Working at The Art Students League

Thank you for your interest in working at The Art Students League — the country’s oldest independent art school.
A unique and iconic school of art, The League is committed to providing art education for all — so that every person has the chance to pursue their artistic dreams. Thanks to our talented team of teaching faculty and dedicated support staff, we continue to carry out The League’s long-standing mission to serve ongoing generations of students.

If you have a passion for art and culture, and believe you have the skills and drive needed to support The League’s mission, we encourage you to apply to the job openings listed below. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a diverse and supportive community that is committed to providing artists with accessible education and opportunity.

The Art Students League of New York is an equal opportunity employer.
The Art Students League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The Art Students League complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Full-time employees are eligible for the League’s full range of employee benefits, including Health Insurance, 401(K) plan, TransitCheK Program, and Employee Assistance Program, and more.

To be considered for an on-site position at The League you must be fully vaccinated or be eligible to be considered for a medical exemption. All individuals on premises must also wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Open Positions


    The Art Students League of New York has openings in its building maintenance department for Full-Time Maintenance Assistants.

    To be considered for this position you should have a willingness to learn and handle all levels of sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, collecting and taking out the garbage, cleaning sinks, general painting, cleaning surfaces as needed, and other tasks throughout the building as needed, You should be capable of lifting as much as 50 Pounds if required. The position also requires an availability to work flexible shifts and/or flexible hours to meet the needs of the job (e.g., daytime, evening, and/or weekend availability as needed).


    The Director of Finance is responsible for the full oversight of all financial matters of The League including accounting, its systems, annual audits, banking, investment and insurance. The Director of Finance creates the annual budget for the organization, is responsible for developing and analyzing The League’s financial statements, interprets financial implications for The League, and is instrumental in helping to secure the financial resources needed to fund The League’s operations each year while continuing to protect and grow its endowment for the long term.

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    The Art Students League of New York (“The League”) has a unique opening for an art instructor to teach a Printmaking class beginning June 2022 . The class meets five days per week for 3 1/2 hours, and the instructor is required to be present two days per week. A studio monitor or Teaching Assistant helps run the class the other three days. Interested candidates should e-mail (in PDF format) a letter of interest, teaching philosophy, artist statement, and artist’s CV. Please also include a link to an online portfolio or website where creative work (15-20 samples) can be viewed. Include specs, media, and date of the work.

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