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 Program Intern works under the supervision of the Registrar and with the programs team to maintain accurate student records and assist with our daily operations.  

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. The Program intern will learn to work with databases and logic models, create search criteria to hone in on problem areas and work with different areas of the programs department to see how a programs department is run at a small community arts center.

Duties:
Work with Fleisher’s Program Department doing a variety of administrative tasks. Some examples of needed tasks might be:
» Fixing inaccurate records in the database
» Proof reading
» Data entry
» Entering attendance
» Helping direct students to class during the first week of classes 

Specifications/Qualifications:
Successful candidates will:
» Attention to detail
» Critical thinking
» Problem solving
» Knowledge of MS Office Suite  

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. Time commitment is 6-10 hours per week, ongoing.

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

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.  

Thank you for your interest in Fleisher's 11th Annual Summer Block Party: Artspiration, a free outdoor party taking place in front of Fleisher’s historic campus on the 700 block of Catharine Street. Family-friendly activities will include art-making led by our Fleisher staff and volunteers; dance and musical performances on our main stage; and a variety of fun activities hosted by our community partners.

Event Info:
Fleisher Art Memorial

719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10am - 3pm (public hours)
9am - Vendor set-up with option for early drop of. 

Vendor Info:
  • Vendors will be curated by Fleisher Staff based on limited spaces.
  • Deadline to submit is May 10th, 2017
  • Vendors will be notified of their acceptance by May 12th, 2016
  • 1 6ft table and 1 chair will be provided by Fleisher. You are welcomed to bring your own. 
  • We encourage vendors to bring tents since it can be sunny in June. 
  • If accepted, the vendor table fee is $25. Payable with check, credit card or cash. Payments must be received by May 17 to hold your space.  
  •  Adhering to our mission to make art accessible, affordability of merchandise will be considered in the vendor selection process

To apply, please fill out the following form completely.








Fleisher and Reading Terminal Market, one of America’s oldest public markets, are excited to partner for the second annual design competition of the market’s reusable tote bags. The winning design, created by a Fleisher student, teaching artist, or member, will be featured on 10,000 bags, which are sold by the market’s many vendors. Artwork should reflect the spirit of the market and its legacy as it celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. A full history of the market is available online.

The competition is open to current Fleisher members as well as teaching artists and students who have taught or taken, respectively, at least one class at Fleisher from April 3, 2016, to the opening of the competition, April 3, 2017. The winner, selected by a small jury comprising three representatives from Reading Terminal Market and three from Fleisher, will receive a cash prize of $1,000. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the bags will benefit Fleisher's children and youth programming.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
Artwork must be digital, vector-based graphics submitted in .eps or .ai file formats. Comps of the bag design may be submitted as JPEGs or PDFs, but final artwork must be available in .eps or .ai to be considered.

Please keep in mind that artwork will be printed on tote bags that have a semi-porous surface, so delicate details and fine lines drawings may be compromised. The background color of the bags will be green and yellow, reflecting the market's branding colors. The main panels, which you artwork will be featured on, will be dark green, and the side panels will be yellow. The bags are made of polypropylene. A maximum of two colors can be used in the design.

The artwork will be featured on the outer panels on the bag and must measure 15.25” tall by 13.25” wide. Artwork must include the market’s diamond shaped logo (artistic interpretations and alterations of the logo are not allowed and a vector image of the logo is available for download by clicking here) and URL (www.readingterminalmarket.org) and reflect the spirit of the market, which serves as a public trust providing a venue for independent local businesses to showcase the Philadelphia region’s culinary bounty and cultural diversity. 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Artwork, along with relevant contact information, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m.  May 15, 2017. Up to five submissions per entrant are allowed.

COMPETITION TIMELINE
April 3, 2017 – Competition opens at 9:00 a.m.
May 15, 2017– Competition closes. All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m.
May 31, 2017 – Winner chosen and notified.

For questions about the competition, please contact Dominic Mercier, Communications Director at Fleisher Art Memorial, at dmercier@fleisher.org. 

Fleisher is always looking for experienced artists to lead 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)
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 May 21st, 2017 for projects in September - December 2017. We will be selecting six to eight 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 scheduled for Tuesday June 6th 2017 from 4-5:30pm, 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.