Monument Lab is a nonprofit 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 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.

As an organization we aspire to make our decisions, including how our resources are obtained and allocated, based on these values: Art at the Core, Process Matters as Much as Outcome, Intersectionality for Transformation, Collaboration with Boundaries, Citation and Compensation, Integrity with Accountability, Culture of Care, and Wisdom and Learning.

Current Openings
Director of Communications

The Director of Communications will work to strengthen all organizational (internal and external) communications for Monument Lab. By leading, planning, and managing the organization’s comprehensive communication efforts, the Director of Communications will deepen and sustain organizational growth, strategy, and vision for Monument Lab’s work at the intersection of art and justice. The Director of Communications will oversee and manage Monument Lab’s Communications Department, to include marketing, social media, external media, and design. In addition, this position will support and collaborate closely with the Advancement team.

The Director of Communications is a part of the organization’s Director’s Group. In this capacity, this position is responsible for maintaining an understanding of the organization’s financial model, fundraising priorities, and financial position. participating in crisis management and mitigation efforts; and supporting the organization’s strategic planning initiatives; and providing the Director’s Group and staff at-large regular updates and insights regarding the day-to-day, short-term, and long-term activities and goals of the Communications department. Reporting to the Director, this position manages a team of employees and contractors.

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


Part-Time Designer

Monument Lab is seeking a creative part-time designer with a broad range of skills and experience to support a variety of organizational and project-based design needs. Liaising with the Interim Director of Communications, this position will work in close collaboration with Monument Lab’s design, communications, and project teams.

Monument Lab’s studio headquarters is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This position is hybrid, with approximately 15 hours a week over a 6-month commitment, $30/hr.