Opportunities

regional arts opportunities

  • The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is committed to connecting artists of all disciplines to area opportunities that expand their careers. 
  • Explore this page for local job openings, exhibition proposals, open casting calls, try-outs, workshops, and more. This page is continually updated so check back often!
  • Do you have an opportunity for the Lehigh Valley arts community? Add it to this listing of arts opportunities by filling out our online form. Anyone can submit, not just members! We will review and post new opportunities quickly.
  • NOTE: Listings are subject to approval first.
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Arts Council Opportunities

View our own opportunities by clicking on the “Volunteering” and “Internships” pages, which are under “How Everyone Benefits.” Additionally, we are developing opportunities for contracting individuals to write arts advocacy articles and produce marketing and graphic design work. If you are interested in being considered for either opportunity please send us an email that includes your resume and addresses how you could assist us.


Opportunities

Call for Entries

Application Deadline
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
Hemlock Art Space and Gallery View Website

Address
9 North 2nd St Easton, Pennsylvania 18042

Contact Name
Hannah Ehret Email

Hemlock Art Space and Gallery is searching for art that is created from “trash.” Artists working in mixed media, repurposed art, found object art etc., in any style are encouraged to apply.
Entry for $20 for 3 submissions  “Trash” will run 8/25 – 9/28 Opening 8/25

Call for Entries

Application Deadline
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
Vestige Concept Gallery View Website

Address
5417 Butler Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

Contact Name
Alexander Sands Email

Vestige Concept Gallery Presents:
“Art In The Fast Lane” September 2021
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline: Saturday, August 21st at Midnight! Apply Today!

Call for Submissions

Application Deadline
Monday, August 30, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
The Allentown Public Library View Website

Address
1210 Hamilton St. Allentown, PA 18102

Email
Email

Phone
(610) 820-2400

20 Years Later: Reflections on the Terror Attacks of September 11, 2001

The events of September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on both U.S. and world history.

To honor those whose lives were lost, to respect those who lost family, friends and colleagues in the attacks on New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, we invite area artists to contribute to this month-long display at Allentown Public Library.

Call for Actors

Application Deadline
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Organization
Guide Social View Website

Contact Name
Kelsey McDaniel Email

At Guide Social, we work with prominent clients (many who were featured on the hit show Shark Tank) to bring their products to life through video. We reach millions of people every month. We are looking for actors in the Lehigh Valley to work with us on simple video & lifestyle projects.

Call for Entries

Application Deadline
Friday, September 10, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
Hemlock Art Space and Gallery View Website

Address
9 North 2nd St Easton, Pennsylvania 18042

Contact Name
Hannah Ehret Email

Hemlock Art Space and Gallery is accepting works from artists who identify as an outsider or emerging artist, and creates work that revolves around the life/death cycle, memento mori, and the macabre.
DUE Sept 10. Show: September 29 – Oct 31 Closing reception October 31

Artwork Call for Submissions

Application Deadline
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
Healing Through the Arts View Website

Address

Donate your original art that promotes hope and healing by communicating a message of peace, calm, comfort, and inspiration.

  • To inspire hope and healing by raising the awareness that art aids in healing
  • To create art for hospitals and healing facilities where viewers seek inspiration to heal
  • To provide students with opportunities to explore creativity and create art to help others

2021 Arts Festival Reading Artist Call

Application Deadline
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Click here to apply

Organization
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

Address
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts 201 Washington Street Reading, PA 19601

Arts Festival Reading & Holiday Market will be returning on December 4th & 5th, 2021. The annual two-day festival will once again welcome thousands of visitors to GoggleWorks to engage with interactive art programs and discover artwork and handmade gifts from over 100 artists just before the holidays. Only this year we want to make the event as accessible as possible to our community, without sacrificing on quality.

Call for Proposals

Application Deadline
Saturday, December 31, 2022 Click here to apply

Organization
ArtsQuest/Banana Factory Arts Center View Website

Address
25 West Third Street Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Nicole Gencarelli Email

Phone
(610) 332-1300

The Banana Factory Arts Center is now accepting exhibition proposals for solo and group exhibitions. Information on eligibility, selection criteria, guidelines, and exhibition policies are included in the application forms below. A gallery committee will review applications on a rolling basis.

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

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.


Jobs

Lehigh Valley Arts Council  Arts & Access Always Program Administrator

Application Deadline
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Organization
Lehigh Valley Arts Council View Website

Address
PO Box 20591 Lehigh Valley, PA 18002

Contact Name
Tara Henninger Email

Phone
610-437-5915

Job Description 

Lehigh Valley Arts Council (LVAC) position of Arts & Access Always Program Administrator promotes and supports the LVAC Arts & Access Always Program within the Lehigh Valley’s arts and culture and disability-friendly community, and the region at large, in order to increase engagement for persons with disabilities through creative and effective communication strategies. 

The Arts & Access Program Administrator will report directly to the LVAC Managing Director and will work closely with the LVAC Accessibility Sub-Committee and Board of Directors on the planning and facilitation of Accessibility initiatives. Much of the focus is on building and cultivating relationships with stakeholders in the arts and culture and disability-friendly community, understanding their needs, answering questions, and providing support and resources to all LVAC programs.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Serve as the leader for the Arts and Accessibility programming for LVAC and throughout the arts and Culture and disability-friendly community.
  • Research and communication for creating an updated Resource Booklet including best practices for accessible arts organizations in the Lehigh Valley 
  • Organize and coordinate the program’s month Arts Access networking meeting with local organizations and arts administrators 
  • Attend monthly meetings for the Disability Friendly Community organization 
  • Present to other organizations, college classes, etc. on the Arts & Access Always program, as well as the basics of arts accessibility information  
  • Stay up to date with best practices in the Arts and Culture Accessibility community 
  • Trainings and Accessibility Equipment
  • Plan, organize, and execute workshops, training, meetings, or events hosted by the Arts & Access Always program 
  • Maintain accessibility equipment and ensuring the proper devices are in working condition

Marketing Responsibilities

  • Prepare any physical and digital marketing materials for all Arts & Access Always programming, trainings, and activities
  •  Maintain accessible best practices of all social media, website and marketing materials
  • Establish and Cultivate of relationships with individuals and organizations in the arts, culture and disability-friendly community 
  • Share additional opportunities and services to individuals and organizations as an ambassador of furthering the mission of LVAC

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Reporting on a weekly/monthly basis to LVAC Managing Director, colleagues, Accessibility Sub-committee and Board of Directors.
  • Serve as a contributor in the development of content for the LVAC website, email and social media communication channels for all LVAC programs, events and activities
  • Manage and maintain the Arts & Access Always Google Classroom space

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • 3-5 years experience in arts and culture activities or work with the disability-friendly community. Customer service experience is a bonus
  • Ability to solve problems and work independently
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and project management skills with an emphasis on attention to detail
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills

Employment

The Arts & Access Program Administrator is a part-time, contracted position with compensation based on agreed upon monthly commitment.

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to info@lvartscouncil.org.

Please submit all materials by August 15th. 

 

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.

Teaching Artists

Organization
LUAG View Website

Address
420 E Packer Avenue Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Stacie Brennan Email

Phone
(610) 758-4836
Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) seeks energetic and creative teaching artists and museum educators (who work in a variety of media) to enable us to strengthen and enhance the education programs we offer to adults, children, and community partnerships.

Internships

LUAG Internships

Application Deadline
Friday, December 31, 2021

Organization
Lehigh University Art Galleries View Website

Address
420 E Packer Avenue Bethelhem, Pennsylvania 18015

Contact Name
Alexandria Wismer Email

Phone
(610) 758-3615

LUAG seeks applicants for paid and credit-based internship opportunities in Marketing/Communications, Curatorial, Preparation, Education, and Visitor Services. Please contact us for availability and more information.

Hazleton Art League Internships

Organization Website
View Website

Address
31 W. Broad St Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18201

Contact Name
Katherine Bestwick Email

Phone
(570) 455-3333

– Full time or part-time internships available to college students for a summer visual art camp program
– Paid Internships are available through PHEAA
– Apply first through the Hazleton Art League


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 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.

Submit an Arts Opportunity