Chief Administrative Officer, River’s Edge Arts Alliance

Job Type

Part Time




Minimum: $28,000.00
Maximum: $32,000.00
Details: Dependent on experience



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155 Apsley Street
United States


River’s Edge Arts Alliance (REAA) is seeking a part time (28-30 hours per week) Chief Administrative Officer with an entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on operations skills to take the helm and support our portfolio of arts programming. We are a membership driven, regionally-focused arts organization with year-round opportunities to entertain, educate, and engage participants and audience members of all ages. We offer after school music lessons, youth and adult theater programs, vocal performance groups, visual art exhibits, classes and workshops, and a variety of outreach initiatives and special events. The ideal candidate is passionate about enriching lives and creating community through the arts, is highly organized, self-motivated, tech savvy, and a quick learner and creative problem solver. Must be comfortable with complex program management, fundraising, budgets, and interfacing with community leaders, funders, and program partners. The REAA office is located in Hudson, MA with a regional presence in MetroWest and Central MA.

Sample Job Responsibilities:

Management and Operations

Oversees day-to-day operations of program portfolio, to include: marketing, registration, customer service, ticket sales, and membership processing.

Secures and schedules venues for programs/events

Maintains organizational calendar and program schedules

Hires and manages independent contractors for after school music program, youth and adult theater programs, vocal performance groups, and class/workshop instructors.

Updates website and online registration forms

Processes CORI/SORI background checks


Creates and support meaningful, sustainable community-based arts programming

Sets high standards of quality and ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of programs

Recommends new programs and modifications to existing programming to the Board

External relations and Fundraising

Maintains and builds productive relationships with arts alliance members, community partners and funders

Advocates for REAA mission/programs and arts as a community builder and economic driver

Works with Board and staff to meet REAA fundraising needs

Assumes a leadership role in diversifying funding sources and raising funds from federal, state and private sources, including “making the ask”

Board Relations

Works in conjunction with the board to develop policies and procedures, strategic plans, budget and financial reports, and annual report.

Updates the Board monthly on programming, membership, and funding

Identifies and recruits new board members


Part time, 28-30 hours per week (most work can be performed remotely). Monday-Friday daytime schedule, with flexibility to work some evening/weekend hours for special events and meetings. 

Target start date: mid-late May 2018

Salary Range: 28-32k, depending on experience

Preferred Qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree or at least 3 years of non- profit administration experience, or a role directing/managing programs in another field

Flexible schedule, detail-oriented, self starter

Experience in publicity and marketing (print, website, social media)

Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and comfortable with public speaking

Experience creating, financing, managing and evaluating programs to reach broad audiences

Interest in the arts and building community


Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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