BuildaBridge Community provides arts-integrated education and creative arts therapy to underserved children and families in Philadelphia.
FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE.
BuildaBridge engages creative people and the transformative power of Art-making to bring hope & healing to children and families living in contexts of crisis and poverty. BuildaBridge accomplishes this mission through direct arts-based after-school and summer education & therapeutic intervention programs; and through training artists in the “BuildaBridge Classroom” a trauma-informed, hope-infused, child-centered replicable model for working with at-risk youth in out-of-school-time hours. We envision a world where all children are resilient, experience self‐efficacy, and have a vision for their future. BuildaBridge dedicates its resources to building the capacity of creative adults and local communities to fulfill this vision.
We are looking for competent, professional Teaching Artists with expertise in all art forms to further our mission- specifically in bringing hope and healing to children currently residing in homeless shelters throughout Philadelphia.
Specifically, we are looking for Teaching Artists who are:
Experienced in working with vulnerable populations, specifically vulnerable/at-risk children
Available atleast one night a week (can do up to three nights per week) for one and half hours (All BuildaBridge classes are 90 minutes long)
Are able to hold this commitment for, at least, the entire month of June.
Able to attend a MANDATORY TRAINING (All Things BuildaBridge & The BuildaBridge Classroom) on SATURDAY JUNE 1st 9:00AM-4:00PM
Possess current/able to obtain FBI, Criminal Background, and State Child Abuse Clearances
Portside Arts Center is looking for enthusiastic and energetic college interns to help with our Summer Arts Enrichment Camp.
Portside Arts Center is looking for enthusiastic and energetic college interns to help with our Summer Arts Enrichment Camp. Portside is a Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) community arts center located in Port Richmond Philadelphia. Our summer program focuses on visual arts, character building and culturally enriching experiences for children ages 5 to 12. As a camp intern you will assist the teacher by helping the children with craft projects, arts instruction and character building workshops. This internship offers excellent child care and teaching experience. Inters will have opportunities to teach and work one on one with children. Portside will compensate all interns for their travel costs but this position is unpaid. Portside's summer camp runs from June 24th to August 16th Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm all interns will make their own schedule.
Please visit our website for our mission and history www.portsideartscenter.org
The full-time, exempt Development Manager is responsible for increasing the capacity for organizational growth by implementing and evaluating the funding strategy developed by the Chief Executive Officer.
Play On, Philly! (POP) is an innovative education and social initiative that provides opportunities for personal development to children through the study of music. Inspired by the social development and music education program of Venezuela, El Sistema,
POP seeks to enrich the lives of Philadelphia youth by providing daily musical instruction in communities that have little access to music education.
Established in 2011 at St. Francis de Sales School in West Philadelphia, POP started with 110 youth ages six to thirteen with the goal of making a significant and sustaining impact on their lives. By expanding gradually, the program is able to stay flexible to curriculum adjustments and responsive to community needs. We strive to engage the entire community through partnerships, community events, and a full season of performances in venues across the Philadelphia region.
Play On, Philly! (POP) focuses on providing an environment of opportunity through the collective practice of music in orchestral playing and choral singing as models of academic and life skills development, social organization and community building. POP provides an educational and social preparedness program while developing musical knowledge and performance skills at a high level.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the full-time, exempt Development Manager is responsible for increasing the capacity for organizational growth by implementing and evaluating the funding strategy developed by the Chief Executive Officer. This position will also work closely with the Board of Directors.
Fund Development Planning:
• Work with the CEO to evaluate progress made towards fundraising goals.
• Assist in development of fund development policies and procedures.
• Oversee development of fundraising materials, including but not limited to case statements, publications, and mailings.
• Coordinate fundraising initiatives, including donor identification, cultivation, stewardship, and recognition.
• Oversee ongoing communication with current and potential donors.
• Oversee in-house research of prospective donors.
• Oversee direct solicitation of cash donations, in-kind donations, planned gifts, and donated services.
• Manage accurate documentation of fundraising activities using donor management software and provide data analysis to guide donor cultivation.
• Work with the CEO to communicate with the board of directors and strategize the board’s on-going fundraising work.
Community and Foundation Relations:
• Assist CEO and board to build and maintain relationships with businesses, donors, and other community leaders.
• Build and maintain relationships with foundations.
• Research and prioritize new grant opportunities.
• Prepare grants and proposals as needed.
• Work with POP staff to coordinate fundraising initiatives at select events.
• Work with the CEO to represent POP with external constituency groups, including community, governmental, and private organizations.
In addition to the above responsibilities, the Development Manager will perform other similar and related duties, as directed by the Chief Executive Officer, not requiring materially different qualifications from those described in this document.
The Development Manager will be responsible for supervising Development Interns.
• Bachelor’s degree required, Masterʼs degree preferred. A minimum of five years of fundraising experience with a thorough understanding of all aspects of nonprofit development strategies and activities. Knowledge of Greater Philadelphia region’s supporters is preferred.
• Record of annual giving, special events, corporate, foundation, and government grant support programs.
• Working knowledge of budgets and other financial applications as they relate to donor philanthropy.
• Hands-on ability to manage and work directly with donor management software.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrable ability to effectively facilitate meetings, present publicly, and provide professional and appropriate business level written information utilizing various media.
• Passionate about POP’s mission and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission and values of POP to external and internal stakeholders.
White Pines Productions seeks a Managing Director to partner with Founding Producer Benjamin Lloyd in program implementation and strategic planning for this dynamic and innovative live arts production company.
White Pines Productions seeks a Managing Director, to partner with Founding Producer Benjamin Lloyd in program implementation and strategic planning for this dynamic and innovative live arts production company.
The successful candidate will have a resume that shows significant experience in the following:
• the planning and execution of budgets for non-profit enterprises
• experience with grant writing
• capability with a variety financial software applications
• familiarity with non-profit accounting practices
• Microsoft Excel expertise
• enthusiasm for, if not experience with, the work of development for a non-profit, including institutional and individual giving
• an interest in the economic White Pines mission to "explore new paradigms for making art and supporting artists"
This is a creative position as much as an administrative one, as it will involve the invention and execution of innovative ways to earn income, developing donors and supporters, and working with communities and other like-minded organizations as partners in White Pines' future. We are looking for a dynamic and focused partner for Ben, someone who will work closely with him to chart the future of White Pines, concentrating on the fiscal challenges this young organization faces. Working with the White Pines accountant and reporting to the board of directors regularly will be a part of this position. This person will be a champion for White Pines, ready and willing to publicly and privately advocate for the mission of White Pines Productions.
The Managing Director can expect to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, allowing for other employment negotiated with the Founding Producer. However, given the nature of our work, the Managing Director can expect to have weeks in which s/he works longer hours. The Managing Director may occasionally be asked to work in positions not strictly defined in this job description, as an occasional box office manager for a production, for instance.
Our search begins with this announcement and ends when the right candidate is hired. Initially, it is an 18 month contract commencing when the right candidate is hired, but ideally on July 1 2013. This position comes with a salary of $25,000 per year. There are no benefits. White Pines is an equal-opportunity employer, and registered with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government as 501 (c)3 not for profit corporation.
On Wednesday, March 13, nearly 30 of Philadelphia’s emerging leaders in the arts gathered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the new “Pay-What-You-Wish” Wednesday evenings to celebrate the launch of a new organization, Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia.
The kick-off event last Wednesday brought together a diverse group of individuals from many of Philadelphia’s arts and cultural organizations. The evening provided the opportunity to take advantage of the Museum’s special Wednesday-night programming, including board games in the galleries and a “Rocky-themed” Art Talk. There were also raffle prizes from the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Villanova University Theatre and a celebratory toast at the base of the Great Stairs.
Co-founded by Maria Fumai Dietrich, Communications & Special Projects Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania, and Kelli Paul, Associate Director of Development at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, EAL:P was established to unify, empower and inspire a growing community of arts leaders emerging in Greater Philadelphia through professional development, networking and collaboration. The organization is guided by a Steering Committee of nine individuals representing Philadelphia’s cultural sector, including: Caitlin DeMarco, Rebecca Goering, Jon Hummel, Elizabeth McDonnell, Emily Poworoznek, Lindsay Tucker So, and Kimberly Reilly. EAL:P is part of the larger network of Emerging Arts Leaders through Americans for the Arts and has established partnerships with Drexel University’s Arts Administration Graduate Association’s college-level network and Villanova University’s MPA program.
EAL:P has more great programming in the coming months. On May 2, EAL:P will partner with Drexel University to co-present "New Models for Sustainability," an interactive discussion on the social and economic issues facing cultural organizations. EAL:P will sponsor a networking reception after the event. Other professional development/networking opportunities will be announced shortly. To find out more about Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia visit their website or like them on Facebook.
Small but rapidly growing non profit seeks volunteer intern to do grant writing and funding research. English or Non Profit Management background preferred.
Immediate opening for volunteer intern to do grant-writing and funding research, minimum time 3 months, for this small but rapidly growing non profit organization. We give arts & crafts classes to the developmentally disabled and other special needs individuals of all ages, and desperately need funding to expand.
English/Non Profit Management major preferred, experience would be excellent but guidance will be given. Success might lead to long term paid position. Most work is in-house to provide better guidance. We are located in Collingswood and easily accessible via PATCO.
SideTour is looking for talented art, culture, and history enthusiasts in Philadelphia to host unique, small-group experiences based around their talent and passion.
SideTour is looking for talented art, culture, and history enthusiasts in Philadelphia to host unique, small-group experiences based around their talent and passion. This is a great opportunity to share your passion with a captive, interested, and local audience as well as earn money doing what you love.
SideTour is a place for locals to discover authentic experiences hosted by talented people. We started in New York City and will be expanding to Philadelphia in spring, 2013.
Below are some examples of what other talented SideTour hosts are doing in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.:
We are looking for talented and passionate Philadelphians to help locals discover the best that their city has to offer. If you love sharing that passion with others, we want to hear from you!
SideTour started in 2011 with the goal of helping locals discover their own city in a new way: through talented and passionate hosts giving small-group experiences. You can read more about us in our feature in the New York Times.
Hosts set the price and date of their experience SideTour collects a small fee for facilitating the transaction, but you keep the rest, providing you with a new way to share your passion and earn money while doing it! Intrigued, but not sure what to host? Let us know! We're happy to help craft an experience based on your background and talents.
The Executive Director will oversee all operations, programs and strategic initiatives of the Latino community-based organization in Philadelphia focused on community and youth-driven education conducted through the lens of Puerto Rican and other Lat
Norris Square Neighborhood Project promotes positive change through youth education, community leadership, green space, the arts and the celebration of Latino culture.
Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP), a non-profit, community-driven, bilingual learning center in North Philadelphia that offers innovative youth and community programming including after school programs for youth K-8th grades, arts and media programs for youth 14 and up, urban gardening and a year round CSA for community residents of all age, is seeking an experienced Executive Director. For information on programs go to www.myneighborhoodproject.org.
The Executive Director will oversee all operations, programs and strategic initiatives of the Latino community-based organization in Philadelphia focused on community and youth-driven education conducted through the lens of Puerto Rican and other Latino cultures. Major responsibilities: Resource Development (major gift solicitation, corporate and private foundation solicitation and stewardship, government grants solicitation and contract management); Strategic Partnerships (business networks, nonprofit coalitions, higher education institutions); Board Development; Staff supervision; Strategic Planning; and Program Development
Bachelor's degree or higher.
Fluent in Spanish and English
Executive leadership experience, preferably in fields related to the organization's work (youth, education, gardening, Latino culture, the arts).
Strong organizational, time management, personnel, and administrative skills.
Energetic, forward-looking, and engaging leadership style.
Ability to effectively delegate, empower, and nurture staff.
Capacity to lead and work as part of a team and to collaborate well with others.
Ability and desire to fundraise (preferably $300,000 or more per year).
Experience in a multi-cultural setting
Passion for Norris Square Neighborhood Project's mission and community!
Through his/her leadership and management oversight responsibilities, ensure that all of NSNP's programs achieve and maintain programmatic excellence and effectiveness, including ensuring that all programs are regularly evaluated for quality and effectiveness.
Continue to develop, coach, motivate and retain the departmental management/leadership team.
Meet regularly with the leadership team and ensure their participation in the organizational decision making process.
Ensure that each department has the resources needed to achieve their strategic goals.
Maintain an organizational commitment to and accomplishment of honesty, openness and transparency in all that NSNP does.
Ensure that a participatory management process is utilized at all levels in the organization and that high levels of staff morale are maintained.
Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; and serve as ex-officio of each Board Committee.
Actively engage and motivate NSNP's volunteers, board members and collaborating organizations.
Represent NSNP to all outside organizations and use this external presence and these relationships to garner new opportunities for NSNP.
Working closely with the Board Finance Committee and the bookkeeping consultant, to ensure that NSNP operates at a positive cash flow in the short run and is structured in the long run to be financially sustainable.
Continue to look for collaboration and partnering with outside organizations to improve revenue and reduce costs.
Fundraising and Revenue Generation
Working closely with the Director of Development and the Development Committee of the Board, ensure that the fundraising capacity of NSNP's continues to grow in effectiveness.
Personally engage in the solicitation of foundation grants, corporate gifts, and major individual gifts.
Ensure the continued growth of NSNP's existing earned revenue streams and continue to seek out new opportunities for earned revenue.
Lead the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and plans, ensuring that they are updated on a regular basis.
Deepen and refine all aspects of internal and external communications — from web presence to external relations with relevant government agencies, funders, the community, media and the Philadelphia region.
Commitment to Values
Ensure that NSNP programs and operations are aligned with the community's needs, organizational values, mission and strategic plans.
This Executive Director role has a compensation and benefits consistent with other nonprofits of similar size, scope and scale of operations.
Full-time Salaried Position
The Executive Director position is expected to average 45-50 hours per week depending on the schedule of events and programs.
Riverbend will provide a science-based, hands-on learning opportunity for Kindergarten aged children. Students will spend significant time in outdoor settings, where they can play, learn, explore and experience the natural world around them.
Since 1974, Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne, PA has been connecting children to the natural world. Each year over 12,000 children participate in our education programs. Beginning in the fall of 2013, Riverbend will provide a science-based, hands-on learning opportunity for Kindergarten aged children. Students will spend significant time in outdoor settings, where they can play, learn, explore and experience the natural world around them. This daily program complements a morning or afternoon half-day Kindergarten schedule, with an extended day option.
Riverbend is currently seeking a passionate and energetic educator to direct the program and serve as the lead teacher. The Kindergarten Enrichment Director will build and maintain a program that develops the whole child, sparks imagination, builds self-esteem, fosters learning through nature exploration and unstructured play, develops an attitude of care for the natural world, and helps children to discover the world around them.
The Kindergarten Enrichment Director will take the leading role in the development of the program with the primary focus on ensuring that there is a caring and safe learning environment where all children can connect with the natural world.
Planning and Directing
• Design a developmentally appropriate nature-based curriculum guided by the PA Academic Standards for Kindergarteners and the NAAEE Standards for Early Childhood Education
• Develop policies and procedures specific to the program
• Ensure the parents are informed and involved with their children’s experiences and progress through regular communications, including but not limited to emails, phone calls, formal and informal meetings, and newsletters
• Manage the program budget
• Assist with the marketing and promotion of the program
• Assist with additional Riverbend programs and events as appropriate
Teaching and Evaluating
• Serve as the lead teacher for a morning and afternoon group of up to 15 5-6 year-old children
• Implement nature-based curriculum which will include free exploration, unstructured play and child-centered learning in addition to supporting reading, writing and math skills
• Assess program based on current research and developmentally appropriate practices
• Assure compliance with all relevant government regulations and best practices
• Assist with the hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of an Assistant Teacher/Naturalist
• Assist with the hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of support staff and volunteers
• Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field
• Teaching certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field
• Minimum of five years of experience teaching children ages 4-6
• Minimum of two years of experience in program management
• Experience supervising staff
• Experience in teaching children in an outdoor setting
• Basic comfort with local natural history and ecology concepts
• Ability to be a creative and flexible team player
• Ability to work actively outdoors in all weather conditions
• Outstanding planning, organization, management, and communication skills
Position: Full-time, partial benefits
Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience