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.
Public Programs and Events Coordinator
The Public Programs and Events Coordinator serves as the logistics brain of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Communications team and works with the Director and fellow team members on designing and executing public programs and events that underscore Mural Arts’ mission and core values to various audiences and stakeholder groups. The position requires the ability to plan logistics for various types of events, often related to specific projects or ongoing Mural Arts programming, and to delegate responsibilities and tasks as necessary. The Manager is responsible for managing the timing of public events, for tracking and sending event invitations to City officials and other VIPs, and for coordinating all aspects of a wide range of events from dedications to exhibitions to lectures. The Coordinator works closely with the Director of Communications and makes sure that the Mural Arts brand and mission are represented to the public. Other duties include working with other Communications team members around marketing needs; managing relationships with the City’s Office of Information & Technology and Office of Special Events.
- Planning logistics and delegation of duties for 150–200 public programs and events per year, including but not limited to panel discussions, mural dedications, and paint days
- Managing event set-up, tear down, and follow-ups
- Maintaining the public events calendar and working with other Communications team members to ensure that event information is shared on various platforms
- Manage inventory of event-specific equipment, including branded materials
- Sending and tracking invitations to the Mayor’s Office, City officials, and other VIPs
- Developing benchmarks, tactics, and goals for audience attendance and engagement at Mural Arts events, and tracking audience numbers
- Managing seasonal event interns and event management consultants engaged in larger public programming efforts; day-of management for volunteers and Crew members
- Brainstorming and implementing creative and dynamic means of event management, and researching best practices and emerging tactics
- Potential to lead the creative development and design of innovative public programs, in relation to specific projects or ongoing programming, as time allows
CORE COMPETENCIES & SKILLS
- Committed Problem Solver: anticipates problems and proactively resolves them; thinks strategically and finds opportunities in challenges; responds to unanticipated challenges with agility, patience, and perseverance
- Deep Thinker & Fearless Creator: dedicated to the mission of transformation through art; thinks deeply about issues and creates outside of the box while taking responsible risks; empowers others to be change agents
- Inquisitive Learner: seeks feedback & support and views critiques & failures as learning opportunities; takes initiative to seek new knowledge; shares knowledge
- Thoughtful Communicator: solicits and shares info in a timely way; builds understanding through active listening and using emotional intelligence; navigates and manages conflict
- Mindful Collaborator: models generosity; recognizes, develops, and advances shared values, purpose, and goals; builds and sustains mutually beneficial relationships
- Personally Accountable: personally prepared, responsive, and trustworthy; understands and fulfills one’s role in context of model and protocols; owns mistakes and proposes actions
Please forward resume and salary requirements to HR Manager at Natacha.Charles@muralarts.org by September 6th. deadline date