Boston’s Barr Foundation seeks program officer for arts and creativity


Application deadline is December 12

The Boston-based Barr Foundation is seeking a senior program officer to play a significant role at an exciting time of growth for its Arts and Creativity Program. In 2016, the program launched its three new strategies; expanded its geographic footprint from a focus on Boston alone to all of Massachusetts, with additional, targeted investments in New England and nationally; and has thus far invested $16 million toward these new priorities.

The senior program officer will focus on implementing two strategies in particular: advancing the field’s capacity to adapt, take risks, and engage changing audiences in new ways; and fostering opportunities to connect the arts to other disciplines and sectors.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of expertise in the arts, deep community involvement, rigorous organizational assessment, and a passion for the Barr Foundation’s mission and values. He or she will have unimpeachable integrity and be an energetic, flexible self-starter and team player.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and accepted up until December 12, 2016. Only applications submitted online will be considered.

Read the complete job description and application instructions.

About The Barr Foundation
The Barr Foundation’s mission is to invest in human, natural, and creative potential, serving as thoughtful stewards and catalysts. As stewards, we nurture and enhance vital community assets. As catalysts, we cultivate and advance the breakthrough ideas that will shape our collective future. In all that we do, we focus on achieving impact as a constructive partner, willing to exercise leadership. Based in Boston, Barr focuses regionally, and selectively engages nationally, working in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, the public sector, and civic and business leaders to elevate the arts and creative expression, advance solutions for climate change, and expand educational opportunity. The Barr Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in New England, with assets of more than $1.6 billion and annual grantmaking in 2016 of $70 million.