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Special Events & Marketing Manager

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program 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 we engage more than 25,000 people in our work. 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.

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is seeking a Marketing and Special Events Manager to be part of its Communications team. The Communications team is comprised of marketing professionals who implement the communications strategy designed to engage the public and propel our organization’s mission. We engage 25,000 people annually through various programs and activities. The department is responsible for promoting and communicating the impact of each facet of the organization within the framework of the newly adopted strategic plan and the parameters and discipline of the organization’s brand guidelines. Through excellent support for program and fundraising divisions, the Communications and Brand Marketing Department maximizes messaging clarity and impact, always positioning the Mural Arts Program as a world leader in public art and civic engagement and social transformation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop marketing materials to advance the organizational mission and promote programs, projects, activities and events.
  • Coordinate the design of print collateral including but not limited to: flyers, postcards, posters, brochures, signage, advertisements, logos, invitations, newsletters, etc.
  • Build a cohesive and comprehensive communications program for each event or initiative that builds on the brand equity created by prior communications and lays the foundation for even greater effectiveness with every forthcoming message
  • Plan and implement special events
  • Submit event information to media outlets, partner organizations, and other relevant listings
  • Write blog entries, newsletter stories, manage e-blast details, and create collateral content
  • Manage mailings and distribution
  • Coordinate research on how marketing campaigns perform

Qualifications:

  • Strategic thinker with experience in strategy formulation and message development
  • Creative problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills: oral, written and listening for engaging with a broad range of people
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Results oriented
  • Strong sense of design and familiarity with the production side of various media is preferred
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, constituents and external partners
  • Knowledge of new and emerging media
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Must be able to attend evening and weekend events when required

Additional Qualifications:

  • A BA or BS in related field, or equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Minimum of three years of experience in communications, marketing
  • Event planning experience is a plus
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle, since local travel is required
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Adobe Design Suite and email marketing software

Salary: Competitive compensation, 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 requirement, resume, and references by October 4th at marketingmanager@muralarts.org.

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RFQ The Neighborhood Time Exchange: West Philadelphia Artist Residency (Time Exchange)
 
The Neighborhood Time Exchange: West Philadelphia Artist Residency (Time Exchange) is seeking artists for its inaugural round of residencies that will take place between January and October, 2015.
 
Time Exchange -- an initiative that will explore how embedded artistic practice can be a platform for social change -- was conceived by the founders of Broken City Lab, who will be curating the residency in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the People’s Emergency Center. 
Time Exchange offers an unparalleled opportunity for artists to explore the complex and necessary, if uncharted, role that responsible and accountable creative practice can play in a challenged and changing neighborhood. At the core of Time Exchange are a series of artist residencies spanning one to three months housed in a newly-renovated studio space at the intersection of a diverse array of communities in West Philadelphia. 
 
Time Exchange invites artists to engage their personal, autonomous artistic practice within the space of a studio, while also providing a platform for contributing to projects that directly and positively impact the surrounding community. In exchange for free studio space, a monthly stipend, and basic tools and supplies, artists will provide skill and time-based resources for the surrounding communities, working on civic projects suggested by residents and community-based organizations. Artists will also take part in open houses, exhibitions and similar events that will create connections with the community. 
 
The Time Exchange residency is open to local, national and international artists. Any artist, established or emerging, working in any medium is encouraged to apply. Couples, collaboratives, and collectives may apply, but please note that we cannot offer additional funding to groups with multiple members. Artists need not have experience in mural making or social practice to be considered.
 
The project sponsors – Broken City Lab, the Mural Arts Program, and the People’s Emergency Center – will offer curatorial and organizational support, as well as introductions to and opportunities for connection with neighborhood and community leaders.
 
The deadline for applications is October 13, 2014 at 5pm. Interviews will take place in mid to late October, 2014, and the residencies will be announced in early November, 2014.
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Bilingual Assistant Teaching Artist

WE BELIEVE 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 WE ENGAGE MORE THAN 25,000 PEOPLE IN OUR WORK.

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

Requirements

  • 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 arted.resumes@muralarts.org by Wednesday, August 28th, 2014. Please write Assistant Teaching Artist in the subject line. 

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