Current Opportunities

A Love Letter for You by Steve Powers. Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

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 Administrative Assistant 

Mural Arts seeks candidates who value and demonstrate the following core competencies: committed problem solving, deep thinking & fearless creation, inquisitive learning, thoughtful communication, mindful collaboration, personal accountability, and a commitment to actively prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

The Restorative Justice (RJ) Department focuses on the transformation of individuals, both personally and professionally, by creating an opportunity-driven culture built around redemption with its job readiness program, The Guild. The RJ work spans the sector, bringing arts-based, skill-building programming to justice-impacted individuals, while engaging community stakeholders with project-based opportunities, thereby using art to ignite change. The RJ Department also works with correctional facilities – SCI Phoenix and Riverside CF, and partners with arts orgs across the region.

Summary

This position requires a highly motivated individual for financial administration, such as processing of contracts and invoices and tracking the department budget, and they should be adept in technology. The role also will include note-taking, contact list management, and drafting correspondence to stakeholders. The administrative assistant will be in frequent communication with the Project Management Office and Finance Department.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Compiles budget data and maintains financial records as requested. Assists with providing oversight of the department’s budget and accounting tasks with the RJ Director.
  • Copies, collates, and otherwise prepares program related vendor invoices, time sheets, and credit card receipts for review with the finance department.
  • Provide record keeping for paperwork and project files. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Performs data entry and filing tasks for accounts payable, purchase orders, equipment inventory, and confidential employee or departmental files.
  • Help prepare contracts, invoice templates, amendments, or other contractual documents as appropriate and coordinate with teams/individuals to get paperwork processed.
  • Assist with logging and maintaining contact lists, tracking and organizing general information as it pertains to stakeholder databases, liaison contacts, wall owners and authorizations.
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, and forms. Order office and Guild Hub supplies and research best pricing and suppliers.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to greet visitors, clients, and colleagues in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and/or similar software and cloud-based technologies.
  • Basic understanding of office equipment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of office management systems, processes and procedures such as record keeping and filing.
  • Anticipates needs and has ability to work independently, identify, and solve problems.
  • Excellent time management skills, highly organized and ability to prioritize work.

Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate. Associates Degree a plus
  • 2 years of clerical work experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Compensation: Hourly Rate: $17 per hour; 15-20 hours weekly.

Please provide cover letter with resume and references by Friday, June 5th to the Director of Restorative Justice at Greg.Corbin@muralarts.org