Young Audiences is the leading arts-in-education organization in the 8 counties of WNY.  We accomplish our mission through working with professional artists to engage young people in creative learning opportunities, so that they might become extraordinary adults.  A sustainable and growing nonprofit organization, we are celebrating 50 years of service and are one of 32 affiliates in 23 states. We provide programming in schools and community centers in the visual, literary, media, and performing arts, in multi-year long-term collaborations, residencies, and workshops. A key strategy and growth area is working with young people living in geographically remote communities and/or in poverty as well as those most at risk of educational failure due to addictions, mental health issues, development disabilities and/or involvement with the juvenile justice system.

To apply for any employment, volunteer, or intern opportunities, please see descriptions listed below.
No phone calls please.

Young Audiences of Western New York is an equal opportunity employer.


The Executive Director Search

We seek a proven and respected leader with a passion for, and keen understanding of, the value of arts in education and 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. The ideal candidate will embrace diversity and promote an environment of sensitivity and creativity with the students, artists, donors, board, staff, and community partners. This is a critical hire that will impact the lives of thousands of young people, artists, teachers and cultural groups in the Western New York community.


Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017 and continue until position is filled.  Click HERE for a comprehensive list of qualifications and details on how to apply.  We have retained the consulting firm, NuLevel Strategies, to assist with the search and transition.  Please do not contact Young Audiences directly.  Semi-finalists will be contacted by representatives from NuLevel Strategies.


Young Audiences of Western New York is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender expression, military service, age, sexual orientation and physical ability.