Open Positions

Join the Barrels to Beethoven team in our mission to preserve the steelpan!

Barrels to Beethoven seeks an Assistant Director, Performance + Education. This position will support our existing education programs, develop the youth orchestra program, and support the organization’s growth as we develop new steelpan education programs designed around historic preservation, culture, and steelpan manufacturing.

The Assistant Director, Performance + Education will primarily manage our cultural and music education programs. The AD will assist with curriculum and program development, lead educational activities, and develop program evaluation tools and metrics.

The Assistant Director, Performance + Education will be responsible for coordinating and scheduling all performances for our musical groups as well as workshops and interactive activities.

The Assistant Director, Performance + Education will work with our musical groups (Youth Ensemble, Youth Orchestra, Rhythm ‘n’ Steel) to improve their skills and prepare for performances. Responsibilities could include leading classes, conducting/coordinating one on one practices, and leading group rehearsals.

The person best suited for this role will be well organized, creative, empathetic, inclusive, and dependable. We’re looking for someone who has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to encourage and excite. In addition to these skills and personality traits the ideal candidate will have:

    Experience programming and/or leading music or art related programs
    Knowledge of music and performance
    Experience with youth or education
    Marketing, Communications, and Social Media skills and/or experience  
    Strong customer service skills

Additionally the AD must:

    Be able to work a flexible schedule, based on our programs and activities
    Have reliable transportation
    Obtain all clearances including a criminal background check

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to

Summer Internships

Barrels to Beethoven is seeking creative and motivated individual for our summer internship program. Interns will assist with the development and management of our youth programs, events, and community outreach and engagement strategies. Barrels to Beethoven is a social enterprise dedicated to operating a sustainable business model while making an impact in our community, therefore, interns will receive exposure to various aspects of entrepreneurship, economic development, community development, and the arts.

Summer Internship Areas of Focus

  • Program Development
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Program Evaluation
  • Planning and Operations
  • Projects will include:

  • Pan Camp
  • Music in the Classroom
  • Youth Ensemble
  • Wilkinsburg Youth Steel Orchestra
  • Pillars of Pan
  • Attributes of Ideal Candidates
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills

    Self – Motivated


    Creative and Innovative

    Experience in Youth Education

    Experience in Marketing, Customer Service, and/or Social Media Management a plus

    Additional Requirements

    Background Check and Child Abuse Clearances must be obtained

    Personal Laptop

    Reliable Transportation

    Schedule (subject to change based on candidate availability)

  • 3-4 Shifts per week, 5 hours per day
  • Attend and Assist with Pan Camp and Special Events
  • Compensation

    Interns will receive a stipend at the end of the summer.

    How to apply

    Send resume and cover letter to

    Include answers to the following question in your cover letter:

    What would you like to gain/learn from this experience?

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