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WorkReady Program Coordinator

Mural Arts Philadelphia

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 the 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 Education partners with the Philadelphia Youth Network’s (PYN) WorkReady Program to provide summer programming and employment opportunities for youth enrolled in the Art Education program. Youth work in teams at sites across Philadelphia with Teaching Artists on various large or small scale mural projects. Mural Arts seeks a WorkReady Program Monitor to complete the logistical coordination required to be a part of the PYN summer program.

Specific Responsibilities

Contacting interested students and/or their parents to schedule appointments to complete the paperwork enrollment process

Maintaining electronic and paper student enrollment and payroll files for Mural Arts and PYN 

Serve as liaison for PYN and Mural Arts for all site visits by PYN program monitors 

Ensure that sites are running in compliance with PYN standards 

Coordinate with Teaching Artist staff for visits

Visit all sites weekly to distribute payments, incentives, transportation passes, and announcements to all program participants

Provide regular reports and meet with Mural Arts staff weekly

Maintain contact with PYN to stay abreast of any updates in the enrollment process and general programming

This temporary, part-time position will run up to 20 hours/week, from late-March to mid-August - mostly afternoons and evenings from mid-April to June, and mostly Monday, Thursday, and Fridays in the mornings and afternoons July through mid-August. A driver’s license with reliable vehicle or eligibility to join the Mural Arts Program ZipCar account and criminal and child abuse background checks are required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously

Ability to respond well to changing demands in a fast paced work environment

Experience working with middle school and high school aged youth preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a variety of student and peer staff members

Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision once objectives and tasks have been determined

Comfort and ease with technology; knowledge of Excel and/or Google Sheets required

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.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to by February 10, 2020 with “WorkReady Program Coordinator” in the subject line.  No phone calls please.