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.

Duties:
  • 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  
Compensation: 
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:
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.  

Ends on August 31, 2017

Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial

At Fleisher, we're committed to making art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. It was Samuel Fleisher's founding vision and remains our mission more than 118 years later.

If you believe in Fleisher's mission and are looking for practical experience to develop your professional career, join Fleisher as the Fall/Winter Special Event Intern. This role will provide hands-on experiences, offering the chance to work with our Audience Engagement Department in all stages of planning two of Fleisher's annual events, Handmade for the Holidays and Print Love-In, from targeting potential vendors, musicians, and performers to volunteer acquisition and event logistics.

The special event intern will also gain insight into non-profit community art organizations; as well as become familiar with fundraising, marketing and event set-up.

Qualifications:
Successful candidates will:
   » Have experience in event, gallery and/or program planning
   » Be familiar with Philadelphia's community arts organizations, artists and      
      communities

   » Have design and artistic skills
   » Availability until mid February
   » Work well independently


Compensation: 

Although this internship is unpaid, interns are eligible to receive free tuition for one Fleisher workshop and we can work with students to assist in receiving college credit.

Hours Per Week: 
The internship will take place in an office setting with occasional errands. Time commitment is 5 hours per week, flexible start time in September ending mid February.  Schedule will be flexible based on the ideal candidate's availability but must be in attendance the day of the event. 

To Apply: 
Please apply by August 31, 2017. Interested candidates should include a brief cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.  

Ends on August 15, 2017

Title: Exhibitions Assistant 
Position Classification: Special Project, up to 24 hours a week 
Wage Classification: Non-Exempt 
Reports to: Exhibitions Manager/Programs Director 
Pay: $15/hour

The 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.  

Art education and community engagement are at the core of Fleisher‘s long-term goals. The Exhibitions Assistant works under the supervision of the Exhibitions Manager and the Director of Programs and with the programs team to craft, execute, and manage Fleisher’s robust exhibitions calendar, with specific focus on its new BYOP initiative. The project is an extension of Fleisher’s audience building work in the area’s increasingly diverse neighborhoods. BYOP is envisioned as a way to put Fleisher’s spaces, resources, and expertise in the hands of community members as a means to honor, preserve, and promote cultural life in immigrant-rich neighborhoods. An integral member of this project, it is highly desirable for the Exhibition Assistant to be bi-lingual and bi-culturally competent. 

The Exhibition Assistant will serve as advocate for the community and the involved artists while simultaneously promoting the welfare of Fleisher. With guidance from the Exhibitions Manager, you will work closely with all the other Fleisher departments. 

The Fleisher team consists of a group of people committed to excellence.  We all cherish our place as a vanguard arts education institution in Philadelphia that also serves as a model across the country. You will have the support of your colleagues who are artists, educators, and administrators. Each is committed to Fleisher's mission and participates honestly and openly to continually improve our programming, operations and image. Fleisher is a learning institution encouraging its staff members to develop professionally.  Fleisher employees receive free admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA); and access to the PMA library and PMA staff-only educational and professional development opportunities. 

Duties

  • Generate and distribute calendar-related documents for exhibitions programming: collect and send minutes, schedule meetings, coordinate the usage of space for each group and assist on event planning logistics. 

  • Handle ongoing project-related administrative duties for BYOP’s workshops, resident artist needs and vendor payments as well as material invoicing.  

  • Keep track and record of room setups and A/V requests, and. Communicate room setup changes to facilities staff, and coordinate between facilities staff, partners and resident artists of exhibitions programming as needed. 

  • With the Exhibitions Manager, organize and conduct exhibitions related evaluations. 

  • Maintain accurate and current filing systems related to the project.  

  • Field general inquiries about BYOP and redirect specific questions, and coordinate communication with the Exhibitions Manager and partners as needed. Explain the BYOProject to visitors, students, and evaluators. 

  • Collect and organize images, recordings, text and other exhibition-related material and provide to Communications Director and Grants Manager in timely manner.  

  • Assist with exhibitions installation and gallery spaces preparation.  

  • Assist the Exhibitions Manager with exhibition jurying processes.  

  • Assist the Exhibitions Manager to install labels, lettering, and interpretive signage to be used within exhibition spaces.  

  • Manage registration paperwork, and handling required to properly display, loan, sell, and/or transport artwork.  

  • Carry out other such duties as may be assigned or requested

Specifications/Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience. 

  • Must have some availability on Saturdays and evenings. 

  • Minimum two years of experience with proven track record in administrative support and/or program coordination in a non-profit organization and volunteer management.  

  • Bilingual and able to read, write and speak (Spanish or Vietnamese.) 

  • Community engagement experience a plus. 

Baseline Knowledge and Skills
  • Superb writing and verbal skills. 

  • Strong administrative skills. 

  • Must be literate in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. 

  • Basic knowledge of digital camera and Photoshop or Illustrator. 

  • Must be culturally competent, flexible, and committed to working as part of a team.  

  • Audio/Visual recording/editing experience a plus. 

  • Translation experience a plus.

Abilities
  • Confident and capable in managing time and activities deliberately and efficiently; ability to work independently in a professional, self-directed manner under pressure. 

  • Ability to communicate thoughtfully and clearly with audiences of diverse ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. 

  • Understanding of program development and community engagement 

  • Strong sense of accountability with a “can-do” attitude. 

  • Minor lifting and bending (lifting/moving of no more than 50 pounds.)  

  • Feel comfortable working on ladders or high structures. 

  • Ability to sit up to seven hours. 

  • Valid PA driver’s license. 

To apply
If this description seems like a good match for your personality, skills, and career goals please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references. No phone calls please.  Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.   

Ends on August 15, 2017

About Fleisher 

The Fleisher Art Memorial is the nation’s oldest tuition-free community art school. Its mission is to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. 

Today, Fleisher’s seven-building campus 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  

Job Description
In support of its programs and mission, Fleisher is committed to providing excellent facilities to its staff, students and visitors.  The Maintenance Staff is a team of four who provide essential support to all of Fleisher’s programming, and are responsible for the building planning, management, maintenance, and safety of all Fleisher locations.   

 As a member of the Maintenance Staff, the Custodian is responsible for set-up for activities in preparation for classes and events, maintaining the overall cleanliness of the facility to ensure a welcoming environment for all of Fleisher’s guests. The Custodian reports to the Facilities Manager, but must be able to work with all program managers. You will be able to operate with minimal supervision and anticipate needs as situations arise. 

During active terms, Fleisher’s operations extend seven days/week, up to 16 hours/day. This position is 35 hrs/week; discussion with the Facilities Manager during the interview will determine schedule. 

Skills and Qualifications  
You are a self-motivated professional – personable, reliable and hard working. You are a smart, thoughtful, and clear thinker, who values open communication, is able to give and receive constructive feedback, and is supportive of a team-oriented environment. You are able to multi-task and organize your time to work on simultaneous projects. You are comfortable working with a wide variety of audiences that includes Fleisher colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors. 

You have a high school diploma or its equivalent, as well as prior experience in a custodial position. You will have some knowledge of basic custodial practices including the use of a variety of power tools, hand tools, and grounds-keeping equipment. You are able to carry at least 50 lbs. You may have additional experience with an arts or nonprofit organization; however it is not necessary. 

Salary and benefits
Fleisher employment is under the administration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). The custodian position is $24,000/year with a competitive compensation package, including options to enroll in health, dental, disability, life insurance, and pension plans; free general admission to twelve regional museums; and PMA library and PMA staff-only educational and professional development opportunities.  

How to Apply
If this description seems like a good match for your personality, skills, and career goals please send us a cover letter, resume, and two references (all in one document) by email only to gzeitlin@fleisher.org. Subject line: Custodian. No phone calls please. There is a mandatory background check to qualify for this position. 

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. 

Applications for this position will be accepted until August 15, 2017.

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 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.

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 July 31st, 2017 for projects in October - December 2017. 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 early to Mid September, to meet Teen Lounge students, who will then vote to select the artists they want to work with in the Spring & Summer terms. 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.