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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.

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.

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/

Opportunity posted on: March 9, 2017