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.

PCA SHOP: Holiday Shop Retail

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

PF: 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. Experience in film, video, photography, and computers is helpful, but not required.

Fill out the Online Work-study application here


JOBS

PF: Full-Time Faculty Position

Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ School of Film, Photography and Digital Media is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach classes and to perform administrative duties as part of its undergraduate-level educational programs. This faculty member will teach seven class sections per academic year within two different film/video programs. Primary teaching responsibilities will be part of a new, two-semester professional training program, The Filmmaking Intensive. Additional teaching duties will be within a longstanding film and video program that emphasizes a fine art approach.

Applicants must have a track record of working in the filmmaking field, preferably with significant experience working in features, commercials, corporate video or other aspects of the industry. A broad knowledge of production is essential, while specialization in some, but not all, areas (such as camerawork, editing, lighting, sound, producing, screenwriting) of production will mesh well with the curriculum of our new program. An M.F.A. is preferred but not required. Experience teaching entry-level production is a plus.

Administrative duties for this position include recruiting, advising students, participating with the Director of Education and other faculty members in curriculum development, and working on special educational projects from time to time.

Benefits include health coverage, Pittsburgh Filmmakers full-access membership and season passes to all programs at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' three theaters. Pittsburgh Filmmakers is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Pittsburgh Filmmakers is one of the country's oldest and most prominent media arts centers. Its educational program has a 40-year history, providing classes in film, video, photography and digital media to students enrolled in ten western Pennsylvania colleges and universities. In addition, independent students enroll directly in Pittsburgh Filmmakers' School of Film, Video and Photography, both on a "for-credit" and on a "non-credit" basis. For more information about the School, visit pfm.pittsburgharts.org.

Position begins August 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send resume and cover letter immediately to:
 

brady@pghfilmmakers.org  

Brady Lewis
Director of Education
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
477 Melwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

PCA SCHOOL: Youth Media Instructor

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media program is looking for instructors with experience creating animations using Adobe Flash and Wacom tablets for upcoming summer camps. Prior teaching experience is preferred but not necessary.

Potential candidates should contact Jess Weichler at jlweich@pghfilmmakers.org.

PCA SCHOOL: Facilities Assistant

PF/PCA is seeking a part-time facilities assistant to help in the cleaning and maintenance of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts buildings. This individual would be responsible for maintaining a schedule of cleaning of the galleries, classrooms, administrative offices and bathrooms. Must be able to lift 50lbs., trouble shoot, and work with facilities manager to keep the buildings in good condition. Strong coordination and communication with other staff and outside contractors is critical. Knowledge of electrical and plumbing systems a plus.

Contact Sam Pace at sam@pittsburgharts.org or 412 361 0873 ext. 322

PCA SCHOOL: Stained Glass Instructor

Position Description:
We are hiring a stained glass artist to teach an 11-14 year old and high school stained glass art camp the week of August 5 – 9, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Other programming options are also available beyond the summer. The instructor must submit a lesson plan and attend an art camp orientation before the program begins.

Requirements:
Previous teaching experience and multiple years of working in the medium are required. The candidate should also have knowledge of art history and contemporary practices in art and arts education.

Please apply by May 17, 2013

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

PCA SCHOOL: Artist Instructor-Ceramics

Position Description:
We are hiring an artist to teach Ceramics to children. Opportunities are on an on-gong basis beginning this summer. PCA instructors must share PCA’s approach to arts education and art making, which emphasizes the balance between process and product. This means that our instructors impart to students the importance of the creative journey and not just the final outcome.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree and at least one year of teaching experience are required. The candidate must have knowledge of ceramics techniques, processes and materials including wheelthrowing and different types of kiln firing including gas, electric, soda and raku. The candidate must also be well versed in contemporary art practices, arts education and art history.


To apply for this position send cover letter, resume and three images of your personal work to: Jena Robbins Schieb, Children’s Program Manager & Camp Supervisor at jschieb[a]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 SCHOOL: 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 School & Community Programs: PPS Summer Dreamers Academy

Position Description:
This is a really great opportunity for any one who loves art and/or education and is also interested in learning more about how non-profit arts organizations operate and partner with schools and the community! School & Community Programs at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is seeking four-eight interns to work with us in implementing our art programs as Activity Providers to Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy, June-August 2013 (SDA operating July 1-August 7).

The intern/assistant will be responsible for:
-Assisting and communicating with Teaching Artist (TA)
-Communicating with Director of School & Community Programs
-Communicating with appropriate school site directors regarding program information
-Taking photos/videos*
-Communicating with program participants and, if necessary, their families
*hands-on work being done by participants including hand shots and face shots (if a photo/media release has been submitted), group shots, TA’s working with students, final performances and/or finished artwork

Requirements:
The intern/assistant should be: Organized, A good communicator, Creative, Conscientious, Motivated, Positive, Patient, Responsible and reliable. Personal transportation is preferable, as you will be traveling to a Pittsburgh Public School! Intern should have current (valid through August 31, 2013) clearances for working with children in PA: Act 151, Act 34, FBI Criminal History, Act 24.

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Mary Brenholts, School & Community Programs Director at mbrenholts[a]pittsburgharts.org

PCA SCHOOL: 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 SCHOOL: 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 SCHOOL: 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

PF/PCA EXHIBITIONS

Position Description:
Interns will support the PF/PCA Exhibitions Department in one of more of the areas listed below. This is an unpaid opportunity with the possibility of college internship credits through participating colleges and universities. Internship positions are available on a semester schedule to coincide with local universities. One to three interns are selected at a time.

-Installation: painting, spackling, assisting artists
-General Operations: assist with organization of upcoming and current exhibits to varying degrees
-Docent-Led Tours: assist patrons as they tour the facility
-Photographic Documentation: some photography experience and Photoshop background is required
-Education Connection: ranges from developing PCA literature suitable for children to learn about the works in the galleries to designing, preparing, and assisting in art activities with children based around the current exhibitions

Requirements:
Potential candidates will be flexible, seek clarification or direction if uncertain of priorities, able to interact with wide variety of people effectively, a creative and collaborative problem-solver and comfortable working on a Mac platform. Should have an interest in art or art management. Any experience in construction is a plus for candidates interested in installation.

To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter to Rachael Cooper: rcooper@pittsburgharts.org.

PCA SCHOOL: Ceramics Studio Intern Position

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

Position Description:
-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.
-Assist as needed with basic studio housekeeping duties. You will be trained in studio safety and storage. Sweep, mop, laundry, moving boxes.
-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.
-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.
-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 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.

PF: 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 SHOP: Holiday Shop Retail

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