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 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.

Artpark is hiring a part-time, seasonal box office event associate to oversee the box office and tolls operations during events, working under the direction of the ticketing service manager. Duties will include overseeing the operations of two box offices, ticket scanning and tolls during events only; running night-of-show reports; customer service and interacting with band management if necessary; troubleshooting any technical issues and placing service calls; and assisting sponsor day-of-show needs.

Location: Lewiston, NY
Posted: February 27, 2020
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Artpark is hiring a full-time, year-round ticketing services manager with duties to include overseeing the operation of the box office and its systems, ticketing show builds and reporting, staff and customer service with related record-keeping, and data-processing.

Location: Lewiston, NY
Posted: February 27, 2020
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Each season, over 300 people volunteer their time to Artpark as ushers, ticket scanners, raffle ticket sellers, art gallery attendants, and assistance on special projects. Volunteers are needed for the many Mainstage Theater performances, the annual Fairy House Festival, and the Outdoor Amphitheater concerts.

Location: Lewiston, NY
Posted: February 27, 2020
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The director of operations and development will serve as the face of a community treasure and be responsible for executing the mission of the Buffalo Heritage Carousel in collaboration with the Board of Trustees. Initially, the director will clarify what needs to be done to open the Buffalo Heritage Carousel successfully, and create an operational structure before opening. This will include creating an operating procedure, recruiting, hiring and training staff and volunteers, and establishing financial procedures. Additional responsibilities include creating special programming, fund raising, grant writing, and marketing.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: March 4, 2020
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The Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University invites applications for a full-time director. The director of the Castellani Art Museum is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the museum and its staff, oversight of curated and touring exhibitions as well as the conservation of the collection, management of the museum budget and fundraising initiatives, and working collaboratively with stakeholders at the university, especially the Art History with Museum Studies program, and in the wider community to strengthen the presence and impact of the museum on campus and in the region.

Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: March 23, 2020
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Creative Storage, a manufacturer specializing in 32mm cabinetry utilizing low pressure laminates to produce durable and stylish cabinets, is looking for a cabinet maker for production. The ideal candidate is concerned about quality and attention to detail while keeping pace with the shop flow.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: March 16, 2020
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Creative Storage, a manufacturer specializing in 32mm cabinetry utilizing low pressure laminates to produce durable and stylish cabinets, is looking for a cabinet maker for production. This position entails advising customers on how to get and stay organized using the company’s custom storage systems for areas such as closets, home office, pantry, laundry, and garage.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: March 16, 2020
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CreativeMornings/Buffalo is looking to fill its volunteer event videographer and photographer positions for its monthly events. CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a monthly breakfast/speaker series held the second Friday of every month at the Central Branch of the Buffalo Public Library from 8 to 10 AM. Its motto is “everyone is welcome, everyone is creative.” Speakers from all backgrounds share their stories as they relate to creativity over breakfast and coffee. CreativeMornings/Buffalo was launched in 2016 and is a 100% volunteer run event. All volunteers are given credit for their work on all online platforms and in person at the events, and are asked to follow the CreativeMornings design/photography/video guidelines for each event.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: February 13, 2020
Apply: Send short bio and link to online portfolio to buffalo@creativemornings.com

Gardens Buffalo Niagara, the parent organization for Garden Walk Buffalo, the East Side Garden Walk, Open Gardens throughout WNY, and the Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale, is looking for an administrative coordinator. The administrative coordinator should be highly organized and self-motivated. This hourly position will encompass 5-10 hours a week, with more hours during the summer months. The administrative coordinator reports directly to the Board, working closely with the Executive Committee.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: February 12, 2020
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The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is a historic museum located in North Tonawanda, NY. It opened in 1983 and has expanded to feature many exhibits, including a 100-year-old carousel that visitors can ride. The museum is seeking a gift shop manager to be responsible for retail and customer service, merchandising, inventory control, and other related activities for the gift shop. In addition, they will schedule and oversee daily volunteers and provide input into the general marketing of the museum.

Location: North Tonawanda, NY
Posted: February 18, 2020
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Locust Street Art is seeking a part-time drawing and painting instructor to teach children’s classes. The instructor is responsible for enhancing and improving each student’s technical skills and being able to execute their own concepts.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: February 12, 2020

Locust Street Art is seeking a part-time drawing and painting instructor to teach classes for teens and adults. The instructor is responsible for enhancing and improving each student’s technical skills and being able to execute their own concepts.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: February 12, 2020

MEL’s School of Music & Theater is seeking a voice/piano teacher to teach private lessons on Fridays and Saturdays. Interested candidates should email their resume to melsmusicschool@gmail.com to set up an interview.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: March 16, 2020

Saratoga Arts is seeking a dynamic and engaging executive director who can ensure that the organization will continue to fulfill its mission and expand opportunities for the diverse communities it serves to enjoy and participate in the arts, ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for all forms of artistic expression and enjoyment.

Location: Saratoga, NY
Posted: February 12, 2020

Shea’s Performing Arts Center is seeking a receptionist to greets guests and operate a multi-line telephone system to answer incoming calls. The receptionist also completes a variety of administrative duties, and answers questions about Shea’s and provides callers with general and ticket information.

Location: Buffalo, NY
Posted: March 11, 2020

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 info@tornspacetheater.com 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