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SoftLab is looking for some FT temporary help to build a permanent canopy installation at Market and 37th Streets, in a new park. There will be a team of at least two of us from Softlab working on site, but everyone will be doing the same level of work (we will not have a person that just manages/watches while other people work I mean!). Ideally the people we are looking for are freelance or between jobs, available for committing to the full install, and comfortable with building/fabrication and physical labor. We are expecting to start September 16th, and are estimating four weeks for completion. Days will be M-F, full working days.  We aim to stick to a regular schedule of 9am-7pm, but will work towards a stopping point each day, so it might be a little flexible earlier or later. We are offering a pay of $3000 for the four weeks. Contact Liz Kelsey (

A Temple alumna is looking to hire a student to illustrate some children’s books that she has written (she’s already had a book published!). She has six books in total, including “Lorretta And Her Ribbons”  and “Ella The Rainbow Horn Unicorn.” If you would be interested in working with her, send some jpgs of your work or a link to your portfolio to Ilene Glass at (8/12)

Ambitious is drama-comedy that channels on Samara Tran, the first to attend college in her Vietnamese working class family. Ambitious is well-known for representing people of color, and groups such as the LGBTQ and ASL community within its cast and crew. We are currently looking for someone who can join us on our social media graphics team. They must have experience with photoshop and illustrator, can work remotely, meet deadlines and love open communication. They should expect 5 to 10 hours a week from mid-August to December. As Ambitious is going further into post-production and distribution, we got some great collaborations along our way! We recently just got picked up by an indie streaming service, and we will be featured on the B&H Photo and Video site in September. We’d love to add another Temple student on our team, so they can gain experience and exposure. This is a student work, so it is unpaid, but credited. Send your resume and portfolio/website to Samantha Tan at (8/9)

Mike Weber in Plymouth Meeting is hosting a block party on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  It’s a fully insured and permitted event.  He is looking for two artists to do face painting for kids from 3-6 pm (event is from 3-8 pm).  We’re offering $10/hour and free food/drinks.  If you are interested, contact him: (8/4)

Illustrate During A Food Brainstorm Session on Wednesday, September 11th for $250/day. We are seeking 5 illustrators located in/near PHILADELPHIA, PA who are able to create rapid sketches of snacks and baked goods in the moment as they are ideated during a brainstorming session. The brainstorming session will be up to 8 hours on Wednesday, September 11th on-site at a hotel near the Drexel and Penn campuses in Philadelphia. Likely from 8am – 3:30pm, with artist setup and breakfast available at 7:30am.  There may be an opportunity for work on additional days. During the all-day session sketch artists will enjoy tasting food samples and collaborating with experts from many different disciplines while rapidly sketching the ideas brainstormed to bring them to life. The illustrations are intended as an amazing tool that enables participants to quickly visualize the ideas – they are not intended as finished work, just rough illustrations to convey the concepts in the moment. Interested?  Please contact When applying, please share a link to your portfolio and samples of your food illustrations. During the online video interview you will be asked to brainstorm with the interviewer for 5 minutes and illustrate the ideas live to ascertain your speed, level of creativity and illustration technique. FEE: $250/day, inclusive of all artist material and travel expenses (budget for travel and materials is not available. Local illustrator preferred; if not local, you must be willing to pay for your own travel expenses). IMPORTANT: as this is a brainstorm session for new product ideas, work must be kept strictly confidential and anything related to the client company or the products ideated and sampled may NOT be used in your portfolio. (7/29)


Looking for an internship, but not sure you really have the time? Parker Dewey offers gig-based paid internships. Check it out here!

Graphic Design Intern. University Housing and Residential Life is looking to hire a graphic designer for our work study/internship position.  It’s 20 hours per week at $12/hr.  We’ve had great success with the Tyler students and would value someone interested in Graphic Design along with video editing and photography.

Innovative Youth Photography Program Looking For Talented Intern. Help spread the joy of photography to a new generation! Photography Without Borders engages and inspires youth through photography-based leadership and educational opportunities that allow them to tell their stories to a wider audience. Ultimately, we hope to provide a pipeline to careers
in the Photographic Arts and related fields for our at-risk students. (9/9)

Gallery Internship. James Oliver Gallery in center city Philadelphia is offering a Fall 2019 Internship Opportunity and accepting applications! Click here for more information on how to apply. (9/5)

Grants Program Internship (stipend). The Leeway Foundation is a Philadelphia-based independent foundation that supports women and trans artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change. Through the Foundation’s grantmaking and other programs, we promote expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for change. The Grants Program Intern will work together with the Program Director to support the administrative and outreach elements of our grant programs. (9/4)

SpectorArt Holiday Sales Interns. Jordan Spector is currently recruiting a select few interns to work this year’s made in Philadelphia Holiday Market (also known as Philadelphia Christmas Village). I am looking for hard working individuals who are comfortable in social atmospheres and have some retail experience. This will be a paid internship. I am a former Temple University student and founder/ artist behind Spector Sports Art LLC, this is my second year doing the show and it is my favorite event of the year! If you’re considering starting your own business and pursuing a career as an artist this will be a great first hand learning experience of how I have successfully built and run my own business in the art world. Please email me at if interested! | @spector_art (9/3)

Tyler’s Interdisciplinary Conversations program is looking for an Art Events Work-Study Intern. The intern will be expected to aid in advertising the project, set-up & and clean up for each event, and media documentation of each discrete event. They will also be involved in the research and accumulation of resources that accompany each conversation group (articles, local events, journals, etc.). Finally, the intern will work alongside Austen to document the process as a whole, in order to create a manual for the next project leaders. (8/29)

Kensington Voice, an engagement-focused start up publication, is hiring a Community Storytelling Coordinator! Community Storytelling Coordinators are responsible for (1) managing our partnerships with neighborhood institutions (libraries and community orgs) and (2) planning and executing workshop series related to an aspect of journalistic storytelling to increase media literacy and trust in media. Ideal candidates should have some experience in teaching or facilitation and media. Spanish speaking candidates preferred. This is a PAID student worker position with 10-15 hours per week and is ELIGIBLE FOR INTERNSHIP CREDIT under most programs. We will let you know our decision before add/drop is over. Complete the Google Form by 9/3! for questions (you’d be my coworker!). (8/29)

Adobe has openings for internships for Summer 2020. You must have at least one semester left in order to intern (ie, summer 2020 interns must graduate December 2020 or later). (8/28)

Food Access Fellowship (unpaid). The City of Philadelphia’s Food Access Fellowship program offers an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate-level students to contribute to fighting hunger in Philadelphia’s most vulnerable populations. Food Access Fellows engage in capacity-building work with identified meal providers and facilitate collaboration with social service organizations. Fellows help to increase both the quantity and quality of emergency meals served in Philadelphia, as well as the interconnectedness of social service organizations. In the process, Fellows will gain valuable experience for careers in City government and the non-profit sector. The position is housed within the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services (OHS). (8/21)

College of Education is looking for a Tyler to join our team as a Design Intern. The posting is on Handshake. (8/20)

Orchard Art Collective, a local art collective and gallery space in Frankford, has several internship opportunities with their collective. While unpaid, they offer to interns hours-worked towards classes and/or events that we host as well as valuable education and networking opportunities in exchange for their service.   (8/19)

Adorned by Aisha is looking for an intern to help with basic jewelry fabrication. This includes but not limited to: assembling pieces by adding chains, charms, earrings hooks, etc. Gluing pieces together. Replacing batteries. This internship also has some clerical aspects including but not limited to: social media, website and Etsy updates, updating mailing lists etc. Studio is located in northern liberties. Please email to apply. (8/15)

Graphic Design Student Worker or Intern. The Graphic Designer at Temple University’s College of Engineering reports to the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication with the responsibilities of the creation of visual content for the College. The role will to maintain a strong visual identity, and present a consistent and professional image to all external and internal constituents. Projects range from brochures, flyers, posters, t-shirts to advertisements, animation/video assets, and more. 6-10+ hours per week with a flexible set schedule. (8/2)

Share Food Program is hiring a variety of Interns for the fall semester. The Share Food Program is looking for interns for the Fall 2019 semester looking to make a real difference in Greater Philadelphia. Share Food Program is a fast-paced and lively 501(c)(3) non-profit that welcomes big ideas and big personalities at our North Philadelphia warehouse and offices at 2901 W Hunting Park Ave. The Share Food internship program promises real responsibility and action—with a true learning experience.  We are committed to a “no getting coffee, no getting copies” internship policy–interns have real responsibility and do valuable work. These positions are unpaid, but we can promise a rewarding experience doing work that matters. (7/30)

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Exhibits Curator. The City of Chandler Cultural Development Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of EXHIBITS CURATOR at the Vision Gallery and Chandler Museum. (9/9)

Exhibit Technician. Liberty Science Center (LSC) is currently seeking a part-time Exhibit Technician to join our Exhibition Operations & Maintenance team. The Exhibit Technician will focus on the daily care and upkeep of all exhibitions featured at LSC, including temporary and featured exhibits. The Exhibit Technician must diagnose, troubleshoot (usually in the public areas), and research successful solutions for exhibit issues. (9/9)

Guest Engagement Coordinator. Liberty Science Center (LSC) is currently seeking a full-time Guest Engagement Coordinator to join our Guest Engagement Team— a team that is essential to fostering an environment that is safe, enjoyable, and conductive to learning­­. The Guest Engagement Coordinator’s primary area of focus will be: 1) training and supervising a team of Associates working in exhibition spaces, theaters, and other public spaces and 2) facilitating a staff culture that embraces and advances LSC’s mission. (9/9)

Jim Crow Museum Education Coordinator. The Education Coordinator will direct educational programming for the Jim Crow Museum in cooperation and collaboration with educational and community leaders. These efforts include supporting local educators and educators across the United States who are using Museum resources for educational experiences. The Coordinator will also help create educational materials that draw upon the primary sources contained within the Jim Crow Museum’s collection. In doing so, the impact of the Museum’s collection will be expanded to teach tolerance and promote a more just society. (9/9)

Digital Marketing Coordinator. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is seeking a dedicated Digital Marketing Coordinator to support and optimize our digital marketing efforts. The Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for carrying out the email marketing program and assisting with other digital marketing initiatives, including but not limited to research and analytics, cross-channel collaboration, lead generation/list management, and content strategy. The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple project timelines and have a keen eye for detail. Reporting to the Digital Marketing Manager, the Coordinator is a highly organized and communicative self-starter who thrives in a culture that is creative, fast-paced, and team-oriented. (9/9)

Studio Assistant. The job will be to assist in the bending of the sticks. 2 times a week for a full day’s work from 10 to 5. The job pays $10.00 per hour with the opportunity for a raise if the individual decides they would want more responsibility. (9/5)

Education Workshop Staff – Futures Therapy Lab. The Futures Therapy Lab (FTL) is a space for conversation, critique, and creativity for those considering the ideas set forth in Designs for Different Futures. Part of the exhibition experience, the lab is open to visitors of all ages and is free with museum admission. Thinking about possible futures is both exhilarating and anxiety-making. Work it out in the Lab through reading reflection, and art making. (9/4)

Community Organizer. Juntos’ Community Organizer will serve our human rights and immigration campaigns through the leadership development of Juntos’ community members, the support and expansion of our broad based coalition work, and the development and execution of campaigns on a local and national level. The core of the Community Organizer’s work will center around criminalization and immigration issues. A qualified applicant will have two to five years experience in organizing and social justice campaign work. (9/4)

Curatorial Assistant. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has an opening for a full-time Curatorial Assistant to assist curators in the research and organization of exhibitions. The Assistant will be responsible for preparing, coordinating, and monitoring loan forms; drafting wall texts and labels; creating exhibition checklists; monitoring deadlines and deliverables; compiling informational packets on traveling exhibitions; compiling bibliographies and photographic materials for catalogue preparation; and preparing exhibition team meeting agendas. (9/3)

Assistant Preparator. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has openings for two Assistant Preparators. Reporting to the Lead Preparator, Assistant Preparators safely handle artwork for installation/deinstallation, storage, and general collection care. They also assist with logistical issues as they arise in the movement, storage, and transportation of art work, working closely with all Collections and Exhibitions staff in order to complete projects in a timely manner in accordance with best practices. (9/3)

Artist in Residence Exhibitions. Responsible for exhibition spaces including installing and closing of exhibits. Corresponds with artists and coordinates on all aspects of the exhibition process including: shipment, reports, physical arrangement, lighting, gallery repairs, scheduling of photo shoots, press releases and grant proposals. The AIR will work 20 hours per week in exhibitions. Assist the gallery manager in ordering and maintaining supplies. Assist the sales gallery with sales throughout the year especially during Celebration and the Holiday Festival, which are the Craft Center’s annual events. The AIR may have the opportunity to teach workshops and academic classes in their specific medium or foundations and conduct outreach demonstrations. The AIR must produce a significant body of studio work while showing a high level of technical expertise and aesthetic merit. In consultation with the Director, expectations of the AIR’s studio work will be reviewed after arrival. (9/3)

Temple Contemporary is looking for work study students to fill the roll as Conversation Starters. This is a great opportunity to work in a project space with exposure to a variety of public programs and artists.  Must have work study to be eligible.  If interested, please email (8/29)

The Tyler Exhibitions Team is looking for new members! Are you interested in learning about the in’s and outs of running exhibition spaces, including art handling techniques, restoration, materials management, safe practices, and photographing exhibitions for the Tyler website? If so, please email Kati Gegenheimer ( and Zach Lindenberger ( expressing your interest in joining our exhibitions team that manages the Stella Elkins Tyler Galleries and exhibitions spaces across the Tyler Building. Please note that only students with work-study may apply. (8/29)

Tyler Student Life is looking for someone to help out in the office and run the Wednesday Cookie Jar & Java event. You will need to be free to work on Wednesdays between 10:30 and noon (10-12:30 is better). You must have work study. There will be one other period of time per week scheduled at your convenience during work hours. Additional hours may be available during events, but you will work 4-6 hours per week. If you are interested, please contact Kari Scott: Please note that only students with work-study may apply. (8/29)

Ever dream of being a Barista? This is your opportunity! Work for Temple Contemporary each CofFREE Monday. Hours are 7:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. EVERY MONDAY. If interested, please reach out to (8/29)

Ceramics Teacher. At SpArc Services, our mission is to support people with disabilities by providing programs and services that encourage inclusion, independence, and personal achievement and provide services through programs designed to fit each individual and develop personal goals and milestones for growth. Contracted – Part time – One day/week-TBD 10:00-3:00. (8/29)

Manager, School and Community Partnerships. How would you like to be part of a team of the most beloved children’s museum in Philadelphia? Now is your chance to represent a nonprofit organization that changes a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play. Please Touch Museum a non-profit organization seeks an experienced, Manager, School & Community Partnerships. Reporting to and working closely with the Senior Director, Museum Experience & Education, the Manager, School & Community Partnerships will plan, develop, and foster partnerships and collaborative opportunities with Philadelphia schools, teachers, administrators, libraries, and community organizations. They will work closely with the Manager, Education Programs in the development of facilitated school field trip programs and drive long-term development of school-museum partnerships and programs within the Museum and in Philadelphia schools. They will develop and support programs and resources for early childhood professionals and educators. They will also lead school open house cultivation events. (8/21)

Artist Assistant for afterschool programs. Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture’s after-school visual art classes meet at Juanita Academy on Mondays 3:15pm-5:45pm, and at Moffet School on Wednesdays 3:15-5:45pm. The position requires a commitment of 6 hours on average per week, with expectation of additional time for assisting in occasional planning/display of students’ artworks. The Art Assistant should assist Teaching Artist and Tyler Alumni Lisa Volta-Zalloum in set up, clean up, and support in-class instruction and student behavior.  Applicants should be skilled in visual art and be responsible, flexible, and passionate about youth, arts, and cultural education. This is a paid position of $14/hr. To apply please send resume with two references to (8/20)

Craft Fair Sales Associate. Adorned by Aisha is hiring! We are looking for a sales associate to go to craft shows and street festivals in the Philly/South Jersey area. You will be setting up the booth, displaying the merchandise, and then selling the goods. You will be responsible for getting the goods to and from the shows and staying during show hours for selling. MUST HAVE CAR, Must be available on weekends. Prior Sales experience is a plus but not necessary. Please email (8/15)

Teaching Artists and Assistants for Youth Art & Photography Education. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is seeking Teaching Artists and Assistants for youth programming for Fall 2019 programming. We  design our sessions into ten weeks, aiming to be in schools for two hours each week. (8/12)

The Tyler School of Art Admissions office is hiring new Student Ambassadors for the 2019 -2020 school year. Student Ambassadors play a critical role in welcoming new, current, and prospective students to Tyler School of Art. The Tyler School of Art Admissions team has a reputation for being knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. We seek students eager to share their passion for Tyler School of Art! Student Ambassadors must be comfortable speaking on the phone, to incoming guests, and in front of crowds. If you feel this roles fits you apply here as soon as possible. Employment will be based on work study eligibility for the Fall 19 Semester. (8/12)

Digital Art & Animation Teacher. One River School of Art + Design is on an ambitious plan to “transform art education” across America and we are seeking compelling educators to join our company and grow with us. One River has become the voice for contemporary art and design within its communities by developing a new method for teaching which celebrates what is current and relevant in today’s art and design worlds. We are looking for experienced digital artists with a desire to teach a wide variety of classes to artists of all ages. Our programs develop enthusiastic young digital artist through the following specializations: Digital Drawing/Painting/Illustration, Animation, Design, 3D sculpting, Comics, Cartooning, Photography, Film and more! (8/12)

Archivist/Media & Image Editor. The Archivist/Media & Image Editor is responsible for a variety of key roles at fast-paced contemporary artist’s studio. As the studio’s archivist, they control, oversee and maintain all facets of the studio’s archive both analog and digital. As Media & Image Editor, they work closely alongside the artist helping to creatively build, photograph, retouch, edit and assemble imagery for new artworks. This role also oversees the studio’s web and social media presence. The tasks are wide-ranging and take place working alongside a friendly and dynamic studio team of collaborators. (8/12)

Assistant Director at Cheryl Numark Art Advisory. Cheryl Numark Art Advisory, a leading art advisory firm based in Washington, DC, provides art consulting services for private, corporate and institutional clients, and sells second market work as a private dealer. CNAA is currently seeking an Assistant Director or Assistant to the Director, depending on the experience of the candidate. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a track record of experience working in a commercial fine arts setting, knowledge of contemporary art, proficiency in editing images, excellent writing and organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and a desire to pursue a career in the art consulting field. (8/12)

Curatorial Assistant. The James A. Michener Art Museum, a private non-profit organization in Doylestown, PA, is seeking a full-time Curatorial Assistant to join its Curatorial Department. Reporting to the Curator of American Art, the Curatorial Assistant assists the Curator, Registrar, and Chief Preparator in all aspects of the Curatorial Department, including administrative duties, exhibitions programming, research and display of the permanent collection, and support of the department’s accessions program by researching objects proposed for accessions, tracking gifts, and related duties as assigned. (8/12)

Museum Specialist. This position is located in the Collections Processing Unit (CPU), Collections Department, Collections Archives and Logistics Directorate, National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Smithsonian Institution, which is responsible for properly protecting the National Collections of Aeronautics and Space Artifacts in perpetuity, guaranteeing intellectual as well as physical control over those collections. (8/12)

AmeriCorps Museum Associate. AFNHA AmeriCorps Museum Associates serve with local historical museums on collections management, exhibit development, visitor services, promotion, and capacity building. Several positions still open for a one-year term to start in September, including WV Railroad Museum, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, County Historical Societies, and developing a 4H museum. This full time AmeriCorps service year experience is a great way to build your resume while serving rural communities in the beautiful West Virginia mountains. (8/12)

Admissions Counselor. Otis College of Art and Design is hiring an Admissions Counselor to counsel prospective students regarding admission policies and procedures. Reviews and evaluates applicants to determine qualification for admission to Otis. The position involves extensive travel within the United States as well as working evenings and weekends. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Admissions Recruitment. (8/4)

Graphic Designer. The Marketing & Communications team at The New York Academy of Medicine is looking for a technical and creative Graphic Designer with relevant professional experience in digital and print design with demonstrated strong project management skills. The ideal candidate works well in a fast-paced environment and can manage deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously. The Graphic Designer reports to the Associate Creative Director (ACD) and works collaboratively with the Senior Web Producer and other members of the team. (8/4)

Temple PEX Coordinator. This is a part-time position 20 hours/week. The PEX (Philadelphia Experience) Passport provides Temple students discounted access to arts and cultural organizations throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding region and publicizes cultural events for the purpose of encouraging student engagement with the city. The part time PEX coordinator maintains the PEX (Philadelphia Experience) Passport by communicating with existing community partners, reaching out to new partners, keeping the online Passport updated and functional, and publicizing the Passport to faculty and students. Performs other duties as assigned. (8/4)

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Rowen Elementary is looking for volunteers to help during with their school Fall Festival. Last year we had 3 Temple students volunteer their time to paint faces and they were a great addition to the day. Even is still being finalized, but it will be at 6841 N 19th St on Friday, October 18 from 9am – 2:30pm. They will provide all the materials to do the face painting we just need the talent. If you can volunteer, contact James at (8/29)