Project Manager for Porch Light Program – Mural Arts Program

This Deadline Expired: Friday, April 1, 2016


We create art with others to transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. Through this work, we establish new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art.

Our process empowers artists to be change agents, stimulates dialogue about critical issues, and builds bridges of connection and understanding.

Our work is created in service of a larger movement that values equity, fairness and progress across all of society.

We listen with empathetic ears to understand the aspirations of our partners and participants. And through beautiful collaborative art, we provide people with the inspiration and tools to seize their own future.


This includes more than 2,000 who enroll in ongoing art and muralism workshops offered by our Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light programs; more than 8,000 who co-create our stunning works of public art; and more than 15,000 who tour our multi-neighborhood collection. Annually, we produce between 50 and 100 temporary and permanent pieces which together tell an incredible story of Philadelphia’s beauty and resilience.

Project Manager
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 the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.


• Project planning and implementation includes:
• Logistics management
• Budget development, monitoring and compliance
• Negotiating and managing fees, timelines, contracts, and performance expectations
• Managing artists, assistant artists and other contractors
• 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
• Collaborating on project-specific marketing and public relations efforts
• Planning and implementation of project-specific public meetings, events and programs
• Utilizing internal project management protocols
• Working with Program Director and Teaching Artists on implementation of project-based programming at each partner site
• Ongoing site visits to program and workshop sites
• Manage one artist residency program in the Southeast by Southeast storefront


• 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 or contemporary art or muralism a plus.
• He/she will be detailed oriented and have a solid record of bringing projects in on time and on budget.
• He/she 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 – a must.
• He/she must also be able to work well with many different kinds of people in diverse settings.
• The ideal candidate will have knowledge of organizational finance and project management software and a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
• 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.
• Building strong, meaningful and lasting relationships with community members is a key responsibility of the Project Manager.
• 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.

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 required.

For further information on the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, please visit

To Apply
Please provide cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and references by March 31, 2016 addressed to Laure Biron, Porch Light Program Director at

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