The Program Manager is responsible for effective management of the art donation and placement program, the expansion program, and the development and achievement of planning goals and objectives. The person in this role serves a spokesperson for The Art Connection, assisting with communications, marketing, and event planning, as well as board and committee development. The Program Manager is supervised by and reports to the Executive Director.


Applicants should have the willingness and ability to fulfill administrative tasks as well as dynamic professional responsibilities.  A high level of cultural competency, an understanding of social service issues, and experience working with visual artists are essential. Applicants should have experience working in a small office or within a small team, strong written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office/Access, be comfortable making web and social media updates, and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite. Being outgoing and personable is a must. This is a role for a detail oriented, flexible, independent worker with excellent time management skills. Willingness to travel in Greater Boston and valid driver’s license are required.

Responsibilities: Work directly with social service agencies to facilitate their selection of permanent collections of art, scheduling visits, and processing paperwork associated with all placements. Work directly with local artists contributing to our portfolio. Update website, social media sites, and blog. Create quarterly E-news and contribute to biannual print newsletter. Collaborate with staff on all event planning, mailings, volunteer management, and PR. Prepare monthly progress reports, agenda, and minutes and facilitate Program and Expansion Committee meetings attended by board members and other stakeholders. Participate in the strategic planning and spearhead the evaluation of placement and expansion programs. Travel locally, and sometimes regionally, to (co)represent The Art Connection at events and in our expansion recruitment efforts. Provide as-needed consulting to expansion sites and plan the biannual Expansion Summit.

How To Apply:

Submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Susan Collings, Executive Director
The Art Connection
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Fax: 617-451-2884

Apply by:
June 01, 2015

Commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, retirement matching plan, and generous paid vacation and sick leave.

About this Organization:
The Art Connection’s mission is to enrich and empower under-served communities by expanding access to original works of visual art.

We facilitate the choice of art, from artists and other donors, by those who may not have the opportunity to experience the transformative possibilities of art in their lives. Since our inception in 1995, this unique gifting program has identified and catalogued original works of art donated by generous individuals and has supported local social service agencies in the selection of pieces
that are meaningful to them.