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UCMS Hiring - Cultural Events and Communications Manager

Uphams Corner Main Street

Job Description: Cultural Events and Communications Manager

Hours 25 hours per week
1 year (February 2013 – February 2014)
Salary Commensurate with experience

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  • Apply by Friday, February 1st    
  • Cover letters and resumes can be sent to max@uphamscorner.org
  • Please call 617-265-0363 with questions

Organization Description:

The mission of Upham’s Corner Main Street (UCMS) is to improve quality of life in the Upham’s Corner business district by helping neighborhood businesses thrive. UCMS is a grassroots organization and accomplishes its mission through a volunteer-led four committee structure:
  • Design Committee – implement physical design improvements to the district
  • Economic Restructuring Committee – assist existing businesses and recruit new ones
  • Promotion Committee – promote the district through events to build more foot traffic in the district
  • Organization Committee – maintain fiscal and volunteer sustainability

Position Overview:

The Events and Communications Manager will support event planning and marketing of UCMS programming and events throughout the one year, with a focus on the ArtPlace initiative. This position will report to the Executive Director.

Core Functions:
  • Develop new and support existing events and programs related to the ArtPlace cultural economic development
  • initiative and other UCMS initiatives, including but not limited to planning, outreach, staffing, and impact evaluation.
  • Lead communications and marketing of these activities to drive participation and highlight UCMS
  • accomplishments through use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, e-newsletter), website, and media outlets
  • Support building partnerships with Upham’s Corner stakeholders, including merchants, residents, and institutions
  • Document impact of the position through the duration to analyze long-term viability for role
  • Research on acquiring new resources as needed to continue position beyond one year duration

  • Experience or interest in community development; preferably in a grassroots setting
  • Interest or experience in connecting arts/culture with local economic development
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning, marketing (including social media), and/or communications
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekday evenings and weekends, or from home
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving and analytical skills; self-starter
  • Proficiency in another language strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Upham’s Corner and the City of Boston strongly preferred
  • Graphic design experience preferred

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to max@uphamscorner.org no later than Friday, February 1st .



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Posted: January 19, 2013   Nancy J Conrad

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