why you are interested in our organization, this job, and what E.D.I., program development, and marketing experience you could bring to ArtsBoston. No phone calls, please.