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Part-time, Hospital Visual Artist-In-Residence, Pediatric Healing Arts Program

Education Requirement: BFA, MFA or related

Position Type: Part Time

Description: Visual Artist-In-Residence in pediatric hospital

Mission: The Healing Arts Program provides creative outlets in various media for self-expression and the chance to learn a new skill, like watercolor painting or bookmaking, which can be an empowering as well as a therapeutic experience by helping children and their families discover their own creative resources.

Position: The Artist-In-Residence will support the initiatives of the Healing Arts Program through the development and implementation of visual arts projects and processes in a variety of settings with Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Programming will help children meet the challenges of illness as they discover their own creative resources through arts activities that focus on expression, play and imagination. Artists are trained and supervised by the

Child Life Department.

Days: Monday and/or Friday preferred

Hours: 4 to 8 hours per week

Minimum Commitment: 1 Year

Pay commensurate with experience


• Design and implement a variety of activities tailored to the needs of each child and the setting including individual sessions at the beside and playroom in small groups

• Curate an end-of-year exhibition of artwork produced and possibly program-related collateral materials.

• Support efforts of other AIRs through collaborative projects

• Recommend supply purchases and track expenses
• Daily log detailing progress

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related field.

• 1+ years of experience in arts education.

• Ability to multi-task.

• Excellent written communication skills.

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Strong interpersonal skills in email correspondence, phone communication and in-person interactions, with children, families, medical staff, colleagues and external partners.

• Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings.

• A good sense of humor.

Employer Name:
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Job Title:
Part-time, Hospital Visual Artist-In-Residence, Pediatric Healing Arts Program
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Please submit cover letter, resume and two references to: [email protected] Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. Please specify “Artist-In-Residence Position” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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