Opportunities

regional arts opportunities

  • The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is committed to connecting artists of all disciplines to area opportunities that expand their careers. 
  • Explore this page for local job openings, exhibition proposals, open casting calls, try-outs, workshops, and more. This page is continually updated so check back often!
  • Do you have an opportunity for the Lehigh Valley arts community? Add it to this listing of arts opportunities by filling out our online form. Anyone can submit, not just members! We will review and post new opportunities quickly.
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Arts Council Opportunities

View our own opportunities by clicking on the “Volunteering” and “Internships” pages, which are under “How Everyone Benefits.” Additionally, we are developing opportunities for contracting individuals to write arts advocacy articles and produce marketing and graphic design work. If you are interested in being considered for either opportunity please send us an email that includes your resume and addresses how you could assist us.

Development, Community Partnerships, and Marketing Manager

Job Description

Lehigh Valley Arts Council (LVAC) position of Development, Community Partnerships, and Marketing Manager promotes and supports the LVAC mission by managing the overall organizational brand, building upon and creatively executing our marketing plan, managing the membership program and donor relations, while helping build community partnerships and value.

The position reports to the LVAC Managing Director and will work closely with the LVAC Advancement and Marketing Sub-Committees and Board of Directors on the planning and facilitation of programs and initiatives. Much of the focus is on building and cultivating relationships with stakeholders in the arts and culture community and providing support and resources to all LVAC programs.

Overall Responsibilities

Manages digital media communications, including social media, e-mail campaigns, and website and online calendar updates via a multi-pronged strategic marketing plan;
Implements the membership renewal/retention process, new member communications, and member services, including but not limited to: correspondence, appeal letters, member benefit package, annual membership connection event, and member database and CRM system;
Implements marketing and member service mailings that include, but are not limited to, Inside the Arts newsletter, special events, professional development/conferences, and annual appeal;
Works with the Managing Director and relevant Board members to implement strategies to strengthen relationships with key constituencies;
Support the Arts & Accessibility Always Program Manager on projects and initiatives designed to increase accessibility to the arts;
Attend monthly meetings with the Advancement and Marketing Sub-Committees of the Board;
Prepare any physical and digital marketing materials for all LVAC programming and activities;
Establish and cultivate relationships with individuals and organizations in the arts and cultural community;
Share additional opportunities and services to individuals and organizations as an ambassador of furthering the mission of LVAC; and,
Report on a weekly/monthly basis to LVAC Managing Director, colleagues, Advancement and Marketing Sub-committee and Board of Directors.

Qualifications
* Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
* 3-5 years’ experience in arts and culture activities or non-profit organizations. Customer service experience is a bonus
* Extensive professional experience and knowledge of social media platforms
* Ability to solve problems and work independently
* Excellent organizational, planning, and project management skills with an emphasis on attention to detail
* High level of verbal and written communication skills

Employment

Development, Community Partnerships, and Marketing Manager is a part-time, contracted position with compensation based on agreed upon monthly commitment and performance. This position is currently remote but requires availability for in-person events in the Lehigh Valley.

To Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to sking.aspire@gmail.com.


Opportunities

USArtists International

Application Deadline
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Click here to apply

Organization
Mid Atlantic Arts View Website

Contact Name
Robyn Busch Email
USAI supports performances by U.S. artists at impactful international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. USAI funds the engagements of exemplary solo artists and ensembles across all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts.

Call for Proposals

Application Deadline
Saturday, December 31, 2022 Click here to apply

Organization
ArtsQuest/Banana Factory Arts Center View Website

Address
25 West Third Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

The Banana Factory Arts Center is now accepting exhibition proposals for solo and group exhibitions. Information on eligibility, selection criteria, guidelines, and exhibition policies are included in the application forms below. A gallery committee will review applications on a rolling basis.

Call for Artist Showcase: Macungie Institute

Organization
Macungie Institute View Website

Address
510 E. Main Street Macungie, Pennsylvania 18062

Contact Name
Tim Brown Email

Phone
(610) 966-7830

Seeking local artists to display their work in the Lobby & Conf. Room areas of the Macungie Institute. We would be open to hosting Artist Reception if dates are available. The Institute seeks to serve the community, with a focus on the arts and support local artists.


Jobs

Docents on Main Street in Bethlehem

Organization
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites View Website

Address
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center 505 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018

Email
Email

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is looking for part-time staff for the “Docents on Main Street Program” in Bethlehem. The docent must feel comfortable wearing 18th century period-appropriate clothing, enjoy speaking to the public, able to work independently, and provide an exceptional level of customer service. The docent will be outdoors almost the entire time in all types of weather. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting and welcoming diverse visitors to the downtown historic and shopping district
  • Sharing information about downtown activities, museums, shops and restaurants
  • Giving directions
  • Answering questions

The base of operations for this program is the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center located at 505 Main Street. The program will run daily from 11-4 and extended hours on weekends, during the summer and for events. Must be 18 or older to apply. This is a paid part-time hourly position. Flexible hours and schedules are available.

Email cover letter with availability & resume.

Teaching Artists

Organization
LUAG View Website

Address
420 E Packer Avenue Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Stacie Brennan Email

Phone
(610) 758-4836

Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) seeks energetic and creative teaching artists and museum educators (who work in a variety of media) to enable us to strengthen and enhance the education programs we offer to adults, children, and community partnerships.


Internships

LUAG Internships

Application Deadline
Friday, December 31, 2021

Organization
Lehigh University Art Galleries View Website

Address
420 E Packer Avenue Bethelhem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Alexandria Wismer Email

Phone
(610) 758-3615

LUAG seeks applicants for paid and credit-based internship opportunities in Marketing/Communications, Curatorial, Preparation, Education, and Visitor Services. Please contact us for availability and more information.

Hazleton Art League Internships

Organization Website
View Website

Address
31 W. Broad St Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18201

Contact Name
Katherine Bestwick Email

Phone
(570) 455-3333

– Full time or part-time internships available to college students for a summer visual art camp program
– Paid Internships are available through PHEAA
– Apply first through the Hazleton Art League


Volunteer

Lehigh University Art Gallery Looking for Volunteers

Contact Name
Lehigh University Art Gallery Teaching Museum Email

Phone
(610) 758-6881

LUAG’s volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the valuable and impressive works in LUAG’s collection.

By enhancing visitors’ experiences and making them feel welcome and appreciated, Volunteers are an integral part of the LUAG Teaching Museum.

Candidates should possess a love and appreciation of art, excellent communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

Training will be provided.

 

Volunteer for Community Music School

Contact Name
Lisa Hopstock Email

Phone
610-435-7725

Our musical instrument petting zoo is a highlight of many local events and helps spread the word about CMS and our programs. You do not need to know how to play every instrument.

If you have an outgoing personality and a desire to spread the joy of music to the community, please contact Lisa Hopstock at 610-435-7725 or lisa@cmslv.org for more info.

State Theatre Volunteers

Organization Website
View Website

Address
453 Northampton St. Easton, Pennsylvania 18042

Contact Name
Natalie Miller Email

Phone
(610) 258-7766

Want to be a Volunteer?
The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Inc. is always looking for new volunteers.
Volunteering opportunities Include:
Ushering (main stage, kids shows, special events)
Catering
Administration Front Desk
Direct Mailings
Community Outreach


Workshops

Submit an Arts Opportunity

Organizations may complete an online form to submit an arts opportunity to be posted. Please contact our Operations Manager for more information. The Lehigh Valley Arts Council reserves the right to only include opportunities that are in line with our mission.

Submit an Arts Opportunity