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Project Manager – Porch Light

Deadline July 31: Manages a portfolio of community based public art projects on a wide range of themes around mental and behavioral health working with a variety of mental health agencies and service providers across Philadelphia in a partnership with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

Project planning and implementation includes:
• Logistics management
• Budget development, monitoring and compliance
• Negotiating and managing fees, timelines, contracts, and performance expectations
• Managing artists, assistant artists and other contractors
• Communication with the full range of stakeholders including community members, funders, internal staff, site partners, faculty, and students
• Partnership development and maintenance
• Engaging the public and negotiating community concerns
• Collaborating on project-specific marketing and public relations efforts
• Planning and implementation of project-specific public meetings, events and programs
• Utilizing internal project management protocols
• Working with Program Director and Teaching Artists on implementation of project-based programming at each partner site
• Ongoing site visits to program and workshop sites
• Manage one artist residency program in the Southeast by Southeast storefront

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.


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.

Please send salary requirements

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 July 31st addressed to Laure Biron, Porch Light Program Director at laure.biron@muralarts.org. No Phone Calls or Recruiters.

Opportunity posted on: July 8, 2015