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.


 

Summer Assistant Teaching Artist 

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department serves over 2000 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.

The Art Education Department is seeking summer employees for our six week summer session with a week of included professional development beginning on June 17 and running through August 16.

In order to best serve the varied needs of our students, the Art Education Department of the Mural Arts Program 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.

Summer Assistant Teaching Artist Position

This position provides assistance to the Lead Teaching Artist for summer art education programming for middle school and high school youth. 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 during summer programming 20 hours a wee
  • Assist with the set-up and clean-up for projects and/or activitie
  • 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 Artis
  • Act as mentor and role model for participating student
  • Track classroom attendance weekly, using Mural Arts’ databas
  • Submit photographs and class overviews on the Mural Arts social media on a weekly basi
  • Support timely collection of completed student applications and timesheet
  • Attend mandatory professional development meeting
  • Assist in chaperoning field trip
  • Helps maintain site partner relationship
  • Assist with communicating with the Work Ready Coordinator

Requirements

  • Preferably 1-2 years of experience teaching art to youth in middle and/or high schoo
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environmen
  • Updated Child Abuse clearance, Criminal Background check, and FBI Clearance

Compensation: Assistant Teaching Artist will receive $15 per hour for 21 hours per week.

Please provide cover letter with resume and references by Friday, April 1st to arted.resumes@muralarts.org with Summer Assistant Teaching Artist in the subject line.


 

Summer Lead Teaching Artist 

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department serves over 2000 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.

The Art Education Department is seeking summer employees for our six week summer session with a week of included professional development beginning on June 17 and running through August 16.

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.

Lead Teaching Artist Positions

Lead teaching artists work closely with Art Education staff to develop a project-based curriculum. They inspire and guide students in creating individual works of art, designing murals, experimenting with different media, and working alongside professional artists on large scale public art projects. In addition to maintaining a classroom blog and attendance records as required by Mural Arts and its funders, they mentor an assistant teaching artist. The position requires attendance at meetings and workshops, reliable transportation and professional development. Mural-making experience is preferred but not required.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of art history and art-making techniques
  • Ability to manage a classroom of 15-30 students
  • Significant experience working with under-served youth and/or middle and/or high school students and adapting to students with learning disabilities and English second language
  • Ability to engage youth with multiple learning styles and multiple intelligences
  • Ability to create lesson plans, organize projects, and conduct research
  • 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, Work Ready Coordinator, student advocates, and artists
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and social media a plus;

Requirements

  • Preferably 3-5 years of experience teaching art to youth in middle and/or high schoo
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environmen
  • Updated Child Abuse clearance, Criminal Background check, and FBI Clearanc
  • Flexible daytime availability

Compensation: Hourly Rate $25.00 for 25 hours per week.

Please provide cover letter with resume and references by Friday, April 1st to arted.resumes@muralarts.org with Summer Lead Teaching Artist in the subject line.