Classifieds FAQ

How do I post an ad?

To post a Classifieds listing, go to and click on the type of listing you would like to post. If you are new to the site, follow the directions to create an account. Once you have set up an account, you can review all of your past and present listings and drafts and post new ones by signing in from the top right corner of NYFA’s homepage:

Need help creating an account? Step by step instructions for creating an account can be found here.

Prefer a visual guide to creating a listing? Check out this step-by-step guide to creating a listing on the board.

What can I post?

NYFA Classifieds caters to the national and international creative community. A few of the industries we serve include: academia, architecture and design, arts of all disciplines, curatorial, media and tech, publishing, government agencies, and nonprofits in the arts and social justice. You may list jobs, opportunities and  services, and spaces on our board.

Please note that volunteer positions within for-profit businesses will not be approved on our board.

Should I post my listing in the Jobs, Opportunities and Services, or Spaces page?

Here is a helpful guide: 

Jobs: all full-time or part-time positions, either permanent or temporary; freelance or consulting opportunities; internships; and/or volunteer opportunities at nonprofits. 

Opportunities and Services: auditions, awards/fellowships, grants, open calls to artists, degree programs, workshops or classes, residencies, production services, professional development, and/or any other opportunity or service that may be of interest to the creative community.

Spaces: artistic or creative live/work space, including studios, galleries, workshops, offices, rehearsal space, and performance venues, available for use in the short or long-term. You may also post here if you are seeking space for any of these purposes. 

How do I edit a listing?

You can edit your listing at any time by logging into your account, clicking the button in the upper right corner of the page, and selecting “Manage Listings” in the drop down menu that appears. Click on the title of the post you want to change, then click on the “edit” button at the bottom of the page. 

What is a featured listing?

Featured listings appear at the top of each Classifieds section, with the tag “Featured” on them. If you would like to feature your listing, you may do so by ticking the “Feature this listing” box upon check out. Your listing will then be highlighted among a rotation of listings at the top of the Classifieds pages for the duration of the time it is posted on NYFA Classifieds. Please note there is an extra fee to feature listings.

The featured listings section shows five listings at a time, and they rotate when the page refreshes until all featured listings have been shown. Please keep in mind that there are many users of NYFA Classifieds at any time, and even though you may not see your listing at a given moment, someone else on the site does.

The position I listed was filled before my ad expiration date. How do I remove my listing?

You may remove your listing by clicking on the “Disable” grey button next to it. Find it by logging into your account, clicking the link in the upper right corner of the page, and selecting “Manage Listings” in the drop down menu that appears. If you’d like to delete the listing, click on the red trash can button. Note that if you delete the listing, you will not be able to retrieve it.

How do I repost a listing?

Log into your account after the listing expires, click the link in the upper right corner of the page, and select “Manage Listings” in the drop down menu that appears. You’ll see all of the listings in your account; click on the “Repost” blue button that appears next to the one you want to repost. You’ll have a chance to edit it, if necessary, and then you’ll be directed to payment.

We’ve created a helpful visual guide that walks you through the process described above. Click here to view our step-by-step guide to reposting your listing.

I am having trouble posting my listing. What might be the issue?

While our service is supported by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge browsers, we strongly recommend that you use the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome, when possible. 

If you’re using an up-to-date Chrome browser and are still encountering problems posting your listing, please try to logout and login again. 

Carefully check that you have filled out all of the mandatory fields on the listing submission page. People often forget to make selections from each of the drop down menus, which are all required fields. For job listings, make sure that both fields for the salary range are filled out with numbers only (not $15/hr, for example). If you’d prefer not to include salary information, leave zeros in both fields, which is the default, and they will not show up in the listing. For opportunity listings, please make sure you enter numbers only in the field for application fee. This field will not accept a range (for example, $25 – $50) or different fee structures (such as $15/2 entries, $25/3 entries). If you type in anything other than numbers in this field, an error is likely to occur. If you’d like to include fee information in your listing but find that our form doesn’t accept your format, please include your fees in the description.

Can I post a listing anonymously?

Yes, as long as NYFA staff is able to verify your ID. However, we encourage transparency from employers listing on our board, and discourage the use of anonymous listings. Applicants should have as much relevant information as possible when deciding whether to submit materials to an open position. This saves time for everyone involved.

If you wish to keep your contact information private, you’ll need to use the “Apply Now” button on your listing. After completing all the forms, you’ll see the following question: “Allow applicants to submit materials through your NYFA listing?” If you choose either “Yes-through email” or “Yes-through a link,” an “Apply Now” button will be generated in your live post. When applicants click on this button and you link it to an email, their browser will open a form. Users will use this form to contact you according to the directions you provide and your email address will not be displayed. If you would like your email address or other contact information to be visible, enter it in the “Application Instructions” field and leave the email address field blank. 

Prefer a visual walk-through of the process described above? Check out this visual guide to using the Apply Now button to post anonymously.

I’m a third-party recruiter. Can I post on behalf of my client?

Yes. If you are posting on behalf of an organization of which you are not a staff member, be sure to enter that organization in the “Organization” field of your job listing and correctly indicate the location where the position is based. You will be able to enter your own contact information in the “Application Instructions” field and billing information.

Can I schedule a future date for my listing to be published?

Yes, you can set your listing to be published on a future date. When you get to the checkout section, click the “Post on Date” field and a calendar will open. You may choose any future date you’d like to schedule the advertisement to be published. Please note that a confirmation email will be sent to you on the day that you post.

When will my listing be published? 

On Monday through Friday, our team aims to approve listings within 24 hours of their being submitted through the site. If you submit in the afternoon on a Friday, your listing may not be reviewed by our team until Monday. For that reason, and to accommodate holidays recognized by NYFA, we ask that you allow for up to 2-3 business days. 

Do you review all listings?

We do not edit content posted by organizations or individuals, but we do review it before it is published to make sure it is consistent and compliant with labor regulations. If there is something in your listing that does not conform to our policies, we’ll contact you to resolve the issue before we post it.

Who visits the NYFA Classifieds site?

Our users are artists, arts workers, organizations and businesses, and patrons of the arts from a variety of fields, including architecture, advertising, design, film, music, publishing, and the visual, performing, and literary arts. Our advertisers include nonprofit organizations, foundations, museums, historical societies, colleges and universities, government agencies, galleries, and other arts and culture-based businesses. Looking for statistics? Check our Media Kit!

I am not an arts organization. Should I use NYFA Classifieds?

Absolutely! Many organizations find NYFA to be an ideal resource for attracting creative talent to both non-profit and for-profit sectors in many fields and industries. From business and technology to fundraising and finance, professionals with a wide range of experience use NYFA Classifieds to identify opportunities. 

What should I include in my listing?

The more comprehensive your listing is, the more attractive it is to applicants. Posts that provide information like salary range, an organization’s culture, and detailed job descriptions tend to outperform those that don’t. Here’s a basic checklist of things to include:

  • A detailed description of the tasks that will be performed, specifying which functions are marginal and which ones are essential
  • Mission and work culture
  • An Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statement
  • Accessibility accommodation options for both the interview process and the office space
  • Salary range and benefits
  • Possibility of visa sponsorship
  • The list of materials needed to apply

For more tips, check our “Writing an Inclusive and Enticing Job Listing” blog post.

What should I not include in my listing?

You should not enter any information that is non-compliant with labor laws and employment regulations, such as restrictions with regard to an applicant’s age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or other personal information. Many organizations use the listing as an opportunity to identify themselves as an equal opportunity employer and/or to encourage diverse individuals to apply. You can find more information about the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s laws and regulations here. Employers in NYC must also comply with the NYC Human Rights Law

What are your requirements for listing internships?

In order to be listed with NYFA, ALL internships must state their educational value. To make sure your internship is lawful, please refer to this U.S. Department of Labor fact sheet.

NYFA’s Internal Policy for Internships

About Educational Value: 
Please note that NYFA requests a thorough description of the educational value of an internship in order to have it approved on our board. In addition to academic credit, educational value should specify:

  • Description of supervision and/or mentorship
  • Specific skills the intern will gain during the internship
  • How the intern’s duties will benefit their professional development

Defining Paid and Unpaid Internships:
Per NYFA’s policy, in order for an internship to be considered a Paid Internship, the employer must list if the intern will receive a stipend or an hourly wage, ideally specifying a payment range. Internships that only provide food and transportation reimbursements must be listed as unpaid internships. 

How much does it cost to advertise with NYFA? (pricing/rates)

For Jobs in the Arts and Opportunities and Services for Artists, our listing rates are as follows: 
Two weeks – $95
Four weeks – $175
Two months – $315
Contact us for premium bundled pricing: [email protected].

For Spaces, our rates are as follows: 
One week – $25
Two weeks – $40
Three weeks – $55
Four weeks – $75
Two months – $125
Three months – $165
Four months – $190

For Featured Jobs in the Arts and Opportunities and Services for Artists, our listing rates are as follows: 
Two weeks – $155
Four weeks – $275
Two months – $475

For Featured Spaces, our rates are as follows: 
One week – $35
Two weeks – $55
Three weeks – $80
Four weeks – $105
Two months – $175
Three months – $230
Four months – $265

For banner ads, please look at our Media Kit and get in touch with NYFA staff to develop a customized package that best fits your needs.

Do nonprofit organizations receive free or discounted listings?

NYFA relies on the income generated through advertising to support the programs and resources we offer to artists and arts organizations. Therefore, we are not able to offer free or discounted listings to other nonprofits.

However, we do offer a 10% discount on prepaid bundles of 10+ listings (no expiration date!).

Additionally, we offer a discount for small nonprofits with an annual budget of up to $600,000. If this applies to you, you’re welcome to complete this form and we can discuss options.

What forms of payment do you accept?

The majority of posters find payment by credit card to be the easiest method. NYFA accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We also accept payments by PayPal. Checks are accepted on a case-by-case scenario to accommodate special circumstances. Check payments are due within 30 days after you submit your listing to NYFA. Contact us for more information.

What is your policy on refunds?

All sales are final; postings removed prior to their expiration date will not be refunded.

Can I report a problem with an advertiser to NYFA?

We take customer feedback seriously and make every effort possible to control or take down illegal and inappropriate listings. Please note that listings on NYFA Classifieds are paid ads, which are not curated or endorsed by NYFA. We review listings before posting them on our site to make sure they adhere to general guidelines, but we also encourage artists and job seekers to do their own research to decide if an opportunity is right for them. 

NYFA does not generally take part in disputes between users of our site and the advertisers who post with us. In order for us to remove or blacklist an advertiser from our site, it would require that there be a successful claim against them that proves they violated New York City or New York State laws, or your local State laws. If you have filed a successful claim or if you have any more information to that effect, please let us know.

Where can I find my receipt?

After processing your payment via Credit Card, you will receive a confirmation email with the following subject “Invoice for your NYFA Classifieds Listing ‘TITLE OF YOUR LISTING’!”. This communication will be received in the email inbox associated with your account.

Does NYFA require employers to list a salary?

By law, New York, NY; Ithaca, NY; Westchester, NY Jersey City, NJ, as well as the states of Colorado, Washington, and California require employers to include the salary range in job listings.

At this time, NYFA requires all job postings in the states of New York, New Jersey, Colorado, California, and Washington to include the salary range. Listings for remote roles where the employee can work from anywhere in the United States or anywhere in the world also require salary ranges.

It is in the employer’s best interest to include a salary range on job listings, even if it is not required. See our best-practices post.

Job seekers are able to filter results by salary range and only see listings that are transparent with that information.

Regarding wage requirements for internships, NYFA Classifieds refers to the following resources:

Wage Requirements for Interns – For Profit Businesses 
Wage Requirements for Interns – Not For Profit Businesses

Thank you again for advertising with us! Need additional help? Contact Classifieds support at [email protected].

Image Credit: Ellen Grossman (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ’17), Siphon, 2016, Metallic gel pen ink on ph neutral translucent blue paper, 9″ x 12″ (detail)