Mass Cultural Council invests financial,
programmatic, and informational resources equitably, and provides leadership to
repair, heal, and build toward a cultural sector where diversity flourishes and
inclusion is the norm. Massachusetts’
communities, residents, and visitors benefit from a robust diversity in the
cultural sector, without which the Commonwealth cannot continue to thrive. A limited or narrow perspective of what the
world is, and can be, is unproductive and unartistic. Seeing the world differently and bringing
those ideas to life is the charge of the cultural sector and its leaders. Mass
Cultural Council is ready to more deeply support these equitable, inclusive,
and creative visions.
Cultural Council is an independent state agency that promotes excellence,
inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences;
fosters a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents; and contributes
to the vitality of our communities and economy.
Development Program Manager
Direct Reporting Staff:
Mass Cultural Council’s Creative Youth Development and Education (CYD/E)
Team works to change the lives of young people by bringing more arts, sciences,
and humanities to youth ages 5-26, statewide. The CYD/E Team achieves this
through annual grants for both in-school and out-of-school time programs. In addition to funding, the Team offers
technical assistance through site visits, convenings, professional development
and fellowships, and provides advocacy through its work with cultural
organizations, other non-profit partners, funders, public agencies, and the
state, national and international communities.
The Creative Youth Development (CYD) Program Officer
supports approximately one third of the YouthReach organizations, and
serves as the primary contact for technical assistance, professional
development, and compliance for these organizations. The Program Officer will also provide
support and coordination for the Music Educator and Teaching Artist (META) and
CYD Fellowship programs. Additionally, the Program Officer will collaborate
in revising and further developing the CYD BIPOC Alumni Council, including work with other teams across the Agency. The
Program Officer sustains a very responsive level of customer service for
program participants and constituents. The Program Officer should be passionate
about supporting asset-based Creative Youth Development practices for young
people, teaching artists, and the broader field.
- Serve as primary
staff contact, guidance and support for YouthReach grantees and prospective
- Assist in all
aspects of the grant cycle including the development of the of application,
identification of panelists, management of panel process.
- Conduct regular
site visits to assigned grantees.
- Assist in the
development and implementation of resources, trainings, workshops for
- Take part in
regular evaluation and review of program criteria, requirements and processes,
to continue to improve grantmaking, program administration, and alignment with
the Agency’s strategic goals.
META and CYD
- Collaborate with the CYD and public affairs team to set
up workshops, including: orienting and preparing workshop
leaders and communicating with Fellows
- Assist Fellows with the identification and shaping of
professional development opportunities.
- Respond to META Fellow and Teaching Artist inquiries.
- Work with the program manager to promote teaching
artist engagement and participation throughout the fellowship program from orientation
through final projects.
- Coordinate site visits process for Fellows
- Collaborating on the development of the CYD BIPOC
Alumni Council, including:
- Reviewing the pilot
- Working with the Diversity and
Equity Program Officer and other across the agency to develop goals for the
- Collaborating with other youth led
initiatives in the CYD field
- Resourcing of Alumni-led events
- Collaborating on the design, delivery, and facilitation
of fieldwide Creative Youth Development convenings, including:
- Monthly Creative Youth Development
- Virtual forums in collaboration
with local and national partners
- Trainings for the field
Representing the Agency and CYD
- Represent the Mass Cultural Council in a wide range of
public settings, meetings, events, conferences, etc.
- Hold the values of CYD:Social
and Racial Justice, Youth Voice, and Collective Action
- Take part in and
contribute to Agency-wide activities and initiatives.
- Advance Racial Equity plan
In-state travel required. Driver’s license required (you do not need to
own a car though). Occasional nights and
weekends required. Occasional
out-of-state travel required. Other duties as mutually agreed.Classification and Salary:
Classification: Program Coordinator I,
Salary: Grade 10 Step 1 ($53,056) to Grade 10 Step 4 ($59,812). Excellent
benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid
vacation and sick leave. Full details of benefits provided at time of
offer. Start Date: September 2021
About this Organization:
Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes
excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and
sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and
contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.
The Agency pursues this mission through a wide range of
grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and
We believe in the power of culture. Working through the arts,
humanities, and sciences, culture is a dynamic force for enriching communities,
growing the economy, increasing accessibility, and fostering individual
creativity. Culture is intrinsically valuable and unique in its ability to lift
the human spirit.
We recognize the essential role that a rich cultural life
plays in communities and the lives of individuals. To invest in our cultural
life is to invest in our shared future.