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

  • Finance and Administrative Specialist – Mural Arts Program

    Deadline April 13:

    Finance and Administrative Specialist
    The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is seeking a responsible and detail oriented person to join our administrative support team. The Finance and Administrative Specialist will be responsible for managing all aspects of Accounts Payable, assisting with day to day administrative work, and acting as liaison to the Board of Directors.
    Essential Responsibilities
    Accounts Payable
    • Handling payments for all outside vendors and independent contractors
    o Collect &process invoices
    o Submit proper reports to the bank
    o Print and mail checks on a weekly basis
    o Maintain organized file for each vendor
    • Working with MAP staff and vendors to settle any disputes over charges
    o Follow up with vendors to ensure we are in good standing
    • Collecting tax information from all contractors/vendors/artists
    • Issuing all independent contractors 1099s
    • Assisting Accounting & Personnel Specialist with planning events.
    Front Desk
    Assist Office Manager to handle front desk responsibilities including:
    • Welcome and direct guests
    • Answer and direct phone calls
    • Accept mail/package deliveries and notify proper staff
    • Order office supplies
    • Assist staff with miscellaneous requests
    Board of Directors Liaison
    Work closely with the Chief Operating Officer as liaison to the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include:
    • Schedule and prepare for quarterly board meetings
    • Prepare folders for each member to have at the board meeting
    • Send meeting reminders and manage RSVPs
    • Arrange room reservations and equipment requests for each meeting
    • Support New Member Orientation
    • Schedule meetings for multiple committees that meet monthly/bi-monthly
    • Act as liaison between board members and staff for various needs and requests
    • Assist COO as necessary for various tasks
    • Accounts Payable Experience Preferred
    • Detail oriented
    • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
    • Requires strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain positive relationships, and work effectively with all levels of people within and outside the organization
    *Hours are 9-5 with occasional evening/weekend hours necessary.
    Salary: Competitive compensation, including health and dental benefits.

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

    To Apply
    Please provide cover letter with salary requirements, resume and references by to resumes@muralarts.org by April 13th.

  • Director Of Dramatic and Performing Arts Position – Manyunk Roxboro Artist Co-op (MRAC)

    Manyunk Roxboro Artist Co-op (www.mrartcenter.org) is seeking a Director Of Dramatic and Performing Arts. 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 a theater and living arts administrative background. This individual could be a practicing participant, or someone interested in the educational side of the living/dramatic arts. Dramatic director will formulate a unique vision for the Center. We would look for them to furnish creative leadership for staging productions, rehearsals and direction of an experience to the performers and community. Center is located within an established neighborhood, so we would expect that there would be some interest in a children’s program(s).
    The space for development of a Dramatic art’s program is available, all we need is your ideas and energy. Our goal is to provide a meeting place for the artistic community and to connect those engaged in creative efforts with one another and the neighborhood at large.
    For more information contact Joe Vescovich – 267.495.6165

    Listing Expires: 04/30/2015

  • Community Organizer – Mural Arts Program

    Deadline March 30: The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is seeking a talented South Philadelphia resident with excellent interpersonal communications skills, and a passion for engaging community members in neighborhood activities and events. The part time Community Organizer will be responsible for working with community leaders and local residents in South Philadelphia. The goal is to raise awareness and to build community participation for different local initiatives proposed by Cohabitation Strategies Mural Arts’ Restored Spaces Initiative. The community organizer will work as part of a project team. Within this group, community outreach is one of the strategies used to promote social and physical changes. The position is for 5 months, from May to September 2015.

    Project location is in South Philadelphia, particularly in the neighborhoods bound by 6th Street to the East, 9th Street to the West, Morris Street to the North, and Oregon Avenue to the South.

    1. Provide leadership for the development and implementation of initiatives requiring community outreach and organizing;
    2. Work as part of a team of individuals with a range of specialties;
    3. Act as project liaison with residents, representatives of local schools, leaders of community organizations, planning commission members, project coordinators and other partners;
    4. Build collaborations and cultivate partnerships with the aim of supporting the initiatives by Cohabitation Strategies and the community;
    5. Participate in regular meetings with participants and report on project activities;
    6. Conduct community assemblies, facilitate community interaction, and develop dissemination campaigns;
    7. Report to project coordinators on relevant local activities and outcomes on a weekly basis.

    1. Minimum one year demonstrated direct organizing/base building experience;
    2. Computer skills;
    3. Ability and passion for building group cohesion and motivating others to action;
    4. Good communication skills, written, verbal, and interpersonal;
    5. Self-motivated and skilled at working as part of a team;
    6. Ability to find creative solutions and to be adaptive to local constrictions.

    1. Research skills, preferably in participatory-action research;
    2. Fluent in spoken and written English and good in spoken Spanish;
    3. Flexible hours, including willingness to work evening and some weekends;
    4. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Community Development, or Public Art.
    5. Knowledge of Philadelphia (best if with a specific focus on South Philadelphia).


    Salary commensurate with experience
    May 4th through September 27th.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirement to restoredspaces@muralarts.org with Community Organizer in the subject line or drop off at Mural Arts Program, 1729 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia PA 19130. Deadline to apply: March 30th.

  • 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.

    Click here for more information.

  • 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.

    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:

  • 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