We are proud to present DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA, highlighting leading local artists who exemplify the versatility of drawing by stretching the traditional boundaries of the genre. DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA will feature 14 Philadelphia-based artists whose work is at the forefront of the medium: Ruth Scott Blackson, Astrid Bowlby, Amze Emmons, Alexis Granwell, Daniel Heyman, Sharka Hyland, Colin Keefe, Erin Murray, Michelle Oosterbaan, Serena Perrone, Mia Rosenthal, Hiro Sakaguchi, Caroline Santa, and Samantha Simpson. By exhibiting a well-rounded variety of artistic practices, concepts and visions related to drawing, DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA offers a glimpse into the latest directions and developments in drawing and works on paper.
 
Drawing is a process of investigation, of testing, and questioning, a meditation on the medium itself. It is not and never has been a simplistic or subordinate medium. It is a wordless language, and an image-extension of the artist. It functions as notation, as a means of transposing streams of consciousness, or as experimentation with ideas and processes. Shirking grandeur, ostentation, and effect, the flexibility of drawing as well as its economy of means allows for a sincere revelation of the artist’s mark and purest aesthetic gestures.
 
Gone are the days when drawing or working on paper were viewed as merely preparatory, novice or journalistic. While many other genres have come in and out of fashion and fallen victim to perpetual self-re-invention, drawing has quietly maintained its purity, and, unimpressed by the short life span of popular, cutting edge approaches of other media, it has persisted and preserved the simplicity of basic forms, of the mark, of concepts, and principles of aesthetics. Yet drawing still doesn’t get the attention it should. Nor do the artists. DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA hopes to bring to light the work of some of the region’s leading artists and to bring well deserved attention to the Philadelphia art scene.
 
DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA, hosted by ArtSpace Liberti, opens on September 5, 2014 and will run through October 26, 2014. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 5, from 6:30 to 9:30pm. 

 
DRAWING NOW PHILADELPHIA
Sabina Tichindeleanu, curator
Emilie Keim Viss, assistant curator
ArtSpace Liberti, 2424 E. York St.
 
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designrevolution:

Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.
“The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”
designrevolution:

Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.
“The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”
designrevolution:

Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.
“The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”

designrevolution:

Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.

The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Since its inception in 1984, Mural Arts has created more than 3,000 community driven murals and provided thousands of under-served youth and adults with award-winning arts education programming.

 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program – Lead Teaching Artist for Youth Restorative Justice

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department serves over 1,600 youth annually through free out-of-school time art education programs in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.  Our programs provide a creative outlet for some of the city’s most vulnerable youth.

 Mural Arts seeks to build safe spaces with and for the youth we serve, and our students’ work demonstrates their capacity for thinking deeply and creating fearlessly.  Our programs provide young people between the ages of 10 and 22 a year-long course of study in the visual arts.  Our curriculum offers students the technical and creative foundation necessary to imagine, design, and create a wide range of individual and public works of art. Whether creating a mural or honing foundational art skills, lessons are designed with both short and long-term goals in mind, incorporating artistic and social history in addition to traditional and emerging art processes. At every turn we encourage our students to reflect on themselves and make a positive difference in the communities in which they work and play. 

 The Art Education Department runs four sessions during the year—beginning in September.

 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 Artist Positions

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

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years teaching experience; 
  • Knowledge of art history and art-making techniques;
  • Ability to manage a classroom of 8-12 students;
  • Significant experience working with under-served youth and/or middle and/or high school students;
  • Ability to engage youth with multiple learning styles and multiple intelligences;
  • Ability to create lesson plans, organize projects, and conduct research;
  • Excellent classroom management skills;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills necessary for managing paperwork and ongoing communications between program sites and Mural Arts staff;
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and in partnership with parents, program managers, student advocates, and artists;
  • Access to reliable transportation;
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and social media a plus;
  • Up-to-date PA Child Abuse Report, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Check upon interview.

Compensation

Lead Teaching Artist:  26K salary plus benefits

 The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, 1 sample lesson plan or project proposal and 5 images of your own work to ellissa.collier@muralarts.org 

 Deadline to apply: September 6, 2014.  No phone calls please.

 

Project Specialist / Customer Service ((NE Philadelphia))

 Established in 2002 and built from repeat business and word of mouth referrals, the Company has since grown to be a national leader in the custom apparel industry employing over 120 people out of our NE Philadelphia headquarters alone.

 Our culture is informal and open with a causal dress code. Customary dress is anywhere from jeans and t-shirts to corporate casual. We have a diverse team company-wide through office and production.

 Learn more about us at http://www.rushordertees.com

 JOB DESCRIPTION

After an exciting year of exceptional growth, RushOrderTees.com is seeking an energetic Project Specialist and Customer Service professional to join our team. Those awarded the position will work closely with other client project team members as well as our production and art departments.

In this key role, you will participate in team selling and strive to understand the market and industry. The position requires the accurate intake of customer orders and the efficient coordination and monitoring of order production and delivery.

 Key Responsibilities and Objectives:

- Close sales by building rapport with potential customers and overcoming their questions and concerns.

- Manage and prioritize numerous warm leads generated via our website and inbound calls.

- Generate options that link the customers’ needs to the services we offer.

- Accurate and detailed order entry.

- Drive new and renewal revenue.

- Regular communication with various departments to ensure timely production of orders.

- Proactively demonstrate a thorough understanding of the company’s products and services.

- Provide customer service, as well as technical and administrative support to customers via email, phone and web communication.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications and Requirements:

- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree

- Strong account management skills

- Strong relationship-building skills

- Excellent presentation skills

- Experience with inside sales

- Experience providing customer service

- Proven success in another service related industry will also be heavily considered

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Our customers include consumers and small groups, non profits and schools, as well as government agencies and global leaders like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Wal-Mart and many more for whom we print custom corporate apparel regularly.

 Learn more about our team and customers’ causes at http://www.rushordertees.com/reviews

 Thank you for your time and interest. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your experience and goals.

 PAY & BENEFITS

 Salary: $35K - $40K + Bonus

Bi-monthly sales commission available

Health, Life, Dental, and Vision benefits available after 90 days.

 Learn more about us at http://www.rushordertees.com

ASSOCIATE SCREEN PRINTER - FULL TIME (NORTHEAST PHILA) Philadelphia, PA

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

HISTORY & CULTURE

 Established in 2002 and built from repeat business and word of mouth referrals, the Company has since grown to be a national leader in the custom apparel industry employing over 100 people out of our NE Philadelphia headquarters.

   Our culture is informal and open with a casual dress code. Customary dress is anywhere from jeans and t-shirts to corporate casual. We have a diverse team company-wide through office and production who you may be required to engage with and get information from as needed to complete product-knowledge pieces as needed. Do you want to work in a fun and creative environment? If so, please apply below.

  **Experience within a screen printing environment puts you at the front of the list.

 JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are looking for smart and talented individuals to add to our growing screen printing production team. If you are a hands on person and you feel that you would enjoy being a part of a team which specializes in creating high quality custom apparel for everyone from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses nationwide, we look forward to meeting you. A successful candidate is a critical thinker who prides themselves in creating high quality apparel for end user to enjoy.

Your daily tasks will include:

1. Learning about the screen printing and production process

2. Setting up and completing your scheduled customer designs and orders from start to finish

3. Elevating customer satisfaction through personal production quality

4. Assisting with quality control of your peers when capable

 QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelors Degree Preferred.  (with BA degree $11.00 - $13.00 per hour)

 2. Associates Degree,  minimum accepted  (with AA degree - $9.00 - $11.00 per hour)

3. Smart, Professional, Critical Thinker

4. Extremely Detail Oriented

5. Self Sufficient & Self Starter

Please submit a cover sheet with your resume, along with answers to these questions:

 1. What interested you in the screen printer/artisan position?

 2. What previous experience makes you a good candidate for this position?

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Salary: $9.00- $13.00 per hour

  We offer a comprehensive benefits package including; health , dental, vision and life insurance.

Our customers include consumers and small groups, non-profits and schools, as well as government agencies and global leaders like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Wal-Mart and many more for whom we print custom corporate apparel regularly.

  Learn more about our team and customers’ causes at http://www.rushordertees.com/reviews

Thank you for your time and interest. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your experience and goals.

 Please visit us at http://www.rushordertees.com

Like us and see customer photos and posts at https://www.Facebook.com/RushOrderTee

  • The US Student Programs is hiring a Senior Program Officer (SPO) who will be the primary academic liaison to a network of 1700 campus Fulbright Program Advisers (FPAs). The SPO will train, coach and onboard FPAs, respond to general inquiries, represent the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and IIE on campuses and at conferences, manage and support the application process as well as supervise the creative and performing arts application and competition review. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a strong understanding of fellowship advising on college campuses and who wants to expand their existing knowledge of and experience with U.S. and foreign university systems. 

The full job description can be found at https://iie.hua.hrsmart.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/1125

Facilities Assistant

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has a position opening for a Facilities Assistant. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Facilities Assistant will help oversee day-to-day operations of the facility. The ideal candidate must be able to perform minor repairs on building and fixtures such as but not limited to doors, locks, walls, windows, desks, chairs, furniture, toilets, sinks, drains.  Candidate must be able to paint, replace light bulbs, and move office furniture.  

Candidates must have at least two years experience in building maintenance with basic plumbing and carpentry skills. Must be able to climb and work on ladders, use heavy tools and equipment and have the ability to lift objects up to sixty pounds.

Candidates should send their cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to jobs@pafa.org, fax to 215-972-6194, or mail to Human Resources, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please include “Facilities Assistant” 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.

Art Educator

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has a position opening for a part-time Art Educator. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Museum Education, this position will facilitate a variety of school and teacher programs through giving curriculum-based school tours, delivering drawing lessons and hands-on programming, as well as providing outreach programs to schools. Working alongside our Tour and Docent Program Coordinator, this position will also assist in scheduling and training the student docent core.  

Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Art Education, or Education.  Candidates should have experience working in a museum setting, classroom teaching experience, specifically in teaching art to children, and knowledge of curriculum standards.  A positive attitude with the ability to work collaboratively is a requirement.  Candidate must be flexible and adaptable to education needs. Must be able to travel within the greater Philadelphia area. Spanish or other language proficiency desired.

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 “Art Educator” 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.

Seasonal Admissions Associate

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has two openings for the position of Seasonal Admissions Associate. Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment, this position will participate in all aspects of recruitment and enrollment.

Responsibilities will include providing high level of customer service to all admissions constituents, conducting tours, giving presentations, reviewing portfolios, participating in reviews and attending recruiting events. This is a seasonal temporary position that is expected to run until the end of December 2014.   

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent degree in addition to one year of related experience, preferably in an admissions setting. Must have the ability to travel and work evenings and weekends, as needed. Valid driver’s license is required.  Attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and love of the visual/fine arts a must.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and list of three professional references to jobs@pafa.org, fax to 215-972-6194, or mail to Human Resources, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please include “Seasonal Admissions 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.

 http://www.pafa.org/About/Careers-Volunteers/Employment/Current-Openings/278/