Fleisher Art Memorial is the nation’s oldest tuition-free community art school. Today, Fleisher offers over 70 classes and workshops for adults per term, operates a year-round exhibits program including the prestigious Wind Challenge Exhibition Series, and provides art instruction to young people in Philadelphia’s public schools through its Community Partnership in the Arts programs well as through its renowned Saturday Young Artists' program. For more information, visit www.fleisher.org.

The Sanctuary Series was developed in support of Fleisher's mission to make art accessible to everyone. The series provides low-commitment learning experiences for our creative community to explore its interest in the arts. Supporting and supplementing Fleisher's regular class and workshop offerings, Sanctuary Series events range from artist talks, film screenings, musical and dance performances, as well as hands-on workshops. The Sanctuary Series is free and open to the public.

Position Description
The Sanctuary Series Intern assists the Adult Program manager with administration, promotion and planning of the Sanctuary Series program. The intern will maintain the Sanctuary Series schedules, reach out to guest artists, set up the Sanctuary space every Wednesday evening in preparation for the event, welcome guests, document the event with still photographs and video, and assist with closing procedures.

  • Help to promote each week’s series through distribution of materials
  • Reaching out to guest artist for Sanctuary Set up and material needs
  • Setting up for Wednesday evening Sanctuary Series Events, including AV, refreshments, promotional materials, and workshop materials if needed.
  • Welcoming guests and distributing/collecting evaluations
  • Documenting events with still photographs and video
  • Assisting with closing procedures, clearing the space, putting away AV equipment

Skills for the position:
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Event photography  
Free annual Fleisher membership with included benefits; tuition credit for one Fleisher class per semester (does not include model or studio fees); if applicable, Fleisher Art Memorial will work with college students to secure academic credit

Hours Per Week: 10
Tuesdays 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 4:00 – 9:00 pm

Site Supervisor
Vita Litvak
Phone: 215-922-3456
E-mail: vlitvak@fleisher.org
Work address: 719 Catharine St. Philadelphia, PA 19144

To Apply: 
Interested candidates should include a brief cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.  

Fleisher is always looking for emerging artists to assist with our classes, tuition-free classes, and workshops for children and adults. To be considered, applicants must include the following items:

An artist statement
Current résumé
Images of current work (maximum of 12)
Images of work created by students (maximum of 12), OPTIONAL
Two professional references
Any supporting documentation that demonstrate any experience assisting in a classroom, OPTIONAL

Please note, an up-to-date PA State Police Criminal Record Check and PA Child Abuse History is required to teach for the Children and Youth program. You do not need these documents at the time of applying, only if extended a formal invitation to work at Fleisher.

Who we are and why this is important:

The Fleisher Art Memorial is a source for inspiration, creativity, and community. Every year, more than 17,000 people experience the transformative power of art by participating in our studio classes, exhibitions, and community‐based programming. We are a non‐profit organization committed to advancing the vision of our founder, Samuel S. Fleisher, who believed that art is one of society’s greatest assets and equalizers, and from the doorway of his Graphic Sketch Club, “invited the world to come and learn art.”

Through all of our work, we strive to make art accessible to everyone regardless of age, economic means, or artistic experience. We operate one of the nation’s first community‐based arts centers, providing free and low‐cost studio art classes along with opportunities for beginning and seasoned artists to exhibit their work in a professional gallery setting. To further enhance our mission, Fleisher’s arts education programming reaches deeply into schools and community centers and has brought us national recognition and powerful opportunities to advocate for and shape arts education initiatives throughout the region and the country.

Teaching Artist Key qualifications:

· Bachelor of Arts degree, Master of Fine Arts degree a plus

· Experienced teaching artist with a solid artistic skill set, and a minimum of two years teaching experience instructing technique to a broad adult population

· Experience doing community engagement work with diverse populations

· Experience developing a thoughtful, fun, creative, and culturally appropriate lesson plan and a class curriculum spanning from 5 to 10 weeks.

· Can provide clear and thoughtful feedback to students, both in group and one-on-one settings.

· Flexible and can work in a variety of studio environments with large and diverse groups of people.

· Punctual, organized, communicates in a timely fashion with Fleisher staff

· Language skills in Khmer, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese a plus

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

· Design and implement a well-planned lesson

· Communicate with Adult Programs Manager about basic supply needs, curriculum development, model requests, and lesson plans

· Arrive 30 minutes before class to set up

· Manage classroom time to appropriately clean the studio space with students before end of class

· Respectful of student members, models, and Fleisher staff

· Inform Fleisher of any changes to your schedule which preclude you from instructing your committed class no later than 2 weeks prior to your scheduled class

· Inform Programs Coordinator of any unexpected change of plans such as illness or other absences as soon as possible

Fleisher is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply please submit:

An artist statement
Current résumé
Images of current work (maximum of 12)
Images of work created by students (maximum of 12)
Three professional references
Course descriptions and curriculum outlines for courses taught
Other supporting documentation, including evaluation and assessments of previous teaching experiences

Please note, an up-to-date PA State Police Criminal Record Check and PA Child Abuse History is required to teach for the Children and Youth program. You do not need these documents at the time of applying, only if extended a formal invitation to work at Fleisher.

Fleisher has a need for figure models of all types to pose for life drawing and painting classes and accepts applications on a rolling basis. The environment is professional and welcoming, and the students have a range of experience. Models are especially needed for weekday afternoons. Experience is a plus, but the main requirements are punctuality, professionalism, and the ability to hold a pose. Applications must include a headshot and clothed full-body photograph. Models interested in working within our children and youth program must have up-to-date state criminal and child abuse clearances.
Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting project proposals from teaching artists for paid residencies. Teen Lounge provides young people with opportunities to work with experienced Teaching Artists from around the region. Participating teens evaluate proposals submitted by Teaching Artists through the RFP (Request for Proposals) process.

The deadline is February 18, 2018, for projects in April - June 2018. We will be selecting roughly six visiting artists, who are compensated up to $600 for 4 sessions with a supply budget of $150. Artists will be asked to attend a proposal review fair tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 26 to meet Teen Lounge students, who will then vote to select the artists they want to work with in the Spring term. The workshops should offer young people, between the ages 13 and 18, exciting opportunity to be introduced to a medium or explore a theme of relevance to this age group. The workshop must be completed in 6-8 hours (3-4 sessions) maximum. Experimental workshop proposals are welcome and highly encouraged. The sessions will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Note: Up to 15 students attend our Teen Lounge daily, from a variety of levels in art making experiences. Please keep this in mind when designing your workshop.