Current Opportunities

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About Us 

Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For over 35 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process rooted in the traditions of mural-making to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts Philadelphia exists to provide transformative experiences, progressive discourse, and economic stimulus to the City of Philadelphia.

Our mission: Through participatory public art, Mural Arts Philadelphia inspires change in people, place, and practice, creating opportunities for a more just and equitable Philadelphia.

DEIB statement: Mural Arts seeks candidates who value and demonstrate the following core competencies: committed problem solving, deep thinking and fearless creation, inquisitive learning, thoughtful communication, mindful collaboration, personal accountability, and a commitment to actively prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. Mural Arts Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Program Manager 

The Mural Arts Institute is looking to recruit a Program Manager. This position will dedicate their time to leading the Art & Environmental Justice Co-Learning Initiative, Solace through Solidarity, developing three teacher trainings on using Getting to the Roots, and collaborating on Institute public programs, strategic planning, and communications. The program manager will have administrative tasks that will sometimes be led independently, but the emphasis in much of our work is in collaboration across our department, with the Initiative Manager, with the cohort participants and advisors, additional MAP staff, and consultants. This position is grant funded through September 2025 only.

Job Responsibilities:

Learning Offerings

Art & Environmental Justice Co-Learning Initiative

  • Maintain relationships with cohort participants through monthly check-ins and regular communication
  • Lead and supervise the Philadelphia based artist-mentor teams responsible for providing regular support to each cohort group and its selected artists through customized training, conversations, and visits. (3 Lead Mentors, 4
  • Assisting Mentors plus 8 virtual facilitators)
  • Support training, share methods, learnings, and inspiration and promote dialogue around public art processes, and ways to balance aspirational goals and practical constraints of what can be accomplished in a given timeframe and budget
  • Implement and revise as needed the co-learning framework, through researching and creating scaffolded, theme-based curricula sharing MAP’s approach to project management and community driven public art practices, including skill building techniques, problem-solving strategies, and learnings from past MAP projects.
  • Manage full group learning opportunities in collaboration with the Reflection & Learning partner.
  • Travel to client cities to coordinate and support colleagues, and directly deliver content and services as needed
  • Create contracts using templates, as required.
  • Facilitate meetings, design agendas and share documentation.
  • Coordinate and manage final published documents written in collaboration with the reflection partner and cohort teams documenting the outcomes, learnings, and impact of the Strength Through Solidarity Initiative.

Getting to the Roots Teacher Training

  • Produce and create a strategy to share the Climate Justice Initiative Unit Guide as a professional development training aimed at Philadelphia based middle school teachers in charter schools
  • Coordinate, contract with, and manage unit writer, graphic designer and CJI Lead Mural Artist to design training materials (presentations, teaching guide, etc.)
  • Coordinate and set up the workshops, communications strategy, and represent MAP

Leadership & MAI Team

  • Supervise and collaborate with the Initiative Manager
  • Manage the initiative budget, including projections, tracking, and share grant reporting requirements.
  • Lead in responding to grant reporting requests, contributing writing and content to share with funders.
  • Participate in routine internal team meetings to assess progress, share learnings, trouble-shoot challenges, and discuss big picture directions for the Institute.
  • Contribute to Institute Communications Tools & Strategy as necessary (website, social media, publications, press)
  • Collaborate with other Learning & Practice and Mural Arts staff for certain opportunities or projects

MAI Learning Products, Consulting or Public Opportunities (availability/capacity permitting)

  • Support Internal MAP staff reflection activities and practices and attend department events for research or learning
  • Co-facilitate one or two session and create learnings for the Muralist Training Program (participate in cohort selection, create content, etc.)
  • Create conference session proposals, supporting or collaborating with other MAP staff to attend and/or propose and present at local, national
  • Contribute to new content (tools, presentations, video, writing)

Ideal candidates will have the following position requirements:

  1. 3-5 years of experience in project management, program development, client relations, teaching and/or curriculum development.
  2. Advanced interpersonal and communication skills, who is also proficient at problem solving, teambuilding, compassion, and collaboration.
  3. Highly organized self-starter who is able to work independently and achieve success in a fast-paced environment
  4. Strong communication skills in both written and verbal contexts whether in grant reports or public presentations, coaching slide decks, or event descriptions.
  5. Strong commitment 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.
  6. Ability to travel; Travel is required periodically for the purposes of delivering services individually or part of a team to clients, or attending conferences, mostly nationally. Trips are frequently organized in 2 to 4 day periods. Travel may cross weekends and, on occasion, to accommodate meeting schedules.

Compensation & Specifications

  • Full-time, exempt salaried position
  • Salary range: $60,000 – $65,000
  • This position is grant funded through September 2025
  • Based in Philadelphia, PA, hybrid 2 days a week in the office
  • July 8th, 2024 start date
  • Mural Arts is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive health and dental benefits package.

Application

  • Please provide cover letter, resume, and three references, in one pdf document, to institute@muralarts.org.
  • Include “MAI Program Manager Position” in the subject line.
  • No telephone calls or recruiters please.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis.

 

Lead Teaching Artist/Muralist 

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is seeking a Lead Teaching Artist and Muralist for its Art Education department, which serves over 2,000 opportunity youth annually through in and out-of-school programming at 25+ sites across the city.

The ideal candidate will have a background in youth education, strong facilitation and partnership-building skills. They will also be a big picture thinker with an innovative, community-minded artistic practice and demonstrated commitment to the linkage of art and project-based learning for young people, ages 7-12. The position requires attendance at instructor labs, reliable transportation and professional development. Mural-making experience is preferred but not required.

Our newest initiative is a deep partnership with Parks and Recreation and provides artistic enhancement to a summer camp program at a selected recreation center that culminates in a mural. The Lead Teaching Artist and an Assistant Teaching Artist will work for a 7 week session two days a week with young people attending the selected recreation center’s summer camp program. This 7 week art-based curriculum will inspire and guide students in creating a mural at the recreation center. In addition, teaching artists assist in maintaining classroom documentation and records.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Art Education staff to develop a project-based curriculum
  • Prepare course material for presentation to groups of varying levels, backgrounds and interests and determine types and amounts of supplies for various types of projects
  • Support administrative correspondence with rec center leaders and onsite event staff
  • Facilitate the mural making process with a group of young people that includes and supports their artistic vision
  • Instruct and supervise youth in summer camp art activities.
  • Employee will also be responsible for record – keeping
  • Perform related work as required.

Education & Experience:

  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in instructing groups of youth or adults
  • Ability to organize, instruct and motivate individuals and groups, and maintain order among recreation and social groups
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with participants, associates and the general public.

Skills & Requirements:

  • 3-5 years teaching experience;
  • Knowledge of art history and art-making techniques;
  • Ability to manage a classroom of up to 25 students;
  • Significant experience working with under-served youth and/or middle and/or elementary school students;
  • Ability to engage youth with multiple learning styles and varying artistic abilities;
  • Ability to create lesson plans, organize projects, and facilitate workshops.
  • Excellent classroom management skills;
  • Ability to manage paperwork and ongoing communications between program sites and Mural Arts staff;
  • Willingness to learn the rules and norms of each recreation center as well as the broader philosophy of the parks and recreation department
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and in partnership with, program managers, parks leaders, event planners;
  • Access to reliable transportation;
  • Willing to attain PA Child Abuse Report, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Check upon interview:
  • Valid PA Child Abuse Report, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Clearances desirable.
  • Anticipated Commitment & Work Schedule:

This employment opportunity is for a seven (7) week session. Summer hours are generally between the hours of 9:00am and 11:30am Tuesdays and Thursdays plus additional prep work.

Hourly Rate:

The hourly rate for this position is $27 for 10 hours of work each week (5 hours in the classroom and 5 hours of prep). There is an additional stipend for mural design and execution. Health benefits are not included.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to arted.resumes@muralarts.org by May 17, 2024. For further information on Mural Arts Philadelphia, please visit www.muralarts.org.

Job Types: Part-time, Seasonal

Pay: $27.00 per hour

Expected hours: No more than 10 per week

Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Morning shift
Work setting:

In-person
People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Experience:

teaching: 3 years (Required)
Ability to Relocate:

Philadelphia, PA 19130: Relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: In person


Program Coordinator 

Mural Arts Education partners with the Career Connected Learning (C2L-PHL) Program to provide summer programming and employment opportunities for youth enrolled in the Art Education program. Youth work in teams at sites across Philadelphia with Teaching Artists on various large or small scale mural projects. Mural Arts seeks a C2L-PHL Program Coordinator to complete the logistical coordination and monitoring required to be a part of the C2L-PHL summer program.

This is a temporary, part-time position. Interested candidates must be available to work Monday-Friday, 20 hours/week, from mid-May to late-August – mostly afternoons and evenings from mid-May to June, between the hours of 9 AM- 5 PM July through mid-August. Some evenings may be necessary. Must be able to work for the full term of employment, from mid-May to late-August. A driver’s license with reliable vehicle or eligibility to join the Mural Arts Program ZipCar account and criminal and child abuse background checks are required for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Contacting interested students and/or their parents to schedule appointments to complete the paperwork enrollment process
  • Attend trainings, workshops and orientations as scheduled.
  • Assist with special programs as directed.
  • Maintaining electronic and paper student enrollment and payroll files for Mural Arts and C2L-PHL
  • Serve as liaison for C2L-PHL and Mural Arts for all site visits by C2L-PHL program monitors
  • Ensure that sites are running in compliance with C2L-PHL standards
  • Work with site supervisors to gauge the work performance of assigned youth.
  • Coordinate visits with Teaching Artists to sites 2-3 days per week, to observe and ensure that youth are performing their job duties in a satisfactory manner, deliver transportation passes and announcements to all program participants.
  • Collect time entry or payment entry to ensure correct and accurate youth payment.
  • Enter program participant data into spreadsheets or database.
  • Provide regular reports and meet with Mural Arts staff weekly
  • Maintain contact with C2L-PHL to stay abreast of any updates in the enrollment process and general programming

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Ability to respond well to changing demands in a fast paced work environment
  • Experience working with middle school and high school aged youth preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a variety of student and peer staff members
  • Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision once objectives and tasks have been determined
  • Comfort and ease with technology; knowledge of Google Suite and Excel required.
  • 1-year relevant work experience preferred
  • Completion of forms for PA State Police Criminal background, PA Department of Public Welfare Childline and FBI clearance
  • Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions of a position in this class.

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.

Hourly Rate:

The hourly rate for this position is $17-25/hr (experience-based).

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to arted.resumes@muralarts.org by May 10, 2024 with “C2L-PHL Program Coordinator” in the subject line.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Expected hours: 20 per week

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to Commute:

  • Philadelphia, PA 19130 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Philadelphia, PA 19130: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person


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