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Public Programs and Events Manager

The City of 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, 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.

Mural Arts is seeking a Public Programs and Events Manager to be part of its Communications and Brand Marketing team. This highly collaborative team implements the communications strategy designed to engage the public and propel our organization’s mission, and is responsible for promoting and communicating the impact of each facet of the organization within the parameters and discipline of the organization’s brand guidelines. Through excellent support for program and fundraising divisions, the Communications and Brand Marketing department works together and with the rest of the organization on messaging clarity and impact, always positioning Mural Arts as a world leader in public art and civic engagement and social transformation. The Public Programs and Events Manager is responsible for brainstorming, developing, and executing public programs and special events that underscore Mural Arts’ mission and core values to various audiences and stakeholder groups.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement the logistics and flows of public programs and events, either related to specific projects or in conjunction with ongoing Mural Arts programs or initiatives, including but not limited to panel discussions, mural dedications, film screenings, interactive workshops, paint days, parties, and more
  • Lead the creative development and design of public programs and brainstorm how to best market the Mural Arts brand and mission at these events
  • Develop benchmarks and goals for audience attendance and engagement at Mural Arts events, as well as tactics for meetings said goals
  • Serve as the team liaison on large events handled by other departments, such as the annual fundraising gala or the tours season launch
  • Maintain the Mural Arts events calendar and ensure that event information is shared out on various Mural Arts platforms, including the website, blog, e-blasts, social media, flyers, and more
  • Serve as the main point of contact for event volunteers, recruit new volunteers, and manage special event interns
  • Send and track event invitations to the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and other city officials
  • Research and pursue opportunities to advertise Mural Arts events, in collaboration with other team members
  • Manage and build upon inventory of event-specific materials that convey the Mural Arts brand, e.g. banners, tablecloths, and other signage
  • Research emerging tactics and best practices in the event management field

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in the event production or public programming fields, ideally with a focus in arts and culture
  • General knowledge of the arts and culture field, and a creative mind for public program development
  • Advanced leadership skills and ability to serve as the main point of contact at events
  • Ability to engage effectively with members of various audience or stakeholder groups
  • General experience and interest in arts branding and marketing
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening) and collaboration/team skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Prior experience with managing budgets
  • 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
  • Experience working with outside vendors and contractors
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle is ideal
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Wordpress required
  • Experience using Adobe Design Suite and email marketing platforms (e.g. Campaign Monitor) a plus

Salary: Competitive compensation in the low- to mid-40s, depending on experience, plus comprehensive health and dental benefits.

Please provide cover letter with resume and references by Friday, February 12 to communications@muralarts.org. Please include “Public Programs and Events Manager” in your subject line.

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

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Social Media and Marketing Manager

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

Mural Arts is seeking a Social Media and Marketing Manager to be part of its Communications and Brand Marketing team. This team implements the communications strategy designed to engage the public and propel our organization’s mission, and is responsible for promoting and communicating the impact of each facet of the organization within 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 Mural Arts as a world leader in public art and civic engagement and social transformation. The Social Media and Marketing Manager is responsible for content delivery on various platforms, and is expected to develop enhanced and engaging strategies for the packaging, branding, and timing of content to Mural Arts audiences.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Execute Mural Arts’ social media presence on various platforms, and track and report on related data, analytics, and trends
  • Develop benchmarks and goals for social media engagement, both short-term and long-term, as well as tactics for meeting said goals
  • Implement creative and dynamic means of storytelling and content delivery, as well as strategies for pushing out that content to appropriate audiences on various platforms
  • Design and execute e-blasts and develop benchmarks and goals for enhanced performance data, including open and click-through rates
  • Shepherd the production, mailing, and distribution of print collateral, including but not limited to: brochures, flyers, postcards, newsletters, one-pagers, annual reports, etc.
  • Develop presentations for executive director and other senior staff, in collaboration with other communications team members
  • Research beneficial advertising opportunities and strategic media partnerships, alongside the communications director
  • Write for occasional public relations work, including press releases and media advisories, and pitch stories to news outlets and reporters
  • Proofread copy and maintain house style on behalf of the department and Mural Arts staff
  • Research emerging tactics and best practices in the social media and marketing fields
  • Manage social media and/or marketing interns

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in editorial, marketing, social media, and/or public relations fields, ideally with a focus in arts and culture
  • Ability to write strategically and effectively for a variety of social media and marketing platforms and for various audience and stakeholder groups
  • Advanced knowledge of popular social media platforms and new trends in the field
  • General experience and interest in public relations, including press pitching and writing press releases and media advisories
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Prior experience with ad buys and managing budgets
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening) and collaboration/team skills
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the temporary and public art worlds is preferred
  • Experience working with outside vendors and contractors
  • Prior press contacts ideal, from local and national outlets
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle is ideal
  • Proficiency with MS Office and email marketing platforms (e.g. Campaign Monitor) is required
  • Experience using Adobe Design Suite and Wordpress a plus

Salary: Competitive compensation in the low-40s, depending on experience, plus comprehensive health and dental benefits.

Please provide cover letter with resume and references by Monday, February 8 to communications@muralarts.org. Please include “Social Media Manager” in your subject line.

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2016 Summer Internship

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is seeking dedicated individuals for the 2016 Summer Internship Program.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside a professional muralist for a paid internship.This is a great learning experience for any artist and a way to gain solid mural-making. Become part of the team and contribute to Philadelphia’s renaissance.

Internship Timeline: Tuesday July 5, 2016 through Friday August 12, 2016.

Compensation: $10.00 p/h for 25 hours per week for 6 weeks.

Portfolio Due Date: Friday March 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. Resume: One (1) page

2. Images Ten (10)  -  All images must be .jpg files, 72 dpi. No larger than 1000 pixels.

                                   Title Example: Smith-John-muralsaregreat.jpg

3. Image List. Title, Medium, Size, Year Created.           

4. Essay: How would you describe the value of a mural?

5. All entries must be in by Friday March 25, 2016.
   Entries received after this date will not be eligible for the internship.

DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMISSION

Submissions can be emailed to summerinternship@muralarts.org with

“SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATION” in the Subject line.

ACCEPTANCE / REJECTION: Notification will be e-mailed Friday April 29, 2016

For further inquiries, e-mail summerinternship@muralarts.org with “Summer Internship Inquiry” in the subject line.

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