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.


 

Art Education Administrative Manager 

The Art Education Administrative Manager reports to the Director of Art Education and is responsible for supervising one key staff member and interns, managing departmental administration, coordinating the department’s summer Philadelphia Youth Network employment program, and planning major events. He/she/they will also be able to serve as an ambassador for the program, fostering relationships with existing and potential partners in multiple communities and contexts.

Administration

  • Manage student databases including addition of new sites and classes each session, adding new staff and students, and revising data when needed.
  • Compiling narrative and data information for grant proposals, funder visits, and interim and final reporting to funders; facilitating student and faculty session and year-ending surveys.
  • Registration and Attendance: Contact for all registration questions and issues that may arise. Responsible for printing out attendance reports and reviewing with Program Managers on a routine basis.
  • Manage and lead compliance for funder audits.
  • Execute contract for programming with School District of Philadelphia by submitting insurance certificates, clearances, and site and safety forms.
  • Manage Teaching Artist personnel, clearances, and onboarding requirements.
  • Assist the Director in strategic yearly planning, department meetings, and program manager meetings as well as Teaching Artist labs and professional development.
  • Develop and maintain all policies and procedures for the department.
  • Administer departmental technology including hardware and software.
  • Implement and monitor social media programs for the department.
  • Create and maintain a yearly calendar including any revisions that need to be made throughout each session.

Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) Summer Program Coordination

  • Monitor all summer grant and site requirements, manage budget, supervise student recruitment and enrollment, develop work plans and academic projects, hire and supervise the PYN Workready Monitor.

Event Planning

  •  Overseeing planning, timelines, reservations, publicity, and sales for department exhibitions and events including our annual student art exhibition.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Four-year degree in arts administration, art education or equivalent experience and knowledge.
  • At least 1-3 years of experience working with youth in communities of color and opportunity youth populations in an in-school and/or out-of-school setting

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  •  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, manage multiple tasks, and respond quickly to requests.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships in multiple communities and contexts.
  • 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.
  • High level of organization.
  • Aptitude to perform in confidential situations.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, data management, web/internet utilization. Graphic software experience is 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.

Mural Arts is pleased to offer a competitive comprehensive health and dental benefits package.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to arted.resumes@muralarts.org by February 7.


 

Assistant Teaching Artist  

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department serves over 2400 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.

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.

Assistant Teaching Artist Position

This position provides assistance to the Lead Teaching Artist in our Artrepreneurs high school classroom. In conjunction with the Teaching Artist the Assistant Teaching Artist is responsible for facilitating a safe and creative classroom environment in partnership with participating students and the site personnel.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provides instructional support to Lead Teaching Artist
  • Assist with the set-up and outreach for our virtual classes
  • Assist in preparing and delivering classroom instruction and occasionally leads classroom activities, develops lesson plans and manages classroom under the guidance of the Lead Teaching Artist
  • Act as mentor and role model for participating students
  • Track classroom attendance weekly, using the Apricot database
  • Support timely collection of completed student applications
  • Attend mandatory bi-weekly professional development meetings on Thursdays
  • Assist in chaperoning field trips
  • Helps maintain site partner relationships

Requirements

  • Preferably 1-2 years of experience teaching art to youth in middle and/or high school
  • Ability to work in multiple settings with respect and humility, ie: Non-English dominant spaces, LGBTQ spaces, cultural and spiritual spaces and navigating gender assigned spaces.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Updated or interest in getting Child Abuse clearance, Criminal Background check, and FBI Clearance

Compensation: Assistant Teaching Artist will receive $15 per hour for 17 hours per week.

Please provide a cover letter with resume and references by Monday, February 7th to arted.resumes@muralarts.org.


 

Social Media and Marketing Manager 

Reporting to the Director of Communications 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.

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.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter along with their social media profiles to Genny Boccardo-Dubey, Chief Advancement Officer with the subject line: “Social Media Manager” at genny.boccardo@muralarts.org no later than January 29, 2021. No phone calls please.


 

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 Chief Advancement Officer 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.

For more information or to apply for the position, please contact Genny Boccardo-Dubey, Chief Advancement Officer at genny.boccardo@muralarts.org, t: 949-436-3156.