Current Opportunities

May 2018

Employment Opportunities

Attack Theatre is seeking a Lead Teaching Artist and Teaching Artist Assistant for its Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) Summer Dreamers Academy. Candidates with prior teaching experience will be considered. This opportunity is paid and includes training with PPS staff as well as free tuition to Attack Theatre’s Traction: Summer Dance Intensive. For this and other opportunities, see Attack’s employment page.

The Frick Pittsburgh seeks an Art Museum Teacher and an Art Museum Docent. Candidates with a background in art history or art education will be considered. Successful applicants will lead interactive tours and interpret exhibitions with visitors of all ages. Applicants must pass Act 33/34 clearances and criminal background checks.


Professional Learning Opportunities, Events, and Conferences

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is accepting proposals for concurrent sessions at its annual convening until June 1. Proposals must address one of the priority areas for this year’s convening, which are Raise Student Achievement and Success, Support Effective Educators and School Leaders, Transform the Teaching and Learning Environment, and Build Leadership Capacity and Knowledge. The convening will take place from September 12-13 in Indianapolis.

PASCD is accepting applications for its Online Curriculum Leadership Academy, which will run from June 17-August 12. Applications will be accepted until June 8.

Americans for the Arts is accepting registrations for its annual convention. The convention will take place from June 14-17 in Denver. This year’s convention will feature over 100 speakers, 3 keynotes, and more.

GPAC is putting on a Project Planning/Management workshop downtown on June 18 at 6pm facilitated by artist and curator Johanna Lasner. The workshop will cover project scope and subcategories such as goals, resources, timeline, budget, exit plan, etc. Digital and physical tools will be discussed. The event is pay-what-you-can.

The South Fayette STEAM Innivation Summer Institute is now open for registration. The Summer Institute will run from June 18-21. This year’s summer session features workshops in South Fayette and at Saturday Light Brigade on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Participants can receive Act 48 hours, and group registration rates are available.

Attack Theatre is offering Traction: Summer Dance Intensive for the first time this year. The summer intensive will run from June 18-22. Sessions consist of morning classes in yoga, pilates, Gaga, and modern dance, with specialized afternoon sessions to follow. Participants can choose from two tracks for Performance or Educators & Teaching Artists, or can pay for individual morning classes.

Registration is open for the 2018 Summer Institutes for Arts Education & Crafts at Kutztown University. Four workshops between July 16 and August 17 are still accepting applications. Act 48 credits are available to those participating.

Registration is now open for the Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Summit. This year’s summit will feature teacher and bestselling author  Simon T. Bailey as well as 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year Dr. Bill Ziegler. Participants can receive 40 Act 45 hours for participating. Registration is limited to the first 400 applicants. The Summit will take place in State College from July 29-31.

AEP is accepting recommendations and submissions for ArtsEdSearch Review Panel members. Contact for more information.


Student Opportunities

The 2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program is accepting submissions of artwork. The program is a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability program that showcases the work of young artists with disabilities ages 16-25. Applications are due by May 31.

The Sneakerhead of State Design Competition is accepting sneaker design proposals from students until June 2. Students can receive scholarships to the Pacific Northwest College of Art at Pensole, and schools who submit proposals can receive funding for arts programs.

The National YoungArts Foundation will accept entries to its national arts competition beginning on June 5. Students in the visual, literary, the performing arts, and design are welcome to apply.


Funding Opportunities

The NEA is offering a number of grants as part of the #NEASpring18 program. With the agency’s budget stable for FY2018, grants are still available for individuals and organizations. Existing grants and example projects can be found using NEA’s grant search tool, and a list of available grants for projects can be found here.


Miscellaneous Opportunities

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

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