Careers 2019-04-17T09:31:58+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:

View the current list of job postings at 19 IDEAS on their website HERE.

“We’ve learned a lot about what trainings and tools are most helpful to social justice advocacy teams in New York. Below are great opportunities to join a high impact team committed to advancing social justice legislative campaigns across multiple regions, issues, and sectors in New York.

We will begin to process applications on January 7, based on the order in which they were received. We will fully consider all application packages that are submitted before we close the application portal.  The Advocacy Institute is a project of the Tides Center, an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people are encouraged to apply.

Open Positions

Learn more about these positions and apply HERE

Program Details

Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL), administered by Americans for the Arts and national partners, matches undergraduate students from backgrounds traditionally untapped for arts leadership with dynamic communities, energetic host arts organizations, and business mentors, to guide students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer. In 2019, the nationwide, competitive selection process grants 24 full-time, paid, ten-week-long internships in Des Moines, New Jersey, or New York City.

To ensure an immersive and well-rounded experience, the summer includes:

  • Full time work placement at an arts nonprofit in Des Moines, New Jersey, or New York City.
  • $4,500 summer work stipend and transportation supplement
  • Weekly group site visits
  • Monthly professional development workshops and cultural outings
  • A private sector mentor
  • A national intern cohort + alumni network

Check out the 25-year New York City program impact infographic.

View videos and photos from previous intern classes.

The Locations

Choose to apply to one location and indicate in your application which other locations you’d consider. Each intern will receive a standard summer work stipend and transportation supplement but transportation and housing options are different in each location. You are responsible for finding your own housing and for travel to and from the final location.

DIAL: Des Moines (7 internships)

Arts and culture vanguards at the forefront of change.

We know what you’re thinking…cornfields; but actually Greater Des Moines’ arts field is putting artists at the center of deciding how the region grows. Des Moines currently has an arts ecosystem that generates over $185 million dollars in economic impact, has over 2,000 arts-related jobs, and is growing rapidly! The arts community is uniquely poised to lead community change and you, as an intern at one of their 60 arts organizations, would bring a fresh voice and experience to the region.

DIAL: Des Moines aims to nurture learning and leadership in a resource-rich arts and cultural environment and is ready to open opportunities for interns to lead future-facing projects with lasting impact. This internship is perfect for an open-minded, people person who can picture themselves as a future creative community leader bringing innovation and equity to scale.

Local Arts Coordinating Agency: Bravo Greater Des Moines
Housing: Grand View College summer housing block reserved.
Transportation: Uber credits

DIAL: New Jersey (6 internships)

Connecting artistically and culturally diverse voices. The full package arts internship.

New Jersey is one of the most ethnically, geographically, and linguistically diverse states in the entire country with an arts ecosystem to match. An internship in New Jersey, with a placement in either the northern half or southern half of the state, means a front-row seat to local, regional, and state arts issues as well as inside access to the dynamic arts culture sandwiched between New York City and Philadelphia.

DIAL: New Jersey will feel both intimate because of the state’s relatively small size and expansive, because of the broad spectrum of people and cultural communities. This internship is perfect for versatile and curious intern who will appreciate a birds-eye-view of state level policy and the breadth of the arts in New Jersey.

Local Arts Coordinating Agency: New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Housing: TBD
Transportation: TBD

DIAL: New York City (11 internships)

Dive deep into internal business operations in an internationally-relevant cultural scene.

New York City defines a thriving arts and business metropolis. An internship placement at an arts and cultural organization in one of the five boroughs would give you a local experience in an international arts hub. Selected interns will have the opportunity to work for small and mid-sized arts organizations and make innovations inside individual business units of cultural organizations while learning about a wide range of arts organizations and roles across the five boroughs.

DIAL: NYC is the largest cohort and is hosted by Americans for the Arts-New York. This internship is perfect for those who envision a future making innovations inside arts institutional systems and are eager to make the most of the inexhaustible cultural offerings, neighborhoods, and train lines.

Local Arts Coordinating Agency: Americans for the Arts – New York
Housing: TBD
Transportation: Unlimited travel Metro cards

Learn More and Apply!

Artpark & Company, Inc., an independent not-for-profit organization established in 1997 to carry out the
park’s original mission as a cultural institution in partnership with the Western New York office of the
New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, is seeking to hire a full-time Development

The Development Associate is a member of Artpark & Company administrative team. The position is
responsible for supporting all fundraising database management and research efforts including prospect
and patron research, activity tracking and data reporting needs. This role will include implementation
and management of newly acquired Raiser’s Edge NXT donor management system. In addition, the
position will support a wide variety of other fundraising aspects of the organization as needed.
A successful Development Associate is highly organized, proactive, excellent at follow-through, skilled at
database management and possesses a high level of computer competency.

View the full job description and learn how to apply HERE.

View an extensive list of job postings around the nation on the artjobs website HERE.

Buffalo Bike Tours- Tour Guide

Buffalo Bike Tours is looking for tour guides for its upcoming season with experience in theater, comedy, improv, and public speaking. Starting pay is $15/hr + TIP$ (usually $5/ person), with perks such as free meals and bonuses for 5-star reviews. Must be able to ride a bike and recite an hour of material. Ability to play guitar, ukelele, or other instruments highly desired. To apply, send resume/letter to by April 1st.

View various job postings for the Buffalo Botanical Gardens on their website HERE

Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus- Business Manager (Part Time)

View the job posting: Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus business manager

View the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus- Chorus Logistics Coordinator job position information here:

BPC Chorus Logistics Coordinator Job Description _Mar2019

Audience Services Manager (part-time)

As a member of the Orchestra Operations department and Kleinhans Music Hall staff, this position is responsible for managing all aspects for BPO and Kleinhans-presented concerts related to the patron experience in the front of house staffing (ushers, ticket takers, patron seating issues, etc). The Audience Services Manager ensures that BPO patrons have a positive concert experience through recruiting and training an usher team that provides top-notch customer service. This position is the primary staff liaison with the volunteer core of the Buffalo Philharmonic (ushers, backstage volunteer, drivers, etc). The Audience Services Manager works in tandem with the Event Manager to ensure that a safe, positive and entertaining environment is created for our patrons.

Position Requirements: Prior experience with a performing arts organization a plus. Strong verbal communication skills are essential, as well as positive interaction with members of the general public. The ability to quickly analyze situations involving the public and effectively handle issues/challenges presented by patrons is important. The ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by successfully communicating and collaborating with fellow members of the administrative staff and volunteers within the orchestra family are mandatory for success. Hours: This position is a part time position. This position must be present for all BPO and KMH presentations at Kleinhans Music Hall. Due to the nature of the position, the weekly schedule is flexible with the majority of the activity happening during the evening and weekend hours. Please submit your resumes to James Cichocki, Kleinhans Music Hall Building Services Manager, at No phone calls about this job, please.

View the job posting for a part time Development Assistant at the BPO on their website HERE!

The Castellani Art Museum is Recruiting
Docent Trainees for Spring 2019
Do you love art? Are you a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy connecting with people of all ages? The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming docents – volunteer tour guides – for the museum.
A docent is a well-trained volunteer who guides visitors through museum exhibitions. They are guides, teachers, art enthusiasts, and a link between the public and the museum. Docents prepare for and present tours to groups from schools and the community. They enrich the visitor’s museum experience, engage their interest, and develop art appreciation in the audience. Docents have a very important and highly valued role at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, helping visitors discover art in a new and exciting way.
The museum asks its docents for a commitment of time and effort, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude. In return, we offer:
  • The benefits of interacting with artists and museum staff
  • Developing and expanding public speaking skills
  • Broadening your knowledge of art and art history
  • A sense of achievement in working with the public
Please visit our website to download the Volunteer/Docent application.
Experience is beneficial, but not required. Interested candidates should have a passion for the arts and the ability to work with diverse audiences. Please email completed application and resume to Tara Walker or mail to P.O. Box 1938, Niagara University, NY 14109. Candidates must have a functioning email address to apply. Interviews will take place in February 2018. Training sessions will be held throughout March and April. Please call Curator of Education & Visitor Engagement, Tara L. Walker, with questions: 716-286-8295.

Center Dance is seeking a modern dance instructor for a 6-week period. They can pay $35 for teaching classes from February 21- April 4 (skipping March 21st).
Email Nancy Hughes to apply at:

The dance instructor must be able to start Feb 21st and 6-weeks after that date.. They are open to two teachers sharing this 6 week time.  To make the class happen I need 6 students to pre-register for the class.  If you get more students to register we can renegotiate the rate if that is important to you.  The students pay $60 for the 6 weeks or $16 drop-in.
Please Nancy Hughes know if you are available and what time period.  I would also need some photos of you, a description of your class and a bio.  I would need this as soon as you agree to teach.
Only offer to teach a Series if you agree to:
1. Commit to the dates you agree to teach in 6-weeks
2.  Send in your bio, class description and photo in within the week that you agree to teach the class.
3. Help promote your class.
Please let me know of other teachers in the area that are teaching modern style technique classes.
Some people who have taught the Series are Naila Ansari, Elyssa Bourke, Phil Wackerfus, Rachel Keane and Michaela Neild.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is seeking an Associate Vice President.

View the job posting here.

Or download the posting as a pdf here:

AVP Giving Strategies Posting


The Kenan Center, with funding through the Grigg Lewis Foundation, is seeking to fill two, full-time paid internships this summer. The positions are for a communications assistant and education assistant.

Learn more and apply HERE


  • Open & closing dates 03/13/2019 to 03/26/2019
  • Service – Competitive
  • Pay scale & grade- GS 11
  • Salary- $68,036 to $88,450 per year
  • Appointment type- Permanent
  • Work schedule- Full-Time


    This position is located in Office of the Visual Arts.

    First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed above.

    Applicants are encouraged to use the USA Jobs resume template. However, if you do not use the template you must ensure your resume contains ALL required information which includes hours worked, starting and ending months and years, and if Federal employment (series, pay plan, and grade).

    Learn more HERE 

The New York State Summer School for the Arts: Media Arts program. This one of a kind arts experience for high school age students is beyond anything that young makers can get anywhere else. Students are completely immersed in an arts environment with focused classes, visiting artists and challenging screenings. I personally taught at NYSSSA for many years and not only is it a formative experience for the students, for the staff it is often transformative. And the staff that students get to interact with are beyond talented. They treat young makers like artists and give them the respect and advice to really help them grow as humans and artists.
You can find info on the program here, or skip directly to the application process here. Deadline is extended through March! You can also check out this video to get a feeling of what it is like. Do not miss out on this opportunity, and please spread the word and pass along to any teachers, colleagues, parents or students who you think would benefit from this second to none program.

Employer: Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC)
Position: Summer Camp Teacher (Multiple Positions, Various Visual & Performing Arts Disciplines Sought)
Reports to: Camp Director, Director of Programs & Rentals
Location: 1201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls NY 14301
Job Type: Seasonal, Part Time, Flexible Schedule


Employment Period: July 8 – Aug 15, 2019, Monday-Thursday 9:00 – 3 PM – MANDATORY PAID ORIENTATION Week of June 24th. Extra Hours available as needed. All staff are expected to attend August 15, 2019 (LAST DAY OF CAMP)
The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center is currently looking for energetic, inspiring, and experienced Teachers and Staff for our one-of-a-kind “Stages” Summer Camp Program! We offer our campers, ranging from children ages 7-18, an exciting and unique way to engage in cultural and creative experiences, including arts, music, and performance classes, camp games, and field trips.

Job Description:

Summer Camp Teacher – Teaching arts or performance classes to students ages 7-18, maintaining an inspiring and effective learning environment, creating works of art and performances, and overseeing Lunch, Recess, Rehearsals, Field trips, & Performances.

Administrative Assistant – Help manage day to day activities of summer camp, including class scheduling, supervision, and duties as needed.

Junior Counselor – Work directly with Teachers / Admin Staff to make camp fun, safe, and exciting for children – assist teachers in classrooms, set up lunch, perform other daily tasks as needed. Perfect for highschool/college age applicants.

Qualifications Applicants should be highly self-motivated, well-organized and able to work independently and also as part of a team in a collaborative workplace. Previous experience in a school or camp setting is strongly preferred for these positions. Must love working with children and bring compassion, creativity, excitement, and patience to work daily! Must have the ability to complete projects, follow instructions, and work efficiently without constant supervision.

Administrative positions require leadership skill, professionalism, level-headedness, flexibility and problem-solving ability in a fast-paced environment.

We are seeking Teachers with experience in the one or more of the following arts fields: Dance, Music, Voice, Theatre (performance), Theatre (technical/design), Script Writing, Visual Art, Painting, Drawing, Language, Sculpture, Film/Video, Crafts, Nature Art, Sewing, and other fine arts occupations. Previous experience in a school or camp setting is strongly preferred for these positions. Upon review, some applicants will be asked to submit a drafted lesson plan.

Compensation rate will be determined by experience and qualifications.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Almost all work will be indoors a classroom. All staff will be required walk to spaces throughout our 166,000 sq. foot building and up and down stairs. Teachers and Staff will also attend field trips, involving hiking, stairs, and locations that may not be handicap accessible. Should be able to lift 25+ lbs. Comfortable summer wear acceptable, ie. shorts, t-shirts, dresses, but flip-flops and see-through tops are prohibited. Please wear sneakers or shoes you can move in. Teachers will be required to dress up for the Summer Showcase.

About the NACC: The NACC has been providing summer and afterschool programming to children in the Niagara Region for over a decade. Children’s programming was developed to allow children to have cultural experiences, cultivate talent, and foster interest in the arts. More info on the NACC here:

Required Experience All Positions: Experience working in a camp setting preferred • Experience working with children, INSTRUCTORS Required Experience: Visual & Performing Arts experience (most disciplines accepted) • Art Education experience preferred.

Required Minimum Education: Associates Degree Accepted, Bachelor’s Degree preferred for instructors. All other positions are accepting applications from Highschool Age and Above.

Required License or Certification: Driver’s License Preferred, CPR/AED/First Aid Certification within the last 12 months is a plus.

Interested individuals should send Resume & Cover Letter to:
Rachel Macklin Olszewski
Director of Programs & Rentals
Niagara Arts & Cultural Center
1201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls NY 14301
PHONE: (716) 282-7530 ext 7
FAX: (716) 282-7533

Visitor Experience Specialist
Hours: 20 – 30 hours/week

View the full job description and learn how to apply here:

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We align with the American Alliance of Museums’ position that diversity, equity,
accessibility, and inclusion in all aspects of museum structure and programming are vital to the
future viability, relevance, and sustainability of museums.

The mission of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is to reveal authentic stories
of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls and to inspire visitors to
recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
The Heritage Center is an experiential museum operating every Tuesday through Sunday. We offer
self-guided tours, facilitated guided tours, school field trips, and numerous public programs
throughout the year.
Through meaningful interpretive experiences, engaging public programs, services and events, we
expand each visitor’s understanding of and appreciation for the Underground Railroad in Niagara
Falls and the enduring impact of slavery in the United States.
Position Summary:
The Visitor Experience team is the public face and front line staff for the Niagara Falls Underground
Railroad Heritage Center. This role has three essential functions: to guide visitors and interpret
history; to assist our visitors in a professional manner; and to support the museum through
administrative tasks.
A successful candidate will have a love of history and a passion for social justice, will feel confident
and comfortable providing educational experiences to visitors of different backgrounds, and will be
able to complete detail-oriented tasks.

Essential Responsibilities:
 Guide and interpret:
o Provide educational content to guests with accurate, interesting, and pertinent historical
information about the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls in an engaging, timely, and
articulate manner through guided tours and visitors.
o Train in and implement a conversational facilitated dialogue with patrons, meeting them
where they are and providing an impactful experience.

 Assist Visitors:
o Ensure the success of the museum by greeting visitors, selling tickets and memberships,
collecting data about and compiling feedback from visitors.
o Answer visitor questions in person and via phone, and direct visitor inquiries to the
appropriate staff member.
o Create a positive learning environment for visitors of all ages and backgrounds by being
hospitable, approachable, and professional in appearance and demeanor.
o Assist with retail management, social media, program development, special tours, public
programs, and other projects as needed and desired.
o Assist with the implementation of emergency procedures when necessary to ensure safety
for our guests, colleagues, historic structure, exhibits, and collections.

 Administrative Tasks:
o Receive and process admission and sales payments and reports.
o Record visitation data; provide daily visitation and accounting reports.
o Assist with the daily opening, closing, retail components, and security of the Heritage
o Assist with oversight of the reception area, retail shop, and galleries, keeping them clean,
orderly, and safe for visitors.

Minimum Qualifications:
 A passion for social justice.
 Interest in Niagara Falls history and African American studies.
 Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and with visitors from diverse
cultures and life experiences.
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
 Responsible, flexible, punctual, detail-oriented and able to work well under pressure.
 Ability to take initiative and work creatively and effectively as a member of a team.
 Bilingual applicants are encouraged.
Special Requirements:
 Must be able to stand/walk for long periods on varying surfaces, inside and outside, and in a
variety of conditions.
 Must be available to work frequent weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Paint and Plant Nite Buffalo is hiring Artists/Art Teachers/Party Hosts!  

We are seeking an artist and party enthusiast to run events – instruct 35+ customers how to paint a predetermined painting step by step in 2 hours.

What is Paint Nite? Paint Nite hosts “drinking and painting parties” at bars, pubs, and restaurants across 100 cities worldwide (check us out at Paint Nite elevates the popular BYOB drinking-and-painting concept by taking it out of fluorescent-lit studios and into charming restaurants and lounges. An artist walks 35+ people step-by-step through a painting while at a local bar. This is a painting PARTY, not a painting CLASS; these are social events with low-key painting instruction. Please check out and look at the Facebook page of our Buffalo events to better understand what we do (Paint Nite Buffalo and Plant Nite Buffalo).

Some basic qualifications:
1. Must be outgoing, comfortable with a crowd, able to roll with the punches and handle challenges.
2. Must be able to break down a painting step-by-step (similar to Bob Ross’s style – if you are too young to remember Bob Ross, Youtube him!).
3. Must be comfortable communicating with restaurant/bar staff.
4. Must have a large car or SUV to transport the equipment (easels, canvas, paint) from a storage space to the bar and back again (or have a large storage space in your home).
5. Must be able to do physical labor (lifting paint jugs and boxes of canvases).
6. Must be willing to work at least 2-3 events per week to start (week nights 5:30pm-10pm; weekend times vary).
7. Must be 21 (classes take place in bars/restaurants).
8. Must be able to edit photos and upload photos to Facebook.

If you love the arts, socializing and being the host of a party, this is the job for you!
To apply send a brief cover letter/email explaining why you are the right fit for Paint Nite Buffalo. Please include 2-3 photos of your work, a resume or a link to your website, as well as your contact info (please include your email address in the body of your email).
compensation: Approximately $100 to lead an event
employment type: part-time

Send items to:

PPG is hiring: Apply for our Program Coordinator position

Partnership for Public Good (PPG) is seeking a program coordinator. PPG is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo-Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement. PPG works in close collaboration with its partners: 285 community organizations in the Buffalo-Niagara region. PPG is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007.

Job Posting

Program Coordinator

Date of Posting: January 23, 2019

PPG is seeking a candidate who combines community engagement experience with strong organizational and planning skills. This is a full-time, salaried position, with benefits and opportunity for advancement. The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and divides their time on program and policy advancement, strategic communications, and development. The salary starts at $45,000 depending on qualifications and experience. The benefits package includes employee and dependent health coverage and a 403(b) retirement plan.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate various activities for PPG’s research projects, policy advocacy, and community engagement
  • Work with the executive director and other staff to track projects from beginning to end, including reporting and follow-up
  • Contribute to partner outreach and public communications
  • Assist in producing and distributing PPG publications
  • Support the organization of events hosted by PPG and partners
  • Work with the executive director on development, including new funding opportunities, grant proposals, and reporting
  • Oversee fundraising appeals and develop a donor management system
  • Work in a team to implement PPG objectives and plans


  • Demonstrated community engagement expertise; experience in public policy or community-based research projects preferred
  • Experience in organizational development and planning
  • Experience supervising staff and administering in an office work environment
  • Experience in planning and executing public events
  • A demonstrated record of communications products and excellent writing
  • A commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the role of advocacy in public policy and the value of civic education
  • A commitment to equity and democratic practice
  • Ability to work well in groups and with diverse community partners


PPG values diversity and inclusion. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2019. Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references to:

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Executive Director

Partnership for the Public Good

617 Main Street, Suite 300, Buffalo, NY 14203

Or via e-mail to

Are you an artist that would be interested in teaching your craft? We are looking for professional artists that can teach various skills including sculpture, design, watercolor, and pastel. We are accepting applications for all positions. please send a resume and cover letter to

View their website HERE

Now Accepting Tour and Programming Intern Applications


The Tours and Programming Intern is a part-time seasonal position. The chosen intern will assist in the coordination of tours and events at the Richardson Olmsted Campus during the 2019 season. Intern will report to the Manager of Visitor Experiences.

Schedule and Stipend

  • 10-15 hours/week beginning in late March 2019 through August 2019 (end-date flexible).
  • Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Office hours are flexible, but availability on Mondays and Fridays is required.
  • Majority of work to be completed at the Richardson Olmsted Campus.
  • $400 stipend, to be paid in parts during the internship.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage tour attendee lists and send tour reminders to attendees for approx. 3 tours/week.
  • Assist in the preparation of volunteer training materials and participate in training.
  • Administer online tour satisfaction surveys and compile results.
  • Update organizational mailing list with tour attendee contact information.
  • Scan and digitally file paperwork from all tours.
  • Other related duties to assist the Manager of Visitor Experiences.

Communications and Marketing

  • Manage tours and events webpage to update and promote tour offerings.
  • Manage public event listings to publicize tours and sell tour tickets.
  • Create weekly social media content to promote tours and events.

Public Programming

  • Provide assistance in the planning and execution of educational and community-centric public programs at the Richardson Olmsted Campus.
  • Research public programming ideas at similar sites.
  • Assist during programs as needed.

Capstone Project: Successfully research and plan a public program at the Richardson Olmsted Campus. With support from the Manager of Visitor Experiences, the Tours and Programming Intern will brainstorm public programming ideas and then make their idea a reality, including program administration, logistics, and publicity/marketing. The intern will be expected to create all necessary documentation to support the program.


  • Completed or in-process Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in-progress in History, Architecture, Arts Management, Hospitality, Communications, or related field preferred.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work efficiently without supervision.
  • Positive, proactive attitude that enjoys working with the public.
  • Technological proficiency and comfort learning new platforms and programs.
  • Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Interest in history, historic preservation, and/or architecture is a plus.

Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Please submit cover letter and resume via e-mail to:
Ms. Corey Fabian-Barrett
Manager of Visitor Experiences

Please do not submit any additional materials by mail or in person.

Interview scheduling may begin upon receipt of qualified applications with an anticipated start date in late March/early April.

Part Time Sales Associate

Find out more and Apply HERE

No Boundaries Magazine and LIFTED podcast cannot operate and grow without accompanying ad sales. The same can be said for Rise as a whole. Our video productions include customized work to highlight small and large WNY businesses, and covering local culture, news, entertainment, all of which needs advertising partners. This year, we’ll be expanding events as well – all of which need presenting sponsors.

The revenue from these projects also supports our ongoing blog and photography. On our website, we don’t produce clickbait just to run off ad revenue. Our advertising partners get far more than that from a partnership with us, and from our highly engaged audience. This is what immediately sets us apart from other small media organizations in the region.

Successful clients over the years have included M&T Bank, Campus Wheelworks, Try-it Distributing, Community Beerworks, Winter Jewelry, The Lexington Co-op, Hatchets & Hops, Tipico Coffee, lloyd, Churn, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Billy Club, Irish Classical Theatre, Torn Space Theater, Oxford Pennant, NFB Publishing, and countless others.

Community non profits that have benefited from sponsored work by Rise include Teach for America, Jericho Road, Buffalo String W0rks, ACLU, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, The International Institute of Buffalo, ROC Music, Allentown Association, Open Buffalo, Matt Urban Hope Center, as well as numerous artists and community organizations.

Our team is in need of a sales associate who is highly-motivated, personable, fearless, familiar with the small and large businesses of Western New York, and a believer in what Rise is trying to build in our community and region.

The ideal candidate has a relative understanding of Rise and can express why he or she would like to be involved with our organization. They have some experience in sales, either for an organization, or in selling themselves and their own work, and can work flexibly inside client business hours.

Associate will be trained to know and understand the impact of all of Rise’s offerings, how to discuss them in our voice, and be provided with all sales support from assistance with proposal, project management after a sale is secured, and reports of how each project performed in execution online. This is a commission-only position, with no caps on earnings. Salary and other perks offered after hitting designated thresholds.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Please include why you want to work with our team, what experiences personally or professionally qualify you for this job, and whatever questions you may have regarding the position. Commission rates, levels and perks will be discussed once your application is complete.

Other Contributors

We’re always looking for new writers. We compensate based on whether you’re writing for No Boundaries Magazine or our blog, and are in need of people who approach us with topics they’re already passionate about. Interested? Email three writing samples to

As our video production increases, we need to expand our crew. Have experience in video and sound production? Send us your rate sheet and at least three examples of your work to

Squeaky Wheel Internships

Fall/Winter 2018

Qualified undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for a part-time, volunteer internship. Internships can be completed for academic credit. All interns receive a free membership upon the completion of their term as well as job training and mentorship in-kind. Course credit can be provided depending on the requirements of your college or university program.

Working closely with Curator Ekrem Serdar, the Curatorial intern will help organize, promote, and support Squeaky Wheel’s screenings, exhibitions, and special events. Hours will be negotiated between intern and media arts curator to work with their respective schedules, with the opportunity to propose and develop their own public program. A commitment of 10-12 hours per week is required. For more information and to apply, fill out the application form here. Contact with any further questions.

Fundraising & Development

The position offers hands-on learning opportunities in donor stewardship, grant writing, and special event planning for a small non-profit organization. The intern will work closely with the Executive Director and Fundraising Committee to help increase individual, corporate and grant support for Squeaky Wheel and maintain the donor database system. Minimum commitment of 10 hours/week. Send your cover letter and resumé to

Production | Post-production
Refine your skills in this focused internship as you work on a team with staff and other interns to shoot, edit and distribute Artgrease episodes for various web platforms and Broadcast TV, event and program documentation, video interviews with resident and visiting media artists, and more.  Minimum commitment of 8 hours/week. Send your cover letter and resumé to

Acting Director (contract)

Squeaky Wheel seeks a temporary Acting Director to take over Director responsibilities during maternity leave for 12 weeks + training. This is a part-time, contract position from mid-April to mid-July 2019.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Staff supervision
  • Administrative duties
  • Financial maintenance
  • Payroll
  • Program & Event coordination / supervision
  • Communication coordination

Approximately $6000 for 12 weeks P/T commitment + training.

For full job descriptions and how to apply, click here!

Fund Development Coordinator (P/T)
This is a part-time position funded for the term of March 2019–February 2020, with potential renewal.Squeaky Wheel seeks a Fund Development Coordinator to implement the organization’s annual development plan and cultivate a culture of philanthropy. This is a part-time position funded for the term of March 2019–February 2020.Primary responsibilities include:

  • Donor stewardship and communications
  • Soliciting individual donors and corporate sponsors
  • Maintaining donor management database
  • Coordinating special events
  • Liaising with Board committees

$25,000 / year, plus benefits

For full job descriptions and how to apply, click here!

Job Opening: Director of Development at Theatre of Youth (Buffalo, NY)

Theatre of Youth (TOY) – WNY’s only professional theatre company dedicated exclusively to children and families – seeks a Director of Development to join its fast-paced management team.
Theatre of Youth Company, Inc. (TOY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre dedicated to child audiences. TOY stimulates the imagination, nurtures the creative spirit, and enhances the education of young people by engaging them in relevant, child-centered, and professionally-produced live theatre programs. TOY believes meaningful childhood experiences in the theatre develop confidence in creative thinking skills, cultivate empathy and establish a life-long connection to the arts.
Under the general direction and supervision of the Managing Director, the Director of Development’s job is to design and implement engagement and fundraising strategies to increase awareness of TOY, expand its community network, and to meet contributed revenue goals.

Submissions are being accepted immediately, with rolling review beginning April 8.

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

• Donor database management and development, including importing data, coordinating gifts with the finance department, and appropriately acknowledging gifts.
• Develop a cohesive fundraising strategy that will achieve the organization’s development goals, with a particular emphasis on building a strong community network
• Cultivate a strong portfolio of donor prospects and partners
• Create a yearly direct mail campaign targeting TOY donors and supporters
• Clarify giving opportunities with patrons and supporters
• Collaborate on the planning and execution of “friendraising” and fundraising events
• Assists the Board of Directors with an annual fundraising event
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in relatable field. An ability to cultivate relationships through excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to handle high pressure situations with professional and respectful decorum. Demonstrated ability to build community networks and meet objectives/goals.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree and professional experience in the field. Previous experience with annual fund and coordination of fundraising events. Experience/knowledge of data analytics and/or data-driven strategies.

This position is part time. Compensation $25,000 annually; hours negotiable. EEO employer.

To apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Managing Director Kevin Leary at

The Tri-County Arts Council, Inc., is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team!

This part-time position (20 hrs per week) will work with all staff to handle administrative needs including but not limited to receptionist duties, membership management, communications, and retail sales. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, friendly, and customer service oriented with the ability to work alone and in collaboration with others.

The full job description can be found here.

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Tina Hastings, Executive Director, by Friday, March 1, 2019.

University at Buffalo- Curator of Exhibitions

Apply HERE

Position Summary
The Curator of Exhibitions at UB Art Galleries will be a dynamic, visionary curator who will conceptualize, develop and implement the exhibitions for both UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts and UB Anderson Gallery that reflect its mission: to present and interpret temporary exhibitions that examine cultural and socio-political topics informing current art practice and provide education and research into the University’s permanent collection of modern/contemporary art. The Curator of Exhibitions will work closely with the UB Art Galleries’ Director and professional staff, university faculty, students and staff, artists, community, and national and international partners to develop innovative and interdisciplinary exhibitions, and related programs that engage the university, students, faculty, the broader Western New York /Southern Ontario region, and beyond.

The WNY Resistance Revival Chorus is seeking a volunteer director.
The WNY Resistance Revival Chorus is seeking a dynamic activist-minded woman or woman-identifying person to serve as Musical Director, to lead and musically nurture this established group of singers with varying musical abilities but a collective love of singing out in resistance. Must be able to develop and teach simple harmonies to selected songs. Wednesday evening availability is a must (Approximately 2x per month) as well as willingness to lead the group at varying events as needed.
Please apply by sending a letter of introduction and experience to
This in an uncompensated, voluntary position.
The WNY Resistance Revival Chorus aims to bring together, in community, a diverse group to join in songs of resistance and protest with the foundation that JOY is an act of resistance!  Music and protest songs have always been a hallmark of the great civil rights movements. We honor this tradition by uplifting these songs and creating new ones for the new resistance.
The Resistance Revival Chorus is fully aligned with the Women’s March Unity Principles.

Nonprofit Management Internship
You’ll work directly with WSW’s Operations Manager under the leadership of the Executive Director, and gain experience by working alongside the staff of an established nonprofit arts organization. You will, among other things, undertake projects relating to public relations, fundraising, event planning, and arts administration.


The internship in a nutshell:

Fall/winter applications due by: June 30, 2019 midnight EST
Notification date: via email by August 1, 2019
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: October 2019 – March 2020

Please note: we will not be accepting applications for the October 2018 – March 2019 internship. The next hiring round will be for April – September 2019.

Responsibilities may include:

Writing assignments, including donor letters, blog posts, and press releases
Short- and long-term marketing initiatives for email, direct mail, and social media
Maintaining WSW’s web presence on community calendars and across our media listings
Providing administrative support by processing memberships and donations, assisting in database work, managing email & phone communications, processing resident applications for jury review, and fulfilling artists’ book orders
Performing studio/office upkeep, including housing turnover, potluck setup and breakdown, and more

Ability to produce clear and accurate written content; applicants must be confident in composing a wide variety of messages while maintaining a consistent voice for WSW
Deep knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
Ability to prioritize and work both independently and collaboratively
Professionalism and phone poise

Knowledge of Salesforce, WordPress, MailChimp, InDesign, or Photoshop
Experience sharing content across multiple social media channels
Graphic design and/or web skills

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $400/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. The internship session culminates in a group exhibition of work created during the term.

Application must include:

A complete resume
Three current letters of reference
A cover letter
Two writing samples, such as press releases, blog posts, or grant proposals, and one other work sample, such as a marketing calendar or design piece
Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

Studio Internship
Each term, WSW hosts two studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager and Artistic Director. You’ll work on projects that may include printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. Studio interns are crucial participants in WSW’s creative community. You’ll be asked to work hard and in return will be encouraged, supported, and challenged in your artistic lives.

Apply HERE

The internship in a nutshell:

Fall/winter applications due by: June 30, 2019 midnight EST
Notification date: via email by August 1, 2019
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: October 2019 – March 2020

Please note: we will not be accepting applications for the October 2018 – March 2019 internship. The next hiring round will be for April – September 2019.


Assisting residents in the studio, as necessary, but especially for artist’s book production
Acting as studio assistant for workshops and classes:
Summer/fall term: Summer Art Institute and Art-in-Education with high school students
Winter/spring term: Art-in-Education with elementary and middle school students
Maintaining studio functionality: servicing and troubleshooting equipment, performing organizational and cleaning projects, turning over resident housing, and potluck setup/breakdown
Potentially completing studio projects in papermaking, screen printing, letterpress printing, or graphic design, depending on the projects at hand

Experience in at least two of the following areas: silkscreen, letterpress, printmaking, papermaking, book arts, or graphic design
Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently as well as collaboratively
Excellent communication skills
Enthusiasm for working with many different people in a studio environment

Additional studio knowledge that may be useful: photography, darkroom operations, or ceramics. (Please note: while studio interns have access to the ceramics studio in their off-time, they do not work in that department.)

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $400/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. The internship session can culminate in a group exhibition of work created during the term.

Application must include:

A complete resume
Three current letters of reference
A cover letter
Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

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. Please notify ASI staff when a position is filled. Positions will remain on website for 60 days. 

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