President and Chief Executive Officer

Our Client

The Boch Center is a nonprofit innovator and guardian of iconic venues, providing relevant and inclusive performing arts entertainment and cultural educational experiences for the most diverse audiences possible. Formerly the Wang Center for the Performing Arts and the Citi Performing Arts Center, the Boch Center has ignited a greater appreciation for creativity as an essential component to our society for generations and is home to Boston’s iconic Wang and Shubert Theatres, which have anchored the historic Theater District for 100 years.

The Boch Center welcomes all to enjoy a diverse roster of performances. Their innovative programming includes classical and popular music, dance, spoken word, musicals, theater, multimedia, comedy, and family programs. Partnering with local, national, and international producers, they offer 200+ performances for 400,000+ audience members each year. A wide array of artists from diverse cultural backgrounds perform on their landmark stages – from internationally renowned legends to emerging artists and local ensembles.

The Boch Center believes it is a right, not a privilege, for all individuals to access the arts regardless of background or means. They believe the arts heal, transform lives, and create opportunities for expression, dialogue, and shared cultural experiences. They believe the arts keep us a civilized society, and accessibility, diversity, equity, inclusion, and civic engagement are among the Center’s highest priorities. The Boch Center’s staff and Board leadership reflect the communities they serve because they believe diverse perspectives fuel compassion and innovation and help us see beyond our past experiences and toward the future. As the Boch Center plans for the future, a strategic vision plan – developed with input from community leaders, funders, staff, educators, artists, and other stakeholders, and recently ratified by the Boch Center board – will serve as a blueprint, guiding the Center well into the future.

Education & Community at the Boch Center

Since 1988, the Boch Center has been committed to inspiring and igniting greater appreciation for art, culture, and creativity through its education and community outreach initiatives. These initiatives strive to make the arts more accessible for children, teens, families, and the greater community, and to highlight the tremendous impact of arts, culture, and creativity in our everyday lives. Over the past 30 years, the Boch Center’s free education and community outreach programs have reached nearly 400,000 children, teens, families, and educators, along with hundreds of neighborhood organizations. The Center also works to make programming at the Wang and Shubert Theatres accessible to everyone and to expand its impact outside of these venues.

Some of the Boch Center’s signature educational initiatives include the City Spotlights Teen Leadership Program, an award-winning program that empowers youth to become leaders in school, at home, and in their communities. Since the fall of 2009, the Boch Center has partnered with Boston Public Schools in the In-School Arts Residency Program (formerly known as Target Arts), an artist residency and ticket access program. The goal of the program is to improve school success, engage families, and strengthen the community by providing access to Boston's rich offerings of music, dance, visual arts, theater, and cultural events. Thousands of students in selected schools have gained greater exposure to Boston's theater district through the residencies and associated ticket access. The Boch Center’s community outreach programs – such as Interactive Readings: Stories Alive! and the Boch Center Access Fund – also strive to make the arts more accessible for children, teens, families, and the greater community, and to highlight the tremendous impact of arts, culture, and creativity in our everyday lives. In addition, the Boch Center has become a principal driver of tourism, attracting local, state, national, and international audiences. Research suggests that the Boch Center’s economic impact on the Commonwealth is in excess of $70 million each year.

Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame

In 2019, the Boch Center expanded and launched the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF), Boston's newest cultural and educational initiative. It celebrates the lifeblood of America’s musical and cultural heritage. Led by legendary musicians and music executives like Noel Paul Stookey and curated by Deana McCloud and Bob Santelli of the Museum Collective, the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF) is dedicated to honoring history, while also building the foundation of the next generation of Folk, Americana, and Roots musicians. Housed in the Wang Theatre, the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF) celebrates Folk, Americana and Roots music through displays, memorabilia, artifacts, events, lectures, exhibits and concerts.

Financials and Governance

The Boch Center’s current operating revenues are approximately $30 million annually. There are approximately 35 staff, as well as a range of part time employees and strong base of engaged volunteers.  The Boch Center has a robust governance model, which includes a 23-person Board of Directors, eight Officers of the Corporation, and a seven-person Board of Overseers. Board committees include an Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance Committee, Education Committee and other Ad Hoc Committees as necessary.

 

 

The Role

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the overall strategic leadership of the organization, which includes the effective and efficient administration of the Boch Center; overseeing the artistic leadership and staff;  working with the team to develop and fund an annual budget to support the organization’s programmatic and institutional priorities and long-term financial health; and playing an integral role in the execution of the organization’s strategic direction. The CEO will work in partnership with the Board and the senior leadership team to achieve the Center’s goals and nurture a culture that attracts, develops, and retains top talent.

The CEO is responsible for inspiring, leading, and managing a senior team that includes the Vice President and General Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Managing Director of Booking and Event Marketing, Vice President and Senior Director of Education, and Chief Advancement Officer, as well as the Senior Executive Assistant to the Chairman, President, and CEO. 

Specific responsibilities of the CEO include:

Organization, Mission, and Strategy:

  • Works with the Board, staff, and the community to implement programs consistent with the vision, mission, core values, and strategy of the Boch Center.
  • Responsible for refining and executing the Boch Center’s strategic plan, in consultation with the Board to ensure that the Boch Center can successfully fulfill its mission and intent into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of the organization’s brand and advancement of its external relationships; garners support by being active and visible in the community and by working strategically with governmental, educational, business, cultural, and private stakeholders.
  • Hires, manages, and develops the executive leaders of the organization.
  • Works with and supports the Boch Center’s leadership to ensure each season is planned in a timely manner, developed, budgeted, contracted, funded, etc.
  • Maximizes the year-round activity, including rentals and events, of the Boch Center.

Governance:

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and its members to provide - in a timely, complete, and accurate manner - all information and documents necessary for the Board to thrive and function properly, make informed decisions, and fulfill its fiduciary and oversight responsibilities.
  • Work with the Board and its committees to ensure committees are properly staffed and meetings scheduled in order to maximize engagement.
  • Identification of potential new board members in partnership with the Governance Committee; guiding Board members toward optimum engagement, service and effectiveness by maintaining direct communication with each individual board member.
  • Timely disclosure to the Board regarding any legal, employment and other sensitive issues that may affect or concern the Boch Center.

Fundraising and Financial Performance:

  • Ensures the availability of sufficient financial resources to sustain a balanced budget.
  • Responsible with the Board for the fiscal integrity of the Boch Center; develops proposed annual and revised budgets and regular financial statements, which accurately reflect and project the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for developing all financial and other resources necessary to support the organization, including oversight and active support of development/fundraising efforts.

General Management and Operations:

  • Responsible for effective administration of finance, development/fundraising, marketing and communications, human resources, outreach, and facility operations.
  • Oversees and allocates sufficient resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are effective and efficient.
  • Ensures the quality and sustainability of the organization’s leadership team.
  • Hires, evaluates, builds, inspires, and retains a competent, qualified staff; creates a safe, diverse, and ethical work environment that promotes productivity, job satisfaction; and develops a strong, collaborative and motivated team for the Boch Center.
  • Serves as primary liaison to the City of Boston; responsible for ensuring that relations with City government and other key stakeholders are productive and collaborative;
  • Responsible for signing all contracts, correspondence, and other official writings made on behalf of the organization except as otherwise instructed by the board or its Chair.

 

Candidate Profile

The Boch Center seeks a collaborative, strategic, and inspiring leader with a demonstrated passion for the performing arts. The next CEO will be a creative thinker and skilled decision-maker with a big-picture view of the performing arts and live events industries and a track record of entrepreneurial leadership and achieving positive outcomes. The candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with creative talent, to engage local and national audiences, and to champion education – formal and informal – through the arts. The ideal candidate will have a deep appreciation for the mission of the Boch Center as well as the desire and the ability to advance an ambitious strategy and vision for the years ahead.

In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:

Strategic Acumen

  • Dynamic leader who can communicate a compelling vision and translate strategic insights into executable business plans with measurable results.
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to leveraging community assets and developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries within the industry.
  • The inclination to seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization's overall strategy.
  • Highly creative thinker who develops innovative and winning strategies, particularly around audience development, customer experience, fundraising, and revenue generation.

Fundraising and Resource Development

  • Experience in building an institution’s funding base, in partnership with the Board and development team. Brings creativity around new funding from individual, corporate, and foundation funders – as well as through fresh pathways for earned income; demonstrates an ability to engage prospective funders and partners.
  • An ability to resonate with a diverse range of funding sources including individual donors, foundations, corporations, and others.
  • Has a proven track record of driving collaboration, particularly across multiple stakeholders, to secure donor support and partnerships.
  • The ability to build strong and lasting strategic partnerships to scale impact.

Business Acumen and Executing for Results

  • The ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance; tenacious and accountable in driving results.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
  • Examples of strong fiscal and strategic discipline and outcomes; results-oriented, thoughtful, and detail-oriented; the business acumen necessary to take calculated risks and use resources creatively in terms of innovation while demonstrating pragmatism with respect to both expenses and revenues.
  • Proven ability to carefully steward organizational assets, balance budgets, and make prudent decisions within financial resources.

Leading and Managing Teams

  • The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team (including through a true shared passion for the performing arts), delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance; widely viewed as a strong developer of others.
  • Deep personal commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in all aspects of their work; track record of building and championing teams that are substantively diverse and reflective of the diversity of the communities their institution serves.
  • The ability to persevere in the face of challenges, and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to high standards.
  • A leader who is self-reflective and aware of their own limitations; leads by example and drives the organization's performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.

Communication Skills, Building Relationships, and Using Influence

  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others – including key community partners –demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • An ability to inspire trust and followership in others through compelling influence, passion, and active drive.
  • Encourages others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team.
  • Creates a sense of purpose/meaning for the team that generates followership beyond their own personality and engages others to the greater purpose for the organization as a whole.

 

Contact

Russell Reynolds Associates has been exclusively retained for this search. Given the need for confidentiality throughout this process, prospective candidates are invited to reach out directly to our search consultants at BochCenterCEO@russellreynolds.com with a CV and brief explanation of interest.

Katherine Armstrong

Russell Reynolds Associates

One Federal Street, 26th Floor
Boston, MA 02110-2003

Michael Singleton

Russell Reynolds Associates

277 Park Avenue, Suite 3800
New York, NY  10172
 

Theatre Services Associate - Functions

DESCRIPTION

The Theatre Services Associate – Functions, reporting to the Function Sales Manager, will support the operations of the Function Sales Department as well as provide general support within the Theatre Services Department.

QUALIFICATIONS

A combination of event sales, management, planning, and coordination experience is ideal.

  • Ability to work well within the Boch Center’s team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, in order to work with customers (internal & external), artist management representatives, vendors and clients.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and be adaptable to changes that arise in a fast paced and quickly evolving environment.
  • Extraordinary organizational skills and time management skills
  • Experience working independently in high energy and fast-paced environment
  • Prior catering and/or function organization experience
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and working knowledge of PowerPoint, and other related software packages.
  • Experience working with a not-for-profit organization is a plus.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Assist Function Sales Manager in promoting special events at the Boch Center and responding to Sales inquiries in a timely, courteous, and professional manner.
  • Assist in coordination and management of logistical aspects of both internal and external Functions, including vendor services, catering requests, room set-up, audio, lighting and audiovisual needs, event staffing and final billing.
  • Assist Function sales Manager with Loge Club operations. Loge Club is our corporate hospitality program, activities will include scheduling Loge Club staff in cooperation with Director of Sales and Corporate Development and members of the Development Department
  • Maintain Loge Club calendar and oversee distribution of all Loge Club materials.
  • Schedule and maintain the calendar for Function Sales Special Event Managers.
  • Maintain accurate records of the financial aspects of Functions including check requests, invoices, reporting and preparing settlements.
  • Follow-up on unpaid accounts
  • Assist in planning, coordination, and execution of a variety of Functions that require interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Conduct site visits and communicate with Function clients and vendors.
  • Maintain up to date inventory lists, including linen, dry goods and liquor stock, vendor lists and logs
  • Assist with on-site management of Functions.
  • Assist in preparing internal revenue forecast budgets for external Functions.
  • Provide support within all areas of the Theatre Services Department as needed.
  • Perform all other duties customarily performed by a Theatre Services Associate, or as directed by the Employer.

Boch Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

TO APPLY: Please forward cover letter, resume and references to:
Anastasia Zay
Boch Center
270 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Email: azay@bochcenter.org
Fax: 617-482-0752
No Telephone Calls.

 

Associate Director of Development Events and Special Initiatives

STATUS: Full-time
REPORTS TO: Chief Advancement Officer
SUPERVISES: Interns and volunteers

The Boch Center/Wang Theatre is seeking a creative and strategic thinker with strong fundraising, proposal writing and event planning experience to join our Development Team. The Ideal candidate is interested in all aspects of fundraising with a particular interest in developing revenue streams for special initiatives and from events and corporate, government and foundation sources. The Associate Director is a strategic partner with the Chief Advancement Officer interfacing with and collaborating with partners across departments. 

The Associate Director will plan and oversee donor cultivation and stewardship events, utilizing the Center’s Loge Club Receptions, the Wang Theatre’s 100-year anniversary, award-winning education programs, the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF) programming and numerous performances to deepen donor relationships and engage prospective donors. This position will report to the Chief Advancement Officer and will be part of a 4-person team. This role offers an excellent opportunity for a development professional to immerse themselves in a development operation that is growing and entrepreneurial in nature. 

* Please Note: This is currently a hybrid position with the minimum expectation of 2 days per week in the office. This may change at any time. 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create targets and projections and ensure costs are kept within the allocations 
  • Prepare donor research and donor briefings as appropriate to ensure Senior Leadership is prepared for meetings and events
  • Write compelling letters, proposals and case statements
  • Track donor activity and action plans to ensure we are engaging donors and prospective donors in appropriate and meaningful ways
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies as appropriate
  • Manage the logistics and stewardship of key volunteer groups in partnership with the Development and Executive team
  • Execute on all details and plans for multiple events including the annual FARHOF Induction Ceremony and events associated with the Wang Theatre’s 100-year anniversary
  • Additional duties as assigned to support the mission of the Boch Center and the goals of the Development Department

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years experience in fundraising, event planning and/or grant writing
  • Event planning experience is important
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to juggle many projects simultaneously
  • Comfort working with Board volunteers
  • A proactive approach to taking initiative and working independently 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • A presence will be required at occasional evening and weekend meetings and events
  • Excellent written. verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Comfort with and experience soliciting gifts is highly desirable 
  • Competency with MS Office, donor databases, prospect research products, Constant Contact and Creative Cloud programs 

COMPENSATION
The Boch Center offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including health and dental insurance, immediate vesting in a 401k program, paid vacation and personal time off and more.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume, two writing samples and salary expectations addressed to Sue Pekock, Chief Advancement Office, Boch Center, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 or spekock@bochcenter.org.

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.


About the Boch Center
The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions, a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres, and home of the Folk American Roots Hall of Fame. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more. Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community.

Dance Teaching Artist

Boch Center is seeking a Dance Teaching Artist for the 2024 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is an arts-based youth employment program for 30 Boston resident teens. Teen Leaders participate in the 6-week program to develop their capacities as leaders in their communities; develop their understanding and awareness of social change as it relates to issues impacting their community; develop original performance material inspired by their own experiences and conversations, which culminates in a Final Showcase; strengthen their college and career readiness; and develop and facilitate arts-based educational workshops about social change and empowerment for young people in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston.


Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Education, the Dance Teaching Artist will create curriculum for and facilitate the Dance specialty, during which approximately 10 teen employees will learn dance techniques and develop/perform original dance pieces 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 8 through August 16, with mandatory training in mid-June 2024 (date TBD).


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing curriculum for Dance specialty, including proper dance technique and devising of original material
  • Creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for teen employees to self-choreograph original dance pieces on a social justice topic for the Final Showcase
  • Working closely with Dance Teaching Artist Assistant developing curriculum and facilitating rehearsals
  • Collaborating with Education staff in the facilitation of 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
  • Attend Final Showcase on Wednesday August 14th at 5:30pm
  • 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
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed

 

The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Professional knowledge and/or experience in dance (hip hop and contemporary a plus)
  • Experience teaching or facilitating directly with teen students
  • Experience with choreographing and teaching dance for beginning dance students
  • Ability to work creatively with all levels of experience
  • Understanding of Creative Youth Development principles and philosophies
  • Interactive, participatory, and dynamic teaching methodology holding high standards for teaching in an engaging manner including all students
  • Strong cultural responsiveness
  • Understanding and passion for working with a focus on anti-racist curriculum, social change, gender inclusivity, and intersectionality
  • Excellent group management skills
  • Ability to think quickly and adapt to changing circumstances in a supportive and flexible manner
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • 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

- Candidates who reflect our students' demographic and backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.


Schedule:
Temporary/Seasonal, part-time
July 8 - August 16
Average of 10-12 hours per week, Monday-Friday afternoons Full workdays starting on August 7 in preparation to Final Showcase on August 14.

 

Rate:
$3,000 - $4,000


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


Deadline: May 5th or until filled


** Applicants are also encouraged to look at the Flashmob Teaching Artist position. If interested in both you may submit one application stating you are interested in both.

Teen Support Manager

Boch Center is seeking a Teen Support Manager for the 2024 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is an arts-based youth employment program for 30 Boston resident teens. Teen Leaders participate in the six-week program to develop their capacities as leaders in their communities; develop their understanding and awareness of social change as it relates to issues impacting their community; develop original performance material inspired by their own experiences and conversations, which culminates in a Final Showcase; strengthen their college and career readiness; and develop and facilitate arts-based educational workshops about social change and empowerment for young people in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston.


The Teen Support Manager will serve as the health and wellness manager of the teen employees and support the administration of the City Spotlights Leadership Program. This is a temporary/seasonal, full-time position.

 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support Teen Leaders social and emotional growth as it pertains to their professional and artistic success in the program
  • Manage all issues pertaining to the social/emotional/behavioral health of Teen Leaders during the program, including assessment and triage for any social or emotional crises that arise with teen employees
  • Act as a resource and support for Education and program staff on issues pertaining to the social and emotional health of the Teen Leaders
  • Serve as a liaison to parents and guardians of Teen Leaders
  • Implement training for Education and All Staff as needed in the following areas: conflict resolution, behavior management, high risk assessment & safety planning
  • Manage the Staff Advising Team with Associate Director of Education, including training staff, running meetings, managing disciplinary protocols, managing documentation, etc.
  • Serve as a Staff Advisor to 6-9 Teen Leaders
  • Manage crisis management protocol for program staff and training staff to implement protocol successfully
  • Assist with supervising and managing teen employees while on site along with program staff
  • Assist with the development and facilitation of teen employee training during the first week of the program
  • Assist with program paperwork and administration
  • Facilitate post-program debriefs for program staff with Associate Director of Education
  • Support other areas of program management as needed

 

The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, Art Therapy or a related field. School Counseling degree preferred. (Candidates currently enrolled in a master’s-level program will also be considered.)
  • Experience triaging risk assessment, as well as safety planning, crisis management, conflict resolution, de-escalation, and behavior management & modification is required. Familiarity with Motivational Interviewing and Solutions Focused Therapy preferred.
  • Knowledge of mental health resources and community services and supports
  • Able to implement protocols, training and services on topics such as substance abuse, suicide prevention/ intervention, social/emotional skills, & behavior modification
  • Able to create and execute behavior agreements that facilitate Teen Leader’s professional and personal growth and success
  • Understanding and passion for working with a focus on anti-racist curriculum, social justice, gender inclusivity, and intersectionality
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Professional experience in a not-for-profit environment preferred
  • Experience or affinity for the performing arts a plus
  • Proven reputation as a self-starting, motivated professional
  • Ability to work with youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills
  • Proven reliability & dependability
  • Technical proficiency with computer programs, including: Word, Excel, Outlook, Google
  • Common sense and a good sense of humor are a must

 

Schedule:
Temporary/Seasonal, full-time
Mid-June through late August (8-9 weeks)
Mondays-Fridays

 

Salary: $7,000-$10,000


How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and references to Corey Evans, VP & Senior Director of Education, at cevans@bochcenter.org. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.


Deadline: as soon as possible

Acting Teaching Artist

Boch Center is seeking an Acting Teaching Artist for the 2024 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is an arts-based youth employment program for 30 Boston resident teens. Teen Leaders participate in the 6-week program to develop their capacities as leaders in their communities; develop their understanding and awareness of social change as it relates to issues impacting their community; develop original performance material inspired by their own experiences and conversations, which culminates in a Final Showcase; strengthen their college and career readiness; and develop and facilitate arts-based educational workshops about social change and empowerment for young people in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston.


Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Education, the Acting Teaching Artist will create curriculum for and facilitate the Acting specialty, during which approximately 10 teen employees will learn acting and devising techniques and develop/perform original scenes/monologues/spoken word pieces 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 8 through August 16, with mandatory training in mid-June 2024 (date TBD).

 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing curriculum for Acting specialty, including character development and devising or original material
  • Creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for teen employees to create original scenes and related performance material on a social justice topic
  • Collaborating with Education staff in the facilitation of a cohesive Final Showcase
  • Working closely with Acting Teaching Artist Assistant developing curriculum and facilitating rehearsals
  • 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
  • Attend Final Showcase on Wednesday August 14th at 5:30pm
  • 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
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed


The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Professional knowledge and/or experience in theater, specifically acting
  • Experience with devising, playbuilding, or playwriting
  • Experience teaching or facilitating directly with teen students
  • Ability to work creatively with all levels of experience
  • Understanding of Creative Youth Development principles and philosophies
  • Strong cultural responsiveness
  • Understanding and passion for working with a focus on anti-racist curriculum, social change, gender inclusivity, and intersectionality
  • Excellent group management skills
  • Interactive, participatory, and dynamic teaching methodology holding high standards for teaching in an engaging manner including all students
  • Ability to think quickly and adapt to changing circumstances in a supportive and flexible manner
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • 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

- Candidates who reflect our students' demographic and backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.


Schedule:
Temporary/Seasonal, part-time
July 8 - August 16
Average of 10-12 hours per week, Monday-Friday afternoons Full workdays starting on August 7 in preparation to Final Showcase on August 14


Rate:
$3,000 - $4,000


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


Deadline: May 5th or until filled

Dance Teaching Artist Assistant

Boch Center is seeking a Dance Teaching Artist Assistant for the 2024 City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program is an arts-based youth employment program for 30 Boston resident teens. Teen Leaders participate in the 6-week program to develop their capacities as leaders in their communities; develop their understanding and awareness of social change as it relates to issues impacting their community; develop original performance material inspired by their own experiences and conversations, which culminates in a Final Showcase; strengthen their college and career readiness; and develop and facilitate arts-based educational workshops about social change and empowerment for young people in community centers, libraries, and camps throughout Boston.


Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Education, the Dance Teaching Artist Assistant will assist in the facilitation of dance teaching blocks with the Dance teaching team and monitor teen employees during daily arrivals, lunch, transitions, and dismissals of the City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program. The Teaching Artist Assistant positions are seasonal positions from July 8 through August 16, with mandatory training in mid-June 2024 (date TBD).

 

Each teaching artist assistant’s duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising 30 teen employees during morning arrival, transitions, lunch break, and afternoon dismissal
  • Assisting the Dance Specialty Teaching Artist and Flashmob Choreographer during their teaching blocks
  • Supporting Dance Teaching Artist in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for teen employees to self-choreograph original dance pieces on a social justice topic for the Final Showcase
  • Assist other Teaching Artists as needed (in music, advocacy, workshop development, acting, and flashmob)
  • Facilitating community building exercises throughout the summer
  • Supporting teaching staff throughout the day with group management and space monitoring
  • Assisting with supervising teen employees off-site during tour week and Flashmob Day
  • 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 dance and choreographing
  • Teaching/facilitation/mentorship experience with teens
  • Ability to work creatively with all levels of experience
  • 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
  • Understanding and passion for working with a focus on social change, gender inclusivity, and intersectionality
  • Ability to think quickly and adapt to changing circumstances in a supportive and flexible manner
  • Positive energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor a must

- Candidates who reflect our students' demographic and backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.


Schedule:
Temporary/Seasonal
July 8-August 16
Average of approx. 30+ hours per week, Monday-Friday

 

Rate: $4,000-$5,000

 

For more information, please contact Javiera Lagunas-Alvarez, Associate Director of Education at jlagunas@bochcenter.org.


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


Deadline: May 5th or until filled

Head Carpenter, Tremont Theatre, Inc. - Shubert Theatre

Description: The Head Carpenter will supervise all aspects of the Carpentry Department at The Shubert Theatre and will serve as a member of the House Crew.


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years related stage experience
  • Detailed knowledge of stage carpentry and rigging
  • Thorough understanding of safety issues.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret theatrical stage drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to work well within the Boch Center’s team environment.
  • Ability to work as well as lead Employees in the Carpentry department.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to interact effectively and cooperatively with customers and other constituents, particularly recognizing the multiple types of uses for the Theatre, including, but not limited to, not for profit productions, commercial productions and functions.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience using AutoCAD or Vectorworks preferred.

 

Essential Job Duties:

Must be able to:

  • Perform primary job functions of a Carpenter.
  • Lift and/or move a minimum of 75lbs.
  • Stand continuously throughout a 3-5 hour period.
  • Operate hand tools, climb ladders, work at rigging heights, and perform other physical tasks typical of a Head Carpenter.
  • Set and enforce safety standards and procedures.
  • Assure that a full complement of Employees, as required by the needs of the attraction, reports to work for each call and is ready to begin work on time.
  • Submit accurate, detailed and timely payroll reports using Microsoft Excel and other software as may be required.
  • Be present at the Theatre for the entire duration of each call of each presentation at which the Head Carpenter is assigned, except for reasonable absences approved in advance by the Employer.
  • Provide timely and thorough responses to production requirements to properly prepare and/or implement Attractions and Functions.
  • Perform all other duties customarily performed by department heads, or as directed by the Employer.
  • This is an IATSE Local 11 position.

 

To Apply: Please forward cover letter, resume and references by 5pm Monday, May 20, 2024 to:


Grecia Hernandez, Production Manager
Boch Center for the Arts
270 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Email: ghernandez@bochcenter.org
Fax: 617-482-0752


Tremont Theatre, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Persons from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.