Current Opportunities

December 2017

Employment Opportunities

AEC is searching for a new Executive Director

Program Assistant, Out-of-School Time Curriculum & Programming, Pittsburgh Public Schools

Pittsburgh Public Schools is seeking a program assistant to support key elements of out-of-school curriculum and programming.

Teaching Artist, Father Ryan Arts Center

Ryan Arts Center is seeking teaching artists to lead 10-12 week sessions.

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

How Do I Feel? How Can I Cope? Music Integration Strategies for Early Childhood ($14, Saturday, January 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

How can children identify and cope with their emotions? Young children naturally respond to and communicate through music! Teaching Artist, Amber Fantini, will model strategies using music, chants, and movement to help young students explore emotions and coping strategies. During this engaging workshop, participants will learn strategies that they can bring into their classrooms to help students recognize their emotions and learn healthy ways of expressing and coping with them.

Arts in Education (AIE) Residencies (Deadline January 12)

Through artist residencies, the PCA’s Arts in Education (AIE) program enables artists to help others explore and develop their creativity and artistic skills in a variety of educational, community and institutional settings.

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.

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

Steelcase Education is accepting grant applications for schools to change their physical class space into an active learning center to advance learning in new and important ways.(Deadline February 2, 2018)

The Great Remake Micro-Grants (Deadline March 23, 2018)

Remake Learning offers microgrants of $2,500 and $7,500 to support learning practices, projects, and environments that advance engaging, relevant, and equitable learning opportunities that help young people thrive in a time of remarkable change.

Varied and Miscellaneous Opportunities

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking nominations for the 2018 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. (Deadline December 31, 2017)

The NAMM Foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 Best Communities for Music Education program that nationally recognizes school districts and schools for their dedication to ensuring student access to music education as part of a well-rounded education. The Best Communities for Music Education program provides awardees with tools to enhance visibility and support for their music programs. (Application deadline January 31, 2018)

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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