Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Driver/Lead Teaching Artist Position – Recreation Specialty Instructor – Teaching Artist (Spring 2019)
This Deadline Expired: Monday, February 11, 2019
The City of 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. Since its inception in 1984, Mural Arts has created more than 3,000 community driven murals and provided thousands of under-served youth and adults with award-winning arts education programming.
Lead Teaching Artists work closely with Art Education staff to develop an art-based curriculum. They inspire and guide students in creating individual works of art, designing murals, experimenting with media, and working alongside other professional artists on large-scale public art projects. In addition to assisting with recruitment and maintaining a classroom blog and attendance records as required by Mural Arts.
Typical examples of work:
- Drive vehicle to and from events, park and secure in designated parking spot
- Maintain inventory and collateral for communications table for special events
- Support administrative correspondence with rec center leaders and onsite event staff
- Instructs and supervises youth in a summer outdoor adventure club. Activities include games, environmental education, service projects and trips.
- Employee will also be responsible for record – keeping (attendance, transportation and progress of activities).
- Employee will prepare course material for presentation to groups of varying levels, backgrounds and interests.
- Employee will determine types and amounts of supplies for various types of projects.
- Assist with outdoor special events by directing participants, teaching activities, set-up and breakdown.
- Perform related work as required.
Required Knowledge’s and Abilities:
- Valid Driver’s license with minimum 2 years’ experience
- Comfortable driving cargo van
- Knowledge in outdoor art making activities is helpful
- Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in instructing groups of youth or adults
- Knowledge of the sources of information and literature in the area of outdoor recreation
- Ability to organize, instruct and motivate individuals and groups, and maintain order among recreation and social groups
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with participants, associates and general public.
Minimum Acceptable Requirements:
- 3-5 years teaching experience
- Knowledge of art history and art-making techniques
- Ability to manage a classroom of 10-15 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 varying artistic abilities
- Ability to conduct research, create lesson plans, organize projects, and facilitate annual student exhibition
- 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 digital media and social media a plus
- Willing to attain PA Child Abuse Report, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Check upon interview.
Anticipated Work Dates:
This employment opportunity is a seasonal part-time position. Employment dates are April-June. Work hours during the spring are approximately 12-15 hours per week
The hourly rate for this position is $25 and time sheets are split between the Parks and Recreation department and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Health benefits are not included with this position.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Arted_resumes@muralarts.org by Monday, February 11, 2019.
For further information on Mural Arts Philadelphia, please visit www.muralarts.org.