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ABOUT US

Founded in 2016, Philadelphia Contemporary (PC) is a globally oriented and locally aware cross-disciplinary contemporary art organization that, through dynamic partnerships and collaborations, engages audiences that reflect the diversity of the City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Contemporary is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace the full spectrum of humanity and the intersectional nature of our existence and imaginative energies. We embody diversity in our staff, board, the artists and partners we work with, and the audiences we attract.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Current Openings

CURATOR OF EDUCATION

Embedded within Philadelphia Contemporary’s Curatorial Team and reporting to the Co-Directors of Curatorial Programs, the Curator of Education (CoE) is a strategic thought-partner who is self-directed and comfortable working with artists and community partners. The CoE will steward a collaborative vision for Philadelphia Contemporary’s educational programs that are community-minded and driven by social impact. Responsible for creating, implementing, and executing successful multiyear educational initiatives, both in-person and virtually, the CoE will develop multiple strategies to cultivate and steward meaningful community engagement to allow for mission-aligned growth. This CoE will be an equal with their curatorial peers, creatively engaging with artists and committed to producing strategically designed community education programs primarily focused on youth programs for under 18 year olds.

The CoE will provide leadership and direction in the effective development and execution of all educational strategies. The CoE will be responsible for stewarding our continued relationship with the Mantua Civic Association and scaling existing educational programs in West Philadelphia and with new partners Urban Creators and Free Spirit Cloud Co. in North Central Philadelphia. Additionally, the CoE will create, develop, and implement educational initiatives around Philadelphia Contemporary’s Water Marks, a five-year public art program of rotating installations at a variety of sites along 4 miles of the Delaware Waterfront, presented in
partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

 

Philadelphia Contemporary is reimagining the role of a museum in the 21st century. The inaugural CoE will be a critical thought partner in achieving this goal and developing and expanding innovative, community-focused educational initiatives. The CoE will have the opportunity for career development and growth in this role and will be a leader in conceptualizing and establishing a team of arts educators, co-creators, and collaborators.

If you are interested please send all required materials to jobs@philadelphiacontemporary.org, with the subject line “Your Name: Curator of Education".

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Philadelphia Contemporary currently produces several interdisciplinary projects of contemporary art throughout Philadelphia each year and is in discussions to establish a permanent home by adaptively reusing a major Philadelphia landmark. The latter will be supported by a $30 million capital campaign, and it is anticipated that, when completed, PC activities will be supported by a budget of approximately $2.5 to 3 million. Philadelphia Contemporary seeks a Director of Development to increase its individual donor program as it plans to launch its multiyear capital campaign.


Working closely with and reporting to the Founding Director, the Director of Development (DoD) will create and oversee fundraising strategies to maximize organizational sustainability and allow for mission-aligned growth. Responsible for creating, implementing, and executing successful initiatives including major gifts, planned giving, corporate sponsorships, grants, annual giving, special events, and stewardship. Works with the Founding Director and fundraising consultants to lead and direct multimillion-dollar, multiyear development strategies to secure philanthropic support for capital, endowment, and annual operations, and monitor progress against goals.

 

The DoD supervises the Development Associate and acts as the principal liaison to all fundraising consultants. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in fund development in the nonprofit sector, donor cultivation and stewardship, representing an organization to stakeholders, and managing a small staff.

If you are interested please send all required materials to jobs@philadelphiacontemporary.org, with the subject line “Your Name: Director of Development".