Current Opportunities

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.


 

Lead Teaching Artist for Arts Integration 

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department serves over 2,400 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 runs four sessions during the year—beginning in September.

In order to best serve the varied needs of our students, the Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department 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.

Lead Teaching Artist Positions

Lead teaching artists work closely with Art Education staff to develop a project-based curriculum. They inspire and guide students in creating individual works of art, designing murals, experimenting with different media, and working alongside professional artists on large scale public art projects. In addition to maintaining a classroom blog and attendance records as required by Mural Arts and its funders, they mentor an assistant teaching artist. The position requires attendance at meetings and workshops, reliable transportation and professional development. Mural-making experience is preferred but not required.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years teaching experience;
  • Knowledge of art history and art-making techniques;
  • Ability to manage a classroom of 15-30 students;
  • Significant experience working with under-served youth and/or middle and/or high school students and adapting to students with learning
  • disabilities and English second language;
  • Ability to engage youth with multiple learning styles and multiple intelligences;
  • Ability to create lesson plans, organize projects, and conduct research;
  • Excellent classroom management skills;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills necessary for managing paperwork and ongoing communications between program sites and Mural Arts staff;
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and in partnership with parents, program managers, student advocates, and artists;
  • Access to reliable transportation;
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and social media a plus;
  • Up-to-date PA Child Abuse Report, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Check upon interview.
  • Flexible day time availability
  • Ability to work with classroom teachers in different subject areas
  • Ability to collaborate and plan cross-curricular and lessons activities
  • Openness to co-teaching and co-instructing with classroom teacher
  • Large scale mural making experience

Compensation: Hourly Rate $25.00 for seven (7) hours per week.

Please provide cover letter with resume and references by Monday, August 6th to arted.resumes@muralarts.org


 

Development Services Coordinator 

Mural Arts seeks a Development Services Coordinator. This individual is essential to the execution of day-to-day operations of the Development Department. The main areas of responsibility include database entry and maintenance, donor services, and departmental administrative tasks. Significant time will be devoted to data management and processing. They will also have opportunities to contribute to grant reporting, provide event support, develop relationships with donors, partners, and vendors, and be involved in other departmental activities.

This position is full-time and reports to Mural Arts’ Manager of Development Operations, although it supports all areas in the department.

Specific responsibilities

  • Completes daily gift entry in donor database (Raiser’s Edge)
  • Prepares and distributes donor correspondence including acknowledgment letters with tax receipts, and notification of tribute/memorial gifts. Coordinates appropriate personalization.
  • Assists with the creation of sponsorship packets and contributes to grants reporting.
  • Assists with routine and special appeal mailings through coordinating stuffing, delivery, and recording segmentation in the donor database.
  • Provides back-up support for pledge reminders and invoice processing. Coordinates past due gift receivables.
  • Provides back-up for Raiser’s Edge/Financial Edge posting and reconciliation processing.
  • Supports the coordination of benefits fulfillment for annual campaign giving levels and special campaigns. Ensures accurate recognition.
  • Processes and fulfills compliance for matching gifts, United Way gifts, crowdsource and social media fundraisers, and family foundation gifts.
  • Processes Development event registrations, ticket sales, and RSVPs. Conducts regular reconciliation and runs event reports. Provides support for donor events through occasional on-site registration and welcome.
  • Maintains integrity of all donor data across individual, corporate, foundation, and government donors. Activities include accurately creating new donor and prospect records, updating address and other contact information, and identifying and recording contact relationships.
  • Implements document management procedures for hard copy and digital files.
  • Responds to list/data requests, creating queries and simple reports for mailings or data analysis.
  • Helps other department staff prepare for meetings; acts as note-taker on occasion.
  • Codes expenses for monthly departmental credit card reconciliation and tracks expenses against budget.
  • Coordinates office tidiness and ensures supplies are well-stocked and accessible.
  • Acts as representative of the department and Mural Arts at meetings, events, through answering phones, and responding to email inquiries in a friendly, well-informed, and professional manner.

The successful candidate will possess

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Organized and methodical approach to work
  • Strong analytical abilities and commitment to problem-solving
  • High degree of confidentiality concerning information relating to donor records
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively to meet departmental goals
  • Desire to be situated in nonprofit Development department and learn about Development services and operations
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or comparable data entry experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience (2-3 years) strongly preferred

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.

Mural Arts is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive health and dental benefits package. Salary range is mid $30,000s.

Interested applicants must submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to Emily Cooper Moore at development@muralarts.org. Applications will be accepted until a hire is made.