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
Spring 2024 Internship

Monument Lab is now accepting intern applications for the spring 2024 semester. This program is tailor-made for both undergraduate and graduate students, offering a unique chance to dive into the world of local, national, and international public art non-profit work. Our 12-week internship program starts on January 22, 2024.

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so don't miss your chance to be a part of our team! The deadline for all applications is Monday, November 20 at 5 PM EST.

Director of Advancement

Monument Lab is seeking a passionate, entrepreneurial individual to serve as the Director of Advancement (DoA). This individual will be responsible for strengthening the mission of the organization by creating, leading, planning, and managing a comprehensive development and fundraising strategy to deepen and sustain our organizational growth. In collaboration with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, internally and externally, the DoA will play a key role in supporting existing organizational relationships and cultivating new opportunities with institutional, corporate, and individual donors.

Reporting to the Director of Monument Lab, the DoA will be a member of the senior leadership team and work in close coordination with the Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors. The DoA will collaborate across all departments to organize and execute development initiatives. This individual will develop systems and implement best practices to shape an expanding advancement team. This position will supervise one full-time staff member and a select amount of contracted high-performing, mission-driven individuals.

Business Manager

The Business Manager serves as an integral member of the Monument Lab team, working to support and strengthen Monument Lab’s core nonprofit business functions. This position provides high-level strategic and tactical support to the Chief Operating Officer, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the organization’s operations, and works to advance the financial, legal and compliance, and human resource activities.

This position is open to candidates who are strategic systems thinkers, with skills in process and policy development and implementation. The ideal candidate will have a diverse background in nonprofit business administration. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this position will work collaboratively across all departments, and serve as the primary point of contact with a variety of the organization’s key vendors.