Employment

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

  • Teaching Artists Needed at Center for the Creative Arts

    The Center for the Creative Arts, located in Yorklyn, DE  is continually seeking to expand their programming capabilities by utilizing qualified instructors that work in a variety of media. If you are an artist that has created a niche in a particular medium or have specific program ideas that are unique, they want to hear from you and learn how you can contribute to their mission.

    Required experience: BA or BFA in Fine Art or Certification in Art Teaching. One year experience minimum.  Interested candidates should have experience teaching and send a resume, cover letter, and work examples to Gabe Neeld at gneeld@ccarts.org.

     

    Listing Expires: 06/01/2017

  • Ceramic Studio Shop Assistant at Center for Creative Arts

    Center for the Creative Arts, a non-profit community arts center located in Yorklyn, DE is seeking a professional ceramicist to work in their active Ceramic Studio to keep equipment and supplies in proper order. Report to lead teacher to achieve weekly and monthly goals which include: monitoring supplies, loading and unloading the kiln, prepping kiln shelves, preparing glazes, space organization, general clean up and upkeep of the ceramic studio.

    Up to 24 hours per month, worked as needed each week, flexible schedule but must meet deadlines specified by the lead teacher. Pay is $12/hr. to start. Start date: April 1, 2017

    Qualifications: B.A. in Fine Arts/Ceramics, recent grad acceptable. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and move clay and kiln shelves when needed. Familiar with ceramic studio practices, good communication skills and overall positive attitude required.

    To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Terry Foreman at tforeman@ccarts.org

    Listing Expires: 04/02/2017

  • Assistant Camp Director at Center for Creative Arts

    Center for the Creative Arts, a non-profit, community arts center located in Yorklyn, DE is seeking friendly, outgoing and responsible individuals to apply as an Assistant Camp Director for the Center for the Creative Arts’ Visual & Performing Arts Camps. This is a 10 week position that will run in conjunction with our arts-based summer camp. Candidates will report to the Camp Director fulfilling everyday needs for the Camp Director, instructors and interns. Position is responsible for before-care needs. Experience working with children required.

    Qualified candidates should be someone who is majoring in or has a degree in art, art education, or education. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and be comfortable with locking and unlocking facility. CPR certification and food allergy training is required. If interested, please email resume and cover letter to gneeld@ccarts.org For more information, visit our website at www.ccarts.org or call 302-239-2434.

    Listing Expires: 06/01/2017

  • Teaching Artists for Summer Art Camp at Center for Creative Arts

    Come share your creativity and passion for the arts in a fun atmosphere this summer. The Center for the Creative Arts in Yorklyn, DE is seeking individuals to teach art classes during our 10 week performing and visual arts camps. Qualified candidates should possess a background in the arts/art education, be comfortable working with children, and be willing to submit to a background check. Instructors are responsible for creating content/projects that fit into the theme of the class they are instructing. All instructors are independent contractors and should be reliable and punctual.

    Pay is $25/hr. Assignments range from 2.5 to 5 hrs. per day. Required experience: BA or BFA in Fine Art or Certification in Art Teaching. One year experience minimum. If interested, please email resume and cover letter to gneeld@ccarts.org For more information, visit our website at www.ccarts.org or call 302-239-2434.

    Listing Expires: 06/01/2017

  • goPuff: Photographer/Videographer Job Opportunity!

    Deadline: Ongoing
    goPuff: Photographer/Videographer Job Opportunity!

    goPuff is looking for a talented and enthusiastic photographer/videographer to join our Marketing & Content Team full-time in our Philadelphia Headquarters. Our content is created in-house and is entirely unique to the on-demand industry. We are not afraid to take risks and encourage edgy ideas. You can check out some of our content work on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/gopuff.

    As the goPuff photographer/videographer, you will work hand-in-hand with the Marketing Team and be directly involved in the curation and creation of original goPuff content. This includes day-to-day social media content (across a myriad of channels), product photography, coordinating and leading photoshoots, filming & editing small and large-scale video productions, and more. Your work will be viewed on a national level. You will be expected to both shoot AND edit photo & video.

    Applicant must be highly creative. While technical skills are hugely important, the ability to effectively brainstorm unique concepts to push our brand forward is crucial.

    Experience/Skill Requirements:

    • Proficiency in Adobe Suite – Photoshop, Premiere & After Effects.
    • Proficiency and understanding of digital photography.
    • Must have personal camera (DSLR).
    • Must have personal computer.
    • Understanding of studio lighting.
    • Comfortable working both alone & with a team.
    • Ability to concept & complete a project from start to finish.
    • Comfortable with travel.
    • Highly organized.

    If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your resumé, reel & portfolio. We will not accept applicants without a reel or portfolio.

    To apply to this opportunity, please visit https://gopuff.com/careers for more information as well as the application.

  • Call for 24 Assistant Curator Positions

    Job Description
    Job Title: Assistant Curator, Curatorial Training Progra­­­mme (24 positions available annually)
    Department: Curatorial
    Duration: 12 Months
    Reporting to: Convenor, Curatorial Training Programme, and Director, Curatorial Training Programme
    Start Date: Immediate
    Total Scholarship Offered: R 272,422 per Assistant Curator
    Programme Scholarship: R 179,722 (Covering programme fee, International Counsellors fees, transportation to lectures, studio visits, and exhibitions, graduate exhibition costs, office, technology and connectivity costs, publications and films, and other costs)
    Assistant Curator’s Stipend: R 92,700 per annum (Covering accommodation, local transportation, food, communication, and a clothing allowance but with all deductions, including Pay as You Earn, Unemployment Insurance Fund Contributions, and any other government mandated deductions, withheld from this amount)

    Background
    The Curatorial Training Programme, offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), provides practicing professionals or recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum. The programme provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme and visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme. Upon graduating, the Assistant Curators are prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation, or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment of Access for All, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by ten local and international Foundations and individuals.

    Purpose of the Job
    The Assistant Curators in the Curatorial Training Programme will work with the curatorial team to realise the exhibition programme in the lead up to the opening of Zeitz MOCAA in September 2017 and beyond. Through this process they will be exposed to all components of museum practice, engaging with the curatorial department, institutional advancement and external affairs, collections management, art education, conservation, marketing, PR, and operations.

    The museum director leads workshops and seminars on a variety of topics concerning museum practice. Topics discussed are: artists represented in the museum collection, recent thematic debates in contemporary art, philosophical and aesthetic considerations for exhibitions within a museum or gallery environment, methodology for guided tours, climate control and lux levels, conservation and archiving, drawing up condition reports and loan request forms, auction house procedures, production and dissemination of publicity materials, cataloguing, photographic documentation of artwork for catalogues and museum and insurance records, researching provenance of artworks, as well as copyright procedure for the reproduction of artworks.

    The museum’s registrar also works with the Assistant Curators to familiarize them with the procedures of keeping active inventories, storing artwork, filing of works on paper, archiving of visual documentation and digital files, art handling, packing and shipping, and customs formalities.

    Additionally, the Assistant Curators work alongside the museum’s preparators, gaining practical experience in the preparation of exhibition spaces, hanging of artworks, setting of lighting, and labelling of artworks.

    The Assistant Curators are involved in all aspects of the museum, from organizing and producing Zeitz MOCAA’s public programming, including lectures, museum tours and seminars, to hosting visiting museum and special interest groups, and generating educational projects for the local community. After becoming acquainted with the museum they conduct guided tours independently. Participants benefit from interaction with the public through front-desk duty.

    Major collectors visit the museum on a regular basis and interact with the participants individually and as a group, providing insights into collecting and discussing recent developments in contemporary art.

    Participants also work alongside the Zeitz MOCAA Bookstore manager learning how to operate museum retail.

    Fundraising now forms an integral part of any curator’s duties. Candidates participate in all components of the developmental programmes of the museum alongside the Director of Institutional Advancement and External Affairs.

    The selected Assistant Curators will have a passion for innovative contemporary art practices and discourses; knowledge of the themes defining the discipline locally and globally; an interest in the history of contemporary art and its interpretation, production, and care; a desire to critically engage with the discipline; and knowledge of the major developments in museology.

    Applicants will be selected by a panel of leaders in contemporary art, including Tandazani Dhlakama, Curator of Education, National Gallery of Zimbabwe; Jacob Lebeko, Assistant Curator, UNISA Space Art Gallery; Gerald Machona, Artist; Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, AKO Foundation Assistant Curator, Zeitz MOCAA; Ingrid Masondo, Curator of New Media and Photography, Iziko South African National Gallery; and Cheryl-Ann Michael, Lecturer, University of the Western Cape.

    The selected participants will be awarded a twelve month scholarship that covers all course fees and living expenses.

    As a cutting edge equal opportunity institution, Zeitz MOCAA celebrates diversity in all its forms including gender, race, creed, and orientation. To apply, please email a letter of motivation, CV, two references, scan of South African ID or passport, and two writing examples focusing on visual art or design to ctp@zeitzmocaa.museum by Sunday, 2 April 2017.

    About Zeitz MOCAA
    Opening on 22 September 2017, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa’s (Zeitz MOCAA) mission is to collect, preserve, research, and exhibit cutting edge contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora; to host international exhibitions; to develop supporting educational and enrichment programmes; to encourage intercultural understanding; and to guarantee access for all. Eighty galleries are dedicated to a permanent collection; temporary exhibitions; and Centres for Art Education, Photography, Costume, Curatorial Excellence, the Moving Image, and Performative Practice.

    Zeitz MOCAA partners with various local and international institutions, manages a Curatorial Training Programme, and loans artworks to museums globally.

    As a not-for-profit public cultural institution, donations to Zeitz MOCAA and philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations are an integral part of helping the museum fulfil its mission.

    Physical address:
    Silo District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 8002

     

     

     

  • Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Project Coordinator

    Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Project Coordinator

    About Mural Arts Philadelphia
    We believe art ignites change. We create art with others to transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. Through this work, we establish new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art. Our process empowers artists to be change agents, stimulates dialogue about critical issues, and builds bridges of connection and understanding. Our work is created in service of a larger movement that values equity, fairness and progress across all of society. We listen with empathetic ears to understand the aspirations of our partners and participants. And through beautiful collaborative art, we provide people with the inspiration and tools to seize their own future.

     About Porch Light
    The Porch Light Program, a collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, focuses on achieving universal health and wellness among Philadelphians by offering opportunities to contribute to meaningful works of public art. Every finished Porch Light project offers an opportunity for continued progress and community growth.

    Position Description
    Porch Light is seeking an independent contractor to serve as a Project Coordinator for a new storefront site in the Kensington neighborhood. This site is the result of a partnership between Porch Light, the New Kensington Community Development Corporation, Impact Services, and Prevention Point. Public art, economic development, and behavioral health programming will be provided at the space to members of the Kensington community. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the daily function and maintenance of the space, event planning and execution, and facilitating community engagement. The Project Coordinator will report to both the Porch Light Program Director and the Porch Light Project Manager.

    Responsibilities
    Maintain calendar of community meetings, art events, and behavioral health programming in the Kensington area.
    Communicate regularly with project partners about scheduling and maintenance of the space.
    Manage payment of bills and invoices for the storefront space.
    Create flyers and other promotional materials for storefront activities and events.
    Attend community events, workshops, or site visits as needed.

    Qualifications
    Candidates must speak Spanish and English fluently. The ideal candidate will live in or near the Kensington area. Knowledge of Photoshop and Microsoft Word is a plus.

    Candidates must have excellent communication skills and organizational ability, and be able to work independently and achieve success in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should also be interested in the issues that the Porch Light program addresses.

    Compensation and Hours
    $15/hour. This position is part time, 2 days a week. Flexibility is required for some evenings and weekends.

    To Apply
    Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to the Porch Light Department at jessica.lewis-turner@muralarts.org by Friday, March 31, 2017.

    For further information on Porch Light, please visit https://www.muralarts.org/program/porch-light/

  • Sewing Instructor- Part Time, Evenings

    Sewing Instructor- Part Time, Evenings

    Philly Art Center is seeking an experienced seamstress to teach weekly adult sewing
    classes in the evenings! The ideal candidate will have the following
    requirements:
    – Well versed in advanced garment production
    – Must enjoy sharing expertise with students and guiding them through
    the learning process.
    – Great communication skills
    – Great problem solving skills
    – Relatability to students a must
    – Fashion forward for range of ages between 20s-40s and Pinterest savvy

    Please send resume/letter of interest to: INFO@PHILLYARTCENTER.COM
    We look forward to hearing from all potential candidates!

  • Editorial Internship Opening

    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. 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.

    The Editorial Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the External Communications Coordinator. S/He will assist with updating and creating pages on current gallery/museum exhibitions; researching art news, activities, and events for web site and monthly 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, have strong writing skills, a keen eye for detail, and a willingness to learn. Experience in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress, and/or basic HTML is a plus, but not essential.

    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 might not be granted until the following semester. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 12 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.

    Responsibilities may include:
    •  Publish items from our event listings email to the website
    •  Organize said event listings within newsletters and mailers
    •  Assist with live coverage of upcoming events (tweeting, curating news, etc.)
    •  Generate and research content (photos, videos, graphics, stories, etc.) for our Social Media Associate to share on InLiquid’s social sites
    •  Help maintain and expand InLiquid’s social presence on multiple platforms
    •  Assist in maintaining the organization of the online shop
    •  Upload and fact-check artwork descriptions to the online shop
    •  Art handling; physically organize the office’s prints, artworks, etc. as needed
    •  Assist with data-entry of demographics info, artworks within our holdings management system, and other general info as needed
    •  Other duties as assigned

    Requirements:
    •  Working towards or recently graduated with a BA in Journalism, English, Art History or a related field, or a BFA in an area of the Arts with a special interest in arts writing
    •  Experience and/or background in Blogging, Academic Writing, and Article Writing (specifically about visual art strongly preferred)
    •  Strong communication skills; advanced grammar and writing skills
    •  Very strong attention to detail in all areas
    •  Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments and meet deadlines.
    •  Creative, flexible, self-starter who also works well within a team; takes direction well – and with a positive attitude
    •  Maintain a regular schedule, be punctual, and work effectively in a professional manner
    •  Familiarity with social networking sites, primarily Facebook, Twitter, and Hootsuite; generally computer savvy
    •  Ability to comfortably interact with InLiquid members and guests is necessary

    To Apply:
    Please send a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and a short writing sample (250-500 words) to Liz Roan at elizabeth@inliquid.org with the subject line “Editorial Internship”; or mail to: Editorial Internship, Attn: Liz Roan, InLiquid, 1400 N. American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

  • Art Teaching and Art Consulting Internship in Tianjin, China

    Job Description:

    Beneath the Tree International is looking for a motivated, dynamic, and enthusiastic art teacher/consultant to teach Chinese students in an art preparatory school in Tianjin, China.

    The interns will mainly teach high school, recent high school graduates, and college students who plan to go to Western art and design universities (mainly US, Canadian, and UK art colleges).

    Interns are given freedom and are encouraged to explore and develop individual teaching styles. Support and professional development is provided to improve skills and provide ideas for the classroom.

    In the high school and college-prep classes, interns will work with Chinese art teachers to help Chinese students develop strong creative admission portfolios. The main subjects to be taught are (but not limited to): Studio Art, Art Vocabulary, Critique & Presentation. Additionally, the interns selected will review and evaluate portfolios of potential students, as well as help plan student exhibitions. All courses will focus on developing the critical and creative skills that are necessary for entrance into western art and design universities.

    All classes will be taught in English and require students to write about their work so that they become accustomed to hearing and using art terminology, as well as thinking through and conceptualizing ideas that are important to creating, writing and speaking about art. The main objective is to prepare ambitious and creative portfolios to meet the expectations of western art and design universities.

    Working hours are 40 hours per week (teaching hours are approximately 24 – 30 hours per week). Interns are also responsible for some administrative and light design work, such as helping students with personal statement essays, uploading documents for college application websites and promotional  activities, such as art/college/ high school lectures, curating student exhibitions, and portfolio consultation and evaluation.

    This is a great program for recent graduates who want to gain substantial art teaching experience, work with a team, and learn school management. Interns can also expand their artist network and exhibition resumes while in China, working with Chinese contemporary artists such as Ren Han. Interns experience living abroad with a 12 month contract.

    *In addition, while the majority of the classes will be for high school and post-graduate students, interns may also teach kindergarten or elementary school classes on occasion. For these classes, Interns will make lesson plans that include creating with various media, such as masks, leather, paper pulp, paper, clay, etc. to develop and improve children’s creativity.

    Benefits:

    -12 month art teaching internship
    -Competitive monthly stipend/Starting CNY4,000 (approx. US$620), plus additional bonus based on students you teach. Stipend increases depending on art teaching experience.
    -Free housing or housing compensation
    -Flight allowance:CNY6,000 (approx. US$975) Company will pay up to CNY6,000 (approx.US$975) reimbursement of your round-trip airfare AFTER completion of 12 month contract.
    -2 Weeks Paid Vacation and Chine National Holidays
    -Visa Application Assistance
    -Free 24/7 English Phone Support
    -Free Airport Pickup
    -Free Cell Phone or SIM card
    -Commuting Fee (if required)

    Interns are responsible for:

    -Health insurance during stay in China
    -Health/physical exam

    Living Cost in Tianjin, China:

    The cost of living in Tianjin, China is very inexpensive when compared to the US. For example, the typical college grad salary in Tianjin, China is CNY2000 ($320) – CNY3000 ($480). A bowl of noodles is CNY8 ($1.28), bottled water is 1.5 CNY (24 cents), and single bus fair is CNY2 (32 cents.)

    Competitive monthly stipend / Starting CNY4,000 (approx. US$620).

    Qualifications/Other Job Requirements​:

    -Native English speaker.
    -Graduated from Western art and design college or university.
    -MFA degree or other related Master’s degree in art and design.
    -Art teaching experience.
    -Understand portfolio requirements of western art colleges, and guide/help Chinese students establish attractive/creative portfolio.
    -Have interest in Chinese culture.
    -Have an ability to display cultural sensitivity.
    -Have good communication skills.
    -Must be responsible, mature, and flexible.
    -Have no police record.
    -Candidates who have experience working in an office & classroom environment will be favorably considered.
    Chinese language ability is NOT required.

    Application Process/How to Apply/Application Requirements

    Applicants are required to submit the following documents to info@beneaththetreeintl.com.

    -Resume
    -Statement of Purpose
    -Current portfolio
    -Examples of lesson plans
    -Two references or letters of reference

    Company Description:

    Beneath the Tree International, Inc. provides teaching internship/full-time opportunities to prestigious schools in China. By offering a 9-12 month contract, students and young professionals can immerse themselves in a culture and language, enhance their resumes, make international connections, and experience living abroad. We are currently working on internship opportunities in art and design fields in China.

     

     

     

     

  • Environmental Art/Public Relations Intern – The Schuylkill Center

    The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, an urban environmental education center in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, seeks an intern to support both the Environmental Art Department’s exhibition program and the Center’s marketing and public relations efforts.

    About the Schuylkill Center:
    The Schuylkill Center, the first environmental education center in a large American city, was founded in 1965. With diverse educational programming offered to all ages, preschool through graduate school and beyond, 36,000 people participate in the Center’s programming annually. In addition, the center offers the nation’s most ambitious environmental art program housed in a nature center, opened the state’s first Nature Preschool in September 2013, and runs the only wildlife rehabilitation clinic in a four-county region.

    The Environmental Art Department at the Schuylkill Center provides opportunities to investigate, innovate, and interpret the nature of place. We incite curiosity and spark awareness of the natural environment, through presentations of outdoor and indoor art exhibitions that attract, educate, and inspire. Working collaboratively, we support artistic investigations of our environments and create spaces and opportunities for artists and audiences to creatively engage in ecological issues. Created in 2000, we are the only program and venue devoted entirely to environmental art in the Philadelphia region.

    Visit http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/departments/art/ for more information.

    Internship Description:
    The intern will split his/her time between the Environmental Art and Marketing and Public Relations departments, offering a broad range of exposure and experience to a motivated and engaged student. The intern will gain a keen education in visual arts administration, the field of environmental art, and the power of art to connect people with nature and educate on environmental topics. The intern will concurrently gain experience in nonprofit marketing and communications, including mission-driven communications and graphic design. This is an excellent position to gain foundational office and research skills within a dynamic, unique, and successful not-for-profit organization.

    In the Environmental Art department, the intern will work closely with the Director of Environmental Art on projects related to our ongoing exhibition program and innovative LandLab residency program. In the Public Relations department, the intern will work with our Public Relations Manager on projects related to communications and marketing related to all programs and departments. The intern will work with the Public Relations Manager to create and send weekly newsletters to summer camp families from June through August.

    Internship responsibilities will include assisting with:
    • Exhibition preparation and maintenance in the gallery and on our trails;
    • Exhibition, program, and event planning and research, including investigation of possible themes, artists, topics, audiences, and partnering organizations for future exhibitions and connections to other Schuylkill Center education programs;
    • Promotion of programs and events, through traditional, web-based, social media, and other channels;
    • Some project management;
    • Implementation of the art program’s strategic fundraising plan, including grant research, writing, and reporting;
    • Press communications, including drafting press releases and contacting digital and print media outlets;
    • Design, proof, and distribute communications including posters, fliers, newsletters, calendars, catalogs, and postcards.
    • Written and spoken communication with outside organizations and businesses;

    In addition to day-to-day operations, the intern is invited to participate in and assist with events, many scheduled on evenings and weekends.

    The internship has a flexible start date, ideally in early June 2016. It is part-time (up to 20 hours/week), dates are flexible, and it is tailored to the intern’s schedule, ideally three days/week. Course credit available for an internship of 20 hours/week. Both students and graduates are encouraged to apply. Internships are unpaid.

    Requirements:
    A big-picture, creative, and integrative mindset and an ability to work on diverse tasks are critical to this internship. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential; an interest in communications, exhibition programming, environmental art, environmental science, and/or environmental education and an innovative, problem-solving mindset are preferred. Experience in the arts or graphic design is a plus.

    Applicants must be reliable with a positive attitude, collaborative spirit, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Laptop computer and car strongly preferred. Limited weekend and evening availability is preferred but not required.

    Application Procedure:
    Please send a cover letter of interest, a current resume, and two references with email addresses and phone numbers. Please email to Anna Lehr Mueser (anna@schuylkillcenter.org) and include “2016 summer internship” in the subject line.

    Anna Lehr Mueser, Public Relations Manager
    anna@schuylkillcenter.org

  • Horticultural Plant Maintenance Technician – Hoffman Design Group

    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 enthusiastic individual to join our Interior Plant Maintenance team, handling plant maintenance in client offices, lobbies, hotels, restaurants, and more. Our Plant Maintenance Technicians are reimbursed mileage for using their own vehicles to service areas including: center city Philadelphia, surrounding counties, Delaware, and New Jersey.
    The Plant Maintenance Technician should be an expert in the identification and maintenance of all plant and flower varieties utilized by the company or be able to learn this information within a reasonable amount of time, complete all written and verbal communication as required, and maintain a consistently professional appearance and demeanor, according to company standards. Duties include watering, trimming, treating, cleaning, and pruning plants and flowers in client spaces in a safe and non-invasive manner. A high level of self-motivation and accountability is required.
    Qualifications include:
    *Experience preferred
    *Ability to work well under pressure and adapt to changes in the daily schedule
    *Excellent personal skills when interacting with the public, clients, and co-workers
    *Ability to use general computer programs
    *Ability to use computerized hand-held telephone systems with training
    *Must have, or develop in a reasonable amount of time, a consistent ability to
    successfully maintain all interior plants and flowers
    *Minimum high school diploma or the equivalent
    *Must have clean driving record with valid Driver’s License and be in possession of it at
    all times
    *Personal vehicle must be fully insured — mileage will be reimbursed
    *Lift and carry plants, water, and materials up to 40 lbs
    *Push and maneuver any size portable water machine necessary for interior
    maintenance
    *Stand and walk for extended periods of time
    *Sit and/or ride in vehicles for extended periods of time
    *Working in temperatures ranging from warm to cool
    F/T w/ medical benefits and 401k.
    Compensation: $14-$15 per hour depending on experience/qualifications
    Email resume to: careers@hoffmandesigngroup.com

  • 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.
    Qualifications:
    *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
    schedule
    *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
    F/T w/ medical benefits and 401k.
    Compensation: $15-$17 per hour
    Email resume to: careers@hoffmandesigngroup.com

  • Teaching Artist – Mural Arts Program

    The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Restored Spaces Initiative seeks a Teaching Artist.

    The Restored Spaces Initiative is Mural Arts’ art-based approach to integrating the activities of city agencies, community organizations, and residents to collectively transform schools, recreation centers, and commercial corridors into models for sustainable revitalization.

    In certain areas of Philadelphia, littering and public dumping of trash are recognized as major problems. Where does all of this trash come from? As citizens, what are our rights and responsibilities for managing trash?

    The Teaching Artist will create project-based curricula to guide high school students in exploring city systems and finding answers to these questions. Students will think beyond their classroom to engage in active research, conduct site visits, and interview decision-makers and stakeholders to demystify the various systems through which trash is managed – or not – within the City of Philadelphia. Mural Arts will support this endeavor through our broad network of contacts as well as advise on project development along with Scott Quitel of the LandHealth Institute. Artist-in Residence will then collaborate with students and professionals to produce an innovative and engaging graphic tool to be taken up by neighborhood organizations and advocacy groups for education about litter in South Philadelphia and beyond.
    This is part of a series of projects in South Philadelphia, where Restored Spaces is partnering with a coalition of community members to test art-based interventions which address vital local concerns and reveal, produce, share, and celebrate local knowledge.

    Dates: Application deadline: April 1 (We will be reviewing and interviewing applicants on a rolling basis starting immediately).

    Classes will run throughout the month of May.

    Hours: 3-5 classes per week, 8:00 – 9:30 am.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Create work plan or curriculum which outlines goals of weekly classes and workshops.
    • Develop project proposal and participate in the Mural Arts Program’s design review process, incorporating feedback as needed.
    • Make connections with local scientists, policymakers, politicians, and other figures through whom students can work to understand the Philadelphia trash system.
    • Encourage curiosity, inquisitiveness, and discovery in students.
    • Produce final graphic tool (a poster, pamphlet, etc), built on students’ explorations and discoveries, which can be used to demystify the trash system in Philadelphia.
    • Purchase classroom and artist supplies (stipend will be provided).
    QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES
    • Experience and ability to engage youth and community creatively through art-making;
    • Ability to work comfortably within another teaching artist’s classroom;
    • Significant experience working with under-served youth and/or middle and/or high school students;
    • Ability to engage youth with multiple learning styles and multiple intelligences;
    • Ability to create lesson plans, organize projects, and conduct research;
    • Willingness to work collaboratively and in partnership with parents, program managers, student advocates, and artists;
    • Access to reliable transportation (there will be no stipend for transportation);
    • Background in graphic design a plus;
    • Background in urban planning or policy a plus;
    • Up-to-date PA Child Abuse Report, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Check upon interview.
    SALARY $50 an hour

    TO APPLY
    • Email cover letter, resume, and a work sample with up to five images to restoredspaces@muralarts.org
    • Indicate Restored Spaces Teaching Artist in the subject line.

  • Exhibitions and Administrative Coordinator – Da Vinci Art Alliance

    Exhibitions and Administrative Coordinator
    Da Vinci Art Alliance seeks an organized, nimble and dynamic Exhibitions and Administrative Coordinator to support the daily operations of the organization. This part-time position (20 hours weekly) will be supervised by the Executive Director and will report to Da Vinci Art Alliance’s Board of Directors. This position will cover a wide array of administrative duties with a focus on coordinating monthly exhibitions and general administrative support.

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    Coordinating all monthly exhibitions (juried, member, open call, rentals). Assisting Exhibition Chair in planning of the daily and yearly exhibition schedule in collaboration with the Executive Director.
    Design and install member’s exhibition in gallery space, with assistance from the Board of Directors and DVAA Members. Maintain gallery and pedestals in good order.
    Create labels and signage for DVAA sponsored exhibitions, as well as exhibition prospectus or entry forms. Coordinate drop off and pick up dates for artworks, gallery sitting, special events.
    Communicate with exhibiting artists or groups to help organize exhibitions and special events for the gallery space.
    Produce DVAA sponsored exhibition receptions and refreshments with help from ED and Board of Directors.
    Assist with promoting and marketing DVAA exhibitions and programs.
    Must attend meetings and work with the Programing and Exhibitions Committee as needed so as to assist them in the coordination and implementation of events and exhibitions taking place at the DVAA.
    General office management – maintaining supplies, establishing systems, responding to inquiries, filling, managing interns, updating calendar, printing and processing membership forms.
    Graphic design for DVAA programs and exhibitions.
    Copyediting and drafting email and social media campaigns.
    Other administrative tasks as assigned by ED.
    Click here for more information.

  • Exhibition Designer – Philadelphia Museum of Art

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking an experienced Exhibition Designer. The designer will design temporary exhibitions, gallery projects and gallery furnishings for the display of works of art. S/He must demonstrate creativity while working within the museums aesthetic sensibility.

    The candidate should be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. S/He will be an integral part of the exhibition team, and have the ability to carry projects from concept through completion. S/He must have an understanding of conservation issues for works of art and be responsive to budget and time constraints. S/He is expected to manage multiple projects.

    Requirements include a high level of competence with AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, and the Microsoft Office Suite; as well as model making skills. Two plus years experience in a museum or similar setting desired. An Advanced degree in art, architecture, or art history is a plus.

    To apply, please attach a cover letter and resume to submit with your application.

    Application link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=philadmoa&jobId=81047&lang=en_US&source

    Philadelphia Museum of Art Opportunities Page:
    http://www.philamuseum.org/jobs/

  • Studio Assistant – Downingtown, PA

    Studio Assistant sought for production art jewelry line in Downingtown, PA (www.seaglass.us). You must be artistic, energetic, hardworking and responsible. Ability with pliers is absolutely necessary and stained glass experience is a bonus. There is no soldering, as all jewelry is made with cold connections.

    You must be able to close jump rings, bend wire in loops & coils and have a strong sense of color with attention to details. The position will include making jewelry, processing glass, drilling holes in glass & stones, cleaning the studio and answering phones.

    Guaranteed 32 – 40 hours weekly, with a paid 1/2 hour lunch (8am – 4pm). This position is for immediate placement and pays $10 – 11.00 per hour (based on experience). The Studio is not on a train or bus route, so you need reliable transportation to and from the job. You must bring examples of your jewelry and artistic work to our interview.

    Email resumes with contact information and images of your work for our consideration to elaine@seaglass.us. Text or call (484) 228-1232 with any questions. We will contact you with interview times.

  • Administrative Assistant Position – John Pomp Studios

    One of “Philly’s 100″ fastest growing companies for 2013, 2014 & 2015 is seeking an administrative assistant. We are a luxury handcrafted furniture & lighting co. with a focus on meticulous design. We offer a fast paced, charged, creative environment and are looking for a highly organized and knowledgeable admin with experience. Full time position available immediately.

    Job Responsibilities include:
    Administrative:
    Answer/direct incoming calls
    Respond to client inquiries via email and phone
    Take and deliver messages accordingly
    Intake and distribute mail as necessary
    Greet visitors and clients
    Intake and process project orders
    Follow up with clients weekly on projects for approvals or additional information
    Update/maintain an organized record of digital databases
    Organize and maintain sample library, sample returns
    Provide general support to operations manager/creative director

    Shipping:
    Coordinate and schedule weekly shipments with various freight carriers (international and domestic) and process detailed shipping documents

    Ordering:
    Maintain office supplies
    Follow up with vendors and assist production team with scheduling of deliveries
    Weekly ordering for the production departments
    Research competitive pricing for orders
    Maintain detailed records of vendors and consumables

    Ideal candidate:
    2+ years experience in administrative field
    Meticulous organization skills a must
    Experience with bookkeeping a plus
    Must be computer savvy (preferably mac) and proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, Excel
    Ability to multi-task, work independently and collaboratively with small team
    Photoshop, Illustrator a plus
    Detail-oriented
    Arts/crafts background a plus
    Creative problem solver
    Self-motivated
    Positive attitude

    Salary position with benefits commensurate with experience.

    Send application to positions@johnpomp.com.

  • Call for Artists – Art Partners Studio

    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 printmaking (monoprints, silk-screen), airbrush, and interdisciplinary project-based art-learning.

    The Studio is seeking artists to develop a dynamic photography, digital imaging, graphics, and interdisciplinary program for all ages.

    We want to hear from you if your art practice and/or teaching experience is a fit for potential programs:
    • Animation: 2-D, Claymation, stop-motion, 3D with Blender
    • Digital imaging/graphic design with Adobe Creative Suite
    • Green Screen Photo Theatre Techniques with cameras and Photoshop
    • Interdisciplinary Painting/Photography Selfies
    • Light-sensitive photo processes: cyanotype contact prints, Inkodye prints on fabric, pinhole camera
    • Digital Photography: basic 101 to street photography, selfies, large-scale wheat paste murals
    • Smart Phone Photography & Social Media interface

    Immediate positions are available for 8-week winter classes (jan-mar) or spring (apr-jun). 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. Classes meet once-a-week for anywhere from 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours.

    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

    Requirements
    • Previous teaching experience with urban youth
    • BFA, MFA, or equivalent arts education degree and/or teaching experience
    • Current Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Clearance
    • A car is essential
    Compensation & Scheduling
    • Teaching artists are compensated for classroom time plus extra for prep/cleanup.
    • Compensation will be determined based on experience.
    • 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 “APS Photography” followed by last 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.

  • 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

    Requirements
    • 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

  • 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.

  • 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:
    • 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:
    Education:
    • 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:
    • 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