Arts & Culture Career Opportunities

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 info@asiwny.org:

  • 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.

19 IDEAS is a New York State Woman-Owned Business that brings a creative approach to marketing and communications. It’s work with purpose. The company was established in 2011 by Katie Krawczyk with the intent of working with like-minded clients who have a passion about their work and whose mission helps advance the community. Today, 19 IDEAS is a full-service agency, offering creative solutions in the fields of marketing, public relations, design, and web and software development.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: 19ideas.com/careers
Posted: June 2019

The Advocacy Institute is committed to supporting the legislative advocacy of social justice and movement-building organizations in New York City and State. The organization develops talent, builds networks, and provides tools and information to support successful legislative advocacy. It produces powerful trainings, creative visual aids, and cutting-edge, interactive resources making it possible for organizations to become self-reliant in navigating key government contacts.

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Apply: hi.advocacy-institute.org/careers
Posted: June 2019

Diversity in Arts Leadership, 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.

Location: Des Moines, IA
Apply: americansforthearts.org
Posted: June 2019

Artpark & Company, Inc., an independent not-for-profit organization established in 1997 to carry out the park’s original mission as a cultural institution in partnership with the Western New York office of the New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, is seeking to hire a full-time Development Associate. The Development Associate is a member of Artpark & Company administrative team. The position is responsible for supporting all fundraising database management and research efforts including prospect and patron research, activity tracking and data reporting needs. This role will include implementation and management of newly acquired Raiser’s Edge NXT donor management system. In addition, the position will support a wide variety of other fundraising aspects of the organization as needed. A successful Development Associate is highly organized, proactive, excellent at follow-through, skilled at database management and possesses a high level of computer competency.

Location: Lewiston, NY
Apply: artpark.net
Posted: June 2019

The Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park (BECNMP) is seeking seasonal part-time educators to lead educational programming during youth encampments. For ten weekends in the spring and ten weekends in the fall, the BECNMP hosts overnight encampments for up to 250 young people.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Deadline to apply: August 28, 2019
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The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: buffalogarden.com
Posted: June 2019

The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology Center (BCAT) is seeking a part-time visual arts teaching artist to work on-site and off-site with school students in a visual arts workshop setting. The successful candidate will develop, coordinate, and implement age appropriate projects, and will have experience and enthusiasm for working with youth and a passion for their own art.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: August 8, 2019
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The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology Center (BCAT) is seeking a part-time theatre arts teaching artist to work on-site and off-site with school students in a theatre arts workshop setting. The successful candidate will develop, coordinate, and implement age appropriate projects, and will have experience and enthusiasm for working with youth and a passion for their own art.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: August 8, 2019
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The Buffalo History Museum seeks an Education Coordinator to serve as a key member of the Guest Experience Team. The Education Coordinator leads the education offerings at the Museum, including school tours, homeschool programs, and outreach in the community, and provides support to the Program and Engagement Manager. The ideal candidate will have experience developing social studies curriculum, have knowledge of current classroom education and museum education theories, and be able to talk to a diverse audience.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: buffalohistory.org
Posted: June 12, 2019

The Buffalo History Museum seeks a Volunteer Coordinator to serve as a key member of the Guest Experience Team. The Volunteer Coordinator leads the Volunteer Committee in the development and implementation of recruitment and training programs, coordination of volunteer scheduling, and organization of volunteer enrichment and events. The Volunteer Coordinator provides administrative support for the Volunteer Program, which includes tracking volunteer hours and database management. This is a part-time position, with approximately 20 hours per week. As part of the Guest Experience Team, they will also provide support to program and education initiatives.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: buffalohistory.org
Posted: June 12, 2019

Docents advance the educational mission of the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village by conducting tours and providing educational programs for the general public, including children, adults, students, and families. Utilizing the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling, the docent encourages visitors to explore the Museum and Heritage Village. Docents also assist in the development of educational programs and help to conduct special activities for visitors.

Location: Amherst, NY
Apply: volunteers@bnhv.org
Posted: June 24, 2019

The Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus program includes two choirs: the Concert Choir (grades 3-7) and the Chamber Choir (grades 8-12). BNYC is composed of approximately 50 singers, ages 8-18 who come from school districts and private schools from all over Western New York.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: bnchoirs.org
Posted: June 2019

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is hiring a part-time patron services representative for its Box Office team. Candidates are responsible for completing ticket and subscription sales, contacting patrons regarding their accounts, processing payments, and acting as official representatives for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Applicants should have at least two years of customer service experience, have a team-oriented attitude, be well-versed in Microsoft applications, and possess an interest in the local arts community. Job is approximately 20 hours a week, depending on concert schedule. Flexible availability, including weekends and evenings, is required. Part-time. $11.10 per hour.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: August 23 2019
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A docent is a well-trained volunteer who guides visitors through museum exhibitions. They are guides, teachers, art enthusiasts, and a link between the public and the museum. Docents prepare for and present tours to groups from schools and the community. They enrich the visitor’s museum experience, engage their interest, and develop art appreciation in the audience. Docents have a very important and highly valued role at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, helping visitors discover art in a new and exciting way.

Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: June 2019

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet seeks a dynamic and experienced ballet instructor for our upcoming school year beginning September 2019. This position involves teaching classical ballet technique as well as choreographing for the annual student production. Must be able to teach all levels, including pointe and variations. Required skills include a thorough knowledge of classical ballet technique and ballet pedagogy for students ranging in age from elementary school through high school.

Location: Jamestown, NY
Apply: Elizabeth Bush / Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet / 21 East 3rd Street / Jamestown, NY 14701 (resume, cover letter, + 3 references)
Posted: June 2019

The Associate Vice President (AVP) is a member of the Giving Strategies Team and reports to the Executive Vice President. The position will have overall operational responsibility for the Foundation’s giving strategies efforts to build the client base of the Foundation and ensure that excellent service is provided to clients. Responsibilities also include overseeing daily management of the six-person function team, ensuring processes and technologies are efficient and utilized effectively, as well as managing a small portfolio of clients/prospective clients. This AVP role is primarily designed to focus internally with approximately one third of the time focused externally.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: cfgb.org
Posted: June 2019

The Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer (CFO/CAO) reports to the President/CEO and will lead the Finance function of the Community Foundation as well as the Operations function. The CFO/CAO will play a critical role in facilitating the Community Foundation’s Organization Design Team (ODT), which serves as the senior leadership team, in setting strategic priorities and driving organizational capacity-building decisions. The CFO/CAO will support the Community Foundation in the areas of finance and operations function.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: cfgb.org
Posted: June 2019

The Coordinator of Grants and Program Administration assists in the coordination and administration of grants for the Department of Environment and Planning; prepares and reviews budgets for grant applications; reviews programmatic and budget information in department to ensure they meet state and/or national objectives; prepares and maintains appropriate financial reports and records on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis as required by grantor and county; ensures regulatory compliance in regards to grants financial management; supervises accounting staff; assists the Community Planning Coordinator in the day-to-day administration and management of the program; assists in providing expertise in the areas of project financing and Federal grant procedures for housing program; develops audit implementation plans in response to findings and recommendations of audits and grantee monitoring reports; and develops procedures manual for maintenance of revolving loan database and reconciliation with SFG loans receivable accounts.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: July 26, 2019
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Fractured Atlas, the largest association of artists in the U.S., is looking for an inbound marketer to own the majority of the marketing funnel for the company. The job entails being in charge of attracting site traffic, converting that traffic into new leads for the business, and then nurturing to close those leads into customers.

Location: remote
Posted: June 2019

The Executive Director is the community leader and lead spokesperson of the Graycliff Conservancy and the Administrator over the Graycliff Estate, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece commissioned by Darwin and Isabelle Martin in 1926 as a summer home and retreat for Isabelle Martin. The estate, ancillary buildings and grounds cover an 8.5-acre footprint and rest on the cliffs of Lake Erie overlooking the shoreline of southern Ontario and the skyline of Buffalo, NY. Well regarded for its aspect as a manifestation in stone of the natural environment and waters framing it, Graycliff represents a pivotal development in Frank Lloyd Wright’s career where many of his foundational ideas of architecture and landscape were realized and set the tone for his further expression of this organic design ideal in the later masterpieces of his career.

Location: Derby, NY
Apply: jbaldo@graycliffestate.org (resume)
Posted: June 2019

Box office associates will assist the audience services manager on days that Irish Classical Theatre Company has a performance, with tasks involving ticket sales and will-call management. The box office associate will create a welcoming environment for ICTC patrons, providing a high level of customer service at all times. Approximately 15-20 hours/week, during the run of a play only. Must be available to work evenings and weekends. Please email letter of intent and resume to General Manager Elizabeth Paladino at elizabeth@irishclassical.com.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Deadline to apply: September 6, 2019

Responsible for supporting fundraising efforts, community initiatives, and social media posts to increase awareness in the community, as well as for helping implement and create new projects to support and enhance the mission of providing peace to pediatric patients, families, and caregivers through art, music and programming. This position requires strong organizational skills, fundraising, experience, involvement within the Western New York community, passion for the J. R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, and commitment to teamwork.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: ochbuffalo.org
Posted: June 2019

The building services assistant helps with administrative details at Kleinhans Music Hall. This position entails working and assisting every department to ensure exemplary quality of service for clients.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: August 7, 2019
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The Medaille College Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, housed within the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, seeks part-time faculty members who are able to teach College Writing, Advanced College Writing, Business Writing, ESL courses, or a combination of the above. Evidence of successful college-level teaching and a minimum of a Master’s degree in the appropriate discipline are required for consideration. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD in the appropriate discipline, TESOL Certification, and/or experience in Accelerated Learning Programs.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: July 15, 2019

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The Neglia Conservatory of Ballet is seeking an assistant to provide support with administrative tasks, student registration, enrollment, attendance, invoicing, and communications. The conservatory assistant will also provide backstage support during various performances, and will assist with the five-week Summer Intensive program in July.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: July 19, 2019
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The History Center is seeking a well-organized individual with advanced computer skills. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. This person must have the ability to update all social media accounts, refresh website content, send out press information, create the newsletter, and write and send e-blasts. Experience with Microsoft Office, Publisher, and WordPress preferred.  Must be friendly, able to greet visitors, and assist in the gift shop if needed. Must display good telephone and research skills. This is a 14-hour part-time position open to adults. It has flexible hours but shifts must be at least four hours per workday. It will require working in a shared office.

Location: Lockport, NY
Posted: September 20, 2019
Learn more: melissa@niagarahistory.org

The Niagara Falls International Film Festival is looking for enthusiastic and creative-minded individuals to help build the NFIFF into a world-class festival. The Executive Assistant position includes doing follow-ups, setting up sponsor meetings, clerical work, letter-writing, seeking industry partners, overseeing social media and public relations, and more.

Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Apply: bcowell@thebnff.com (cover letter + resume)
Posted: June 24, 2019

The Niagara Film International Film Festival (NFIFF) is looking for friendly and enthusiastic people with a passion for film to volunteer for its upcoming season. The NFIFF relies greatly on volunteers in order to keep everything running smoothly before, during, and after the event. As a charitable, cultural, and educational organization, the NFIFF is servicing Western New York by providing and encouraging opportunities for filmmakers, film enthusiasts, and arts appreciators in a non-commercial atmosphere.

Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: July 26, 2019
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Paint Nite hosts drinking and painting parties at bars, pubs, and restaurants across 100 cities worldwide. 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.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: jennifer.russo@paintnite.com (cover letter, 2-3 photos of your work, resume/link to website, + contact info)
Posted: June 2019

Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) was established in 2008. Built on the more than 30-year history of our predecessor organizations, the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier and the Preservation Coalition of Erie County, PBN is committed to bringing resources and results that ensure that our historic places thrive for generations to come.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: preservationbuffaloniagara.org
Posted: June 2019

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.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: justin@queencityfinearts.com (resume + cover letter)
Posted: June 2019

Saratoga Arts’ Education Coordinator is an integral part of the Saratoga Arts team and helps coordinate nearly 100 classes and workshops annually; manages the organization’s 10-week, 5-program summer camp; assists in the development and implementation of professional development opportunities for artists; and works closely with the Saratoga Arts team to develop new and engaging programs for our constituents.

Location: Saratoga, NY
Posted: July 15, 2019
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Shea’s Performing Arts Center seeks an experienced program coordinator to arrange and track multiple simultaneous arts residencies across Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. The arts engagement coordinator will provide support to Shea’s teaching artists, arrange production-related engagement events, identify relevant funding opportunities, maintain program-related data, and perform other duties as assigned.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Deadline to apply: September 10, 2019
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The Director of Marketing and Communications will manage all facets of marketing and public relations for Shea’s. This includes the strategic planning of marketing and audience development campaigns to achieve the financial goals for performances at all three campus venues. This position will mentor and supervise the performance of a five-person team—including a Marketing and Communications Manager; Group and Box Sales; Associate Marketing Manager of PR and Content Strategy; Marketing Associate; and Junior Graphic Designer and Website Specialist. This team is responsible for reaching revenue, attendance, and publicity goals for all performances and public-facing activities on the Shea’s campus. The Director of Marketing and Communications will also be responsible for creating a culture of customer service, positive working relationships, and marketing support for all departments within Shea’s operations. This position will have primary control of Shea’s brand management and will oversee all audience and market research activities. Financial accountability will be expected through oversight of expense and revenue budgets and shared responsibility for setting prices.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: artsconsulting.com
Posted: June 2019

Reporting to and working closely with the President, the newly created and evolving position of General Manager (GM) will collaborate with the Leadership Team to promote Shea’s success and creative growth. This includes the vibrancy of its programs, operations, facilities, financial sustainability, and local and national impact. This individual will assist the President and Leadership Team in producing, fundraising activities, creating development strategies for specific projects, and implementing action plans that deepen relationships in all segments of the community. The GM, as directed by the President, will effectively manage specific strategic partnerships and the supervision and development of human resources with the Vice President of Finance and Administration. This individual will be an active community member who will help build visibility and financial support for Shea’s by working with the President, senior management team, board and staff members, other arts organizations, and community members to fulfill the organization’s mission.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: artsconsulting.com
Posted: June 2019

Springville Center for the Arts is a rural multi-arts center located in Western New York. Typical programming includes theater productions, concerts, workshops for all ages, and gallery exhibits.

Location: Springville, NY
Apply: springvillearts.org
Posted: June 2019

Squeaky Wheel is seeking a dedicated media arts instructor for Buffalo Youth Media Institute, an out-of-school program designed for high school students living in Buffalo. Candidates should have a background in professional media arts, as well as teaching experience in camera operations, audio recording, video editing, audio mixing, graphic design, and animation.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Deadline to apply: August 23, 2019; 5 PM
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The Steel Plant Museum of Western New York was formed in 1984. Its mission is to preserve the history of the steel industry in Western New York through collecting, studying, and interpreting artifacts and archives that reflect our industrial past, present, and future. The curator is responsible for managing the museum’s collection of artifacts and archives as prescribed by the museum’s collections management policy in accordance with New York State Board of Regents, regional, state, and national museum standards.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: August 23, 2019
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The University at Buffalo Arts Management Program welcomes applications for a part-time, temporary adjunct position to teach Introduction to Business I to arts management students. The course is expected to cover the following topics: business models, accounting, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, and financial forecasting and strategy. The instructor should be prepared to investigate these topics in both profit and not-for-profit environments with a specific focus on arts and cultural organizations.

Location: Amherst, NY
Apply: ubjobs.buffalo.edu
Posted: June 13, 2019

The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site is seeking a part-time or temporary project archivist to coordinate and execute the arrangement and description of the museum’s institutional archives. This is an assignment position with a fulfillment period of approximately three to four months.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: August 9, 2019
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The mission of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is to reveal authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls and to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum operating every Tuesday through Sunday. It offers self-guided tours, facilitated guided tours, school field trips, and numerous public programs throughout the year. The Visitor Experience team is the public face and front line staff for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. This role has three essential functions: to guide visitors and interpret history; to assist visitors in a professional manner; and to support the museum through administrative tasks.

Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Apply: niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org
Posted: June 2019

The mission of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is to reveal authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls and to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum operating every Tuesday through Sunday. It offers self-guided tours, facilitated guided tours, school field trips, and numerous public programs throughout the year. The Visitor Services Manager helps ensure the smooth administration and operation of the Heritage Center. This role has four essential functions: to manage the daily operations of the museum; to manage the museum shop; to account for daily financial transactions; and to function as an historic interpreter as a member of the Visitor Experience Team.

Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Apply: niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org
Posted: June 2019

The Valley Community Association is a nonprofit, multi-faceted human service agency that provides services and programs to the residents of the Buffalo River Community. Services include child care, youth programs, senior citizen activities, family support services, and neighborhood beautification projects. The Valley’s nationally recognized “Striving For Excellence” After-School Program is seeking a part-time art instructor for the 2019-20 school year.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: August 5, 2019
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The Western New York Resistance Revival Chorus is seeking a dynamic activist-minded woman or woman-identifying person to serve as Musical Director, and to lead and musically nurture this established group of singers with varying musical abilities but a collective love of singing out in resistance. Must be able to develop and teach simple harmonies to selected songs. Wednesday evening availability is a must (Approximately 2x per month) as well as willingness to lead the group at varying events as needed.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: resistrevivalwny@gmail.com (letter of introduction + experience)
Posted: June 2019

The Director of External Affairs is responsible for developing and executing the WNY Women’s Foundation’s communications and marketing strategies while planning and executing all fundraising and externally-facing events. The director works with staff and board committees to develop, design, and implement communication content, leading to development of new donors, engagement and recognition of current donors, and community brand awareness. This role also works with staff and committees to plan and execute all events to raise funds for the foundation and awareness for the work done by the organization.

Deadline to apply: August 19, 2019
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Young Audiences is the leading arts-in-education organization in the eight counties of Western New York. It accomplishes its mission through working with professional artists to engage young people in creative learning opportunities so that they might become extraordinary adults. A sustainable and growing nonprofit organization, it celebrated 50 years of service in 2013 and is one of 32 affiliates in 23 states. It provides programming in schools and community centers in the visual, literary, media, and performing arts in multi-year long-term collaborations, residencies, and workshops. A key strategy and growth area is working with young people living in geographically remote communities and/or in poverty as well as those most at risk of educational failure due to addictions, mental health issues, development disabilities and/or involvement with the juvenile justice system.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Apply: yawny.org
Posted: June 11, 2019