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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.

Custodian 

The Custodian works 15 hours/week on site at historic Alverthorpe Manor to monitor building maintenance needs, make repairs and perform ongoing caretaking duties to allow for safe, welcoming and comfortable use of this busy facility. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Keep track of maintenance and perform repairs and upkeep in galleries, classrooms, kitchen, gardens, outdoor facilities and common spaces.
  • Maintain a 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 as needed with capital improvement projects that are undertaken.

Daily maintenance includes:

  • cleaning bathrooms or floors between scheduled cleanings
  • emptying the trash and recycling
  • stocking bathrooms with paper goods and soap
  • changing light bulbs, batteries, filters. 
  • unpacking deliveries
  • fixing easels and other light repairs in the studios

Other maintenance includes:

  • making small building repairs
  • identifying larger repairs that need to be addressed by a contractor
  • touch-up painting and helping with room re-sets. 
  • maintaining the flower gardens/shrubs 

Qualifications

  • Proactive approach and excellent follow-through
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently 
  • 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 March 18.

Printmaking Instructor

The Abington Art Center seeks Professional Printmaking Instructors for our Fall 10 Week Session! We are seeking instructors for our Adult weekly classes. Our Printmaking Studio is equipped for various printmaking methods including monotype, linoleum, woodcut, collagraph and more!

Requirements:

Minimum 4-year degree in Fine Art with a focus in Printmaking as well as experience teaching adults printmaking. Applicant should be a Professional Fine Art Printmaker.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, class proposal, website and references along with 2-3 examples of student work from previous classes you have taught to  jobs2@abingtonartcenter.org.

Jewelry Instructor

The Abington Art Center seeks one or two Jewelry educators for our Fall 10 Week Session! We are seeking instructors for weekly classes held on Monday and Tuesday mornings, afternoons and evenings, and Saturday mornings. Our Jewelry studio lends itself to general jewelry making classes as well as specialized classes in PMC, Enameling and other techniques.

Requirements:

Minimum 4-year degree in Jewelry and Metals or equivalent experience. Experience teaching adults Jewelry and Metals.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, class proposal, website and references along with 2-3 examples of student work from previous classes you have taught to  jobs2@abingtonartcenter.org.


Summer Art Camp Instructors 2024

The Abington Art Center seeks enthusiastic educators to teach a variety of art curricula in our Summer Camp Program, June 17-August 30. The program has one, two and three-week long classes in morning and afternoon sessions for students in the 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 12-16 age groups.

AAC is currently seeking instructors a General Arts Instructor for our weekly Camps in July and August 2024. Please see the Summer Camp page on our website for more program information:  https://canvas.abingtonartcenter.org/classes.

Experience:

Progress toward a 4-year degree in Art Education or Art. Experience teaching elementary and/or middle school-aged students. Demonstrated skill and knowledge in the jewelry making process required. BFA in Metals preferred for our specialty camps.

Payrate: $25/hr for 3.5 – 9 hours a day (Monday – Friday)

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, 3 references along with 2-3 examples of student work from previous classes you have taught to as well as a class outline to:  jobs2@abingtonartcenter.org.


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.


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.
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! Please note that Volunteers working with our Youth Program will need to submit their PA Clearances.


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.

Additionally, we offer teen Intern positions to volunteer with our Gallery staff during August to assist in hanging the KidFest Exhibition and run activities at our annual KidFest Event this year to be held on Thursday, August 22nd from 5pm-8pm. If you have any questions, please contact AJ Wright at awright@abingtonartcenter.org or 215-887-4882 ext. 100