Current Opportunities

October 2017

Employment Opportunities


Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra is hiring a 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).

Professional Learning Opportunities, Events, and Conferences


Seventh Annual Pennsylvania Arts and Education Symposium (November 2, 2017)

Free Teacher’s Make Date at Society for Contemporary Craft (November 10, 2017 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.)

Teachers for grades 6 and up are invited to join Contemporary Craft for food, drink, art and exchange! Professional artists and curatorial staff will guide participants through a tour of the exhibit, Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, followed by a hands-on embroidery activity. Learn about group programs for your students that will enhance understanding of the arts and social justice and receive a free curriculum guide to help facilitate conversations in your classroom. Contact Natalie Sweet at or by phone at 412-261-7003 x 26 for additional
information or to register today.

Remake Learning presents Reimagining Career Readiness: A Regional Showcase (Wednesday, November 15th, 8:30am – 3:30pm)

The Pittsburgh Region needs a way to prepare youth for the future of work so that we have a vibrant and diverse economy for years to come. To begin addressing this challenge, a group of key stakeholders including the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, A. W. Beattie Career Center, Consortium For Public Education, Partner4Work, The Pittsburgh Promise, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Schools That Can has convened to focus on the innovations and partnerships required to prepare students for a changing world.

2017 PSAHPERD State Convention (November 16-18, 2017)

Creatives 4 Climate Workshop: We Are Nature (November 16, 2017)

Come tour the new “We are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene” exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Engage in a free artwork exercise to digest the museum experience. Brainstorm with the museum educators how artists can provide programming for the exhibition – and help us create a more sustainable narrative for the future.

CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture The 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts will take place in Pittsburgh! (March 14 – 17, 2018) There is also a Regional Juried K-12 exhibit, more information is below in the student opportunities section.

Save the date for Remake Learning Days May 17-25, 2018.

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.

Student Opportunities

Regional Juried K-12 Exhibition as Part of NCECA’s Annual Conference

Because of the strong K-12 ceramic community here in Pittsburgh, NCECA Pittsburgh will be hosting a Regional Juried K-12 Exhibit.

  • Open to all K-12 students in Allegheny County.
  • Entry deadline early February.
  • More information coming shortly.

We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to showcase your students’ work.

For further information about the Regional K-12 show, or to volunteer to help, contact any member of the committee below:

Chair, Betsy Huffman:

Co-Chairs, Donna Hetrick:; Cynthia Blackwell:; Christy Culp :


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

Reba R. Robertson Award (Email nomination deadline: November 1st, 2017)

The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America is accepting nominations for the biennial Reba R. Robertson Award, which recognizes the important work of secondary-level theater and drama teachers in public schools throughout the United States.

Aaron Copeland Fund for Music (Applications are due by 11:59 P.M. on October 31, 2017)

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting applications to the supplemental grant program. This program is designed to support nonprofit organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music but whose needs are not addressed by the fund’s programs of support for performing organizations and recording projects, such as presenters, festivals, and music service organizations (including education/residency, library/archive and radio/TV). Grants awarded may be for either general operating support or for special projects.

Varied and Miscellaneous Opportunities

Looking for More Arts in Education Resources? Check Out the Arts Education Partnership’s Publications Page!

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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