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.


 

Restorative Justice Program Director 

Mural Arts is seeking a Director to lead the work of its nationally recognized Restorative Justice Program. Restorative justice is an alternative to traditional means of rehabilitation and punishment. It brings together offenders, victims, and community members, focusing on conversation and understanding as the first steps on the path to healing.

Consistent with the multiple levels of impact Mural Arts strives to achieve across its practice, our Restorative Justice Program aims to:

  •  Improve opportunities and quality of life for those in and returning from prison in order to reduce recidivism and increase chances of successful re-entry
  • Stimulate healing in communities negatively impacted by crime and incarceration, including those who are victimized by crime and the families that suffer from the disruptive effects of mass incarceration
  • Engage and inform diverse audiences about specific issues and challenges relating to the justice system in order to create a more supportive environment for those re-entering society and increase advocacy for effective policies
  • Influence the systems that devise and implement our criminal justice system to reduce inequity and bias and pursue strategies that best serve the needs of individuals and communities

The Restorative Justice Program accomplishes these goals through an interconnected series of activities, including: high profile public art projects examining topics of critical relevance to the justice system; art workshops at state and local prisons; a four to six month re-entry program in which participants learn skills, apprentice on public art projects, and receive job training and placement support; and peer mentorship and continuing support for re-entry graduates. The program also facilitates public events, symposia, and exhibitions designed to foster dialogue about key issues and offer a platform to underrepresented voices within the system. All of these efforts are led in deep collaboration with the City of Philadelphia and a vast network of partners.

Key duties

  • Develop and advance the vision and goals of the program in collaboration with the team and Mural Arts’ leadership
  • Supervise, mentor, and support the team assigned to the work
  • Oversee the work of consultants, artists, instructors assigned to the program
  • Develop and maintain the partnerships necessary to advance the work in collaboration with key staff
  • Develop and manage the program’s budget
  • Oversee the collection of necessary data and prepare reports as required
  • Coordinate project management of public art projects aligned with core curriculum
  • Collaborate with core support divisions (Communications, Development and Finance) to assist the efforts to fundraise, market, and track the work of the Program
  • Support the cultivation of donors interested in the work of Restorative Justice
  • Serve on the senior team of the organization and participate in strategic discussion about Mural Arts’ work and future
  • Serve as ambassador for Mural Arts and the Restorative Justice Program in wide range of settings locally, nationally and internationally

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to the principles of Restorative Justice
  • Familiarity and connections with the criminal justice system is a plus
  • Belief in the power of participatory public art to ignite change
  • Alignment with core organizational values (curiosity, collaboration, innovation, diversity, equity, accountability)
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, especially those impacted by trauma
  • Ability to motivate and lead people and programs with vision, creativity, and strategy
  • Capacity to work collaboratively to ensure a robust cross sector approach to the work
  • Capacity to develop, nurture, and advance people and partnerships
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets

Additional qualifications:

  •  Masters or equivalent experience in social service, criminal justice or related field
  • Must have 10 years of experience managing people, programs, and projects
  • Valid driver’s license

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

To Apply: Please provide cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and references to the Chief Operating Officer, Magda Martinez at paul.dobry@muralarts.org by Friday, June 7, 2019. Please include “Restorative Justice Program Director” in the subject line.


 

Special Events & Corporate Relations Manager 

Mural Arts Philadelphia is seeking a part-time Special Events & Corporate Relations Manager to manage and steward a portfolio of corporate partners, in collaboration with the Director of Development and Executive Director, to establish new philanthropic partnerships, ensure ongoing high-impact corporate relationships and obtain sponsorships for events and major projects from the local business community. The successful candidate will be a solutions-focused professional with a knack for bringing order to complex projects. The Special Events & Corporate Relations Manager also leads the planning, development, production and evaluation of major fundraising events for the organization and ensures that goals are met within required timeframes and established budgets.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement an annual outreach strategy for corporate partners.
  • Manage sponsorship benefits fulfillment and steward corporate contacts to ensure exemplary communication and opportunity matching.
  • Research and pursue new corporate partnership leads; create presentation materials and proposals.
  • Plan and manage Wall Ball, Mural Arts’ annual gala with 600+ guests and $500K+ in revenue.
  • Design and manage benefit packages for Wall Ball sponsors; create sponsorship packet.
  • Manage and execute a portfolio of smaller donor events per year.
  • Manage timelines and achieve fundraising goals for each event, within budget.
  • Partner with Director of Development in overseeing Wall Ball planning committee.
  • Maintain accurate records of corporate sponsorship activity in The Raiser’s Edge database.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • Strong attention to detail, organization skills, and ability to manage several projects at one time.
  • An established record of gala and event planning or complex project management.
  • Ability to work well within a diverse team in a fast-paced environment.
  • An optimistic attitude and sense of humor.
  • Familiarity with the Greater Philadelphia corporate community.
  • Ability to anticipate project needs and discern work priorities.
  • Creativity and passion for linking the private sector to Mural Arts’ mission.

Qualifications Include:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in large-scale event planning with a track record of executing successful events, reaching goals and staying within budget, or comparable history of project management.
  • Nonprofit experience is favorable but not mandatory.
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends as needed to fulfill primary duties.

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.

This part-time position is 32 hours per week. Mural Arts is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive health and dental benefits package.

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements addressed to Deana Frank, at development@muralarts.org. Please include the following in your cover letter: an example of your problem-solving capabilities related to planning an event or comparable endeavor, and your preferred methods for organizing information. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.


 

Manager of Donor Stewardship 

Mural Arts seeks a Manager of Donor Stewardship. The successful candidate will possess a customer-service orientation and passion for connecting people with causes they care about. The Manager of Donor Stewardship builds relationships, ensures donor satisfaction, and supports strategic plan recommendations for growth in individual giving. This role also spends time developing and administering fundraising campaigns for projects, programs, and other organizational priorities, with a focus on new and entry-level donors. This position is full-time and reports to Mural Arts’ Director of Development.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Use innovative techniques to build an inclusive and diverse donor base, and conduct outreach to establish new community connections
  • Assist in portfolio management and in designing customized stewardship plans for mid-level and major donors
  • Design and implement a standardized donor journey across multiple giving levels
  • Utilize high-touch and creative techniques to personalize donor stewardship
  • Create letters, packets, proposals, reports, and other written materials for individual donors
  • Help lead strategy, implementation and tracking of appeals and targeted campaigns
  • Assist with the design and delivery of donor engagement activities and events
  • Manage Board, Advisory, or project committees, as assigned
  • Accompany senior staff to networking and speaking events, as needed
  • Ensure accurate and robust data collection in The Raiser’s Edge and provide donor data entry support to senior staff
  • Some evening and weekend hours will be required

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to work well within a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
  • An optimistic attitude and sense of humor
  • Ability to work collaboratively to meet departmental goals
  • Comfort and ease with technology; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Adobe Illustrator preferred
  • 3+ years experience in positions with comparable levels of responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required

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

Interested applicants must submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to Deana Frank, Director of Development at development@muralarts.org. Applications will be accepted until a hire is made.