Artist in Residence - Visual Arts Lubbock, TX 79410 Part-time, Contract Salary: $20.00 /hour Job Summary: The Artist in Residence is responsible for planning, designing, and implementing therapeutic arts activities
Artist in Residence – Visual Arts
- Lubbock, TX 79410
- Part-time, Contract
- Salary: $20.00 /hour
The Artist in Residence is responsible for planning, designing, and implementing therapeutic arts activities for inpatient and outpatient pediatric patients and families to normalize their hospital experience and provide inspirational creative experiences. The Artist in Residence works under the supervision of the integrative care clinical team including the child life specialists and music therapist and practices within established professional, departmental, and hospital standards.
· Apply a variety of art methods including but not limited to drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor, collage, sculpture, clay, photography, crafting and jewelry making to foster leisure, coping, and creativity.
· Develop interactive and pleasurable art activities and programming for patients of varied ages and developmental levels to encourage creativity, coping, mindfulness, and social engagement during their health care experience.
· Plan, design, and implement therapeutic art activities for one-to-one, family, and group sessions
· Assist child life staff with themed art projects and unit decorating as tasked
· Assist with special events that include arts-related activities
· Maintain, organize, and monitor art-related equipment and resources for the integrative care department
· Collect and track data and productivity statistics for quality improvement and arts in medicine initiatives
· Evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic arts programming and make changes and adaptations as necessary
· Be skilled in a variety of art methods and techniques including drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor, collage, sculpture, clay, photography, crafting and jewelry making
· Have a minimum of 3-6 months experience teaching or implementing art activities for children
· Possess knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in fine arts or creative arts.
· Ability to quickly establish positive rapport with children, adolescents, and adults
· Possess a general working knowledge of child development
· Uphold professional boundaries and demonstrate comfort working with children experiencing illness or complex medical issues
· Demonstrate effective communication skills
January 31 (Friday)