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.


If your organization has an open arts and culture position that you would like us to include below, submit the following information to

  • 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.


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

The partnership of Lord Cultural Resources and the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is accepting letters of interest (LOI) for Fellowship 2020, a new initiative for Black Americans in Museums, Arts, and Cultural Spaces. Fellowship 2020 for Black Americans in Museums, Arts, and Cultural Spaces brings together talented African/Black American emerging leaders based on their leadership promise and work in museums, visual arts, and other cultural spaces. Fellowship 2020 addresses unconscious and conscious bias by offering museum professionals from the African American community a paid 1-year opportunity to work with Lord Cultural Resources, the Association of African American Museums and partner cultural institutions to foster sustainable change in arts and cultural spaces.

Deadline: September 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm
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Assembly House 150 is accepting applications for its SACRA (Society for the Advancement of Construction Related Arts) program. A 12-week work-study training in carpentry and woodworking, SACRA provides skill-building, work readiness, and job placement services. Participants can earn money while learning construction skills under the instruction of highly talented craftsmen and tradespeople. For more information call 716-560-8170 or email Tyler Heath at

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: August 8, 2020
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The Buffalo History Museum is seeking a Development Officer to lead the planning and execution of the museum’s individual donor, corporate
giving and major gifts programs as established in the Museum’s annual development plan. The Development Officer will possess the ability to see the big picture while supporting the detail-oriented, systems-based management of the resource development program. The Development Officer works closely with the Director of Advancement, Executive Director, Board of Managers, volunteers and staff, providing leadership for the fund development program. They serve as a thought partner to the Director of Advancement, supporting daily departmental operations and assisting with setting annual resource development goals as well as long term strategies.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Deadline: September 25, 2020
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The Dean is the academic leader of the newly formed School of Arts and Sciences at Buffalo State College.  As chief advocate for the School, the A&S Dean promotes its goals, leads its development, and addresses its mission of transforming student lives through rigorous scholarship, artistic expression, and engaged global citizenship. The Dean is a person of vision and leadership who promotes strong working relationships and a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service within an inclusive learning environment.

Deadline: October 25, 2020
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Carnegie Art Center is seeking volunteers to assist with gardening tasks this summer. For more information, contact Natalie at

Location: North Tonawanda, NY
Posted: May 26, 2020

Leadership Niagara is the longest running leadership development organization in New York state. Their mission is to provide the skills necessary to forge a better and more productive future for each individual leader, their organizations, and our community as a whole. For more than 36 years their bi-national program has molded dynamic leaders who excel not just professionally, but in life. They are now accepting applications for their Premier Program Class of 2021.

Deadline: October 16, 2020
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The Creative Services Coordinator will serve as a key staff member within the Marketing and Communications department, providing creative
services support, including graphic design, copywriting, video editing, content development and social media platform management, as well as eCommerce initiatives to support marketing and branding goals.

Location: Jamestown, NY
Posted: August 4, 2020
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The Manager of Marketing & Communications will support the implementation of a comprehensive and integrated marketing, PR and social media program to continue to build awareness of the National Comedy Center brand and drive attendance. The successful candidate will be a proactive and self-motivated relationship builder with experience building brands, managing social media platforms, developing paid media plans and working collaboratively with external agencies and vendor partners.

Location: Jamestown, NY
Posted: August 4, 2020
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Queen City Fine Arts is looking for a part time ceramics instructor to work with 3-7 students and teach throwing on the wheel.

Posted: August 26, 2020
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Ushers help audience with seating and serve as a point of contact during shows in case of emergency or should a patron need help exiting the performance space. Ushers get a free seat at any performance they work. Email for more information or to express interest.

Location: Buffalo, NY

The Towne Players of Ken-Ton are seeking volunteers to support events, stage crew, sets, painting, sound, lights, ushering, ticket sales, and more. They also need general assistance with related to keeping their prop room organized, reading plays for upcoming seasons, fundraising coordination, social media, finances, designing posters and programs, collating programs, and taking pictures.

Location: Tonawanda, NY

Young Audiences of Western New York seeks a proven and respected leader with a passion for, and keen understanding of, the value of arts-in-education and the arts in the lives of young people. With responsibility for all aspects of the organization, this new leader will maintain excellence and continue the momentum built by our previous executive director.

Posted: August 24, 2020
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