Careers 2018-02-14T10:16:51+00:00

Arts & Culture Employment Opportunities

Search here for local, regional, and national arts and cultural job openings.  This is a resource list provided by Arts Services Initiative as one of the ways we help connect those in the arts and cultural field to multiple opportunities.  This is just one of our services to the non-profit arts and cultural organizations and individuals in our community.  NOTE: If you would like additional information on any of these positions, please contact the hiring organization directly.

Some general arts and culture career job sites include:

JOB TITLE: Community Development Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Executive Director


The Community Development Coordinator will be responsible for working with Buffalo Arts Studio staff and board to develop and carry out the strategic direction and overall marketing and management of community and audience development. This position will support the Buffalo Arts Studio team in delivering audience-centered, comprehensive, and timely high-quality services that will assist in increasing visitor engagement and attendance. This position will also assist the Buffalo Arts Studio team in building, maintaining, and cultivating relationships with a broad range of community partners.

The Community Development Coordinator will help improve the visitor experience outcomes by providing support, outreach engagement, and retention activities and/or projects to include the collection and management of of visitor, supporter, and funder information using Salesforce data management software. This position will support the Buffalo Arts Studio team in the stewardship process as well as in the cultivation of audience, visitor, and donor relationships. The position will also consist of actively participating in community events and assisting in communications, follow-ups, and data entry.

The Community Development Coordinator will develop, manage, and implement communication timelines for ongoing efforts to increase awareness of opportunities and programming at Buffalo Arts Studio, provide advice on communication methods to widen targeted audiences, and be responsible for management, monitoring, and updating of the Buffalo Arts Studio website and social media presence. This position will analyze monthly social media posts, and identify areas of content improvement. This new team member will lead the conceptual development, coordination, and execution of e-blasts, surveys, mailings, press releases, newsletters, and other Buffalo Arts Studio communication methods

Other job functions will include database maintenance/management, creating and implementing effective marketing, event planning and communication that promotes the organization’s strategic objectives and enhances the Buffalo Arts Studio brand.

This is a Tuesday to Saturday position with some nights for events, facilities rentals, and openings.

More information and how to apply can be found on their website:

Advisory Council Members

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is seeking a few talented and conscientious individuals to serve on the Advisory Council. Prospective candidates should have a passion for our local history in order to guide and strengthen us as we strive to become a regional asset. Our Mission is to safeguard and interpret the story of the Niagara Frontier for current and future generations. We are committed to preserving the past in order to create a better future for our community. Some of the areas in which selected members will work are fundraising, public relations, and organizational development. This is an exciting opportunity where you will have the ability to truly make a difference!

To learn more about this opportunity and to arrange a brief site visit to our 35 acre, 10 historic building campus, please call Herbert Schmidt, Executive Director at 716-689-1440, email or contact us using the form below.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is gratefully supported in part by funds received from the Town of Amherst. Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit institution.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Development Associate.  The candidate will assist the Development Department in raising funds from various sources including individuals, corporations and fundraising events. Candidate must possess exceptional organizational, written and verbal skills, work well independently as well as with a team.

Experience in development, fundraising and/or fundraising events and a Bachelor’s degree in communication, business or a related field is required.  A working knowledge of Microsoft applications fundraising software or Blackbaud applications is preferred.

If you would like to become part of our growing team, send a cover letter and resume via email to David Swarts, President/CEO at by February 23, 2018.

The Buffalo Zoo is seeking a dynamic, energetic, experienced and polished Director of Development to lead the
Zoo’s fundraising and external relations programs. To apply, please send resume and cover letter in Word
document or PDF by email to: by February 1, 2018. No telephone calls
please. For more information about the Buffalo Zoo, please visit our website by the following link:

The Buffalo Zoo
Originally conceived as a deer park in the northeast corner of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Delaware Park, the
Buffalo Zoo was established in 1875 making it the third oldest zoo of its kind in the United States. The
Zoological Society of Buffalo was formed in 1931, and over the next decade major renovations took place and
featured buildings using classic, period architecture. In 1973, operational responsibilities for the Zoo were
turned over from the City of Buffalo to the Zoological Society. Since 2000 nearly $50 million worth of capital
improvements to exhibitry and infrastructure have been completed. Today, the Buffalo Zoo is a regional leader
in inspiring visitors to respect, protect and restore natural habitats for wildlife. As noted in our Mission
Statement, the Buffalo Zoo promotes wildlife conservation through up-close animal encounters, engaging
educational experiences and participation in regional and international programs for endangered species.
Basic Purpose and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director of Development is responsible for planning, implementation,
management and oversight of the Zoo’s fundraising and external relations programs. The Director works
closely with various staff, board members and external stakeholders. The Director provides leadership to all

development staff and is a member of the senior management team. The individual leads and performs day-to-
day fundraising operations including research, grant writing, prospect identification, donor cultivation and

stewardship, database management, campaigns, communication and outreach activities.
Essential Functions:
 Primary accountability for specific functions and results. The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be
supplemented or changed as necessary.
 Directs the overall fundraising and external relations programs including but not limited to donor events;
cultivation/acknowledgement programs; grants, planned giving; and government relations.
 Directs the work of the Development staff and volunteers, including employee selection and performance evaluation.
 Coordinates volunteers and activities of the Zoo’s Capital Campaign.
 Researches, writes, submits, and monitors grants which may include government applications and private foundations.
 Acts as administrator for the Zoo’s Foundation (endowment).
 Implements the government relations program.
 Prepares and monitors the Development budget and all departmental expenditures according to policy standards.
 Makes public appearances and accepts speaking engagements to promote the mission and programs of the Zoo.
 Serves as primary staff liaison to Board committees as determined by the Zoo’s President.
 Advises the President and Board as necessary concerning philanthropic giving and the fundraising environment.
 Leads one-on-one solicitations.
 Actively works with appropriate staff and the Board on prospect research and engagement.

 Participates as a member of the senior staff team in strategic planning, business planning, budget preparation and
implementation of Zoo programs.
 Performs other duties as assigned by the President.
Position Qualifications:
Education (Minimum Needed):
 Bachelor’s degree. Master’s preferred.
Experience (Minimum Needed):
 Five years experience in fundraising field with a proven track record, particularly in major gift fundraising
and relationship management.
 Seven years supervisory experience.
 Knowledge of and experience in the Western New York philanthropic community.
 Demonstrable experience in grant writing.
Special Skills:
 CFRE credential preferred.
 Ability to lead and multi-task while providing outstanding guest service in all communications.
 Ability to provide strong management in a collegial environment.
 Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
 Knowledge of and competence in Google applications, MS office and database systems for data tracking.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
 Must embrace the mission of the Buffalo Zoo.
 Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
 Have the desire and ability to get out of the office and build external relationships.
 Be a “self-starter” and goal driven.
 Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
 Display a positive attitude, demonstrate presence and self-confidence.
 May be required to frequently work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
 Must possess or be able to obtain within 30-days of employment a valid New York State driver’s license
and have an average or better driving record based on the evaluation process of our insurance company.
Retention of position is contingent upon maintaining required license. Must upgrade to classification
appropriate to requirements (non-CDLC or CDL class).
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary range mid $70’s. The Buffalo Zoo offers a generous benefits package including health
insurance, dental, life insurance, retirement (403b), vacation, holiday and sick leave. Equal Opportunity
Employer. Exempt Position.

Carnegie Art Center Interim Program Coordinator
The Carnegie Art Center of North Tonawanda, N. Y., is seeking applicants for the position of interim
Program Coordinator.
The Interim Program Coordinator will handle the day-to-day business of the Carnegie Art Center while an
Executive Director search is conducted, including implementation of exhibitions, classes and events.
The Carnegie Art Center provides a wide range of art shows, educational lifelong learning and entertaining
programs that service all residents in and around the distinct communities that make up the
‘Tonawanda’s’ and the greater Western New York state region.

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years successful experience, preferably in arts
management or development, with demonstrated successful experience in administration and
operations of a community-based fine arts program.
• Knowledge and application of a wide range of fine arts programming for youth through adults.
• Knowledge and application of quality standards for operations, program development and
evaluation of volunteer staff and art program instructors.
• Experience in volunteer management, including recruiting, scheduling and tracking of volunteer
service hours.
• Knowledge and application of fiscal management within a fee-based, self-sufficient programming
structure; understanding and ability to follow general accounting procedures.
• Possess a customer-centered orientation to provide outstanding customer service.
• Ability to work effectively and successfully with diverse stakeholders and build positive
• Strong organizational and time management skills and high level of computer technology
• Participate in necessary meetings, serve on various committees and attend program,
organization and community events as required by the Carnegie Art Center Board of Directors.

Reports to: The Carnegie Art Center Board of Directors.
Position Type: Interim / Temporary
Time Commitment: up to 25 hours per week, flexible but required physical presence during art center
gallery open hours Thursday’s from 6 – 9 p.m. and Saturday’s from 12 – 3 p.m., and all classes or events.

Interested and qualified candidates should respond with a cover letter and resume to by Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.
USPS: 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda, N.Y. 14120
No phone calls.

The Operations Manager (OM) is a member of the Operations Team and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). This position will provide critical operations support to members of the Foundation’s Leadership Team and the Foundation’s various Function and Project Teams, in managing several key areas, including but not limited to: operations, facilities, information and technology, and human resources.

Click here for more information.



Chief Executive Officer


The Director of Marketing and Public Relations is an integral part of the senior leadership team of the Museum. This position is responsible for leading all marketing and public relations functions of the organization, providing leadership, direction and development to staff/vendors, and contributing to the Museum’s mission and organizational strategic planning process.



Develop and implement operational and strategic marketing and public relations plans for all aspects of the Museum, including operational fundraising event and capital campaign messaging, general admission, membership, school programs, birthday parties/rentals and other special programs/revenue generating plans.
As a member of the Executive team, provide value-added contributions to the team, promoting cooperation and integration of all functional areas.
Adopt “best in class” practices for Marketing and Public Relations and model the approach for interactions across the organization.

Oversee all media relations, including but not limited to: social media, community relations, website, outreach, and print. Develop and deliver presentations as appropriate.
Negotiate media rates and manage relationships with outside vendors in order to optimize value and leverage opportunities.
Help media outlets write or broadcast stories about the Museum and its exhibits, events and activities. Support CEO in their role as “face of the Museum” and also serve as a spokesperson as needed.
Create and implement marketing campaigns and ad concepts that develop the Museum’s brand and promote visibility and positive image in the community.

Play a key role with agency partner to develop the 360 marketing launch campaign including a crowdfunding component to complete the Capital Campaign.
Lead the Marketing team, to include providing career development, objective and measurable goals, knowledge growth, objective and timely feedback and counseling.
Instill in the team an appreciation of the Museum’s mission, a passion for promoting it, and line-of-site awareness to their role in the success of the organization.
Work collaboratively to ensure shared messaging and collateral material development for all Advancement team needs

Prepare, monitor, and adhere to annual budgets for all areas under span of control.
Develop, monitor, analyze and adhere to metrics that objectively measure success and opportunity for continuous quality improvement. Provide transparent feedback to staff, Executive team, and Board of Trustees.
Support CEO Director or Operation/Finance in creation of business/licensing plans for café, retail and rental spaces

Minimum Bachelor Degree, preferably in Marketing/Public Relations, Journalism or a related field
Minimum eight years in a senior marketing role
A passion for the Museum and its mission.
Ability to convey information to people of all ages and backgrounds in a compelling way.
Open-mindedness: ability to see things from many points of view.
Demonstrated skilled writing ability
Demonstrated knowledge of all forms of media, including traditional and social media
Outgoing, collegial, ability to develop and maintain cordial professional relationships
Ability to develop and adhere to budgets
Ability to lead staff and set an example
Strategic thinking and creativity
Proficiency in public speaking and motivation
Ability to communicate with the Executive team and Board of Trustees in an articulate, succinct manner that provides objective evidence of success and vision
Explore & More Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to CEO Michelle Urbanczyk via Meghan Ladolcetta at

Administrative/Development Assistant (Full-Time)

The Martin House is looking for a dynamic person to join the administrative team. If you are driven by learning and interested in working for an international attraction, this position is for you.

The administrative assistant is responsible for:

  • Maintaining confidential donor records
  • Assisting with monthly solicitation letters and reconciliations
  • Helping to grow Membership and Annual Fund programs
  • Assisting with special events
  • Assisting with grant applications
  • Answering phones, assisting with tour reservations and general inquiries
  • Supporting other departmental staff with administrative needs
  • Assisting with other ad hoc projects and tasks

The Martin House is a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly word, excel and powerpoint. Knowledge of Donor Perfect software preferred. The preferred candidate must be detail oriented, organized, self-motivated and flexible and able to work well in a team setting. The candidate should possess excellent communication skills (both oral and written), exceptional customer service skills, and be able to complete multiple projects independently and effectively. The administrative assistant may need to work occasional evenings and weekends, particularly for special events.

The Martin House is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Caretaker/Maintenance (Part-Time)

The Martin House is looking for an energetic, organized person with attention to detail for a unique opportunity in the Parkside area of Buffalo, NY. Hours for the position are Thursday through Monday from 4:30 to 9:30 pm. This position includes cleaning, maintenance, set-up and take-down for events/meetings, securing the properties and some snow shoveling in winter months. Lifting is required. Must have own transportation. This is an hourly position. Please send a summary of work experience and contact information to the email address listed. Be part of a dynamic team!

The successful candidate will:

  • Report to a Facilities Manager who is responsible for maintenance services.
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedures.
  • Clean, dust, and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors;
  • Empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; handle recycling materials; replace light bulbs; refill restroom dispensers.
  • Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets.
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; auto scrubbers, high pressure washers, vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
  • Lock and unlock assigned buildings: secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights. Assist with the after-hours On-Call schedule.
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Use as directed.
  • Perform cleaning and related activities such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks and stairs.
  • Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis. Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds.
  • Have essential physical and mental capabilities in the following: Interpersonal skills, memory, attention to detail, follow directions, comprehension, calculating, reading, writing, speaking, evaluating, mathematics, organizing and innovation.
  • Attend to emergencies when necessary.
  • Complete work orders using the eMaint software.
  • Safely operate golf cart and other job related equipment.
  • Support and enforce all policies, university and governmental such as One Call, OSHA/WISHA rules, university health and safety regulations and guidelines, etc.
  • Perform related duties as required.

The Martin House is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume to

Administrative Assistant – FT with benefits.  Looking for an outgoing individual to provide administrative & clerical support for Development, Cultural Arts & Executive of a community services agency. Specific skills required include ability to learn the agency’s proprietary software applications, recordkeeping/accounting skills, problem solving, interpersonal skills, flexibility, demonstrated initiative, and be detail & multi-task oriented. Occasional evening/weekend event work required. Good customer service and communication skills required with 3+ years’ experience. Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to or mail to 2640 N Forest Rd., Getzville 14068.

Non-profit art school, Locust Street Neighborhood Art, is looking to hire an experienced ceramic artist to instruct their ceramics class. All donation-based/free classes are instructed with individualized attention, as they are student driven drop-in classes.

Read the full job description here.

Summer Intern – Registrar’s Assistant – Grigg Lewis Workership Program

This is a full-time, 9-5 position with a daily lunch break, 35 paid hours, from late May – mid August, 2018. It includes working alternate Saturdays with a weekday off.
Work would be done at the 215 Niagara St. site and Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., both in Lockport.
The supervisors would be the curator and assistant director.
The job entails good organizational skills, Microsoft Office program knowledge, good customer relations, being highly motivated, phone skills and multi-tasking ability.
The registrar will also need to learn Erie Canal history to assist the education coordinator with school tours of the restored Flight of Five locks.
The candidate will need to learn how to use our Past-Perfect museum software.
There will be some light housekeeping and assisting with moving light objects (books, artifacts),writing, filing, copying, research and working in the gift shop.
Summers are very busy at the History Center, and this position will enable the staff to be more responsive to visitors’ needs. We also have more research requests at this time of year.
Eligible applicants must be students who have completed one year of college and are currently enrolled. They must be residents of eastern Niagara County. This geographic area includes Lockport, Newfane, Gasport, Sanborn, Cambria, Wilson, Ransomville, Wheatfield, Royalton, Hartland, Barker, Pendleton, Middleport and Somerset.

Students not residing in eastern Niagara County but attending Niagara Community College or Niagara University are also eligible to apply.

Please contact the History Center at (716) 434-7433 for more information and an application.

215 Niagara St

Theatre if Youth (TOY) is currently seeking an Education Coordinator.  This position is part-time.  If you are interested, please review the information and qualifications below and submit your resume and cover letter to Managing Director Kevin Leary at

Job Opening: Education Coordinator at Theatre of Youth (Buffalo, NY)

Theatre of Youth (TOY) – WNY’s lone professional theatre company dedicated to children and families – seeks an Education Coordinator.  Along with the Artistic and Managing Directors, the Education Coordinator will focus on developing theatre and drama programming for occasional, continuing, and committed students.  Given TOY’s commitment to serving all children in WNY, the Education Coordinator will be expected to advance the theatre’s diversity initiatives, paying particular attention to programming for underserved and under-resourced populations in the immediate Buffalo area.  Submissions are being accepted immediately, with review starting February 24, 2018.


Theatre of Youth’s education programming nurtures creativity and creative confidence through theatre and drama process, practice, and performance.  Under the general direction and supervision of the Artistic Director, the Education Coordinator will develop, expand, and implement educational outreach, workshop, and youth performance opportunities. The Education Coordinator will also provide supervision and oversight to TOY education staff.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive, sequential curriculum of theatre workshops.
  • Develop and lead in-school interactions of artists and students around TOY productions.
  • Develop materials for each production that tie TOY performances to NYS Next Generation ELA Standards and the new NYS Learning Standards in Theater Arts
  • Recruit, select, orient, train, supervise, and evaluate theatre workshop instructors.
  • Interview and select, in consultation with the Artistic Director, TOY education staff.
  • Generate publicity and promotional materials for education programming with TOY’s Marketing Director.
  • Establish and build effective working relations with public groups, agencies, school officials, media, and other stakeholders across the City of Buffalo, Erie County, and Western New York.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, Drama, or a related field. The ability to cultivate relationships through appropriate communication, orally and in writing.  Familiarity with the methods, techniques, and principles used in the development of a variety of arts-in-education programs.  Experience with program planning and implementation, arts education delivery and management, and information dissemination and publicity techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree and previous arts-in-education experience.  Demonstrable ability to utilize creative thinking models in class design.  Knowledge of NYS Next Generation ELA Standards.  A proven track record of recruiting, coordinating, training, and evaluating a team of instructors.  Knowledge and track record of assessing the fiscal viability of programs, tracking customer satisfaction, and evaluating programs on an education and artistic level.


This position is part-time (30 hours/week) with competitive pay and full health and dental benefits.  The position is a one-year opportunity with the possibility of an extension.

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Click here for the Job Posting on TOY Website!

Public Programming Assistant at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation is seeking an outgoing and highly-motivated part-
time (10-12 hours/week) Public Programming Assistant to join its team immediately.

The Public Programming Assistant primarily helps with implementation of the museum’s Tuesday Nite @
the TR Site programs, and must be available to work between 4- 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. This position
reports directly to the Curator/Director of Public Programming.
Key Responsibilities:
 Assist with implementation of public programs, particularly the museum’s monthly TRivia Nite
 Write press releases and blog posts
 Conduct regular inventories of programming supplies
 Assist with program set-up, including audio/visual elements
Key Competencies:
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 General computer proficiency
 Attention to detail and accuracy
 Ability to meet deadlines
 Planning and organizing
 A sense of humor is a must!

Compensation: $11.50/hr

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample (not to
exceed 2 pages) to: Lenora Henson, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Avenue,
Buffalo, NY 14202, or via email at:

Economic​ ​Development​ ​Specialist​ ​Position​ ​Description

Organization:​ ​Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc.
Position​ ​Title:​ Economic Development Specialist, Economic Development Corps (AmeriCorps)
Program​ ​Name:​ ​Economic Development
Supervisor:​ ​Economic Development Director (EDD)
Location:​ Office at 436 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213 with neighborhood travel to local small
Organization​ ​Mission:​ ​WEDI’s mission is to empower economically disadvantaged people in Buffalo,
New York, with a primary focus on the West Side community.
Organization​ ​Overview:​ Since 2007, WEDI has served the City of Buffalo by tutoring children, building
and rehabbing housing, and developing businesses through training, microlending, and a small business
incubation. We primarily work with refugees, immigrants, and low-income individuals with programs and
services tailored to these communities. We have over 350 people interested in small business services
with over 80 operating business startups and over 50 loans disbursed.
Websites:​ /
Phone​ ​Number:​ ​716-393-4088
Interested​ ​applicants:​ ​This position is through AmeriCorps​, to learn more about how to apply please

Primary​ ​Purpose​ ​and​ ​Function
● Guide minimum of 100 small business owners and/or burgeoning entrepreneurs through the
process of starting or expanding a business through the Economic Development Program via
financial literacy, financing, business counseling, and technical assistance training.
Essential​ ​Functions​ ​and​ ​Responsibilities
● Recruit prospective and current business owners interested in accessing business training,
technical assistance, and business loans in the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY.
● Provide one-on-one technical assistance to clients in financial literacy, credit, and business
counseling, to establish financial stability and help them start or expand a business.
● Support clients in developing business plans, business financials (including interim), and financial
● Recruit volunteer business coaches, match the coaches with appropriate clients, and manage
these connections.
● Guide clients through the microloan application process adhering to SBA and CDFI standards.
● Assist in the underwriting of credit-building and business loans up to $20,000.
● Log, monitor, and report the information in Loan Management database system.

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Possible​ ​Functions​ ​and​ ​Responsibilities
● Support EDD in program development, including statistical analysis, project management, and
other duties as assigned.
● Develop economic development programs to benefit clients and/or other West Side residents.
● Gather research to augment EDD’s current work.
Required​ ​Knowledge​ ​and​ ​Skills
● Strong knowledge of business plans, cash flow models, and other general business topics.
● Strong understanding of lending, including credit history and collateral.
● Strong customer service tendencies, especially in cross-cultural contexts.
● Ability to manage, organize, and update relevant data using both cloud-based and software
database applications, including loan management and outcome tracking systems.
● Ability to create statistical tools and reports using spreadsheets.
● Competent in MS Office products, Google products, email and internet applications.
● Fluency in English language, both oral and written.
● Demonstrated problem solving and people skills.
● High accuracy in work, attention to detail.
● Proven oral and written skills.
Preferred​ ​Knowledge​ ​and​ ​Skills
● Fluency in Spanish language, Asian/African languages, and/or Arabic.
● Knowledgeable or ability to learn the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY, and
immediate surrounding areas.
● Bachelors in Business, Economics, Finance, or a related field.
Physical​ ​Demands
● Sitting in meetings for long periods of time, up to 2 hours at a time.
● Visiting local businesses by car, walking, or public transportation.
● Frequent alpha/numeric keyboarding.
● Frequent oral communication in person and over the phone.
● Ability to view a computer monitor for long periods of time.
Organizational​ ​Policy/Procedure​ ​Compliance
● Follow all organizational policies and procedures and local, state, and federal laws.
● The organization does not tolerate sexually, violently, or other unlawfully discriminatory actions,
gestures, harassment, or statements. Any of these behaviors are subject to personnel action up
to and including immediate termination. Such actions must be reported to the supervisor
● Maintain confidentiality of organizational records and information at all times.
● Maintain a professional but friendly image.

Interested​ ​applicants:​ ​Visit

Division: Outwater Building, 215 Niagara Street, Lockport. New York
Position Title: Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Executive Director
Status: Part-Time

Overview: The staff of the Niagara County Historical Society achieves its goals through recruitment, training, and direction. We also work cooperatively with other organizations to accomplish our goals. Staff are hired with a job description and well defined reporting responsibilities, they are required to be flexible in both. Staff is sometimes asked to perform as part of a project team or task force, where their reporting responsibility and work requirements may be different from, while related to, their basic position description. Senior staff works to identify and nourish the unique strengths and interests each person brings with them to their position here.

Summary of Position: Seeking a well-organized individual with advanced computer skills. Have the ability to update all social media accounts, refresh the website, send out press information, create the newsletter, write and send e-blasts. Must be friendly, able to greet visitors and assist in the gift shop if needed. Most display good telephone and research skills. This is a 14 hour part-time position open to adults, it has flexible hours but must be a shift of four hours minimum per work day. It will require working in a shared office.

Contact information: Melissa Dunlap, Executive Director, 716-434-7433

Please send resume to
or to Melissa Dunlap,
Niagara County Historical Society
215 Niagara Street,
Lockport, New York 14094
We will be accepting applications for this position until March 21, 2018

If you have an arts/culture position opening, please submit your information to and we would be glad to add it to our listing and include in our monthly e-newsletter.

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