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We support working artists to create, perform, and exhibit new works; develop new audiences; and connect the arts to community. Join us.

We are —

  • Leadership, staff, artists, and members who work together to engage new artists, invite artistic risk, provoke change, and move audiences;
  • A thriving arts complex where we incubate a dynamic and eclectic mix of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and art that defies categorization;
  • Fertile ground for artists to experiment, create, exhibit, and perform;
  • A vibrant and inclusive gathering place where diverse artists, mentors, patrons, and public engage to collaborate and generate cultural community.

 

Internship Opportunities

From visual arts to theatre, arts administration to marketing, BCA’s internship program offers a variety of ways to get involved, and the opportunity to set individual goals, work on a wide-range of projects, and learn about the local arts community. There’s the added bonus of networking with artists and arts professionals while enjoying the vibrant South End neighborhood.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play an integral role at BCA — from community members who pitch in during events like Open Studios, to the dozens of constituents who help the Boston Art Book Fair run smoothly. We love to welcome you into the BCA family with the donation of your time and efforts. To see what volunteer opportunities we have, please email us: volunteer@bostonarts.org.

Senior Accountant

Career Opportunities

ABOUT THE BCA:

A leading force in the city’s cultural community, Boston Center for the Arts has supported thousands of individual artists, small organizations, and performing arts companies, who add depth and dimension to the Boston arts ethos. Through residencies and programming, Boston Center for the Arts serves as an epicenter for an expanding cohort of artists working across all disciplines and has catalyzed careers by providing fertile ground for experimentation and artistic risk-taking.

As a multidisciplinary arts center in the heart of Boston, BCA serves as an incubator of new artwork, a critical community and cultural partner, and a venue for hundreds of events, exhibitions, public programs, and theatre and dance performances annually.

Boston Center for the Arts is committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of Greater Boston. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

RACIAL EQUITY COMMITMENT:

Black Lives Matter. It is incumbent upon us to act accordingly and to identify those ways that we, as a leading cultural organization, can stop perpetuating pervasive and systemic white supremacist practices and lead through our actions. Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is committed to doing the hard work of dismantling even the most subtle forms of white supremacy in our organization, in our practices, and in the work we do to help make Boston a place where ALL artists can live and thrive.

POSITION CONCEPT:

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the daily accounting operations of the BCA. The Senior Accountant performs all accounting and bookkeeping needs, prepares financial reporting, manages accounts payable and accounts receivable, supports the annual audit, and performs certain functions related to human resources and other duties associated with the financial management of a mid-size nonprofit organization. The Senior Accountant reports to the Chief Executive Officer and Controller.

Skills required include: thorough working knowledge of business and financial practices associated with nonprofits; thorough knowledge of GAAP; and strong communication and time management skills. This individual must show exceptional maturity and an ability to effectively communicate and follow the mission of the BCA and the policies of the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and record asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information;
  • Responsible for monthly closing of financials, including bank reconciliations, expense accrual, prepaids JE, contributed income reconciliation, business insurance tracking and balance account reconciliations;
  • Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions, and resolving discrepancies;
  • Responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Fixed Assets;
  • Produce payroll by initiating computer processing and verifying finished product;
  • Assist with completion of external audit by analyzing/scheduling general ledger accounts and providing information to auditors;
  • Prepare and maintain tenant leases and related schedules;
  • Assist with new hire paperwork, enrollment in employee benefits and relevant personnel files;
  • Liaise with staff in other departments to communicate financial information;
  • Attend specified evening and weekend events as required; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or 8-10 years of experience in accounting/finance.
  • Extensive experience with nonprofit financial operations including thorough knowledge of GAAP and Fund Accounting;
  • Experience working in a nonprofit setting; knowledge of the performing arts and non-profit management;
  • Experience running payroll;
  • Ability to multi-task successfully;
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks Desktop;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Outgoing and friendly demeanor;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • An ability to maintain the highest professional ethics at all times
  • Experience with Bill.com is a plus.

JOB STRUCTURE AND BENEFITS:
This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer. This is an exempt, full-time position with compensation between $75,000 and $80,000/year based on experience and qualifications. Benefits are competitive and include 4 weeks of paid time off, 80% BCA-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance, partial remote work options, flexible spending plans, 2 weeks of paid administrative closure in addition to regular holidays. Please note: All staff are required to work in-person, on-site at the BCA campus; there is no option for fully remote work. Additionally, it is a requirement of all staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Please provide your resume and a cover letter with your application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Boston Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BCA prohibits discrimination based upon an individual’s age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Venue Associate

Part-Time Opportunities

ABOUT THE BCA:
A leading force in the city’s cultural community, Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) has supported thousands of individual artists, small organizations, and performing arts companies, who add depth and dimension to the Boston arts ethos. Through residencies and programming, Boston Center for the Arts serves as an epicenter for an expanding cohort of artists working across all disciplines, and has catalyzed careers by providing fertile ground for experimentation and artistic risk-taking. Boston Center for the Arts is committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of Greater Boston. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

RACIAL EQUITY COMMITMENT:
Black Lives Matter. It is incumbent upon us to act accordingly and to identify those ways that we, as a leading cultural organization, can stop perpetuating pervasive and systemic white supremacist practices and lead through our actions. Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is committed to doing the hard work of dismantling even the most subtle forms of white supremacy in our organization, in our practices, and in the work we do to help make Boston a place where ALL artists can live and thrive.

POSITION CONCEPT:
This is a freelance, gig-based, over-hire position. There are no set hours week to week. Venue Associates at the Boston Center for the Arts work within the Operations department and support the Venue Manager. Venue Associates will work as general hands in various spaces and support event rentals across our campus. The Venue Associates help ensure our venues align with the safety standards of the Boston Center for the Arts and governing safety entities, and they will also serve as an ambassador for the history and mission of BCA.

Responsibilities include:

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a representative of BCA for vendors and clients using BCA-operated spaces, including but not limited to the Cyclorama, Mills Gallery, and Plaza Theatres spaces.
  • Assist with ensuring public safety.
  • Provide production support for events and maintenance in BCA spaces, as necessary. This may include painting, cleaning, building, maintaining, setting up, operating, and breaking down various on-site equipment.
  • Assist Venue Managers in supervising heavy vendor load-ins, installs, and strikes.
  • Work possible early morning shifts and/or late night and overnight shifts. See job structure and rate for info regarding cab/rideshare reimbursement.
  • Enforce BCA policies with outside vendors and clients.
  • Maintain clean, organized, and safe operation and maintenance of venues and outdoor public spaces.
  • Assisting the Operations department with maintaining venue-specific inventories and paperwork.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess most, if not all, of the following:

  • Have at least two years of experience working in theatre, live events, or house management or have a
    relevant college degree.
  • Basic knowledge in technical production or live event work is a plus. This includes but is not limited
    to lighting, stage management, carpentry, electrical, audio, rigging, and/or staging.
  • Ability to operate basic hand and power tools.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and be active and attentive for long periods of time.
  • Strong ability to manage event-specific technical issues and requirements.
  • Crowd management certification and crowd management training (will be provided by the BCA).
  • Strong customer service skills and experience working in a fast-paced environment.

Personal Qualities:

  • Respects diverse perspectives.
  • An agile, creative thinker with a proven ability to take the initiative and tackle complex challenges.
  • Able to work independently and as a self-starter.
  • Strong organizational skills and time management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible, collaborative, and team-oriented.
  • Open to feedback.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, bend, and stoop; use hands to operate objects, tools, and/or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl; talk and/or hear; taste and/or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The Employee must be able to work in both outdoor and indoor work environments.

JOB STRUCTURE AND RATE:

The rate for this position is $20/hr, W2 is required. This is an hourly, event-based flexible-time position. Event shifts may include early morning and late-night shifts. BCA will reimburse cabs or rideshare rides taken when working past midnight and before 6am when a reimbursement application is submitted within two weeks of the event.

This position must work in-person, on-site at the BCA campus; there is no option for fully remote work. Additionally, it is a requirement for all staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and boosters and adhere to all safety regulations.

APPLICATION:

Please send resumes and cover letters to cycloramaproduction@bostonarts.org with the subject line: “Venue Associate Applicant” and your name.

Boston Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The BCA prohibits discrimination based upon an individual’s age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.