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This page was last updated on August 20, 2014

Call for Editorial Assistant Intern – InLiquid Art + Design

No deadline: The Editorial Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the Associate Director and Managing Editor. S/He will assist with updating and creating pages on current gallery/museum exhibitions; researching art news, activities, and events for web site and weekly newsletter; and assistance with publicity and press release distribution. Students will be exposed to, and integrally involved in, many facets of a nonprofit visual arts organization. The students will have a unique opportunity to gain expertise in web publication, both on the design end and the editorial end, and will develop an in-depth, insider’s knowledge of a large and vibrant visual arts community. The ideal candidate will be web-savvy and have a strong interest in contemporary visual arts or art history; strong writing skills; keen eye for detail; and a willingness to learn. Experience in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress, and/or basic HTML is a plus, but not essential. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 12 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.
APPLICATION
Please send a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and a short writing sample (250-500 words) to Erica Minutella at erica@inliquid.org with the subject line “Editorial Internship”; or mail to: Editorial Internship, Attn: Erica Minutella, InLiquid, 1400 N. American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

A2O Program Coordinator – Mural Arts Program

Deadline August 21: In 2011 the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R) launched a collaboration that aligns PP&R’s objective to develop high-level practices and leadership in “out of school” activities with Mural Arts’ mission to unite artists and communities through a collaborative process that transforms public spaces and individual lives.
Arts & Artists Outdoors (A2O), an artist residency program, uses free arts programming and community engagement to foster an appreciation of the natural and environmental assets of Philadelphia. Each artist in residence is paired with a selected recreation center, where he/she leads twice weekly art workshops for youth and family community workshops on some Saturdays. During these workshops, the artist leads participants in engaging, hands-on arts activities that highlight the natural resources of the nearby green space and culminates in a temporary or permanent artwork at the recreation center.
The A2O Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and shepherding the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 year of the Arts & Artists Outdoors program. The A2O Program Coordinator will be managed by the Special Youth Programs & Partnerships manager in the Art Education Department.
The height of the working season will be immediately before and during programming.
Programming runs as follows:
Fall 2014 session: Monday, October 6th- December 12th, 2014
Spring 2015 session: Monday, March 9th- Friday May 15th, 2014
Roles & Responsibilities
- Manage budget of 5 A2O sites and purchase program supplies
- Participate in Recreation Center Selection process
- Coordinate artist recruitment and selection process
- Organize and co-lead A2O Orientation
- Supervise artist and project development, and manage design review process
- Lead evaluation process
- Promote A2O program to constituencies and a broader local/national audience
- Present an annual review of programming to Mural Arts and Parks & Rec staff
- Prepare A2O presentation for annual Art Ed exhibitions
- Coordinate curriculum development process
- Go on frequent site visits of the 5 Recreation Centers across the city
Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
- 2+ years of experience in program or project management, specifically in the arts or education
- Organized, high attention to detail
- Experience with working with a variety of communities and ages
- Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment
- A driver’s license and access to a vehicle
- Experience with Environmental Art a plus
- Experience working in a Recreation Center a plus
- Available on Mondays-Thursday from 4pm-6pm during programming
- Available on some Saturdays for community workshops
The position is a 41 week-long contract, starting as soon as possible. The Program Coordinator will work an average of 20 hours per week, at $20 per hour for a total of $16,400. Benefits are not included.
To Apply
Please provide cover letter and resume by August 21, 2014 addressed to Jocelyn Nelson at arted.resumes@muralarts.org.

Project Manager – Mural Arts Program

Deadline August 21: 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.
ANNUALLY WE ENGAGE MORE THAN 25,000 PEOPLE IN OUR WORK.
This includes more than 2,000 who enroll in ongoing art and muralism workshops offered by our Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light programs; more than 8,000 who co-create our stunning works of public art; and more than 15,000 who tour our multi-neighborhood collection. Annually, we produce between 50 and 100 temporary and permanent pieces which together tell an incredible story of Philadelphia’s beauty and resilience.
Responsibilities:
Project planning and implementation includes:
o Logistics management
o Budget development, monitoring and compliance
o Negotiating and managing fees, timelines, contracts, and performance expectations
o Managing artists, assistant artists and other contractors
o Communication with the full range of stakeholders including community members, funders, internal staff, site partners, faculty, and students
o Partnership development and maintenance
o Engaging the public and negotiating community concerns
o Collaborating on project-specific marketing and public relations efforts
o Planning and implementation of project-specific public meetings, events and programs
o Utilizing internal project management protocols
Building strong, meaningful and lasting relationships with community members is a key responsibility of the Project Manager. They serve as an ambassador of Mural Arts in project communities at all times, while accompanying the artist through their creative process. The Project Manager will be expected to work some nights and weekends as project work demands.
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience in project management. A background in the visual arts or other creative processes is important and knowledge of public or contemporary art or muralism a plus. He/she will be detailed oriented and have a solid record of bringing projects in on time and on budget. He/she should be able to juggle many tasks and to maintain focus in a fast-paced, high pressure environment. Ability to reorder priorities, delegate and multi-task – with ease and grace – a must. He/she must also be able to work well with many different kinds of people in diverse settings. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of organizational finance and project management software and a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Commitment to the mission and values of the Mural Arts Program, a solid work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, political savvy, and a respect for teamwork are critical to success in this position.
Additional Requirements Include:
Requires a BA or BS in related field, or equivalent experience and knowledge. At least three years of experience in small and large scale project development and management. Previous experience with budgets, purchasing, inventory, staffing and short and long range planning required.
Salary: Salary in Mid-thirties, Competitive benefits package included
For further information on the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, please visit www.muralarts.org.
To Apply
Please provide cover letter, resume, and references by August 21st addressed to Netanel Portier, Office of Project Management at pmo@muralarts.org.

Lead Teaching Artist for Youth Restorative Justice – Mural Arts Program

Deadline September 6: The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department serves over 1,600 youth annually through free out-of-school time art education programs in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Our programs provide a creative outlet for some of the city’s most vulnerable youth.
Mural Arts seeks to build safe spaces with and for the youth we serve, and our students’ work demonstrates their capacity for thinking deeply and creating fearlessly. Our programs provide young people between the ages of 10 and 22 a year-long course of study in the visual arts. Our curriculum offers students the technical and creative foundation necessary to imagine, design, and create a wide range of individual and public works of art. Whether creating a mural or honing art skills, lessons are designed with both short and long-term goals in mind, incorporating artistic and social history in addition to traditional and emerging art processes. At every turn we encourage our students to reflect on themselves and make a positive difference in the communities in which they work and play.
The Art Education Department runs four sessions during the year—beginning in September.
In order to best serve the varied needs of our students, the Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department seeks passionate and creative art educators who are committed to working in partnership with young people. We seek individuals who are excited about mentoring youth, eager to collaborate with fellow artists, and able to work in an energetic environment that demands flexibility, dedication, innovation, and enthusiasm.
Lead teaching artists work closely with Art Education staff to develop a project-based curriculum. They inspire and guide students in creating individual works of art, designing indoor murals, experimenting with media, and working alongside professional artists on large scale public art projects. In addition to maintaining a classroom blog and attendance records as required by Mural Arts and its funders, they mentor an assistant teaching artist. The position requires attendance at instructor labs, reliable transportation and professional development. Mural-making experience is preferred but not required.
Qualifications:
3-5 years teaching experience;
Knowledge of art history and art-making techniques;
Ability to manage a classroom of 8-12 students;
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 intelligence’s;
Ability to create lesson plans, organize projects, and conduct research;
Excellent classroom management skills;
Exceptional written and oral communication skills necessary for managing paperwork and ongoing communications between program sites and Mural Arts staff;
Willingness to work collaboratively and in partnership with parents, program managers, student advocates, and artists;
Access to reliable transportation;
Familiarity with Photoshop and social media a plus;
Up-to-date PA Child Abuse Report, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Check upon interview.
Compensation
Lead Teaching Artist: 26K salary plus benefits
To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, 1 sample lesson plan or project proposal and 5 images of your own work to ellissa.collier@muralarts.org

Bilingual Assistant Teaching Artist – Mural Arts Program

Deadline August 28: 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.
ANNUALLY WE ENGAGE MORE THAN 25,000 PEOPLE IN OUR WORK.
This includes more than 2,000 who enroll in ongoing art and muralism workshops offered by our Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light programs; more than 8,000 who co-create our stunning works of public art; and more than 15,000 who tour our multi-neighborhood collection. Annually, we produce between 50 and 100 temporary and permanent pieces which together tell an incredible story of Philadelphia’s beauty and resilience.
This position provides assistance to the Lead Teaching Artist for afterschool art education programming for middle school and high school youth. In conjunction with the Teaching Artist the Assistant Teaching Artist is responsible for facilitating a safe and creative classroom environment in partnership with participating students and the site personnel.
Roles & Responsibilities
o Provides instructional support to Lead Teaching Artist during afterschool programming twice a week
o Assist with the set-up and clean-up for projects and/or activities
o Assist in preparing and delivering classroom instruction and occasionally leads classroom activities, under the guidance of the Lead Teaching Artist
o Act as mentor and role model for participating students
o Track classroom attendance weekly, using ASAP database
o Submit photographs and class overviews on the Mural Arts blog on a weekly basis
o Support timely collection of completed student applications
o Attend mandatory weekly instructor lab meetings on Fridays from 9-12
Requirements
o 3-5 years of experience teaching art to youth in middle and/or high school
o BA in Art, Art Education, or related degree
o Ability to work with diverse populations
o Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
o Fluent in Spanish
o Updated Child Abuse clearance, Criminal Background check, and FBI Clearance
Assistant Teaching Artist will receive $15 per hour for 17 hours per week. Position begins September 2nd, 2014.
To Apply:
Interested applicants submit cover letter, resume and 3 sample images to arted.resumes@muralarts.org by Wednesday, August 28th, 2014. Please write Assistant Teaching Artist in the subject line.

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

Call for Models – Philadelphia University

Ongoing: Local university needs figure models to pose for college drawing classes. Requirements: willing to pose nude; able to hold poses for up to twenty minutes; punctual and responsible; excellent personal hygiene. Pay rate is $15/hr. Classes last 3 hours, various times, weekdays only. Flexible scheduling. All genders and physiques welcome. Please reply to Andrea Garvey email: garveya@philau.edu.
updated: 7-16-14

Security Manager – DCCA

No deadline: Reports to Associate Director for Administration
Available July 15, 2014
The Security Manager’s role is to ensure a positive, safe and secure setting for the entire facility, including the galleries, the artist’s studio area, and the office areas. The Security Manager is also responsible for the over all well being of the artwork, public safety, building safety, and employee safety and security. The Security Manager will be responsible for managing, training, and scheduling 2-3 part time security guards to allow for complete coverage of the open building during gallery hours and special events.
The Security Manager will be required to live in an apartment onsite and have CPR/First Aid certification. Knowledge of building systems a plus. College degree or technical/vocational training and an art background preferable.
Contact Helen Page at @ hpage@thedcca.org
posted 7.09.2014

Director of Communications – Barnes Foundation

No deadline: The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Director of Communications to be responsible for creating and executing proactive communications strategies to promote the Barnes Foundation and its collections, exhibitions, classes and workshops, as well as public programs and events. The Director of Communications builds positive relationships and works across all departments to write content for multi-platform dissemination, develop story ideas and photo opportunities for local, national and international media and develop communications systems for internal and external audiences.
Established as an educational institution the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.
Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more. The 12-acre Arboretum contains over 3,000 species of woody plants and trees.
The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.
Click here for more information.
posted 5-6-2014

Retail Management – Awfully Nice Tours

No deadline: Exciting opportunity to manage this new retail store and tour location in Old City. Candidates will have managed a small location or assistant managed a larger location before. Responsibilities will include:
Opening and closing the premises
Managing part-time staff
Management of the point of sale system
Inventory management and ordering
Layout and upkeep of the store and its inventory
End of day accounting
Decisions about inventory
Management of store cleanliness
The role will also the sale of souvenirs, packaged refreshments and tours from the location and providing information on tour products, the city and what’s going on, so candidates should be very familiar with the area. It would be of benefit to have a passion for the City and for travel in general!
The successful applicant will have a very personable disposition, be sociable and outgoing, as well as energetic. He or she will be adept with excel, Word, software applications and simple technology.
This is a great chance to get in at the ground level of an early stage company in the tour business.
Resumes must accompany your application.
$12 per hour to start plus health benefits.
posted 04.16.2014

Manager for Individual and Corporate Stewardship – The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

No deadline: The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. We carry out our mission by annually engaging more than 20,000 people in the creation of 50 to 100 public art projects, including 2,000 individuals enrolled in one of our three core programs—Art Education for Youth, Restorative Justice for inmates and those re-entering society, and Porch Light for those in treatment for trauma, addiction, or mental illness. Through the liberating, joyful, and open context of artistic co-creation, we galvanize diverse constituencies, give voice to myriad perspectives, enhance the built environment, and bring visibility to issues in a way that sparks changes in perception and policy.
We are regularly recognized as a force for excellence and innovation in public art. Most recently, we had projects honored by the Public Art Network, the Venice Biennale, and the United Nations. A current exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts positions our work as a leading model for “social practice”, a term applied to creative processes developed by artists and arts organizations to address and ameliorate social, economic, and environmental challenges. We attract interest from an international audience of artists, scholars and practitioners, who attend conference sessions on our work, register for convenings we host in Philadelphia, and set up professional consultancies with our staff. More than 12,000 visitors annually participate in public and private tours led by our Tours Department.
The Manager for Individual and Corporate Stewardship will help diversify Mural Arts’ base of support by increasing the size and number of gifts made by individuals and corporations. This position is full time and reports to Mural Arts’ Director of Development. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
Specific responsibilities will include:
• Managing our annual appeal and targeted fundraising campaigns.
• Proposing levels and benefits for individuals and corporations.
• Preparing written materials and packets targeted to these audiences.
• Managing fulfillment of benefits for corporate and individual donors.
• Managing donor-oriented events designed to draw people closer to the work of the organization.
• Stewarding/cultivating an assigned portfolio of key individual and corporate stakeholders.
• Conducting routine prospect research on individuals and corporate prospects.
• Working closely with the Board’s Development Committee and our Major Gifts Consultant.
• Helping to develop projects requested by corporations, in collaboration with artistic staff.
• Representing the organization at public events.

The successful candidate will possess:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proven track record in individual giving.
• Exceptional organizational skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to work collaboratively to meet departmental goals.
• Knowledge of the Philadelphia arts and culture landscape preferred.
• Experience managing donor events preferred.
• More than five years experience in the field preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree required.

Please provide a resume and cover letter addressed to Caitlin Butler, Director of Development, at development@muralarts.org. Please state salary requirements in your cover letter. Candidates who advance in our selection process will be asked to submit writing samples.
posted 2.24.2014

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