Careers 2018-11-26T12:24:04+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.

Arts Services Initiative is always seeking volunteers, interns, and others who want to be involved with what we do!  There are a variety of ways to get involved – learn more on our website HERE . 

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.

The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kriner Cash, is interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for:
Art Teacher

Click the “APPLY” button at the bottom of this page to start your application. Once the application is completed, click the “Submit” button. Your application will be kept on file for one year.
Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. (Be sure to check your junk and spam mail.) If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.

Candidates must be New York State or Buffalo certified in the tenure area for which they are applying to teach. It is required that candidates must attach a PDF or a screen shot of their certifications. Preference will be given to applicants with current City of Buffalo residency.

Position requires the planning, organization, and implementation of the appropriate instructional program to address the learning needs of the students; to guide and encourage students to develop and fulfill their potential in both curricular and extracurricular activities.


  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
  • Develop lesson plans.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare classroom for class activities.
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • Identify and utilize different instructional resources and methods to support the learning needs of students at varying levels of progress.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Provide for the care and protection of school property.
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction.
  • Observe and evaluate student performance and development.
  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests, and assignments as appropriate.
  • Provide appropriate feedback on student work.
  • Monitor and encourage individual student progress.
  • Provide guidance to students which will promote educational development.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and development.
  • Update records accurately and completely as required by laws and district policies.
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.
  • Manage student behavior and maintain discipline by establishing classroom rules and procedures and enforcing classroom, school, and district rules and procedures.
  • Participate in department, school, and district meetings and professional development activities as appropriate.
  • Stay current with most recent developments in appropriate subject area as initiated by the school or district.
  • Cooperate with and participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the total school program.
  • Foster and maintain effective communication with parents and/or guardians.
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator

This recruitment bulletin in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator or supervisor. Buffalo Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this recruitment bulletin and related duties at any time without prior notice.

Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, certifications, credentials and evaluation of service. Personal interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate.
SALARY: Teacher’s salary schedule.
FUND #: Pending Funding

The Burchfield Penney and SUNY Buffalo State are currently searching for an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the Burchfield Penney.


Buffalo State is the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York system. As a civic, urban, and engaged campus community, we pride ourselves as having small college learning environments coupled with large university opportunities. We are a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our mission is to transform lives, to empower students to succeed and to inspire a lifelong passion for learning. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment. With degree programs in education, the arts, science, and professional studies, each year nearly 10,000 students choose Buffalo State for its broad array of high-quality academic programs, diverse and creative environment, hands-on learning opportunities, affordable SUNY tuition, NCAA Division III athletics, and prime location in Buffalo’s cultural corridor. We welcome applicants who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission.

The Executive Director will function as the Center’s lead fundraising officer, provide the creative vision and artistic direction for the Center, and lead an outstanding arts institution with an active exhibition and public programming schedule, managing 26 employees along with more than 50 volunteers.

Demonstrated experience in a senior level management position for a national or regional arts institution with a proven track record of fundraising and oversight responsibilities for an operational budget, staff and volunteer supervision.

Master’s degree or higher in fine arts, art history or other relevant field. Senior staff level administrative experience in an art organization recognized for quality and excellence; knowledge of the art world and its key players nationally.

Proven fundraising ability to acquire and close gifts from a variety of sources, including successful experience cultivating and soliciting gifts from individual donors. A successful record in the planning and administration of museum programs; an understanding of best practices regarding collections, acquisition and management, exhibition development, educational and public programs, community outreach and scholarly research. Competence, and experience in effectively managing multiple revenue streams and potentially complex budgets; understands and can interpret financial statements including reports of revenue and expense, statement of functional expenses, cash flow, and balance sheet; managing to an approved budget. Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective spokesperson and ambassador for an institution or program, with outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Possess a thorough knowledge of Charles E. Burchfield as an iconic American artist. Familiarity with academic institution complexity and budgeting. Capital campaign experience. Ability to select and evaluate works of art; an understanding of and commitment to American regional art; knowledge of Western New York art and philanthropic communities and the ability to translate this knowledge into meaningful collaborations and exhibitions. Experience managing an AAM- accredited museum. Strong computer literacy including applications to marketing and branding, electronic data collection, storage and digitization.

Fractured Atlas is currently seeking a Program Associate and Program Operations Coordinator (due November 25th)

Learn more HERE.

Explore & More



Chief Executive Officer



The Access and Inclusion Educator will be responsible for ensuring Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Children’s Museum accessibility of programs and exhibits, and overall positive experience to all patrons regardless of physical, emotional or other constraints.



  • Create targeted programs for offsite and in-Museum workshops that meet the needs of Special Education Classrooms
  • Develop and manage all accessibility programs including our signature program, Au-Some Evening
  • Facilitate staff trainings to empower all team members to enhance the experience of all visitors regardless of physical, emotional or other constraints
  • Collaborate with Education Team to develop methods to adapt programming to meet the needs of students in Inclusion Classrooms
  • Work closely with Exhibits Manager to guide exhibit enhancements that support access and inclusion principles



  • Work with community agencies to identify at-risk families, or families who might have difficulty accessing the Museum due to physical, emotional or other constraints
  • Foster and establish new relationships with local university partners to conduct evaluation and research opportunities that inform program developments and enhancements


  • Oversee implementation of grant funding designated to increasing access to the Museum
  • Collaborate with External Relations Manager to pursue new funding opportunities related to job function and compile information for final reporting


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Special Education, Education or related field
  • Minimum three years professional experience in education environments with a preference on informal learning program development
  • Minimum of three years professional experience working with IDD populations
  • Track record as a dynamic educator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiar with learning theory and informal education techniques for children developmental ages 1-12
  • 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
  • Ability to accomplish goals through collaboration with internal and outsourced relationship

Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Or please mail to:

Explore & More

300 Gleed Avenue

East Aurora NY 14052

Explore & More



Director of Marketing & Public Relations



The Bookings Coordinator assists with day-to-day coordination of all events hosted at the Museum.  As the contact for educational experiences, tour and group activities, the incumbent plays a significant role in promoting the Museum and maximizing opportunities for expanded exposure and interaction with the community, while providing excellent service for internal and external customers who interact with the Visitor Experience area.


  • Provides a hands-on approach to the delivery of all Museum public events and experiences, including entering bookings into the system accurately and in accordance with procedures, responding to email and phone inquiries, coordinating the return of contracts, invoicing, and preparing any supporting documentation
  • Serves as contact person for events, educational experiences and tours
  • Promotes visitor relations through courteous, timely and accurate interaction with all groups and educational organizations.
  • Ensures that teachers, group leaders and clients are fully prepared for their visit and have received their relevant information in advance of the event or visit
  • Coordinates the set-up and breakdown of events, and attends events when necessary
  • Welcomes guests and may conduct tours of the facility
  • Creates and modifies various documents using Microsoft Office
  • Create and maintain events calendar
  • Assist with communication of events through social media, website, newsletter, and community calendars
  • Performs related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor degree in marketing, communications, education or related field preferred
  • Minimum one year event planning experience, related volunteer experience, or related and in-depth internship experience
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability of listening, writing and speaking effectively.
  • Planning and organizing ability
  • Problem solving ability and flexibility to multi-task and make adjustments to accommodate unanticipated changes
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent customer service attitude and skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail in a fast paced environment

Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Or please mail to:

Explore & More

300 Gleed Avenue

East Aurora NY 14052



Senior Manager of Learning and Education



The Cultural Community Educator will be responsible for promoting diversity, acceptance and cultural competencies through programming for visitors aged birth – 12 and their adult caregivers. The incumbent will also work closely with the Manager of Exhibits and community partners to curate the house exhibits in Being Good Neighbors on 18-month rotational plan.



  • Create cultural/folk arts programming for WNY children that meets NYS and Next Generation Standards and corresponds to Being Good Neighbors
  • Facilitate ongoing programming promoting diversity, acceptance and cultural competencies for all visitors
  • Collaborate with colleagues at the Museum to provide training and insight on meeting the needs of diverse populations including New Americans
  • Design a 2-year rotational plan for community-curated houses within Being Good Neighbors
  • Develop rotating cultural content in Being Good Neighbors exhibit that highlights the diversity community groups that reside in our region



  • Conduct exploratory and follow-up field work identify, documenting, and interviewing multi-generational folk and traditional artists in Western New York
  • Identify, cultivate and grow relationships with area community organizations that serve immigrant populations
  • Serve as a liaison between Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Children’s Museum and selected area community organizations


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Folklore, Cultural Anthropology, Art History, Museum Studies or related discipline
  • Minimum three years professional experience in public programming and collaborative work with community groups and service organizations
  • 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
  • Ability to accomplish goals through collaboration with internal and outsourced relationship.

Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Or please mail to:

Explore & More

300 Gleed Avenue

East Aurora NY 14052

Job Description

Human resource and volunteer coordinator


Director of Finance


The HR & Volunteer Coordinator will work to assist the department with daily HR activities, as well as coordinate all recruitment and onboarding actives. The HR Coordinator will contribute to the attainment of specific goals and results of the HR department and the organization.


  • Assists in the full hiring process of employees and volunteers: includes recruitment, interviews, verifying work history and references, and tracking of applicants and qualified candidates
  • Develops and maintains relationships with college placement offices
  • Attends career fairs to generate qualified applications
  • Performs pre-employment screenings as required by the organization
  • Assists with new-hire procedures in conjunction with outsourced HR firm: including organizing employee orientation, creating new employee files, administering employee handbooks, and ensuring all necessary paperwork is properly filled out and submitted
  • Acts as an employee liaison and the coordinator of training sessions and seminars as needed
  • Establishes and enforces sound HR policies and procedures, including but not limited to evaluations and performance management
  • Organizes, maintains, and updates employee information as needed
  • Ensures all employee records are filed correctly and kept confidential
  • Assists in educating employees on and enforcing company policies
  • Maintain time reporting systems
  • Collection of bi-weekly timesheets, verifying all payroll approvals have been obtained and finally the submission of bi-weekly payrolls.
  • Assists in ad-hoc HR projects as required
  • Produces and submit reports on general HR activity
  • Additional duties as requested by management


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or a similar field is required
  • A passion for the Museum and its mission
  • 1-3 years of proven experience as an HR coordinator or recruiter
  • Strong ability to use MS Office
  • Experience with HR databases and HRIS systems is preferred
  • In-depth understanding of sourcing tools, like resume databases and online communities
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle data with confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Meghan Ladolcetta at

Or please mail to:

Explore & More

300 Gleed Avenue

East Aurora NY 14052

Job Description

Director of Facility Operations

The Information Technology (IT) Specialist, in conjunction with the Museum’s IT contractor, maintains the Museum’s computer systems, and educates Museum staff on technical matters. Responsible for maintaining and repairing the technology function of museum exhibits.

 Diagnose technology problems
 Monitor computer-processing systems
 Install software and hardware
 Perform tests on computer software and equipment
 Teach staff to use programs and technological areas of exhibits
 Troubleshoot problems and perform minor repairs
 Communicate and coordinate with IT contractor
 Order equipment and computer related supplies
 Flexibility in schedule and able to work weekends as needed
 Other duties as assigned

 High School diploma or GED with IT certificate or Associate or Bachelor’s degree
 At least 3 years’ experience in an IT role required
 IP phone, server, overhead paging, computer maintenance preferred
 Excellent knowledge of Microsoft products
 TAM retail software knowledge preferred
 Self-starter
 Excellent customer service skills
 Excellent personal communication skills
 High sense of urgency and prioritization skills
 Ability to multi-task
 Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Meghan Ladolcetta at

Or please mail to:

Explore & More
300 Gleed Avenue
East Aurora NY 14052

Job Description

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

The Membership Coordinator will be responsible for increasing the number of patrons who visit the Museum as members, in areas of memberships and regular visits.

 Works with the organization’s management team to determine a strategy and develop materi-als and programs to engage both new and existing members
 Works to sign up new members as well as re-sign cancelled members
 Assembles membership packets
 Processes membership applications
 Updates museum membership database, as necessary
 Maintains and nurtures relationships with both new and existing members
 Responds to all member inquiries received by phone, mail, and email in a prompt and courte-ous manner
 Possess in-depth knowledge of membership policy, products, and services
 Maintains member records and data
 Creates a quarterly membership data report to present to the Executive Director
 Coordinates the organization’s efforts to promote and increase membership on site, at the Mu-seum, as well as through community outreach and special events
 Create membership benefit program with reciprocals and local businesses
 Maintain membership events and previews on website
 Assist with production and distribution of membership newsletter
 Additional duties as requested by management

 Bachelor degree in marketing, communications, education or related field preferred
 A passion for the Museum and its mission
 Minimum one year of experience building and maintaining a membership program
 Proven experience with membership development/fundraising in the non-profit field is pre-ferred
 Strong interpersonal skills
 Excellent verbal and written communications skills
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Meghan Ladolcetta at

Or please mail to:

Explore & More
300 Gleed Avenue
East Aurora NY 14052

Job Description

Director of Operations

The Operations and Maintenance Manager will be responsible for overseeing all facets of facilities maintenance, preventative maintenance, installation, and repair at Explore & More Children’s Museum.

 Develops maintenance procedures and ensures implementation
 Carries out inspections of the facility to identify and resolve issues
 Plans and oversees all repair and installation activities
 Executes facilities maintenance and upkeep
 Monitors expenses and control the budget for maintenance
 Manages relationships with contractors and service providers
 Coordinates work performed by outside vendors
 Monitors the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies, and equipment
 Keeps maintenance logs and reports on daily activity
 Trains, schedules, and supervises employees within the maintenance department
 Ensures the facility adheres to best practices and supports a culture of high safety standards
 Assures compliance with all OSHA regulations
 Flexibility in schedule and able to work weekends as needed
 Additional duties as requested by management
 Associate’s Degree preferred; or a degree from a vocational school and/or a Associates Degree in Building Management and Maintenance is required
 A minimum of 5 years of proven experience as a maintenance manager
 Stationary Engineer’s license preferred
 Solid understanding of the technical aspects of plumbing, carpentry, electrical systems, etc.
 Working experience with HVAC systems is required
 A passion for the Museum and its mission
 The ability to interpret blueprints and schematics
 Excellent organization and prioritization skills
 Ability to keep track of and report on activity
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Knowledge of OSHA
 Ability to perform work from ladders, scaffolds, and powered lift platforms as necessary
 Ability to be subject to a variety of physical conditions
Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Meghan Ladolcetta at

Or please mail to:

Explore & More
300 Gleed Avenue
East Aurora NY 14052

The MAP Fund seeks a Program Associate who will provide full-time support to the design and execution of the annual MAP Fund grant cycle and to the continued development of the organization as a whole.


About the MAP Fund

The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States.

MAP awards $1 million in grants to 40 new performance projects annually, selected from open-call submissions of approximately 900 proposals. MAP also operates the Scaffolding for Performing Artists (SPA) program, which offers strategic consulting to individual artists self-producing new works.

MAP is committed to anti-racism, and does not support cultural appropriation, or oppressive project language, structures, or content. A commitment to intersectional anti-racism and anti-ableism is essential to employment at the MAP Fund, and informs all areas of the organization.

Program Associate Areas of Focus

Grant Program (60%)

  • Working in collaboration with the Program Manager to:
    • Shape the language, timelines, and structure of grant cycle materials, including the guidelines and application, applicant support process, reviewer nomination campaign, feedback, and grantee announcement;
    • Directly support applicants and grantees through Zendesk, live information sessions, grant-status notification and feedback processes;
    • Track applicant, grantee, and contractor requirements such as the timely submission of forms, final reports, Letters of Agreement, etc.;
    • Test and maintain online tools such as Submittable, JotForm, WordPress, Mailchimp, etc.
    • Research on special projects.
  • Oversight of the annual grantee announcement, including the creation of grantee web pages and announcement video.
  • Logistical management of the Scaffolding for Performing Arts (SPA) program, including sending and tracking grantee invitations, communication with consultants, and planning participant gatherings.

Communications & Events (25%)

  • Developing a yearly communications plan with goals and metrics;
  • Managing MAP’s communications and networking platforms
    • Managing MAP’s online platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Mailchimp, email, and the website;
    • Ensuring online materials are accessible;
    • Tracking MAP projects throughout their touring, development, and premieres — sharing public events through MAP’s online touring calendar.
  • Planning logistics for MAP events, including:
    • Event catering;
    • Reserving accessible event spaces;
    • Managing attendee logistics.

Organizational Culture and Development (15%)

  • Shared ongoing research around equity, including:
    • Reading materials for internal review and external sharing;
    • Anti-oppressive communications strategies and methods;
    • Researching equity trainings for staff to participate in.
  • Applying iterative learning and data tracking to MAP’s communications and grant cycles;
  • Participating in weekly staff meetings and ongoing staff strategy sessions;
  • Working closely with the Executive Director and Program Manager to ensure that MAP’s language and communications are in line with the program’s strategic long-term planning.

Experience, Qualities and Skills Sought

  • A demonstrated commitment to the principles of radical inclusion in all settings, and an eagerness to engage in dialogue around the issue with colleagues and members of the arts and philanthropy fields;
  • Desire to work within highly collaborative, fluid and/or “start-up” organizational cultures;
  • Strong communication skills, particularly with an eye for detail and/or editing capacity;
  • Experience with planning and facilitating public events for various audiences;
  • Familiarity with or ability to learn management of online platforms (Facebook, Tweetdeck, Instapaper, Mailchimp, WordPress);
  • Familiarity with or ability to learn software essential to MAP’s organizational practices (Asana, Slack, Submittable, G Suite, JotForm, Zendesk);
  • Desire for occasional travel and/or attend evening or weekend events.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ability to work at a laptop or desktop computer for several hours at a stretch

Position Details

Position type: full-time, salaried ($60,000-$65,000 annually)

  • Work will primarily take place at the MAP Fund office on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, with the option of working remotely (may vary week-to-week depending on program activities);
  • Health and Retirement benefits;
  • Stipend for performance tickets;
  • Paid vacation.

How to apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter using this form.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through Monday, November 24, 2018.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nation of origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

NEA Director of States, Regional, and Local Partnerships

Deadline to Apply: October 29, 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts is seeking to fill the position of Director of States, Regional, and Local Partnerships. The Director of States, Regional, and Local Partnerships will serve as the agency’s nationally recognized expert and authority for the State/Regional/Locals (SAA/RAO/LAA) fields in discussions throughout the agency including collaborations with other divisions and discipline directors. Full position description and instructions to apply are available through the USA Jobs website. (Important note: 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.

The Robert H. Jackson Center (, located in Jamestown, New York, is searching for its next leader.  The position description is below.  Please consider applying if you are a strong prospect, and please share this in your networks with others who should be interested in this opportunity.  Applicants should contact the Jackson Center by email, at

The Robert H. Jackson Center

Executive Director Position Description

Position Summary

The Executive Director is the senior executive and public face of the Robert H Jackson Center (Center) and must be able to articulate the Center’s mission, enduring relevance, values, and work. The Executive Director must inspire, guide, and support the Center’s staff, while marshaling its resources to preserve, promote, and advance the legacy of Robert H. Jackson through education, exhibits, and archives.  Reporting to the Board of Directors (Board), the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Center’s staff, programs, fiscal management, fundraising, and execution of its mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising & Communications

Spearhead revenue generating and fundraising activities to support high quality programs, facility, and staff expenses. The Executive Director shall lead these efforts with staff and Board support.

  • Articulate the Center’s mission, importance, goals and impact to various stakeholders including: donors, foundations, partner organizations, Board members, staff, volunteers, and general audiences.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors.
  • Identify organizations and foundations with the potential to provide significant financial support, cultivate the relationships, and oversee proposal submissions.
  • Foster partnerships with academic, legal, government, business, and other non-profit institutions.
  • Work with staff, Board, volunteers, and stakeholders to develop and implement fundraising activities.

Leadership & Management

Ensure, by effective leadership and management, that the day-to-day operations and activities of the Center are efficiently administered and that the organization is fiscally responsible with balanced budgets, attainable revenue projections, and financial stability. Advance the Center’s programmatic excellence. Protect and develop the archives. The Executive Director shall lead these efforts with support from all staff.

  • Establish goals and ensure effective systems to accomplish key objectives in the strategic plan. Track progress, regularly evaluate program components, recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals, and report on these quarterly to the Board.
  • Serve as a trusted steward of all Center finances and assets. Prepare the annual operating and capital budget for approval by the Board. Report quarterly on the operating budget.
  • Oversee all activities associated with the Board, including staffing for all Board and committee meetings, meeting schedules, locations, development of agenda, and meeting materials. Identify, assess, and inform the Board of internal and external issues that affect the Center.
  • Work closely with staff and  Board to ensure that the Center has the necessary human resources to support ongoing and planned programs and fiscal growth plans as they are developed. Establish and maintain open lines of communication with the staff and ensure a level of professionalism and teamwork across the organization.  Supervise, motivate, empower, and delegate appropriate responsibility among staff members.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of educational programs for the general public, academic programs for area educators and schools, and scholarly use of the archives.

The Executive Director’s near-term (12-18 month) priorities include:

  • Develop a deep knowledge of current fundraising, core programs, staff responsibilities, operations, and business plans.
  • Become the face and voice of the Center. Learn about Robert H. Jackson and be able to effectively promote his legacy as well as the Center’s programs and objectives.
  • Develop a multi-year operating budget, including additional staff positions.
  • Develop a multi-year fundraising plan.
  • Develop a strategic plan in partnership with the Board.
  • Lead, manage, and strengthen organizational and program growth.
  • Plan, along with the Board Chair, a Board retreat.
  • Administer the execution of the facility renovations resulting from the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant

Qualifications and Experience

All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Ideally an advanced degree with at least 5 years of senior management and non-profit experience.
  • Track record as an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial fundraiser with measurable results in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors, foundation, government and corporate support, and generating other sources of revenue, and success in launching and completing a capital campaign or similar fundraising initiative.
  • Track record of effectively leading and scaling an organization and staff, including examples of having taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Solid, hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation, and demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • Ability to convey a vision of the Center’s strategic future to staff, Board, volunteers and donors.
  • Ability to assess situations to determine importance, urgency and risks, and to make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteers.
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills.


  • Base compensation based on professional experience and current market rates.
  • Reasonable salary increases based on performance.
  • Potential for bonus based on exceeding fundraising goals.

Job Description: Director of Production and Technology, The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
Status: FT, exempt, not eligible for overtime, flexible schedule
Reports To: Executive Director
Direct Reports: Supervise Union stage calls, others tbd

Duties and Responsibilities include:

• Serve as the production and technical contact for all events held in the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts (RLCA).
• Responsible for the execution of all productions held in the RLCA, working directly with resident community companies and external presenters and promoters to ensure that all events are properly planned and executed from a production standpoint.
• Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of technical part-time staff for Venue Management, including stage hands, sound and light staff, and general production staff (per Local 266 Contract).
• Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of part-time Front of House staff, including House Management staff for all events, and tour staff for theater tours.
• Represent the RLCA’s interests at all times during any production at the RLCA—from load-in to load-out, and ensure that facility policies are being followed.
• Set policies and procedures for show-related activity on the RLCA stage, ensuring the safety and security of all who work and perform in the space.
• Coordinate the load-in, run of show and load-out of all events in the RLCA.
• Provide estimates for technical and production costs for all events at the RLCA as needed.
• Review and submit timesheets for all stage labor for each event to Business Manager, in a timely fashion.
• In coordination with the Director of Marketing, maintain the online production and technical guide utilized by promoters and presenters looking to bring events to the RLCA.
• Responsible for identifying and working with selected vendors to obtain the resources needed for productions at the best possible price.
• Prepare facility maintenance and improvement plans for the RLCA, working with the Executive Director to ensure the ongoing viability of the facility.
• Responsible for the inventory and maintenance of all stage equipment including lights, sound, cabling, rigging system, etc. and identifying equipment to be replaced and/or repaired as needed.
• Set and run Production meetings as needed, for all department heads, 3-4 weeks in advance of each event.
• Act as second point of contact for potential renters of the theater space, reviewing requests, providing labor and cost estimates and conferring with the Executive Director as to whether we’ll move forward.
• Working with off-site IT consultants as needed, research, imagine and realize new and expanded uses of technology in areas of office, production, event management and patron services and oversee and implement the technological needs for those areas.

Qualifications and Experience:
• 10+ years of technical performing arts operations experience plus/and/or a Bachelor’s in related field.
• Thorough knowledge of production systems, including, but not limited to, rigging, audio, visual and light systems.
• Experience with industry best practices in production safety and security.
• Ability to communicate with a wide-variety of individuals.
• Strong overall organizational and communication skills and the ability to apply “creative problem solving” techniques as needed.

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

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

WIVB-TV in Buffalo, NY is seeking a talented and highly motivated graphic artist / motion designer with bold fresh ideas for TV, print, and web. We need you to help guide our team with a creative vision and exceptional design skills.

Click here for more information and to apply. 

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:

Spring/summer applications due by: December 1, 2018 midnight EST
Notification date: via email by February 1, 2019
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: April – September 2019

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:

Spring/summer applications due by: December 1, 2018, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by February 1, 2019
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: April – September 2019

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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