The League of American Orchestras seeks a director of learning and leadership programs. The director will report to the Vice President of Knowledge, Learning and Leadership (Karen Yair) and be responsible for the supervision of one direct report. This Director will lead the delivery of the League’s two flagship regranting programs: The American Orchestras’ Futures Fund and The Catalyst Fund. Applications are due to Karen Yair at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1.
Americans for the Arts is looking for an arts education program manager. The principal tasks of this position are to create the tools of advocacy, research, and professional development to strengthen the network of arts education supporters and particularly local arts agency membership of Americans for the Arts who can then affect change in arts education programs and policies at the local, state and federal levels through work with Americans for the Arts’ members and the field at large. Applications will be accepted until May 6.
The Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media is recruiting a part-time Supervisor and summer teaching assistants for its Summer Art Camp Program. Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and three references to Kate Powell, Summer Camp Director at email@example.com. 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
Little Kids Rock, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and PMEA, will offer a professional development training in Modern Band at Slippery Rock University on May 11. Educators and administrators at all levels are welcome to apply.
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.
Performances & Exhibitions
Attack Theatre presents The Rube Goldberg Variations, a series of musical and choreographic vignettes that create an ingeniously complicated machine revealing the simplicity of human connection. The performance will feature live musical accompaniment by pianist Nathan Carterette, and original compositions and recorded music by Flavio Chamis, Dave Eggar, and Chuck Palmer. Performances will take place from April 25–28 at the New Hazlett Theater.
US Rep. Conor Lamb is accepting entries to the Congressional Art Competition from high school students residing within Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district. The winner will have their art displayed in the Capitol; second, third, and fourth place entries will also be displayed in congressional offices in DC or Pennsylvania. Original submissions measuring no more than 26″ x 26″ x 4″ will be considered. Entries must be submitted to Rep. Lamb’s Beaver or Allegheny County offices by 5pm on April 22.
Luminari is accepting applications for its summer camps, which give kids the opportunity to meet teens from other backgrounds and cultures and to immerse themselves in mind-broadening experiences that encourage them to think outside the box. Celebrating its 10th year, nonprofit Luminari offers four innovative summer experiences. Starting in mid-June and running through mid-July, Luminari camps range from four to seven days and include “I Want to be an Ambassador!”; “Speak and Tell!”; “Teen Writer!”; and “Camp Delicious!” Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. For more information and to register, visit www.luminari.org or contact operations manager, Sheila Hyland, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-877-1888.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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