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

  • Director of Art Education: Mural Arts Program

    Deadline March 13: The Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates (PMAA), the non-profit arm of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, is searching for a new Director of Art Education. The art education department serves over 1,000 at-risk and adjudicated youth annually through free out-of-school and in school project based art education programs in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.

    The ideal candidate for this leadership position will have a proven record of success managing a team able to engage and inspire youth aged 10 to 21 to express themselves fearlessly through the visual arts, become engaged in their communities, and build skills that will serve them through their school years and beyond.

    As a member of Mural Arts’ senior management team, he or she will be able to articulate goals and create strategies that serve not only departmental objectives, but also the mission of the organization, and build and maintain effective relationships among staff, artists, funders, and community partners.

    Essential Responsibilities

    – Establish department and programmatic vision, goals, policies, and procedures with the Executive Leadership Team and art education staff;
    – Oversee the financial management of the art education department, including annual programming and project budgets totaling over $2 million, representing government contracts, and institutional and federal grants;
    – Oversee and manage formal evaluations of program quality and content;
    – Recruit, hire, directly manage, and evaluate four program managers, two project managers, and an administrative manager.
    – Facilitate communications between art education staff and Mural Arts senior management;
    – Provide support and professional development for program staff and teaching artists in areas that include curriculum development, classroom management, and youth leadership and workforce development;
    – Support the development office in maintaining positive relations with funders by providing needed narrative and statistical reports and by helping to cultivate new donors;
    – Identify, initiate, and pursue new programmatic and project opportunities;
    – Develop and maintain positive relationships and communications with Mural Arts’ partners and potential partners, including social service agencies and youth-oriented organizations, arts and cultural institutions, universities, and community and government leaders;
    – Ensure that all programs and projects run effectively and efficiently in support of Mural Arts’ mission, goals, and implementation of Mural Arts recently completed strategic plan.

    The Director of Art Education reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
    Qualifications include:

    – At least five years experience in an urban educational setting, preferably art-based, preferably working with under-served, at-risk, truant, and/or delinquent youth;
    – Not-for-profit administration and management experience in the arts, art education, education, or related field, including supervisory management of budgets, staff, projects, long-term partnerships, and short and long-range planning.

    Additional requirements include:

    – Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills, including superior writing skills;
    – Knowledge of national art education field, including best practices in community-based education;
    – Demonstration of innovative thinking and implementation of art education and digital media initiatives;
    – Experience implementing best practices in youth development;
    – Ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment;
    – Ability to thrive in a high profile and high pressured environment;
    – Personally and professionally motivated;
    – MA in Education, Art Education, Arts Administration, related field or equivalent experience in field of education or art education;
    – Valid driver’s license;
    – Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, data management, graphic software, and web/internet utilization;
    – Up-to-date Child Abuse, FBI and Criminal clearances;
    – Ability to work flexible hours, such as evenings or weekends.

    Competitive compensation, including health and dental benefits.

    Anticipated start date: April 2015

    For further information on the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, please visit www.muralarts.org.

    To Apply

    Please submit cover letter, resume, three references, and salary requirement to arted.resumes@muralarts.org with Director of Art Education in the subject line. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Deadline to apply: Friday, March 13, 2015.

    Listing Expires: 03/14/2015

  • Marketing and Merchandising Manager – Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

    Structure: The Marketing and Merchandising Manager is a 32-hour/week position and reports to the Executive Director. Flexible schedule but preference is Wed-Sat or Thurs-Sun.

    General Duties: The Marketing and Merchandising Manager works closely with the Executive Director to manage all marketing efforts for the Guild and overseeing merchandising for the Guild Store.

    Click here for more information.

  • Membership/Event Manager – Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

    Structure: The Membership/Event Manager is a 32-hour/week position and reports to the Executive Director. Flexible schedule but preference is Thurs-Sun.

    General Duties: The Membership/Event Manager works closely with the Designer Board, Standards Committee and Executive Director to provide quality Fine Craft Fairs, uphold organizational craft standards, oversee the Master Artisan program and develop/manage a growing membership program.

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  • Call for Vocal Artist – Collaborative Ensemble

    Call for actress or vocal artist with speaking knowledge of either French, German, or Mandarin to collaborate on site-specific vocal performance, must have some video experience.
    Hours-schedule-compensation – to be discussed at interview.
    Contact Rob Solomon 215.8505384 or email r.rmsolo@verizon.net.

  • Call for Videographer – Collaborative Ensemble

    We are a collaborative ensemble and will need the services and creative support of a videographer experienced in dance/theater rehearsal and performance. We are scheduled for 3 performances in Spring 2015 at Race St. Pier for a contemporary adaptation of “red riding hood” tale. Position will be line item on budget; compensation, hours, schedule to be discussed at interview. Some of the videography will be integrated into the body of the work, projected onto adjacent pier.

    Contact Rob Solomon 215.8505384, r.rmsolo@verizon.net

  • 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.

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  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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