Date Submitted to Management: May 13th, 2022

Job Title: Manager of Community Partnerships in Youth Education

Reports to: Director of Education

Position Classification Regular, Full-time

Wage Classification: Salaried, Non-Exempt  $38,000 – 42,000

Founded by industrialist Samuel S. Fleisher in 1898 as the nation’s first community-based art center, Fleisher Art Memorial is renowned for its long-standing mission of making art accessible regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. In establishing what was originally known as the Graphic Sketch Club, Fleisher sought to create a place where anyone, especially those that otherwise lacked access to creative enrichment, could be inspired by art.

Located in Southeast Philadelphia, Fleisher remains a thriving community arts center, providing free and low-cost studio art classes along with opportunities for emerging and established artists to exhibit their work. Extensive arts education and community-based programming also reflects the organization’s commitment to strengthening communities by developing, sharing, and promoting creative resources.

Additional details about Fleisher Art Memorial can be found on its website: https://fleisher.org/about-us/

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Director of Education and with your colleagues in the programs department, craft, execute and manage Fleisher’s community-based youth education programming. Core programs include Community Partnerships in the Arts; Operational programs, CPA Faculty Fellow, Our Stories Partnership and the development of further partnership based programs for youth.

Develop and be held accountable for an annual program budget. Recruit, hire, evaluate, and manage Fleisher’s faculty and provide support to them as they design curricula and teach art courses. Attract, encourage and enlist partner organizations to participate in our programs, and ensure their experience with Fleisher is positive and rewarding for shared stakeholders. Collect and use data to inform your work, and evaluate programming quality, content and personnel, making improvements and changes based on prudent rationale and recognized arts education standards. Know Fleisher’s partners and collaborators well and support their pursuits for creative exploration with Fleisher.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Public/Community Liaison; Advancing Equity to Programs:

· Represent Fleisher as the public face of youth education programs, serving as key point person for community organizations looking for opportunities to engage their stakeholders with youth art education opportunities at Fleisher or seeking ways to partner.

· Plan, manage, and organize visiting groups from local schools or community organizations

· In partnership with local partners/community liaisons, identifying parents and children for personalized attention for enrollment to Fleisher programming through lottery process or tuition assistance.

· Develop and plan programs for parents of CPA students to welcome and engage the whole family with Fleisher programs.

Community Partnerships in the Arts:

· Coordinate and manage Community Partnerships in the Arts (CPA), oversight of programming informed by funder deliverables. Bring 15-20 residencies to public schools and community organizations per academic calendar year.

· Schedule residencies at existing partner sites and identify new partners whenever possible with priority of deepening existing relationships; plan residencies in collaboration with site partner and with feedback from site director; follow a term system as best as possible.

· Recruit, hire, and orient lead faculty-complete all necessary hiring paperwork and collect background clearances as required by the School District of Philadelphia.

· Schedule and plan ten monthly skill shares and four quarterly professional development sessions, surveying faculty for topics and providing food and refreshment.

· Coordinate a field trip and community celebration for each residency, ensuring proper supplies, staffing, and equipment needs.

· Co-plan lessons and curriculum with teaching artist with consideration of site partner needs and classroom materials, prioritize enrichment and enhancement of student’s learning, personal development, and artistic voice. Reference CPA Logic Model throughout the process.

· Oversee the CPA Master Faculty Fellow program-working in partnership with each year’s selected fellow in order to ensure deeper impact and streamlining of the residency program. Identify a core focus for the teaching artist’s yearlong fellowship and devise a timeline and set of deliverables for each year.

· In collaboration with Youth Education Associate, ensure each teaching artist has all of their necessary supplies on-site throughout residency- encourage the use of diverse materials and art-making methods.

· In collaboration with Youth Education Associate, collect student intake forms and confirm the process and receipt-share information of on-site programming with students’ parents and ensure students’ special priority for lottery program and tuition assistance.

· Manage and oversee budget and supplies for the program, including but not limited to-budget tracking, payroll, supply ordering, and proper supply storage.

· Plan and execute end-of-year evaluations for students and site partners in collaboration with Community Programs Assistant, form report of data to be shared with feedback from Programs Director and Executive Director.

· Support yearly Children and Youth Open House and Exhibition Opening; inviting partners, developing on-site activity stations with the Manager of Youth Programs and including student work.

· Ensure proper recording of residency program by taking, sharing, and storing photos in an accessible database, updating matrix, and keeping community programs calendar current.

· Coordinate and plan site visits from funders, board members, and other staff prioritizing comfort and timely notification to site partners.

· Support Director of Development’s information requests needed as part of grant-writing and/or grant reporting, ensure all components of grant requirements are meant including offsite convening’s or trainings.

· When required, take on additional deliverables as outlined by special CPA partners, such as the fee-for-service Our Stories literacy-based partnership with Sunrise. These may include:

o Additional engagement sessions

o Additional training for specific arts-integration curriculums, in this case, literacy

o Additional communication with program partner to manage staff and/or site

· Additional evaluation needs or funder deliverables, such as site visits, convenings, surveys.

Language Access:

· Support Communications Director and Registrar in expanding Fleisher’s capacity to provide translated materials, forms, and other program information on-site and off-site to local community.

·  Serve as on-site translation support when needed to ensure greater access to Fleisher programming.

·  Support Youth Programs Manager with pre-registration, family orientation, and other family or youth centered events open to current students or the greater public whenever possible.

· Support Exhibitions Manager with Day of the Dead, including public outreach, event organization, and annual children’s fair.

Other Duties:

· Submit bi-weekly payroll for all programs mentioned above.

· Work with Exhibitions Manager on Annual Young Artists’ Exhibition, including communicating with faculty, collection of work, and promotion of the show.

· Work with Communications Director to market programs and to capture stories that illustrate impact of programs. When necessary, review, and revise program content and faculty information for print, web, and social media.

· Work with Development Director on providing information as required for grant applications.

REQUIRED/PREFERRED RELATED EXPERIENCE:

· Four-year degree in arts administration, art education, child development, or related field preferred.

· At least two years’ work experience with youth in an in-school and/or out-of-school time art education setting, including the development of curriculum and lesson plans.

· Demonstrated small- and large-scale project development and management experience.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Can provide PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History, FBI background check, and Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training Certificate.

Hiring Team and Process:[GW1]

The hiring team for this position consists of:

o Rebecca O’Leary, Interim Executive Director

o Vita Litvak, Director of Education

o Tessa Kennamer, Education Coordinator

The hiring process for this role consists of an interview with the Director of Education and Education Coordinator, and a final interview with the ED and HR Generalist.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:

Fleisher Art Memorial does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

BENEFITS, COMPANY HOLIDAYS, VACATION POLICIES:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees after a 90-day period including:

· Medical, dental, and vision benefits

· Fully paid short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance

· Health savings or flexible spending account program

· Retirement savings program with employer match

· (Starting) 14 days paid vacation, 5 personal days per year, 12 sick days, and paid holidays

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting May 13, 2022. We encourage candidates to apply early as the position will close once we have a robust applicant pool or a candidate has been selected.

About Fleisher Art Memorial

Founded by industrialist Samuel S. Fleisher in 1898 as one of the nation’s first community-based art centers, Fleisher Art Memorial is renowned for its long-standing mission of making art accessible regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. In establishing what was originally known as the Graphic Sketch Club, Fleisher sought to create a place where anyone, especially those that otherwise lacked access to creative enrichment, could be inspired by art. The endeavor grew so popular that he ultimately acquired three rowhomes, a former school, and a former church to accommodate classes and exhibitions. After Fleisher’s death in 1944, his estate was left in trust to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the perpetuation of his vision. In his memory, the Club was renamed the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial and became an independent nonprofit in 1983.

Located in Southeast Philadelphia, Fleisher remains a thriving community arts center, providing free and low-cost studio art classes along with opportunities for emerging and seasoned artists to exhibit their work. Extensive arts education and community-based programming also reflects the organization’s commitment to strengthening communities by developing, sharing, and promoting creative resources.

Fleisher currently operates with an annual budget of approximately $2 million with 25 staff members. Additionally, almost one hundred part-time teaching artists and faculty members provide classes for a student population that encompasses children and adults, amateurs and professionals, community residents as well as those from across Philadelphia. Approximately 30% of the budget comes from earned income, including tuition/studio fees, rentals, and sales of artwork. Income from the Fleisher Trust and other investments comprise another 30%, with the remainder raised in contributed funds from individuals and foundations.

Additional information about Fleisher Art Memorial can be found at www.fleisher.org


Position Summary

Donor Relations Manager

Reports to: Director of Development

Salary: $50-55k/year

The Donor Relations Manager is a full-time position that reports directly to and works closely with the Director of Development. The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for developing and implementing individual engagement and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow Fleisher’s current and prospective donors, resulting in $300-$400k in annual gifts. The Donor Relations Manager also provides comprehensive administrative assistance within the Development department, with a focus on office and fundraising support, effective database management and reporting, event logistics, and donor stewardship efforts (acknowledgements, printed material inventory, prepping materials for donor meetings). Establishing a Planned Giving Program is another departmental priority that the Donor Relations Manager will have the opportunity to shape and grow with the Development Director. As necessary, the Donor Relations Manager will collaborate with staff in programs, communications, facilities, and visitor services to support departmental efforts such as preparing donor assets and coordinating support for annual fundraising and donor cultivation events. Additional duties include prospect research, attendance at various board and staff meetings, and other duties as assigned. Paramount to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of independence, ability to negotiate multiple project deadlines and priorities while maintaining a clear view of how each project supports the organization’s mission.


Responsibilities

Administration:

· Manage information tracking processes regarding donor acknowledgement, recognition, ongoing communications, and continued cultivation of past and current donors and members to enhance their relationship with Fleisher.

· Assist with final reports for grants and other writing needs as needed

· Assist in the preparation of materials for presentations on individual fundraising goals and progress for board and staff.

· Assist and/or lead production of donor assets (e.g. decks, proposals, etc.); maintain and update online giving portals.

· As appropriate, provide prospects for Executive Director or Director of Development

· Answer general development phone inquiries; provide assistance and interaction with donors (via phone computer, and face-to-face)

· Track and document donor engagement activity in a database (eTapestry); monitors donor activity to provide informed engagement strategies and identify major prospects for Director of Development

· Provide budget projections and reports on individual giving to Director of Development and Business Manager

· Maintain complete electronic and hard copy records of all funding activities, including recording information in a database (eTapestry)

· Liaise with the Communications Department to ensure that appeals and campaigns are communicated appropriately, including proper recognition of donors on website, recognition walls, etc.

Donor Engagement:

· Design, document, and implement a systematic and integrated donor relations program (e.g., phone calls, solicitations, donor meetings)

· Cultivate, grow, and diversify existing donor base; identify, qualify, and solicit donors for Artist Circle (first two tiers)

· Support leadership staff and Board on intentional cultivation meetings with major donors; work closely with the Director of Development to develop strategy

· Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives

· Strategically grow Fleisher’s membership base of currently 2000 households ($100,000+ income) and cultivate grassroots, sustained, renewable giving

· Create a Planned Giving Program with the Director of Development

· Provide event support for Founder’s Award Benefit and additional stewardship/cultivation events as directed by the Director of Development

· Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies


Qualifications

· Four-year degree, or equivalent experience in relevant field

· Prior donor relations or communications experience with non-profit organizations required, experience with arts and culture preferred. A combination of education and experience is acceptable

· Prior experience with planned giving a plus

· Superb communicator: effective professional writing abilities, diplomatic correspondence skills, and confident public speaking manner

· Tact and discretion working with donors and board members

· Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask and meet deadlines

· Strong attention to detail and proofreading

· Interest or experience in community-based art is a plus, but not required

· Commitment to social justice and racial equity; prior experience in organizations with this focus is a plus but not required

· Experience with constituent management database software

· Creative, hardworking, extremely organized and efficient; strong administrative and project management skills; confident and capable in managing time and activities deliberately and efficiently; ability to work independently in a mature, self-directed way

· Experience in a professional environment demanding thoughtfulness, sophistication and confidentiality with ability to relate well to people from many different backgrounds

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

· Deep commitment to lifelong learning and arts education

· Professional demeanor, especially under pressure; strong attention to detail and ability to accurately under deadline

· Ability to work occasional weekends or evenings for events required


Compensation

$50,000-55,000/year. Fleisher employees receive a competitive compensation package, including options to enroll in health, dental, life insurance, and pension plans, and access to educational and professional development opportunities.


To Apply

If this description seems like a good match for your personality, skills, and career goals, please submit your cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references (all in one document). No phone calls, please. Position will be open until filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. References will be called for finalists only. All submissions will be held in the strictest confidence by the search committee. Anticipated start date is June 1st, 2022.

Fleisher Art Memorial is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.

Job Title:   360 Culture Lab Project Coordinator

Reports to:   Director of Exhibitions and Community Outreach

Position Classification:  Part-time, contracted, grant-funded position

Wage Classification:  Hourly, Non-Exempt  21 hours/week, $26/hour

POSITION SUMMARY:

The 360 Culture Lab Project Coordinator is a grant-funded position (anticipated end date September 30, 2022) to support Fleisher Art Memorial’s 360 Culture Lab project. As an arts incubator supported by The Pew Center of Arts & Heritage, 360 Culture Lab creates opportunities to preserve and share Indonesian and Venezuelan cultural life and traditions through Fleisher’s collaborations with immigrant communities in South Philadelphia. Since the program’s launch last year, Fleisher has shared space and resources with two organizational partners (Casa de Venezuela and Modero & Company) to collaborate on a series of community engagement programs with culminating events for each group to be hosted at Fleisher later this year.

The 360 Culture Lab Coordinator will report to the Director of Exhibitions and Community Outreach (Project Director), but will also have the opportunity to work closely with project collaborators from the Indonesian and Venezuelan communities as well serve on a cross-collaborative team comprised of the Communications and Development departments.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinate and be present for all 360 Culture Lab meetings and events; available to work on evenings and weekends. Provide on-site technical and logistical support.
  • Coordinate project activities, on-site and off-site, in consultation with the Project Director and 360 Culture Lab partners.
  • Provide project support to 360 Culture Lab partners by coordinating and scheduling space for Community Advisory meetings and rehearsals.
  • Communicate with and report regularly to the Director of Community Outreach; participate in cross-departmental project meetings as needed.
  • Collect data and contact information in every community engagement effort to prepare status reports and progress updates for Project Director related to funder reporting and evaluation.
  • Serve as point person to collate information and materials, coordinating promotional efforts related to the project with guidance from the Project Director and Director of Communications.
  • Assist in the visual documentation of events, working closely with the Communications team to ensure proper documentation for marketing and reporting purposes.
  • Assist the Project Director as needed with administrative functions related to 360 Culture Lab (e.g., collecting proof of payment).
  • Other project duties as assigned.

REQUIRED/PREFERRED RELATED EXPERIENCE AND PROFICIENCIES:

  • Basic familiarity and experience with Microsoft suite programs.
  • Project management experience a plus, but not required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Indonesian a plus, but not required.
  • Experience within community-based settings is a plus, but not required.

HIRING TEAM AND PROCESS:

Upon approval of the application by HR, the candidate will be asked to meet (remotely or in-person) with the Project Team which includes:

  • Director of Community Engagement – Gerard Silva
  • Director of Communications – Erin Sweeny
  • Director of Development – Catherine Lee

Pending approval from the Project Team, the candidate will then move on to a final meeting with the Interim Executive Director, Rebecca O’Leary.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:

Fleisher Art Memorial does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Fleisher Art Memorial is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Anticipated start date: May 2022. Position open until filled.

Date Submitted to Management:  May 13th, 2022

Job Title: Manager of Children and Youth Education

Reports to: Director of Education

Position Classification Regular, Full-time

Wage Classification: Salaried, Exempt  $38,000 – 42,000

Founded by industrialist Samuel S. Fleisher in 1898 as the nation’s first community-based art center, Fleisher Art Memorial is renowned for its long-standing mission of making art accessible regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. In establishing what was originally known as the Graphic Sketch Club, Fleisher sought to create a place where anyone, especially those that otherwise lacked access to creative enrichment, could be inspired by art.

Located in Southeast Philadelphia, Fleisher remains a thriving community arts center, providing free and low-cost studio art classes along with opportunities for emerging and established artists to exhibit their work. Extensive arts education and community-based programming also reflects the organization’s commitment to strengthening communities by developing, sharing, and promoting creative resources.

Additional details about Fleisher Art Memorial can be found on its website: https://fleisher.org/about-us/

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Director of Education and with your colleagues in the programs department, craft, execute, and manage Fleisher’s programming for children and youth consistent with the goals and objectives outlined in Fleisher’s strategic plan. Develop and be held accountable for an annual program budget. Recruit, hire, evaluate, and manage Fleisher’s faculty and provide support to them as they design curricula and teach art courses. Attract, encourage and enlist students to participate in our programs, and ensure their experience at Fleisher is positive and rewarding. Collect and use data to inform your work, and evaluate programming quality, content, and personnel, making improvements and changes based on prudent rationale and recognized arts education standards. Know Fleisher’s faculty and students well and support their pursuits for personal fulfillment at Fleisher.

Additional duties include program research, attendance at various board and staff meetings, and other duties as assigned.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

General Program Design, Planning, and Management:

· Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and supervise program support staff which may include: Teen Lounge Coordinator, Summer Coordinator, Creative Labs Coordinator and/or interns. Schedule and document annual evaluations, and provide Programs Director with annually updated job descriptions.

· Develop budget(s) annually, with the approval of the Director of Education. Stay within the designated budget. Handle invoicing for contracted artists.

· Oversee documentation and evaluation of the program. Ensure the program is managed consistently with grant requirements. If needed, meet with Funders, ensure grant requirements and outcomes are being met, and work with development staff on interim and final reports.

Manage and Execute Saturday Young Artist Program:

· Plan Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, considering class sizes, room availability, and feedback from faculty and students.

· Work with the Education Coordinator to oversee the ordering of supplies for individual classes and program-wide needs.

· Support Registrar with planning and executing registration for the upcoming term, including updating forms, merging with attendance data, and distributing to students.

· lottery process every term, including but not limited to: updating and distributing lottery forms, administering lottery process to fill in vacancies, orienting new families to Fleisher’s policies and procedures, and contacting all families regarding lottery results.

Manage and Execute Creative Labs After School Program:

· Plan terms as aligned with Philadelphia Public School District calendar, taking into account student and faculty needs, room availability, and feedback from faculty and students.

· Coordinate collection of student information, organizing student pick-up routes and staffing, and all communication between families and Fleisher.

Manage and Execute Summer Youth Workshops:

· Plan 6-week summer term, including staffing, budget, and class descriptions, taking into account past programming successes, student and faculty feedback, and room availability

· Coordinate the collection of student information, disseminating appropriate information as needed to faculty and staff, and all communications between families and Fleisher.

Other Duties:

· Submit bi-weekly payroll for all youth programs mentioned above.

· Plan, organize, and coordinate the annual Children and Youth Open house in conjunction with the Manager of Community Partnerships and Special Events Manager.

· Working with the Donor Engagement Officer, distribute Ella King Torrey applications to all eligible youth students, promote participation, organize communication and promotion of the winner, and communicate with all entrants  .

· Work with Communications Director to market programs and to capture stories that illustrate the impact of programs. When necessary, review, and revise program content and faculty information for print, web, and social media.

· Work with Development Director on providing information as required for grant applications.

REQUIRED/PREFERRED RELATED EXPERIENCE:

· 3-5 years of experience in arts administration, art education, child development, or related field.

· At least two years of work experience with youth in an in-school and/or out-of-school time art education setting, including development of curriculum and lesson plans.

· Demonstrated small- and large-scale project development and management experience.

· Additional language skills a plus. A significant percentage (~50%) of Fleisher’s Children and Youth students and families speak Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin Chinese.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

· Can provide PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History, FBI background check, and Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training Certificate.

Hiring Team and Process:[GW1]

The hiring team for this position consists of:

o Rebecca O’Leary, Interim Executive Director

o Vita Litvak, Director of Education

o Tessa Kennamer, Education Coordinator

The hiring process for this role consists of an interview with the Director of Education and Education Coordinator, and a final interview with the ED and HR Generalist. Selected candidates will also have an opportunity to speak with the outgoing Manager of Children and Youth to answer questions about daily activities and culture.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:

Fleisher Art Memorial does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

BENEFITS, COMPANY HOLIDAYS, VACATION POLICIES:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees after a 90-day period including:

· Medical, dental, and vision benefits

· Fully paid short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance

· Health savings or flexible spending account program

· Retirement savings program with employer match

· (Starting) 14 days paid vacation, 5 personal days per year, 12 sick days, and paid holidays

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting May 13, 2022. We encourage candidates to apply early as the position will close once we have a robust applicant pool or a candidate has been selected.

Date Submitted to Management: May 10, 2022

Job Title: Media + Communications Manager

Reports to: Director of Communications

Position Classification: Regular, Full-time

Wage Classification: Salaried, Non-Exempt, 35 hrs/week, $40,000 – 45,000 annually

Founded by industrialist Samuel S. Fleisher in 1898 as the nation’s first community-based art center, Fleisher Art Memorial is renowned for its long-standing mission of making art accessible regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. In establishing what was originally known as the Graphic Sketch Club, Fleisher sought to create a place where anyone, especially those that otherwise lacked access to creative enrichment, could be inspired by art.

Located in Southeast Philadelphia, Fleisher remains a thriving community arts center, providing free and low-cost studio art classes along with opportunities for emerging and established artists to exhibit their work. Extensive arts education and community-based programming also reflects the organization’s commitment to strengthening communities by developing, sharing, and promoting creative resources.

Additional details about Fleisher Art Memorial can be found on its website: https://fleisher.org/about-us/

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of Fleisher’s Director of Communications, the Digital Communications Manager collaborates effectively with all departments to help guide Fleisher’s communications efforts, with particular focus on social media strategy, graphic design, and departmental communications.

The Digital Communications Manager is responsible for managing Fleisher’s social media calendar and content, developing new strategies for campaigns and initiatives to expand reach. Beyond managing content, the Digital Communications Manager also contributes creative content in the form of graphic design, supplemental photography, and video. This position plays a key role in developing efficient systems for organization and collaboration on SharePoint (Microsoft Office365) as well as providing key support in adding quarterly educational and program schedules to Fleisher’s website (in collaboration with the Director of Communications and the Registrar).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Social Media:

· Creates content for Fleisher’s social media accounts including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube by identifying and crafting compelling stories about Fleisher’s constituents and programs, supported by graphics, video and photography.

· Digital asset management and system organization.

· Generates monthly and year-end social media reports

Email Marketing & Website Updates:

· Serves as point person for Constant Contact (or other eMarketing platform) related to departmental communications, working in collaboration with education, community engagement, and development departments to gather content and draft emails to students, community members, and donors.

· Provides key support to the Director of Education and Registrar in adding quarterly educational offerings (classes, workshops, and tours) to Fleisher’s website, as well as updating program information as needed.

· Manages and updates calendar listings on Fleisher website.

Creative Content and Design:

· Assists with the organization of materials and provides feedback for design partners (external).

· Responds to in-house graphic design needs with the creation of assets to be used for internal and external communications (with oversight from the Director of Communications).

· Supplemental photography and video in support of creating content for various communications purposes.

· Coordinates needs for promotional materials across departments/programs, gathering content and staff/participant perspectives.

REQUIRED/PREFERRED RELATED EXPERIENCE

· Undergraduate degree in a related field preferred.

· Three years working within a non-profit organization, or similar experience.

· Spanish language skills for translation purpose preferred but not required.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

· Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

· Familiarity with basic HTML/CSS and WordPress

· Photography

· Experience with social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

· Ability to work occasional weekends or evenings for events required

· Able to work independently and meet deadlines

· Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to quality and accuracy

HIRING TEAM AND PROCESS

· The hiring team for this position consists of:

o Rebecca O’Leary, Interim Executive Director

o Erin Sweeny, Director of Communications

o Garrett Lee Williams, HR Generalist

The hiring process for this role consists of an interview with the Director of Communications, and a final interview with the ED and HR Generalist. Selected candidates will also have an opportunity to speak with the outgoing Digital Communications Manager to answer questions about daily activities and culture.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Fleisher Art Memorial does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

BENEFITS, COMPANY HOLIDAYS, VACATION POLICIES

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees after a 90-day period including:

· Medical, dental, and vision benefits

· Fully paid short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance

· Health savings or flexible spending account program

· Retirement savings program with employer match

· (Starting) 14 days paid vacation, 5 personal days per year, 12 sick days, and paid holidays

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting May 12, 2022. We encourage candidates to apply early as the position will close once we have a robust applicant pool or a candidate has been selected.

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.

Driven by Fleisher’s mission of access to high quality art experiences and our institutional values, “Creative Labs” at Fleisher will aim to provide young people from grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade a safe, inclusive art program during after school hours emphasizing art as a thought process that allows young people to retain their high level of creativity and critical thinking.  

“Creative Labs” will focus on and provide a path to discovery and development of young people’s individual artistic voice while building skills in several artistic practices. Lead teaching artists will work together as a team to develop a thematically driven curriculum for the term, with the ultimate goal of guiding students to learn and refine how to express their thoughts and perspectives through art.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Meeting students at their local school and safely leading them to Fleisher every afternoon 
  • Managing pre-class snack/homework time with other assistant artists 
  • Safely coordinate pick up and 30 minute after care 
  • Assist and implement curriculum and lesson plans for children across a range of ages for a 15 week term in collaboration with the lead After School teaching artists and assistants, with input from the Youth Programs Coordinator and Programs Manager. 
  • Attend monthly planning and check in meetings with teaching artists, assistants and programs staff to communicate and coordinate curriculum and other classroom issues.  
  • Be on time for pick up and class time. 
  • Leaves the room clean and organized with materials put away and children’s artwork placed in safe spaces. 
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within the classroom. 
  • Create a safe, secure, and fun environment for the students. 

Schedule
Assistant teaching artists will be contracted for up to 5 days per week, in coordination with the Philadelphia School District calendar. Pick up and homework time will occur from 3:00-4:00, with classes running from 4:00-5:30 PM. Each assistant artist will receive an additional 30 minutes of prep time per class. The program will run from August 27th, 2018-June 4th, 2019, with the first of two planning meetings occurring on July 26th, 2018 (attendance is mandatory).

Key qualifications and Requirements 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Two years of art-making experience with a basic artistic skill set. 
  • Some experience doing classroom management or teaching groups of young people, especially elementary and middle school ages. 
  • Experience assisting an artist or implementing a lesson plan 
  • Ability to lead activities on occasion depending on need. 
  • Flexible, can work with variety of skill levels with diverse groups of students. 
  • Punctual, organized, communicates in a timely fashion with Fleisher staff. 
  • Has current criminal background check and child abuse clearances or can successfully present upon time of hire. 

 Benefits: 

  • $15 per hour, including 30 minute paid additional time per class for set up and clean up (as stipulated above). 
  • Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition 
  • One free Fleisher class per term 
  • PMA ID badge with free admittance to many area museums 
  • Professional development resources 
  • Additional discounts on other Fleisher programming for yourself and immediate family members 

Bi-Lingual teaching artists are encouraged to apply! 

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. 

Driven by Fleisher’s mission of access to high quality art experiences and our institutional values, “Creative Labs” at Fleisher will aim to provide young people from grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade a safe, inclusive art program during after school hours emphasizing art as a thought process that allows young people to retain their high level of creativity and critical thinking.  

“Creative Labs” will focus on and provide a path to discovery and development of young people’s individual artistic voice while building skills in several artistic practices. Lead teaching artists will work together as a team to develop a thematically driven curriculum for the term, with the ultimate goal of guiding students to learn and refine how to express their thoughts and perspectives through art.  

We are looking for teaching artists who specialize in one or more of the following areas of focus: 

  • Painting and Drawing 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Sculpture 
  • Puppetry 
  • Movement 
  • Creative Writing 

Responsibilities: 

  • Designs and implements a well-planned curriculum and lesson plans for children across a range of ages for a 15 week term in collaboration with the team of After School teaching artists and assistants, with input from the Youth Programs Coordinator and Programs Manager. 
  • Attend bi-monthly planning and check in meetings with teaching artists and programs staff to communicate and coordinate curriculum and other classroom issues.  
  • Be on time for class time, including arriving at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time to set up. 
  • Leaves the room clean and organized with materials put away and children’s artwork placed in safe spaces. 
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within the classroom. 
  • Create a safe, secure, and fun environment for the students.  

Schedule 

Teaching artists will be contracted for 2-3 days per week, teaching from 4:00-5:30 PM, with each artist receiving an additional 30 minutes of prep time per class. The program will run from August 27th, 2018-June 4th, 2019, with the first of two planning meetings occurring on July 26th, 2018 (attendance is mandatory).  

Key qualifications and Requirements 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Experienced teaching with a solid artistic skill set, and a minimum of two years teaching experience (or equivalent experience) instructing technique to a broad population.  
  • Can work within a group of diverse artists and staff 
  • Up to date PA State Child Abuse Clearances and Criminal Record Check  
  • Flexible, can work with a variety of diverse students, ranging in age and artistic skill set. 
  • Punctual, organized, communicates in a timely fashion with Fleisher staff. 

Benefits: 

  • $31 per hour, including 30 minute paid additional time per class for set up and clean up (as stipulated above). 
  • Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition 
  • One free Fleisher class per term 
  • PMA ID badge with free admittance to many area museums 
  • Professional development resources 
  • Additional discounts on other Fleisher programming for yourself and immediate family members 

Bi-Lingual teaching artists are encouraged to apply! 

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. 

Since 1997, Fleisher has partnered with K-8 public schools and social service agencies in South Philadelphia to bring hands-on art-making directly to students. Through a co-teaching model, Fleisher’s Teaching Artist works closely with a classroom teacher to design a ten-week curriculum of creative projects that enhance students’ learning in core subjects, like math, science, social studies, and language arts, while developing studio and technical skills in the visual arts. Each year, 345 students are provided with 30 hours of free arts instruction in one of 15 arts-integrated residencies, and given a sketchbook and art-making supplies to keep. At the end of the school year, their work is displayed in Fleisher’s galleries as part of a Young Artists Exhibition, visited by more than 3,500 community members. Recent residencies took place at Southwark, Jackson, Puentes de Salud, and the Cambodian Association. 

To see recent residencies, please visit fleisher.community.

Requirements and Responsibilities

The Teaching Artist (Artist) has the following responsibilities to make the artist residency a positive and engaging arts-integrated learning experience for participating children and youth: 

  • Designs and implements a well-planned youth focused curriculum and lesson plans for a 10-week residency with the collaborative assistance of classroom teacher/site staff (Teacher) and Manager of Community Programs (Manager)
  • Respectful of classroom space and rules, discipline style, and other expectations of the children. 
  • Communicates regularly with Teacher about kids’ needs and daily plans for residency. 
  • Effectively plans and requests all materials for the project from the Manager in a timely manner. 
  • Arrives at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time to set up. 
  • Leaves classroom or artmaking space clean and organized with materials put away and children’s artwork placed in safe spaces. 
  • Informs Teacher of unexpected change of plans such as illness or other absences as soon as possible. 
  • Informs Manager on necessary arrangements for pick-up of children’s artwork for end of year exhibition. 
  • Answering brief weekly journal questions around the progress and impact of the residency 
  • Regular attendance at Monthly Skill Share meetings and Quarterly Professional Development sessions, availability confirmed by Manager ahead of time 
  • Demonstrated ability of bilingual facilitation and/or art instruction (Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, or Cantonese) is a PLUS 
  • Can provide PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History, FBI background check, and Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training Certificate. 

The artist is generally on site two times per week for 90 minute sessions each. Artists are allotted 15 hours of prep for the entire residency. Instruction and prep time are compensated at $31/hr. Meetings scheduled throughout the residency cycle will be scheduled at the Artist’s availability and will be compensated at $25/hr.


Benefits
As a member of Fleisher's faculty, teaching artists receive: 

  • A Fleisher household membership for the duration of employment. 
  • 30% discount for art materials purchased at the Fleisher supply store; a 10% discount at our partnering supply stores. 
  • Discounted rates for rental of Fleisher facilities for meetings, lectures, and private events. 
  • Free use of Fleisher studios, pending availability, by appointment for personal work. 
  • Comped tuition for Fleisher classes each semester (material/model fees must be paid.) 
  • Staff ID card from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, allowing free admission to the Museum, access to the Museum library and slide library, and discounts at the Museum Shop.

To apply please submit:

  • Current résumé outlining teaching history
  • 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 or available clearances 

Please note, you cannot begin a residency through the CPA program unless you have your clearances. You do not need these documents at the time of applying, only if extended a formal invitation to work at Fleisher. Please note the FBI background may take 4-6 weeks to process.

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.

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 relevant Manager about basic supply needs, curriculum development, model requests, and lesson plans

· Arrive 15-30 minutes before class to set up

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

· Respectful of students, partner employees, and Fleisher Staff

· Inform relevant Manager 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 (*Optional)

Please review the following backgound check required for each program:

Community Partnerships in the Arts

- PA State Police Criminal Record Check

- PA Child Abuse History

- FBI Background check with fingerprinting

- Act 126 Training Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Certificate

Children and Youth Program

- PA Child Abuse History

- FBI Background check with fingerprinting

You cannot begin a residency through the CPA program unless you have your clearances. You do not need these documents at the time of applying, only if extended a formal invitation to work at Fleisher. Please note the FBI background may take 4-6 weeks to process.

Fleisher has a need for figure models on a rolling basis. We like to employ a roster of models that includes all types to pose for life drawing and painting classes. 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 reliability, 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.
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