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.
Youth Programs Associate
Art education, community engagement, and access to the arts are at the core of Fleisher Art Memorial’s mission. The position of Youth Programs Associate is offered to people interested in arts education and gaining experience in program design and management. The Youth Programs Associate serves as the coordinator for Fleisher’s afterschool program, Creative Labs. They also support Fleisher’s Children & Youth Programming beyond the Creative Labs program. This position is full time (35 hours/week) including a full day on Saturdays and requires flexible hours during seasonally busy periods, such as start and end of school terms.
Teen Lounge Teaching Residencies
Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting project proposals from teaching artists for paid teaching residencies! Teen Lounge is a free, drop-in after school arts program providing young people ages 13-19 with opportunities to meet and collaborate with working Philly artists, both virtually and IRL. Our Late Fall term runs from November 1 – December 22: for scheduling and compensation details, click the button below.
The submission deadline is Sunday, October 10 at midnight.
Donor Engagement Officer
The Donor Engagement Officer is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing Fleisher’s fundraising including the annual fund, planned giving, memberships, and special events, resulting in $400-500K in current annual gifts. The Donor Engagement Officer works closely with the Director of Development, the Executive Director, and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.
The Donor Engagement Officer collaborates with staff in programs, communications, facilities, and visitor services to prepare proposals, reports, and case statements for donor support. In collaboration with other development staff, the Donor Engagement Officer provides support for annual fundraising events and cultivation events. Additional duties include prospect research, attendance at various board and staff meetings, and other duties as assigned.
The Communications Director develops and implements a communications strategy for the organization that builds and maintains a positive brand. Additionally, the Communications Director leads internal communications providing all Fleisher ambassadors (staff, teaching artists, students, board) with appropriate materials to inform the public about Fleisher programs, activities, and goals. The Communications Director serves on the leadership team and is an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting Fleisher. The Communications Director supervises Fleisher’s full-time Digital Communications Manager, and works in tandem with the Digital Art Director. The Communications Director is also to manage year-round interns who assist with graphic design, writing, and copy-editing. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Development, Education and Community Engagement departments. The Director of Communications is the primary staff point person for the Board of Directors’ Marketing Committee.
Director of Development
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.
Teen Lounge Teaching Artists
Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting project proposals from teaching artists for paid teaching residencies! Teen Lounge is a free, drop-in after school arts program providing young people ages 13-19 with opportunities to meet and collaborate with working Philly artists.
In light of COVID-19, Teen Lounge programming will be partially online — we’re seeking four teaching artists to share their knowledge, creativity and inspiration either virtually or IRL. Our Fall term runs from September 8 — October 27.
Human Resources Generalist
Fleisher’s Human Resources Generalist performs all human resource functions as they pertain to Fleisher and as dictated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Acting as the liaison between Fleisher staff and the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Human Resources Department, the HR Generalist addresses all questions or concerns that may arise concerning employee recruitment and internal department policies and procedures throughout the Fleisher Art Memorial.
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.