Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Project Manager for Porch Light
This Deadline Expired: Friday, November 13, 2020
The Mural Arts Program is seeking a Project Manager for the Porch Light Department. Porch Light, a collaboration with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), works closely with communities to uplift public art as an expression of community resilience and a vehicle of personal and community healing. Porch Light creates murals and programs that focus specifically on mental health, trauma and substance use. The Porch Light Department emphasizes work that is rooted in community engagement, uplifting voices of the most vulnerable and treating every person on staff and in our programs with the same value. The Project Manager must be able to navigate working in multiple settings with respect and humility, as Porch Light works in non-English dominant spaces, queer spaces, with those who are housing insecure, those in the midst of substance use disorder and those diagnosed with mental health disorders.
The project manager is a full-time position and 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 DBHIDS.
· 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
· Managing artists, assistant artists and other contractors
· Collaborating on project-specific marketing and public relations efforts
· Planning and implementation of project-specific public meetings, events and programs
· Budget development, monitoring and compliance in conjunction with the Program Director
· Negotiating and managing fees, timelines, contracts (including wall and lot authorizations for mural installations), and performance expectations
· Utilizing internal project management protocols, including regular meetings with the Mural Arts Project Management Officer and Program Director to update project portfolios
· Working with Program Director and Teaching Artists on implementation of project-based programming at each partner site
· Regular meetings with Program Director to craft RFQs for projects and to prioritize project tasks
· Ongoing site visits to program and workshop sites
· Collaboration with the Porch Light team on development of projects and strategic planning
· Administrative support including, but not limited to, invoices and contracts for projects
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 and must be highly organized. A background in the visual arts or other creative processes is helpful, and knowledge of public or contemporary art or muralism is a plus. The project manager must be detailed-oriented and have a solid record of bringing projects in on time and on budget. They 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 – is a must. The project manager must also be able to work well with many different kinds of people in diverse settings, have a commitment to social justice issues and have experience in conducting public presentations and moderating public conversations. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required. 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. The candidate should have an interest in mental and behavioral health.
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 preferred.
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For further information on the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, please visit www.muralarts.org.
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and references by Friday, Nov. 13 to Nadia Malik, Porch Light Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject line: “Porch Light Project Manager.”