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AEC is hiring a Manager of Operations

You can help us collaborate with educators to unlock the transformative power of the arts. Apply today!

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artlook® SWPA is a free online hub created to help educators in our region immerse young people in powerful, personally relevant arts learning opportunities. Are you on the map? New schools and arts partners can commit here.


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Manager of Operations, Arts Education Collaborative

You can help us collaborate with educators to unlock the transformative power of the arts. Expected pay range based on experience is $35,000 up to $50,000. Apply today!

Manager of DevelopmentGreater Pittsburgh Arts Council

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is hiring a Manager of Development to support our development plan. This position will be responsible for managing the Art Council’s development plan to cultivate and solicit support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources. This position reports to the Director of Development and Grantmaking.

Art Teacher, Highland School District

To develop students’ interest, abilities, talents and skills for artistic expression and creativity in the visual arts, as well as aesthetic understanding and appreciation by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; developing lesson plans; modeling the necessary skills to performing assigned tasks; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Middle & Upper School Computer Science Teacher, The Ellis School
Starting : 12/6/22 – 1/25/23

Responsibilities will include teaching a range of courses from introductory middle school computer science to advanced high school computer science and advising a group of eight to ten students. We are seeking a very creative individual, and this is an amazing opportunity to work with girls and young women in technology.

Music, Arts, and Technology Program Manager, Center of Life 

The Music, Art, and Technology Manager is the creative and strategic leader of all Center of Life’s (COL) music and arts programs and initiatives. The Music, Art, and Technology Manager directly oversees the KRUNK Movement, COL Jazz Program, COL’s recording studio staff, and facilitating performance opportunities and exposure for students and COL staff musicians.

Jazz Program Coordinator, Center of Life
Starting : 12/1/22

Looking for an experienced musician/music educator to lead our student Jazz Program!

Music Teacher, Pittsburgh Public Schools | Pittsburgh Fulton, Pittsburgh Conroy,

The ability to be a culturally-responsive educator who knows how to leverage students’ unique skills, interests, and learning styles to create a learning experience that unequivocally includes and empowers each and every student. To become a PPS teacher, you must first complete a “Standard: Certified” application in the District’s online application system. This application will be screened in order to determine if you will be placed on the eligible list.

Art Facilitator, Not Forgotten Home and Community Services

The role of the Studio Art Teacher is to plan, teach and implement art activities/lessons in a variety of settings as needed. Art Teachers may also be asked to teach at any of our facilities-(Studio FMN, Gallery FMN and Club FMN EAST and off-site locations such as C-ART)

Studio Arts Teacher, Frick Art Historical Center

Develops and leads art workshops related to both the Frick’s permanent collections and special exhibitions with visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds

.5 AEP Art Teacher, AIU

Design and provide coherent instruction using prescribed unit and lesson structures that align with state standards and emerging best practices, in addition to meeting students’ needs as required in IEPs and/or specialized behavior plans.

Art Teacher, Propel School | Northside, Hazelwood, Montour Elementary

This Teacher position is accountable to collaborate with administrators and staff in planning for and leading students to learning success in the Arts through rigorous, authentic, and culturally sustaining learning experiences.

CreativeArts Classroom Advisor, Propel Hazelwood

CreativeArts Classroom Advisor (CCA) is a full time position at Propel Schools. The CCA will work in the classroom every day with the Visiting Artist in the building.

Music Teacher, Propel Braddock Hills High School

This Teacher position is accountable to collaborate with administrators and staff in planning for and leading students to learning success. This position will be accountable for developing and teaching curriculum based on the PA and National Core Arts Standards.

Part-Time Teacher Position, Assemble, rolling position

Interested applicants should submit a resume, 3 references including your most recent supervisor, copies of all required clearances, and a letter of interest to This is a rolling position. No phone calls, please. Please send questions to Those who self-identify as members of marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Professional Learning

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging series, UniSound
November 7, 22 – January 30, 23

UniSound is proud to offer our upcoming Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Workshop Series to arts organizations! Session dates are November 7, 22, January 23, 23, and January 30, 23 from 11:45-1:15pm.

2023 Empowered Educators Series, CMOA 
January 19 2023 – May 18, 2023 – 5:00pm -7:30pm 

Carnegie Museum of Art is excited to announce the 2023 Empowered Educators series. Empowered Educators is a forum where educators discuss issues of race, equality, and bias through visual art, literature, and personal writing and reflection. Carnegie Museum of Art is pleased to partner with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Center, the Center for Urban Education at Pitt, and the PittEd Justice Collective to make this program possible.

All Empowered Educators sessions are free. Teachers who attend are eligible to earn Act 48 hours.

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023

Town Hall for Local Arts Ed Supervisors, Arts Education Policy Working Group
January 25, 2023 3:00pm – 4:30 pm

This event is designed for anyone with arts education supervisory responsibilities at the local district level. This includes district fine arts coordinators, supervisors, administrators, visual and performing arts coordinators and special coordinators. Registration for this virtual event will open in the new year.

Collaborative Creative Music Making Toolkit, For K12 Educators

February 11th, 2023 | In this workshop for K12 music teachers (including general music, band, choir, and orchestra), we will share a very specific toolkit for generating original music in a collaborative way with small and large groups of people with diverse musical abilities. Teaching Artists can register for free using promo code PD2223 

NAEA National Convention, The National Art Education Association

April 13-15, 2023

This conference will be hosted in San Antonio, TX with more details to follow.

PMEA Annual In-Service Conference

The 2023 PMEA Annual In-Service Conference will be held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Poconos, April 19-22, 2023.

PMEA celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2023. We embrace our vibrant past and look ahead to our diverse future. In the 1930s, the “33” vinyl record was developed and as PMEA began to grow so did the way we listened to and documented music. Dance along with us as we offer concerts and sessions to inspire all our members in both tried and true ideas and innovative new ideas that will continue on For the Record.

Taking Your Time: Creating social justice, decolonized practice inside of dance curriculum, presented by Marguerite Hemmings

Thursday, May 19th from 6:30-7:30PM |In this workshop, Marguerite will share their best practices as a dance educator who works inside of a social justice, decolonized framework. Marguerite’s goal is to share concrete ways to map out your dance curriculum over time to make sure you and your students organically stay true to values around diversity and freedom. Questions? Contact Professional Development Committee Chair, Rosemary Battista:


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COVID-19 ARPA PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program (PACR)

The COVID-19 ARPA PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program (PACR) was created to provide grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations, local arts and culture districts and arts and culture professionals located in the Commonwealth to ensure the stability and recovery of the Commonwealth’s arts and culture sector from the COVID-19 pandemic. Application Deadline is February 28th, 2023 | Grant Webinar

The Heinz Endowments Creative Learning Funding, The Heinz Endowments

Applications are reviewed twice annually, with occasional exceptions for rapid response needs. In a typical calendar year, the spring deadline is February 15th for funding decisions in May; the fall deadline is August 1st for funding decisions in October.

The Grable Foundation grant process requires an online inquiry form followed by a full proposal. 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


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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

Help support proposed legislation pushing the Department of Education to move on Direct Path Dance Teacher Certification

Power of Us Workforce Survey, Wallace Foundation

This survey seeks to understand the collective workforce of youth-serving professionals and volunteers, in order to lead to action, informing policy, practice, and further research to better support the workforce. Complete the survey here. Share the Power of Us Workforce Survey campaign with your networks, using this communications toolkit.

Student Experiences

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Free Picture Book Reading & Activity, City of Asylum
January 30, 2023

Author Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond visits Alphabet City for story time, an interactive activity about color, and a book signing. (ages 4-8)

TheatriQ Performing Arts Group, Dreams of Hope

theatriQ is our performing arts group for queer, trans, or allied writers, performers, visual artists, musicians, activists, organizers, and leaders between the ages of 13-21! Creative sessions are Monday nights! | Hybrid option starting Oct 10th (location: KST alloy studios), bus passes provided if needed

Student Artist of the Month nominations, PAEA

Nominations due on the 20th of each month.

Free computers available

Computer Reach has a large inventory of computers available for free distribution and can bring a truckload of computers to a parking lot of your choosing. Contact Dave Sevick to make arrangements: or 724-779-0099

Crescendo Student Conference

January 31, 2023 | 9 AM – 2 PM. Designed for Middle/Junior & High School Students. Virtual Event. During The School Day. Focused 25 Minute Sessions. General Interest Topics. Career Focused Sessions To Meet Career Readiness Goals. Special Performance. ALL Content Will Be Recorded and Can Be Viewed After January 31st. Individual and Classroom Registration Available