Temporary Creative Learning Coordinator

Carnegie Museums - Arts Education Collaborative, 3 Gateway Ctr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #529
Monday, April 12, 2021
Formed in 1998, the Arts Education Collaborative (AEC) offers programs and resources that support quality arts education in southwestern Pennsylvania. This includes reaching school districts, arts and culture organizations, community members, and policymakers as they work to impact children and youth in the region.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community. 

Arts Education Collaborative’s mission is to collaborate with educators to unlock the transformative power of the arts. AEC leads the new Creative Learning Network (CLN) Anchor in partnership with The Legacy Arts Project with support from The Heinz Endowments. The CLN Anchor is an anti-racist partnership bridging young artists, professional teaching artists, and youth-serving organizations to strengthen the creative learning ecosystem in Southwestern PA.

Temporary Creative Learning Coordinator plays a key role in supporting the Creative Learning Network. This new temporary position is responsible for maintaining and growing relationships with CLN participants and partners, developing content for social media platforms, seeking out and sharing opportunities for educators and learners and supporting program implementation. This temporary position requires culturally responsive competencies, interest in building out a new initiative, enthusiastic participation in collaborative processes, attention to detail, and flexibility.

This position is temporary from approximately July 2021 for up to 18 months.  This position is grant funded.



Education and Experience: High school diploma, or equivalent, and at least three years of experience working in the community-based arts education field required.  Proficiency in at least one art form is required (though a professional arts practice is not required). Bachelor’s or equivalent preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • A demonstrated commitment to racial justice and educational equity and inclusion for students, educators, partners, and AEC staff.
  • Enthusiasm for professional growth and a willingness to receive and act on constructive feedback.
  • Professional practice in communicating inclusively with diverse people.
  • Culturally responsive and sustaining competencies.
  • Knowledge of how arts education programs work and the roles that teaching artists play in our region.
  • Experience creating and publishing professional content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; cloud-based platforms, e.g. Google Drive, Office 365; social media platforms; WordPress or other content management systems; and online email clients.
  • Must work well within constraints of ADA guidelines, word count preferences, distinct voices of AEC and CLN, and aesthetic goals.



Content Development:

  • Compile resources and opportunities for the creative learning community that include but are not limited to events, workshops, residencies, professional learning, and funding.
  • Share resources and opportunities with the CLN via email, web posts, social media posts, and other methods as needed.
  • Identify local artists to periodically create graphic assets to diversify and enhance online presence
  • Write lively text for AEC and CLN websites and social media platforms. This involves editing, revising, fact-checking, and proofreading.
  • Use Microsoft Office, Google Suite and other digital media tools and equipment to create and manipulate text documents, spreadsheets, images, and other digital assets.
  • Support appropriate staff in the development process to purchase and/or acquire images for #ArtsLearningAtHome content, web/social media posts, and articles with due attention to copyright laws and requirements for reproduction.
  • Propose ideas for new content that would amend or improve existing educational resources

Project support:

  • Attend regular project meetings
  • Cultivate good working relationships with AEC and Legacy Arts Project colleagues and partners across the CLN
  • Follow through on support tasks for various program efforts (e.g., preparing agendas, setting up event registration, finalizing RSVP’s,  ordering catering, printing materials, drafting thank you notes, etc.)
  • Onramp new arts partners (organizations and individual teaching artists) to artlook SWPA platform and provide technical assistance
  • Meet deadlines for tasks and deliverables
  • Maintain timely updates in shared files, especially for dependent tasks
  • Seek out and use feedback from the team to consistently improve content and programs
  • Archive CLN Rapid Response activities and documentation


  • Regularly communicate with teaching artists and creative learning organization staff, and occasionally with youth.
  • Consistently deliver friendly, professional, communication in person and through all digital communication platforms when communicating.
  • Adhere to AEC and CLN’s style guides and norms for communication.
  • Support CLN’s and AEC’s mission and values in all communications.


  • Support asset mapping efforts to identify resources and opportunities for youth, teaching artists, and creative learning organizations
  • Coordinate with PITT evaluation team to support evaluation efforts
  • Identify new stakeholders to participate in CLN efforts

 Other duties as assigned.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.




The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job  with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional  guidance on essential functions  follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources.


A. Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function  is rarely performed, it may not be essential.


B. Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function.


C. Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.


D. How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis.


E. Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.


F. What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential. 


G. Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

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