Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

29704441967_406138c8e3_zInternship and Volunteer Opportunities at Buffalo Arts Studio

Buffalo Arts Studio is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio space and regular public exposure for regional, national, and international artists through exhibitions, art classes, and public art. Located in the historic TriMain Center at 2495 Main Street in Buffalo, BAS facilities include two exhibition galleries, classrooms, ceramics suite, and safe studio space for 33 Resident Artists.  BAS presents dozens of exhibitions and special events each year, reaching nearly 11,000 individuals annually. BAS relies on interns and volunteers to support the small staff with this ambitious programming. Our internship program offers a combination of training, mentorship, and hands-on experience. We also welcome on-going volunteers through programs like our Friends of Fourth Fridays, as well as one time or special event volunteers.

Internships:

With our combination of exhibitions, education, and outreach, BAS is an excellent place to become involved in Buffalo’s thriving arts community.  We also enrich our internships with a comprehensive understanding of the tasks performed and how they contribute to overall programming.

  • Arts Management: daily administration, office tasks, and database management.
  • Gallery Assistant: wall preparation/restoration, art installation, labeling, and guest services.
  • Curatorial Assistant: submission review, studio visits, artist interviews, installation, guest tours.
  • Education Assistant: teaching, scheduling, curriculum, supply, and student management.
  • Development/Marketing Assistant: development and production of promotional materials, grant applications, project budgets, and event promotions.

To apply for an internship, please submit a cover letter (indicating your area of preference) and resume to Curator Shirley Verrico at shirley@buffaloartsstudio.org

Volunteer Opportunities:

Buffalo Arts Studio is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio space and regular public exposure for regional, national, and international artists through exhibitions, art classes, and public art. Located in the historic TriMain Center at 2495 Main Street in Buffalo, BAS facilities include two exhibition galleries, ceramics classroom, kiln area, and safe studio space for 33 Resident Artists.  BAS presents dozens of exhibitions and special events each year, reaching nearly 20,000 individuals annually. BAS relies on interns and volunteers to support the small staff with this ambitious programming. We welcome on-going volunteers through programs like our monthly Friends of Fourth Fridays, as well as one time or special event volunteers.

Volunteer activities include:

  • Set-up
  • Guest reception
  • Photographic and video documentation
  • Gift shop sales
  • Bartending (must be 21 or over)
  • Clean-up

If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Marketing & Community Development Coordinator Dana Tyrrell at dana@buffaloartsstudio.org.

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