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JOB POSTING: Art for Health & Healing Program Coordinator

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JOB POSTING: Art for Health & Healing Program Coordinator


The Art for Health & Healing – Program Coordinator for the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) will develop, plan, coordinate and implement an education pilot program for Art for Health & Healing. This program will be in partnership with specialists from Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery and related service agencies. The Program Coordinator, through CMA will utilize exhibits and art education experiences as a method for therapeutic interactions between participants, art therapist, and other professionals. The Program Coordinator will support goals and objectives of the Art for Health & Healing pilot program as advised by service partners, a registered, board certified Art Therapist, and the CMA staff.

This position is part-time (up to 20 hours per week) with an 18-week commitment.  There will be an opportunity for renewal after evaluation by the Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Work closely with an ATR-BC, Art Therapist and CMA staff to develop and teach 20different art education projects. These projects will be appropriate for visiting groups from mental health & recovery service partners. This includes Domestic Violence Project, Child & Adolescent Services, CommQuest Services and others.
• Establish and maintain relationships with service partners to fully understand client needs.
• Work with CMA staff to schedule and implement personalized gallery tours tailored for specific visiting groups from service partners.
• Schedule and arrange transportation of visiting groups as required.
• Document progress of art projects and conduct evaluations of visiting groups.
• Other tasks and responsibilities related to the Art for Health & Healing pilot program.

Qualifications/Desired Skills & Experience:
• B.A. or B.F.A. in­ relevant field (Art Education, Art Therapy, Fine Arts, Arts Administration, etc.)
• Minimum of three years of art teaching experience
• Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills
• Strong organizational and planning skills
• Positive, flexible attitude with attention to detail and sensitivity to diverse audiences
• Compassion, extreme patience, and friendly demeanor for adults and children with special education and behavioral needs
• Diplomatic with ability to work with a wide range of individual
• A good listener and tactful when communicating
• Ability to establish and work within budgets
• Proficiency with MS Office software

Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to: employment@cantonart.org. No phone calls, please.

About the Canton Museum of Art: 
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio’s premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience, attracting thousands of visitors each year. CMA is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits; dynamic museum-original exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, in-museum classes, and workshops serving thousands of children and adults each year.

The Canton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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