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.


Human Resources Director (Hybrid) 

Mural Arts seeks a full-time Human Resources Director to establish and oversee the HR department, formulating and implementing procedures and policies for the organization. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and an integral part of the Executive team, the successful candidate will be a seasoned HR professional with a solid background in employee relations and policy creation. The primary function of the HR Director is to coordinate HR policies and programs with emphasis on the benefits and compensation areas, ensuring the organization is in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The position also assists with safety efforts and acts as a liaison for the DEI Staff committee.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Centralize the HR function: establish standardized core practices for employee information management, recruitment, benefits management, etc. providing effective internal communications.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and regional labor and wage laws.
  • Lead recruitment efforts to ensure the identification of qualified talent, and initiate best practices in hiring, onboarding, and retention.
  •  Administer the Employee Benefits Program, including plan design and communications.
  • Support employee compensation planning.
  • Administer the performance management process, scheduling and documentation of periodic performance reviews, promotion, transfer, remedial counseling, progressive discipline, layoff and termination. Includes coaching and advising management.
  • Promote and champion the MAP culture and employee engagement.
  • Develop and promote proactive 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 groups to create a year-round HR plan and support shared objectives related to talent acquisition, employee data, compensation, and budget.
  • Works with the DEI Committee to develop a yearlong program around DEI initiatives.

Education and Experience:

  •  Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or similar area.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ prior experience as HR generalist, with a record of progressive advancement.
  •  Demonstrated understanding of HR competencies and operations, including, but not limited to, compliance and employment law; staffing; diversity, equity, and inclusion; benefits administration; compensation administration; and HRIS administration.
  •  Outstanding organization, planning and project management skills, particularly regarding HR programs and initiatives.
  •  Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Strong influence skills; demonstrated record of collaboration and effective partnering with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leaders and members of the Board of Directors.
  • Analytical, self-directed, and solid problem-solving skills
  • Sense of humor, flexible, high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Preferred Requirements:

  •  Graduate degree in human resources.
  • Prior experience as an HR leader, with a record of successful engagement and influence with senior leaders and other employees at all levels.
  • Professional Certification through SHRM or HRCI

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 Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary:

This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. Mural Arts offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits and holiday package. This is a hybrid position, depending on the schedule of the department as needed. The salary range is $75,000 to $90,000, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of up to three (3) professional references to Vanessa Smith, HR Director, at vanessa.smith@muralarts.org with “HR Director” in the subject line. No phone calls or recruiters please.
For more information, call 215-685-0750 or visit muralarts.org. Follow us on social media: @muralarts, on Twitter and Instagram, MuralArtsPhiladelphia on Facebook, and phillymuralarts on YouTube.


 

RFQ: Artist Opportunities Web Page Design 

DEADLINE: September 29

 

Mural Arts Philadelphia is calling for qualifications for the development of a new Artists Opportunities web page. This project, under the direct supervision of the Artist Relations Director, with the support of Mural Arts Leadership and Executive teams, aims to facilitate comprehensive channels of communication between the institution and the artist community at large, working closely with all departments to develop strategies that better serve artists and their needs. The new Artist Relations office, established with
support from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, believes that clear communication and collaboration are key to the success of the Philadelphia Creative Community, and since its inception in April 2022, has
been working earnestly to facilitate initiatives that better suit the challenges of our times.

This is a project with deadlines and some meetings may require an in person presence. The project requires a deep knowledge of Web and Graphic Design, with a keen interest in UX Design. It aims to become a tool where resources, both internal and external, are made available for the full benefit of artists from all around the region. The project also aims to become a platform that fosters active engagement of interested parties with Mural Arts related Artists for commissioned opportunities.

Download Full RFQ (PDF)

Senior Program Manager 

Mural Arts Philadelphia is seeking a behavioral health expert for the position of Senior Storefronts Manager to oversee all three of the place-based storefronts in the Porch Light Department. Porch Light, a collaboration with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), works closely with communities to uplift public art as an expression of community resilience and a vehicle of personal and community healing. The Porch Light Department emphasizes work that is rooted in community engagement, uplifting voices of the most vulnerable and treating every person on staff and in our programs with the same value. The Senior Storefronts Manager must be able to navigate working in multiple settings with respect and humility, as Porch Light works in non-English dominant spaces, queer spaces, with those who are housing insecure, those in the midst of substance use disorder, and those diagnosed with mental health disorders.

This position, reporting to the Director of the Porch Light program, would oversee work in three storefronts that are part of the Porch Light program: Southeast by Southeast and Northeast Passage, both focused on refugee and immigrant communities, and Kensington, focused on a community affected by opioid use disorder. Now in its 10th year, Southeast by Southeast is a neighborhood hub at the Bok building that creates a supportive space through artmaking, entrepreneurship, and other classes, such as ESL and citizenship. Northeast Passage was started more recently as a response to new refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other war-affected countries. The work in the Northeast is steered by a leadership group consisting of refugee and immigrant women from the community. The Kensington Storefront works in various iterations, one through a neighborhood office space at Community Center at Visitation, and the second through a mobile unit that allows for workshops throughout the community. The goal for the Senior Storefronts Manager at these three sites is to hire and oversee local community members and artists to develop robust, year-round programming.

This position is full time and requires being on-site, although some remote work is allowed on a weekly basis. The storefronts are located in three separate locations in the city. This position also requires a driver’s license, as it includes oversight of the mobile van used in Kensington work. The person who accepts this position is expected to follow city of Philadelphia requirements for Covid vaccination.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, approve and oversee all programming and schedules for hub space sites, including working in conjunction with artists and building out the artist roster with support from Mural Arts staff.
  • Oversee daily operations of all three sites, including supplies, scheduling, invoicing, contracts and management of volunteers and staff with support from the Porch Light Director and Porch Light Administrator.
  •  Monitor grant outcomes and coordinate with the Porch Light Director and Mural Arts’ Development team on budgets.
  •  Partnership development and stewardship with community leaders, mental health resources, community-based organizations and other partners, including DBHIDS.
  •  Oversee steering committee of women leaders for programming and community development work; oversee community advisory committees in the Southeast and Kensington.
  •  Connect families/program participants to mental health and other resources, in conjunction with peer specialists and other DBH support.
  •  Manage data collection in conjunction with the Porch Light Director and Porch Light Administrator.
  •  Collaborate and coordinate with Mural Arts’ communications team on public events and announcements.
  • Create outlets and relationships for entrepreneurial skills and capacity-building for program participants.
  • Create and oversee, in conjunction with the Porch Light Director, criteria and training for staff and community members at storefronts.
  • Provide supervision and oversight to program staff contractors, MSW field placement students and volunteers.
  •  Work in conjunction with the Porch Light Director to provide training opportunities in wellness, trauma, harm reduction, de-escalation, and other relevant arenas to staff and community members. The work will also include creating safety plans and wellness plans with community members and staff.

The Senior Storefronts Manager will be expected to work a few nights and weekends as program work demands.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience in social work, preferably with interest and/or experience in refugee/immigrant work, substance use and/or community organizing. Because this person oversees MSW interns from various local universities, at least two years working as an MSW is required. Previous experience in nonprofits and with budgets, staffing and short- and long-range planning preferred. A demonstrated ability to learn new arenas of social work will be a benefit to this applicant. A background in the arts is not required but is a plus. Commitment to the mission and values of the Mural Arts Program, a solid work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, political savvy, and a respect for teamwork are critical to success in this position.

Salary
This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. Mural Arts offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. The salary range is between $57,000 and $62,000, commensurate with experience.

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

To Apply
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to porchlight@muralarts.org with the following subject line: “Porch Light Senior Program Manager.”


 

Director of Project Management 

Mural Arts seeks a full-time Director of Project Management to oversee the department which includes all project management functions, and contractual and staff project managers. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with a solid background in complex project management. The primary function of the Director is to coordinate projects, prepare proposals, review budgets, assess scopes of projects and potential issues, troubleshoot, and ensure project managers are trained and completing projects in alignment with institutional goals and values. In addition, this position works closely with the executive team in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and activities relating to projects.

Oversee Administration of Project Portfolios & Protocol

● Ensure administrative protocols during each project phase are followed
● Monitor Project Portfolios in collaboration with Department Directors and Project Managers
● Meet with project managers regularly to answer questions, provide direction, receive project status updates, and ensure the information in their work plans is current and shared with appropriate staff. Flag limitations related to available resources, capacities, timelines.
● Report to the Executive Team on metrics related to project manager work loads, operations advancements, project completion projections and accomplishments.
● Facilitate periodic project planning meetings with leadership and ensure they are equipped with the information necessary to make decisions
● Act as administrator for project management software and support its use among project managers, Operations department, and staff leadership

Strengthen and Maintain Quality Project Management
● Complete routine audit/assessments of project management systems to determine needs. Implement system changes as needed
● Streamline processes and connections with other departments as it pertains to project management tasks and responsibilities (budgeting, invoicing, contracts, reports/tracking, logistics, close out process, documentation, etc)

● Strengthen and expand working relationship with Mural Operations and field logistics to help build new and stronger processes and documentation of the work
● Lead efforts in Project Management training and skill sharing – establish a schedule for themed-trainings, internal presentations for case studies, skill building and knowledge sharing.
● Plan and coordinate annual Project Management retreat and any other related training throughout the year.
● Lead the hiring process for new project managers, including creating and posting job descriptions, reviewing applicants with the hiring committee, and scheduling and facilitating interviews
● Support the COO in planning and co-leading monthly project manager meetings.

Support Contract Approval and Editing Process

● Provide support and guidance on contract review questions
● Maintain and renew contract templates and language “legos”
● Work with COO and legal team on any changes needed as it pertains to contractual obligations

Collaborate on Project Development and Investigation
● Serve as the overall coordinator of any prospecting activities
● Join the Executive Director and/or other leadership team members in meeting with prospective project partners, supporting development of the scope, vision, engagement opportunities, funding, and timeline for prospective projects.
● Prepare budgets and narrative proposals for prospective projects.
● Potentially hire and supervise consultants supporting this work

General Expectations
● Conduct work in a professional and timely fashion
● Collaborate with generosity and integrity
● Represent Mural Arts
● Communicate and respond to requests in a friendly, well-informed, and professional manner.

Education and Experience:
● Undergraduate degree and/or a minimum of 5 years’ prior experience in project management, with a record of progressive advancement.
● Demonstrated understanding of project complexities and operations.
● Outstanding, thoughtful and intentional leadership, organizational skills, and project management skills, particularly regarding artists, community partners, and participants
● Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
● Strong influence skills; demonstrated record of collaboration and effective partnering with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leaders in the organization and in the city.
● Analytical, self-directed, and solid problem-solving skills
● Sense of humor, flexible, high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
● Knowledge of project management software such as Smartsheets or equivalent is a plus.

Salary:
This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. Mural Arts offer a competitive and comprehensive
benefits and holiday package. This is a hybrid position, depending on the schedule of the
department as needed. The salary range is $70,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of up to three (3) professional
references to Vanessa Smith, HR Director, at vanessa.smith@muralarts.org with “Director of PM” in
the subject line. No phone calls or recruiters please.

For more information, call 215-685-0750 or visit muralarts.org. Follow us on social media: @muralarts,
on Twitter and Instagram, MuralArtsPhiladelphia on Facebook, and phillymuralarts on YouTube.


 

Communications and Marketing Manager 

Mural Arts seeks a Communications and Marketing Manager to be part of its Communications department. In addition to being a proficient copywriter and copy editor, the ideal candidate should be able to offer ingenuity, creativity, nimbleness, tenacity, enthusiasm, and grit. In collaboration with members of the Communications team and an array of artists and project managers, the Communications and Marketing Manager implements the communications strategy designed to engage the public, propel the organization’s mission, and promote and communicate the impact of each facet of the organization within the parameters and discipline of the organization’s brand guidelines. The Communications and Marketing Manager, reporting to the Director of Communications and Brand Management, is an integral part of the team, providing strategic thought, editorial and writing support, aesthetic perspective and direction, and general support. Through creative and strategic thinking and planning, the Communications and Marketing Manager maximizes messaging, clarity, and impact, consistently positioning Mural Arts as a world leader in public art, civic engagement, and social transformation.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Write and edit copy for the website, blog, eblasts, monthly newsletter, postcards, spring and fall catalogs, and other marketing materials, both print and digital
  • Write talking points and speeches for Executive Director
  • Assist Public Programs and Events Manager with talking points for guest speakers on event run of shows
  • Interview artists and project managers for in-depth storytelling (blogs)
  • Basic graphic design for digital and printed promotional materials
  • Manage graphic design projects and be a liaison to a variety of marketing vendors
  • Order printed materials for staff, including business cards
  • Define and execute editorial narratives and vision for short- and long‐form communications that represent the organization
  • Develop short and long-term goals for audience engagement, as well as evaluation of audience engagement regarding website and newsletter
  • Copyedit of public relations materials, including press releases and media advisories.
  • Proofread copy and maintain house style on behalf of the department and Mural Arts staff
  • Research emerging tactics and best practices in the communications field
  • Brainstorm and implement creative and dynamic means of storytelling and conveying information with other team members, e.g., videos, infographics, apps, and other platforms
  • Manage communications interns and any external writers or editors engaged in larger communications projects
  • Create PowerPoint/Google Slides presentations for the Executive Director
  • Collaborate with departments to create engaging print and digital materials
  • Manage mailing lists and email marketing campaigns
  • Assist with the interviewing process of potential new hires within the Communications team
  • Be a strategic thought partner and advisor to the Director of Communications and Brand Management

Qualifications include

  • Ability to write for a variety of communications platforms and various audience and stakeholder groups
  • Understanding of storytelling with regards to marketing and communications
  • Excellent communication skills: oral, written, and listening
  • Ability to work in a fast‐paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to prioritize and display superb time management skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, constituents, and external partners
  • Must be able to attend evening and weekend events when required

Education and Experience

  • A BA or BS in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, English, or equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Minimum of four years of experience in editorial, journalism, or marketing fields, ideally with a focus in arts and culture
  • Extensive copywriting experience is preferred
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace is required. Experience using Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, Salesforce/Pardot, and Campaign Monitor (or similar email marketing software) is ideal

This job description is a summary of the duties of the above position. Other related duties may be required by the supervisor. This position is a full-time, hybrid position and will require significant time using a computer.

This position also requires being on-site for certain events and functions. 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.

Salary

This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. Mural Arts offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits and holiday package. This is a hybrid position, depending on the schedule of the department as needed. The salary range is $50,000 to $60,000, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of up to three (3) professional references to Chad Eric Smith, Director of Communications and Brand Management at cesmith@muralarts.org, with “Communications and Marketing Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls or recruiters, please.


 

Mural Arts Institute Senior Manager 

The Mural Arts Institute is looking to recruit a Senior Manager. This position will dedicate significant time to leading the PACE Capacity Building Initiative, facilitating client-based consultations, and collaborating on Institute public programs, strategic planning, and development. The senior manager will have other Institute related administrative tasks that will sometimes be led independently, but the emphasis in much of our work is on collaboration across our department and with our learning partners, additional MAP staff, and consultants.

The Mural Arts Institute is dedicated to advancing research on and development of socially-engaged public art practices. It provides capacity building, technical assistance, knowledge sharing, and networking to individual artists and organizations outside of Philadelphia, but is anchored in our own local practices. Specifically, we invest in the ability of culture workers, culture bearers, artivists, decision makers, and more to use public art practices as a catalyst for community engagement, leadership, and stewardship in advancing equity, fairness and progress across all of society. The Institute’s approach is centered around connection: building networks, developing partnerships, and convening artists, community and partners in collaborative learning opportunities. We believe that by investing in the development and growth of artists, organizations, and partners working in the field of socially engaged art, we enhance our ability to ignite change through art and to learn and grow

Responsibilities

Leadership and facilitation of the current PACE Capacity Building Initiative

  • Facilitation of meetings and learning agenda design and production
  • Grant report writing of first drafts and contributing to its finalization and submission
  • Track and report on budgets, funding and expenses
  • Assist with the design of learning agendas for learning partner engagements
  • Serve as the first point of contact for initiative partners and clients and provide ongoing support
  • Coordinate the internal teams and consultants
  • Collaborate to develop curriculum, content, presentations, and toolkits for trainings, workshops, symposia, and other gatherings
  • Develop learning modules, tools and assignments
  • Develop trip itineraries for visits to partner cities or agendas for remote consultations
  • Travel to partner cities to coordinate and support colleagues, and directly deliver content and services as needed

Public leadership, thought partnership, and strategy implementation in collaboration w/the MAI Director and others including:

  • Produce proposals in response to funding opportunities and inquiries about the Institute’s consulting services
  • Participate in routine internal team meetings to assess progress, share learnings, trouble-shoot challenges, and discuss big picture directions for the Institute
  • Co-supervise additional team members- Managers, Coordinators, and Consultants
  • Design and implement data collection procedures designed as part of evaluations
  • Support Institute communications and storytelling by helping produce and manage a to-be-launched digital hub, mico-site
  • Represent Mural Arts and the Institute at conferences and other professional gatherings with public speaking engagements and workshop facilitation
  • Create conference session proposals, supporting or collaborating with other MAP staff to present at local, national or international conferences.

Consulting with contracting clients or as part of our Initiatives

  • Facilitate and/or lead consultations, workshops, and/or coaching sessions with clients or learning partners
  • Manage outside consultants hired to support specific aspects of the work
  • Compile and share or create resources that may assist clients, including resources developed outside of Mural Arts

Manage and Contribute to Mural Arts Institute Communications Tools & Strategy

  • Co-lead production of the quarterly newsletter
  • Develop communications strategy in collaboration with team members and MAP’s Communications Department and consultants
  • Write and edit portions of the MAI newsletter
  • Contribute content regularly to the MAI website and social media
  • Contribute to other publications or press about our work
  • Produce and co-curate Symposia and public programs
  • Manage development and production of the PACE culminating symposium (June 2023)
  • Collaborate on other symposia, programs or conversations as a producer or curator as opportunities arise

The IDEAL CANDIDATE will be most successful if they have

EXPERIENCE in project management, program development, client relations, teaching and/or curriculum development. Above all, being a good listener and leader at the same time, facilitating learning from others, knowing when to provide silence, and asking the right questions are essential to this work. Lived experience as or demonstrated deep allyship with Black, Indigenous, People of Color, queer, trans, disabled, and/or working class folks is essential.

CURIOSITY as an experienced culture traveler, you are a highly inquisitive learner with advanced interpersonal and communication skills, who is also proficient at problem solving, teambuilding, compassion and collaboration.

ORGANIZATION The candidate must be a highly organized self-starter who is able to work independently and achieve success in a fast-paced environment

STRONG COMMUNICATION skills in both written and verbal contexts whether in grant reports or public presentations, coaching slide decks, or event descriptions.

COMMITMENT. The candidate should be committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at the workplace and in their body of work through not only what they chose to share, but how they share their knowledge, how they coach others, and how they approach this work overall. Our work is very responsive to the needs of those we are serving, so making decisions together with them, and being nimble on our toes is essential. Working in new ways requires courage and patience.

FUN. Finding joy in the work we do together as a team and with our learning partners is essential to our ethos of centering our whole selves and our relationships to people and places.

SUPPORT during times when travel may be required to build deeper relationships and better understand the context within which our learning partners are working in their communities. This means you may need some extra support at home during those times you will be away. Travel is required periodically for the purposes of delivering services individually or part of a team to clients, attending conferences, or leading public workshops, mostly nationally. Trips are frequently organized in 2 to 4 day periods. Travel may cross weekends and, on occasion, holidays to accommodate meeting schedules. Given the ongoing constraints of COVID-19, plans  are  based on CDC guidelines and internal MAP protocol to prioritize staff wellbeing and overall public health.

Compensation  & Specifications

  • Full-time, exempt salaried position, 40-hours per week
  • Annual Salary between $57K and $62K
  • Mural Arts is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive health and dental benefits package.
  • Grant funded through June 2023 with continuation promising, based on subsequent opportunities
  • Based in Philadelphia, PA, hybrid
  • Immediate start date

Application
Please provide cover letter, resume, three references, and acknowledgement of the salary range offered, in one pdf document, to institute@muralarts.org. Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Please include “MAI Senior Manager Position” in the subject line. No telephone calls or recruiters please.


 

Project Manager (1099 Contractor)  

Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For over 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative and equitable process, creating nearly 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts aims to empower people, stimulate dialogue, and build bridges of understanding with projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around the world, and programs that focus on youth education, restorative justice, mental health and wellness, and public art and its preservation. Popular mural tours offer a firsthand glimpse into the inspiring stories behind Mural Arts’ iconic and unparalleled collection, which has earned Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the “City of Murals.”

Mural Arts is looking for an individual who can take a project from a concept to completion. The candidate should be able to sequence tasks, be highly organized, be a creative thinker and be able to work well with people from across the city. Building strong, meaningful and lasting relationships with community members is one of the key responsibilities 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 (such as: community meetings, mural paint days, mural dedication ceremonies).

Responsibilities:

  •  Logistics management
  • Budget development, monitoring and compliance
  • Negotiating and managing fees, timelines, contracts, and performance expectations
  • Managing artists, assistant artists and other contractor
  •  Communication with the full range of stakeholders including community members, funders, internal staff, site partners, faculty, and students
  • Partnership development and maintenance
  • Engaging the public and negotiating community concerns
  • Collaborating on project-specific marketing and public relations efforts
  •  Planning and implementation of project-specific public meetings, events and programs
  • Utilizing internal project management protocols

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have at three to five years of experience in project management. A background in the visual arts or other creative processes is important and knowledge of public, contemporary, social practice and/or street art or muralism is a plus. Candidates must have experience with budget management, be detail oriented, ideally have some experience with conflict resolution, community engagement strategies 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 meetings.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to the mission and values of Mural Arts Philadelphia, a strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, and have the ability to work with a team engaged in complex collaborations. A valid driver’s license is required.

Salary: Competitive compensation. This position is a 1099 Contract position with the organization. Projects will be assigned on an as needed basis.

To Apply: Please provide cover letter, salary/hourly fee requirements, resume, and references to the Project Management Office, attention: Kathryn Poole at kathryn.poole@muralarts.org. Please include “Project Manager” in the subject line.


 


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