Creative Art and Therapy Coordinator Jobs in Alexandria, VA at Goodwin Living
Title: Creative Art and Therapy Coordinator
Company: Goodwin Living
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Compassion that is rooted in a love of people
Ambition to make a difference in the lives of others
Desire to be a part of a mission-driven team
About the Position
This position is primarily responsible for designing a program that will enhance creativity within the individual, provide opportunities for developing a sense of self-confidence, and encourage meaningful socialization. The position requires development and implementation of creative programming for residents by offering classes and workshops in fine arts, crafts, humanities, and other artistic expression, providing an atmosphere for growth and appreciation of the arts as a means of self-expression. This position is also responsible for overseeing the Events Coordinator and Recreation Assistant functions.
Supervises the Recreation Assistant assigned to RL and AL programming. Provides direction, leadership and encouragement to foster quality programming.
Develops, coordinates, and conducts a therapeutic program of daily classes in artistic expression, including painting, drawing, pottery/clay and crafts. Within the creative arts, provides benefit and meaning to the largest number of resident’s possible, reaching residents at differing levels of interest and ability.
Develops, adapts and conducts a variety of group art activities for AL and HC residents. These programs will be coordinated with the Recreation staff of these units at least one month prior to implementation. The program should include assisting residents in participating at all levels of functioning and should be adapted to those with visual, hearing, physical, mental and/or cognitive impairments.
Plans and coordinates a variety of exhibitions, art displays, and collections from internal and external community artists. Keeps in regular contact with community art guilds and galleries to attract local artists for exhibitions.
Plans and coordinates all art display/exhibitions – both internal and external artists includes assisting each artist with display set up, providing signage for each piece of art and assists the taking down of all displays. Consideration will be given for providing an opening celebration for each artist.
Minimum of two years’ experience in conducting artistic classes, workshops, and/or programs required.
Bachelor’s Degree in art, art therapy, or related discipline from an accredited college, university, or art institute with additional training in advanced art, humanities, or related discipline preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Must have computer skills in basic word processing.
Compensation & Benefits
Health/ Dental/ Vision Insurance
Financial assistance with U.S. Citizenship application
Paid Time Off
About Goodwin Living
Goodwin Living has been uplifting the lives of older adults and those who care for them since 1967. Based in Northern Virginia, we are a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, committed to exceptional service and personalized care. Our family of services includes two senior living life plan communities, an innovative continuing care at home program, health care services such as hospice, home health and rehabilitation therapy, and the Goodwin Living Foundation.
Goodwin Living provides a supporting and enriching work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as an AARP Employer Pledge Signer.