JOB POSTING: Painted Bride Program Manager

The Painted Bride is seeking a new Program Manager to join our team! The Program Manager acts as a point-of-contact between artists, the organization, our Program Committee; implements our programming and projects; and facilitates internal administrative and producing work in order to ensure the success of our programming. The ideal candidate for this role would be someone who has excitement and curiosity around new models for art experiences, a willingness to think outside the box, experience in collaborating with communities in and outside of the arts, a deep relationship with communities in West Philadelphia, as well as cultural competency and a working knowledge of anti-oppressive practices. This is a position where you will be working closely with other artists, and helping them implement their projects.


This is a part-time position (20-30 hours/week). Part-time applicants receive an hourly rate of $25/hour with flexibility in scheduling. Candidates who are interested in applying should upload their resume and fill out our questionnaire by following the link below. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and the applicant must be available for onboarding and training starting August 14th, 2023.


No cover letter is necessary. To apply, follow this link to fill out a questionnaire and upload your resume:



  • Manages and produces artistic projects, including setting timelines and tasks by scheduling, budgeting, resource allocation, convening and co-facilitating (along with the Communications and Partnership Manager) meetings with participants and partners, event planning, audience evaluation, post mortems, and program assessment.
  • Implements day-of-management for our events, including (but not limited to): arriving an hour before the event to help artists with set-up, delivering a curtain speech for our audience to introduce them to our programming and the Bride, and opening our installation windows if necessary. Shared responsibilities with our Communications & Partnerships Manager include taking photos at each event, setting up our registration table, greeting attendees, and walk-ins with registration.
  • Manages our new project application process, including conducting applicant/artist outreach along with the Communications and Partnerships Manager, reviewing applications for basic eligibility, facilitating application review with the Programming Committee, and communicating with applicants.
  • Manages our Program Committee alongside our Communications & Partnerships Manager, including convening weekly meetings to facilitate new project brainstorming, application review, project management, and reporting; setting agendas, audience evaluation, post mortems, program assessment, sending reminders, taking notes, and determining and delegating next steps; and cultivating new members to maintain a diverse, artist-led cohort.
  • Organizes our master calendar, which lists events and rehearsals happening in our space for the convenience of our technical staff.
  • Manage program-based relationships, including artists, mentors, partners, and relevant community members – both locally and nationally.
  • Attends bi-monthly marketing meetings led by our Communications and Partnerships Manager.
  • Supports the Executive Director in grant writing and proposals by writing initial drafts and assisting with the editing process.
  • Visits our space in West Philadelphia at least once a week for on-site collaboration with Executive Director, with additional visits based on our event calendar.


Must Have:

  • 2+ years of project and/or event management experience in the arts and/or community-centered work, including budgeting, resource allocation, meeting planning and facilitation, and evaluation
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain structures and systems that aid in a balance of efficiency and inclusion, and to revise and adapt over time
  • Comfort with a collaborative, emergent work environment that values deep engagement of and direction from artists and communities over urgency, perfection, or one right way
  • Excitement and curiosity around new models for arts experiences and a willingness to think outside the box
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple timelines
  • Cultural competency and a working knowledge of anti-oppressive practices


Nice to Have:

  • Experience with application management
  • Experience with volunteer management
  • Experience in grant-making
  • Background in visual and/or performing arts, or involvement in creative communities
  • Involvement in community-centered projects
  • Grant writing or other fundraising experience
  • Deep relationship with the West Philadelphia area or 19139 zip code


Reports to

  • Executive Director and Program Committee


Position Type

  • Part-time (20-30 hours/week), non-exempt



  • Remote hybrid, with attendance at events throughout the city