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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.
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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.
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- Linux Server Administration
- Networking design, topography, and maintenance
- Mac Support
- AFP (netatalk) and SMB administration
- Basic VLAN trunking skills, switch and router admin
This job is a mix of network maintenance and Mac support. Familiarity with multimedia production is important, as you will be expected to oversee all digital aspects of both Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center For The Arts. The position is full time.
To apply please contact Chris Smalley at csmalley[a]pghfilmmakers.org
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media program is seeking stop-motion instructors to teach children ages 5 - 18. Applicants should have previous experience in stop-motion animation and prior teaching experience. The ability to create stop-motion puppets out of armatures is a plus, but not required.
Opportunities are on an on-going basis, beginning this winter, with many more opportunities come summer. All teaching artists are independent contractors; this is not a part-time position.
To apply please send a resume to Sue Howard Director, Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Youth Media at showard[a]pghfilmmakers.org
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.
To apply please contact Jason Thomas at jason[a]pittsburgharts.org
Pittsburgh Filmmakers is accepting applications for the full-time position of Assistant to the Director of Filmmakers’ Youth Media Program. Applicants should have experience working in digital video, filmmaking and photography. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of media classes and workshops to children, teens and adults; assisting the director, developing curriculum and coordinating and assisting part-time instructors. In addition, the assistant will maintain media labs and equipment.
Media Artists and those with professional media production experience are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of video game design and programming a plus.
Applicants must have access to reliable transportation.
To apply for this position please submit resume and sample media work to Susan Howard, Director, Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Youth Media at showard[a]pghfilmmakers.org
PCA is hiring an artist to teach ceramics to children, teens and families. Opportunities are on an on-going basis beginning this winter, with many more opportunities come 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. All artists are independent contractors; this is not a part-time position.
Bachelor's Degree is preferred and at least one year of teaching experience in the medium is required. The candidate must have knowledge of ceramics techniques, processes and materials including glazing and firing in various forms 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
PCA is seeking an experienced instructor to lead a mosaics class for adults on Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm, Jan 23-Mar 13. Significant experience in mosaics, thorough understanding of materials and techniques, positive attitude and at least one year of teaching experience required.
To apply please send a cover letter, resume and two images of your work to Claire Marcus, Director of Education at claire[a]pittsburgharts.org
The Ceramics Studio Coordinator at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts manages the 3500 square foot Ceramics Studio. He or she is responsible for maintaining all materials and equipment necessary to serve an annual student body of approx. 300 adult students, 550 children, and 40 Access Members (adults who pay an annual fee to use the studio). The studio currently houses a large gas kiln for Cone 10 reduction firing, a soda kiln, a raku kiln, and four electric kilns. The Coordinator oversees all firings, with some assistance with the electric kiln firings. The Coordinator also works closely with the administrative staff, particularly the education staff, often serving as a bridge between the administration and the members and students. This position is a blend of physical labor, administrative work and interacting with students, members and instructors. This position is part-time, averaging 25-30 hours per week (some night and weekend work required).
- Clean and organize studio regularly
- Manage studio budget and order supplies and equipment as needed, with approval from Director of Education
- Conduct all firings utilizing gas kiln, soda kiln and raku kiln
- Manage schedules for firings, member and student studio access & special events
- Monitor open studio hours, currently Monday nights 3-9pm.
- Maintain equipment by doing general repairs or reporting bigger repair needs to Facilities Manager or Director of Education
- Mix glazes
- Recruit and manage studio interns
- Work with education staff to develop curriculum, bring in guest artists, initiate community-building events, etc
- Enforce Access Member hours and policies
- Provide technical support to members and students
- Meet regularly with administrative and artistic staff
- Significant experience in ceramics
- Experience firing a gas kiln
- Experience firing a soda and/or wood-fired kiln
- Experience in raku firing preferred but not required
- Teaching experience preferred but not required
- Experience mixing glazes
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Friendly and positive attitude
- Ability to multi-task
- Flexible schedule; some night and weekend work required
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
How to Apply:
Email your cover letter, resume and three images of your work to Claire Marcus, Director of Education at claire[a]pittsburgharts.org
We are hiring artists to teach studio arts programs to children, teenagers and families. Opportunities are on an on-gong basis beginning this fall and are in various formats such as weekend and afternoon classes, full-day camps and weekend workshops for families. 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. Instructors are paid using a 1099 contract.
Bachelor's Degree and at least one year of teaching experience are required. The candidate must have knowledge of various artmaking techniques, processes and materials. The candidate must also be well versed in contemporary art practices, arts education and art history.
To apply for this position send a cover letter, resume and three images of your personal or student work to: Jena Robbins Schieb, Children’s Program Manager & Camp Supervisor at jschieb[a]pittsburgharts.org
The PCA is looking for models for drawing, painting and sculpture classes. Because certain classes rely on sessions with a live model, dependability is a must. Models should demonstrate an understanding of modeling for artists and the ability to pose for long periods of time. Models are paid hourly, and are scheduled on an on-going basis according to our course schedules.
Experience preferred, but not required.
Interested candidates should contact Gia Medwid, PCA’s Model Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (412) 361-0455.
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.
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
-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
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
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
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: email@example.com.
-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.
-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.
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
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