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.


Social Media & Marketing Manager 

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Brand Management and a member of Mural Arts’ communications team, the Social Media and Marketing Manager plays a key role in furthering the mission of the organization through our robust and dynamic social media presence, driving awareness and engagement with a broad array of stakeholders.

Essential Responsibilities

  •  Developing a social content calendar and executing Mural Arts’ social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with a strong emphasis on visual content and video.
  • Tracking and reporting on related data, analytics, and trends.
  • Developing benchmarks and goals for social media engagement, both short-term and long-term, as well as strategies and tactics for meeting said goals.
  • Creating and disseminating original content, including contests, video, live events, social advertising, and other duties as assigned. Responsible for developing and managing social media sponsorship opportunities in collaboration with the development and communications team.
  • Responsible for volunteer and internal communications and assisting with marketing and public relations duties, including calendar updates, social media influencer outreach, and local and national arts publication outreach.
  • Researching new opportunities for social outreach and building awareness with new audiences.
  • Brainstorming and implementing creative and dynamic means of content delivery and community engagement, and researching best practices and emerging tactics.
  • Must be available to attend evening and weekend events as needed.

Education and Experience

  • A BA or BS, or equivalent experience and knowledge.
  • Minimum of four years of professional experience in social media management with exposure to marketing and public relations, ideally with a focus in arts and culture.
  • Proficiency with MS Office is required as well as basic graphic design and video editing skills.
  • Good project management and time management skills are required.
  • Must be able to attend some evening and weekend events when required.
  • Experience working with local and/or national media and social media influencers are preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of and engagement with Philadelphia’s diverse communities and neighborhoods is preferred.
  • A good team player with a positive attitude and ability to think creatively and out of the box.


This is a full-time exempt salaried position. Mural Arts offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. The annual salary is $42,000.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Chad Eric Smith at specifying you are applying for the position of “Social Media and Marketing Manager”. Resumes will be reviewed as they are submitted. Deadline to apply: June 4, 2021. No phone calls please.


Assistant to the Executive Director 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Excellent calendar management skills, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives and assistants, as well as consultants to coordinate a variety of complex meetings and appointments. Maintain recurring meetings, reschedule as directed, and communicate changes in a timely manner. Distribute email confirmations and reminders to participants in advance of the meeting.
  • Answer phones and take clear and comprehensive messages. Route and screen all phone, voice mail and email messages for the Executive Director.
  • Experience drafting written correspondence at the senior level.
  • Process corporate card transactions for Executive Director and track Executive Director’s expense/receipts; timely submission to the finance department.
  • Assist management with the creation of PowerPoint presentations for a variety of audiences.
  • Manage travel arrangements, including flight, hotels, reservations, etc.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple assignments simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Maintain good working relationships and collaborate with departments to ensure the flow of information.
  • Submit timesheets.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to type a minimum of 50 words a minute.

Qualifications include

  • At least three years of administrative assistant at the executive level.
  • Strong organization skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to successfully interact with colleagues at Mural Arts, the City of Philadelphia, arts community, consultants, funders and the general public with diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Skilled in analyzing information, situations, practices and procedures to solve or define problems.
  • Experienced in complex and comfortable scheduling, travel, meeting and event planning.
  • Time and stress management skills.
  • Maintain and understand issues of confidentiality.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong knowledge of Google Workspace, including calendar, docs, sheets, etc.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field preferred.
  • At least four years of related experience required.

Physical Requirements

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


This is a full-time exempt salaried position. Mural Arts offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. The annual salary is $47,500.
Anticipated start date: June 14, 2021.

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

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to specifying you are applying for the position of “Assistant to the Executive Director”. Resumes will be reviewed as they are submitted. Deadline to apply: May 31, 2021. No phone calls please.


Environmental Justice Project Manager 

Building strong, meaningful and lasting relationships with community members is a key responsibility of the Project Manager. The Project Manager serves as an ambassador of Mural Arts in project communities at all times, while accompanying the artist through their creative process. The Project Manager is an important member of Mural Arts’ project team, working with the full staff on organizational-wide activities. The Project Manager will be expected to work some nights and weekends as project work demands.

Environmental hazards disproportionately affect marginalized communities, especially communities of color. In an effort to rectify and activate around Environmental Justice issues, the EJ Department facilitates two types of projects: (1) projects that come directly from communities, centering their visions, expertise, and knowledge, and (2) projects that directly support the environmental and climate justice movement. We work at a crux between the strategic and the tactical, allowing access to the strategic advocacy of its parent organization, Mural Arts, and its long-standing relationships with allied entities in city government and the nonprofit sector. To imagine and practice a more just future, projects must prioritise dismantling the systems that maintain these disparities and build relational networks, both in their goals and in their practice.


  • Manage projects and their related logistics, including, but not limited to: timelines/schedules, data, budgets, contracts, materials/paint/sundries, contacts, and communication/PR efforts.
  • Manage artists, assistant artists, and other contractors hired to support specific aspects of the work.
  • Communicate and provide ongoing support (e.g. project-specific resources) for project partners, stakeholders, funders, site partners, and community members.
  • Plan and implement project-specific public meetings, events, and programs.
  • Engage the public and negotiate community concerns.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships.
  • Participate and collaborate in routine internal meetings to assess progress, share learnings, trouble-shoot challenges, and discuss big picture directions for the projects.
  • Work horizontally and collaborate to contribute to the justice and anti-racist efforts and practices of the Department.
  • Write a broad range of project-related resources including project descriptions, creative briefs, meeting documentation, contractor job descriptions, and website updates.
  • Develop, monitor, and comply with project budgets and related funding.
  • Negotiate and manage fees, timelines, contracts, and performance expectations.
  • Represent Mural Arts and the EJ Department at conferences and other professional and/or project-related gatherings.
  • Utilize internal project management protocols.
  • Supervise department FAO Fellow.
  • Report to and coordinate with the Director of the EJ Department.
  • Oversee department-level and project-level communications and PR strategizing.


The ideal candidate will have at least three to five years of experience in project management. A background in environmental justice, activism, and administration is important. Knowledge of public, contemporary, and/or social practice art is a plus. Candidates must be highly organized and have experience with budget management, tracking and managing details, conflict resolution, community engagement and have a solid record of bringing projects in on time and on budget. They must be able to juggle many tasks with grace, ease, and maintain focus in a very fast-paced, high-pressure environment. They must also be able to work well in diverse settings and be comfortable with conducting public presentations and facilitating public conversations. Critical to success in this role, the ideal candidate will have a commitment to the mission and values of both Mural Arts Philadelphia and the EJ Department, a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills, and have the ability to work with a team engaged in complex collaborations. A valid driver’s license is required and a car is preferred. This position divides time between project administration and project management.

Salary: Mural Arts is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive health and dental benefits package. The annual salary for this full time exempt position is $55,000.

To Apply: Please provide a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and references to the Director of the Environmental Justice Department, Shari Hersh at Please include “Project Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting April 19. Review will close May 3.


WorkReady Program Coordinator 

Mural Arts Education partners with the Philadelphia Youth Network’s (PYN) WorkReady Program to provide summer programming and employment opportunities for youth enrolled in the Art Education program. Youth work in teams at sites across Philadelphia with Teaching Artists on various large or small scale mural projects. Mural Arts seeks a WorkReady Program Monitor to complete the logistical coordination required to be a part of the PYN summer program.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Contacting interested students and/or their parents to schedule appointments to complete the paperwork enrollment process
  • Maintaining electronic and paper student enrollment and payroll files for Mural Arts and PYN
  • Serve as liaison for PYN and Mural Arts for all site visits by PYN program monitors
  • Ensure that sites are running in compliance with PYN standards
  • Coordinate with Teaching Artist staff for visits
  • Visit all sites weekly to distribute payments, incentives, transportation passes, and announcements to all program participants
  • Provide regular reports and meet with Mural Arts staff weekly
  • Maintain contact with PYN to stay abreast of any updates in the enrollment process and general programming

This temporary, part-time position will run up to 20 hours/week, from late-March to mid-August – mostly afternoons and evenings from mid-April to June, and mostly Monday, Thursday, and Fridays in the mornings and afternoons July through mid-August. A driver’s license with reliable vehicle or eligibility to join the Mural Arts Program ZipCar account and criminal and child abuse background checks are required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Ability to respond well to changing demands in a fast paced work environment
  • Experience working with middle school and high school aged youth preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a variety of student and peer staff members
  • Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision once objectives and tasks have been determined
  • Comfort and ease with technology; knowledge of Excel and/or Google Sheets required

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.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to by March 28, 2021 with “WorkReady Program Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please