City of Boston

Creative Aging Manager

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Age Strong
Regular Full-Time
Comm Elderly Affairs
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Responsible for managing the Creative Aging Program (CAP) projects, including, meeting/event planning and execution, partnership management, training coordination, and management of project progression, reporting and evaluation. The Creative Aging Program Manager position reports to the Director of Events and Programs. 


  • Manage the Creative Aging Program (CAP) and develop a system for program sustainability including the engagement and management of program partners. 
  • Manage all tasks related to CAP program documentation and expansion including but not limited to evaluation projects, program progress reports, surveys, and all CAP evaluations. 
  • Manage Age Strong’s partnership role in a large-scale, multi-year demonstration project - a creative aging initiative for diverse older adults living in Boston that will demonstrate the role of the creative arts in improving their health and wellbeing outcomes.
  • Plan and coordinate quarterly series of CAP classes (virtual and/or in-person). Manage all logistics including class series, trainings, workshops and related events.
  • Manage all special projects related to the Creative Aging program.
  • Manage program data, reports, and evaluation of effectiveness and impact. Offer recommendations for program improvements.
  • Liaise between program partners by coordinating regular meetings, managing reporting expectations and impact evaluation. 
  • Plan and coordinate all aspects of CAP trainings; recruit participants (teaching artists and external community organizations) planning all logistics.
  • Manage CAP Mini Grants program; draft grant requirements, review proposals and recommend recipients. 
  • Maintain up to date and accurate records of teaching artist database, projects, budgets, payments, and timelines.
  • Responsible for data collection and documentation of CAP classes, programs and events.
  • Draft communications with various involved parties internally and externally. 
  • Supervise program volunteers and/or interns.
  • Perform related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years of experience in program management, event planning, with performing or visual arts teaching and/or teaching assistant or comparable experience.
  • Associate’s degree may count for up to one (1) year of required experience, a bachelor's degree may count for up to two (2) years of required experience.
  • Experience working with teaching artists, class and program development and implementation.
  • Culturally competent with experience and comfortability delivering services to a multiracial, multicultural and multilingual population. 
  • Passion and experience working with older adults and the arts preferred.
  • Ability to think strategically and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Proven logistical coordination skills preferred. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills both in person and by phone.
  • Strong customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
  • Self-starter with strong time management ability.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to give team feedback.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic. 
  • Experience working in collaborative work environments.  
  • Familiarity with City government and teaching artist programs preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods and a history of civic engagement preferred.
  • Demonstrates proper use of databases, and data management tools.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Travel within Boston will be required in support of the position’s responsibilities. 
  • Ability to comply with document policies and procedures.
  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cabo Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, Cantonese, or Mandarin) are highly preferred. 


Subject to CORI check





Union/Salary Plan/Salary Grade: Non-union MM2-7

Hours per week: 35



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