Program Advocate

From its world-class institutions to its community-based arts and cultural activities, Massachusetts has one of the most vibrant creative communities in the nation. Despite this, many of our political leaders still consider the arts, cultural, and creative community to be “nice, but not necessary.”

In response, MASSCreative, the statewide arts advocacy organization, was founded in 2012 and is currently supported by 380+ institutional members and 27,000 individual advocates. MASSCreative’s advocacy campaigns bring together the collective voice of the creative community to advocate for the resources and support they need to build healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities.

MASSCreative works to increase public funding for arts and culture, ensure arts education for every child, preserve creative spaces, and make arts, culture, and creativity a prominent issue in all elections in the Commonwealth. 

MASSCreative seeks an energetic and talented candidate to develop and deepen relationships with government officials, opinion leaders and advocacy partners and build MASSCreative’s grassroots network through digital and field organizing tactics.  This position reports to the Program Director.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen MASSCreative’s “inside game” by building deeper relationships with political leaders at the State House and City Halls across the Commonwealth.
  • Build strong coalitions by expanding MASSCreative’s base with other leading advocacy sectors including community development, youth services, education, environment, and health care.
  • Develop policy initiatives to bring more resources and support to the arts and cultural community.
  • Build a strong online network through designing and curating social media and web content.  Implement digital strategies to mobilize and educate the creative community and tells its story.
  • Build a strong field operation by training our grassroots advocacy network to utilize digital and traditional organizing tactics to elevate the creative community’s advocacy voice.
  • Help build a diverse fundraising base through organizational and individual outreach.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience as a staff person or advocate for social change
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in grassroots campaigns, including both digital and traditional organizing tactics
  • Engagement with policy and campaign development and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to build and mobilize a group of people around a project or campaign
  • Willingness to work with a small and hard-working staff
  • Passion and a commitment for advocating for the arts and cultural community

Location: Boston MA

To Apply: Email letter of interest, résumé, and two references to [email protected] with your name and Program Advocate in the subject line. 

People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.




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