Friends, Peace, Sanctuary Project Coordinator

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Work type: Limited Term Part Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Staff

Swarthmore College seeks a Project Coordinator for Friends, Peace and Sanctuary (FPS), a project recently funded through the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. This project is a collaboration among book artists and workshop collaborators (select members of the Iraqi and Syrian refugee community in Northeast Philadelphia) that will culminate in several exhibitions to include work commissioned of the book artists and workshop collaborators.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the successful orchestration of all aspects of the Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project, including logistics, documentation, marketing, and exhibition execution. The Coordinator reports to the co-project leads, Peggy Seiden and Katie Price, and works alongside the project curator to ensure that the overall vision of the project is realized.  Given the organic nature of this project, they will also have a key role shaping FPS as it develops.  The Project Coordinator is responsible for maintaining all documentation of the FPS project, for developing the project website and social media content, and for assisting with background research on political, social, and cultural issues surrounding refugee resettlement in Philadelphia and the U.S. 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two or more years’ professional experience managing projects.
  • Two or more years’ working in community engaged arts or a related field.
  • PA Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearances.
  • A valid driver’s license.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess strong skills in collaboration, organization, project management, and attention to detail. 
  • Must be highly flexible and willing to adapt to the project as it evolves.
  • Adept at working with a variety of constituencies, including artists, organizations, College faculty and staff.


  • Ability to speak and read Arabic is strongly preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience in project management in the visual or performing arts, or community based programs.
  • M.A. or M.F.A. in a field related to the project.

This is a part-time 20 hours per week, limited term position scheduled from August 2017 through July 2019.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


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