Arts Transcending Borders Fellow

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College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
Published 18 days ago

Arts Transcending Borders Fellow

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Initially funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) is an initiative designed to enhance the role of the arts in every aspect of the Holy Cross experience by infusing the arts into students' academic lives and creating new opportunities throughout the curriculum and the community to cross cultural, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries.

Foremost and at the heart of the initiative lies the visiting artists program, which brings distinguished artists to campus to engage with students, faculty, staff, and the greater Worcester community through various workshops, master classes, public lectures, and performances. In tandem, ATB sponsors dynamic programs throughout the year, ranging from lectures by renowned scholars and artists, to unique performances, exhibitions, and installations.

Arts Transcending Borders actively contributes to the College's commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion. In seven years of public programming, ATB has prioritized artistic expression from a broad range of cultures and traditions, as well as diverse artists who push the boundaries of their art form. ATB has also supported the creation of new work through residencies, sponsored high profile initiatives that engage the public in the creative process, and led to a special trans-disciplinary course called 'CreateLab,' which brings together faculty, guest artists and students from across the College to work on collaborative projects in the context of an annual theme. Finally, ATB has established some important relationships with civic and community organizations that expand its reach and impact in Worcester and Central Massachusetts. With a new performing arts center slated to open on campus in Fall of 2022, ATB is now poised to help center the arts at Holy Cross in a fundamental and permanent way.

Reporting to the ATB Director, the ATB Fellow is a two-year position that supports the overall operations of the program while building experience across a broad range of administrative functions as part of a small team in an academic setting. The Fellow will be part of an exciting transition as ATB prepares to move into a state-of-the-art performing arts center along with the academic arts departments and the Cantor Art Gallery.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Artistic Operations and Events
  • Help manage artist residencies and engagements; schedule and organize events, coordinate schedules, space; facilitate production needs with a cross-departmental team
  • Liaise with artists and agents to advance residencies; coordinate travel and housing arrangements, process contracts and personal service agreements, make hospitality arrangements for the artists
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications and annual reports
  • Assist in the implementing the ATB Ambassadors program; help train and supervise student workers

Marketing & communications
  • Support marketing and communications efforts to increase visibility and attendance; coordinate the creation, production and distribution of print and digital content to identified target audiences internally and externally
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the Arts Transcending Borders page of the Holy Cross website
  • Help with program documentation and evaluation; coordinate photography and video schedules, implement surveys, track and analyze participation
  • Help build and maintain the ATB's presence on various social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

College arts initiatives
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of all-arts initiatives including the bi-annual arts brochure, transition to a new CRM system and the annual Festival of the Arts at Holy Cross
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning Outcomes
  • Develop a broad range of knowledge and skills in arts administration in a professional setting
  • Learn about the annual arts programming cycle in an academic environment from planning, scheduling and implementation to documentation
  • Gain progressively increasing experience in coordinating complex artistic operations
  • Learn to liaise with a broad range of departments and offices across campus to help further projects
  • Gain understanding of audience development principles and various communications tools, and identify effective use of these tools to reach target audiences


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated interest in the arts and arts administration
  • Superior interpersonal, time management, and multitasking skills
  • Ability to manage a large quantity of detailed information; remain calm and professional in changing circumstances; flexibility and dependability
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, solve problems and complete projects with minimal supervision and work as part of a small team
  • Competence with Microsoft Office and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sites) required; experience with content management tools like Drupal, and basic video editing software (iMovie, Final Cut) desired
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, engaging and compelling copy in a variety of styles, as well as editing and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of social media platforms
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends

Additional Information:

This position is an exempt, 2-year term position.

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

To apply, visit

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (


Arts Transcending Borders Fellow

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Worcester, MA, United States

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