Allegheny Intermediate Unit is currently seeking a Computer Science Coordinator for its Teaching and Learning Division. The CS Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Instructional Innovation and other Teaching and Learning staff to promote computational thinking and provide professional development in pre-K – 12 educational entities. The position requires the ability to travel across western Pennsylvania. For this and other opportunities, check out AIU3’s employment page.
The Brashear Association is seeking a Youth Development Coordinator to liaise with Pittsburgh schools and coordinate programming. The position requires both hands-on work with children as well as full participation in planning and program development as a member of the professional staff of the Association. The position is full-time with some weekend and evening hours required. Those interested can send a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com.
Professional Learning Opportunities, Events, and Conferences
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will hold a Collaborations in Color workshop on September 8 as part of its 2018-19 professional development series. In this hands-on visual arts workshop, participants will engage with several collaborative art activities in an exploration of color, such as using art tissue paper to create patterns on fabric for a wall hanging and dyeing wooden beads for a class mobile. The cost is $14 to register.
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) will hold its annual convening in Indianapolis from September 12-13. The Convening will include keynote speech from PBS documentary series producer Lois Vossen, a special film screening, workshops, and more.
Registration is still open for the Educational Theater Association’s National Conference, which will be held from September 13-16 in Denver, CO. Featured events include talks by playwright John Cariani, Broadway actor Alton Fitzgerald White, and director and actor Sue Hamilton.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) will host the Network for Arts Administrators of Color at the Carnegie Museum of Art on September 27. The event is free and will feature Cecile Shellman, Diversity Catalyst for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, who will share about recent efforts at the museums to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Refreshments will be provided. For this and other GPAC events, see the GPAC events webpage.
The Pittsburgh Glass Center is offering two Educator Open Houses on October 10 and December 11. The event includes a tour of the PGC facilities as well as glassblowing demonstrations. Participants can make their own fused glass tile and earn an hour of Act 48 credit. Preregistration is required.
The Pittsburgh Glass Center is also offering In Your Classroom: An Educator’s Guide to Glass Art on December 1. In this one-day workshop for educators, participants can learn multiple glassmaking techniques and complete projects to show students. Participants will also learn about PGC’s on-site residency programs and how to continue with this artistic medium in the classroom, and can earn up to 5.5 Act 48 credits.
Hands on with Zig is putting on a variety of different workshops for educators and students, including STEAM, music, and anti-bullying workshops. Those interested can email Zig Wajler.
The Foundation for Rural Service is offering several grants for rural service, including grants centered on education, the arts, community development, and tourism. Grants ranging from $250 to $5000 will be awarded for projects promoting a high quality of life in rural areas served by NTCA: The Rural Broadband Assocation. The deadline to apply is September 15.
Yemaya Productions will put on its 4th annual production on September 7. This social justice play will use techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed to engage the audience and will be followed by a networking reception. Artists for the open mic reception, support staff, and community organizations are still needed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.