Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.

Facilities Manager

18-20 hours/week

Position Summary

The Facilities Manager serves on site at Alverthorpe Manor to monitor building maintenance needs, make repairs and coordinate with outside contractors.


Primary Responsibilities

Keep track of maintenance and perform repairs and upkeep in galleries, classrooms, kitchen, gardens, outdoor facilities and common spaces.

Research, contact and obtain bids from contractors as needed for building repairs, etc.; get competitive pricing.

Serve as on-site contact for vendors to maintain facility and oversee project completion.

Maintain relationships and communications with vendors that regularly service the building, including cleaners, A/C and heating co., elevator maintenance co., pest control, gardening company.

Track inventory of paper goods and coordinate with provider for fulfillment of monthly orders.

Coordinate with the Township’s Parks & Recreation Department on major building repairs and upkeep issues.

Set up process of communication with staff to report on repairs and maintenance needed and completed.

Adapt work schedule as needed to fulfill maintenance needs in each season of the art center.

Create a consistent, organized system of managing building needs that allows for proactive decision making and responsiveness to unforeseen issues that arise.

Assist with project management of capital projects that are undertaken.


Qualifications

Ability to see the big picture

Strong organizational and communication skills

Creative problem-solving skills

Proactive approach and good follow-through

Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

Ability to use hand and power tools to perform a variety of building repairs involving basic mechanical, plumbing, painting, electrical and/or carpentry skills


Ability to set consistent hours, along with some flexible timing depending upon the season of the year


Pay: $16-20/hour

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter to jobs2@abingtonartcenter.org by September 1.

Events House Managers

The Events House Manager serves on site at Alverthorpe Manor for Abington Art Center’s private events (e.g., weddings, mitzvahs), monitoring, managing logistics and providing information as needed about the facility and its use. The House Manager reports to AAC’s Private Events Manager and at individual events works in coordination with the catering manager.

Hours are variable, including evenings and weekends during scheduled events. Must be able to move light furniture and lift 50 lbs. Experience in restaurants or catering, production or stage management is preferred.

Depending upon the event, the House Manager may be expected to perform the following duties: set up and break down chairs/tables, work with other House Managers during events, lock up facilities and report any damage or violations of contract to AAC’s Private Events Manager.

Contract position, earning $15/hour.

To apply, please email resume to  jobs2@abingtonartcenter.org 

Located on a historic 27-acre campus in Jenkintown, PA, just outside of Center City Philadelphia, Abington Art Center presents art exhibitions, creative programs and cultural events for the lower Montgomery County and Philadelphia area, along with private events.


Teaching Positions

Abington Art Center is always on the lookout for new art instructors! To apply, please send your resume and cover letter along with 3 references and images of your students’ work to jobs2@abingtonartcenter.org

Administrative Positions

Studio School Front Desk Associate & Registrar                           Posted 9/6/22

Job Type: Part-time, Paid

The Abington Art Center seeks a charismatic person to assist at the Studio School front desk. The person will need to be adaptable and good at problem solving. An artistic background is preferred but not required. Candidate must be an ambassador for Abington Art Center who is able to become familiar with our organizational offerings. Strong customer service and communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, technological proficiency and familiarity with databases. The Studio School Registrar will work 20 hours per week, times to be determined based on prospective employee schedule.  

Responsibilities include:

Fielding phone and in-person inquiries about interdepartmental offerings 
Maintaining and organizing the functionality of the front office 
Answering phones and emails
Taking credit card payments
Updating the student database
Registering students for classes and workshops 
Performing opening and closing duties
Supporting studio school classroom maintenance 
Other duties as assigned

 

All AAC staff are required to provide proof of vaccination, to be masked at all times when on-site, and to practice social distancing when possible.

Pay Rate: $15/hour

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter to jobs2@abingtonartcenter.org. Applications will be accepted until the role is filled.

Volunteers are vital to Abington Art Center as we seek to serve a growing community. A variety of volunteer and internship positions are available and we would be thrilled to have your support. Hours and days are flexible.
 Due to the nature of online programming, we currently have minimal volunteer opportunities available. However, we are always searching for talented and hard-working individuals to help us serve our community! Please fill out this form and let us know how you’d like to get involved:

Student Camp Interns

Each year our Summer Art Camps are a success thanks to the hard work of teen volunteers from the community. Camp volunteers assist our instructors in the classroom by setting up materials, helping students complete projects, with clean-up and monitoring lunch, gaining valuable experience in arts and education working as a teacher’s assistant.

Abington Art Center is seeking bright, motivated high school students to assist art instructors in the classroom this summer. Candidates must show initiative, be dependable and work well with young children. This is a great learning experience, and it looks good on your college application as well!

Summer volunteer positions for grades 9-12 are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please contact AJ Wright at awright@abingtonartcenter.org or 215-887-4882 ext. 100