Arts & Culture Career Opportunities

NOTE: In response to unemployment resulting from COVID-19, Erie County has compiled this list of job postings.

Search here for local, regional, and national job openings in the arts and culture sector.


If your organization has an open arts and culture position that you would like us to include below, submit the following information to

  • Name of your organization
  • Title of the position
  • A brief, third-person description of your organization and/or the position
  • Location in which the position will be based (or remote)
  • Link to the full listing
  • Any deadlines to apply

Please notify us when the position is filled, otherwise listings will remain on our website for 60 days.


Explore current openings below. For more information on any of these positions, please contact the hiring organization directly.

The Albright-Knox’s Associate Editor works closely with the museum’s curatorial and education teams, manages and edits interpretive materials—including signage, gallery and family guides, and books—related to the museum’s collection, exhibitions, and public art.

Posted: October 16, 2020
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The Allegany Arts Association is seeking volunteer Cultural Ambassadors from various communities in Allegany County, NY to share and exchange arts-related news, needs, activities, and events happening in their community.

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Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program, administered by Americans for the Arts and national partners, matches undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership with dynamic communities, energetic host arts organizations, and mentors, to guide students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer. In 2021, the nationwide, competitive selection process will grant paid, ten-week, remote internships with organizations based in New York City and New Jersey. Summer 2021 programming will be fully virtual.

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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) is seeking a full time Guest Services Coordinator. BNHV’s mission is to preserve, interpret, and exhibit the agricultural history and rural heritage of the Buffalo Niagara region. The Guest Services Coordinator is an important part of BNHV’s operations. This person serves as the main point of contact for visitors, volunteers, and guilds to the museum, and ensures the Guest Services Department functions smoothly.

Deadline: December 1, 2020
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The Castellani Art Museum is seeking  a part-time Weekend and Special Events Manager to coordinate and ensure the operation of the museum, security of collections, and security of the building during the weekend and off-hour functions. Work schedule includes Saturdays, Sundays, weekday evenings, including special events during after-hours. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Posted: October 7, 2020
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CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY is seeking its next Executive Director. CEPA’s mission is to foster the exploration of photography and contemporary visual art to nurture creativity and to encourage active learning. Its vision is to continue being a globally recognized incubator of artistic creation whose programs drive engagement with art as an essential facet of life and community. The successful candidate will be able to deliver a dynamic, stimulating and effective array of programs and services consistent with CEPA’s commitment to the understanding and appreciation of the photo-related arts and contemporary art.

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There are ample opportunities to volunteer at the Martin House, including volunteer docents, gardeners, special events, museum store, and office support. Complete their online form to join the volunteer corp.

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The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor is seeking volunteers in various areas for their anchor businesses: Michigan Street Baptist Church, Nash House, Colored Musicians Club & Museum, and WUFO Radio. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: museum and corridor docents, promotions/public relations, and fundraising/events. Visit the website more information or contact Audrey Clark at

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Virtual Museum Educators for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will provide highly engaging and impactful virtual experiences for K-12 and college students, families, and adult audiences for the Heritage Center’s Virtual Freedom Conversation, Virtual School Field Trip, and Virtual Group Tour programs. This position may be performed remotely using platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet. No travel to Niagara Falls for training or work is required, but a willingness to become familiar with the region is necessary. Position(s) open until filled.

Posted: November 17, 2020
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Ushers help audience with seating and serve as a point of contact during shows in case of emergency or should a patron need help exiting the performance space. Ushers get a free seat at any performance they work. Email for more information or to express interest.

Location: Buffalo, NY

The Towne Players of Ken-Ton are seeking volunteers to support events, stage crew, sets, painting, sound, lights, ushering, ticket sales, and more. They also need general assistance with related to keeping their prop room organized, reading plays for upcoming seasons, fundraising coordination, social media, finances, designing posters and programs, collating programs, and taking pictures.

Location: Tonawanda, NY