Careers 2017-08-01T11:04:06+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:

The Irish Classical Theatre Company is looking to fill the position of Part-Time Development/Administrative Assistant immediately. The Assistant will provide administrative support to the Director of Development and the Director of Marketing.

Read the full job description here.

A successful candidate would be and organized, detail-oriented person who is a strong relationship builder and comfortable spending most of their time at a desk while supporting a small team that has a big impact across Western New York. The Program Coordinator serves as a liaison between artists, ensembles, and the schools to schedule workshops and performances, oversee receivables, and general office coordination.

View the complete job listing here.

The Buffalo Zoo is seeking a dynamic, energetic, experienced and polished Director of Development to lead the Zoo’s fundraising and external relations programs. To apply, please send resume and cover letter in Word document or PDF by email to: by August 11, 2017. No telephone calls please.

Buffalo Zoo – Director of Development Job Posting 2017

Marketing & Communications Manager

The National Comedy Center, the first national-scale non-profit cultural institution and visitor experience dedicated to comedy, is seeking a Marketing & Communications Manager. The National Comedy Center is open to a remote employment arrangement.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing & Communications Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive and integrated marketing, public relations and communications program designed to support, enhance and communicate organizational priorities and to strengthen awareness of the National Comedy Center brand. This will include the development of collateral and media materials, media and community relations, web content, corporate sponsorships, and other creative and strategic communications products.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive and self-motivated relationship builder with experience building brands and working collaboratively with external agencies as needed. Experience with destination marketing is strongly preferred.

The National Comedy Center honors the art form and its legendary contributors with its interactive exhibit experience, celebrates the best of contemporary comedy with its programming, and cultivates the comedic arts with professional development and support for artists. Under construction now in Jamestown, NY, the National Comedy Center embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for her hometown to become a destination for the celebration of comedy.

The visitor experience, projected to open in 2018, has been designed by renowned creative firms Jack Rouse Associates and Cortina Productions, and interactive specialist Local Projects (winner of the Cannes International Creativity Award for work on the 9/11 Memorial Museum). It is backed by a public-private partnership including private foundations and individuals, as well as New York State Empire State Development and the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council.

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in marketing and/or public relations / communications; experience with destination/tourism marketing strongly preferred
  • Passion for comedy and the NCC mission
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, the entertainment industry a plus
  • Persuasive marketer and communicator with substantial writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online media
  • Experience with major brand development and management preferred
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative working style
  • High energy, optimistic and innovative

Qualified candidates may submit resume and cover letter to Jenna Regan, Senior Search Consultant with Performance Management Partners, Inc.:

For more information on the National Comedy Center, please visit

Program and Engagement Assistant 

The Program and Engagement Assistant serves as one of the first points of contact for The Buffalo History Museum and should be friendly, welcoming, engaging, and pleasant. This position provides both educational and logistical support to the Program and Engagement Coordinator and professional support to the overall mission of The Buffalo History Museum. Contributes to a positive and professional work environment. Presents a positive and professional image and acts as an excellent goodwill ambassador for the department and the Museum.
Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in education and/or the humanities (History, Social Studies preferred). Knowledge of NYS Social Studies Standards. Superior written and oral communications skills for diverse audiences. Superior attention to detail and ability to comply with schedules/deadlines. Ability to work as team member/leader with minimal supervision.

Proficient in Office 2010 software (including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Clean driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Physical ability to lift up to 40lbs (chairs, tables, artifacts, and supplies). Must be comfortable with light manual labor, both indoors and outdoors. Confidence in engaging with children, school groups, seniors, and volunteers. Knowledge of museum education theory and informal education theory. Flexibility to work days, evenings, weekends, special events and holidays. Substitute for Program & Engagement Coordinator when necessary and assist in day to day production and delivery of programs.

Please prepare a cover letter and resume in one PDF document. Write in subject bar: “Last name, First name – Education.”

Send submissions to Robert deGuehery, at by Friday, July 15. No phone calls.

30 hours
Part Time/ Hourly

The Development Associate will work in concert with the Director of Development and is responsible for planning and implementing the Burchfield Penney Art Center (BPAC) fundraising events, membership program, annual appeal and overseeing the Raiser’s Edge database.

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The Marketing and Development Coordinator creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, online fundraising, grant solicitation, third party fundraisers and event management. Coordinator also promotes danceability through marketing efforts.

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

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The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology is seeking to fill the position of Administrative Office Assistant. We are looking for someone who is highly detail oriented, a proactive thinker, well organized, and can work in a fast paced and changing non-profit environment in order to ensure organizational effectiveness.

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Assist in the creation and dissemination of marketing communications to our constituents and public through a variety of channels to further their awareness and support for our mission.

Requirements: Must live in eastern Niagara County, be enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year post-secondary school, OR attending Niagara University or Niagara County Community College.

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Explore & More Children’s Museum is seeking an experienced operations & accounting manager to run business operations for its location in East Aurora, New York and future home in downtown Buffalo at Canalside.

This dynamic accounting and operations professional must be highly organized with excellent customer service skills and the ability to meet a full range of operational responsibilities during a time of change, growth & relocation.

Explore & More – Operations & Accounting Manager


Evening program assistant will be in charge of all administration interaction between families, volunteers and the danceability office during class hours. Evening office duties, including, but not limited to answering phones, accepting tuition & communicating with families.


Have steelworkers in your family? Remember the days when Buffalo was an industrial powerhouse? Looking for a way to give back to the community? Consider joining the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York’s leadership team!
We currently have two Director positions and a Recording Secretary position open, and we are seeking candidates for these volunteer opportunities.
No non-profit experience required—we will happily mentor and train any successful candidates! We are looking for passionate, motivated, and active community members who want to help us preserve the history of the steel industry in Western New York.
If interested, please contact the museum at (716) 821-9361 or by email at for more information.

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

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