Thursday April 27, 2017 | by Awura Barnie-Duah

HELP WANTED: The expanding Pittsburgh Glass Center seeks a full-time development manager

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The Pittsburgh Glass Center is accepting applications for the full-time position of Development Manager. The nonprofit art center includes a public-access glass studio, visiting artist residencies, an education program, and ambitious exhibitions. This brand new position has been created to support the glass center's expansion. The center has come to grow and develop its individual giving, corporate sponsorship, and new foundation support. As part of the job, the development manager will be responsible for a number of tasks that uphold fundraising. These tasks include, "researching new foundation prospects, grant writing, funder reports, individual donor research, cultivation, and tracking, corporate sponsorship and other administrative duties".

Those wishing to apply should have a B.A. in either Arts Administration, Art History, Studio Art, Communications, English, Professional Writing or something closely related. Candidates must also have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in professional development but arts development experience is preferred. Depending on experience level, the salary for this position ranges from $45-$55,000. Health, dental, vision insurance benefits are included; along with paid vacation and complimentary classes at the glass center.

For those interested in applying, please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, salary history, and a writing sample to Heather McElwee at Interviews for the job will start in the later half of May.

Along with this new job posting, the center, in collaboration with 3 Rivers Glass Beadmakers is looking for artists to submit work for their first jewelry and wearables exhibit. The exhibit will take place at the glass center. From October 6th to November 19th, artists such as, flameworkers, coldworkers, fusers, blowers, etc., will have work on display that can be anything; as long as it's wearable. Artists can apply online by August 15th to be considered and will informed by September 1st if they have been chosen for the exhibition.

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.