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.
The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Fleisher’s fundraising, with a focus on institutional giving, as well as oversight of the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with The Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.
The Director of Development ensures that relationships are nurtured and cultivated to bring the greatest amount of resources to Fleisher in order to fulfill its mission and support its operational, programmatic, and strategic activities. The Director of Development is responsible for securing nearly one third of Fleisher’s annual operating budget and for informing, designing, and executing all campaigns and events designed to deepen relationships with constituents and broaden the organization’s base of support.
The Director of Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting Fleisher. The Director of Development supervises a team that includes a Donor Engagement Officer, Special Events Manager, and Development Assistant.
The Deputy Director is a senior leadership position charged with overseeing the progress and success of Fleisher Art Memorial’s organizational strategies (akin to a Chief Strategy Officer). These include institution-wide assessment and evaluation to ensure that programmatic and operational initiatives effectively and efficiently align with Fleisher’s mission, vision, and intended public impact, in service to Philadelphia residents who face barriers accessing art education and experiences
In the coming months, the Deputy Director will provide critical leadership to staff and faculty in implementing its post-pandemic recovery plan by leading data-driven analysis of newly-developed online and offsite programs to leverage new mission-aligned opportunities and to build capacity.
Prior to the start of the pandemic, Fleisher staff and board had drafted its strategic plan, broadly outlining strategies under three core imperatives: Education, Access, and Empowerment. In close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will develop, communicate, execute and sustain strategic plan and initiatives in ways that are rooted in equitable access to art, including DEIAB strategies. They will provide leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for Fleisher’s programming that engages more than 20,000+ children and adults each year in-person and a new online audience.
The successful candidate will be a team-oriented leader who finds fulfillment in supporting a collective vision. They will harness the energy of an ambitious creative team towards shared goals, and embrace an intentional organizational culture of learning, transparency, and accountability. They are able to balance maximizing impact with a strategic application of resources and capacity. They are confident and diplomatic, able to cultivate and facilitate partnerships and relationships. An open, curious appreciation for the visual arts is essential.
In support of its programs and mission, Fleisher is committed to providing excellent facilities to its staff, students, and visitors. The Maintenance Staff is a team of four who provide essential support to all of Fleisher’s programming, and are responsible for the building planning, management, maintenance, and safety of all Fleisher locations.
As a member of the Maintenance Staff, the Custodian is responsible for set-up for activities in preparation for classes and events, maintaining the overall cleanliness of the facility to ensure a welcoming environment for all of Fleisher’s guests. The Custodian reports to the Facilities Manager, but must be able to work with all program managers. You will be able to operate with minimal supervision and anticipate needs as situations arise.
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.
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.