Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
September 04, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Manager and Assistant Programmer of Film and Video

Under the general direction of the Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, the Manager and Assistant Programmer performs a wide variety of responsibilities to support the MFA Film Program: s/he acts as the primary contact within the department for colleagues in Visitor Experience, Marketing, and Public Relations; has oversight of the program’s presence on and social media channels; independently and cooperatively researches, develops and implements programs; acts as the lead liaison with some external partners; and supports the successful execution of the program.
•Work closely with colleagues in Visitor Experience, Marketing, and Public Relations on the promotion of the film program and to help craft the communications strategy and ensure its successful execution
•Manage the collating and developing of copy and materials necessary for promotional efforts, including information for, bi-monthly MFA print piece, program brochures and postcards, direct e-mail marketing, social media channels, advertising, and announcements
•Work directly with filmmakers, distributors and producers to help promote their films (press, mailings, posters etc.), cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key media contacts, act as the primary point of contact for media relations
•Coordinate Facebook and Instagram posts by writing and editing content, engaging with followers and generating new ways to promote film•Plan and coordinate particular film programs in conjunction with the Curator
•Work closely with the Curator and external partners to support the planning, development, implementation and oversight of cross-department initiatives
•Occasionally attend national and international film festivals, serving as a key representative of the department, and keeping abreast of new filmmakers, and emerging movements
•BA in Film Studies, Film History, or related field; MA in Film preferred
•Minimum of one year of experience in film programming, exhibition, writing, or related field
•Exceptional interpersonal skills and outstanding written and verbal communication skills
•Excellent organizational skills and an ability to balance multiple priorities
•Responsible, dependable, punctual and able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of the immediate department and wider cross-departmental teams
•Computer fluency is essential (Microsoft programs and Mac operating systems preferred)
•Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends is essential
How To Apply:
For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. The Museum is committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, or past, present, or future service in the uniformed services of the United States, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
Apply by:
September 15, 2019
About this Organization:
Fine arts cultural and educational institution.