The Center is located in the heart of NYC's historical West Village "Gayborhood" at 208 West 13th Street, in an historic building which formerly housed the High School for Food Trades. Every week, 6,000 people visit the Center, and more than 300 groups meet in the building. These groups range from political activist organizations to social clubs. The Center also frequently hosts speeches, performances, workshops, and commercially sponsored information sessions. Additionally it has a generous Membership Rewards program to encourage and thank the members of the community who support the Center.
The Center also houses Y.E.S., the Youth Enrichment Services. This organization provides services and support for queer and questioning youth. Programs such as both a young men's and a young women's discussion group, a gender exploration group, a safe schools network, and a variety of support groups are available to youth free of charge.
The Center's Gender Identity Project (GIP) works to foster the healthy development of transgender and gender non-conforming people, partners, family and community. Through the delivery of a range of transgender-driven supportive services, advocacy, outreach, education and capacity-building, the GIP creates a safe and productive atmosphere for community-building, wellness and self-care, and leadership development.
Another important part of the Center's mission is to host and document the artistic and historic contributions of members of the LGBT Community. This includes the Center’s museum program, including the Campbell Soady Gallery that provide space for artwork that celebrates the diversity of LGBT life and supports the work of emerging queer artists. The Center is also home to the National Museum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History, a repository of manuscripts, personal papers, organizational files and records of the Center itself.
Since it's inception in the early 1980's the Center has also hosted a number of long-running Groups including Bi-Perspective and BiRequest as well as numerous special events specifically for the Bisexual, Fluid, Pansexual and Queer-identified community and in 2001 it further acknowledged the Community when it officially changed it's name from the Gay and Lesbian Center to the current LGBT Center by adding "Bisexual" and "Transgender" to it's name.
They currently have a need for Volunteers, they have Student Internship Opportunities including some that come with a small stipend and openings for Full-Time/Part-Time Employment. The current paid jobs include:
▼ Administrative Assistant – Adult Services
▼ Cinical Supervisor and counselor for a substance abuse program in New York City STD clinics (part-time)
▼ Community Organizing Specialist – Youth Enrichment Services (Y.E.S.)
▼ Digital Media Associate
▼ Executive Assistant
▼ Foster Care Project Coordinator
▼ Prevention Services Counselor
All submissions must include a cover letter, stating the position of interest, and an accompanying resume. The Center will acknowledge receipt of all application materials. Duplicate submissions are not necessary. The Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. People of color, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, and individuals of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply. And NYABN encourages all people who identify with the "B" in LGBT to apply and to openly identify themselves as a member of and to openly support the Bisexual, Fluid, Pansexual and Queer-identified Community(s).