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.
Mural Arts Education students are behind some of the city's most beloved public art projects including murals, design of two fleets of recycling trucks and the vinyl wrapped Big Belly Solar compactors on South Street. Each year, Mural Arts serves more than 1500 underserved Philadelphia youth ages 10-22 in free out-of-school art education classes at 26 schools, community and recreation centers, and social service agencies.
Beginning in Fall 2015 Mural Arts Art Education in collaboration with the Mural Arts Tours Department looks to implement a tour designed to highlight the many public art projects that Art Education art students have taken part in across the city. We are looking for an organized, energetic candidate to fulfill the following functions.
Tour research and design includes:
- Research of best practices in tour design for targeted demographics
- Design a tour route, including specified Art Education Public Arts Projects as possible, taking into consideration time constraints
- Work with teaching artists to coordinate family friendly art and crafts activities for tour attendees
- Compose a script for Mural Arts tour guides
- Budget development
- Logistics management
- Communication with the full range of stakeholders including community members, internal staff, site partners and teaching artists
- Collaborating on project-specific marketing and public relations efforts
The ideal candidate will have strong interest in audience development/visitor services, community engagement and the community based arts. A background in the visual arts and knowledge of public or contemporary art or muralism a plus. He/she should be able to juggle many tasks and to maintain focus in a fast-paced environment. He/she must also be able to work well with many different kinds of people in diverse settings.
Additional Requirements Include:
Requires a BA or BS in related field, or equivalent experience and knowledge. At least three years of experience in small and large scale project development and management. Previous experience with budgets, purchasing, inventory, staffing and short and long range planning required.
Salary: This is an unpaid internship.
For further information on the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, please visit www.muralarts.org.
Please provide cover letter, resume, and references by August 21st to email@example.com.