Emily Chivers, Grants and Public Programs Manager

Emily Chivers (she/her) manages Arts & History’s Grant Program including administering the annual Arts & History Grant, the Catalyst Grant (launching in January!), and developing professional development services to uplift and strengthen Boise’s cultural sector. Additionally, she identifies community partnerships and coordinates collaborative public programs between the department and Boise’s nonprofit and cultural sector.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Oregon State University and a Master of Arts in Museum Professions with an emphasis in Education from Seton Hall University. Her career has been rooted in educational and public programming roles at several museums across the country including the Newark Museum of Art, the September 11th Memorial Museum in New York, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, and the Idaho State Museum.

Highlights include helping develop several programs in collaboration with community partners at the Idaho State Museum, including celebrations such as Lunar New Year and Hispanic Heritage Month. Emily also created the GEM High School Internship Program, allowing local teens to make a difference in their community by getting a behind-the-scenes look at a museum and exploring history-related careers.

Emily enjoys a good cup of coffee, nerding out about history and museums, and finds great joy in leading cake decorating classes. She loves spending time with her husband, dog, and two cats.

echivers@cityofboise.org, 208-608-7049