Jobs & Internships

WORK-STUDY

We are seeking college students with a federal work-study award. Work study opportunities are available at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Shop and the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Equipment Office.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOLIDAY SHOP

The shop is seeking an experienced retailer with a passion for art and strong customer service skills. Successful candidates will help assist in set-up and display as the shop expands into a large space for the annual Holiday Shop. Shop staff is also expected to familiarize themselves with individual shop artist’s medium, style, and approaches to their creating in an effort to best inform interested patrons.

Fill out the Online Work-study application here

PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS EQUIPMENT OFFICE

Duties include assisting students and members with equipment questions, assisting instructors, dispensing equipment, equipment and facility maintenence, mixing chemistry, film projection, and some light clerical work. Internships in exchange for access may be arranged Apply at the at the Equipment Office Experience in film, video, photography, and computers is helpful, but not required.

Fill out the Online Work-study application here

 

JOBS

PCA PRINTMAKING STUDIO COORDINATOR

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Description:
The Printmaking Studio Coordinator will help to strengthen communication between PCA’s administrators and PCA’s students, instructors and members. He or she should have a deep understanding of various printmaking processes, supplies and equipment. The Studio Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the equipment and chemicals and troubleshooting problems as they come up. In addition he or she will help guide students and members in the development of their work, whether that means steering them towards a class or just showing them a simple technique.

The Studio Tech will work closely with the Education staff, offering assistance in programming and ensuring that the studio is able to meet the demands of PCA’s diverse student body.

$8 per hr/ 10 hrs per week + unlimited studio access

Responsibilities:
• Teach classes and workshops for school groups, children and adults
• Help coordinate “guest artists” for workshops, demos, artist talks
• Manage Printmaking Studio space and storage and work to make space as functional and user-friendly as possible for instructors, members and students
• Order supplies, manage inventory and maintain equipment as needed
• Dedicate time to building relationships with artists and community partners
• Assist in marketing programs through social media outlets, blogs, attending festivals, etc
• Meet regularly with instructors, students and members to discuss concerns, questions, ideas for improving facilities and programming
• Monitor studio time for Access Members

Requirements:
• Several years of experience teaching and practicing printmaking
• A broad range of skills and knowledge of a variety of processes
• Ability to teach both children and adults
• Reliability
• Organizational skills and an attention to details
• Energy, enthusiasm and an outgoing and friendly personality
• Ability to multi-task and work well with others within a shared space
• A passion for the arts and a willingness to work hard within a small staff of dedicated professionals
• A BFA or MFA in printmaking is desired but not required

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume and two images of your artwork to Claire Marcus, Director of Education at claire@pittsburgharts.org

 

INTERNSHIPS

Internship applications are accepted year-round. Day and evening opportunities available. To apply, please fill out the appropriate form for the internships you are interested in listed below. If your application is of interest to us, you will be contacted for an interview.

All internships are unpaid. Opportunities available from weekly to full semesters. There is the option to continue the internship after one semester if agreed upon by the intern and supervisor. College credit is available upon request.

Qualifications: Must be reliable, mature, and able to handle responsibility with enthusiasm.

PCA: SUMMER TEACHING ASSISTANT

Position Description:
Assistants will support the classroom instructors in weeklong studio arts camps for students ranging in age from 4 to 18. Camps begin on June 10 and continue until August 30. Weekend hours are also available. This is an unpaid opportunity with the possibility of college internship credits through participating colleges and universities.

Requirements:
Potential candidates will be able to effectively manage a classroom of up to 20 students, work as a team member, be reliable, and have excellent communication and customer service skills. Assistants are required to work at least one week (Monday‐Friday) but have the opportunity to work up to 12 weeks. Experience working with children is required and experience with non‐profit organizations or studio arts is recommended. Students pursuing a degree in education, arts management, studio arts or art history are encouraged to apply.

Act 33/34 clearances required.

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Jena Robbins Schieb, Children’s Program Manager & Camp Supervisor at jschieb[a]pittsburgharts.org

PCA: DANCE TEACHING ASSISTANT

Position Description:
The Dance Teaching Assistant will support the classroom instructors in Art in Motion, a weeklong interdisciplinary dance and studio arts camp for students, ages 5 – 10. The camp will run July 8 – July 12, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. This is an unpaid opportunity with the possibility of college internship credits or Federal Work Study through participating colleges and universities.

Requirements:
Potential candidates will be able to effectively manage a classroom of up to 20 students, work as a team member, be reliable, and have excellent communication and customer service skills. The assistant must have experience or education in dance genres including but not limited to jazz, tap, ballet and/or creative movement/performance art.

Experience working with children and Act 33/34 are clearances required.

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Jena Robbins Schieb, Children’s Program Manager & Camp Supervisor at jschieb[a]pittsburgharts.org

PCA: PERFORMING ARTS TEACHING ASSISTANT

Position Description:
The Performing Arts Teaching Assistant will support the classroom instructors in a two-week long interdisciplinary performing arts camp for students ranging in age from 8 to 14. The camp, called Center Stage, will run August 5 – August 16 (Mon-Fri). This is an unpaid opportunity with the possibility of college internship credits or Federal Work Study through participating colleges and universities.

Requirements:
Potential candidates will be able to effectively manage a classroom of up to 20 students, work as a team member, be reliable, and have excellent communication and customer service skills. The assistant must have experience or education in acting methods, stage direction and/or playwriting.

Experience working with children and Act 33/34 are clearances required.

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Jena Robbins Schieb, Children’s Program Manager & Camp Supervisor at jschieb[a]pittsburgharts.org

PCA: FASHION TEACHING ASSISTANT

Position Description:
The Fashion Teaching Assistant will support the classroom instructors in weeklong fashion themed art camps for students ages 11 – 14 and high school immersions for students 14 – 17 during the summer 2013 semester. This is an unpaid opportunity with the possibility of college internship credits or Federal Work Study through participating colleges and universities.

Requirements:
Potential candidates will be able to effectively manage a classroom of up to 20 students, work as a team member, be reliable, and have excellent communication and customer service skills. The assistant must have experience or education in fashion design and/or fiber arts with working knowledge of methods like hand/machine sewing, tailoring and draping.

Experience working with children and Act 33/34 are clearances required.

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Jena Robbins Schieb, Children’s Program Manager & Camp Supervisor at jschieb[a]pittsburgharts.org

PCA: CERAMIC INTERN POSITION

REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Ability to lift 50 pounds and maneuver a dolly fork truck. (Training will be provided).
  2. Basic mathematical skills.
  3. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.
  4. The Ceramic Intern position will be a combination of physical and computer related work.
  5. Ability to focus on multiple projects.

STUDIO DUTIES:
  1. Reclaiming Clay: availability of Reclaimed clay is vital to our children’s programs and Art Camps. The Ceramics Intern will be primarily responsible for the tasks involved in this process.
  2. Assist as needed with basic studio housekeeping duties. You will be trained in studio safety and storage. Sweep, mop, laundry, moving boxes.
  3. Learn basic glazing process, waxing, dipping, pouring, and stirring of glazes prior to use by Access Member and Instructors. Ceramics Intern will also re-constitute underglazes in preparation for use in Children’s Programs or Workshops.
  4. After an assessment period the Ceramics Intern may be given the responsibility of un-loading electric kilns and placing the work on the appropriate shelves.
  5. Special Events/ Art Fairs/Empty Bowls/. Occasionally the Ceramic Department may be called upon by the PF/PCA to participate in Community events, including but not limited to demonstrations, sales, fundraisers, Empty Bowls and Yart Sale. You will learn how to pack pots to travel, load in and load out of various venues.

SCHEDULE:
Schedule will be determined according to the candidate’s needs; every attempt will be made to implement a set min/max number of hours, for example X hours every M-W-F or T- TH. Hours may vary due to special events.

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Becky Keck , at becky[a]pittsburgharts.org
or call 412.361.0455 x338.

PFM: VIDEO PRODUCTION

Production Services interns work on set as part of a small production team. Duties include wrangling talent, assisting camera, sound, and lighting as grip. Off-set opportunities are defined by project but may include pre-production shadowing as well as post-production assistance, from ingesting content for editing, to output of content for delivery. Once monthly, available interns are offered paid positions producing web shorts for PFPCA content and news. Availability is intermittent, depending on seasonal schedule, for a total of 126 hours. For more information, contact Gretchen Neidert, Senior Producer, at gretchen [a] pghfilmmakers.org

PCA: DE-INSTALLATION /INSTALLATION ASSISTANT

(dependent on exhibition schedule) Interns will be asked to assist in preparation of galleries. This includes a variety of artistic and manual labor involved in installation. We ask that the interns indicate whether they have had prior experience, and make sure they have interest and comfort to assist in the following: painting, spackling, assisting artists in carrying work, checking in work as it is delivered, labeling work in the galleries. Depending on the intern’s range of experience, install staff may request further assistance with construction and hanging. Artist Assistant (dependent on exhibition schedule) Interns will directly assist artists as they arrive to the Center. This includes manual labor and careful handling of work with installations at the Center, as well as receiving, tracking, and packing work for traveling exhibitions. Contact Rachael Cooper at rcooper[a]@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA: DOCENT-LED TOURS

(in the galleries) Interns may assist patrons as they tour the facility. Interns will be required to learn about the artists. PCA will share the artist websites, documents, images and materials with the interns so that they can become familiar with the artists and the work. Interns should take initiative to learn about such exhibitions and be in touch with other art venues in Pittsburgh. Interns should be eager to apply their knowledge of the history of art and the contemporary art dialog. rcooper[a]@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA: PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF ARTWORK, OPENINGS AND EXHIBITION-RELATED SPECIAL EVENTS

Interns will develop thoughtful documentation of our exhibitions and related special events. This would involve photographing the work as it is in the galleries, as well as photographing openings and artist talks. We would like to feature these photos on our website. Interns may access PCA cameras and tripods (on PCA campus grounds). Some photography experience and background is required, but above all, a strong interest and eagerness to learn is most necessary. rcooper[a]@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA: EXHIBITION EVENTS

Interns will be asked to document the numerous Artist Talks, which occur to coincide with current exhibitions at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Documentation would ideally take the form of a one-paragraph write-up summarizing each artist talk and each opening. This person would work with the photo-documenter to select and image from the event to be featured with the write-up on our website. rcooper[a]@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA: SCHOOL & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Intern(s) will document the many Artist Residency Projects taking place in school and community settings each year as well as creating support materials for these projects. This exciting program connects local artists to school and community settings in the region, allowing intern(s) to gain exposure to and knowledge of materials they may otherwise have never experienced working with. Intern will also be requested to participate in special external art activities in which PCA brings an art activity to engage in the community during fairs and festivals. Intern will also use this time to distribute PCA literature to promote classes and exhibitions. (Reliable transportation is best for participation in this internship.) rcooper[a]@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA: EDUCATION CONNECTION

Intern will develop PCA literature suitable for children to learn about the works in the galleries. PCA staff will share artist images and information to be used to develop such documents for engaging this age group. rcooper[a]@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA: ART IN THE GALLERIES

Intern(s) will be challenged to design, prepare, and assist in art activities with children based around the current exhibition. Distribution Interns will work with exhibitions and PR staff and are encouraged to find creative ways to get the word out about PF/PCA exhibitions. Interns may be asked to distribute cards and possibly to design posters and flyers for exhibitions and artist talks. Distribution may include biking around Pittsburgh to deliver flyers or hang posters. There is also a possibility of using the print studio to create original flyers for distribution. rcooper[a]@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA HOLIDAY HELP IN THE SHOP

A tradition at the Center has been the PCA annual Holiday Shop. Each year, PCA shop expands to fill two galleries on the first floor. Patrons come to purchase unique art pieces to gift to friends and family during this busy season. Interns will be asked to assist in set-up and display as the shop expands into such a large space, Interns are expected to familiarize themselves with individual shop artist’s medium, style, and approach to their creating in an effort to best inform interested patrons.

Please call Tiffany at 412.361.0873 x 303

PCA: POETRY OUT LOUD

Interns will assist in connecting schools with this national program, which builds on the momentum of a recent resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the immense popularity of the slam poetry movement and hip-hop music. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with State Arts Agencies of the United States such as Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to support the expansion of Poetry Out Loud, which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance in their own English class. This exciting program helps interns master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
Internship: August 2012 - February 2013
jasdeep[a]@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA: CENTER OPERATIONS

Intern will be asked to assist in daily operations such as greeting and directing gallery visitors and guests during daily hours as well as special events and programs, and assisting visitors with admissions and general exhibition inquiries. This person will work directly with administrative staff at the Center on special projects such as letter correspondence, file maintenance and facilities management. Intern will also be asked to help develop labels and pricelists. rcooper[a]@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

Interns will assist in the general maintenance of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts school and gallery building. Tasks include painting, moving equipment and furniture, and general building maintenance work. rcooper[a]@pittsburgharts.org.