Emerald Necklace Conservancy

125 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
June 28, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Exhibition Programming Coordinator


The Emerald Necklace Conservancy seeks a highly organized, motivated, outgoing and experienced individual to help coordinate and produce performances to accompany its summer public art exhibition Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace, on view in Boston’s Emerald Necklace parks from August 11 to October 31, 2018. The Exhibition Programming Coordinator will work closely with the Development and Events Departments to coordinate all aspects of programming for the exhibition.

The EP Coordinator will receive training from the Exhibition Curator and report to the Events Manager to prioritize tasks and meet project deadlines. The EP Coordinator will interface with performing artists and the public on a regular basis, and be responsible for professionally, positively, accurately and accessibly representing the Conservancy, the Exhibition, and Exhibition Programs for a wide range of cultural partners and neighborhood audiences. Some work may me outdoors in varying weather. This position is a temporary, part time role.

Primary Responsibilities

- Reporting to the Events Manager, coordinate the implementation and review process for the request for proposals (RFP) to local artists and arts organizations

o Implement a system for gathering, organizing and reviewing proposal information to communicate material clearly and timely to review panel (2 proposal review periods).

- Serve as point of contact for performing artists/presenters during the proposal process and throughout the exhibition

- Once performers are selected, coordinate with Conservancy staff on the planning, scheduling, permitting and promotion of each program

- Working with the Conservancy’s Finance Manager, gather relevant information from artists for micro-grant payment

- Recruit, coordinate training, schedule and manage the volunteers needed to assist in programming execution

- Term: Temporary, up to 18 weeks (July 9 or upon hire – November 9, 2018)

- Rate: $25-$28/hr. based on experience, 10 hours per week

About The Emerald Necklace Conservancy

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy brings people together to renew, enliven and advocate for the Emerald Necklace park system. Our programs are dedicated to park restoration and maintenance, public education, constituency-building and park advocacy in the six Emerald Necklace parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace

In 2018, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy turns 20. To celebrate, the Conservancy will welcome the first multisite, citywide exhibition of “fog sculptures” by renowned contemporary artist Fujiko Nakaya. The sculptures – on view in five locations in the Emerald Necklace from August 11 to October 31, 2018, and completely free and open to the public – will mark five decades of Nakaya’s career along miles of parks that link more than a dozen of Boston and Brookline’s historic neighborhoods, creating a cultural conduit for the city. Learn more at www.emeraldnecklace.org.

Placing art in conversation with nature, Nakaya installs shape-shifting, cloud-like, pure water forms that rhythmically appear and dissipate, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the art, and then experience the landscape anew. Just as Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace may at first appear as “nature untouched,” Nakaya’s rigorous planning yields artful outcomes that appear spontaneous. Her works are designed to enhance and reinforce their natural settings on and near landscapes, ponds, tree canopies, bridges, and architecture throughout the parks.

Activating Fog x FLO with Artistic Collaborations

For several decades, Fujiko Nakaya has collaborated with architects and artists, including sound, light and video artists, composers, dancers, and musicians. Her works have been the focus of celebrations for thousands of guests, such as in Paris at the Centre Pompidou and for Hermès in Tokyo. Nakaya’s flexible medium and collaborative working style are making it possible for the Conservancy to invite performers across a range of disciplines to present work alongside Fog x FLO during its twelve-week duration in summer and fall 2018. Performers of a broad range of genres—music and sound, dance and movement, theatre and performance—from students to professionals will have the opportunity to present their work in the Emerald Necklace alongside Nakaya’s signature fog sculptures. In this way, Nakaya’s inviting, generous art will provide a vibrant platform for artists of diverse fields and backgrounds to showcase the Boston area’s talents.


- 2+ years of experience successfully coordinating events and programs

- Experience successfully working in a fast paced environment, handling competing priorities, and completing tasks on time

- Demonstrated administrative success in organizing information, contacts, and tracking communication

- Proven strong email and phone communication skills

- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

- Must be motivated, proactive and flexible

- Must have access to a laptop

- Some regular business hours in the Emerald Necklace Conservancy office required; opportunity for flexible work from home arrangement available. This position requires 10 hours per week.

- Over 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license

- Ability to transport self from office to exhibition sites to support or supply volunteers as needed

- Other position-related duties as assigned

How To Apply:

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer, with an institutional commitment to employ a diverse workforce. Candidates of color, bilingual and bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit cover letter, résumé and at least two references to Jamie Santuccio at jsantuccio@emeraldnecklace.org.

Deadline to apply: Friday, July 6, 2018

Apply by:
July 06, 2018
About this Organization:
Our mission is to restore and improve the Emerald Necklace for all. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy connects people and parks and conserves the Emerald Necklace through projects and programs to enrich the visitor experience and restore and renew the landscape, waterways and parkways. To steward the Emerald Necklace’s 1,100 acres of parkland extending from Boston’s Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester, the conservancy works in collaboration with its partners on advocacy, maintenance and restoration, education and access, and promoting park stewardship through volunteer and youth programs.