The King’s Chapel Freedom Trail Visitor’s Program Director is responsible for overseeing the operations, programming, staff, and finances of King’s Chapel’s Visitor’s program. The Program Director plays a key role in community outreach by developing and presenting educational programs to the general public and to groups with specific interests. Collaborating with other King’s Chapel staff, especially the clergy and Parish Administrator, the Program Director is responsible for developing programs that educate the public about King’s Chapel’s history in the city of Boston, as well as its existence as an active church. The Visitor’s Program now welcomes about 180,000 people through our historic building each year, and revenue from this program contributes substantially to the overall operating budget of the Society of King’s Chapel.
The Program Director reports to the Parish Adminsitrator
Note: The work of this position takes place primarily in a historic church building and requires staff to access parts of the building that are not handicap accessible. The incumbent must be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs, as well as lead tours to these parts of the building.
Hours & Compensation: This is a full-time salaried position, offering $30,000/year and four weeks of paid vacation time (to be planned with Parish Administrator—some of the vacation time is flexible but some must be taken during the slow winter months). This position qualifies for enrollment in UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association) health insurance benefits at the expense of the employee. It is expected that 60%-80% of this position’s time will be spent actively working on-site at King’s Chapel, conducting tours and interacting with the public, including on weekends and some holidays. After the anniversary of hire, this position is also eligible to enroll in pension benefits through the UUA.
BA degree in American History, Museum Studies, Religious Studies or related field or equivalent experience
MA degree in one of the above fields preferred.
- Three years of experience in the education department of a museum or historic site
- Enthusiasm for and knowledge of American and Boston history; also knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of religious organizations.
- An entrepreneurial and team-oriented approach to problem solving.
How To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter expressing interest, and references to Julina Rundberg, firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries welcome.
May 12, 2015
About this Organization:
Established as the first Church of England in New England in 1686, King’s Chapel has an active history stretching back over three hundred years in Boston. Today, King’s Chapel sits at the hart of Downtown Boston on the Freedom Trail, boasting a vibrant parish, a music program, and a Visitor’s Program that welcomes and educates nearly 200,000 guests each year.