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.


 

Let’s Connect Participant Coordinators 

A partnership with The Mural Arts Program and the Barnes Foundation

The Mural Arts Program in collaboration with the Barnes Foundation is seeking participant coordinators for an upcoming participatory project, Let’s Connect: Philly’s Artists take on the Barnes.

Albert Barnes taught people to look at works of art primarily in terms of their visual relationships. In arranging his collection, he ignored historical periods and cultural origins–the standard categories of museum display–instead mixing together works of art from different time periods, cultures, and media based solely on the formal analogies they shared. Let’s Connect challenges Philadelphia’s artists, community, and curators respond to this methodology.

Let’s Connect begins as open call inviting artists to select a work of art in the Barnes collection and use it as a departure point for creating their own work for submission. The work submitted by artists will be displayed at the Barnes for an exhibition, so that the public and a team of curators can select which artist(s) should be invited for a residency onsite in the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes.

As a Let’s Connect participant coordinator, you’d be coming on board after during the artist drop off window helping assist with the intake of artist work. From this point forward, you’d be onsite during the exhibition to help participants view the work and cast ballots, communicate about the Let’s Connect project, and assist by getting work back to artists after the exhibition has closed.

The ideal candidates are enthusiastic, excellent communicators, detail oriented, love working with the public, and have a passion for art. The best candidates consider themselves adaptable and team players. As with any new project there will be slight changes in how we operate for best efficiency and communications; you are good at spotting challenges which may arise, communicating/proposing solutions, and working with fellow team members to adjust operations so the project runs smoothly.

Coordinators will report to the organizer of Let’s Connect, the project manager from the Mural Arts Program, the deputy director of audience engagement and chief experience officer at the Barnes Foundation.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn how the Let’s Connect project works in order to be able to answer participant questions.
  • Communicate about the project to participants and potential participants in person, via social media channels, and through email as assigned.
  • Engage participation in Let’s Connect and adapt participant engagement to reach diverse audiences of varying age, background, and knowledge levels.
  • Coordinate participant logistics including greeting participants–artists, community, curators–when they arrive, tracking participation, and assigning/scanning ballots.
  • Assist in the gallery installation by helping participants with registration, their ballots, and finding information about works of art installed in gallery.
  • Help during artist drop off and pick up periods helping to intake work for the installation and distribute work back to artists after the deinstallation.
  • Support team members with a positive, professional, and collaborative attitude.
  • Report any challenges to the project organizer.

Requirements

We’re looking for engaged, thoughtful, and energetic people who are detail oriented. We’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position.

This is a part/time temporary position paid hourly from May 4, 2018 through June 9, 2018. Coordinators are required to wear a project t-shirt and a Barnes ID badge whenever they are onsite along with other appropriate workplace attire.

The position requires availability during the following periods of time:

  • Artist Drop Off Period
    • Friday, May 4, 2018 from 10am-7pm
    • Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11am-5pm
    • 15 hours total
  • Exhibition Training Session
    • Thursday, May 17 or Friday, May 18
  • 2 hours to be scheduled
  • 2 hours total
  • Exhibition Period
    ○ May 21—June 4, 2018

    • Wednesday through Monday 10am-5pm
    • Tuesdays off
    • 84 hours total
  • Artist Pick Up Period
    ○ Friday, June 8, 2018 from 10am-7pm
    ○ Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11am-5pm
    ○ 15 hours total

Pay

The salary for this position is $12.50 per hour and you will be paid for by the Mural Arts Program. Health benefits are not included with this position.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter stating your interest in this position. If acceptable, you will be contacted to set up an interview.
In your cover, please tell us what about Let’s Connect interests you the most and why you’d like to join the team!
Send resume to: connect_coordinator@barnesfoundation.org


 

Senior Accountant  

 

The Senior Accountant is responsible for all accounting details leading up to the month-end financial close.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the general ledger month-end close and presentation of the balance sheet and income statement results and analysis to Chief Financial Office
  • Responsible for the preparation of general ledger entries and reconciliations for month closing to close books in a timely manner
  • Oversee the cash receipts, accounts payable and payroll functions
  • Responsible for Cash Management and ensuring that all restricted funds are ‘earmarked” and allocated correctly.
  • Responsible for monthly grant tracking and preparation of monthly grant analysis
  • Supervises grant reimbursement invoices and funder financial reports as required
  • Assistance with annual audit and budget preparation
  • Responsible for all balance sheet analysis and/or reconciliations
  • Responsible for all project analysis which involves tracking of all projects to funders and ensuring restricted funds are correctly allocated
  • Responsible for monthly project management meetings to assist mangers with their understanding of budget vs. actual
  • Responsible for tracking Revenue against budget and following up with Development on any issues with funding
  • Responsible for maintaining Government/Grants contracts database ensuring proper tracking against conformed/approved budgets and invoicing.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting
  • Five years of experience in non-profit accounting
  • Black baud Financial Edge experience a plus
  • Auditing skills with the ability to research and reconcile complicated accounts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Microsoft Excel experience
  • Detail oriented and organized in work
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.

Salary: Salary from low to mid 60s, including health and dental benefits.

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

To Apply

Please provide cover letter with salary requirements, resume and references by April 8th to shiffonne.lindsey@muralarts.org