Connect with AEC

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Join us for teacher workshops at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit this April!

We are facilitating 4 Arts Ed teacher workshops at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit this April! Register for one, some, or all. See you there!


National Teaching Artist Credential Opportunity

AEC is once again supporting SWPA teaching artists applying for the Young Audiences National Teaching Artist Credential. If you are a teaching artist living in SWPA, practicing for 5+ years, and experienced in K-12 settings, click the link below and get started today!

Fill out our interest form and benefit from AEC application support!

Employment

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Youth Programs Manager, Andy Warhol Museum

The Youth Programs Manager plans, develops, manages, teaches and evaluates youth programs and events. The manager will establish and maintain relationships with artists, arts organizations, community leaders, local teachers and schools, and education staff of other Carnegie museums with a focus on developing youth programming across the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.


Arts Educator III, Andy Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum (AWM) Arts Educators III work collaboratively to develop engaging, accessible gallery, online, outreach, and studio-based learning experiences and interpretive programs for diverse audiences on topics related to Warhol’s life, art, and legacy, as well as contemporary art.  AWM Arts Educators III’s co-lead, design, and evaluate instruction for educational programs throughout the museum, online, and offsite, such as drop-in studio programs, gallery talks, school tours and workshops, teen, adult and family programs and community workshops, tours, and art classes.


Museum Educator III, Carnegie Museum of Art

The Museum Educator III works collaboratively with Education and Programs staff to design, implement and administer creative learning opportunities connecting art, artists and the museum to children, youth and families.  Museum Educator III’s co-lead, design, and evaluate instruction for educational programs throughout the museum and offsite, such as summer camps, school programs, adult and family programs and community workshops, tours, and art classes.


Ceramics Teaching Artist, Union Project

Union Project’s Ceramics Teaching Artist (CTA) will plan and teach ceramic programs across a wide range of ages, skill levels, techniques, and venues.  In addition to teaching, the CTA will participate in studio maintenance and program management. Accepting applications until the position is filled.


Learning and Research Coordinator, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

The Learning & Research department leads two types of work: 1) a professional development program providing interactive, hands-on, and playful learning experiences for adult professionals; and 2) a collection of research and evaluation studies that support data-driven decision-making to enhance our mission and aim to foster just, equitable, diverse, accessible, and inclusive (JEDAI) practice.


Art Handler, Flyspace Productions

Flyspace Productions located in Pittsburgh, PA is looking for an experienced Art Handler to join our growing team. You will be required to display strong fine art handling, packing and installation skills. Experience in hanging paintings and installing artworks. Being a flexible team player, whilst displaying excellent time management, strong organizational and problem solving skills are essential.


Lighting Technician, Flyspace Productions

Flyspace Productions is seeking to add a full time Lighting Technician. This person will report to the Lighting Manager and will be responsible for the preparation, transportation, set up, operation, tear down, and maintenance of lighting and electrics equipment including theatrical fixtures, generators and power distribution, and event lighting.


Technical Theater Professionals, Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Kelly Strayhorn Theater seeks Independent Contractors in all areas of technical theater to add to our crew call list for a busy schedule of events and live performances at our two venues throughout the year.


Art Director, Steel City Brand

The Art Director will collaborate with Creative Director to translate creative ideas into effective and compelling apparel and manage all creative components of the brand.


Creative Director, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The Creative Director is a full-time, salaried position responsible for managing the brands of multiple performance series, several annual festivals, the institutional brand of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the brand for Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, and indoor and outdoor venues.


Art Teacher at Propel Montour Middle School, Propel Schools

Propel seeks an Art Teacher for its Propel Montour Middle School. This position is available immediately. This position requires a valid PA Teaching Certificate in Visual Art. Please review the opening information on the website provided to learn about the unique opportunities Propel offers teachers in the Fine Arts.


Music Teacher at Propel Montour Middle School, Propel Schools

Propel seeks a Music Teacher for its Propel Montour Middle School. This position is available immediately. This position requires a valid PA Teaching Certificate in Music. Please review the opening information on the website provided to learn about the unique opportunities Propel offers teachers in the Fine Arts.


Part-time Assemble Teacher, Assemble

Assemble needs a part-time Assemble Teacher. If you need assistance to fully participate in the application or the interview process, or have questions, reach out to nina@assemblepgh.org.


Part-time Community Outreach and Engagement Teaching Artist, Manchester Bidwell Corporation

The Community Outreach and Engagement Teaching Artist is responsible for implementing community engagements for the MCG Youth mobile studio. Works individually and collaboratively to implement learning experiences that engage students through the arts and technology. Develops creative capacities in students that promote artistic abilities, positive pro-social behavior and coping skills leading to successful progression through school to higher education and/or employment.

Professional Learning and Networking

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National Conference, American String Teachers Association

March 20, 2024- March 23, 2024

Come explore the many possibilities for teaching, playing, and engaging in string music making.


National Arts In Education Conference, Young Audiences Arts for Learning (lots of AEC staff will be there!)

Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s National Arts-in-Education Conference brings together arts experts, teachers, artists and other arts organizations from around the country. Presented annually by Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) in partnership with a local YA affiliate, each conference explores a theme related to arts-in-education through keynote speeches, site visits, and workshop sessions. The National Arts in Education Conference will occur from April 3, 2024 – April 5, 2024.


NAEA National Convention, National Art Education Association
April 4, 2024 – April 6, 2024

Join visual arts, design, and media arts educators April 4-6, 2024 in Minneapolis, MN for this premier professional learning experience!


Conference for Community Arts Education 2024, National Guild for Community Arts Education
April 9, 2024 – April 11, 2024

We are beyond thrilled to share that the next Conference for Community Arts Education will be held in April 2024 in Washington, D.C. We can’t wait to gather with you in person again. Held for over eight decades up until the start of the pandemic, the Conference for Community Arts Education brings together leaders and educators from a range of backgrounds to share knowledge, build relationships, and advance a common vision: a nation where arts education is accessible and embraced as essential for human development and healthy communities.

Funding

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The Grable Foundation

The Grable Foundation endeavors to improve the lives of children and youth in the greater Pittsburgh region, with attention to kids whose opportunities are limited due to economic circumstances. Applications are welcome every four months.


Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant opportunities


National Endowment for the Arts grants


Guide to Accessing Federal Funds for Arts Ed, PMEA


Guide to Using Title IV Funding to Support Arts Ed, PMEA

Advocacy

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Arts Ed Advocacy Toolkit, Arts ARE Education

This toolkit includes current school year talking points, school board resolution language, a parent/caregiver letter template, and more!


Direct Path Dance Teacher Certification, Pennsylvania Dance Education Organization

After decades of advocacy, problem solving and coalition building, PaDEO is honored to announce that Direct Path Dance Teacher Certification is a reality in Pennsylvania! The certification framework guidelines for colleges and universities to apply for offering dance P-12 licensure programs is up on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.