Become a Member of the Fleisher team
The Fleisher team consists of group of people committed to excellence. We all cherish our place as part of 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 member of the team is committed to Fleisher’s mission, participating honestly and openly to continually improve our programming, operations, and image. As a learning institution, Fleisher also encourages the professional development of its staff members.
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’s 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.
Manager of Children and Youth Education
Under the direction of the Director of Education and with your colleagues in the programs department, craft, execute, and manage Fleisher’s programming for children and youth consistent with the goals and objectives outlined in Fleisher’s strategic plan. Develop and be held accountable for an annual program budget. Recruit, hire, evaluate, and manage Fleisher’s faculty and provide support to them as they design curricula and teach art courses. Attract, encourage and enlist students to participate in our programs, and ensure their experience at Fleisher is positive and rewarding. Collect and use data to inform your work, and evaluate programming quality, content, and personnel, making improvements and changes based on prudent rationale and recognized arts education standards. Know Fleisher’s faculty and students well and support their pursuits for personal fulfillment at Fleisher.
Additional duties include program research, attendance at various board and staff meetings, and other duties as assigned.
Manager of Community Partnerships in Youth Education
Under the direction of the Director of Education and with your colleagues in the programs department, craft, execute and manage Fleisher’s community-based youth education programming. Core programs include Community Partnerships in the Arts; Operational programs, CPA Faculty Fellow, Our Stories Partnership and the development of further partnership based programs for youth.
Develop and be held accountable for an annual program budget. Recruit, hire, evaluate, and manage Fleisher’s faculty and provide support to them as they design curricula and teach art courses. Attract, encourage and enlist partner organizations to participate in our programs, and ensure their experience with Fleisher is positive and rewarding for shared stakeholders. Collect and use data to inform your work, and evaluate programming quality, content and personnel, making improvements and changes based on prudent rationale and recognized arts education standards. Know Fleisher’s partners and collaborators well and support their pursuits for creative exploration with Fleisher.
Media + Communications Manager
Under the supervision of Fleisher’s Director of Communications, the Digital Communications Manager collaborates effectively with all departments to help guide Fleisher’s communications efforts, with particular focus on social media strategy, graphic design, and departmental communications.
The Digital Communications Manager is responsible for managing Fleisher’s social media calendar and content, developing new strategies for campaigns and initiatives to expand reach. Beyond managing content, the Digital Communications Manager also contributes creative content in the form of graphic design, supplemental photography, and video. This position plays a key role in developing efficient systems for organization and collaboration on SharePoint (Microsoft Office365) as well as providing key support in adding quarterly educational and program schedules to Fleisher’s website (in collaboration with the Director of Communications and the Registrar).
360 Culture Lab Project Coordinator
The 360 Culture Lab Project Coordinator is a grant-funded position (anticipated end date September 30, 2022) to support Fleisher Art Memorial’s 360 Culture Lab project. As an arts incubator supported by The Pew Center of Arts & Heritage, 360 Culture Lab creates opportunities to preserve and share Indonesian and Venezuelan cultural life and traditions through Fleisher’s collaborations with immigrant communities in South Philadelphia. Since the program’s launch last year, Fleisher has shared space and resources with two organizational partners (Casa de Venezuela and Modero & Company) to collaborate on a series of community engagement programs with culminating events for each group to be hosted at Fleisher later this year.
The 360 Culture Lab Coordinator will report to the Director of Exhibitions and Community Outreach (Project Director), but will also have the opportunity to work closely with project collaborators from the Indonesian and Venezuelan communities as well serve on a cross-collaborative team comprised of the Communications and Development departments.
Adult Education Associate
Under the direction of the Director of Education and in collaboration with colleagues in the education department, the Adult Education Associate will help craft, execute, and assist in managing Fleisher’s programming for adults. In partnership with the Director of Education, the Adult Education Associate will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, evaluating, and managing Fleisher’s faculty, also providing key support as they design curricula and teach art courses.
Through the evaluation of program quality, content, and personnel, the Adult Education Associate will make improvements and changes based on prudent rationale and recognized arts education standards. Developing relationships with Fleisher’s faculty and students is also an integral part of this position, supporting others’ pursuit of personal fulfillment at Fleisher and identifying opportunities for growth.
Donor Relations Manager
The Donor Relations Manager is a full-time position that reports directly to and works closely with the Director of Development. The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for developing and implementing individual engagement and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow Fleisher’s current and prospective donors, resulting in $300-$400k in annual gifts. The Donor Relations Manager also provides comprehensive administrative assistance within the Development department, with a focus on office and fundraising support, effective database management and reporting, event logistics, and donor stewardship efforts (acknowledgements, printed material inventory, prepping materials for donor meetings). Establishing a Planned Giving Program is another departmental priority that the Donor Relations Manager will have the opportunity to shape and grow with the Development Director.
As necessary, the Donor Relations Manager will collaborate with staff in programs, communications, facilities, and visitor services to support departmental efforts such as preparing donor assets and coordinating support for annual fundraising and donor cultivation events. Additional duties include prospect research, attendance at various board and staff meetings, and other duties as assigned. Paramount to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of independence, ability to negotiate multiple project deadlines and priorities while maintaining a clear view of how each project supports the organization’s mission.
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, both virtually and IRL. Our Spring term runs from March 7-May 4.
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.