Work with Us

Union Project has a rich history and the people that have worked here in the past and present make a difference in the world around us. Through our work, we value inclusion, art and artists, collaboration, and joy. We strive to create a work environment that also upholds those values.

Open positions are listed below. Union Project accepts applications for Event Stewards, and Board Members on a rolling basis.

Ceramics Education Coordinator

Union Project’s Ceramics Education Coordinator (CEC) will coordinate UP’s custom ceramics programs. This will include setting up partnerships and program details, scheduling and coordinating teaching artists, creating curriculum, and evaluating program offerings. The CEC will also drive the Wheel Mobile to locations throughout Allegheny County to provide demonstrations and hands-on activities. In addition to coordinating programs, the CEC will participate in studio maintenance and teach ceramic programs across a wide range of ages, skill levels, techniques, and venues. 

Young woman sits at the wheel in front of the Wheel Mobile.

Teaching Artist

Union Project is seeking to grow its roster of passionate, community-minded Teaching Artists for a variety of custom ceramics group programming for youth and adults, including in-school, after-school, camp, private party, and other year-round settings.

Union Project Teaching Artists should value diversity, inclusion, community, and creating learning experiences that are student-centered, exploratory, and promote collaborative learning.

Event Steward at Union Project and Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Are you all about customer service and looking for work in a dynamic, community-centered, arts environment? Union Project and Kelly Strayhorn Theater are looking for you, a friendly,  hospitality-minded person for our Event Steward Team. The Event Steward Team provides a top-quality experience to our patrons, artists, and visitors at three locations, Union Project, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and KST’s Alloy Studios.  We strongly encourage BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+, and/or members of other historically marginalized communities to apply.

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Volunteer – Board Member

We are currently seeking board members for three-year term commitments to help us:

  • Grow our programs on and off-site (including launching our new Wheel Mobile and state of the art Kiln Shelter) to deepen community engagement and ensure that all people have access to ceramics
  • Continue to improve our historic facility for arts and community use
  • Implement our new Capitalization Plan to better sustain operations

Adult Black woman smiling with young Black girl working together on a ceramics project.

Inclusion Statement

It is important to Union Project’s mission that our programs and events are fully inclusive, and that our team is representative of the communities we work within. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented populations to apply.

It is Union Project’s intent to provide equal opportunity for all persons. It is Union Project’s policy that all qualified applicants for employment will be recruited, hired, and assigned on the basis of merit without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or disability. UP employment policies and diversity plan have been and will continue, to ensure that all qualified individuals are treated equally with no discrimination in compensation, opportunities for advancement (including promotions and transfers), training and discipline based on race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or disability.

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Office Space Rental

Union Project is home to wide variety of artists, creative thinkers, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. We support and value the work that these folks bring to our community.

All workspaces include the following amenities:

  • Beautifully restored historic building & grounds including 155 community restored stained glass windows

  • Hi-speed wireless internet access

  • Heat/Air Conditioning/Electric

  • Accessible via ramps and an interior elevator

  • 24-hour building access

  • Video-monitored building

  • Access to a shared kitchen

  • Access to major bus lines at the corner

  • walking distance to Bryant Street Business District and Tazza D’oro Café. A short drive to Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and more.

  • Just a 15-minute bus ride to downtown Pittsburgh.

Currently, all of Union Project’s workspaces are occupied.