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.


 

Director of Communications and Brand Management  

Mural Arts Philadelphia seeks a Director of Communications and Brand Management. This individual serves as the strategic brain of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Communications team and is responsible for guiding the evolution and impact of the Mural Arts brand. As a senior member of the Mural Arts staff, the Director guides the strategy and implementation for all communications, to consistently articulate and represent the organization’s core values. The Director ensures that Mural Arts stands out in a crowded arts and culture field as a creative, dynamic, and mission-driven public art organization that engages and builds community among local, national, and international audiences.

The Director leads a staff of marketing and communications professionals (currently four full-timers, plus seasonal interns), charged with ensuring that all communication—both internal and external—fit the framework of the organization’s strategic plan and brand guidelines. The Director works in close collaboration with Mural Arts’ staff, board, advisory council, and other stakeholders to manage the consistency and effectiveness of all brand and message development, ranging from major institutional and project-based marketing campaigns to everyday tactics, including public relations, print and direct mail, public programs and events, social media, email marketing, website, and other digital platforms. The Director also develops and upholds clear and consistent internal procedures, in service of advancing the goals of the organization. The Director of Communications reports to the Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the effectiveness, reputation, and strategic vision of the Mural Arts brand.
  • Co-create, implement, and evaluate the Mural Arts communications plan on an annual basis in keeping with the priorities outlined in the strategic plan
  • Ensure that all of 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 protocols and style guides
  • Lead and guide collaboration with outside partners on communications efforts that build and support greater visibility, engagement and value for the Mural Arts brand and its unique programs
  • 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, and annual report
  • Develop and maintain internal systems and procedures that support the communications strategy and the broader Mural Arts staff
  • Develop and provide training for Board and staff to communicate in ways that aid in program effectiveness and organizational coherence
  • Develop and manage the annual budget for the Communications Department, the budget for Mural Arts Month, and liaise with Mural Arts program staff on

communications, marketing, and PR costs for project budgets

  • Oversee the promotion, implementation, and messaging for all public programs and events across the organization
  • Manage the work of all branding, and PR consultants and vendors to ensure that all are working in service of the brand
  • Works with project managers and department heads to align programs and messaging with MAP’s overall communications strategy.
  • Work directly with the Executive Director and other senior leadership on speech-writing, talking points, and consistent delivery of strategic and brand-focused messaging

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A BA or BS in related field, or equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Minimum of six to ten years of experience in the communications, marketing, and/or public relations fields, ideally with a focus in arts and culture
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening) and ability to work in a fast-paced environment are required
  • Experience with budget management, budget reporting, and income and expense procedures is required
  • Management experience and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, board, and external partners is required
  • Proficiency with MS Office is required
  • Strong sense of design, knowledge of new and emerging marketing platforms, and familiarity with print production is preferred
  • Must be able to attend evening and weekend events when required, and be available for consultation outside of office hours.

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.

Interested applicants must submit resume and cover letter and salary requirements to Human Resources Manager, Natacha Charles at Natacha.Charles@muralarts.org by August 6th. Please include Director of Communications and Brand Management in the subject line. Candidates who advance in our selection process will be asked to submit writing samples.


 

Lead Teaching Artist 

Lead Teaching Artists work closely with Art Education staff to develop an art-based curriculum. They inspire and guide students in creating individual works of art, designing murals, experimenting with media, and working alongside other professional artists on large-scale public art projects. In addition to assisting with recruitment and maintaining a classroom blog and attendance records as required by Mural Arts.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Drive vehicle to and from events, park and secure in designated parking spot
  • Maintain inventory and collateral for communications table for special events
  • Support administrative correspondence with rec center leaders and onsite event staff
  • Instructs and supervises youth in summer and after school activities. Activities include games, environmental education, service projects and art activities.
  • Employee will also be responsible for record – keeping (attendance, transportation and progress of activities).
  • Employee will prepare course material for presentation to groups of varying levels, backgrounds and interests.
  • Employee will determine types and amounts of supplies for various types of projects.
  • Assist with outdoor special events by directing participants, teaching activities, set-up and breakdown.
  • Perform related work as required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Valid Driver’s license with minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Comfortable driving cargo van
  • Knowledge in outdoor art making activities is helpful
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in instructing groups of youth or adults
  • Knowledge of the sources of information and literature in the area of outdoor recreation
  • Ability to organize, instruct and motivate individuals and groups, and maintain order among recreation and social groups
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with participants, associates and general public.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years teaching experience;
  • Knowledge of art history and art-making techniques;
  • Ability to manage a classroom of 10-15 students;
  • Significant experience working with under-served youth and/or middle and/or high school students;
  • Ability to engage youth with multiple learning styles and varying artistic abilities;
  • Ability to conduct research, create lesson plans, organize projects, and facilitate annual student exhibition;
  • 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 digital media and social media a plus;Willing to attain PA Child Abuse Report, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Check upon interview.

ANTICIPATED COMMITMENT & WORK SCHEDULE:

  • This employment opportunity is a seasonal part-time position with a 6 month commitment period beginning in August with 12 – 15 hours per week. Summer hours are during the day. After School hours are generally between the hours of 2:30 and 5:30pm.

Hourly Rate:

The hourly rate for this position is $25 and time sheets are split between the Parks and Recreation department and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Health benefits are not included.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to arted.resumes@muralarts.org by Monday, July 15, 2019


 

Part - Time Project Manager - Art Education 

As a member of Mural Arts’ management team, he or she will be able to articulate goals and create strategies that serve not only departmental objectives, but also the mission of the organization, and build and maintain effective relationships among staff, artists, funders, and community partners.

The Project Manager will have the skills required to engage and inspire youth aged 10 to 21 through the visual arts. This person’s main responsibility is to manage projects by visiting artists who work within MAP youth classes to create public art projects, The visiting artist program is designed to expand youth opportunities that empower them to share their voice, contribute to their communities, and develop as leaders.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

Create dynamic, innovative quality art projects in collaboration with the MAP leadership, teaching artists, contracted artists and students.
Facilitate production of a portion of art education projects, from conception through completion, including: oversight of contracts with artists and sub-contractors, site identification and securing of all necessary authorizations and permits; design review and approval of artwork; coordination and supervision of each project’s artist and/or artistic team; coordination of ordering, distribution and tracking of all project supplies and equipment.

  • Ensure that projects are integrated into the project based learning curriculum.
  • Oversee the budget management of designated art education projects.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with Mural Arts’ partners, including schools, neighborhood groups, nonprofits, city agencies, and vendors
  • Supervision and mentoring responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Create and monitor project timelines.
  • Coordinate community outreach and events, including community meetings, paint days, and dedications.
  • Formally present designs and describe projects to community stakeholders independently, and with artists when their schedules permit.
  • Coordinate project documentation for designated projects, including before shots, images of final design, finished project, and written descriptions.
  • Contribute to evaluation of and reporting to funders on project outcomes.
  • Represent artist when artist is not available at design review meetings, design review meetings and other convenings as necessary.
  • Connect with the larger contemporary art scene locally, nationally and internationally to maintain knowledge of current developments in the field of socially engaged art and to generate a pool of artists to source for projects. Identify, initiate, and pursue new programmatic and project opportunities in collaboration with the leadership of the program.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Four-year degree in arts administration, art education or equivalent experience and knowledge. Advanced degree preferred
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working with youth in communities of color and opportunity youth populations in an in-school and/or out-of-school setting, including development of project-based curriculum and lesson plans.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Familiarity with Trauma Informed Care, Restorative Practice and Youth Mental Health.
  • A knowledge and background in public, contemporary art, and/or muralism preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong supervisory and public presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment, problem-solve, and respond quickly to requests.
  • Ability also to work independently, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and maintain focus in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work administratively, curatorially, inter-personally, and with a social justice youth mindset on the same project.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships in multiple communities and contexts across race, class, nationality, gender, ability, and language.
  • Understanding of Systemic and Institutional Racism with Pro-Justice focus
  • Ability to work in multiple settings with respect and humility, ie: Non-English dominant spaces, Queer and LGBTQ spaces, cultural and spiritual spaces and navigating gender assigned spaces, including knowledge of how candidate’s own identities affect their perspective and approaches.
  • Understanding that inter-sectionality exists and that we need to meet people where they are and hold space for dialogue on privilege and power.
  • High level of organization.
  • Aptitude to perform in confidential situations.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, data management, web/internet utilization. Google Drive suite and graphic software experience a plus.
  • Update-to-date Child Abuse, FBI and Criminal clearances.
    Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, such as evenings or weekends.
    Hourly Rate: The hourly rate for this position is $25 with a flexible schedule of 22 hours a week. Health benefits are not included.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to arted.resumes@muralarts.org by Monday, July 15, 2019.