Manager of Performance Operations

This position manages concert production and artist servicing details for a portfolio of performances at a variety of venues across Boston and Cambridge. These events are consistent with the mission of the organization, as well as the vision and priorities set by the president. In partnership with the Associate Director and Director of Performance Operations, the Manager is charged with creating a concert experience for audiences and artists on behalf of Celebrity Series consistent with the organization's values and goals.
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Chief Advancement Officer

The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) provides leadership, strategic direction, and overall management for the daily operations of the Celebrity Series fundraising efforts. Reporting to the President and Executive Director, the CAO is responsible for all activities that identify, secure, nurture, and engage the individual, corporate, and institutional donors. The ideal candidate has a passion for the performing arts and is an accomplished, metrics-driven leader who has experience building sustainable, high-performing development programs, with a demonstrated history of developing successful relationships with high-net-worth individuals and institutional leadership.

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Part-Time Telesales Campaign 

Sell Tickets, Raise Money & Support the Arts in Boston!

The new Telesales Campaign was a wonderful success last year. This year we are hiring telephone representatives to join the team again! You'll be selling season tickets to some of the most exciting live performances in Boston this fall. See performance line-up here

This is a great job for you if: 

  • You love the performing arts. 
  • You have a few evenings and weekends available.
  • You want a flexible schedule.
  • You enjoy speaking with people on the phone. 

Compensation is base plus commission plus sales bonuses. Top callers can earn between $15 and $20 per hour, or more. While we prefer applicants with sales and fundraising experience, we will happily train great candidates with less experience. 

Position begins in late August. For more information, and to apply, please call the Campaign Manager at 617-598-3227.

Advancement Intern: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Celebrity Series of Boston is seeking interns for our Advancement department. We offer semester-long internships in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. This internship is an excellent opportunity for any student desiring to gain experience in arts administration, or to simply get a general sense of the day-to-day operations of a performing arts non-profit. Specific focal points for our interns will be individual fundraising support.

Department: Advancement
Reports to: Major Gifts Officer
Compensation: Unpaid, potential course credit available
Time Commitment: 15-20 hours/week

Position Description:
The Advancement Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of one of Boston’s leading performing arts presenting organizations. The intern will provide assistance in all aspects of Individual Giving, projects in Corporate and Foundation giving, and Special Events. S/he will also have the opportunity to work in Tessitura, a leading Customer Relations Management database used among non-profit arts organizations. The intern will receive database training and an entry-level understanding of prospect management and research and will have the opportunity to attend selected Celebrity Series performances and events.

Maintains and organizes donor databases and updates donor files.
Assembles, drafts, and edits content for donor communications. 
Assists with departmental mailings.
Performs prospect research and runs reports for Development staff.
Assists with digital and print donor appeals.
Provides support for special Major Gifts projects as needed.
Attends performances and special events to provide departmental support as needed.

Undergraduate or graduate student preferably with arts admin or fundraising background.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office platform.
Excellent communication skills and ability to interface with people from varied backgrounds.
Ability to conduct oneself professionally and adhere to Celebrity Series’ strict code of confidentiality.
A strong interest in the performing arts or fundraising preferred.
Kindness, enthusiasm, and coach-ability are a must!

Please send a resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest in this position to Alec E. Bleday, Major Gifts Officer, by email to