"This is a moment of extraordinary possibility for Irish arts and culture…"
President Bill Clinton

Careers / Internships

Join our vibrant, talented, and hardworking team for a meaningful career in the arts. We are a rapidly growing nonprofit organization with a passion for Irish art and culture, and are always looking for others who share that same passion. Irish Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Irish Arts Center (IAC) offers internships in programming/production, development, and communications/marketing. The scope and schedule for internships is determined by the individual department. Internships usually coincide with the school season (fall, spring and summer) and typically last 3-5 months but can extend up to a year. We usually ask for a time commitment of 20 hours per week during regular business hours of 10am to 6pm.

IAC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or internships without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Front Desk Attendant

As Irish Arts Center is committed to representing diverse identities in our artistic programming, so too are we committed to diverse representations in our administrative team. We are proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer, and will consider all applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Front Desk Attendant needed for Irish Arts Center. Must be friendly, high-energy, organized! Must be familiar with Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Duties include phone calls, emailing, greeting guests, checking packages, hospitality, and enrollment. Service oriented position. Position is part time and hours range from 16 to 32 hours per week.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions: 

• Greet and welcome guests in a friendly and professional manner.
• Answer phone calls, take messages, and redirect calls as necessary.
• Accept and process deliveries of mail and packages.
• Check in visiting artists when necessary.
• Control inventory relevant to reception area.
• Provide administrative support to various departments as needed.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Experience and Education: 

• High School diploma or GED is a plus.
• Work in a performance space is a plus.
• Must have or be willing to get F03 “Fire Guard” certification.

Core Competencies and Skills:

• Proficiency in using computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and data entry software.
• Positive attitude and a willingness to learn and adapt to new tasks.
• Reliable and punctual.
• Communicating clearly and effectively.
• Maintain a working knowledge of our company website.

Physical Requirements: 

• Be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs on a regular basis.
• Employee is regularly required to stand.
• Employee is frequently required to walk.

Working Requirements (Travel Requirements, Overtime, Shifts, On-Call, etc.): 

• Must be available to work weekends and holidays as needed.
• Must be able to commute to work.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned.


Irish Arts Center (IAC) is a national and international home for artists and audiences of all backgrounds. Based in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, Irish Arts Center presents, develops, supports, and promotes work from established and emerging artists, providing cultural experiences that are innovative, collaborative, diverse, authentic, and emotionally and intellectually transporting, meet the highest standards of excellence, and celebrate our common humanity in an environment of Irish hospitality. Founded in 1972, throughout our history the Center has also provided community education programs and access to the arts for adults and children of all ages and ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Irish Arts Center has recently completed construction of a $60 million landmark new permanent home, including a state of the art flexible performance and arts space for the presentation and development of work across a range of disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, film, visual arts, literature and the humanities; classrooms and studio spaces for education programs, development, and collaboration; technology to stream and distribute content on the digital platform; and an avenue-facing lobby café that will be a hub for hospitality and interaction between artists and audiences. As part of a second phase, IAC will renovate its adjacent existing 51st Street building to provide a second, intimate performance space—the historic Irish Arts Center theatre—optimized for the most intimate live music and conversation, recordings, podcasts, master classes and special events, and a beautiful new courtyard entrance on 51st Street where the historic Irish Arts Center and the new building will meet.


Please send a cover letter and resume, in a single PDF file, to applications@irishartscenter.org with your last name, and where you found the job posting in the subject line of your email. (e.g., “Doe, Front Desk Attendant – ACMEJobs.com”). No calls, please.


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