Job Opportunities

We have multiple open positions at BWC, see below for details:

1. Communications & Development Intern 2017-2018
2. Choral Director 2018-2019


Choral Director beginning 2018-19 season

Boston-area multi-generational community chorus with focus on social justice and Yiddish/Jewish culture seeks experienced choral director, beginning in the 2018-19 season, with a commitment to high quality performances and a fun and uplifting experience for all members.
A Besere Velt (A Better World) is a lively 60-70 member community chorus that has been the musical face of Boston Workmen’s Circle in the local music scene over the last 20 years. The chorus has performed its own thematic concerts and collaborated with established professional artists from a variety of musical backgrounds. Click here for example
Boston Workmen’s Circle (BWC) is a community of 500 members that offers a spiritual home for secular Jewish life, a voice for progressive Jewish values, inclusivity, and social change, and an arts and education center celebrating Yiddish, Jewish, and progressive culture. 

The part-time chorus director position entails:
• Enthusiastic commitment to a choral repertoire focused primarily on social justice and Yiddish/Jewish culture
• Development of the musical repertoire for each season
• Planning and leading approximately 2 rehearsals per month on Saturday afternoons
• Ability to work with people who have a wide variety of singing abilities
• Arranging tunes as needed for choral performance
• Producing or overseeing production of digital recordings for practice
• Development of one major chorus concert per year in cooperation with a committee of chorus members, as well as smaller musical events
• Assist in identifying performance opportunities
• Consulting with BWC leadership to plan chorus activities in the larger context of the BWC community
How To Apply:
Applicants are encouraged to reply as soon as possible.
Please send letter of inquiry and CV with the subject 'ABV choral director' to:
Bob Follansbee,
Boston Workmen’s Circle is an equal opportunity employer.
Apply by:   November 17, 2017
Salary:   Salary is negotiable based on experience.
About this Organization:
BWC is a community and spiritual community that emphasizes progressive Jewish values and social change and offers an arts and education center celebrating Yiddish, Jewish, and progressive culture.

Communications & Development Intern

Boston Workmen’s Circle (BWC) seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist communications and development efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing and fundraising management while working for a member-led nonprofit organization. 


  • Update and maintain BWC’s social media presence, including Facebook & Twitter
  • Designing flyers, graphics, and other marketing material for BWC programs
  • Update the BWC website when needed
  • Support updating and managing our membership database (etapestry)
  • Preparation for our Annual Appeal drive, major donor meetings, and other fundraising priorities and events
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing bi-weekly eNewsletter
  • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories
  • Attend weekly staff meeting
  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for communications and development


  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired. Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Boston Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice

Start Date:   Position open until filled, requires 3 – 6 month commitment.

Hours:   8 – 12 hours/week, preferably twice a week in the office.

Compensation:   This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship. 


Please a send cover letter and resume to Michelle Weiser, Communications & Development Director