Development Officer, Special Events

Reporting to the Director, Special Events, the Development Officer, Special Events plans, manages, and implements approximately 50 events, ranging in scope from 3 to 1000 guests. These events are in direct support of the Museum’s fundraising programs, with a particular focus on the role events play to steward donors, as well as Exhibitions, Public Relations, Membership, Human Resources, and Volunteer Programs. The Development Officer ensures that such events support the highest level of cultivation and stewardship for the institution’s top donors as well as its volunteer leadership.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus a minimum of three to five years of demonstrated experience in special events planning and management. Additional requirements include: exceptional organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks fluidly; poise, maturity, flexibility, initiative and ability to work as a team player essential; excellent interpersonal communication skills; highly creative; ability to generate new ideas; strong skills in trouble-shooting and problem-solving; ability to handle delicate and confidential material; outstanding work ethic; strong knowledge of food and beverage.

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.




Full Time


35.00 hours per week

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm; also includes many nights and some weekends, as required for events


June 12, 2014


Development, Stewardship and Events