Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
214 N. Lexington St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Contact Person:  Ash Andrews, 412.473.0100, ash@pccr.org

Areas of Interest: Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Teaching Program

Who we are:  Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is a non-profit that inspires creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse.

We operate a non-traditional art supply shop located at the intersection of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and Point Breeze, where people can donate used art and craft supplies, as well as shop for these unique items all in the same location. We also facilitate hands-on creative programming that educates the public about the benefits of reuse for the environment, community, and self. We see reuse as a vehicle for boosting self-confidence, learning new skills, and creating opportunity for all.

Description of Site: 

Nonprofit Administration: Reporting to the Administrative Coordinator or Executive Director, the Nonprofit Administration Intern will assist with aspects of organizational administration as needed. Project areas may include communication, data collection and analysis, office space organization, accounting, technology improvement, fundraising, or community outreach.

More information at: http://pccr.org/internships/nonprofit-administration-internship/

Gallery: This internship is responsible for all aspects of our gallery and associated programming, which includes workshops, artist talks, demonstration days, and an artist in residence program.

More information at: http://pccr.org/internships/gallery-internship/

Communications: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse maintains a social media presence on Facebook and Instagram. We also send out a monthly e-newsletter highlighting upcoming events and educational programs, Shop sales, and business donor recognition. Occasionally we need extra hands and creative minds to design flyers and create content promoting who we are and what we do. The Communications Intern will work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Administrative Coordinator, and Shop Managers.

More information at: http://pccr.org/internships/communications-internship/

Volunteer Coordination: The intern in this position will be trained to directly oversee individual and groups of volunteers in the shop and at events, and also assist with maintaining volunteer supplies, developing volunteer task instructions, and training volunteers.

More information at: http://pccr.org/internships/volunteer-coordination/

Supply Chain Management: The Bulk Section at Creative Reuse is a unique feature of our shop, and an important resource for teachers, artists, and creative folks who rely us for materials for their creative projects. The Bulk Section contains a huge and changing variety of materials that customers can mix and match to fill a bag for a flat rate. It takes constant creative care and vigilance to keep it organized, functional, and inspiring. In close cooperation with the Bulk Section is the healthy functioning of our warehouse, where many of our additional bulk materials are stored while they await display in the shop. This position will deal with the organization and operation of both.

More information at: http://pccr.org/internships/supply-chain-management-internship/

Materials Research: This internship will focus on researching specialty, vintage, and rare items so that we may price them accordingly and make them available in our shop or online. We are looking for someone who enjoys digging around the internet for items that are hard to track down. The research will include some price comparisons as well as the history and uses of unique materials. The Materials Research Intern reports to the Shop Manager and interacts with all Creative Reuse team members.

More information at: http://pccr.org/internships/materials-research-internship/

Shop Display and Merchandising: The shop at Creative Reuse is our most important program. It’s a source of both materials and inspiration for creativity. We are constantly working to make our shop a welcoming, beautiful, and vital space for artists, teachers, families, and creative folks of all kinds. This position will focus on processing materials so that they can be best presented in our shop, sourcing creative project ideas for raw materials, and keeping the shop organized and tidy.

More information at: http://pccr.org/internships/shop-display-and-merchandising-internship/

Terms Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Number of Students: 1 per department

To apply: Fill out the application on our website. Then, email your resume and cover letter to info@pccr.org. In your cover letter please be sure to tell us which internship(s) you’re interested in, why you’d like to work with us, and how your particular skills, experience, and interests fit with our mission.