New director sought to head up RiverCulture
TURNERS FALLS — The search is under way for a new director of the Turners Falls RiverCulture program, a downtown booster organization funded by the state, town of Montague and donors. Dedicated to promoting the arts economy and responsible for a slew of downtown events, art installations and other work over the years, the program again received the Massachusetts Cultural Council grant funding that has been its foundation. Long-time director Lisa Davol took a job with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce this year, and the town is seeking a new director.
The position is part time and grant-funded, with no guarantee beyond the expiration of the current grant in two years. The job ad specifies pay of $20 to $30 per hour, an average of 25 hours per week and no benefits. The job description includes supporting existing cultural events and expanding programming, creating opportunities for local businesses to benefit from cultural activity, implementing a marketing program, maintaining the project website and assisting with project administration.
RiverCulture’s current priority is the ongoing Third Thursday Turners Falls series of downtown events. Details on the RiverCulture website: