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About Mural Arts 


Mural Arts Philadelphia is a public private partnership dedicated to the belief that art ignites change.

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.

Annually, Mural Arts engages more than 25,000 people. 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 80 and 100 temporary and permanent pieces, which together tell an incredible story of Philadelphia’s beauty and resilience.


 

Restorative Justice Assistant Coordinator 

Mural Arts engages over 100 communities each year in the transformation of neighborhoods through the mural-making process, while award-winning, free art education programs annually serve nearly 2,000 youth at sites throughout the city and at-risk teens through education outreach programs. Mural Arts also serves adult offenders in local prisons and rehabilitation centers, using the restorative power of art to break the cycle of crime and violence in our communities.

The Guild Coordinator will work in collaboration with Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP), a multi-agency effort combining the skills and resources of Adult and Juvenile Probation, the District Attorney’s Office, the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Anti-Drug, Anti-Violence Network (PAAN), to reduce youth homicide in Philadelphia, focusing entirely on high-risk youth ages 18-26 who are most at risk of killing or being killed.

Participants are recommended by a variety of sources, including the police, the courts, probation, and the community; virtually all are on either juvenile or adult probation. MAP seeks a highly skilled and organized individual to manage a job training program. The program will hire and train up to 20 clients per session, teaching trade and mural making skills to referred individuals, with the goal of reducing recidivism and re-arrests of clients, as well as improving long term employment opportunities.

Position Summary

The Restorative Justice Coordinator is responsible for aiding in the development and implementation of proactive and responsive restorative practices in order to foster a safe, supportive and positive Guild culture. As a leader and mentor at Mural Arts education outreach programs, the Restorative Justice Coordinator will ensure alignment to the mission and vision, while supporting our youth partners in reflecting on the guiding principles and core values. In addition, this person will assist with the development of systems that create a strong youth culture and train participants on utilizing restorative practices in order to remove barriers and provide the optimal learning experience for all who participate. The Restorative Justice Coordinator reports to the Director of Restorative Justice.

Required Qualifications

  • Associates’ degree
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and work with a diverse group of people
  • Proficient language skills (written and verbal); Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and undergo and pass a child abuse clearance check.
  • Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas: relationship and community building, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management
  • Fundamental belief that all youth partners can meet rigorous cultural and work expectations
  • Commitment to the MAP mission, vision, core values and guiding principles
  • Should be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs.

Preferred

  • 3+ years of experience in Restorative Justice practice related position of counseling, teaching, and/or working with restorative intervention support and trauma informed approaches
  • Knowledge of, and a commitment to, the community school/work model
  • Essential Duties of the Restorative Justice Coordinator

Essential 1: Cultural Proficiency

Cultural Proficiency is the ability to successfully work with youth partners, families, and community members who come from a culture other than our own. We expect that the Restorative Justice Coordinator is consistently developing certain personal and interpersonal awareness’s and sensitivities, and understand important bodies of cultural knowledge, etc., in order to fully engage in the work.

  • Establishes and executes Guild program systems, routines, and policies in order to create a safe, equitable, and welcoming environment.
  • Supports a community program that reflects and embraces youth partners, family, staff, and community diversity
  • Ensures that all youth partners are safe, welcomed and able to maximize learning time, by developing/implementing program-wide behavioral expectations and supporting youth partners and staff through restorative practices
  • Communicates regularly and often with youth partners, families and community members to gain input/insight and share information.

Essential 2: Teaching and Learning

The Restorative Justice Coordinator supports youth partners and staff by developing strong cultural systems, while also implementing intervention and restorative practices that ensure all youth partners find social, emotional, academic and work success. This includes aligning time, resources, and support with the individual and collective needs of youth partners of Mural Arts.

  • Collaborates with the leadership team to create effective systems that support program-wide culture and promotes social, emotional, work and academic learning for all youth partners.
  • Works closely with the leadership team to align restorative justice services and supports with the mission, vision and core values
  • Collects data, provides progress reports, and participates in program evaluations to determine the efficacy of program-wide cultural systems.
  • Manage youth partners assigned to program by monitoring attendance, participation, and growth within the program. Collaborate with YVRP partners consistently, professionally, and in a timely fashion.
  • Establish a weekly schedule for all youth partners, provides support, interventions and accommodations to individual youth partners, according to individual support plans.
  • Works closely with Leadership team to create and implement intervention plans as needed
  • Other related duties may be required by the supervisors and must be performed.

Essential 3: Community Relationships

Because we are a community based program, we expect the Restorative Justice Coordinator to develop strong relationships, not only with youth partners, but also their families, and the community. The Restorative Justice Coordinator is responsible for creating a welcoming environment for all stakeholders and using stakeholder feedback to guide the growth and development of successful, effective relationships.

  • Maintains clear alignment to the vision and mission that promotes a welcoming and supportive learning environment for youth partners, families, staff and all other stakeholders
  • Provides open communication and decision making opportunities with families tied to practices impacting culture
  • Builds relationships with in-house and external Social-Emotional-Mental (SEM) team, to ensure youth partners are receiving the appropriate supports

Essential 4: Professional Culture

In order for the focus to remain on supporting our youth partners, families, community and staff, it is important that we all maintain a level of professionalism.

  • Represents oneself in alignment to MAP named professional norms
  • Adheres to expectations of timeliness
  • Professionally engages with staff, students, community, funders and colleagues

 
How to Apply
Natacha.Charles@muralarts.org
Please add to subject line “RJ Assistant Coordinator

send all resumes and cover-letter to email address natacha.charles@muralarts.org

if selected we will contact you for an interview.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE…


 

Communication & Marketing Manager 

The Communications and Marketing Manager is a lead storyteller within Mural Arts Philadelphia and helps share our mission to ignite change with the Philadelphia community and beyond.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Brand Management, the Communications and Marketing Manager develops and delivers strategic narratives and collateral to support the Communications and Development teams, and leads internal communications strategies at Mural Arts. This position is responsible for ensuring communications and marketing assets are cohesive and accurately share Mural Arts’ story, both across the organization and in regard to individual projects and programs.

The Communications and Marketing Manager must understand how to write and format content for a variety of platforms and audiences, from print and digital marketing assets to public event materials. The Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for crafting audience-facing materials that directly convey Mural Arts’ core mission and values, and will make regular use of tools such as Campaign Monitor, PowerPoint, WordPress, InDesign, and Photoshop. Other duties include extensive copy editing, copy writing, proofreading collateral for proper branding and house style, and ensuring quality and consistency across all communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure all Mural Arts communications tactics and marketing materials are compelling, timely, and consistent, and in accordance with the organization’s mission and core values, as well as established brand protocols and style guides
  • Support the Development department’s efforts in the field of fundraising and partner with Development staff on the creation of key materials such as the annual appeal, spring appeal, annual report, annual gala branding, and partnership reporting
  • Under the oversight of the Director, develop and lead internal communications through internal systems, procedures, programming, and other efforts that support teamwork, communication and collaboration across the organization
  • Under the oversight of the Director, develop and lead Mural Arts’ email marketing program, including list management and segmentation, calendar management, and staying on top of best practices and trends in email
  • Oversee production, inventory, and distribution of all print collateral across the organization, often managing outside designers and print vendors to monitor quality and deadlines
  • Create editorial narratives for larger communications projects in partnership with the Director of Communications and other key staff, including serving as editor for the Mural Arts blog and two seasonal catalogs
  • Write, edit and format a variety of digital and print copy, using basic web and graphic design skills as needed
  • Write and edit media materials such as talking points and press releases
  • Contribute to presentations and event talking points for the Executive Director and Mural Arts leadership
  • Brainstorm and implement creative and dynamic means of storytelling, and research best practices and emerging tactics
  • Manage communications and graphic design interns, and any contracted writers or editors engaged in larger projects

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A BA or BS in related field, or equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Minimum of four years of experience in the communications, marketing, and/or editorial fields, ideally with a focus in arts and culture
  • Extensive writing and editing experience is preferred
  • Experience with email marketing platforms, CMS platforms, and Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop, is preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • Excellent project management and time management skills required
  • Must be able to attend some evening and weekend events when required

Benefits

Benefits provided: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick, Paid Personal Time, Paid Vacation.

How to Apply

Natacha.Charles@muralarts.org
List Communication/Marketing Manager in subject line.

include coverletter, resume and writing samples.

PLEASE NO CALLS, if selected you will be contacted.