Back and Song Site Staff

Philadelphia Contemporary

DURATION: October 4, 2019 (opening celebration)—October 27, 2019

Saturdays 11-6 PM and Sundays 12-7 PM


Philadelphia Contemporary seeks event staff for the upcoming program Back and Song, a meditative four-channel film and art installation by filmmakers Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young presented in the Chapel at Girard College. The kaleidoscopic installation, co-produced by Philadelphia Contemporary and Thomas Jefferson University, reflects on the manner in which health and wellness are part and parcel of the American black experience from cradle to grave. Back and Song considers the labor and care provided by generations of black healers--doctors, nurses, midwives, morticians, therapists, and health aides--and their histories of contribution to, and resistance of, the flawed and discriminatory structures of Western medicine.

Back and Song event staff will help to register, guide, inform and monitor visitors as they navigate the Girard College campus and view the art installation within the Chapel.


REPORTS TO:      Director of Programs & Program Coordinator



  • An interest in engaging with people
  • Registering and checking in guests via Eventbrite
  • Wayfinding support throughout the Girard College campus (this requires being stationed outdoors)
  • Ability to provide project-specific knowledge about the installation, the artists and Girard College to inquisitive visitors as well as information about Philadelphia Contemporary
  • Turning the installation on and off at the beginning and end of each day in addition to other set-up/break-down requirements


As the installation requires working on a campus with underage children, applicants may be required to undergo background checks, with costs to be covered by Philadelphia Contemporary. 

Education Level: 
High School Diploma
To Apply

Please email a letter of interest, resume/cv, and two personal references as a single PDF with subject line “Your Name: Philadelphia Contemporary Back and Song Site Staff" to:

Positions open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.