Celebrity Series of Boston seeks Director of Finance

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Reporting to Celebrity Series of Boston’s President and Executive Director, Gary Dunning, the organization seeks a seasoned professional to fill the role of Director of Finance. The Director of Finance is responsible for developing, obtaining approval, and implementing the policies and procedures for sound fiscal management, effective office operations and appropriate risk management for the organization and its $8 million operating budget. The Director of Finance is a member of the senior management team and as such serves as an articulate and persuasive advocate for the Celebrity Series of Boston and represents the organization to its constituencies, including the public, funders, civic leaders, other arts organizations.Overview – Celebrity Series of Boston With a mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich its community, Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond and has become a mainstay of Boston’s cultural life ever since. Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives, and build better communities. Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience — on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods — everywhere. Celebrity Series now presents over 70 mainstage performances in eight to ten different venues, and over 150 community engagement activities annually. In a region rich with cultural offerings, Celebrity Series is a critical part of the cultural fabric of Boston and New England, not only bringing great artists to Boston who audiences might not otherwise experience, but also introducing audiences to new artists, new art forms, and new artistic experiences. Today, Celebrity Series’ audiences experience the world’s great orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists, and leading artists in contemporary dance, jazz, world and folk music, and spoken word. Alongside mainstage performances, Celebrity Series’ Arts for All! community engagement programs connect it with a dynamic network of hundreds of community collaborators, reaching thousands of individuals annually, through 150+ activities. Arts for All! programs include Neighborhood Arts (hands-on, interactive workshops for youth, and free community concerts for audiences of all ages at neighborhood venues, both led by a core group of Boston area artists); Artist Connections (master classes with mainstage artists in public schools and conservatories); Take Your Seat (free and discounted tickets to mainstage performances); and large-scale, participatory Public Performance Projects, such as Street Pianos, Let’s Dance Boston and its 2019 commissioned project, Concert For One. Areas of Responsibility Financial

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