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

  • Call for Models – PAFA

    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) seeks motivated applicants to contract as figure models for drawing, painting, and sculpture classes. Working from life models is a long standing tradition at PAFA. With extensive programming focused on the use of models, we pride ourselves on offering contracts with consistent work and professional practices.

    Qualified applicants must be punctual, hygienic, physically capable of holding a pose for twenty minute periods, and professional in their demeanor. Class schedules range from mornings to afternoons, evenings, and some weekends. Experience with figure modeling in not necessary, but preferred. All physiques, genders, and ages 18+ are encouraged to apply.

    Please send application materials – cover letter, resume, headshots/photos and/or portfolios to jobs@pafa.org or mail to Human Resources 128 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.

  • Art Partners Studio – Employment Opportunity

    Art Partners Studio is ART central in Coatesville! The Studio engages a diverse community of all ages with programs in the heart of the City and across an art network in townships served by the Coatesville Area School District. (www.artpartnersstudio.org)

    A new downtown Studio boasts a media lab with iMacs, cameras, inkjet/laser printers, and Adobe Creative Suite. Two other spaces are set for a variety of visual arts classes from drawing & painting to mixed media, printmaking, airbrush, and interdisciplinary project-based art-learning.

    The Studio is seeking artists with a commitment to, and experience teaching, youth—artists who will help us create a more dynamic youth art program that move from more traditional curricula to:
    • Art Books (pop-up books, comics, graphic stories)
    • Digital Imaging/Graphic Design (basic Adobe Creative Suite for personal/community projects)
    • Drawing & Painting (studio art, cartooning, murals)
    • Interdisciplinary Mash-Ups (morphing the tradition of portraiture to digital age selfies)
    • Movies/Video (story boards, shooting, editing, “green screens”, post-production)
    • Performance (fashion, face painting, body sculpture, pageantry like Nick Cave Soundsuits)
    • Photography (street photos, self portraits like Cindy Sherman, prom photos like Marks)
    • Printmaking (monoprints, digital pattern transfers, stencils, screen printing like WPA posters)
    • Street Art (airbrush tag boards, large-scale wheat paste photo murals, yarn-bombing)
    • Superheroes! (2-D animation, Claymation, stop-motion, 3D animation with Blender)

    If any of these areas resonate for you as an artist and/or teaching artist, let us know. We have positions available for winter and spring sessions, plus summer art camps. We are looking for artists who will:
    • Create lesson plans and curricula to generate positive artistic experiences, enthusiasm for learning, and skills building among youth
    • Teach professional artistic practices, techniques, and concepts
    • Demonstrate strong classroom management skills

    • Previous teaching experience with urban youth
    • BFA, MFA, or equivalent arts education degree and/or teaching experience
    • Up-to-date clearance certificates: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Background Check
    • Car is essential

    Compensation & Scheduling
    • Teaching artists are compensated for classroom time plus extra for prep/cleanup.
    • Compensation will be determined based on experience.
    • Since APS is 45 miles west of Philadelphia, multiple teaching opportunities on any given day are possible to justify distance traveled and time away from your studio.
    • Attendance at interim faculty meetings (either before or after a session) is required.

    How to Apply
    For consideration, please send your bio, teaching artist statement, resume, and work samples (or website linking to all information) to artistsearch@artpartnersstudio.org with Artist Search and your name in the subject line.

    Art Partners Studio is an equal opportunity employer. We seek diversity among our teaching faculty that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

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

    Manyunk 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

  • Holiday Display Warehouse Assistant – Seasonal

    Hoffman Design Group’s purpose is to leave people and their environments in a better place than
    we found them. We are currently seeking an organized, reliable individual to work with the
    holiday display department team in warehouse operations. A love of the holidays is a huge plus!
    The position is part time leading to full time, seasonal with the season ending in January-
    February 2016.
    The Holiday Display Warehouse Assistant is responsible for assisting with warehouse
    operations, general maintenance, and safety. Candidates need to have excellent communication
    skills, be good at multi-tasking, and be deadline oriented.
    Qualifications include:
    *Valid driver license with clean driving record
    *Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
    *Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure and adapt to changes in the daily schedule
    *Excellent personal skills when interacting with the public, clients, and coworkers
    *Available to work nights and weekends when necessary
    *Ability to read a map and use GPS units
    *High school diploma or equivalent
    *Willing to undergo a drug screening if requested
    Email resume to dminnucci@hoffmandesigngroup.com.
    • Compensation: $12-$13 per hour

  • Holiday Display Operations Lead

    Hoffman Design Group’s purpose is to leave people and their environments in a better place than we found them. We are seeking an organized, confident, self-starter to join our team as a Holiday Display Operations Lead.
    The Holiday Display Operations Lead is responsible for assisting the Holiday Display Manager in
    managing and running the daily operations of the department, including the hiring of seasonal staff,
    scheduling jobs and labor, supervising warehouse operations, keeping inventories updated, training
    staff, and executing operational procedures. Duties will also include hands-on production of holiday
    displays and warehouse work, loading and unloading of trucks, and lifting and moving boxes.
    Qualifications include:
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Good at multi-tasking
    • Communication skills
    • Deadline oriented
    • Design skills
    • Flexible
    • Ability to use hand-held phone and inventory systems
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel
    • Ability to lift 35-50 pounds
    • Valid driver license
    Education and experience:
    • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
    • Minimum 1 year supervisory experience preferred
    FT, $15-$17/hour depending on experience.
    Send resume to: dminnucci@hoffmandesigngroup.com

  • Holiday Display Installer

    Hoffman Design Group’s purpose is to leave people and their environments in a better place than we found them. We are currently seeking reliable and enthusiastic individuals to help out for the holiday season. Come be part of The Show! The position will be part-time to full-time.
    Holiday Display Installer: Installation and staging of holiday displays on client sites, takedown of holiday
    displays, loading and unloading of trucks.
    • Seasonal (October 2015 – January 2016)
    • Varied hours (weekdays, weekends, days, nights)
    • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record
    • Ability to lift up to 50#
    • Ability to climb ladders
    • Ability to drive 15’-24’ box trucks (no special license required)
    • Willing to undergo drug screening if requested
    Hoffman Design Group is located in Sharon Hill, PA.
    Compensation: Rate between $12-$14 per hour.
    Send resumes to Daniel Minnucci at dminnucci@hoffmandesigngroup.com.

  • Direct Support Professional for an Arts Program Supporting People with Autism

    SpArc Services’ Cultural Arts Center (non-profit) is hiring energetic and empathetic artists with an interest in therapeutic art-making and daily living skills training for people with autism.
    The mission of SpArc Services’ Cultural Arts Center is to bring a love and understanding of the arts to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities while connecting them with the world outside their studio. Group outings to cultural venues, collaborations with other artists, and partnerships with like-minded organizations round out a program that focuses on cultivating self-expression and opportunities for community involvement.
    The Cultural Arts Center has recently expanded its programming to address the unique needs of adults with autism. Direct Support Professionals for this expanded program assist in implementing a structured curriculum balancing visual and performing arts education with training in daily living skills and sensory-based activities. Direct Support Professionals also help participants gain greater access to the Philadelphia arts community by assisting them in preparing for exhibitions and performances and assisting the Director in connecting them with other artists or arts organizations. This position requires a background in the visual arts, music, performance, creative writing, and/or dance.
    Brief Job Description:
    1. Create and implement developmentally appropriate activities to educate program participants about the visual and performing arts as well as daily living skills
    2. Assist with the creation and implementation of a structured daily program of activities designed to assist participants in learning daily living skills through the arts
    3. Actively engage participants in the program’s curriculum of art and educational classes and activities, including assisting them in creating a personalized daily schedule each morning
    4. Accompany participants on outings to cultural venues, volunteer locations, and other community-based settings

    5. Support implementation of Individual Support Plans (ISPs) for each program participant. Provide feedback on participants’ progress including recommendations. Participate in program planning and development working closely with Program Specialists and other team members to ensure a well-integrated approach to program participant care.
    6. Plan and provide opportunities for new arts, recreational, and educational experiences with assistance from the program director. Ensure program participants’ transition from activities safely and without incident.
    7. Know and follow Department of Public Welfare (DPW) regulations and agency policy in all areas including confidentiality, attendance, unusual incidents, documentation, abuse, restrictive procedures, and all matters pertaining to medication administration and documentation and medical issues
    These are just some of the responsibilities of the position. To learn more about the organization and position visit our website: www.sparcphilly.org. To see some of the projects and activities in the Cultural Arts Center please visit www.sparcculturalartscenter.blogspot.com
    The starting hourly rate for this position is $10 per hour. Shift hours are between 8:15am and 4:15pm Mondays through Fridays.
    Serious candidates should apply directly by sending your resume and cover letter to hr@arcpddc.org referencing DSP – CULTURAL ARTS.
    This position is a great opportunity for an artist that truly supports the mission of SpArc and wants to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities while discovering how therapeutic art-making positively affects the community SpArc’s programs supports.
    SpArc is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Artworks Trenton – Executive Director

    Artworks Trenton seeks an Executive Director who will lead the organization to the next level of success in realizing its mission to “connect community, culture and creativity through the arts.”
    Artworks is Trenton’s only downtown visual arts center. Best known for “Art All Night,” a twenty-four hour arts festival that has become the premier public visual arts event in the region, Artworks promotes artistic diversity through a robust program of exhibitions, workshops, and public art events. Since 2007 there has been a stronger emphasis on Trenton residents and a commitment as an art center and catalyst for community interaction.
    Four years ago, Artworks entered a transformative period in our development: a full time ED was brought on; part time staff were added; efficient operating systems were implemented; and programming was augmented. Our growing budget is currently $350,000 with approximately 45% of that being contributed income; the balance is earned through a variety of program services. In addition to the full time ED there are a part-time Exhibits Coordinator, part-time Education Coordinator, a part-time Print Studio Manager and plans to add a part-time Development Coordinator. A significant body of volunteers also provides support for on and off-site activities. The Board, presently composed of twelve members, will soon undertake a long range strategic planning process to build on the stability and strengths that have been developed over the past few years. Artworks possesses outstanding programmatic strength and has been financially well managed, albeit with a modest operating budget and no endowment. Therefore, the challenges and opportunities before the new leadership are significant but surmountable:
    -Strengthen the institutional position of Artworks in the Trenton area,
    -Aggressively and creatively seek solutions to the stresses continued programmatic growth while adjusting to financial limitations, and
    -Raise new operating dollars, building on the success of Artworks first-ever gala.
    Artwork looks to its Executive Director to have deep and broad interest in, as well as an ability to lead and have meaningful input into, all of its programs. Typical responsibilities include:
    • Implement and evaluate all programs
    • Guide the operation of Artworks, supporting existing and developing new operating policies and procedures and building administrative infrastructure
    • Manage and nurture staff and volunteers
    • Develop the annual budget and provide sound fiscal oversight and financial management
    • Serve as the top fundraiser working with the Board and consultants to increase and diversify funding through cultivation of individual donors, foundations, corporations and government sources
    • Act as a spokesperson for Artworks, including public and social appearances
    • Develop and oversee marketing and communication efforts, largely through social media platforms
    • Develop relations with other cultural, business and government organizations through partnerships and collaborations
    • Serve as liaison to the Board and staff in all strategic planning functions
    • Update the Board of Directors regularly on executive activity
    Candidates should have demonstrated leadership capabilities and be well acquainted with the challenges and opportunities associated with running a growing arts center. Naturally, candidates must have superior communication and persuasive skills; experience in developing and managing budgets; and a record of successful grant-writing and fundraising. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply; Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
    Artworks is an exceptional organization with a storied history, and this is an exciting opportunity for the right person with the energy and commitment to take it to the next stage of its evolution.
    Salary commensurate with experience and within the parameters of an organization of our size. Please send your cover letter and resume to ArtworksDirectorSearch@gmail.com, or by mail to Director Search, Artworks Trenton, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611.

  • Teaching Artist – Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

    Types of Programs:
    • Family Programs
    • Hands-On Art Workshops
    • Summer Art Camps
    • Teen Workshops
    • Community Engagement Programs
    • Children’s Art Classes
    • Responsibilities vary depending on the program. They include but are not limited to; curriculum development and implementation, supply purchasing, overseeing volunteers and assistant teachers, set-up and clean up, and maintaining a safe and creative studio environment.
    Minimum Requirements:
    • BA or BFA in Art, Art Education, Art History, or related field (MA/MFA in Studio Art, Art Education preferred)
    Work Experience:
    • Demonstrated experience working with K-12 children
    • Children’s art curriculum development
    • Experience working with diverse audiences
    Skills & Abilities:
    • Comfortable teaching a variety of art mediums
    • Ability to work with students of varying skill levels and ages
    • Creatively engage students with DCCA exhibitions
    • Strength in creating contemporary and progressive art curriculum in line with DCCA mission
    • Ability to provide own transportation to offsite programs
    • Schedule varies dependent on program
    • Daytime and weekend availability required
    • All opportunities are part time and temporary
    Pay Rate: Competitive
    Application Requirements:
    • Resume that indicates teaching experience, cover letter, examples of own studio work, student work, and/or art curricula
    • SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO: sware@thedcca.org

  • Editorial Assistant Intern – InLiquid

    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. We offer internships in three areas including Editorial, Membership and Exhibitions, and Development and Events (see below for detailed descriptions). 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.

    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, 2 references, 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.

  • Installer – Hoffman Design Group

    Hoffman Design Group’s purpose is to leave people and their environments in a better
    place than we found them. We do this by bringing horticultural elements into peoples’
    spaces and connecting them with nature. We are currently seeking an energetic, highly
    organized individual to join our team in serving our customers.
    The Installer is responsible for the delivery and installation of our full range of products,
    including interior and exterior tropical and flowering plants, planters, fresh cut floral
    designs, event and party decorations, artwork, furniture, and holiday displays. Duties
    also include warehouse organization and upkeep, maintenance of interior and exterior
    plant material, and driving utility vans and box trucks in center city Philadelphia and the
    surrounding area.
    *Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
    *Ability to work under pressure with a deadline and adapt to changes in the daily
    *Excellent interpersonal skills dealing with customers and the public
    *Ability to follow instructions, both written and verbal
    *Ability to use computer programs, including mobile devices
    Compensation: $15-$17 per hour, FT, medical benefits, 401k

    Phone – 610.459.1407
    Toll Free Phone – 888.416.8460
    Fax – 610.459.1408
    Email – info@hoffmandesigngroup.com

    Hoffman Design Group, Inc.
    900 Carpenters Crossing
    Folcroft, PA 19032

    Click here for more information.