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Arts Integration Program Manager

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is seeking a full-time Arts Integration Program Manager for its Art Education department, which serves over 1000 at-risk and adjudicated youth annually through out-of-school programming at 25+ sites across the city. 

In 2012, the Art Education department began a new chapter, establishing multi-year arts integration partnerships with charter and public schools across the city. The Arts Integration Program Manager facilitates the development of each partnership and oversees the in-school and after school programming and professional development at each site. The ideal candidate will have a background in youth education, experience with arts integration, and strong facilitation and partnership-building skills.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Director of Art Education to develop the vision for and future direction of the existing arts integration program model.
  • Facilitating the continuation and development of our arts integration partnerships at 5 or more charter and public school sites.
  • Coordinating and facilitating planning meetings with artists, school staff and faculty on a regular basis. 
  • Organizing arts integration professional development for the faculty at each partnership site.
  • Ensuring program quality at after school and in-school classrooms through regular site visits.
  • Managing the budget and finances for each arts integration site.
  • Collaborating on program-related marketing and public relations efforts with assistance from the Communications/Public Engagement department.
  • Assisting with documentation and evaluation of program, ensuring the program is managed consistently in alignment with grant requirements, and working with the Development department on interim and final reports and funder site visits.


  • Four-year degree in arts administration, art education or equivalent experience and knowledge. Advanced degree preferred. 
  • A knowledge and background in arts integration practices and research.
  • A knowledge and background in public, contemporary art, and/or muralism preferred. 
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working with youth in communities of color and underserved populations in an in-school and/or out-of-school setting, including development of project-based curriculum and lesson plans. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong supervisory and public presentation skills. 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment, problem-solve, manage multiple tasks, and respond quickly to requests. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships in multiple communities and contexts. 
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, data management, web/internet utilization. Graphic software experience a plus.
  • Update-to-date Child Abuse, FBI and Criminal clearances.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, such as evenings or weekends.


Competitive compensation, including health and dental benefits.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter (with salary request and names of 3 references) and a resume to with “Arts Integration Program Manager” as the subject line. Deadline to apply: November 21, 2014. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 

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Bilingual Assistant Teaching Artist


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.


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 50 and 100 temporary and permanent pieces which together tell an incredible story of Philadelphia’s beauty and resilience.

This position provides assistance to the Lead Teaching Artist for afterschool 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 afterschool programming twice a week
  • Assist with the set-up and clean-up for projects and/or activities
  • Assist in preparing and delivering classroom instruction and occasionally leads classroom activities, under the guidance of the Lead Teaching Artist
  • Act as mentor and role model for participating students
  • Track classroom attendance weekly, using ASAP database
  • Submit photographs and class overviews on the Mural Arts blog on a weekly basis
  • Support timely collection of completed student applications
  • Attend mandatory weekly instructor lab meetings on Fridays from 9-12


  • 3-5 years of experience teaching art to youth in middle and/or high school
  • BA in Art, Art Education, or related degree
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Updated Child Abuse clearance, Criminal Background check, and FBI Clearance

Assistant Teaching Artist will receive $15 per hour for 17 hours per week. Position begins September 2nd, 2014.

To Apply:

Interested applicants submit cover letter, resume and 3 sample images to by Wednesday, August 28th, 2014. Please write Assistant Teaching Artist in the subject line. 

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