2023 Instructor Application

Looking for a flexible, part-time teaching opportunity working primarily with adult students? Do you have experience in printmaking, media arts, or metals/jewelry? Apply to be an instructor at PCA&M!

Please fill out the application below, including your resume/CV and up to three pitches for classes you’d be interested in teaching with us. For an idea of what we offer, please visit our course catalog, though we’re always looking for new and innovative classes to offer our students, so please don’t feel restricted by our current offerings. Your pitch should include a course name and short description, a tentative supply list, how many sessions the class would be, and the skill level. 

Information about our classes: We serve 400-500 students per seasonal term, and we have four terms per year. We hold evening classes Monday – Thursday from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM and daytime classes Monday – Sunday, at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. It is rare that we offer classes outside of these timeframes. Instructors are independent contractors, and while we don’t operate off of a set curriculum, we do prefer that instructors have experience creating classes and lesson plans.

PCA&M Instructor Application

PCA&M Instructor Application

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Ceramic Residency Program

Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media offers one 8-9  month residency program per year. This opportunity runs from fall (Sept/October) thru spring ( April/May).  Applicants should have a BFA in ceramics or have an established practice and body of work. PCA&M will provide a semi private studio space, access to all PCAM equipment*, 600 pounds of studio clay, studio glazes , access to all studio firings, teaching opportunities and an exhibition. PCA&M residents do not pay fees and will receive a modest stipend.

Residents are required to work 15-20 hours per week on studio maintenance, present one workshop for members and the public, and be an active member of our studio community. Residents should plan to complete one studio improvement project based on their interest and skills.

Applicants should send a resume, artist statement, 10 images of their work, and a letter of intent to Ceramics coordinator Audra Clayton ( aclayton@pghartsmedia.org). A letter of intent (1000 words or less) should share what residents hope to gain from the residency and what skills they are prepared to share.

Fall Ceramics Residency 2023

Application due by July 15th  | Announced by August 1st

*PCAM’s ceramic studios  are equipped with 3 electric kilns, cone 10 downdraft gas kiln, soda kiln, raku kiln, studio cone 10/6 glazes, spray booth, 2 extruders , 2 slab rollers, glaze lab, 14 shared studio wheels,  pug mill, bench grinder, and a photo booth for documentation. Shared residency/tech space has 4 dedicated shelves and a work table for the resident and a shared wheel. Limited access to print/small metals/photography studios, and computer lab.

View our past ceramic residents