Marketing Coordinator, Contemporary Craft:

Plan and implement marketing strategies to increase visitation, class registrations, and Store customers using social media, eCommunications, marketing partnerships, national/regional media, and website. Work collaboratively with program and development staff at this dynamic visual arts organization. 

Requirements: Strategic and creative thinker. Outstanding writer/communicator. Excellent organizational skills. Works well under pressure; meets tight deadlines in fast-paced environment. Strong database/computer skills. Flexible, responsive, great people skills, attention to detail. BA degree. 5 years proven track record in arts marketing. FT; some weekends/evenings required. 

Send resume demonstrating specific competencies for position, three professional references, salary requirement to: info@contemporarycraft.org or SCC, 2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA  15222. EOE. Deadline: 1/25/12

Judy Cheteyen Scholarship: 

Deadline March 15, 2013

Businesswoman and Society for Contemporary Craft past board member and president, Judy Cheteyan has been an invaluable asset to the arts community in Pittsburgh. Both Judy and her husband, Michael, believe that the arts and education make for a stronger community; therefore, affordable exposure to these is crucial for all citizens. Ms. Cheteyan is a strong proponent and supporter of the SCC outreach programs: "It’s really a way to make the connections with young people — to bring out their talent and allow them to develop their creativity."

To foster growth in the arts arena, the couple has developed The Judy Cheteyan Scholarship Fund, an annual summer scholarship which will be offered under the auspices of the Society for Contemporary Craft. The scholarship will provide a college student with the opportunity to gain professional experience within a nationally and internationally known contemporary craft organization. This three-month internship is for an arts management/art education residency. The program will provide the student with professional and career development and practical experience with professional artists and arts management personnel.

The Society for Contemporary Craft does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap/disability, or veteran's status. Further, the Society for Contemporary Craft will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with our mission.

Studio Apprenticeship:

Deadline March 15, 2013

View Application Here!

The Society for Contemporary Craft is offering a yearlong studio apprenticeship to an emerging artist seeking to develop professional skills working with one of the nation’s only non-profits focusing exclusively on creation, exhibition, and education across all contemporary craft media.  The organization’s mission is to engage the public in the creative experience through contemporary craft. This opportunity aims to engage the apprentice with real-world experience working within a professional studio and educational context, as well as give the recipient full access to SCC’s studios to facilitate the creation of a body of work.  The apprentice will work five days a week.  The SCC apprentice scholarship offers a monthly stipend of $1,000 and an additional $300 housing allowance.

This opportunity will provide a young artist business tools to be successful through mentoring from SCC staff and visiting artists, professional development, and networking opportunities.  To ensure a
comprehensive experience the apprentice will work closely with Director of Education Sherrard Bostwick, Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon, and Executive Director Janet McCall. The apprentice will have full access to the studio’s facilities.  SCC’s studio is equipped to accommodate artists focusing in woodworking, mixed media, book/paper arts, and metalsmithing mediums—for a comprehensive list of facilities please refer to our official website.  The apprenticeship will run from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 with a chance of a one-year renewal, based upon the apprentices’ year-end evaluation.

Artist Instructors
The SCC Studio currently has a need for regional Felting and Book & Paper artists.

The Studio offers three semesters annually of day, evening and weekend workshops in contemporary and traditional craft media for adults and teens. SCC instructors include university professors, internationally known visiting artists, and production studio craftsmen. The Studio’s primary focus on distinctive offerings developed around four key themes: urban experience, artist and process, art and the environment, and crossing cultural boundaries deepens SCC’s craft niche, and strengthens ties to SCC’s exhibitions of work by national and international artists for a complete educational experience.

Artist instructors interested in sharing their enthusiasm and expertise with students in The Studio are asked to provide a workshop proposal, images of your work, and references. Instructors must possess excellent communication and teaching skills.

For more information or to submit materials please contact the Education Department at 412.261.7003 x 25 or email