Arts & Culture Career Opportunities

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

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


Employers

If your organization has an open arts and culture position that you would like us to include below, submit the following information to our Communications Manager at “[email protected]

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

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


Jobseekers

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

An integral part of the Albright-Knox’s Publications & Digital Content Department, the Designer designs and produces a wide variety of materials, in both print and digital format, in support of the museum’s brand and activities.

Posted: September 2, 2021
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The Arc Erie County New York has been supporting children and adults with disabilities, and their families in achieving their desired quality of life by creating opportunities through comprehensive services for over 65 years.

This position will conceptualize and execute marketing campaigns including design, layout, and produce a variety of materials for digital, video, print, and social media platforms to support the direction of the organization. 
 
Why Achieve with The Arc Erie County?  We offer a great Benefits & PTO package, excellent work-life balance and career advancement! Apply today and come join our team!

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conveys to donors/funders, families, and the general public the purpose and program of the agency. 
  • Design, layout, and produce a variety of materials for digital and print platforms, including, but not limited to:
    • Program brochures, flyers, booklets, and fact sheets;
    • Agency newsletters;
    • Interior and exterior agency signage;
    • Event promotion posters, invitations, advertisements, and flyers;
    • PowerPoint presentations and other reports for donors/funders
  • Manage and coordinate all Social Media activity across various identified social media platforms;
    1. Produce regular high-quality content across all social media channels;
    2. Monitor and edit public feedback in line with business best practices;
    3. Report all appropriate user metrics to the Director of Advancement.
  • Produce short videos that promote the agency’s vision, mission, programs and activities.
  • Coordinate production of print and other designed materials, including obtaining pricing and quotations from vendors.
  • Coordinate with other Advancement staff for the distribution of marketing materials.
  • Provide consultation and expertise from a designer’s perspective to help develop strong, visually appealing materials that reach appropriate audiences;
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest visual communications/media trends;
  • Help establish visual branding/standards as needed.
  • Assist in the execution of fundraising events and activities as a member of the Advancement Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Posted: October 1, 2021
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Artpark Director of Development and Fundraising will develop innovative strategies to diversify and expand Artpark’s funding base to national level with the focus on major individual, corporate, private foundations, institutional as well as planned giving and major cultivation events. This position will work directly with Artpark curatorial staff, President and Board of Directors supported by existing Development Associate position, marketing and administrative staff. This position will also lead the upcoming capital campaign as the next step in the recently completed Master Plan and Visual Arts Development Strategy.

Position Description

• Investigating and developing giving strategies and opportunities including:
• Managing and increasing individual giving
• Establishing/expanding partnerships with and generating in-kind support from local/regional businesses
• Writing/administering foundation and government grants • Developing an effective planned giving program
• Working directly with Artpark artistic staff to create and execute effective fundraising strategies
• Working directly with the Artpark Board of Directors and others on donor prospect identification, cultivation, and stewardship
• Supporting Board members in executing fundraising events and campaigns
• Extracting and presenting statistical fundraising data for trends and analysis to the President and Board of Directors
• The Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Development & Fundraising Additional duties may include creating online development strategies and utilizing social media/digital tools; coordinating fundraising events; and/or coordinating with/leading volunteer-engaged fundraising initiatives and functions.

The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to be independent in their management of the development department, relieving the Artpark’s President of the responsibility of day-to day management of fundraising.

Posted: October 12, 2021
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Artpark & Company is seeking a Global and a Regional curator to work in partnership on the selection, management and support of artists’ projects integral to the newly established Visual and Public Arts strategy. Both curators will have extensive bandwidth for artistic, funding and marketing capacities.

The Global Curator will be responsible for the discovery of the art outside of the commonly held boundaries of expression, maintaining the global reputation of Artpark as a state for cultural innovation.

The three-year Artpark Visual & Public Arts Plan focuses on the following programmatic agenda: Laboratory, Interaction, Restoration and Wayfinding. Through the development of these programs, we will grow an Artpark that is:

  • a place where arts and a clean environment are accessible to all.
  • a generative laboratory where issues affecting modern society and the environment are made tangible through artistic investigation and expression.
  • an institution promoting joy of human expression, cultural democracy, equity, and inclusion at every level.

Posted: September 24, 2021
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Artpark & Company is seeking a Regional curator to work in partnership with the Global Curator and the President of Artpark on the selection, management, and support of artists’ projects integral to the newly established Visual and Public Arts strategy. Both the Regional and Global curators will have extensive bandwidth for artistic, funding and marketing capacities.

The Regional Curator/Visual Arts Operations Manager will curate regional artists and oversee production, budgeting and maintenance of all new and existing public art works.

The three-year Artpark Visual & Public Arts Plan focuses on the following programmatic agenda: Laboratory, Interaction, Restoration and Wayfinding. Through the development of these programs, we will grow an Artpark that is:

  • a place where arts and a clean environment are accessible to all.
  • a generative laboratory where issues affecting modern society and the environment are made tangible through artistic investigation and expression.
  • an institution promoting joy of human expression, cultural democracy, equity, and inclusion at every level.

Posted: September 24, 2021
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The Development Coordinator position will help the team realize the mission, vision, and values of the organization. The successful candidate is comfortable with diverse audiences, recognizes the transformative power of the arts, and believes art should be accessible to everyone. This position will work closely with Buffalo Arts Studio Executive Director to strengthen the culture of giving and support throughout the Buffalo Arts Studio community. The Development Coordinator is responsible for the management of the development plan, which includes the annual giving campaign, grant applications, and annual fundraiser.

Posted: August 30, 2021
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BCAT is seeking a part time receptionist who is detail oriented, well organized, and can work in a fast paced and changing non‐profit environment to support organizational effectiveness. Core hours for the position are 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 2pm to 6pm. This is an in person, onsite position.

The Receptionist’s primary role is to greet and screen visitors to BCAT. The receptionist is the first point of contact with the public entering the building and must have an inviting, patient and professional personality. The receptionist is expected to be aware of the surroundings and be able to assist and direct visitors and students. The receptionist must be able to quickly learn about BCAT to be a public ambassador as well as answer questions from the public. The ideal candidate will be proactive, observant and prompt.

Posted: October 1, 2021
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The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, a national historic site, education center and tourist destination, is seeking a President and CEO. Created from the vision of extraordinary people: David F. Day, Frederick Law Olmsted, John F. Cowell, Frederick A. Lord, and William A. Burnham, this masterpiece opened in 1900. Located in Buffalo, NY, the Botanical Gardens are full of horticultural treasurers from around the world. Over 140,000 people visit annually to enjoy the amazing architecture and the indoor and outdoor garden sanctuaries. The President and CEO will be an effective leader with the breadth of capabilities to lead the organization’s internal operations, external relationships, and business development. While working closely with the organization’s executive team, the President and CEO will inspire innovation and ensure that the organization’s activities are compliant and in furtherance of its mission. This leader will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and staff to evolve the organization through a $20M expansion into the future. The President and CEO will also play a critical role in fundraising for its strategic expansion plan.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated corporate or not-for-profit business operations and leadership experience, strong financial skills, solid fundraising and relationship building skills, a commitment to valuing diversity, and the ability to act as a catalyst for action and change. Required competencies include: strong leadership orientation, analytical thinking, business acumen, decision making skills, strategic thinking, communication and presentation skills, motivation of others, diplomacy, organization skills, visionary outlook, and political savvy. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and self-directed leader and share the Botanical Garden’s mission of inspiring curiosity and connecting people to the natural world through its historic living museum.

A Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 5-7 years of equivalent senior level leadership experience is required. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft’s Office suite is also required. Prior non-profit work, community service involvement, and board experience is preferred. Also preferred is prior experience working in a public arboretum, botanical garden, or other cultural organization. Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo| Niagara at [email protected]

Posted: October 18, 2021
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Enjoy using your Olmsted parks and want to get more involved? Apply to the Conservancy’s Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks (YPOP) Class of 2022! This program is an enriching journey complete with networking opportunities, community-focused engagement, and unique cultural and volunteer experiences within Buffalo’s Olmsted Park System.

Deadline: November 7, 2021
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This position will provide a range of administrative and support functions to the Finance Department and facility operations
of the 786 Delaware office location; including, but not limited to journal entries, reconciliations, payables, billings and
receivables, and property.

Posted: August 27, 2021
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This position manages all aspects of special events for the BPO, including the Opening Night Gala, Donor Appreciation
Concert, Pops Party, fundraising and cultivation events, corporate receptions, the Recording Arts Society and other events.
Additionally, they will coordinate the invitation design process, manages RSVP’s, and provides general assistance within
department. Attendance at events (nights and weekends) is required.

Posted: August 27, 2021
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ShopCraft is a Buffalo gallery and gift shop featuring 100% Buffalo artisans. We are located in the heart of the Elmwood Village in Buffalo, NY. Our artisans represent a wide array of handmade gifts and art.

ShopCraft is hiring a part-time Creative Associate that has the potential for full-time hours during the holiday season. This position requires availability on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, including evenings.

Posted: October 1, 2021
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Burchfield Penney Art Center is searching for outgoing and friendly individuals to fill part-time positions as Security and Facilities Attendants. Security and Facility Attendants work between 15 to 20 hours per week and must be able to work weekends and evenings.

Responsibilities include ensuring the physical security for protection of people and cultural property of Museum. Perform routine security patrols. Enforce museum’s key and security badge control policy. Monitor and respond to alarms and evacuate when necessary. Report unauthorized activity, vandalism, theft, threats, or unsafe conditions to supervisor. Monitor CCTV equipment. Respectfully enforce all museum policies to visitors and staff. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Required qualifications: excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, engaging and friendly personality, and a flexible schedule. Prior museum experience a plus.

Send a résumé, list of three references, and a letter of application to [email protected] EOE/AA.

Posted: October 1, 2021
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Here’s your chance to work with the coolest museum around—The Museum of Private Collections. As Collecteurs’ Art Data Specialist Intern, you’ll gain invaluable behind-the-scenes experience in the operation of a 21st-century museum as well as insider knowledge about the art market as a whole. This is a 3-month Internship.

Do you want to…

  • take part in creating a more equitable ecosystem for artists to present their works?
  • become a master at discerning the differences between artworks based on medium?
  • find out what’s so special about the world’s leading galleries?
  • discover the latest happenings in the art market?
  • learn the ins and outs of running both a digital museum and an online academy?

What you’ll be expected to do

  • Gather accurate and verifiable biographical information about both current and past artists, art initiatives, art movements, etc.
  • Manage the compilation, organization, categorization, and tagging of data pertaining to artists, artworks, galleries, and private collections
  • Assist with Collecteurs Academy’s operations as needed
  • Contribute fresh ideas for Collecteurs’ website and social media channels

This position might be the right fit for you if…

  • You’re able to express yourself effectively in English (both written and verbally)
  • You are comfortable creating original content and editing
  • You have a keen interest in the art world
  • You are an artist at heart and/or want to see artists succeed
  • You are enthusiastic about learning new things and seeking innovation

Compensation & perks

  • Fair financial compensation based on time commitment and output (amount TBD pending the interview)
  • Free access to courses via Collecteurs Academy
  • In-depth knowledge about the art world you won’t learn anywhere else
  • Option to join the Collecteurs team long-term (depending on performance)

Current students applying for the position: Please note that Collecteurs will be able to provide an internship completion letter per the requirements of your school and/or department.

Posted: October 27, 2021
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The Arts Residency Program Assistant will play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, located eight miles east of downtown Ithaca, New York.

Founded in 1995, Saltonstall is a small not-for-profit organization serving New York State artists and writers with free, stipend-supported residencies, low-cost retreat space, and various literary and exhibition opportunities throughout the year.

The residency consists of six unique one-bedroom suites and studios housed in two contemporary buildings. In 2020-2021, a portion of the studio building was renovated, and a new addition was built which provides accessible accommodations, studio space, and kitchen. The Foundation’s office is also located on the property, which includes 200 acres of varied natural habitats.

Deadline: November 5, 2021
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The Audience Services Manager (ASM) is responsible for the efficient management of all facets and activities of the Box Office. The ASM oversees day-to-day operations of the ticketing process from daily sales and season ticket management to scheduling and management of Box Office staff with the approval of the General Manager. The ASM is responsible for programming and monitoring the theatre’s ticketing system, sales tracking, and ticketing account management and fulfillment. The ASM maintains all sales records and works with the General Manager and Director of Marketing to streamline and improve Box Office management.

The ASM will source candidates for Group Sales, leading all communication and fulfilling such orders. The ASM is responsible for Student Matinee sales and tracking, and outreach to educators. The ASM works with Marketing and Development to source new patron outlets and income streams, and efficiently manage such relationships and sales.

Posted: October 12, 2021
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There are ample opportunities to volunteer at the Martin House, including volunteer docents, gardeners, special events, museum store, and office support. Complete their online form to join the volunteer corp.

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

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Overview: The staff of the Niagara County Historical Society achieves its goals through recruitment, training, and direction. We also work cooperatively with other organizations to accomplish our goals. Staff are hired with a job description and well defined reporting responsibilities, they are required to be flexible in both. Staff is sometimes asked to perform as part of a project team or task force, where their reporting responsibility and work requirements may be different from, while related to, their basic position description. Senior staff works to identify and nourish the unique strengths and interests each person brings with them to their position here.

Summary of Position: Seeking a well-organized individual with advanced computer skills. Have the ability to update all social media accounts, refresh the website, send out press information, create the newsletter, write and send e-blasts. Knowledge with website and video software. Must have experience using video equipment (camera, lights, and microphone) and editing software. Must be friendly, able to greet visitors and assist in the gift shop if needed. Must display good telephone and research skills. This is an 18-20 hour part-time position open to adults, it has flexible hours but must be a shift of six hours minimum per work day. It will require working in a shared office.

Posted: October 26, 2021
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Rockefeller Arts Center has just received approval to search for and hire a half-time Events Coordinator. The official vacancy announcement can be found here. We are aiming to fill the position as soon as possible; hopefully sometime during the month of November. We hope to appoint someone through the end of August, 2022. The annualized salary that has been budgeted is $25,000. Health insurance and other benefits are included. The work schedule will be flexible and variable, with evening and weekend work required.

This position reports to the Director of Rockefeller Arts Center and is responsible for supervising front-of-house services for over 130 events annually in the four performance venues in the complex (King Concert Hall, Marvel Theatre, Bartlett Theatre and the Merrins Dance Theatre). Functions supervised include greeting, coat check, ticket taking, distributing printed programs, showing patrons to their seats, answering patron questions and conducting beverage and show-related merchandise sales.

The position recruits, trains, and supervises and evaluates approximately 12-18 student house managers and assistant house managers and an 80-member volunteer usher corps made up of students and community residents, ensuring audience comfort and safety in compliance with ADA guidelines, the New York State Fire Code and any applicable Covid-19 protocols.

Many of our previous house managers and assistant house managers (students on hourly pay) and many of our volunteer student ushers graduated during the pandemic, so we need to rebuild our cadre of these students almost from scratch. We hope that this position will continue in some form after the initial appointment of approximately one year.

Posted: October 27, 2021
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Working as part of Roswell Park’s Creative Arts Team, the Resident Artist develops and facilitates visual arts and crafts activities directed at patients, caregivers, and staff for individuals and small groups. Apply by November 2.

Posted: October 15, 2021
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The Executive Director is a full-time, exempt position with health benefits, paid time off and holidays.  They are responsible for the administration of the NACC, reports to a volunteer Board of Directors, and provides leadership and overall management of the NACC’s daily operations. The Executive Director must adhere to the NACC’s mission, values, policies, and practices to achieve program and financial goals. 

The successful candidate must have a proven track record of effective leadership and growth of an organization with the ability to transition it from grassroots status to a level of professionalism that will secure its future for years to come. Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience are required.  Creative problem solving with excellent organizational skills to set and achieve strategic objectives within a budget are essential.  The candidate must have strong written, and oral communication skills with an understanding of the non-profit model, grant administration and the ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and community entities are mandatory.

The Executive Director is currently supported by 3 full-time and seven part-time positions, along with additional per diem and seasonal staff as needed.

Posted: October 12, 2021
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Young Audiences seeks a Youth Services Facilitator to serve as the lead facilitator for two major Young Audiences programs: ArtWorks (a workforce development initiative where youth get paid to create) and Young Generations (a partnership with Erie County System of Care). The Youth Services Facilitator will be highly organized and detail-oriented and a strong relationship builder who is flexible to the needs of the youth participating in the program(s).

Posted: September 10, 2021
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Last updated October 27, 2021