Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Project Manager (Philadelphia, PA)
This Deadline Expired: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For over 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative and equitable process, creating nearly 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts aims to empower people, stimulate dialogue, and build bridges of understanding with projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around the world, and programs that focus on youth education, restorative justice, mental health and wellness, and public art and its preservation. Popular mural tours offer a firsthand glimpse into the inspiring stories behind Mural Arts’ iconic and unparalleled collection, which has earned Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the “City of Murals.”
o Logistics management
o Budget development, monitoring and compliance
o Negotiating and managing fees, timelines, contracts, and performance expectations
o Managing artists, assistant artists and other contractors
o Communication with the full range of stakeholders including community members, funders, internal staff, site partners, faculty, and students
o Partnership development and maintenance
o Engaging the public and negotiating community concerns
o Collaborating on project-specific marketing and public relations efforts
o Planning and implementation of project-specific public meetings, events and programs
o Utilizing internal project management protocols
Building strong, meaningful and lasting relationships with community members is a key responsibility of the Project Manager. The Project Manager serves as an ambassador of Mural Arts in project communities at all times, while accompanying the artist through their creative process. The Project Manager is an important member of Mural Arts’ project team, working with the full staff on organizational-wide activities. 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, contemporary, social practice and/or street art or muralism is a plus. Candidates must have experience with budget management, be detailed oriented, and have a solid record of bringing projects in on time and on budget. They must be able to juggle many tasks with grace and ease and maintain focus in a fast-paced, high pressure environment. They must also be able to work well with many different kinds of people in diverse settings and be comfortable with conducting public presentations and moderating/facilitating public conversations The ideal candidate will also have a valid driver’s license, with access to their own car a plus. Commitment to the mission and values of the Mural Arts Philadelphia, a solid work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work on a team engaged in complex collaborations are critical to success in this position.
Salary: Competitive compensation, plus comprehensive health and dental benefits.
To Apply: Please provide cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and references to the Director of Community Murals, Cathy Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 28th. Please include “Project Manager” in the subject line.