Manchester Academic Charter School has a number of openings, including for a music teacher and gifted/makerspace educator. Those interested should submit their résumés to CEO Vasilios Scoumis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Learning Opportunities
The Media Arts Coalition of Educators (MACE) and ArtEdTech Interest Group of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) will host a Media Arts Professional Development Day at Mattress Factory and the Andy Warhol Museum on September 20. Participants will explore the National Media Arts Standards, compare Andy Warhol’s silkscreen and “moving portraits” in film and video to contemporary practices in media arts, and create their own silkscreens. The event is free, and educators who participate can receive up to 5 Act 48 hours.
The Andy Warhol Museum is now accepting applications to join the the Youth Arts Council for the 2019–2020 academic year. Applications are due by September 23. The Warhol is looking to assemble a group of enthusiastic and highly committed teens from diverse communities and schools that would benefit from this experience. For those interested in more information, there will be an info session on September 20 from 5–6pm.
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.
The PRIDE (Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education) program of the Pitt school of education is hosting two Pop Up Mini Art Festivals featuring Africana art, music and dance, and free food. Festival activities are designed to help young Black children ages 3–8 learn about and celebrate their race, culture, and heritage from noon to 4pm. The next mini art festival will take place at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA on August 24, with another to follow at the Hug Me Tight Childlife Center in the Hill District on September 14.
Reading is Fundamental seeks Reading Buddies to participate in its Everbody Wins literacy mentoring program. Everybody Winspairs kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students with a caring adult to build a meaningful relationship while sharing good books, conversation, and other literacy related activities for one hour a week. Reading Buddies meet weekly from October–May in select Pittsburgh Public Schools. Those interested should email Sarah Burns at email@example.com.
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.
Have an arts education opportunity you’d like to see posted here? Email Colin Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your conference, exhibit, grant opportunity, or event would be a good fit!Current Opportunities