Listings for visual arts-related employment opportunities in the Philadelphia region
This page was last updated on July 16, 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.
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.

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

Instructors, Project Basho

Ongoing: Project Basho seeks instructors for its photography classes and workshops. Applicants must have previous teaching experience. Visit projectbasho.org/opportunities for more details.

Instructors in Studio Art/Design, Moore College of Art & Design

Ongoing : The Continuing Education Department at Moore College of Art and Design has opportunities for part-time instructors with master’s degrees or equivalent professional experience to teach courses in the following areas: digital media for print and web, photography, interior design, fashion design, and fine arts (two dimensional and three dimensional). Courses meet one evening a week or on Saturdays for 10-week segments. Salary varies with program and experience. To apply, submit resume with brief cover letter to Natalie Payne, Co-Director for Continuing Education, at npayne@moore.edu or hr@moore.edu / Moore College of Art and Design, 20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
posted: 2-08-08