Job Opportunities

Founded in 1902 by Arts and Crafts movement idealists, Ralph and Jane Whitehead, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is one of the oldest continuously operating arts colony in America. Today, Byrdcliffe serves as an increasingly vibrant cultural center supporting artists and diverse forms of artistic expression, attracting and serving local, regional, national, and international artists and audiences. Byrdcliffe owns and manages a 250-acre mountainside campus and a center for the arts located in the village of Woodstock, New York. Byrdcliffe’s programming includes an artists-in-residence for 80 artists, exhibitions, workshops, classes, and performances.

Current Job Opportunities

Summer Internship Opportunity


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 on day-to-day operations of our historic arts colony and international artists-in-residence program. Interns receive an internship stipend, studio space, and live at Byrdcliffe’s 250-acre mountainside campus alongside an international cadre of artists, writers, and composers.

2024 Summer Internship Dates:

I.  May 20 – July 26 (Communal Sessions 1 & 2)
II. July 29 – October 4 (Communal Sessions 3 & 4)

Commitment: 20 hours per week. 
Compensation: Room, Studio Space, and $250/stipend. 

Position Description: Program Assistants work closely with the Artists-in-Residence Operations Manager to manage the smooth flow of the artists-in-residence program and related arts colony events. PA’s help prepare rooms and studios for incoming artists, coordinate workshares, open studios and other AIR-related activities, and ensure that each artist has access to the resources needed for their individual projects. PA’s may help with marketing and AIR social media pages as well as assist in the preparation of related events, tours, talks, and more.

Hours: 4 days, 20 hours weekly. The weekly schedule may be adjusted to accommodate special events, such as Open Studios, Field Trips, etc.

Compensation: Program Assistants are considered ambassadors of Byrdcliffe, and are compensated with a private room, private studio, and a $225 stipend during their residency, paid upon arrival. PAs are also considered participants in the artist residency program and are invited to participate in all activities and programs of interest.

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 the ability to thrive in a communal living environment.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact info for two references to Please indicate which session you are applying for, or if interested in both sessions.