Mural Arts: Project Administrator for Restorative Justice Program
This Deadline Expired: Friday, February 15, 2019
Mural Arts Philadelphia (MAP) is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. It is a public private partnership with the City of Philadelphia. For over several decades, MAP 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.
Mural Arts is currently seeking an individual to join our staff as a Project Administrator in the Restorative Justice Department. It is a full-time position that is responsible for both the development and execution of a portfolio of public art projects largely rooted in our partnership with city government and centered on the themes of Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice Reform and administrative and operational support for the Restorative Justice Program. This position requires an individual who is a creative yet practical thinker, can collaborate with a variety of people inside and outside our organization, and has the ability to problem-solve.
Project Management (70%) The projects will be a mix of long term and those that require a quicker turn around. The position requires an individual who can quickly assess a new opportunity, identify the resources needed to achieve it, and coordinate with all of the necessary stakeholders to successfully execute projects on schedule and within budget. Building strong and lasting relationships with community members and the public sector is a key responsibility of the Project Manager. The position serves as an ambassador for the city and Mural Arts at all times while accompanying artists and community through their creative process.
Program Administration and Operations (30%): This role supports the Restorative Justice Program Director with department operations including the submission of time sheets, ordering supplies for projects and programs, managing invoices, cataloguing and archiving projects materials and assistance with preparing presentations as needed.
- Logistics management
- Budget development, monitoring and compliance
- Managing contracts and performance expectations
- Communication with the full range of stakeholders including community members, funders, internal staff
- Managing artists, assistant artists, and other contractors
- Partnership development and maintenance
- Public engagement
- Planning and implementation of project-specific public meetings, events and programs
- Collaborating on project-specific marketing and public relations efforts
- Compliance with internal project management protocols
- Administrative support including, but not limited to: support with timesheets, invoices and ordering for all projects and programs
- At least three years’ experience in project management
- A creative and collaborative problem solver
- Ability to be a good culture traveler with a commitment to equity and inclusion
- Experience with budget management and a solid record of bringing projects in on time and on budget.
- The project manager must be able to juggle many tasks with grace and ease and maintain focus in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.
- Experience and ability to conduct public presentations and moderate/facilitate public conversations
- Possess a valid driver’s license, with access to their own car
- Ability to work a limited number of nights and weekends
- Background in the visual arts or other creative processes; knowledge of public, contemporary, social practice and/or street art or muralism is a plus.
- Highly organized
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Commitment to social justice issues
Commitment to the mission and values of the Mural Arts Philadelphia, a solid work ethic, and ability to work on a team engaged in complex collaborations are critical to success in this position. Candidate should have an interest in Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice Reform. To learn more about the work of the Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program, please visit: https://www.muralarts.org/program/restorative-justice
Mural Arts is pleased to offer a competitive salary and comprehensive health and dental benefits package.
Interested applicants must submit resume and cover letter to Grace Cannon, Director of Restorative Justice at Grace.Cannon@muralarts.org by Friday, February 15th 2019 with the following subject line: “Project Administrator”. No phone calls please.