Arsenal Center for the Arts


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General Info

Phone: 617-923-0100
Fax: 617-923-2070

Box Office 

Summer Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 12-5 pm 
Shop Hours:
Closed until September
Summer Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 12-5 pm

Staff Directory


Education & Visual Arts
Beverly Snow
Program Director
617-923-0100 x8309
Aneleise Ruggles
Assistant Program Director
617-923-0100 x8304
Matt Jatkola
Preparator / Graphic & Web Designer
617-923-0100 x8307
Meghan Hill
Producing Director
617-923-0100 x8331
Kathi Tighe
Program Associate
617-923-0100 x8330
Deidre Purcell
Public Relations Specialist
Sophie Rich
Education Coordinator
Production & Facilities
Sean Dooley
Facilities Manager & Director of Theater Operations
617-923-0100 x8308
Marketing/Public Relations
Rebecca Margolis Director of Marketing & Corporate Account Manager 617-923-0100 x8302
Roberta Miller Executive Director 617-923-0100 x8301
Eliana Lopez Director of Institutional Advancement 617-923-0100 x8300
Alison Roberts Finance Manager 617-923-0100 x8303

Employment Opportunity

Associate Director of Institutional Advancement

The Associate Director of Institutional Advancement is a member of the center’s administrative team reporting to the Executive Director. This position works closely with the Executive Director to establish and implement a development plan that will expand the center’s operating and capital support through grant writing, annual giving, capital campaigns, and special event fundraising. The position will also be responsible for implementing a new development database (Salesforce) for the center including data transfer, migration, and organization, as well as record maintenance and staff training.



Grant writing

o   Research and generate funding opportunities from foundations, corporations and public funding sources.

o   Cultivate relationships and write proposals, independently and collaboratively.

o   Oversee grant compliance.

o   Generate required reports to funders in timely fashion.


Database management (Salesforce)

o   Manage Salesforce database for donor, member, and audience cultivation and tracking.

o   Maintain donor records for timely and appropriate acknowledgement, donor profiles, and development reports as required by administrative staff.

o   Maintain up to date records of members, users, sponsors, and other constituents and generate reports as needed.

o   Will be the primary administrator of the database and therefore the point person for all updates, troubleshooting, and staff training.



o   Process contributions and memberships, produce all subsequent acknowledgement letters, and oversee donor recognition in relevant produced materials.

o   Produce multiple targeted annual appeals including writing appeal letters, pulling targeted lists, coordinating volunteers for assembly, and mailing

o   Interface with supporters and public and present a thoughtful and engaging “face of the organization” to all constituencies. Contribute to converting occasional users to long-term supporters.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required, continued education in development or arts administration preferred
  • 2-5 years experience in a fundraising or development position
  • Demonstrated expertise and success in generating grant proposals.
  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred but not required
  • Able to work independently, under pressure, and meet deadlines with great attention to detail.
  • Flexible in performance of job responsibilities and able to work collaboratively with other staff and supporting committee members.
  • Interest in an arts discipline is a plus!


How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to by March 18, 2016



The Arsenal Center for the Arts is located at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. It is easily accessible from I-95/128, Routes 9, 16, 20, and 90 (Mass Pike), and the MBTA.

From the MBTA
Take the Red Line to Central Square in Cambridge, then board the 70 or the 70A bus at the stop on the corner of Western Avenue. Ride into Watertown and get off at the School Street stop. Cross Arsenal Street at the crosswalk, turn left, then take the first right onto Kingsbury Street. The Arsenal Center for the Arts will be on your left.

From Watertown Square 
Take North Beacon Street towards the Arsenal on the Charles. At the first fork (about 100 yards), bear left onto Arsenal Street. After approximately one-half mile, you will pass through a traffic light at the intersection of School and Arsenal Streets (there will be a Lexus dealership on your left). Take the next right onto Kingsbury Avenue. The Arsenal Center for the Arts will be on your left, and the parking garage will be just ahead on your right.

From Newton and Needham 
Take Route 16 east towards Watertown. Follow Route 16 into Watertown Square, then turn right onto North Beacon Street. Follow the directions from Watertown Square (above). From the West Take the Mass Pike east and get off at Exit 17 (Newton/Watertown). At the second traffic light, turn left (over the Pike), and immediately get into the far right lane. Continue straight onto Galen Street and follow it for approximately one mile until it ends at Watertown Square. Turn right onto North Beacon Street then follow the directions from Watertown Square (above).

From the North 
Take 128/I-95 south, then the Mass Pike heading east. Follow the directions from the West (above).

From the South
Take 128/I-95 north, then the Mass Pike heading east. Follow the directions from the West (above).

From Boston
Take Storrow Drive west for approximately two miles, then bear left onto Soldier’s Field Road (near the Harvard Stadium). Exit at Arsenal Street, and turn right towards Watertown. Go past the Arsenal Mall and the first Arsenal on the Charles entrance, then take the next left onto Kingsbury Avenue. The Arsenal Center for the Arts will be on your left, and the parking garage will be just ahead on your right. From Harvard Square/Cambridge Follow Mt. Auburn Street from Harvard Square into Watertown. Bear left at the fork near Star Market, and continue on Mt. Auburn Street for approximately one mile to a traffic light at the intersection of Mt. Auburn and School Streets. Turn left onto School Street and follow it to the end, turn left (onto Arsenal Street), then take the next right onto Kingsbury Avenue. The Arsenal Center for the Arts will be on your left, and the parking garage will be just ahead on your right.




Parking at the Arsenal on the Charles complex is FREE at a centrally located 6 floor parking garage, as well as a large number of ground level parking spots around the campus. Spots fill quickly during business hours. At times of high volume, we recommend using the complimentary valet parking service.


To access valet parking:
Proceed to the 6th floor of the parking garage and look for the valets in red jackets or follow the “valet parking” signs.


Quick Visits & Student Drop-off/Pick-up:
There are free 15-minute and 1-hour surface spots right next our building along Thompson Avenue, which are ideal for a quick visit to the box office or dropping off/picking up your student.


The above map was updated on October 29, 2015.