Board Member

Industrial Arts Workshop

http://www.iawpgh.org

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IAW seeking Board Members

The Industrial Arts Workshop (IAW), is a newly formed Pittsburgh-based educational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to creating equity and opportunity for everyone through education, skill-building, and the arts. We create positive impacts and foster positive community connections through our youth programs and workforce development initiatives.

This is an important stage in the development of our organization, as we are building a new and for the first time, permanent facility in Hazelwood to support area youth through arts practices.

About the Position:

IAW is seeking enthusiastic Board Members to join our team at this critical juncture t in our organizational growth.

IAW is looking for dynamic professionals, with a priority on candidates having strong cultural competence and specific expertise in legal, accounting/finance, education, trade relations, and development. As an educational organization in the early stages of establishing year-round programming, we are a true working Board that understands the importance of work-life balance while remaining committed to  our volunteer tasks to further the mission of the organization. Our board is passionate and determined to make a difference in our community and welcome individuals with a similar commitment and excitement in achieving our goals and dreams.

Apply by emailing your letter of interest to Industrial Arts Workshop Executive Director, Tim Kaulen at tim.kaulen@iawpgh.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until key positions are filled.

About IAW:

The Industrial Arts Workshop (IAW),originally formed in 2000 as the Industrial Arts Collective; a group of artists dedicated to the creation and exhibition of sculpture and metalwork, has since become a fixture in the Pittsburgh area for its public art and community collaboration.  At the heart of IAW is a commitment to serve the creative needs of our neighbors through outreach and collaboration. IAW’s mission is to advance, inspire, and educate people through the creation of art. This is accomplished by promoting artistic literacy through the creation of original works of sculpture, inspiring and supporting sculpture artists and their work, and creating accessible education programs, projects, and community outreach.

Over the past five years, we have achieved this  through our unique programming, including the Mobile Sculpture Workshop (MSW) – a portable classroom directed and led by working artists and professional metalworkers.  Aimed at training and employing Pittsburgh urban teens in the field of welding and metal fabrication, MSW readies youth for future trade opportunities, education, and employment.

In addition to the educational skill-building aspects of the program, MSW has provided  youth with the opportunity to engage in creative design thinking, team building and collaboration, and the fabrications of  large-scale public art for community partners. Owing to MSW’s success over the last five years in engaging teens and communities throughout the city and region, the Industrial Arts Workshop was born and is allowing MSW to expand its reach and increase its engagement.

The Opportunity:

This is a pivotal moment for the Industrial Arts Workshop. After years of successful program delivery through our mobile unit, we invested in a brick and mortar space in the Hazelwood community and now have a home-base for our operations and programs. As such, we are excited to launch two core programs that will enable more participants to engage with our artist team and new facility. More information can be found here: www.iawpgh.org.

Duties:

Board Member duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Represent the organization in a professional positive manner
  • Participate in a committee
  • Attend monthly board and committee meetings
  • Make a philanthropic contribution to IAW in any amount.

Skills  and Abilities Needed:

  • Must be able to thrive in a dynamic, growing start-up organization and possess creative problem-­solving skills.
  • Interest in, and appreciation for Pittsburgh’s arts community, makers, and crafters is a plus.
  • Interest in nonprofit management and communication
  • Interest in, and knowledge of, Maker Education and STEAM Education
  • Curiosity and inventive spirit to collaborate with team members

Non­Discrimination Policy:

Industrial Arts Workshop provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. IAW expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of IAW’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

To apply for this job email your details to tim.kaulen@iawpgh.org