Work with Us

We support working artists 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 our gallery attendants who encourage dialogue in the Mills Gallery, 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.

Development Coordinator

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. 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:
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, BCA seeks a dynamic and motivated Development Coordinator to support our day-to-day fundraising initiatives and a fast-growing membership program. In addition to the duties outlined below, a strong candidate should have a keen interest in our primary goals to bring audiences together, build community, and bolster support for our trans-disciplinary arts programs.

This is an exciting position for someone looking to build professional relationships and practical skillsets within the non-profit arts and cultural community in Greater Boston. Some nights and weekends are required.

Responsibilities include:

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain a current 12-month fundraising plan and departmental budget, including expense tracking and creating invoices.
  • Act as the primary database manager of our CRM Patron Manager (Salesforce), ensuring accurate entry and updates of donor information and maintenance of records.
  • Generate timely acknowledgement letters for all contributions, including receipts to donors, members, and funding organizations, and periodic ‘thank you’ stewardship.
  • Provide ongoing fundraising reports that help inform the strategic direction of future initiatives.
  • Support our Membership Manager with outreach and stewardship of BCA Members.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications on database management and community engagement.
  • Provide logistical support for fundraising campaigns, membership events and fundraisers, such as helping to manage mailing and invitation lists, RSVP tracking, event set-up, and registration.
  • Work collaboratively on inter-departmental initiatives, programs and events.
  • Additional duties as needed.

Personal Qualities

  • Operates with a high degree of integrity and respects diverse perspectives
  • A nimble, creative thinker with a proven ability to take initiative and tackle complex challenges
  • Flexible, collaborative, positive and team-oriented
  • Open to feedback
  • Strong commitment to arts and culture

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 1-2 years of experience with development operations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaborative team player able to work independently and as a self-starter in a dynamic, results-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment with tight deadlines and rapidly changing priorities
  • Strong time management, project management, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to build and cultivate relationships
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with CRM databases, Salesforce preferred, as well as G-Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite for Mac OS

Please provide your resume and a letter of inquiry with your application. Applications will be reviewed through November 1, 2021. This is a non-exempt, full-time position and the compensation is $20.00 per hour. 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.

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.

Director of Facilities

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. 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:
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Operations, the Facilities Director is responsible for the oversight of all physical operations for the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA). The Facilities Director is tasked with overseeing facilities operations, directing routine maintenance, delegating and responding to emergencies, managing risk, managing contractors, and conducting site inspections. The Director works collaboratively to develop and implement all site policies, procedures, programs and systems. This position works with the Senior Director of Operations to develop long and short-range maintenance planning. This individual must show maturity, leadership, and an ability to effectively communicate, and follow the mission of BCA and the policies of BCA Leadership.

This is a full-time, exempt position and will require occasional weekend and evening hours. The salary range is $70,000 – $75,000 depending on experience.

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

  • Monitor the safety and cleanliness of interior and exterior areas such as offices, venues, the Outdoor Plaza space, and Clarendon street alley.
  • Ensures BCA buildings are in compliance with the regulations set forth by the City and State.
  • Supervise Facilities and Cleaning staff, including the assignment of work and follow through on the completion of work, routine inspection of common areas, scheduling of special projects, coordinating event needs, performing preventive maintenance work orders and scheduling these repairs.
  • Maintain day-to-day operations of facilities such as delegating or completing maintenance/repair requests and ensuring completion of campus-wide preventive maintenance.
  • Delegate and Perform seasonal grounds work that includes raking, sweeping, shoveling and trimming.
  • Negotiating contracts with service providers, inspecting facilities to meet safety regulations, and coordinating renovations and updates.
  • Keep concise, accurate records for work performed and equipment purchased for the property utilizing BOX, our cloud content management system.
  • Create reports on maintenance, repairs, safety, compliance, and other occurrences for supervisors and related staff.
  • Fulfill and coordinate emergency on-call responsibilities. Must have a current valid driver’s license and a reliable method of transportation to respond to such emergencies.
  • Maintain records of utility usage and investigate any inconsistencies in usage. Make energy-saving recommendations whenever necessary.
  • Maintain inventory of all maintenance equipment, tools, and parts belonging to BCA.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Director of Operations on budgeting for facilities needs.
  • Attend meetings and serve on teams, as assigned.
  • Provide technical support to BCA staff and contractors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will possess most, if not all, of the following skills, experience, and attributes:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 3-5 years in a Facilities Management role and 5-8 years of experience in Facilities, preferably working in the non-profit sector and/or with historical buildings.
  • Proven effectiveness as a manager of staff including knowledge of professional development, performance appraisal, and equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Familiarity with construction practices and laws governing the construction, maintenance, and repair of historic and public buildings.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills necessary for regular contact with professional peers, staff, patrons, contractors, and city officials.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with  Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Zoom/ Google Meet, and CAD software.
  • Experience creating, organizing, and executing comprehensive facilities management plans.

Personal Qualities

  • Respects diverse perspectives.
  • A nimble, creative thinker with a proven ability to take initiative and tackle complex challenges.
  • Very strong organizational 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 have the ability to work in outdoor and indoor work environments.

JOB STRUCTURE AND BENEFITS:
Boston Center for the Arts offers a comprehensive benefits package including 80% covered medical and dental insurance, an FSA plan, short-term disability, and a 403(b) retirement savings plan plus complimentary tickets to BCA and BCA partner events and performances. This position will be expected to report to the office although some flexible remote work can be negotiated.

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.

Usher for Plaza and Black Box Theatres

Volunteer Opportunities

Description:

We are currently looking for volunteers to help usher for productions in our Plaza and Black Box Theatres. Volunteer ushers are an integral part of the audience experience for fringe theatre companies and ensembles that produce hundreds of performances each season. Volunteers sign up for available shifts roughly one month before each performance. 

Volunteer responsibilities
  • Arriving one hour before showtime
  • Handing out programs
  • Taking tickets
  • Helping seat patrons
  • Answering basic questions about the production
  • Light clean up after the performance
  • Assisting with emergency evacuation in case of emergency
Volunteer benefits
  • Enjoying free performances
Requirements
  • General weeknight and weekend availability
  • Dress code is event black clothing
How to apply

Email your name and phone number to housemanager@bcaonline.org.

Gallery Attendant

Volunteer Opportunities

Description:

Boston Center for the Arts accepts applications year-round for volunteer Gallery Attendants in the Mills Gallery. The Mills Gallery Volunteer Program offers an opportunity to gain experience, knowledge, and insight into a non-profit arts organization and the Boston arts community. Gallery Attendants are the face of the Mills Gallery and an important link between our programs, gallery and our public. They oversee the safety of exhibited work while creating a welcoming environment for visitors.

Responsibilities
  • Opening and closing gallery
  • Enforcing gallery rules in a polite but firm manner
  • Collecting visitor information
  • Becoming knowledgeable about the exhibit and artists on view as well as BCA-wide programs
  • Initiating and encouraging dialogue with and among visitors
  • Serving as a general resource for our public by providing information about BCA programs, exhibits, performances and events
  • Assisting in event/performance production in the gallery
  • Assisting with emergency evacuation in case of emergency.
Benefits
  • Invitations to exclusive talks given by artists, performers, curators, etc
  • Valuable visitor service training including an introduction to educational theories and techniques
  • Professional gallery operations experience
  • Opportunities to work with BCA staff, as well as artists, curators, and special guests
  • Opportunities to create new relationships and networks
Requirements
  • Training in setting up/shutting down the gallery
  • Commitment to a 4-hour shift for the duration of the exhibition

For more information, contact Erin Dimson-Doyle at edimson@bcaonline.org