City of Boston

Commemoration Commission Manager

Posted Date 4 months ago(11/18/2022 3:43 PM)
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Off of Historic Pres
Regular Full-Time
Mayor's Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space
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Brief Job Descriptions (essential functions of the job):


The City of Boston seeks to hire a Manager to coordinate the newly-formed Mayor’s Commemoration Commission. The Manager will have the primary responsibility of coordinating the work of the Commission of mayoral appointees charged with advising the Mayor and City departments on making Boston’s celebrations of significant upcoming historic anniversaries, as well as Boston’s preservation policies and tools, robust and inclusive of all history, including the history of Indigenous, Black, immigrant, LGBTQ+, women, and other historically marginalized communities.” The Manager will report directly to the Director of the Office of Historic Preservation.




The Manager will work along with the Director of Historic Preservation to shape and drive implementation of the Commemoration Commission. This role will require strong program management and facilitation skills, including experience building and supporting successful teams; the ability to build productive partnerships with City departments and agencies, community organizations, ,higher educational institutions, and other public history stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have deep familiarity with a multicultural and interdisciplinary approach to history.  


Summary of Responsibilities


  • Coordinates and staffs the quarterly meetings of the newly-formed Commemoration Commission and the monthly meetings of its three subcommittees, Events, Exhibits, and Trails; Timelines, Archives, and Curricula; and Legislation and Preservation Tools.
  • Supports the Commission toward meeting its goals as outlined in the enabling ordinance by acting as project manager
  • Delegates projects/tasks to appointees
  • Serve as staff liaison along with the Director of Historical Preservation between the Commemoration Commission, various community stewards and groups, and other government agencies
  • Performs administrative and related work as assigned by the Director of the Office of Historic Preservation . 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate experience in planning; program development and project management; stakeholder management and group dynamics
  • Background in history, museum studies, historic preservation, American studies, African American studies, Indigenous studies, or similar fields preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Ability to prepare and present material in a variety of methods to various audiences
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, self-motivate, remain organized and focus on detail as required by the job
  • Excellent planning, organization, and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize the most important and pressing work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent judgment, integrity and character
  • Demonstrated courage and compassion in championing urgent issues that impact the well-being of vulnerable populations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an orientation toward culturally-relevant communication
  • Bilingual skills are preferred


Boston Residency Required



Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: MO-8/ Full-time/ non-union

Hours per week: 35


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