The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild relies on the dedication and commitment of volunteers to help in a multitude of ways. We offer a wide range of opportunities that are subject to availability and individual’s qualifications. Training is provided by staff. Volunteers will receive free admission for one guest to events that they help out with and will get a 10% discount in the Byrdcliffe Shop. If you want to sign up as a volunteer, please fill out the volunteer registration form and email or mail it back to us.

Byrdcliffe also offers internship opportunities all year round. Byrdcliffe seeks individuals who are curious, highly motivated, technically skilled, and wish to participate in our diverse cultural offerings. Applicants should enjoy working in a creative, fast-paced environment.


Byrdcliffe is seeking talented individuals for its Summer Internship Program. Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Interns gain hands-on experience in the arts, working closely with Byrdcliffe’s staff in the day-to-day operations of our historic art colony and international artist-in-residence program. Interns receive a monthly stipend and live at Byrdcliffe’s 250 acre mountainside campus alongside an international cadre of artists, writers and composers. Interns may also be provided with studio space if available.

2022 Art Internships 

Dates: adjusted annually
AiR Commitment: 20-25 hours per week. 2 Months or 4 Months.
Ceramics Commitment: 20-25 hours per week. 4 Months.
Deadline: Closed for 2022
Compensation: Residence and Studio space.

Internship Description: Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Interns work closely with the AiR Director or Ceramics Director to manage the smooth flow of the Artists-in-Residence  or Ceramics Programs. Interns help prepare rooms and studios for incoming artists; coordinate work-shares, open studios and other AiR-related activities; run errands and go on shopping trips; and ensure that each artist has access to the resources needed for their individual projects. Interns may help with marketing and AiR social media pages. Additionally, colony interns assist in the maintenance and preparation of other colony spaces for events, tours, exhibitions and rentals, including White Pines and the Byrdcliffe Barn.
Qualifications: Current students and recent graduates of programs in art, design, music, literature, art history, arts management, curatorial studies and other related fields are invited to apply. Successful applicants will show enthusiasm, a positive attitude and ability to thrive in a communal living environment. Applicants must have a car.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact info for two references to: Please indicate which internship, sessions you are applying for  (AiR would be 1/2 , 3/4 or 1-4. Ceramics would be for the entire 4 months) and studio requirements (if any).