Joe Donlavey, Director of Ticketing and Tourism
Joe Donlavey joined ArtsBoston in 1989 as BosTix Manager and became Director of Ticketing and Tourism in 2000. He now manages all of ArtsBoston’s ticketing operations. He has overseen the organization’s growth from one half-price BosTix booth to two, effectively doubling sales and establishing an additional presence for residents and tourists alike. Additionally, he oversaw the successful transition from the ArtsMail print catalogue to BosTix.org online advance ticketing. Mr. Donlavey represents ArtsBoston and its many constituent groups at organizations around the city and the state, including the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Boston Concierge Association (GBCA). He served as an officer at the GBCA for three years and spearheaded the annual trade show. In 2000, Mr. Donlavey received the Massachusetts Hospitality Award at the Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism. A recognized national leader in the field, he has led seminars for the Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations and for ArtsBoston’s Professional Development Workshop series. He was the co-chair of the INTIX (International Ticketing Association) planning committee for the 2006 convention which was held in Boston.
Joe Donlavey has served as a box office consultant to the Boston Center for the Arts and the TD Garden. Prior to joining ArtsBoston, Joe Donlavey was the Box Office Treasurer for Shear Madness at Boston’s Charles Playhouse. He has a B.A. in Theatre and Art History from Boston College and a Certificate in Business Administration and Management from Harvard University.