Current Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Education Commission of the States is looking for Arts Education Partnership’s next Director. The director’s primary responsibility is to lead staff and projects to meet the organization’s mission and goals. The director will have a passion for the arts in education and a vision for advancing the goals of the Arts Education Partnership. Master’s degree required. Applications are due by July 9.

Pittsburgh Public Schools is seeking a new Performing Arts Coordinator. The next Coordinator will provide leadership and support to district’s arts education department with researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive, cutting-edge performing arts programs (music, dance, and theatre arts). The Coordinator contributes to improving teaching quality to improve student arts learning, and will train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.

The Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media is recruiting a part-time Supervisor, summer teaching assistants, and several instructors for its Summer Art Camp program. Interested applicants should contact Kate Powell, Summer Camp Director at Before beginning work, successful applicants must also complete a Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check, and Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI).

Professional Learning Opportunities and Conferences

Practicing Hope: A summit to explore agency, courage, and transformation in arts in education, is accepting early bird registrants until July 1. The summit will be held from October 4–5 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA.

The Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media is offering a four-week workshop for K–12 teachers focused on Ceramics for the Classroom. Through the completion of three different projects, participants will discuss proper kiln loading and basic kiln maintenance and successful projects perfect for short class periods and limited supplies. The workshop will take place on Wednesdays from July 17–August 7 from 6:30–9:30pm.

Prime Stage will host a free open house for educators on Thursday, August 8, from 6:30–8:30pm. Teachers can come together to network, learn about Prime Stage programs, register for student matinee field trips and give feedback on how theater compliments classroom learning. Drinks and snacks will be provided. The 2019 – 2020 season includes The Scarlet LetterThe Outsiders and Mockingbird. Interested educators can explore Prime Stage education offerings at

Student Opportunities

Contemporary Craft is offering two five-day, free art workshops for teens 13–16. Students will learn valuable hands-on techniques and work with partners at Phipps Conservatory and Ton Pottery. The Art and Nature workshop will run from July 26–August 2, and Fire and Form: A Week of Ceramics will run from August 5–August 9. Those interested can use the online form to apply or email for more information.

YoungArts is accepting applications for its national arts competition. The competition is open to emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel, YoungArts winners receive support including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions. Submissions are due by October 11.

Miscellaneous Opportunities

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE) is seeking arts educators’ responses to a survey about creative learning opportunities in the region. The survey should take 20–30 minutes to complete, and those who respond will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad.

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

Have an arts education opportunity you’d like to see posted here? Email Colin Williams at to see if your conference, exhibit, grant opportunity, or event would be a good fit!

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