Propel Schools are hiring for a number of different teaching, paraprofessional, and support positions in advance of the 2019–20 school year. Openings include full-time, K-8 visual arts and music teachers and other teaching and administrative positions.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Pittsburgh Filmmakers is recruiting a part-time Supervisor for its Summer Art Camp Program. The ideal candidate for this position possesses excellent organizational and communication skills, has experience working with children, enthusiastically collaborates with colleagues, and has experience in a variety studio and/or media art processes. Responsibilities include: completing administrative tasks assigned by the Summer Camp Director; communicating and collaborating effectively with Summer Camp Director and AM Summer Art Camp Supervisor; running Post-Camp daily; leading campers in engaging activities during the extended care hours; overseeing camp-wide lunch to ensure camper safety and provide Instructors with a mid-day break willingly supporting Instructors with classroom management, material retrieval, and administrative issues as needed; maintaining organization of supply room and classroom spaces; and practicing an attitude of kindness and professionalism when communicating with parents, campers, and colleagues. The Art Camp Director depends on the reliability, flexibility, and collaboration of the Supervisors and in return is expected to offer Supervisors mentorship opportunities. The applicant should be prepared to commit to working the entirety of the camp season (June 17th-August 23rd), Monday- Friday, 12 pm-6 pm. 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
Prime Stage presents an Act 48 workshop, When Butterflies Speak: Discovering In the Time of Butterflies, on March 2, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University. This workshop is designed for teachers of English, language arts, Spanish, drama, and social studies on strategies for effective teaching and learning the novel In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. The workshop is $150 and includes lunch and a complimentary ticket to a performance of the show. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Union Project is accepting applications for the Artists As Change Agents Workshop Series. In this series, local artists will develop their artistic practice as a central methodology for systemic change in their local community. This program is designed and facilitated by EmcArts, a national arts service organization that works alongside individuals, organizations, and communities as they tackle their most complex challenges. Applications are due by March 4.
Pre-registration and hotel information is now available for the NAfME/PMEA Eastern Division Conference. The conference will take place at the Westin Convention Center from April 4–7 in Pittsburgh, and the theme will be Innovation, Access, and Insights.
The PA Department of Education, in conjunction with Little Kids Rock and with endorsement from the PA Music Educators Association, will offer six professional development trainings in Modern Band” at six different times and locations across the Commonwealth. Workshops are scheduled between April 17–May 18 at locations including Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University.
Performances & Exhibitions
The August Wilson Center presents Tubman, a one-woman show that presents the story of 19th Century abolitionist Harriet Tubman reimagined as a young woman growing up in Harlem. This play examines the centuries old fight with race, gender, and equality through a theatrical lens centered around the most influential female leaders in American history. Performances will take place on February 20 and 21.
Prime Stage presents student matinees of Julia Alvarez’s historical coming-of-age novel, In the Time of the Butterflies,suitable for middle and secondary students, English, social studies, and Spanish teachers. performances are on March 12, 13,and 14 at 10am. Tickets are $10 each, with one complimentary teacher/chaperone seat provided for each 20 student tickets purchased. Productions are held at The New Hazlett Theater on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University have announced the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival. The festival will cover topics ranging from turntablism to inclusivity in fashion and will run from March 22–24. For a full list of events and ticket information, see the festival’s Tickets & Events page.
The 2019 NAfME Student Composers Competition is now open. Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions. Entries submitted by March 29 will be considered.
Americans for the Arts (AftA) has announced ARTS EDxChange, a digital platform fostering engagement and collaboration between arts educators and practitioners from around the world. Open to Americans for the Arts members and non-members alike, ARTS EDxchange is the first international arts education listserv, allowing subscribers the opportunity to share their work with a global audience and access resources on the cutting edge of arts and cultural education. Sign up on the AftA website.
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