Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts – Summer Assistant Teaching Artist

Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts – Summer Assistant Teaching Artist

This Deadline Expired: Monday, April 1, 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 4,000 community driven murals and provided thousands of under-served youth and adults with award-winning arts education programming.

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department serves over 2000 youth annually through free out-of-school time art education programs in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.  Our programs provide a creative outlet for some of the city’s most vulnerable youth.

Mural Arts seeks to build safe spaces with and for the youth we serve, and our students’ work demonstrates their capacity for thinking deeply and creating fearlessly.  Our programs provide young people between the ages of 10 and 22 a year-long course of study in the visual arts. Our curriculum offers students the technical and creative foundation necessary to imagine, design, and create a wide range of individual and public works of art. Whether creating a mural or honing foundational art skills, lessons are designed with both short and long-term goals in mind, incorporating artistic and social history in addition to traditional and emerging art processes. At every turn we encourage our students to reflect on themselves and make a positive difference in the communities in which they work and play.

The Art Education Department is seeking summer employees for our six week summer session with a week of included professional development beginning on June 17 and running through August 16.

In order to best serve the varied needs of our students, the Art Education Department of the Mural Arts Program seeks passionate and creative art educators who are committed to working in partnership with young people. We seek individuals who are excited about mentoring youth, eager to collaborate with fellow artists, and able to work in an energetic environment that demands flexibility, dedication, innovation, and enthusiasm.

Summer Assistant Teaching Artist Position

This position provides assistance to the Lead Teaching Artist for summer art education programming for middle school and high school youth. In conjunction with the Teaching Artist, the Assistant Teaching Artist is responsible for facilitating a safe and creative classroom environment in partnership with participating students and the site personnel.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Requirements:

Compensation: Assistant Teaching Artist will receive $15 per hour for 21 hours per week.

Please provide cover letter with resume and references by Friday, April 1st to arted.resumes@muralarts.org with Summer Assistant Teaching Artist in the subject line.  

For further information on Mural Arts Philadelphia, please visit www.muralarts.org.

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Susan Wallack
Susan Wallack

Susan Wallack's work vibrantly fuses the figurative and abstraction in a contemporary take on the spiritual/political/personal…

Susan Wallack's work vibrantly fuses the figurative and abstraction in a contemporary take on the spiritual/political/personal dilemas of the "modern" world. …

Susan Wallack's work vibrantly fuses the figurative and abstraction in a contemporary take on the spiritual/political/personal dilemas of the "modern" world. …

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