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The Boch Center is currently seeking applications for the position of Database and Records Manager. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Database and Records Manager is an experienced development services professional who is primarily responsible for the operation, configuration, and maintenance of the Center’s Raiser’s Edge database and associated computer systems. Duties include constituent segmenting, tracking, and reporting; prospect management support; and Raiser’s Edge management, supervision and training.

This position requires a mastery of Raiser’s Edge; a high level of professionalism, collegiality, self-motivation, organization, and familiarity with the goals and objectives of the Boch Center. This role also requires strong experience working in a team, as the Database Manager will collaborate not only with members of the Development Office, but also with colleagues in Finance, Marketing, Education, and Theatre Services to ensure accurate and timely data entry, reporting and database updates, and appropriate interfacing with the organization’s systems.

This opportunity is ideal for candidates who are eager to immerse themselves in a hands-on development operation, work in a collaborative environment with professionals, and help advance the organization. Considered one of the most innovative performing arts institutions in the country, the Boch Center provides a stimulating and goal-oriented work environment that encourages innovation, leadership, and collaboration.

Duties and Responsibilities –

Raiser’s Edge Administration:

  • Provide Raiser’s Edge training opportunities for staff, as needed. 
  • Identify, implement, and oversee data clean-up projects, as needed. 
  • Make necessary data edits and duplicate resolution in order to maintain data integrity of the database.

Queries and Reporting:

  • Service queries, create reports, and maintain gift reporting. 
  • Assist staff with writing of queries, reports and exports, as needed 
  • Prepare fundraising and strategic reports for program directors, trustees or external audiences, as requested by the Chief Development Officer. 
  • Prepare regularly scheduled reports for the development department and institution at-large. 
  • Prepare logistical support for new mailings, e-mail blasts, follow-up reports and other ad hoc reporting functions.

Institutional support:

  • Be responsible for the integration of data systems with regard to the Raiser’s Edge, Import-O-matic, Luminate Online and other software designed to support development, membership and other systems. 
  • Respond to and initiate contact on a case-by-case basis to proactively problem solve and troubleshoot. 
  • Engage appropriately and respectfully with Boch Center staff and colleagues. Contribute to maintaining positive office morale, even in the face of high work volume and challenging periods. 
  • Assume other office-wide duties at the request of the Director of Development. 
  • Adhere to the mission, credo, and standards of behavior of the Boch Center.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies –

This position requires a high level of professionalism, collegiality, self-motivation, organization, and familiarity with the goals and objectives of the Boch Center. In addition, the ideal candidate must meet the following criteria: 
  • Have excellent communication skills, including oral presentation and writing, and the ability to produce clear documentation. 
  • Be honest, trustworthy, and abide by strict confidentiality guidelines. 
  • Have an even disposition and be able to deal effectively and politely with people from all backgrounds and experiences in diverse situations. 
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively within the team and with other departments and colleagues. 
  • Have the ability to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment. 
  • Be highly organized, detail oriented and efficient. • Maintain a professional and considerate demeanor, and have a strong work ethic. 
  • Be entrepreneurial, collaborative, conscientious, and results-oriented. 
  • Have the ability to innovate, think and plan strategically, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and be committed to positive conflict resolution when challenging situations arise. 
  • Be able to listen carefully and communicate clearly with others. 
  • Be motivated to learn and display flexibility in a changing environment.

Qualifications –

  • Bachelor’s degree, required; advanced degree preferred. 
  • Mastery of Raiser’s Edge is essential; knowledge of Luminate Online, ResearchPoint, and Import-O-Matic are preferred.

How to Apply –

Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to giving@bochcenter.org.

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Music Teaching Artist

Boch Center is seeking a Music Teaching Artist for the 2017 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is a youth employment program that employs 60 Boston and Everett resident teens, many with little to no arts access, to train as leaders in their communities through the arts. Teen Leaders use their training to develop and facilitate educational workshops for young people using the arts in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston about social change and empowerment.

Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Education, the Teaching Artist will create curriculum for and facilitate the Music specialty, during which approximately 20 teen employees will learn singing and songwriting techniques and develop/perform original songs for the Final Showcase. The Teaching Artist will also serve on the artistic team for the Final Showcase, under the direction of the Associate Director of Education. This position is seasonal, part-time beginning July 5 through August 18, with training in May or June (date TBD).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing curriculum for Music specialty, including proper vocal technique and facilitating original songwriting
  • Creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for teen employees to self-compose original songs on a social justice topic for the Final Showcase
  • Collaborating with Education staff in devising a cohesive Final Showcase
  • Incorporating Creative Youth Development principles into curriculum, allowing for youth agency and youth-led creation
  • Maintaining a high level of artistic and professional standards for teen participants
  • Working cooperatively and collaboratively with members of Boch Center’s Education Department
  • Supporting impact evaluation surveys and objectives as set forth by department
  • Providing excellent leadership, mentorship and guidance for all teen employees
  • Supporting impact evaluation surveys and objectives as set forth by department
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed

The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Professional knowledge and/or experience in music
  • Experience with vocal coaching and/or songwriting
  • Experience teaching teen students
  • Understanding of Creative Youth Development principles and philosophies
  • Strong cultural competency
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Interactive, participatory, and dynamic teaching methodology
  • Ability to think quickly and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Holds high standards for teaching in an engaging manner
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to work creatively with all levels of experience
  • Positive energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Certification in youth work or youth development is a plus
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor a must

Schedule: Temporary/Seasonal, part-time, July 5-August 18, Approximately 15 hours per week, Monday-Friday

For more information, please contact Kelly Prestel, Associate Director of Education at kprestel@bochcenter.org.

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and references to kprestel@bochcenter.org. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: March 31 or until filled

Dance Teaching Artist Assistant

Boch Center is seeking multiple Teaching Artist Assistants for the 2017 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is a youth employment program that employs 60 Boston and Everett resident teens, many with little to no arts access, to train as leaders in their communities through the arts. Teen Leaders use their training to develop and facilitate educational workshops for young people using the arts in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston about social change and empowerment. The Teaching Artist Assistant positions are seasonal positions from July 5-August 18, with mandatory staff training on June 23 and 24.

Reporting directly to the Associate Education Programs Manager, the Teaching Artist Assistants will assist in the facilitation of program curriculum blocks with their respective teaching teams and monitor teen employees during daily arrivals, lunch, transitions, and dismissals of the City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. Curriculum areas with openings are as follows: Dance, Music (Vocals/Songwriting), and Advocacy. Each teaching artist assistant’s duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising 60 teen employees during morning arrival, transitions, lunch break, and afternoon dismissal
  • Assisting the teaching teams in assigned, dedicated curriculum areas (one of the following): Dance, Music (Vocals/Songwriting), and Advocacy
  • Facilitating community building exercises throughout the summer
  • Supporting teaching staff throughout the day with classroom management and space monitoring
  • Assisting with supervising teen employees during tour week off-site
  • Serving as backstage monitors during tech week and the Final Showcase performance
  • Monitoring and reporting any behavioral, emotional, or social issues or concerns about teen employees to program managers
  • Assisting Education staff in daily operations for the program
  • Providing excellent leadership, mentorship and guidance for all students in the program
  • Nurturing positive relationships with all Teen Leaders and Teaching Artists
  • Supporting impact evaluation surveys and objectives as set forth by department
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed

The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Experience/training in your preferred curriculum area (dance, music, or advocacy)
  • Teaching/facilitation/mentorship experience with teens
  • Willingness and eagerness to collaborate with all program staff and assistants
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to work creatively with students of all levels of experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with culturally diverse communities and varying backgrounds
  • Positive energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor a must

Schedule: Temporary/Seasonal, part-time July 5-August 18 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday

For more information, please contact Kelly Prestel, Associate Director of Education at kprestel@bochcenter.org or Jeremy Gooden, Associate Education Programs Manager at jgooden@bochcenter.org.

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and references to kprestel@bochcenter.org. Please include which curriculum area you would like to be considered for in your cover letter (Dance, Music, or Advocacy). Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: May 26 or until filled

Internship Opportunities

College and high school internships are available throughout the year, depending on each department's needs and capacity.

For more information, contact the specific department you are interested in for an internship description.

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