Educator-in-Residence Program Pilot: Spring/Summer 2023

April 14, 2023
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Mural Arts Philadelphia seeks applications for a new residency program designed to engage an educator in meaningful collaboration with Mural Arts teaching artists and Art Education staff. The Educator-in-Residence will help identify and deepen best practices, provide professional development to Mural Arts teaching artists & Art Education staff, and propose new approaches based on the needs of program participants.

The Educator-in-Residence will serve as a thought-leader and our “eyes and ears” to the field for the Spring and Summer. The Educator-in-Residence is afforded a stipend, and access to staff and resources to develop and realize their projects. We seek applications from dynamic educators to act in an advisory role to the Art Education department, lead professional development sessions, and develop curricular and classroom resources for teaching artists.

TIMELINE: (Spring/Summer 2023):

Applications accepted beginning March 6, 2023
Applications due by April 14, 2023
Selection Committee reviews applications week of April 17, 2023
Educator-in-Residence selected and notified April 2023
Dates of residency: May 2023 – August 2023

Desired Qualifications:

At least 3-5 years of previous teaching experience or work in education, specifically working with middle school and/or high school participants
Knowledge of healing-centered practices
Knowledge of anti-racist education practices
Some knowledge of how out-of-school time programming works with within public school environments
A creative practice or knowledge of creative practice(s) e.g. visual and performing arts, poetry, music


A minimum of three visits (in-person) to Mural Arts education programming in Philadelphia. The Educator-in-residence will be asked to provide observations and recommendations following these site visits
A minimum of 2 one-on-one meetings with each Lead and Assistant Teaching Artist pair to review curricula and provide feedback (virtual or in-person)
Lead two 2-hour professional development sessions for Mural Arts Teaching Artists and Art Education staff
one session will be scheduled the week of June 26, 2023
the other session is flexible between May – August
Create and share resource guide for teaching artists


The Educator-in-Residence will receive a stipend of $8,000 (May 2023 – August 2023).

This Educator-in-Residence can complete most functions remotely, but will be required to complete a minimum of three in-person observations of our Art Education programming in Philadelphia during the residency period (May 2023 – August 2023). This position is not eligible for benefits.

To apply, please submit a resume and the following materials, with subject line “Educator-in-Residence_Your Name,” to arted.resumes@muralarts.org by Friday, April 14, 2023

2-3 lesson plans that exemplify working with school programs and diverse communities
3-5 samples of previous student work or classroom images with brief description of project(s)
A proposal responding to the following questions (up to 800 words):
What is your teaching philosophy?
What excites you about this opportunity?
What do you bring to Mural Arts Philadelphia as an educator?
What professional development sessions or programs do you propose developing with the Art Education staff and teaching artist faculty?

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