Program Officer, Creative Economy

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is a 501(c)3 organization with an annual budget of $11.25 million. NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.

As an organization, NEFA values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive world, which we interpret as all people having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize creative and community endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography and strive to counter those inequities in our work.

NEFA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and is invested in creating an equitable and inclusive working environment and organizational culture. We are committed to hiring individuals who share, value, and support these goals, and who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. NEFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


NEFA’s Creative Economy program strengthens New England's creative community by supporting its visibility, connection, and knowledge building. This is in service of the vision of a sustainable, inclusive, and resourced New England creative economy that is valued by all New England communities. The Program Officer, Creative Economy is a steward of programmatic and organizational goals, working closely with users of, partners, advisors, cohorts, and other constituents within the New England creative economy; driving communications and promotional efforts that support and enhance the reach of NEFA’s programs and services; and providing administrative and logistical support for department activities and events. They will play a critical role in implementing plans to grow and deepen engagement with the New England creative economy network following the recent public relaunch and rebranding of

This position reports to the Senior Program Director for Research and Creative Economy and works in close coordination with the Program Administrator. The Program Officer is responsible for organizing all community building activity: creating communications campaigns and materials; providing direct support to constituents and CreativeGround users; planning meetings, workshops, trainings, and events; and tracking trends and creating content to share with stakeholders and partners. This position requires excellent communication, attention to detail, and project management, an aptitude for online marketing, an appetite for learning and mastering new platforms and tools, and a passion for building community with New England’s artists and creative enterprises. This role collaborates with NEFA’s grant program staff to advance the organization’s mission in the region, and with NEFA’s Communications staff to support and enhance brand coherence across the organization.




Click here for more information or to apply. All candidates will apply using the application form at We ask all candidates to submit a current resume and a cover letter describing their interest in and preparedness for the role, and to respond to a limited set of questions about relevant skills. Contact information to request accessibility accommodations to participate in the application or hiring process is listed on the webpage above.

The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, November 7

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and we encourage interested candidates to apply prior to the deadline. Applications received after the deadline may not be reviewed if the existing candidate pool is deemed sufficient. Requests for initial phone interviews will go out approximately one week after the application deadline.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-10-11 09:49:07 -0400