For over 35 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Our core program areas – Art Education, Environmental Justice, Porch Light, and Restorative Justice – yield unique, project-based learning opportunities for thousands of youth and adults.
Each year, 15,000 residents and visitors tour Mural Arts’ outdoor art gallery, which has become part of the city’s civic landscape and a source of pride and inspiration, earning Philadelphia international recognition as the “Mural Capital of the World.”
Mural Arts Philadelphia – Restorative Justice Program Manager
Restorative justice is an alternative to traditional means of rehabilitation and punishment which brings together returning citizens and community members, focusing on conversation, and understanding as the first steps on the path to healing.
Art education, paired with personal and professional development, and hands-on assistance on mural projects forge the growth of strong, positive bonds among individuals who are incarcerated, returning citizens, justice-impacted individuals, and communities. We place a strong emphasis on work readiness within our Guild program and give creative voice to people who have been disconnected from society.
Restorative Justice participants feel empowered by their accomplishments and emerge with a newfound sense of pride in their own abilities and enhanced employment readiness skills.
In addition, as part of the Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant from the City of Philadelphia, Mural Arts Philadelphia has partnered with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to create a Rec Crew of Guild alumni who can help to transform several recreation centers in zip codes heavily impacted by violence.
Mural Arts Philadelphia is seeking a Program Manager to support the work of its nationally recognized Restorative Justice Program. This position will be responsible for day to day coordination in the Restorative Justice (RJ) Program with guidance from the Director. This position is an integral part of the Restorative Justice Team. It requires a strong desire to work in a collaborative manner with a robust village of internal and external partners assembled in service of the program participant’s personal and professional development/support and ultimate placement in job and or training opportunities.