The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is a 501(c)3 organization with an annual budget of $11.25 million. NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.

In 2017, NEFA completed a new strategic plan for 2018–2021, outlining six organizational values: artists and the creative process; equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; knowledge building and sharing; leadership; partnership; and public funding for the arts. These values live at the core of our strategic priorities. 

As an organization, NEFA values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive world, which we interpret as all people having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize creative and community endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, and geography, and strive to counter those inequities in our work. 

NEFA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and is invested in creating an equitable and inclusive working environment and organizational culture. We are committed to hiring individuals who share, value, and support these goals, and who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. NEFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other classes or characteristics protected by law.

There are no current openings.

Please see our monthly Jobs & Opportunities blogs or visit Mass Cultural Council's HireCulture for a career in the arts.

All applications should be submitted through the application form below, by the stated deadline. Please refer to individual position descriptions for required experience and skills.

If you have any questions about your application, or our recruitment process, you may email them to

If you believe you will need assistance in order to participate in the application or hiring process, you may request an accommodation by contacting NEFA’s Accessibility Coordinator:

Daniela Jacobson | tel/tty 617-865-1825

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