Assistant Director of Development

The Boch Center/Wang Theatre is seeking a creative and strategic thinker with fundraising experience to join our Development Team. The Ideal candidate is interested in all aspects of the Center’s fundraising efforts and able to juggle multiple responsibilities at a time. The Assistant Director of Development is a strategic partner with the Chief Advancement Officer and Associate Director of Development also interfacing with and collaborating with partners across departments.

The Assistant Director will help organize special events and will be responsible for important office functions that happen every day and are core to deepening donor relationships and engaging new audiences. This position will be part of a 3-person team. This role offers an excellent opportunity for a development generalist eager to immerse themselves in a development operation that is growing and entrepreneurial in nature.

Core Responsibilities

  • Help manage invitation and RSVP lists for key development events including the Loge Club and special cultivation events, House Parties, a Gala, exhibit openings and other events as needed
  • Prepare donor research and donor briefings as appropriate to ensure Senior Leadership is prepared for meetings and events
  • Interface with the box office to ensure ticket buyers’ contact information is captured for marketing efforts
  • Track donor activity and action plans for top prospects to ensure we are engaging donors and prospective donors in appropriate and meaningful ways
  • Ensure gifts are appropriately documented and acknowledged
  • Oversee communication with donor groups
  • Manage monthly donor renewals
  • Prepare gift reports and reconcile records with the finance office
  • Additional duties as assigned to support the mission of the Boch Center and the goals of the Development Department

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of fundraising experience preferably
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to juggle many projects simultaneously
  • Competency with financials and ability to track and keep costs within budget
  • Comfort working with Board volunteers
  • A proactive approach to take initiative and work independently
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Database management and report writing skills are essential
  • Experience writing and designing direct mail appeals, e-appeals, and social media communications.
  • Competency with MS Office, donor databases, 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 and resume 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

Marketing Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Digital & Brand Marketing and the Director of Event Marketing, the Marketing Coordinator helps to advance the work of the Boch Center by supporting and strengthening the overall functions of the marketing department. This role provides critical support in all areas including, but not limited to, event marketing, public relations, social media, email communications, website management, content creation, and support of other special projects. The ideal candidate has 1-2 years of experience in marketing or a related field and is detail-oriented, creative, a multi-tasker, a team player, and a strong communicator with a consistently positive attitude.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support for the marketing and advertising of all ticketed events at the Wang and Shubert Theatres.
  • Provide marketing and communications support for institutional projects as needed.
  • Re-size show creative for use across digital platforms including website, social media, and marquees.
  • Research and maintain all marketing and promotional contact lists.
  • Maintain Boch Center patron email list.
  • Provide support for show-related promotional initiatives and events, including identifying and reaching out to potential promotional partners, staffing off-site events, and the distribution of creative assets, trade, and promotional tickets.
  • Update and maintain Boch Center events on all external calendars (i.e., ArtsBoston, The Boston Calendar, etc.)
  • Assist in the execution of show settlement.
  • Assist with campaign tracking and the creation of recap reports.
  • Monitor, re-direct, and/or respond to all inquiries in the general theatre Info Box
  • Assist in the maintenance of the website and social media platforms.
  • Assist with production of audio/video/digital asset content as needed. 
  • Track the marketing budget and manage department expenses.
  • Provide general administrative support for the Marketing Office.
  • Serve as a marketing liaison to various internal departments.
  • Staff shows as needed – some night and weekend work required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or strong liberal arts background and 1-2 years of related professional experience. (Recent graduates with relevant coursework and internship experience will also be considered.)
  • Strong written and organizational skills, including excellent attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Experience creating and editing audio and video files for Web use is a plus.
  • Experience running or assisting in paid social media campaigns is a plus.
  • A personable and professional demeanor with the ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • A passion for a thriving arts and culture sector and an interest in the non-profit community.

TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter to Jamia Gaffney, Director of Event Marketing at jgaffney@bochcenter.org

City Spotlights Leadership Program - Teen Support Manager

Boch Center is seeking a Teen Support Manager for the 2022 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 8-10 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, 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
  • 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, and Outlook
  • Common sense and a good sense of humor are a must

Schedule:

Temporary/Seasonal, full-time

Mid-June through late August

Mondays-Fridays

 

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: May 6, 2022 or until filled

City Spotlights Leadership Program - Acting Teaching Artist Job Description

Boch Center is seeking an Acting Teaching Artist for the 2022 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.

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 5 through August 12, with mandatory training in late June (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 script
  • 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 theater, specifically acting
  • Experience with devising, playbuilding, or playwriting
  • Experience teaching or facilitating directly with teen students
  • Understanding of Creative Youth Development principles and philosophies
  • Strong cultural responsiveness
  • Understanding and passion for working with a focus on social change, gender inclusivity, and intersectionality
  • 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 12

Approximately 15 hours per week, Monday-Friday

 

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

 

Deadline: May 6th or until filled

City Spotlights Leadership Program - Dance Teaching Artist

Boch Center is seeking a Dance Teaching Artist for the 2022 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.

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 5 through August 12, with mandatory training in late June (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
  • 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
  • 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 dance (hip hop and contemporary a plus)
  • Experience with choreographing and teaching dance for beginning dance students
  • Experience teaching or facilitating directly with teen students
  • Understanding of Creative Youth Development principles and philosophies
  • Strong cultural responsiveness
  • Understanding and passion for working with a focus on social change, gender inclusivity, and intersectionality

 

  • 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 12

Approximately 15 hours per week, Monday-Friday

 

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 6th or until filled