Mass Cultural Council is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with a mission to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences; foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents; and contribute to the vitality of the Commonwealth’s communities and economy. Based in Boston, Mass Cultural Council’s vision is for a Commonwealth where culture elevates the quality of life and well-being of all communities; drives growth and opportunity through the creative economy; is inclusive, equitable, and embraces diversity; and empowers a new generation through creative youth development and education.
As the most senior state cultural official, the Executive Director will serve as an external advocate for the arts, humanities, and sciences, leading the ideation and development of policies and programs that advance the priorities of the Mass Cultural Council. Reporting to and collaborating with the governing Council, the Executive Director will ensure a vibrant and thriving cultural sector throughout Massachusetts as a visible leader who works closely with the Governor, Legislature, and other elected officials. The Executive Director will provide the vision and leadership to promote equitable and inclusive strategies for participation in the cultural sector, ensuring that the Agency’s programs and services have an impact in diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and geographic communities throughout the state. The Executive Director will be responsible for the transparent stewardship of public funds, overseeing the distribution of Mass Cultural Council funds in compliance with guidelines and regulations.