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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Program Administrator, Arts Council

Hiring Range: 54,500 - 68,150

The Arts Council was created to foster the arts at Boston College, and to promote awareness of BC as a center for artistic activity. The Program Administrator Reports to the Chair of the University Arts Council, who in turn reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Program Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Arts Council and for ensuring the execution of the many Arts Council events throughout the year.

The largest event, Arts Festival, involves over 800 student and faculty participants, 12,000 visitors, and 60 performing events and exhibitions over three days. The primary audiences are the Boston College campus community, the neighboring communities of Newton, Brighton and Boston, and the Alumni community. Additional annual projects include the Calendar for the Arts, the Arts Council Awards, and the Arts Career Night.



  • MBA in Arts Administration, or the equivalent.
  • Experience in events planning and project management.
  • Supervisory experience– paid assistants and volunteers
  • Experience with the production requirements for: Musical performances, Theatrical and Dance
    performances, Art Exhibitions, Children’s events
  • General knowledge of the performing, visual, and literary arts - the challenges facing artists and the
    needs/interests of audiences

    Occasional evening meetings and events. Intense hours in the weeks leading up to and during the

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at