Monument Lab is a public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. Monument Lab works with artists, students, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. Founded by Paul Farber and Ken Lum in 2012, Monument Lab cultivates and facilitates critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments. Through exhibitions, research programs, and fellowships, Monument Lab critically engages our inherited symbols in order to unearth the next generation of monuments that elevate stories of resistance and hope.

Monument Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of Culture Trust Greater Philadelphia (CTGP), a charitable 501(c)(3) trust supporting diverse cultural practices in the Philadelphia region. CTGP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Openings
Director of Partnerships

The Director of Partnerships will work to strengthen the curatorial and research missions of the organization by leading, planning, and managing comprehensive advancement efforts that deepen and sustain organizational growth, strategy, and vision for Monument Lab’s work at the intersection of art and justice. In collaboration with a wide range of partners, including but not limited to, foundations, museums, historic sites, municipalities, schools, and universities, the Director of Partnerships will play a key role in supporting existing projects and coordinating new initiatives, as part of the Monument Lab leadership team.

The inaugural position is open to candidates with a variety of training paths and professional expertise.  The ideal candidate will have a diversified background in fundraising and advancement, but also broad intellectual interests crossing fields and disciplines; expertise in nonprofit practices; and wide-ranging knowledge in the arts and humanities. 

Reporting to the Director, the Director of Partnerships will work in close coordination with the Chief Operating Officer and support the activities of the Advisory Board. This position will also be responsible for managing at least one Program Associate (part-time).

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator serves as an integral member of the Monument Lab team, helping support and strengthen a strong foundation for Monument Lab’s core operations. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), this position provides a full-range of administrative and project-based support. This includes tracking and managing the organization’s robust inquiry intake process, providing logistical support for programs and events, facilitating financial processes, updating the website, managing calendars, and maintaining records and databases. The Administrative Coordinator will play a key role in implementing administrative processes, project-management systems, and internal planning initiatives.

Additionally, the Administrative Coordinator will provide a high-level of administrative support to the Director and provide support on special projects, as needed.

The Administrative Coordinator position is open to candidates who have experience in arts administration, higher education, museum studies, and/or nonprofit management. The ideal candidate will have a wide-ranging understanding of the arts and humanities, as well as civic engagement and social justice.