Part-time Coordinator – Mural Arts Institute

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program of its kind, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For over 35 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative and equitable process, creating nearly 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts aims to empower people, stimulate dialogue, and build bridges of understanding with projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around the world, and programs that focus on youth education, restorative justice, mental health and wellness, public art and the environment. Popular mural tours offer a firsthand glimpse into the inspiring stories behind Mural Arts’ iconic and unparalleled collection, which has earned Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the “City of Murals.”

Launched in 2017, Mural Arts Philadelphia’s new program, the Mural Arts Institute (MAI), is dedicated to knowledge-sharing, field-building, and expanding innovation within socially engaged art. With 30+ years of experience in this field, we believe we can be of value to those who see potential for this practice here and in other cities. For us, the Institute is both an opportunity to share and an opportunity to learn. With this new program, Mural Arts serves as a connector and convener through multi-city capacity building initiatives and symposia and more.

Job Responsibilities:

The MAI Coordinator reports to the MAI Director in 1) coordinating consultancy requests, consultancy project teams and their travel, in 2) preparing certain documents, tool packages, presentations, timelines, and workplans, and 3) delivering overall department administration and support. This work includes:

  • Fielding requests, logging data, and tracking relationships
  • Coordinating teams of staff and contractors in scheduling meetings and reminders
  • Creating and updating timelines, workplans, briefs
  • Reserving spaces, travel, lodging, and meals
  • Creating itineraries and info packages
  • Updating or editing tools, documents, and contracts from templates
  • Tracking expenses
  • Recording and preparing meeting minutes
  • Providing general event support
  • Sharing and collecting evaluations
  • Collaborating in reporting and reflection

Building meaningful and lasting relationships with staff and prospective and current clients is a key responsibility The MAI Coordinator is an important member of MAI’s team, working with many of the full Mural Arts staff on organizational-wide activities.

Qualifications:  

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in administrative or coordination work. A background in the visual arts or other creative processes is important and knowledge of socially engaged art, arts education, and/or public art is a plus. Candidates must be highly organized and detail oriented with strong budget management and writing skills. They must be able to juggle many tasks with grace and maintain focus in a very fast-paced environment. Experience using these tools will be key: Microsoft Office (spreadsheets, documents, and presentations), Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, and project management software.

Mural Arts seeks candidates who value and demonstrate the following core competencies: committed problem solving, deep thinking & fearless creation, inquisitive learning, thoughtful communication, mindful collaboration, personal accountability, and a commitment to actively prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

The Position:

This is a 3 year, grant-funded, part-time salaried position of 32 hours per week. Mural Arts is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive health and dental benefits package. Annual salary for this 32 hours per week position is $32,000.

To Apply

Please provide cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and references to the institute@muralarts.org by Friday, August 9th. Please include "MAI Coordinator Position" in the subject line.