Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Seeks Lead Teaching Artist

The Art Education Department is seeking a Lead Teaching Artist for our Restorative Practices Youth program. There are (4) six week sessions per year with 1-2 weeks of included professional development at the end of each session.

In order to best serve the varied needs of our students, the Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department seeks passionate and creative art educators who are committed to working in partnership with young people. We seek individuals who are excited about mentoring youth, eager to collaborate with fellow artists, and able to work in an energetic environment that demands flexibility, dedication, innovation, and enthusiasm.

Lead teaching artists work closely with Art Education staff to develop an art-based curriculum. They inspire and guide students in creating individual works of art, designing murals, experimenting with media, and working alongside other professional artists on large scale public art projects. In addition to assisting with recruitment and maintaining a classroom blog and attendance records as required by Mural Arts and its funders, they mentor an assistant teaching artist. The position is 25 hours a week and requires attendance at regularly scheduled meetings, reliable transportation and professional development. Mural-making experience is preferred but not required.

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