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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is currently hiring for the following positions. We are unable to accept unsolicited resumes.

Associate, Deputy Director’s Office (Full Time)

The Associate, Deputy Director’s Office is responsible for supporting the fast-paced and wide-ranging work of the Deputy Director's office. The position also oversees the Museum Internship Program. This individual directly interfaces closely and daily with the Director and the Executive Associate, Director’s Office, and interacts with the offices of the Director and Deputy Director and their respective staff, functioning fluidly as one cohesive team. This position requires unmitigated attention to detail and utmost confidentiality in all aspects of daily job performance.

Position Details


  • Support work of the Deputy Director’s office, including, but not limited to, administrative support (answering phones and emails, scheduling meetings, etc.)
  • Support the work of the AK’s management team by soliciting agenda items for weekly meetings, acting as secretary for management group meetings, and monitoring follow-up on action points
  • Support the work of the Board of Directors of The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and serve as Secretary for the Board’s Governance, Innovation Lab, and Public Art Committees (with occasional project-based research work in these and other areas)
  • Facilitate and support the Deputy Director’s interaction with other AK departments and staff
  • Oversee the Albright-Knox’s Museum Internship Program



  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects on a daily basis
  • Ability to handle assignments and day-to-day work with utmost confidentiality
  • Ability to manage, lead, and execute projects of varying scale independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, high-level donors, vendors and suppliers, artists and galleries, and all levels of AK staff
  • Solid research skills
  • High level of resourcefulness and initiative
  • Unwavering willingness to go the extra mile
  • Flexibility, patience, and positive attitude



  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Knowledge and mastery of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint required
  • Administrative experience required; experience working with board of directors preferred
  • Experience in a museum setting, arts-related field, or similar non-profit environment preferred
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary art desirable

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School Program Coordinator

The School Program Coordinator is responsible for administering the Art’scool program, developing and writing lesson plans for AK exhibitions and works in the Collection, and providing museum tours to students.

Position Details



Art’scool Program

Provide oversight for Art’scool, the museum’s school tour program

Cultivate and develop outreach to teachers about Art’scool and keep teachers informed of related events 

Write content for the Art’scool quarterly teacher newsletter

Develop and lead educator workshops focused on museum exhibitions

Provide program support for Art’scool’s annual “Inspired” contest and exhibition


AK Lesson Plans

Develop and write lesson plans for AK exhibitions and works in the Collection for students in kindergarten through grade 12


Additional Responsibilities

Work with Curator of Education and Community Engagement to plan and implement the AK Teens program

Assist with the museum’s Docent Program by serving as docent substitute for tours

Update and maintain a database of information on Western New York schools

Provide support for new school program–related initiatives as they develop

Additional responsibilities as department strategic direction evolves



Bachelor’s degree minimum in art history, museum studies, or an art-related field. 

Background in fine arts a plus

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Attention to detail, organizational skills, flexibility, ability to solve problems expediently

Exceptional understanding of advanced functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as Internet applications

Commitment and ability to work in a team environment

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Digital Collections and Services Assistant (Temporary Part-Time Position)

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is seeking a part-time employee (fifteen hours per week) to assist in the implementation of an online digital archive of the museum’s institutional and programming history. Over the past two years, the Albright-Knox has developed a digital asset management database and needs assistance adding historical material to this new initiative. By capitalizing on the opportunities of digitization and thoughtfully addressing its challenges, this project will be part of a larger systematic, comprehensive plan to digitize available resources and provide unified access to the museum’s digital and analog materials.

The Albright-Knox currently cares for and manages a Media Collection estimated at 96,500 digital and/or analog materials. This project will not only increase access to the Media Collection through digitization, but also explore the various uses of digitization to preserve primary items, collections, and resources.

Position Details


Under the direction of the Digital Media Manager, the Digital Collections and Services Assistant will assist with the cataloguing, maintenance, preservation, and access of historical analog media. Day-to-day activities include the following:

  • In-depth research and inventory of analog objects (i.e., slides, black-and-white photographs, and negatives)
  • Scanning and editing images from the negative, slide, and black-and-white photograph collection
  • Uploading images and relevant data of the museum’s collections on the web and our digital asset management system (LUNA)
  • Recording key information (metadata)  to make sure each digital item is correctly identified
  • Matching artworks in images to objects in the Fine Art Collection with the assistance of our collections management system (Mimsy)
  • Fulfill image requests both in-house and through the Albright-Knox’s contracted partners
  • Determine the proper care practices for materials in both the analog and digital collections
  • Work with curatorial and IT staff on collection documentation projects



  • Current undergraduate student or graduate student in art history, information studies, or related field; or recent graduate with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in art history, information studies, or related field
  • Experience in a cataloging or technical services department desirable
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Visual acuity
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with print and online research resources
  • Strong level of proficiency in the use of computers and familiarity with scanning, Adobe Photoshop, and all Microsoft products

Please apply for this position online at:

Pantry Chef—AK Café (Part-Time)

The Pantry Chef will work with the AK Café team in food preparation, including preparing soup and salads. He or she will deliver top customer service to our patrons.

Position Details


  • In compliance with Department of Health Standards:
  • Complete food orders (including basic food preparation such as heating, sautéing, and grilling) and arrange and decorate desserts
  • Clean food preparation equipment (including stove, refrigerators, and grill tops), work areas, counters, and tables
  • Run dishwasher, put all dishes away
  • Perform side work as requested by restaurant manager
  • Maintain kitchen, keeping it in a clean, orderly manner, including sweeping, vacuuming, and cleaning spills



  • Familiarity with Department of Health standards
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Must be efficient, quick, and work well in a team
  • Must be available weekends and some weekdays (typical hours are 10 am–3 pm)



  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate required
  • Kitchen experience preferred

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Security Guard (Part-time)

Position Details


  • Ensure physical security for protection against intrusion
  • Perform routine security patrols
  • Procedural security, including enforcing the Gallery’s key and security badge control policy and detection of embezzlement
  • Investigate and write reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards, and other security-related situations
  • Conduct complete and accurate investigations surrounding intrusions, thefts, fires, accidents, incidents, vandalism, suspicious activities, and policy and procedure violations
  • As a primary point of contact for both employees and patrons, act with courtesy, respect, and in a friendly manner at all times
  • Listen with empathy to employees’ and patrons’ issues and concerns
  • Respond to security and fire alarms, medical emergencies, crimes-in-progress, non-criminal incidents, and natural disasters


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Security experience is preferred, but not necessary
  • Current New York State Security License preferred
  • Good working knowledge of security operations, safety practices in a business environment, and enforcement procedures
  • Strong written, verbal, and oral communication skills

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How to Apply

Follow the link under the open position to apply for that job. You may apply for multiple positions.

No telephone inquiries or general/unsolicited resumes, please.