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.


 

Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer/Office Manager 

Office Responsibilities:

Oversees the daily work activities of the office.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs or facilitates maintenance of office equipment including cleaning, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Serve as the receptionist for all visitors to the Eakins building and answer the main office phoneline; answer all inquiries or direct calls to colleagues when appropriate
  • Serves as administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer – Manage calendar and coordinate a variety of complex meetings, appointments etc.
  • Answer Chief Operating Officer Phone line and take clear and comprehensive messages. Route

and screen all phone, voice mail and email messages for the Chief Operating Officer

  • Responsible for sorting and distributing mail, and preparing documents.
  • Maintains inventory of office supplies; orders new supplies as needed.
  • Receive, Large shipments, organize and store all incoming packages and notify appropriate staff
  • Point of contact for mural and office wide- maintenance and facility issues
  • Working with crew personnel to capture Operations activities; graffiti removals, lot cleanups, etc., and enter them onto spreadsheet
  • Printing and delivering Operations forms (Work Orders, Lift/ Scaffold forms, Delivery forms, etc.,) to appropriate crew personnel.
  • Miscellaneous administrative tasks as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of office management procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Google Office or related software.
  • Driver’s License required to operate a City of Philadelphia vehicle and transport senior staff as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates degree in office administration or related field preferred.
  • At least three years of administrative and clerical experience required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.

Salary: Competitive compensation, including health and dental benefits.

Anticipated start date: Late February 2020

For further information on the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, please visit www.muralarts.org.

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to Magda Martinez magda.martinez@muralarts.org, Chief Operating Officer, specifying you are applying for the position of “Assistant to COO/Office Manager” in the subject line. Resumes will be reviewed as they are submitted. Deadline to apply: January 28, 2020. No phone calls please.


 

Human Resources Manager (Part - Time - 24 hours/week) 

Mural Arts seeks a Part-Time Human Resources Manager, tasked to formalize and normalize the HR core practices of the organization. The successful candidate is a seasoned HR Generalist with a solid knowledge base to establish a new HR function, and the skill set to function as the sole HR practitioner. The role has a focus on organizing information, implementing standard processes, and creating an internal reputation as a valued resource. Over time, the work is expected to broaden to include planning, employee relations, and performance support.

A minimum of 5 years’ prior experience in an exempt HR generalist role is required. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified candidate who desires a part-time, flexible schedule. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

  • Position is not eligible for standard employee benefits.
  • Position will have flexibility for scheduling unpaid PTO
  • On-site position with limited remote options

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Centralize the HR function; establishing standardized core practices for employee information management, recruitment, benefits management, etc. providing effective internal communications to support acceptance.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and regional labor and wage laws.
  • Recruitment and retention: lead recruitment efforts to ensure the identification of qualified talent, and initiate best practices in hiring, on-boarding, and retention
  • Administer the Employee Benefits Program, including design and communications.
  • Support employee compensation planning.
  • Performance Management: Administer the process, scheduling and documentation of periodic performance reviews, promotion, transfer, remedial counseling, progressive discipline, layoff and termination. Includes coaching and advising management.
  • Know, uphold, and help develop MAP’s policies, procedures and practices.
  • Promote and champion the MAP culture.
  • Employee Relations: Develop and promote positive employee relations within HR and across the organization. Supports feedback to management via exit surveys and internal surveys.
  • Provide recommendations to senior management on training and employee development.
  • Effectively collaborate with the executive and leadership group to create a year-round HR plan and support shared objectives related to talent acquisition, employee data, compensation, and budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, psychology, or relevant area.

Certification: Professional Certification through SHRM or HRCI, preferred

Experience: Minimum of 5 years in a HR management role, with demonstrated progressive advancement. Experience necessary in all aspects of HR generalist role. Must have prior experience organizing processes and implementing HR programs.

SKILLS:

  • Effective knowledge base on Employment Law and HR Core Practices
  • Outstanding organization, planning and project management skills
  • HRIS: knowledge of structure and utilization
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written
  • Analytical, self-directed, and solid problem solving skills
  • Sense of humor, flexible, high level of Emotional Intelligence
  • Collaboration and effective partnering
  • Comfortable with senior leadership and Board of Directors volunteers

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to Magda Martinez magda.martinez@muralarts.org, Chief Operating Officer, specifying you are applying for the position of “Part-Time Human Resources Manager” in the subject line. Resumes will be reviewed as they are submitted. Deadline to apply: February 5, 2020. No phone calls please.


 

WorkReady Program Coordinator 

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 50 and 100 temporary and permanent pieces which together tell an incredible story of Philadelphia’s beauty and resilience.

Description:

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 arted.resumes@muralarts.org by February 10, 2020 with “WorkReady Program Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


 

College Seniors: FAO Schwarz Fellow 

*OPEN ONLY TO COLLEGE SENIORS

FAO Schwarz Fellow will work with youth, communities, and public schools connected to the Restored Spaces Initiative, which uses socially-engaged public art practice as a platform for neighborhood change grounded in environmental justice. The Fellow’s responsibilities will be split: 50% direct service, 50% project management.

DIRECT SERVICE

FAO Schwarz Fellow’s direct service work will focus on innovative forms of community outreach and public education through arts and design-based practices—techniques that have been honed by Mural Arts over three decades of working with Philadelphia youth. The Fellow will work with Trash Academy, a youth-led Restored Spaces project that utilizes art-based social practices to engage, educate, and shift citizen perspectives regarding consumption and waste-related issues. This work will inform the implementation of new public art and environmental projects at schools and in public spaces. The Fellow will:

  • Train and support youth participants in Trash Academy.
  • Oversee and guide youth and community collaboration efforts at other Restored Spaces sites.
  • Learn and apply game design as an entry point for environmental education in Philadelphia neighborhoods.
  • Work with project stakeholders to design and apply curricula for youth and community engagement.

PROJECT WORK

The FAO Schwarz Fellow’s project work will include the management of Restored Spaces public art and environmental interventions. The Fellow may also:

  • Conduct outreach and organize community meetings.
  • Design and implement environmental justice and art focused programming.
  • Construct and implement consumption and litter related educational programs at schools.
  • Aid in mural and creative disruption project installations that focus on climate change issues.
  • Generate replication guides, trainings, and other resources for internal use and/or as an external resource.

Requirements:

  • Required skills: arts-based experience, environmental justice-related knowledge/experience, direct community/youth involvement.
  • Preferred skills: research, writing, graphic design, community organizing, tracking and documenting project data, project management, graphic design.

In addition to achieving outcomes in the communities it engages, Restored Spaces has a significant influence on Mural Arts as a whole. At the vanguard of innovative public art practices, Restored Spaces incubates new and more authentic ways to place a community at the center of Mural Arts’ work, as well as modeling innovative approaches to building environmental awareness, action, and activism. The Fellow will be a key player in Restored Spaces’ role as a think tank at Mural Arts by bringing new ideas, expertise, and experience to the team.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must be college seniors at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the two-year Fellowship. For more about what we are seeking, please see “What We’re Looking For.”

Please visit our website and Trash Academy’s website and send a resume and a cover letter to restoredspaces@muralarts.org by February 15, 2020 (11:59 pm EST)), expressing your interest in working at Mural Arts and your reasons for applying for the FAO Schwarz Fellowship.

To be considered, please include FAO Schwarz Fellow within the subject line of your email and title your files as follows:

LastName_FirstName_MuralArts2020_CoverLetter

LastName_FirstName_MuralArts2020_Resume

In your cover letter, please include your responses to the following questions:

Question 1: Please tell us how you learned about this opportunity and about your interest in the FAO Schwarz Fellowship.

Question 2: Why are you interested in applying for the FAO Schwarz Fellowship position at this organization?

Question 3: What background and experiences would you bring to the direct service and special project work at this organization?

After carefully reviewing each application, we will interview promising candidates. We will select our Fellow by April 30th. Resumes and cover letters are also shared with the FAO Schwarz Fellowship. Thanks for your interest.