Become a Member of the Fleisher team
The Fleisher team consists of group of people committed to excellence. We all cherish our place as a vanguard arts education institution in Philadelphia that also serves as a model across the country. You will have the support of your colleagues, who are artists, educators, and administrators. Each is committed to Fleisher’s mission and participates honestly and openly to continually improve our programming, operations and image. Fleisher is a learning institution encouraging its staff members to develop professionally.
Fleisher employees receive a competitive compensation package, including options to enroll in health, dental, life insurance and pension plans; free admission to major museums nationwide; and access to the Philadelphia Museum of Art educational and professional development opportunities for staff.
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.
Director of Programs
Fleisher is seeking a Director of Programs to join its leadership team. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Programs is a key partner in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies for furthering the achievement of Fleisher’s culture and values, vision, mission, and program goals. The Director of Programs oversees a team of high-performing program staff, responsible for innovative programs that serve 20,000 people across the region each year.
The successful candidate will believe in the importance of art, art making, and the impact of art on the individual and the community. A genuine commitment to, and passion for community engagement is essential.
Teen Lounge Teaching Artists
Fleisher’s Teen Lounge provides young people with opportunities to work with experienced Teaching Artists from around the region. 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 four sessions with a supply budget of $150. Additional artists may be considered for one- or two-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.
Executive and Development Assistant
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.
Community Partnerships in the Arts Teaching Artist
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.
After School Teaching Artists
“Creative Labs” at Fleisher will aim to provide young people from K-8 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. In addition to visual art, we’re seeking teaching artists with skills in puppetry, movement, and creative writing.
Are you interested in teaching at Fleisher? We evaluate candidates for teaching positions on an ongoing basis. We are always looking for experienced artists and assistant artists to teach our adult and youth classes, as well as our off-site, in-school, and after-school residency programs. For guidelines and to apply, follow the links below.
Fleisher has a need for figure models of all types to pose for life drawing and painting classes, and accepts applications on a rolling basis. The environment is professional and welcoming, and the students have a range of experience.
Interns and Volunteers
Are you interested in an internship at Fleisher or joining our talented team of volunteers? Do you have a special skill or talent? Fleisher volunteers and interns contribute thousands of hours every year in support of our art education and exhibition programs.