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Join our Team

Our team is growing! If you’re passionate about creating equity in arts and culture within the Greater Boston area, considering apply for our Community Partnerships & Programs Manager role. 

Check out the job description below

Community partnerships& programs

Reports to the Managing Director

Commitment: 1 year, 35 hours per week

Compensation: $19.23 hourly with health benefits

Working Structure: Hybrid (in-person and virtual)


A resourceful, entrepreneurial and collaborative individual who can facilitate events, lead program(s) and manage good-hearted and talented people.  This includes planning, execution and managing the people resources and scope of the project(s). He/She/They ensures functional team alignment so that activities and deliverables for programs are executed on time, on budget, at the highest possible level of quality. 


This incumbent will also serve as a content creator to drive online engagement, and generate brand awareness that can help to amplify our work, our impact and reach new and existing audiences. 


This individual will work with organizational leadership, Board, external contractors, volunteers and staff to meet goals, objectives and outcomes. 

Core responsibilities:

Program Development, execution and evaluation: 50% of workflow
  • Develop and manage BAMS Fest program content (event design and curation, artist/special guest booking, community partnership and sponsorship development, etc.). This excludes the BAMS Festival.

  • Deliver event content in a timely manner that is dynamic, of the highest quality, and is broadly reflective of the diverse Greater Boston arts and culture community, meeting and exceeding the engagement goals of the organization.

  • Conduct ongoing research of event planning and program management best practices (includes local event attendance, partner/artist meetings, site visits, etc.) in order to source the best in future BAMS Fest programming.

  • Create processes and procedures that align with the organization’s goals and priorities; Provide feedback and accountability when necessary.

  • Work collaboratively with BAMS Fest partners, volunteers, contractors and artists to support all programs and events. This includes:

  • Leading a team with a diverse array of talents, responsibilities and experience;

  • Creating contracts and supervising all contracted vendors;

  • Providing warm hospitality and optimal customer service at all times.

  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of project status throughout its life cycle; address potential problems as well as innovative solutions to address those issues with the Managing Director.  

  • Document all events and programs for legacy building purposes, and maintain an organization system for physical and electronic documents Conduct program evaluation and create detailed reports for the Managing Director.

  • At times, represent the organization in public speaking opportunities during meetings and events.

  • Performs other duties as required as designated by the Managing Director.

Relationship Development & Community Partnership Outreach: 40% of workflow
  • Identify opportunities for community partnerships and develop proactive, locally-focused outreach plans for BAMS Fest programs to engage the community.

  • This will include assessing existing relationships and developing new ones that align with our mission, vision and values.

  • Coordinate and maintain positive relationships with vendors, contractors and BAMS Fest staff to ensure quality and consistency of project deliverables.

  • Provide vendor and partner oversight for marketing-related projects and manage internal and external resources and priorities.

Grants Writing and Budget Management: 10% of workflow
  • Identify and provide recommendations of grants that the organization can apply for to help minimize program-related costs.

  • Manages program content budgets, tailoring expenses as needed in collaboration with the Managing Director to deliver programs/events on budget.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of public programming, talent booking, community partnership/curation experience across a variety of disciplines including but not limited to diverse styles of music, dance, visual arts, etc. 

  • Must possess curiosity and/or in-depth knowledge of the Greater Boston/New England arts and culture as well as Boston’s diiverse creative cultural community is required; strong ability to manage wide-ranging and complex simultaneous projects is crucial.

  • Solid writing and public speaking skills.

  • Ability to be an adaptive learner, pushing beyond established areas of expertise in order to seek new and diverse content.

  • Ability to excel in a highly collaborative decision making process and interdependent environment that requires multi-tasking, maintaining calm composure under pressure and a positive attitude.

  • Proven track record working in collaboration with diverse communities. 

  • Meticulous record keeping and budgeting skills are required. Understanding of contract legalese.

  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision

How To Apply:

New deadline to apply: January 5, 2023 by 5pm EST

Please submit a detailed resume and thoughtful cover letter. All files should be in pdf or word doc format. All applications will be gratefully received, acknowledged and reviewed.


This position is partially funded and supported by the Mass Humanities, a non-profit based in Northampton, conducts and supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1974, the organization has provided millions of dollars in support of thousands of humanities projects across the Commonwealth. 


Established as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Mass Humanities is an independent programming and grant-making organization that receives support from the NEH and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as private sources. For more information, visit

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