Scaffolding Crew Member

  • Full-time

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What we offer

  • Impact - The work you do here matters to millions. 
  • Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 
  • Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
  • Benefits - We care about your well-being.

Agency Description

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is a public private partnership dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. We create art with others to transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. Through this work, we establish new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art. Our process empowers artists to be change agents, stimulates dialogue about critical issues, and builds bridges of connection and understanding. Our work is created in service of a larger movement that values equity, fairness and progress across all of society. We listen with empathetic ears to understand the aspirations of our partners and participants. And through beautiful collaborative art, we provide people with the inspiration and tools to seize their own future.

Annually, Mural Arts engages more than 25,000 people. This includes more than 2,000 who enroll in ongoing art and muralism workshops offered through our Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light programs; more than 8,000 who co-create our stunning works of public art; and more than 15,000 who tour our multi-neighborhood collection. Annually, we produce between 80 and 100 temporary and permanent pieces, which together tell an incredible story of Philadelphia’s beauty and resilience.

Job Description

Mural Arts is seeking a Crew Member to provide on-site support including erecting and dismantling scaffolding, wall preparation, lot maintenance and graffiti removal.

Essential Functions

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Transport, erect and dismantle scaffolding according to policy and OSHA regulations
  • Assist with mural wall preparation, such as grid lines, priming, grinding, sealing, etc.
  • Remove graffiti from murals and re-paint defaced areas.
  • Maintain the appearance of mural lots by removing refuse, mowing, weed-whacking and making minor repairs, etc.
  • Driving to and from work sites, carrying crew members, materials, deliveries, etc. as needed.
  • Construction/carpentry as it relates to wall preparation or other Mural Arts projects and interior/exterior surface painting.
  • Relocate equipment and supplies as needed including paint deliveries
  • Perform minor maintenance in and around the main office and other office spaces
  • Assist Mural Arts Philadelphia with other tasks as needed
  • Review and respond to emails
  • Document job completion in Smartsheet

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of masonry, carpentry, scaffold erection, color mixing, general artistic

skills/ knowledge a plus

  • Ability to work at heights
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Good communication skills (oral and listening) and collaboration/team skills
  • Ability to lift 80lbs. regularly


Working hours are generally 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm in person. Hours can sometimes vary based on needs. Overtime is available.


  • High School or equivalent. Previous related experience preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must be a Philadelphia resident or be able to establish bona fide residence in the City within six months of appointment
  • OSHA 30 and MEWP (Aerial Lift) training required to be completed within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Computer skills with experience in spreadsheets/Smartsheet preferred

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit references and a resume.

Salary Range: $38,378

Did you know?

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • 25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options are available

*The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

Effective May 22, 2023, vaccinations are no longer required for new employees that work in non-medical, non-emergency or patient facing positions with the City of Philadelphia. As a result, only employees in positions providing services that  are patient-facing medical care (ex: Nurses, doctors, emergency medical personnel), must be fully vaccinated.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected].

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