Employment

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

  • Editorial Assistant Intern – InLiquid

    The InLiquid Internship Program will offer the experience of working in a nonprofit arts organization. Internships are designed primarily for undergraduate and graduate students, although open to anyone with a strong desire and commitment. We offer internships in three areas including Editorial, Membership and Exhibitions, and Development and Events (see below for detailed descriptions). Interns will work closely with InLiquid staff and will be involved with regular activities as well as special projects as needed.

    Internships are non-paid positions; academic credit may be received depending on the intern’s college program.
    Duration of Internship

    Hours and length of internships will vary according to the needs of the specific job as outlined below. Occasional hours in the evening or weekend may be required. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but internships may not be granted until the following semester.

    Expectations

    1. Applicants should have strong communication and administrative skills, the ability to work either individually or closely with a team and should possess interest and enthusiasm for arts and culture, specifically visual art and design.
    2. Interns will maintain a regular schedule, be punctual, and work effectively in a professional manner.
    3. Interns will be willing to take on a variety of tasks outside of their job descriptions on occasion as determined by the supervising staff including, but not limited to administrative work, filing, data entry, phone calls, faxing, deliveries, art handling, and organizing.
    4. Interns will be able to comfortably interact with InLiquid members and guests.
    5. Computer savvy students preferred.

    The Editorial Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the Associate Director and Managing Editor. S/He will assist with updating and creating pages on current gallery/museum exhibitions; researching art news, activities, and events for web site and weekly newsletter; and assistance with publicity and press release distribution. Students will be exposed to, and integrally involved in, many facets of a nonprofit visual arts organization. The students will have a unique opportunity to gain expertise in web publication, both on the design end and the editorial end, and will develop an in-depth, insider’s knowledge of a large and vibrant visual arts community. The ideal candidate will be web-savvy and have a strong interest in contemporary visual arts or art history; strong writing skills; keen eye for detail; and a willingness to learn. Experience in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress, and/or basic HTML is a plus, but not essential. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 12 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.

    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.

  • 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
    Compensation: $15-$17 per hour, FT, medical benefits, 401k

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

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

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  • 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.