Tuesday, October 21, 11:45-1

Cohen Board Room, 3rd

Applying to Grad School (plus Pizza)

Join the staff of the Admissions department and learn how to prepare for the MFA application

and portfolio preparation process.


Visitor Experience Associate – Part Time

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has an opening for the part time position of Visitor Experience Associate.  The Visitor Experience Associate is responsible for providing excellent customer service and promoting a fun learning experience for visitors throughout the museum. As a Visitor Experience Associate you will actively engage with visitors of all age groups, greeting them in a positive and cheerful manner, answering questions about PAFA’s programs, exhibitions, and events.

Reporting to the Visitor Experience Supervisor, this part time position will have an hourly compensation of $9.08 per hour, with the following schedule:

Wednesday       11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday               11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday             Flexible hours

Desired candidates will have prior customer service experience in a similar setting. A passion for the fine arts and love for working with people a must. Excellent communication skills required. Experience working with diverse audiences and ability to interact positively with large groups highly preferred. Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure Candidates must be available to work a complete schedule as listed. Experience with retail POS systems and hand-held electronic devices preferred.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@pafa.org, fax to 215-972-6194, or mail to Human Resources, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please include “PT Visitor Experience Associate” in the subject line. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates for all positions. PAFA encourages members of all diverse groups to seek employment with us.

Saturday, October 18, 1:30-3

Hamilton Auditorium

Blogs, Social Media and Artists: A Panel Discussion

The role of online and social media will be explored by a panel, which includes Roberta

Fallon, the founder and editor of the artblog, an online journal covering Philadelphia’s

contemporary art scene, Mike Schley, an illustrator who works on books and games and

has more than 90,000 followers on Google+, and Maria Teicher, an artist and blogger who

works as the social media expert for the Department of Architecture at the University of


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Artist Residency Programs: Resource Guide 

Includes lists of residencies, national and international

Here is a good list of some international calls for art.

Tuesday, October 14, 11:45-1

Cohen Board Room, 3rd floor

Unlocking the International Art Career with

Ana Vizcarra Rankin and Rand Abdul Nour

Art fairs, international exhibitions, boundary-leaping curators—functioning in today’s art world

calls for a global perspective. This workshop will offer the insights of artists who are creating

art careers outside US borders.

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