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The Peabody Institute seeks Arts in Health Program Manager

We are seeking an Arts in Health Program Manager who will report to and work under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships, and Community Initiatives with dotted lines to the Director of Peabody Preparatory as well as staff liaisons at Johns Hopkins Healthcare System. This full-time 12-month position is responsible for supporting existing and new Peabody Institute Arts in Health programs in Baltimore clinical and community contexts.

The Arts in Health Program Manager manages all musicians and dancers in Peabody’s Arts in Health clinical programs at Johns Hopkins Healthcare System as well as Peabody Prescriber’s Arts for Health and Well-Being community programs. The Program Manager oversees application and selection processes, orientation and training, supervision, evaluation, and ongoing mentorship and professional development for student and professional artists. Requiring onsite work at Peabody Johns Hopkins Hospital, and offsite work within the Baltimore area, the Program Manager is responsible for building relationships and programs within both clinical and community organizations to advance Peabody’s expanding Arts in Health initiatives. The Program Manager will navigate between the arenas of healthcare, community arts, and higher education.

The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University advances a dynamic, 21st-century model of performing arts training in pursuit of its mission: to elevate the human experience through leadership at the intersection of art and education. Through its Conservatory for undergraduate and graduate studies and the Preparatory, Baltimore’s largest community performing arts school, Peabody empowers musicians and dancers from diverse backgrounds to create and perform at the highest level.

Arts in Health at Peabody

In collaboration with partners across Johns Hopkins University and throughout the Baltimore community, the Peabody Institute has mobilized the arts to support individual and community health and well-being. Building upon scientific research and artistic practices, Peabody’s Arts in Health initiatives encompass education, research, and clinical and community practices which serve artists, arts administrators, patients and care partners, healthcare providers and administrators, and citizens in the Baltimore community.

The rapidly growing field of Arts in Health, defined by the National Organization for Arts in Health as “dedicated to using the power of the arts to enhance health and well-being in diverse institutional and community contexts,” complements the creative arts therapies in bringing the arts into clinical and community settings to support the World Health Organization’s broad definition of health, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

While health benefits may result from engagement with Arts in Health programs, the practitioners’ aims are aesthetic rather than therapeutic, with a focus on positive distraction, entertainment, and creative engagement and, in certain circumstances, education. Peabody provides training and professional development for students, performers, teaching artists, and arts administrators working in the field, equipping them for careers in the field of Arts in Health within the Baltimore community and beyond.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Manage existing music programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital (inclusive of Music for a While, Arts in Health Internship, Sound Rounds, and Live@Lunchtime programs)

  • Communicate with Johns Hopkins Hospital Volunteer Services department to ensure artists complete all required trainings and medical tests on a yearly basis.
  • Review all training materials yearly and update as needed.
  • Maintain a regular physical presence onsite at Johns Hopkins Hospital to observe, mentor, and supervise artists.
  • Lead bi-weekly Artist Rounds supervision meetings.
  • Maintain all documentation related to job performance (completion of required training, shift reports, feedback forms, attendance, annual evaluations)
  • Collect feedback from patients/guests and staff and prepare regular reports.
  • Lead annual program evaluation/review.
  • Create program schedule twice a year (program runs September-May) and keep calendars/contacts up to date.
  • Prepare program information for hospital marketing and communications.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team for program development, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Convene ongoing Arts in Health team meetings.
  • Schedule and pay guests (creative arts therapists, artists, other experts as needed) to lead professional development sessions.
  • Coordinate requests and payment for music for special events (meetings, conferences, memorial services, etc.
  • Order materials (badge hangtags, chairs, music stands, signage, etc.) and ensure that pianos and other equipment are in good condition.
  • Liaise with appropriate Peabody and Johns Hopkins Medicine offices to develop/amend policies and procedures and to ensure proper equipment and materials are in place.

Provide support for Peabody Conservatory’s Community-Based Learning programs

  • Oversee application/selection processes, orientation and training, supervision, evaluation, and ongoing mentorship and professional development for cohort of 10-15 artists in Conservatory Arts in Health projects and programs.
  • Manage timecards and payment for Conservatory student artists.
  • Serve as LAUNCHPad/Breakthrough Curriculum representative for Arts in Health, providing guest lectures/workshops and working with Conservatory faculty to communicate opportunities and solicit student participation in Arts in Health programs.
  • Provide support and mentorship as needed for Conservatory and Preparatory faculty engaged in Arts in Health programs and projects.
  • Document student activities and provide program information for LAUNCHPad reports.
  • Lead annual program evaluation/review.
  • Develop and deliver Arts in Health curriculum/resources as needed.
  • Teach future courses in Arts in Health as appropriate and as needed.

Coordinate pilot/new program design and delivery for community arts for health and well-being through Peabody Prescribe

  • Assist in developing a network of regional healthcare and community health partnerships to support program development.
  • Assist in design and delivery of Arts in Health continuing education/professional development curriculum and Peabody Prescribe community arts programming.
  • Support communication of job postings, professional development activities, and info sessions to teaching artists in the Baltimore/Washington region
  • Assist with developing application/selection processes, orientation and training materials, supervision, evaluation, and ongoing mentorship and professional development for Prescribe teaching artists.
  • Provide logistical support and supervision for Prescribe teaching artists at offsite locations, as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Preparatory, manage hiring and payment for Prescribe teaching artists.
  • Collaborate with creative arts therapists in program design and delivery.
  • Prepare materials for program evaluation/review as requested.
  • Prepare written materials and provide program information and evaluation to assist External Relations in fundraising.
  • Assist with researching grants and other funding opportunities.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with artists and healthcare/community organizations to design and deliver program.
  • Demonstrated record of consistently excellent customer service to both internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the resolution of problems and take independent initiative in project development and research.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare field and best practices in the use of the arts to support clinical and community health.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement processes, procedures, systems, training, and projects relevant to Arts in Health.
  • Grant writing and/or fundraising experience.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Experience in creating and managing emerging programs and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in a culture of change and proven ability to execute non-standard, non-routine work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Five years relevant administrative experience in Arts in Health or community arts programs required.
  • Mentoring experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (music, dance, or music/dance therapy preferred)
  • Arts background (music or dance preferred)
  • Experience in building and managing Arts in Health or community arts programs.
  • Teaching experience (college, community arts, and teaching artistry experience are all relevant)
  • Production and/or artist management experience.
  • Experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts.
Salary Range
$60,000 - $70,000 $70,000 - $80,000 $80,000 - $90,000 $80,000 - $90,000 $90,000 - $100,000 $100,000 +
Employer Name:
The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
Job Title:
Arts in Health Program Manager
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Benefit Package
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting ($84,700 budgeted; Commensurate with experience). Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

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