Arts & Culture Manager, Dudley Street Initiative Boston

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

504 Dudley Street
Boston, MA 02119

Date Posted:
August 22, 2014

Eastern Massachusetts



Position Overview: The Arts & Culture Manager will have a lead role in integrating arts and culture into the organizing work of DSNI, coordinating the creative place-making strategies of the Fairmount Cultural Corridor, and facilitating partnerships that will contribute to long-term arts and culture planning in the Dudley and Fairmount Line communities. The ideal candidate will have creative vision, be guided by principles of community leadership, and believe in the power of art to inspire and transform. S/he will also be a highly organized self- starter with a strong skill-set in managing complex work and working effectively with a variety of stakeholders.

Supervision: The position reports to the DSNI Director of Sustainable Economic Development.

The Fairmount Cultural Corridor (FCC) is a creative place-making initiative that combines collaborative efforts of residents, artists, community organizations and businesses to support vibrant, livable neighborhoods and local creative economies along the Fairmount Commuter Line. Drawing upon local cultural assets and through arts and cultural activities, the initiative brings people together to both celebrate and have a voice in shaping the future of their communities. The creative place-making effort was piloted in the Dorchester neighborhood of Upham’s Corner, where open-air art markets, interactive public art and pop-up exhibits, technical support for local artists, and programming at the Strand Theatre promoted economic activity and resident engagement. The initiative recently expanded to include the Four Corners neighborhood, with plans to connect creative place-making efforts all along the Corridor. Over eight arts and community-based organizations comprise the FCC initiative, with DSNI serving as the lead partner.


  • Coordinate the Fairmount Cultural Corridor initiative, overseeing the work of partner organizations and implementing strategies developed by residents, artists and partners
  • Staff and facilitate the DSNI Arts and Culture Committee to ensure that resident and artist voices guide the development of community art
  • Facilitate and strengthen partnerships among community residents and organizations to coordinate arts and culture work in the community
  • Collaborate with Design Studio for Social Intervention to support artists-in-residence who will design public projects for residents to re-imagine public spaces and address aspirations and challenges of their communities
  • Integrate the use of creative place-making strategies into DSNI efforts as an organizing strategy to help residents address neighborhood issues and build community
  • Assist in infusing arts programming throughout the DSNI youth employment program and curriculum.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with DSNI partner schools and identify arts-related resources to support their needs
  • Lead the planning of annual Multicultural Festival and other community cultural events in collaboration with DSNI staff and residents
  • Oversee process to collect and analyze data to inform creative place-making and cultural planning processes
  • Coordinate communications and public relations efforts to promote Fairmount Cultural Corridor work in collaboration with DSNI staff
  • Communicate with funders and manage reports and deadlines in collaboration with DSNI resource development staff
  • Participate in staff meetings, retreats and other DSNI activities


  • Content knowledge in arts, social practice art, creative place-making, and/or arts and cultural management
  • Substantial experience in social community engagement involving the arts
  • Knowledge of the local neighborhood and broader arts communities and resources
  • Experience in community organizing and policy advocacy
  • Proven ability to use collaborative processes and partnerships that create alignment around shared goals and plans
  • Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams, work effectively with multiple stakeholders, prioritize multiple work tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Proven skills in meeting facilitation; excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Experience and ease working in multicultural, multilingual settings
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
  • Experience working with youth desirable
  • Bilingual preferred (Cape Verdean, Spanish,)
  • Neighborhood residents and artists encouraged to apply

How To Apply:

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume by email to with “Arts and Culture Manager” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. DSNI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply by:
September 05, 2014

$50,000 – $60,000 annually, depending on experience. Comprehensive benefits.

About this Organization:
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a thirty year-old resident-led, non-profit planning and organizing entity in the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston. DSNI’s mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create, and control a vibrant, diverse and high quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners. In order to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village, DSNI has organized to make significant strides in the areas of land control, affordable housing, community facilities, urban agriculture, youth development, and community building. Progress in our neighborhood is the result of robust collaborative efforts led by community residents.

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Program Manager, Public History, Arizona State

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Requisition ID 7625BR
ASU Job Title Program Manager
Job Title Program Manager, Public History
Campus/Location Campus: Tempe
Job Family Generic
Department Name SHPRS
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Scope of Search Open
Grant Funded Position This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
Category 02
Salary Range $43,920 – $60,000 per year; DOE
Close Date September 17, 2014, , is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered every week until the search is closed
Job Description Under the direction of the Director of Public History,performs work of considerable difficulty in coordinating and directing the activities and functions of the Public History program within the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.   Independently ensures that the goals and
objectives of the program are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications.
Essential Duties
  • Manages and implements strategic projects, including the development of digital products.
  • Develops and monitors daily operations and coordinates program activities.
  • As appropriate, delivers, facilitates, and supervises the development of high impact training materials, training content, training delivery modes, or workshops, courses and conferences for students and community members; oversees logistics, scheduling and target audience communications.
  • Oversees and contributes to implementation of the marketing and promotion of public history/public humanities through a variety of print, multimedia and social media avenues.
  • Provides technical and editorial services. Maintains and extends the digital mission of the program through developing, and utilizing digital tools, including, potentially, engaging in implementation, design, modification, or coding of open-source tools such as WordPress, Drupal, or Omeka.
  • Develops, prepares, and submits grant proposals, consistent with program goals; establishes expenditure controls and recommends the allocation of resources within the limitations of the budget.
  • Represents the program to internal and external constituencies.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience  in forming and managing partnerships within the University and with outside entities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current web technologies and best practices in digital development.
  • Evidence of effective writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience in managing an office or center.
  • Experience with exhibitions, student training, digital design, and development of web apps or, oral history.
  • Evidence of a Ph.D in the Humanities.
  • Experience in grant proposals
Working Environment Office setting.
Department Statement In 2008, the departments of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies joined together to create the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS), an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Under the leadership of Matt Garcia, the current director of the school, we continue to advance the university’s goals of excellence, access and impact.

We are the largest humanities-based trans-disciplinary research and teaching school at ASU. Our degree programs have grown to include Jewish Studies and Asia Studies. We continue to strengthen as we create meaningful research and new programs that add value to our students’ individual paths and to our common goal of understanding our past, present and future.

ASU Statement Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
Background Check Statement ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Instructions to Apply Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Resumes should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meet the minimum and desired qualifications stated in this requisition. Please include start and end dates on resume of current or previous employers (example: 01/2010-02/14/2014).

Only electronic applications are accepted.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

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Position Summary:

The Visitors Services Coordinator at the Molly Brown House Museum should have strong retail experience, be interested in history, have a flexible schedule, and enjoy meeting new people. Daily responsibilities include assisting guests with tickets, information, and merchandise in the Visitor’s Center. Other primary responsibilities include daily accounting and financial reporting, ordering and displaying merchandise in a creative manner, and managing a small part-time staff. This position is salaried with a schedule of 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The starting annual salary range for this position is $20 – $22,000 plus benefits.


Retail customer service experience is required and management experience is preferred for this position. Strong accounting and organization skills are also required. The museum is looking for someone with a professional manner who is outgoing, personable, and able to provide the highest level of customer service to our guests. Previous museum, volunteer, or public speaking experience is preferred, as well as an interest in history and storytelling to better educate guests about Margaret “Molly” Brown.


The Visitors Services Coordinator is responsible to the Museum Director. This person will use a team approach with other staff and volunteers to accomplish set goals and ensure the highest level of customer service.

Special Requirements:

This position is required to work outside the normal schedule to cover special museum events as needed.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

This position requires walking or standing to a significant degree. Physical demands associated with the essential functions include reaching, handling, talking and/or hearing (ordinary conversation) and seeing (near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation and color vision).

Required are the abilities to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in various forms; to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; to utilize spatial, visual and tactile discrimination; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers, supervisory staff, other organizations and agencies, and the general public.

Please send a resume, references and strong cover letter by e-mail to:

Andrea Malcomb
Museum Director

Academic Liaison and Engagement Curator, Colorado University Art Museum of CU Boulder

The Academic Liaison and Engagement Curator will further integrate Colorado University Art Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programming into the curricular goals across CU’s four campuses, with an emphases on energizing CU Boulder. The Academic Liaison and Engagement Curator will serve as the primary contact between the CU Art Museum and the academic community of CU Boulder. The Curator will work closely with faculty and community partners to develop a strategic plan for interpretive programs that recognize the modern-day museum not only as a place to exhibit artwork and steward a collection, but where creativity happens. The Curator will possess a visionary approach that values object-based teaching and traditional scholarship while exploring the potentialities of more collaborative and experiential modes of thinking and making. The Curator will engage diverse audiences as participants in developing educational programs that occur in the museum, beyond it’s walls, and in the virtual sphere.

Interested candidates need to apply directly on-line using the link below:

Major Duties:

Work with the Director of Marketing and Membership to supervise a Student Advisory Council
Work with Visitor Services to train student docents to engage diverse demographics, ranging from their peers to life-long learners
Supervise education/public engagement interns to generate unconventional print and audio didactics and gallery guides for children, adolescents, and adults
Implement a series of events/exhibitions involving student creative expression from a variety of disciplines
Encourage student research and publishing on collection
Conceptualize cross-departmental collection-based serial courses
Develop innovative print and new media interpretive material involving the contributions of faculty and students
Foster and guide faculty-generated exhibitions, as well as faculty research and publishing on collection
Form strategic alliances across CU’s four campuses to promote curricular use of the collection and temporary exhibitions in teaching and through class visits, workshops, and assignments
Develop and lead workshops for faculty across the disciplines on creative object-based teaching
In collaboration with the collections/registrar and curatorial departments, facilitate access to museum collections and exhibitions
Conceptualize and implement activities that create dynamic interactions between faculty/students and diverse public audiences
Education event program liaison between curatorial staff and academic/community collaborators
Assist artist-in-residence to develop connections within and outside the university
Work with the Exhibitions Manager to train work-study gallery attendants to engage visitors and communicate information about exhibitions and the museum
In collaboration with Director of Marketing and Membership, develop educational social media platforms
Form partnerships with professional colleagues and community organizations to implement programs beyond the museum walls.
Lecture and publish articles addressing the forefront of museum pedagogy, especially in the academic context
Help target grants, private funding, and non-traditional programming support, and write fundraising narratives as needed

Manager of Foundation and Government Relations, Princeton University Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum
Manager of Foundation and Government Relations
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Manager of Foundation and Government Relations (Req # 1400626)

The Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) seeks applications for the position of Manager of Foundation and Government Relations.

The Manager’s overall responsibility will be to secure grants and other financial support from foundations and government sources in order to support the Museum’s $15 million annual budget and sustain the Museum’s year-round schedule of exhibitions, publications, programs, and other priority initiatives. The senior manager will engage in proactive prospect research to identify and evaluate viable sources of foundation and government funding, and will facilitate the cultivation and solicitation of new and existing institutional prospects.

This position is responsible for the full range of activities required to research, write, prepare, submit, and manage all grant proposals, including all funding requests to other University departments and programs. Responsibilities include the writing of all letters of inquiry, and the writing and/or coordination of the writing of all Museum grant proposals, along with the preparation of budgets, supplementary documents and attachments, submission, and follow-up. As the Museum’s primary contact for all foundation and government grantors, current and prospective, this position is responsible for constituent management and for maintaining exceptional donor relations, stewardship, and communications. The Manager also is responsible for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects, and for ongoing stewardship of the Museum’s institutional funders.

Reporting to the Museum’s Associate Director for Institutional Advancement and also working closely with the Director, the Manager of Foundation and Government Relations will organize, implement, and manage a proactive fundraising plan focused on expanding and enhancing institutional relationships that will lead to increased philanthropic commitments in support of the Museum’s mission and goals. Likewise, the Manager will interact closely and extensively with members of the Museum staff, in particular with senior staff, the 10-member curatorial team, and the Museum’s education department, as well as with other campus departments, including the University’s Office of Foundation Relations and Office of Research and Project Administration. S/he will manage or participate in special projects as assigned.

With a collecting history that dates to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country. From its origins as a museum of the Enlightenment, the collections have grown to more than 92,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary and span the globe, with particularly renowned strengths in the art of the ancient Americas, Chinese art, and the history of photography.

Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. The Museum is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, offering a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art, and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture.

Position Requires:

Candidates must possess exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills, including demonstrated writing and editing skills in the preparation of proposals and related correspondence; exceptional relationship-building skills with senior program officers; and 8 or more years of experience in grant-writing, preferably in a museum or cultural organization or in an institution of higher education.

S/he must have command of the principles of foundation and government fundraising; an awareness of strategies for developing and increasing grant and gift opportunities; and a demonstrated track record of fundraising success in securing major grants.

Applicants must have specialized knowledge of and experience with fundraising for the arts and be able to articulate the special role of the arts and humanities in the context of a leadership research university.

S/he should be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively within a team, managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, possess excellent judgment, tact, and poise, and have a demonstrated ability to work with and command the respect and confidence of others, both within and outside of this academic institution.

S/he must have excellent computer skills, including a mastery of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge database and the full range of electronic fundraising tools.

The final candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check.

To apply, please go to and post to requisition #1400626.


Two positions of note

Two institutions important to the State Humanities Councils are seeking new leadership. The American Association of State and Local History, which provides support for preserving and interpreting state and local history, has begun a search for a president and CEO with strong management experience and a commitment to the mission of the organization. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and current resume to AASLH Search Committee, c/o Center for Nonprofit Management, 37 Peabody Street, Suite 201, Nashville, TN 37210. In addition, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service(SITES), a long-time partner of the councils, is seeking a director to provide “executive leadership and direction in the planning, development and management of all programs and operations.” Both organizations welcome your help in directing excellent candidates their way.

Collections Associate, Princeton University Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) is seeking a Collections Associate to support the increasing levels of curricular activity by a large number of University departments within the Museum. The Collections Associate will help to coordinate and implement the active teaching program within the Museum’s study rooms, and the position will also assist with the care, coordination, and cataloguing of the Art Museum’s large photography collection. This is a full-time, two-year term position.

The Collections Associate will report to the Chief Registrar and Manager of Collections Services. The essence of this position will be to promote engagement with object-based study, in designated rooms, as well as through digital tools such as the Museum’s collections management system (TMS) and the Museum web site.

The Collections Associate will assist in the organization and coordination of class visits; including compiling course checklist in database, gathering artwork from storage for classes, explaining study room guidelines, proctoring classes, and returning artwork to storage when finished. The position is also responsible for coordination of subsequent student visits for research purposes.

The position will determine coverage for all precepts in consultation with Mellon Curatorial Assistant for Academic Programs, as well as collections registrar, preparators, Curator of Photography and other curatorial staff. The Collections Associate will meet weekly with the Mellon Curatorial Assistant to track all class visits for semester, and to ensure smooth coordination throughout.

When time permits during the academic year, and during the summer months, the Collections Associate will coordinate scholarly visits to view single objects and major collections.

Primarily during the summer and winter months, the Collections Associate will assist the Curator of Photography in the management of the collection, particularly the cataloguing of core object data, the maintenance of paper and computer object records, and the organization and housing of photographs in storage vaults. This work includes photographic archives maintained by the Art Museum such as the Minor White and Clarence H. White Archive.
– Cataloguing of core object data such as titles, dates, and descriptive keywords
– Updating object records in TMS as well as paper records
– Attention to photographic storage, including the individual photograph’s housing and interleaving.

*BA required; MA in Art History, Museum Studies or related field strongly preferred
*Minimum one year experience working with an art museum collection
*Ability to handle original works of art appropriately
*Knowledge of basic photographic techniques and historical developments
*Familiarity with The Museum System (TMS) collections management software preferred
*Demonstrated interest in museum operations and collections management
*A high degree of organization and self-motivation, including ability to take initiative, anticipate actions needed, and exercise independent judgment
*Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a wide variety of staff, including curators, registrars, educators, preparators, faculty, and students
*Ability to exercise discretion and be a team player in an active office environment
*Well-developed written communication skills and attention to detail will be required
* The final candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check.

With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature over 92,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s richest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

This is a full-time, two-year term position.

To apply, please go to and post to requisition #1400639.