Opportunities

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is committed to connecting artists of all disciplines to area opportunities to expand their careers. Explore our continually updated local job openings, exhibition proposals, open casting calls, try-outs, workshops, and more! Stop back often for the most recent postings.

Do you have an opportunity for the local arts community? Add to our listing by filling out our online form. Anyone can submit, not just members! We’ll review and post your arts opportunity quickly (listing is subject to approval by the Arts Council).

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Opportunities

Digital Art Competition

Application Deadline
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Click here to apply

Organization
CGTrader

Email
Email

CGTrader, a company running an online 3D model marketplace, has introduced the Digital Art Competition, which is open to all digital artists (both 2D and 3D)! https://www.cgtrader.com/digital-art-competition

The Artist Collective at Banana Factory Arts Center

Application Deadline
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Click here to apply

Organization
Banana Factory Arts Center / ArtsQuest View Website

Address
25 West Third Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015-1238

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

Artist Opportunity: The Artist Collective at Banana Factory Arts Center
The Artist Collective is designed to celebrate and support the creative community by providing networking, professional development and career opportunities for visual artists.

Open Auditions for Singers

Organization
Concord Chamber Singers View Website

Phone
484-707-5078

Concord Chamber Singers, an elite 40-voice, multi-generational community ensemble in the Lehigh Valley, invites experienced choral singers to audition for the 2018-2019 season. Upcoming events include a Family Holiday Concert at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem on December 2, followed by our annual Yuletide Feast December 6 and 7 at the Northampton Country Club. CCS will also perform at First Presbyterian Church of Easton during the first weekend of April 2019, featuring a world premier piece by Libby Larsen with orchestra and Irish Tenor, Emmet Cahill.

Auditions are being scheduled now for August. Call the Box Office: 484-707-5078 to schedule your audition. Visit www.ccsingers.org to learn more about the group.

Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society Jam Sessions

Application Link
Click here to apply

Organization
Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society

The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society sponsors a free public jam session EVERY 3rd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH held at the Lehigh Valley Active Life Center (formerly called the Lehigh County Senior Citizen Center). It is open to all folk music lovers of any age who play an instrument or simply like to sing along or listen to the music. All ages and skill levels are welcome to our jam!

You will be joining Society members and guests for an enjoyable evening of folk music, bluegrass, old country, oldies and contemporary folk and sing-a-long songs of all kinds. Jam books are available to all who come. The books contain lyrics and chord diagrams of over 700 folk songs. Participants form a circle and each person in turn selects a song of their choosing for all to play and sing. You may also bring your own special songs. Our jam starts promptly at 6:30 pm and ends at 10:00 pm. Free refreshments are often served. Amplified instruments, except for bass, are discouraged. There is ample free parking at the Center.

More information: http://www.lvfms.org/jamsessions.html

Volunteer Mural Artists Needed

Organization
Lehigh Valley Manors

Contact Name
Megan Kholi Email

Looking for Lehigh Valley artists! We are looking for volunteers that are willing to assist us with painting murals on our dementia/memory care units. Diversion murals are a great way to help assist our residents from exit seeking and is very therapeutic!

Showcase Artist at Restaurant

Organization
1774 Grille & Tap View Website

Email
Email

Phone
(610) 838-1774

We would like to extend our restaurant dining room to local Lehigh Valley Artist. We are looking for people who would love to showcase and talk about their art to the community. This is a free opportunity that we hope can give you exposure and allow people to know about our New restaurant.

Call for Artist Showcase: Macungie Institute

Organization
Macungie Institute View Website

Address
510 E. Main Street Macungie, Pennsylvania 18062

Contact Name
Tim Brown Email

Phone
(610) 966-7830

Seeking local artists to display their work in the Lobby & Conf. Room areas of the Macungie Institute. We would be open to hosting Artist Reception if dates are available. The Institute seeks to serve the community, with a focus on the arts and support local artists.

Young People’s Philharmonic Wind Symphony Auditions

Organization
Young People’s Philharmonic Wind Symphony View Website

Address
P.O.Box 1614 Bethlehem, PA. 18016-1614

Contact Name
Nancy Beitler Email

Phone
(610) 868-9888

Introducing the Young People’s Philharmonic Wind Symphony, a youth band for sixth through ninth grade instrumentalists. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 starting September 12th at First Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem. Interested students should contact Nancy Beitler.

ArtsQuest

Organization Website
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Address
101 Founders Way Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015 United States

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

We are looking for submissions for our 8th Annual InVision Photo-Based Art Juried Exhibition November 2-4, 2018. The exhibition looks to feature artists who work in all mediums, but use photography in a significant way in their work and/or their artist process. See the link for more details.

BACH CHOIR TO HOLD NEW MEMBER AND CHORAL SCHOLAR AUDITIONS

Organization Website
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Address
440 Heckewelder Place Bethlehem, PA 18018

Contact Name
Renée James

Phone
610-866-4382

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold New Member Auditions by appointment on September 4, 6 and 8, 2018 at the Heckewelder House, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem, PA. Singers accepted into the internationally renowned choir will participate in five concerts during the 2018-2019 Concert Season, as well as the 112th Bethlehem Bach Festival. They will also have the option to participate in The Choir’s acclaimed Bach to School and Bach at Noon educational outreach programs.

Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. Available positions include places for four Bach Choir Choral Scholars chosen from experienced and talented high school seniors, who are encouraged to audition.

Audition times are:
Tuesday, 4 September – 5pm to 7pm
Thursday, 6 September – 5pm to 7pm
Saturday, 8 September – 11am – 1pm

Audition information is available on our website: bach.org. Singers should prepare an aria or song – one or two selections. There will be some vocalizing and sight-reading required. Artistic Director & Conductor, Greg Funfgeld will accompany singers.  Please call the Bach office 610-866-4382 Ext. 115 to schedule an appointment.

Call for Entries: PCCA’s Annual Juried Exhibition

Organization Website
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Address
One S. Second Street Newport, PA 17074

Contact Name
Jasmine Colbert Email

Phone
717-567-7023

Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) is now accepting entries for its Annual Juried Exhibition, which will be on display at Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport, from November 16, 2018 to January 18, 2098. Entry forms are due on Friday, August 31.

All original artwork is eligible for entry in the categories: Painting; Water Media; Photography and Digital; 3-Dimensional art (sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber, etc.); and Other Media (pastel, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, encaustic). Work previously shown in PCCA exhibits will not be accepted, and artwork must have been completed within the last three years.

The juror for the 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition is Penny Griffin Lutz, Director of The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Lutz earned a BA from Northern Arizona University, and an MA from Bloomsburg University. She is passionate about the arts and has been involved in the arts sector as a creator, advocate, manager or director for more than 20 years.

A total of $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded, including:

  • Best of Show, All Media – $250
  • First Place in each category – $100
  • Second Place in each category – $75
  • Third Place in each category – $50
  • People’s Choice Award – $125

For additional entry guidelines, visit perrycountyarts.org.

PCCA’s Annual Juried Exhibition will open with an artists’ reception on Friday, November 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with presentation of awards at 6:30 p.m.

Favorite Poem Project of Bethlehem

Organization Website
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Address
1984 West Point Dr. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Sue Lucrezi Email

Phone
(610) 762-2461

The Favorite Poem Project of Bethlehem 2018 is now accepting submissions for the Public Reading on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the City Hall Rotunda, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Poems cannot be self authored or authored by a friend. See website for details.


Jobs

Docents on Main Street in Bethlehem

Organization
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites View Website

Address
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center 505 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018

Email
Email

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is looking for part-time staff for the “Docents on Main Street Program” in Bethlehem. The docent must feel comfortable wearing 18th century period-appropriate clothing, enjoy speaking to the public, able to work independently, and provide an exceptional level of customer service. The docent will be outdoors almost the entire time in all types of weather. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting and welcoming diverse visitors to the downtown historic and shopping district
  • Sharing information about downtown activities, museums, shops and restaurants
  • Giving directions
  • Answering questions

The base of operations for this program is the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center located at 505 Main Street. The program will run daily from 11-4 and extended hours on weekends, during the summer and for events. Must be 18 or older to apply. This is a paid part-time hourly position. Flexible hours and schedules are available.

Email cover letter with availability & resume.


Internships


Volunteer

Lehigh University Art Gallery Looking for Volunteers

Contact Name
Lehigh University Art Gallery Teaching Museum Email

Phone
(610) 758-6881

LUAG’s volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the valuable and impressive works in LUAG’s collection.

By enhancing visitors’ experiences and making them feel welcome and appreciated, Volunteers are an integral part of the LUAG Teaching Museum.

Candidates should possess a love and appreciation of art, excellent communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

Training will be provided.

 

Volunteer for Arts Calendar Distribution!

Address
840 Hamilton Street, Suite 201 Allentown, PA 18101

Contact Name
Lehigh Valley Arts Council Email

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is looking for volunteers for our bi-monthly Arts Calendar distribution!

A big part of our mission is promoting and advocating the Arts of the Lehigh Valley, and that means dedicating the time and energy into creating our Arts Calendar! But we wouldn’t be able to get it out in the world without our awesome team of dedicated volunteers! They generously give their time to dropping off Calendars to various locations throughout the Valley, completing the final task of distribution.

Here’s how you can help the community simply by dedicating a small amount of time every two months:

We distribute more than 6,000 Calendars, but as a volunteer you’d be responsible for 5-10 locations to drop off a stack to the front desk or a staff member. It’s a quick and easy job, though very important, and while it doesn’t require many hours or heavy lifting, it does require the use of your car.

Our next distribution begins around March 1, 2017! If interested, please contact Lauren Beck at 610-437-5915 or operations@lvartscouncil.org.

Volunteer for Community Music School

Contact Name
Lisa Hopstock Email

Phone
610-435-7725

Our musical instrument petting zoo is a highlight of many local events and helps spread the word about CMS and our programs. You do not need to know how to play every instrument.

If you have an outgoing personality and a desire to spread the joy of music to the community, please contact Lisa Hopstock at 610-435-7725 or lisa@cmslv.org for more info.


Workshops

Submit an Arts Opportunity

Organizations may complete an online form to submit an arts opportunity to be posted. Please contact our Operations Manager for more information. The Lehigh Valley Arts Council reserves the right to only include opportunities that are in line with our mission.

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