CNY Arts, Inc.


Arts Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Arts Employment Opportunities 

Here you'll find calls for artists and job, internship, fellowship, residency, volunteer, exhibit, and other professional and educational opportunities in arts, music, theater, culture, history, and heritage from organizations in the Central NY and Mohawk Valley region!

To submit an opportunity to appear on this page, please e-mail Administrative Manager Scott Jackoway at and enter "Arts Opportunity" in the subject line.

Non-Equity Stage Manager and Set Designer 

The Black Latino Asian Artist Coalition and Go Jo Productions are looking for a non-equity stage manager and a set designer for a stage play/drag show. Rehearsals start in February and show will open in March. These are paid positions. Email with interest.


View Arts Center in Old Forge New York is looking for a Pottery Studio Manager. 

Join the team at View Arts Center, a dynamic year-round multidisciplinary arts facility in Old Forge, NY, as our Pottery Studio Manager. Fulltime flexible schedule, $40,000-$47,000, plus benefits. Responsible for equipment and programming in the Pottery Studio, equipped with 10 wheels, five kilns, slab rollers, a pneumatic extruder, spray booth, and more. Partner with the Associate Studio Manager to support a safe, functional, collaborative environment for novice to skilled potters. Develop classes and workshops for all ages and abilities. Experience in glaze mixing, kiln loading and unloading, and clay reclamation techniques. Patience, flexibility, and a commitment to the successful use of this community pottery studio are key considerations. Experience managing a working pottery studio, or analogous studio environment a plus, but not required. To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:, (include POTTERY in the subject line) OR mail application materials to: View Arts Center, Attn: POTTERY, PO Box 1144, Old Forge, NY 13420.View values diversity, and encourages all interested applicants to apply.


Syracuse Jewish Family Services is seeking an Arts & Minds Coordinator.
Are you a therapist with a creative bent who is burnt out by the bureaucracy of the profession and who wants to use your therapeutic skills in a more humanistic work environment, across a variety of settings, rather than in the confines of an office?

Or are you an artist who loves to teach and has the ability to understand and connect with people nonjudgmentally and supportively? Are you knowledgeable about or interested in learning about issues of aging and the cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of aging?

Or are you perhaps a former caregiver to an older adult, who can bring your experience, insight, respect and compassion to our team of committed professionals, with the goal of improving the cognitive, social, emotional and psychological wellbeing of older adults and their family members?

Do you have experience in program development and want to use it to jumpstart a unique community-based approach to achieving a dementia friendly community? Are you capable of helping older adults, caregivers, families, and organizations learn how to effectively support people through life transitions and flourish?

Counselors/therapists, recreational therapists, artists, and others who meet some or all of these criteria are invited to apply for this position and help us bring our Arts & Minds Initiative to the next level. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area is required; a Master’s
degree or equivalent is preferred. As the Arts & Minds Coordinator you will help us continue to offer evidence-based interventions (such as those that provide arts-based programming to persons with dementia and cognitively-based programming) in the CNY community.

This is a doing and leading, administration and practice position. We are looking for a leader who wants to both do the direct work with older adults, and their family and professional supports. This leader also will help us take what we have built programmatically and successfully market this to individuals, institutions, and funders. It is a job for the dedicated, creative and positive person who wants to bring their best self to people who will benefit from it.

Part-time position with opportunity to develop into a full-time position. Syracuse Jewish Family Service is a small non-profit with a highly supportive team of colleagues.

For more information or to apply, please send cover letter and resume to Judith Huober, Interim Director, at

 Remitted Tuition Program with Syracuse University
 Free parking
 Paid holidays, vacation and sick time



Syracuse Stage is hiring for the following positions:

For more information and to apply, please visit


The ArtHouse Alliance in Syracuse is looking for volunteers. There are four different focuses. A volunteer may do only one or several, especially this summer if available. 

  • Social media calendar (2 weekly), posting images from programs (1) and announcing future program times, (2). Posts are on ArtHouse website, Facebook, Instagram, and on CNY Arts calendar. 
  • Create, print, distribute flyers to post at libraries about SALON (Shining A Light On Neighborhoods).

  •  Recruit and Implement volunteer team leaders/ and alternates for Salon/ ArtHouse workshop. There are 4 locations currently.

  •  “ArtHouse delivers” is an established mobile program targeting designated neighborhoods with art deliveries. We are looking for a volunteer team to make ‘art bags’ monthly, that are distributed to children with healthy snacks. Led by team leader Rhonda Davis. This program is ready to expand with the help of a volunteer. 

  • Implement “Let’s Play” program. This established program accepts 8 applications to provide opportunities for students to learn music. Program is run by team leader Benjamin Ellis. Volunteer would help us find candidates and coordinate their applications. The program will teach guitar, ukulele, and clarinet.

Call 315-665-ARTS for more information.



 The New York State DanceForce, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, is publicly seeking 3 new members.

The New York State DanceForce is a consortium of 19 dance activists committed to increasing the quantity and quality of dance activity throughout New York State. Each member receives an annual allocation (currently $10,000) to design projects that bring dance artists to upstate NY communities in customized residencies. Since its founding in 1994, the DanceForce, through the work of its members, has funded over 400 projects, raising more than $3 million in support of these endeavors.

DanceForce members are individuals who function independently or in organizational contexts. They may happen to work as artists, presenters, administrators, educators, producers, or writers. What matters most is their advocacy for the art form and their championing of its practitioners.

Applicants for membership must be New York State residents. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects will take place outside the counties of New York, Bronx, Staten Island, Kings, and Queens, and especially in counties not currently represented by our members.

The DanceForce membership, taken as a whole, strives to be geographically, culturally, professionally and aesthetically diverse, insofar as it represents the diversity of the art form and of its constituents in New York State.

Membership information, the online application form, and background on the NYS DanceForce can be found on our website,

Curt Steinzor, Director

259 Pine Street, Corning, NY 14830

The NYS DanceForce was founded in 1994 by Beverly D’Anne, in consultation with David White and Ivan Sygoda.
The DanceForce is administered by American Dance Asylum Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation.

Cayuga Museum of History and Art

Everson Museum of Art

Light Work

Munson Williams Proctor Institute Arts Institute

The Oncenter

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Saratoga Arts


Syracuse Stage

Volunteer Opportunities in the Arts

If you have a volunteer listing, please use contact form to let us know.

CNY Arts - On My Own Time Volunteer Judges

Help us recognize talented amateur artists in the Central New York workforce! CNY Arts is looking for several additional volunteer adjudicators for its On My Own Time 2020 program.

Volunteers should be visual artists in any medium with a professional background. Adjudications are 1 to 2 hours and are held weekdays during April, May, and June. Volunteer for two or more exhibits. E-mail or call Kara Greene at 315-435-2157 for more information.

CNY Arts Internship Opportunities - view various opportunities. For more information, email  

More Arts Opportunity Resources

Syracuse Poster Project- Volunteer Opportunities 

Symphoria - Internship Opportunities

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute - Museum Opportunities for Students

Everson Museum of Art - Internship opportunities