121st Annual Adult Student Exhibition

February 15 to March 15, 2019
Closing reception and prize ceremony: Friday, March 15, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

For 121 years, the Annual Adult Student Exhibition has celebrated the vibrant artwork created by Fleisher’s students. The exhibition provides students with the opportunity to show their work in a public gallery, a milestone in any artist’s career. In addition, numerous cash prizes are awarded to students in each of many categories of art making including fiber arts, drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and photography at the exhibition’s closing reception, Friday, March 15.

All Fleisher members are eligible to participate in the exhibition. Work will be accepted January 28 through February 1. 

Drop-off hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Guidelines:

  • You must be a current Fleisher member to submit work.
  • Work will only be accepted between January 28 through February 1.
  • Each student must fill one form per each artwork submission.  
  • Artwork must be ready to hang or display.
  • Each artist may submit the following:

                        - Two pieces, if 11"x14" or smaller.

                        - One piece, if larger than 11"x14".

  • Drawings should be fixed with appropriate spray. Please note that spray fixative is not allowed in Fleisher's buildings, and we recommend aerosol hairspray as an alternative.

The Executive and Development Assistant provides support to the adjacent Development and the Executive offices. For the Executive office, responsibilities of this position include serving as the point person with Fleisher's Board of Directors, attending and supporting all board and board committee meetings, completing administrative tasks related to personnel, and coordinating schedules. For the Development office, responsibilities include processing donations, generating mailing lists, assisting with financial reporting, preparing mailings, and assisting with special events. 

Executive Office responsibilities:

Board

  • Provide support for board, committee, and business meetings throughout the year, including: onboarding process for the Board of Directors; compiling agendas, meeting materials and follow up; preparing for and attending Board and Committee meetings; coordinating meetings between Fleisher board members and staff upon request; drafting and distributing meeting minutes; coordinating Board communications and responding to inquiries.
  • Acts as administrator for Fleisher’s e-governance section of SharePoint, maintaining all aspects of the system to ensure ease of use by board and committee members.
  • Coordinates staff to prepare bi-monthly Fleisher reports for the Philadelphia Museum of Art board of trustees on behalf of board president.

Human Resources

  • Provide administrative support to the employee recruitment process, for employees that report to the Executive or Development Office. Maintains paper and electronic resume files, etc. Processes staff pay changes, terminations, new hires, etc. 
  • Perform biweekly timecard processing for Executive/Development direct reports per PMA standards.
  • Provide additional support to PMA HR staff as required.

Other

  • Supports Executive Director with coordinating schedules and meetings. 
  • Preparing information packets for visitors. Coordinating with staff to ensure that visitors are welcomed and that presentations are ready. Following up with visitors if needed.
  • Managing receipts, and arranging transportation/accommodations, as needed. 

Development responsibilities:

  • Manage the timely and accurate inputting of gifts in database; prepare and mail acknowledgement letters; and maintain donor records ensuring that contact and gift information is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Work with Finance Manager to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of development deposits, as well as assist in financial reporting requirements for the Development office (audit, form 990, and other financial reports.)
  • Assist Donor Relations Officer with membership duties, including liaising with Operations Coordinator on membership solicitations, renewals, and communications; serve as the initial point of contact and respond to member inquiries; assist in implementing strategies to increase membership engagement.
  • Prepare mailing lists, coordinate mailings, assist with special events, and other duties as needed. 
  • Maintain organized online and paper files for the Executive and Development department.

Skills and experience

  • 2-3 years of experience in the development field, or in an equivalent position in an arts administration/nonprofit organization.
  • Prior experience working with constituent management database, managing and entering confidential data, preparing reports, generating lists and preparing mailings.
  • Interest in local cultural programming and commitment to supporting Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible to everyone.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with all Microsoft Office programs (esp. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)
  • Experience using constituent management database, entering and reporting data with efficiency, accuracy and confidentiality – preferably eTapestry or a similar Blackbaud product.
  • Capable in setting up and troubleshooting meeting tools such as projectors, computers, etc.
  • Experience with SharePoint preferred but not required.

Abilities

  • To work both independently and as a team member.
  • To record meetings accurately.
  • To handle multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to quality, accuracy, and time management.
  • Capable of working confidentially and professionally when handling sensitive information.
  • Flexible schedule: ability to work mornings, evenings, or weekends as needed.

Compensation

Full time (35 hrs/week) at $16.50/hr. Fleisher employees receive a competitive compensation package, including options to enroll in health, dental, life insurance, and pension plans; a Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) employee badge that provides access to museums nationwide; and access 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, and two references (all in one document). No phone calls, please. Applications for this position will be accepted until February 28, 2019, or until filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. If you have previously submitted an application for a different position, please resubmit if you are interested in this position.
 


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.

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Background

Located in Southeast Philadelphia, Fleisher is recognized as the nation’s oldest community school of visual arts. Founded in 1898 as the Graphic Sketch Club, Fleisher has maintained its mission to make art accessible to everyone regardless of economic means, background or artistic experience. Samuel Fleisher created 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 row homes, 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.

We continue to be guided by three core values: 

  • The Artist in Us All: Within every individual are the ingredients for original artistic expression. 
  • Art is a Pathway to Fulfillment: An individual’s ability to use art is a vital means for emotional and intellectual exploration and growth. 
  • Art Enriches the Community:  By nurturing each individual’s creative potential, we aim to provide social, cultural, and economic benefits to the community as a whole. 

Additional detail about Fleisher Art Memorial can be found on its website: http://www.fleisher.org  

Our Programs 

Fleisher serves over 20,000 annually through its onsite classes as well as numerous programs reaching throughout the city. As it has done from its inception as the Graphic Sketch Club, Fleisher continues to offer free and low-cost classes for every level of artist, from beginner to professional. Our Teen Lounge provides students in grades 9-12 with free artist-led projects during after-school hours, and our new after-school program, Creative Labs, extends learning beyond the school day in workshops designed to helps students in grade K-5 find their artistic voice. Our offsite programs reach broad and deep, and includes ColorWheels, a mobile art studio, and artist-residencies in fifteen schools and social service agencies. 

Our galleries are home to ten free exhibitions each year. The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series has showcased artists for more than 40 years, with public programming that engages children and adults. We partner with Calaca Flaca, a committee of local Mexican business owners and activists, to present an annual Dia de los Muertos Festival for 500+ people. 

Fleisher’s programs have been recognized as models by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Grantmakers in the Arts, Americans for the Arts, among others. The Wallace Foundation featured Fleisher in two case studies: Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs From Urban Youth and Other Experts (2013) and Staying Relevant in a Changing Neighborhood: How Fleisher Art Memorial is Adapting to Shifting Community Demographics (2015). In 2011, Fleisher received National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Our Operations

Fleisher currently operates with an annual budget of approximately $2 million with a full-time staff of nineteen, including four program managers that report directly to the Program Director, and six part-time staff. 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 – 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. 

Fleisher’s current facility encompasses six connected buildings which house administrative offices, galleries, multi-use spaces, and working studios – including numerous specialty studios e.g. print making, photography, ceramics, digital media, among others. It completed a master plan in 2015, and has a vision for the future of its campus. Fleisher is equally committed to the depth and quality of its offsite programming made possible through numerous long-term partnerships. We currently present art education programs in fifteen spaces throughout Southeast Philadelphia, and see potential for continued growth and demand. 

Fleisher’s culture is one of collaboration and team effort. The Board is highly engaged, serving Fleisher from both oversight and operational functions; there are numerous working committees working closely with highly qualified staff. The staff Leadership Team comprises Fleisher’s four directors: Executive, Development, Communications, and Programs.

Responsibilities 

Leadership 

· Participate in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies for furthering the achievement of Fleisher’s culture and values, overall vision, mission, and program goals.

· Ensure ongoing excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent achievement of high quality in all Fleisher programming.

· Regularly and clearly communicate progress to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and lead Program-related committees.

· Contribute to Fleisher’s national reputation as a thought leader through speaking engagements, articles and studies, and other means of sharing best practices with the field.

People Management 

· Recruit, develop, motivate, supervise, and evaluate a high‐performing program staff.

· Schedule, manage, and develop these people. Encourage an overall spirit of teamwork and collaboration within Fleisher, setting an example for the staff at all times.

· Ensure that job descriptions are relevant and that regular performance evaluations are conducted, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

· Encourage staff and volunteer development and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization. 

Resource Management 

· Work with the staff, Business Manager, and Executive Director in preparing an annual operating budget. 

· Oversee financial management of programs department. Provide leadership to staff in planning, constructing, monitoring, and managing Fleisher’s budgets within approved guidelines. 

· Support Development Department in identifying new funding opportunities and strategies. Monitor and maintain obligations associated with funder requirements. 

Communications, Public Relations 

· Serve as an ambassador of Fleisher throughout the community at all times, maintaining and enhancing Fleisher’s visibility and reputation. 

· Build and maintain strong cooperative relationships with community partners and organizations locally, regionally, and nationally.

· Ensure the Fleisher brand is managed, utilized, and promoted appropriately. 

· Strive to ensure that Board members and supporters feel integral to the organization’s success and support the Board in its efforts to serve as ambassadors of Fleisher’s mission and programs. 

Administration and Operations 

· Identify and develop new educational initiatives and partnerships. Sustain and strengthen select ongoing educational initiatives and partnerships.

· Facilitate communications between program staff and Fleisher’s senior management.

· Support program staff and faculty on development and dissemination of curriculum materials.

· Prepare and be accountable for the design and execution of detailed project plans with clear timeframes.

Qualifications 

· Strategic, high-level thinking. Ability to draw all actions to a higher purpose and getting others at the table to support.

· Demonstrated success in the planning, development, and implementation of educational programs and community outreach.

· Firm grasp of curriculum development and the professional development needs of teaching artists. 

· A collaborative leadership style that encourages staff to bring ideas to the table, while giving the support and freedom for staff to problem-solve and to make decisions. Comfort with being a sounding board to mentor staff in both day-to-day logistics and broader policy/program decisions.

· An effective and compelling communicator, comfortable in representing the organization publicly, with a keen ability to articulate the mission and vision of Fleisher.

· Impeccable oral and written communication skills; multilingual fluency is compelling.

· Exemplary public presentation skills.

· A minimum of five years’ experience in senior leadership in organizations of similar size, scope, and/or complexity.

Qualities

You are a self-motivated professional – personable, reliable, hardworking, and results-oriented. 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 not hesitant to start projects from scratch because you are patient, open to change and continual improvement. When tackling problems, you easily break down challenges into manageable pieces, finding creative and sustainable solutions to complex, knotty problems. You are always looking outside of the organization to identify best practices and find ways to implement them in your realm of influence. You possess:

· Core beliefs in the importance of art, art making, and the impact of art on the individual and the community.

· A deep commitment to, and passion for community engagement. 

· Ability to derive deep satisfaction from facilitating the best work of others.

· A desire to be part of the South Philadelphia community.

· High degree of empathy, thoughtfulness, and a natural diplomatic ability. 

· Ability to recognize and use your influence within and on behalf of an organization. 

· Ability to embrace the strategic implications of your role and responsibilities.

· Commitment to supporting Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible to everyone.

Compensation

$65,000-70,000 annually. Fleisher employees receive a competitive compensation package, including options to enroll in health, dental, life insurance, and pension plans; a Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) employee badge that provides access to museums nationwide; and access 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. Applications for this position will be accepted until January 31, 2019 or until filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

The committee hopes to make its decision by early 2019, with the successful candidate onsite as soon as possible thereafter. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting project proposals from teaching artists for paid residencies! Teen Lounge is a free, drop-in afterschool arts program providing young people ages 13-19 with opportunities to meet and collaborate with working Philly artists. Participating teens evaluate proposals submitted by teaching artists through the RFP (Request for Proposals) process.

The submission deadline is Tuesday, February 5 for projects in March-May 2019. Students will be selecting five visiting artists, who are compensated up to $600 for 4 sessions with a supply budget of $150. Additional artists may be considered for 1- or 2-day workshop opportunities. After submitting a proposal, artists attend a mandatory proposal review fair scheduled for Monday, February 11  to meet Teen Lounge students and present their project ideas -- students then vote to select which projects to run in the Spring term.

 Your workshop proposal should offer young people an exciting opportunity to be introduced to a medium or explore a theme of relevance to this age group. The workshop must be completed in 8 hours maximum. Previous teaching experience is very helpful but not required. Experimental proposals are encouraged!

 Workshops will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Up to 15 students attend Teen Lounge daily, from a variety of levels in art making experiences -- however, due to the drop-in structure of the program, the class group can vary from session to session. Please keep this in mind when designing your workshop. 

Teen Lounge is a wheelchair accessible space.

 Questions? Please feel free to contact Layla Ehsan, Teen Lounge Coordinator: lehsan@fleisher.org

Teen Lounge seeks to be an inclusive and generative space for youth and adults of all identities and backgrounds - people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas are strongly encouraged to apply!

Fleisher and Reading Terminal Market, one of America’s oldest public markets, are excited to partner for the fourth 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 status as a destination for shoppers looking for fresh foods rather than its reputation for delicious prepared foods.  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 between January 2016 and March 2019. 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 (PMS 349) and gold (PMS 123), 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 gold. The bags are made of polypropylene. A maximum of three colors can be used in the design. The artwork must include the market's gold branding color (PMS 123). The other two colors may be selected by the artist. 

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.  March 29, 2019. Up to five submissions per entrant are allowed.

COMPETITION TIMELINE
January 22, 2019 – Competition opens at 9:00 a.m.
March 29, 2019– Competition closes. All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m.
April 12, 2019 – Winner chosen and notified. 

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

Fleisher Art Memorial