Listings for visual arts-related employment opportunities in the Philadelphia region

  • Art Unleashed Exhibition Consultant – University of the Arts

    Deadline December 5:
    Art lovers of all levels and tastes can find new works for their homes or offices – and support
    young artists at the same time – at Art Unleashed, an exhibition and sale of artwork in all media
    from talented University of the Arts students, faculty and alumni. From cutting-edge
    contemporary jewelry to ceramics, photography to crafts, furniture, painting, sculpture and
    illustration, Art Unleashed showcases the finest work from established and emerging artists. In
    2014, more than $375,000 was raised to support the University’s Promising Young Artists
    Scholarship Fund.
    Reporting to the Director of the Annual Fund, the Art Unleashed Exhibition Consultant will
    provide support for key aspects of Art Unleashed, scheduled for April 9 to 14, 2015.
    Responsibilities will relate to the acquisition, cataloging, organization, installation/de-
    installation, and sale components of the exhibition.
    This is a temporary, part-time position (January-May 2015). The schedule is flexible, but
    interested candidates must have the availability to work at least 20 hours between 9 a.m. and 5
    p.m., Monday through Friday from January to late March, with 40 hours required during each of
    the two weeks prior to and following Art Unleashed.
    Monitor the Art Unleashed e-mail account to manage correspondence with and receive
    loan agreements, images and artist statements from featured artists and to field questions
    from the general public about the exhibition and sale
    Serve as a content manager for the Art Unleashed website, with specific responsibility for
    uploading information for approximately 1,000 pieces of artwork into the 2015 gallery
    Serve as manager for the Art Unleashed Facebook page, to ensure the consistent posting
    of photos, press mentions and other information related to the exhibition
    Receive artwork from alumni, faculty and student artists
    Work with installation coordinator to ensure the organization of artwork and their secure
    storage until the installation of the show
    Serve as a member of the installation team to curate and hang the show in Hamilton Hall
    Assist in labeling and numbering works for inventory control purposes prior to the sale
    Provide support for the preview party on April 9, 2015; this will include general
    administrative tasks such as organizing supplies and printing nametags as well as support
    at the event itself
    Serve as a member of the de-installation team following the exhibition, including the
    return of unsold works (i.e. packaging and shipment) to artists following the exhibition
    Oversee the pick-up of sold works by buyers following the exhibition
    Assist in data analysis and reporting following the sale
    A bachelors degree in a Fine Arts discipline and previous experience of working either
    within a gallery or museum is preferred
    Superior communication and organizational skills and keen attention to detail
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
    Submit resume to esaccardi@uarts.edu and walsht@uarts.edu by December 5.

    Listing Expires: 12/06/2014

  • Multimedia Teaching Assistant – Y.A.L.E. Media and Communications

    Private school for students with disabilities ages 6-21 seeks creative, multimedia-savvy individual for Multimedia Teaching Assistant position. Full-time entry-level position with possible growth potential, suitable for recent graduates or those completing a degree in education, media, photography/video etc.

    Works with teaching staff and students in graphic design computer lab/classroom and in video production studio, assisting students with multimedia assignments and projects; helps supervise students within vocational school-to-work program; supports the implementation of lesson plans and projects related to graphic design and multimedia.

    Photographs and video records student activities, school events, assemblies, guest speakers, staff trainings, etc. Helps produce educational materials for the classroom: signs, posters, displays, booklets and flyers; occasionally assists with school promotional and marketing materials.

    Candidate should have solid background in graphic design and print layout, photography, photo editing, video production (shooting and editing). Some teaching experience or previous work with children and/or the disabled desired, bachelor’s or associate’s degree in graphic design or media/communications preferred.

    Completion of at least 60 college credits Submit to background check and fingerprinting to work with minors Education or experience in graphic design (print and digital), digital photography, and digital video production (studio and location environments) with online portfolio and/or examples of recent work Familiarity with both Mac and PC operating system environments and multimedia/design software applications Able to stand and walk for extended periods, ability to lift and carry equipment and camera gear (up to 75 lbs) Must have car and be able to work full time, Mon-Fri. in Cherry Hill, NJ

    To apply, please email cover letter and résumé (PDF) with a link to online portfolio or work samples to employment@media.yaleschool.com with the subject line “Multimedia TA”. No phone calls or contacts from recruiters, please. Phone calls, faxes, or other inquiries will be ignored. We are an equal opportunity employer.

    Click here for more information and to apply.

  • Call for Photographer/Videographer – Performance Events

    Call for PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER experienced with dance and site-specific performance events.
    We need photo/video to record performance rehearsals, intermittent over 6 months. Compensation in line with experience. This will be a paid position and included in the grant budget. Estimated 8-10 hours of documentation.

    Contact Rob Solomon for details:

  • Editorial Assistant Intern – InLiquid Art + Design

    Deadline November 30:
    The InLiquid Internship Program will offer the experience of working in a nonprofit arts organization. Internships are designed primarily for undergraduate and graduate students, although open to anyone with a strong desire and commitment. Interns will work closely with InLiquid staff and will be involved with regular activities as well as special projects as needed.

    Internships are non-paid positions; academic credit may be received depending on the intern’s college program.
    Duration of Internship

    Hours and length of internships will vary according to the needs of the specific job as outlined below. Occasional hours in the evening or weekend may be required. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but internships may not be granted until the following semester.

    1. Applicants should have strong communication and administrative skills, the ability to work either individually or closely with a team and should possess interest and enthusiasm for arts and culture, specifically visual art and design.
    2. Interns will maintain a regular schedule, be punctual, and work effectively in a professional manner.
    3. Interns will be willing to take on a variety of tasks outside of their job descriptions on occasion as determined by the supervising staff including, but not limited to administrative work, filing, data entry, phone calls, faxing, deliveries, art handling, and organizing.
    4. Interns will be able to comfortably interact with InLiquid members and guests.
    5. Computer savvy students preferred.

    Editorial Assistant Intern

    The Editorial Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the Associate Director and Managing Editor. S/He will assist with updating and creating pages on current gallery/museum exhibitions; researching art news, activities, and events for web site and weekly newsletter; and assistance with publicity and press release distribution. Students will be exposed to, and integrally involved in, many facets of a nonprofit visual arts organization. The students will have a unique opportunity to gain expertise in web publication, both on the design end and the editorial end, and will develop an in-depth, insider’s knowledge of a large and vibrant visual arts community. The ideal candidate will be web-savvy and have a strong interest in contemporary visual arts or art history; strong writing skills; keen eye for detail; and a willingness to learn. Experience in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress, and/or basic HTML is a plus, but not essential. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 12 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.

    Please send a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample (250-500 words) to Erica Minutella at erica@inliquid.org with the subject line “Editorial Internship”; or mail to: Editorial Internship, Attn: Erica Minutella, InLiquid, 1400 N. American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

  • Director Of Curriculum Position – Manayunk Roxboro Artist Co-op (MRAC)

    Manayunk Roxboro Artist Co-op (www.mrartcenter.org) is seeking a Director Of Curriculum. MRAC is a non-profit arts organization, largely supported through the volunteer efforts of its members. Ideal candidate for this position will be an individual seeking to develop an art teaching and administrative background. This individual could be a practicing artist, or someone interested in the educational side of the arts. The space for development of an art program is available, we need your ideas and energy!

    For more information contact Joe Vescovich – 267.495.6165

  • Studio Coordinator / Community Liaison – PEOPLE’S EMERGENCY CENTER

    Department: Community Development Corporation
    Classification: Non-Exempt/Temporary Part-Time (Not Benefit Eligible)
    Reports to: Manager, Neighborhood and Resource Planning

    The Studio Coordinator / Community Liaison will work closely with project managers at People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and the Mural Arts Program (MAP) to oversee Neighborhood Time Exchange, a year-long artist residency at 4017 Lancaster Avenue. This position will serve as the primary hub coordinator for the studio and storefront that is the primary location for this residency. This person will oversee the storefront operations and space, assist the resident artists and facilitate communications between artists and project managers, coordinate community engagement activities, and assist with communications for the project.

    This is a part-time (25 hours/week) temporary (13 months) position from December 1, 2014 through December 2015

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    Residency and Resident Artist Assistance
    • Coordinate orientation for incoming artists
    • Coordinate community “welcome” and “exit” events for incoming and outgoing artists
    • Organize artist service efforts
    • Maintain and update the publicly visible “Completed Task List”
    • Prepare internal reporting to MAP and PEC as necessary, for internal management, grant compliance and other purposes
    • Assist PEC and MAP program managers with project supply budgeting
    • Act as front-line contact for all artist needs and public inquiries
    Community Engagement
    • Assist in implementing community outreach plan as prepared by PEC, MAP
    • Attend important community meetings as requested, with intent to introduce and provide updates regarding Time Exchange to local community members
    • Prepare storefront and artist studios for Lancaster Ave Second Friday events
    • Lead and facilitate other meetings, outreach events and activities with neighborhood residents and local community groups
    Storefront Operation
    • Serve as primary contact for storefront operations for all partners
    • Welcome storefront guests, interact with visitors and act as docent for the project
    • Help collect and collate service requests and prepare them for review at the weekly service project planning meeting
    • Oversee storefront operations and maintain facilities as presentable studio space
    • Work with PEC staff to order, inventory and store supplies needed for ongoing storefront and studio operation
    • Maintain online social media presence with regular project updates
    • Provide photographic documentation of service projects, artist studio work and community events
    • Assist in production of monthly newsletters of NTX activities and assist with distribution
    • Assist MAP and PEC staffs with press access to artists, studio and worksites

    • Client/Customer Orientation
    • Organizing and Planning
    • Oral and Written Communications
    • Initiative
    • Results Orientation
    • Team Skills
    • Relationship Building
    Required Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Arts Education, Fine Arts, Urban Studies, Community Development, or comparable field
    • West Philadelphia resident or locally-based artist preferred
    • Familiarity with West Philadelphia arts organizations, creative resources, and civic associations a plus

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
    • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
    • Must be comfortable with public speaking
    • Ability to inspire enthusiasm and participation
    • Ability to maintain the art studio in a clean, orderly manner

    For immediate consideration for this position, please e-mail your resume to peccdc@pec-cares.org or fax to 267-777-5884
    Visit PEC’s “Careers at PEC”: www.pec-cares.org EOE/M/F/D/V

  • Call for Emerging Curator: VisArts in Rockville

    Deadline December 3: VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition.

    The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2015 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.

    VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2015.

    The selection panel includes the VisArts’ Curator, Artist Advisory Council, Gallery Committee and 2015 Mentoring Curator.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 12/04/2014

  • Continuing Education Program Manager: Moore College of Art and Design

    Status: Exempt
    Position: Continuing Education Program Manager
    Reports To: Director of Continuing Education

    Purpose: This position is responsible for supervising the daily administrative functions essential for the successful execution of all programs under the purview of the CE Department. In addition, this position has primary responsibility for youth and pre-college program operations.

    • Masters degree in relevant field including administration
    • Five years management experience with supervisory responsibilities
    • Strong interpersonal communication, project management and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of current practices in education helpful
    • Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel skills
    • Ability to work on Saturdays

    1. Responsible for management of administrative procedures for student recruitment, registration, and enrollment
    2. Responsible for management of student, faculty, and educational support services
    3. Responsible for staffing and running youth and pre-college programs
    4. Responsible for supervising program coordinators in carrying out all tasks in above areas
    5. Responsible for ensuring compliance with policies, procedures and budget parameters

    Administrative Operations
    o Coordinate processes for inquiry response and registration as well as recruitment activities including interfacing with prospective students
    o Supervise efficient office operations to meet external party needs
    o Manage student services, faculty support services and student retention activities
    o Oversee supplemental staffing
    o Administer contracts
    o Oversee and ensure accuracy of customer relationship management database and academic management database
    o Assist staff in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities
    o Collaborate in development of strategic marketing plans

    Youth and Pre-College Program Operations
    o Schedule, implement, and oversee youth and pre-college programs
    o Provide on-site coordination, general program support, and supervision
    o Organize and oversee systems for managing classroom support and supplies
    o Manage contact with and act as liaison to parents and others involved with program
    o Hire, train, supervise and evaluate program faculty to ensure quality programming
    o Review curriculum and recommend curriculum revisions as appropriate
    o Build relations with students, families, art teachers and schools
    o Visit high schools and other events to increase visibility for program
    o Mange social media presence and coordinate photographing and video-taping activities
    o Work with faculty to continually update information for website

    To Apply
    Interested candidates send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Moore College of Art and Design; 20th Street and The Parkway; Attn: Director of Human Resources; Philadelphia, PA 19103 fax: 215.568.1773, email: hr@moore.edu.
    The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws in which it operates. Moore does not discriminate based on a person’s race, creed, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status or any other protected class.

  • Conservation Photographer – Philadelphia Museum of Art

    As a member of the Conservation department, the Conservation Photographer provides documentary and analytical imaging services for the Museum. The photographer creates publication quality photographs showing the current condition of works of art and maintains an accessible archive of photographs taken. This role performs x-radiography of objects, develops x-ray film in the department’s darkroom, and runs digital, video, and infrared cameras. As needed he/she trains staff in photography, the use of the photography equipment, and related skills such as Photoshop. The Photographer also provides photography consultation to other museum departments and photography projects as needed.

    Qualified candidates will have a B.S./B.A. degree in photography plus experience delivering high quality photography services to others, or five years of experience in commercial, industrial, or freelance photography. Must possess good writing skills, have experience using Photoshop and inkjet printers, be capable of carrying at least 25 lb. of photo equipment, and be willing to work from a stepladder/scaffolding. Must be competent in a Windows operating system.

    To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

  • Call for Figure Models – Penn State Abington

    No deadline: Penn State Abington is looking for nude figure models for intermediate and advanced figure drawing classes. Experience is required. Looking for all physiques, ages, genders, etc. Availability M/W afternoons from 3:30 – 7pm beginning late August. Pay rate is $15/hour. Please direct inquiries to Aubrey at acl164@psu.edu.
    posted 7.18.2014