JOBS

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

ANIMATION INSTRUCTOR

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Filmmakers at the Center program is currently interviewing animation artists to teach animation workshops and camps. Successful candidates should have a strong background in stop-motion and/or digital animation. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Contact Susan Howard, Director Filmmakers at the Center, showard[at]pghfilmmakers.org

MOSAICS INSTRUCTOR

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Filmmakers at the Center program is currently interviewing animation artists to teach animation workshops and camps. Successful candidates should have a strong background in stop-motion and/or digital animation. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Contact Susan Howard, Director Filmmakers at the Center, showard[at]pghfilmmakers.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.

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 [@] pghfilmmakers.org

PF PCA PR & MARKETING WEB INTERN

The PR and Marketing Department is taking applications for a sharp and creative web design and development student in their junior or senior year. You will assist with promoting events like the Three Rivers Film Festival, sponsorships, and special events online as well as work with the Sr. Web Designer to update and refine the new drupal site. Must be able to work with HTML, CSS, Javascript as well as have competent and stylish design skills. Pleae send applications to brooke [@] pghfilmmakers.org with work samples from school and a resume listing school and software experience.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 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.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 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.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 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.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 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.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: SCHOOL AND 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.)

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 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.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 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.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 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

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 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.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: CENTER OPERATIONS

Intern will be asked to assist in daily operations such as greeting and directing museum 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.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 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.