A participant in Leadership Academy works on a laptop.

We’re looking for evaluation and communication assistants! Arts Ed Collaborative is looking forward to connecting with current students who can support our work unlocking the transformative power of the arts as we collaborate with educators across the region. The evaluation assistant will help us study data and conduct analysis of our and others’ work, and the communications assistant will help us market programs and maintain our social media presence.

If you’re interested in either internship, please review the description below. Arts Ed Collaborative is fiscally sponsored by the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP), and those interested in this position should complete the CMP volunteer application form. Applicants can then email a résumé and brief description of interest to volunteers@carnegiemuseums.org. We look forward to reviewing your applications!

Knowledge/skills/experience required: enrollment in two- or four-year degree-granting program or undergraduate degree, recent graduates, or equivalent experience. Experience in the arts, education, and/or evaluation preferred. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Strong interpersonal, spoken, and written communication skills. Flexibility to interact respectfully and meaningfully with constituents with different life experiences, identities, vested interests, and communication styles, supporting Arts Education Collaborative’s commitment to equity and inclusion. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Capacity to work independently within organizational structures. Must be able to travel regionally during scheduled work hours, including locations without viable public transportation options.

Evaluation assistant responsibilities:

  • Collect study data through various methods, including face-to-face interviews and unobtrusive observations.
  • Prepare, compile, and format data for analysis in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and other software platforms.
  • Assist with the design, formatting, and development of data collection instruments, including online surveys.
  • Help manage logistical details related to data collection, including preparation of survey distribution lists, reminders, and tokens of appreciation.
  • Conduct preliminary analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and collaborate with the director of evaluation and planning to identify key findings.
  • Create tables, charts, graphs, and other data visualizations to be incorporated in evaluation reports.
  • Attend selected internal Arts Ed Collaborative staff meetings and consulting meetings with external arts organizations.
  • Assist the director of evaluation and planning in project-related activities as directed.

Communications assistant responsibilities:

  • Assist with the day-to-day maintenance of Arts Ed Collaborative’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and WordPress accounts, including posting, editing, and managing content.
  • Investigate social and web analytics platforms for monitoring the reach and effectiveness of Arts Ed Collaborative’s online presence.
  • Assist with the planning of marketing campaigns for Arts Ed Collaborative programs.
  • Assist with the design, formatting, and development of email newsletters, e-blasts, and promotional material, potentially included printed marketing collateral.
  • Take photographs of projects for use on Arts Ed Collaborative social media and website.
  • Interact with diverse Arts Ed Collaborative stakeholders, including conducting interviews, requesting testimonials, and making phone calls to promote programming.
  • Attend selected internal Arts Ed Collaborative staff meetings and consulting meetings with external arts organizations.
  • Assist the manager of programs and communication and director of programs in project-related activities as directed.

Each assistant will work up to an average of 15 hours per week and can earn work study or academic credit if eligible through their academic institution.