Current Opportunities

August 2017

 AEC is currently accepting applications for Community of Learners for Arts Education, and Identifying and Supporting Quality Arts Education Programs. Deadline for Applications is September 8. Don’t delay, apply today!

Employment Opportunities

Pittsburgh Public Schools is hiring a Coordinator, Visual Arts and Design

Provide leadership and support to district’s Arts Education Department with researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive, cutting-edge visual arts and media arts programs. The Coordinator will contribute to improving teaching quality to further student arts learning throughout the District. Candidate must be committed to continuous improvement with the fundamental goal of advancing student achievement in an urban public school district.

Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra

Music Director & Conductor: As we announced at the May 2017 concert, Music Director & Conductor John Wilcox will step down at the end of the 2017-18 season. He will go out with a bang on our 2018 Concert Tour of Central Europe which will surely be an unforgettable 12th and final season with TRYPO. And so while we celebrate this final season, we also begin the process of our search for a new Music Director who will “take the baton” with the 2018-19 season. While this individual will be a key TRYPO team member, this position is part time (mostly on Saturdays during the school year, with some additional office/prep and planning time during school year/summer).

Marketing and Community Engagement Manager: We were thrilled to receive a year of funding for a brand new position that will be a shared position between TRYPO and our suitemates from Pittsburgh Youth Chorus. This unique position will help us focus on the true audience for our organizations: the children we serve and reaching them in as many communities as possible! This position is full time, exempt.

For more information about these positions and for details on how to apply, please see

Carnegie Museum of Art is hiring a full-time Associate Editor

The Carnegie Museum of Art is seeking an Associate Editor who is responsible for copyediting and proofreading Museum of Art publications, which include exhibition catalogues and books related to the collection, exhibition labels, gallery guides, special program brochures, course catalogues, curriculum materials, newsletters, and online communications. Assesses goals and requirements in conjunction with the director of publishing, curatorial, exhibitions, education, web, and marketing staff for specific publications and projects, and manages, monitors, and coordinates progress from concept through writing and production phases. Is the project manager for all print and digital publications produced by the education department; proofs all press releases, ads, and other marketing materials. Works with the web and marketing departments to develop web content and assists in day-to-day web updates. Takes the lead on content development for exhibition microsites and other substantive online projects. Executes and provides substantive editing (including manuscript preparation and content/structural review), copy editing, and proofreading. Develops, implements, and enforces in conjunction with the director of publishing, editorial standards and museum style guide. Lead editor/project manager on various exhibition projects. Assists with book and catalogue projects as necessary.

Professional Learning Opportunities, Events, and Conferences

Regional Arts Education Day  (October 9, 2017)

AEP Annual Convening: The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success (September 6-7 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.)

Context Conference: Data Fluency for Teaching & Learning (October 2-4, 2017)

Register for the 2017 PAEA CONFERENCE in PITTSBURGH (October 20, 21 & 22, 2017)

Pittsburgh Glass Center Act 48 Credit (ongoing)

Pittsburgh Glass Center offers Act 48 credit for classes and workshops! Call Ashley at 412-365-2145 x210 for more details on Act 48 and Traveling Tours.

Designing Project Based Learning Through Arts Integration: Visual Arts (Saturday, September 23 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

In this hands-on visual arts workshop, educators will engage with multi-media sculpture (beads, wire, felt, etc.) as they consider how to craft a Project Based Learning plan connecting language arts and social studies/history. Educators will explore how arts integration can serve as a foundation for rigorous, innovative Project Based Learning curricula. This workshop costs $25, is for formal and informal K-12 educators, and will take place at the Trust Arts Education Center | 805-807 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Dance, Rhythm, and Consensus Building in the Early Childhood Classroom (Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

This session shares time-honored methods of collective dances, songs, and chants that inspire cultural uplift and build self–esteem and awareness in children. Educators will explore innovative and multidisciplinary ways to encourage children to engage in collective effort, contribute to the group, and show respect for their own leadership skills and that of others. Through this engaging workshop led by Teaching Artist, Celeta Hickman, educators will create memorable learning experiences that can be used in the classroom to reinforce basic skills and promote healthy social development. This workshop costs $25, is for formal and informal early childhood educators, and will take place at the Trust Arts Education Center | 805-807 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

EPLC’s Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is accepting applications.  The Education Policy Fellowship Program is sponsored in Pennsylvania by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). Click here for the program calendar of sessions.

With more than 500 graduates in its first eighteen years, this Program is a premier professional development opportunity for educators, state and local policymakers, advocates, and community leaders.  State Board of Accountancy (SBA) credits are available to certified public accountants.

Past participants include state policymakers, district superintendents and principals, school business officers, school board members, education deans/chairs, statewide association leaders, parent leaders, education advocates, and other education and community leaders. Fellows are typically sponsored by their employer or another organization.

The Fellowship Program begins with a two-day retreat on September 14-15, 2017 and continues to graduation in June 2018.

Student Opportunities

Heathery Breeze

In-school, educational performances of Western Pennsylvania’s heritage of traditional Scottish and Irish Bagpipe music and dance. DVDs and study guides are available to accompany this unique in-school experience.

Performances include introductions and stories by Piper George Balderose (Executive Director, Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming), piping by students of The Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming, and dancing by students of The Conroy-Burke School of Irish Dance and The Erskine School of Scottish Dance.

For more information or to book, contact George Balderose at or 412 323-2707.

Prime Stage Theatre will once again offer its popular Student Matinee Series of performances during the 2017-2018 school year.

Educational Field Trip matinees are a great way to introduce middle and high school students to the magic of live theater. Matinees include curriculum guides and post-show discussions.

All performances will be held at The New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts on Pittsburgh’s North Side (6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, 15212).  Seats are $10 each, with one complimentary teacher/chaperon seat provided for every 20 student tickets purchased.

Performances run approximately two hours,15 minutes.  Groups are encouraged (but not required) to stay for a short chat session after each performance.  Student matinee performances begin at 10:00 a.m.

All Quiet on the Western Front – November 7, 8, and 9, 2017
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – March 13, 14, and 15, 2018
The Diary of Anne Frank – May 8, 9, and 10, 2018

PLEASE NOTE:  Reservations will be taken, via email and phone (email preferred), beginning on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.   NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN BEFORE THIS DATE!  Please DO NOT mail in your order form until you have checked with Mary Windstein, Education Box Office Manager, regarding the availability of seats.  (Reservations will be taken in the order received.)  Please be sure to include both your students and your chaperons in your count!


Funding Opportunities

Rivers of Steel Heritage Area Mini-Grant Funding (Applications are due by 3:00 P.M. on August 31, 2017)

The Round 22 Rivers of Steel Heritage Area Mini-Grant Program is designed to fund projects that sustain Rivers of Steel’s sense of place through heritage preservation, interpretation, cultural, and recreational assets of the region.

What: Grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000; 1:1 match [in-kind (pre-approved) or cash] required.

Eligibility: Non-profit organizations with 501(c) 3 status, municipalities, counties, and academic institutions are all eligible within the Mini-Grant program. Projects must be located in one or more of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland.

Varied and Miscellaneous Opportunities

Assemble, a community space for arts and technology, has new space that is available for rent. A great opportunity for staff retreats, field trips, or personal events.

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