Careers 2019-02-12T16:17:15+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

Team Administrator – Ensure administrative and logistical works are consistently excellent (apply).

  • Engagement Manager – Run digital engagement and project manage our programs (apply).
  • Software Developer – Build better databases, interactive maps and digital tools (applications open Jan 20).”

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!

Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus- Business Manager (Part Time)

View the job posting: Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus business manager

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 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.

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.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House: Executive Assistant

The Martin House has a full-time opportunity for a highly motivated executive / administrative
assistant. The ideal candidate will be driven, self-motivated and possess strong MS Office skills
accompanied with exceptional communication, organizational and customer service skills. This
individual must be able to work diligently and effectively in a fast-paced environment that
requires the ability to multi-task while maintaining a professionalism at all times.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

· Associates degree; Bachelors preferred

· 5 years administrative office experience; executive administrative experience preferred

· Excellent skills and knowledge in all Microsoft Office computer applications
Proactive, anticipation
· Knowledge of personal computer and conferencing equipment
· Ability to establish working relationships with a diverse population
· Ability to prioritize work assignments
· Preparation & set-up for meeting presentations and minutes
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Strong organizational skills
· Strong interpersonal skills

Please submit your cover letter/resume including salary requirements to:

The Martin House is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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

The Niagara History Center is now accepting applications to fill a paid student intern position funded by the Grigg Lewis Foundation Workership Program at the museum this summer.

The grant will support the student position of a registrar assistant. The staff member will work from mid May to mid-August, from 9 a. m. – 5 p.m. daily.

The registrar assistant will be supervised by the curator and executive director and will work at the 215 Niagara St. museum complex and Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., both in Lockport.

This person must have good organizational skills, Microsoft Office program knowledge and aptitude for customer relations. This individual should also be highly motivated, have phone and customer relations skills, and multi-tasking abilities. The registrar will need to learn Erie Canal history to assist the education curator with school tours of the Flight of Five Locks on site, In addition, the candidate will need to learn the History Center’s Past-Perfect museum software.

The position will also include light housekeeping and assisting with moving light objects, such as books and artifacts, writing, filing, copying and working in the museum gift shop.

Summer is particularly busy at the History Center, with many additional visitors and research requests. The position will enable staff to be more responsive to visitor’s needs. The diversity of duties and skills in our non-profit museum setting offers students many new learning experiences.

Eligible applicants must be students currently attending college and must be residents of Eastern Niagara County. This geographic area includes Lockport, Newfane, Gasport, Sanborn, Cambria, Wilson, Ransomville, Wheatfield, Royalton, Hartland, Barker, Pendleton, Middleport and Somerset. Students living outside of Eastern Niagara County, but enrolled at Niagara University or Niagara Community College are also eligible to apply.

Applicants cannot be a close relative of a History Center staff or Board member.

Interested students should contact the History Center for an application at (716) 434-7433 or email

The Grigg Lewis Workerships are intended to provide financial assistance to local college students, allow institutions to expand summer programs and provide meaningful summer experiences to participating students.

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:

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

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.

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!

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.

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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