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ArtSmart Teaching Artist Healing Arts Art Therapist The Healing Arts Bereavement Counselor


Postion: ArtSmart Teaching Artist

 

The Pence Gallery is a nonprofit art organization, founded in 1976 in Davis, CA, that serves the community by offering high caliber art exhibits, supporting the development of local and regional artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all ages. The Pence ArtSmart program has served thousands of children over the years, from kindergarten to 6th grade, by engaging them in a docent-led tour of our current exhibit, followed by a hands-on art project with an artist.

DUTIES:
The Art Smart Teaching Artist will work with the Education Coordinator to design and teach 4-5 different art projects to K-6th grade groups at the Pence. This position will create age and developmentally appropriate activities related to current art exhibits. They will present art skills, media, and concepts to ensure that children have a rich learning experience. In the art classroom, they will manage group behavior, making sure that the group is safe, engaged, and clear about the task at hand. They will encourage active problem solving, experimentation, and self-expression in the creation of works of art.  The TA will work under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, and is an at-will employee.

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrates skills, knowledge and ability in creating interesting art activities for children ages 5-12.
  • Background knowledge of contemporary art history, and ways of discussing concepts in current work on display.
  • Provides students with opportunities for expressing their individual thoughts and feelings through art
  • Purchases art supplies, or prepares a list of appropriate supplies and suppliers in advance to Pence staff for projects.
  • Knowledge of art media, processes, and how to introduce them to children
  • Strong verbal and writing communication, and the ability to collaborate with staff, the public, and children.
  • Ability to manage time of 90 minutes, guiding class and adults towards project completion. 
  • Ability to set up and clean up art supplies in our art classroom, along with staff.
  • Ability to be flexible, and vary instruction, based on students’ level of engagement, or background.

TO APPLY:
Please send a letter of interest and a current resume, to penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net. No calls please.
This position is listed on July 3, 2019, and is open until filled.

COMPENSATION:
This position is paid from $28-35/hour. Twenty-five to thirty programs at the Pence Gallery are planned from October to May, on Mondays, Thursdays, and Friday mornings.  Twenty-four hours of sick time are included per year after working for 30 days. No additional benefits are included.


Position:  Healing Arts Art Therapist

The Pence Gallery is a nonprofit art organization, founded in 1976 in Davis, CA, that serves the community by offering high caliber art exhibits, supporting the development of local and regional artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all ages. The Pence Gallery Healing Arts program is a new series of workshops that use art as a healing language for those suffering from the loss of a loved one, or from the challenges of being a home caregiver.  

The Healing Arts Art Therapist (HAAT) will work with the Healing Art Bereavement Counselor to co-facilitate a series of workshops using art as an outlet for grief after the loss of a loved one. The HAAT will work under the guidance of the Pence Director, and is an at-will employee.

DUTIES:
The Art Therapist builds a relationship of rapport and trust with workshop participants by encouraging expression of thoughts and feelings through appropriate art media. The Art Therapist demonstrates compassion to support families from a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds.  

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A MA degree in Counseling/Art Therapy required.
  • Must be a registered Art Therapist, or working towards Art Therapy registration with the American Art Therapy Association.
  • Demonstrates skills, knowledge and ability in art therapy interventions for adults, with a broad range of expression through visual and verbal means.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess individual participants’ psycho-social needs and capabilities.
  • Provides clients with opportunities for expressing their individual thoughts and feelings, and provides support as part of a therapeutic support system.
  • Markets program as needed using flyers, email, etc.
  • Knowledge of hands-on art media, processes and the ability to use them in a supportive manner
  • Strong verbal and writing communication, and the ability to collaborate with staff, the public, and volunteers. Records in writing progress and issues related to clients and workshops regularly.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs, Mac computers, and basic budget management
  • Must help do intake via telephone calls and email of prospective workshop participants, maintaining strict confidentiality of their information.

Preferable Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of coordinating arts therapy programs at a hospital, art center, or hospice program.

TO APPLY:
Please send a letter of interest and a current resume, to penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net. No calls please. This position is listed on July 3, 2019, and is open until filled.

COMPENSATION:
This position is paid from $85.00/hour, which includes training, meetings, and teaching time, for a total of $4245 a year. The HAAT typically works collaboratively teaching with the Bereavement Counselor. Three sessions of six week long workshops are planned. Twenty-four hours of sick time are included per year after working for 30 days. No additional benefits are included.  The workshops start in October.


Position: The Healing Arts Bereavement Counselor (HABC)

The Pence Gallery is a nonprofit art organization, founded in 1976 in Davis, CA, that serves the community by offering high caliber art exhibits, supporting the development of local and regional artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all ages. The Pence Gallery Healing Arts program is a new series of workshops that use art as a healing language for those suffering from the loss of a loved one, or from the challenges of being a home caregiver.

The Healing Arts Bereavement Counselor (HABC) will work with the Healing Arts Art Therapist to co-facilitate a series of workshops at the Pence Gallery using art as an outlet for grief after the loss of a loved one. The HABC will work under the guidance of the Pence Director, and is an at-will employee.

DUTIES:
The Bereavement Counselor builds a relationship of rapport and trust with adult workshop participants by encouraging expression of thoughts and feelings through appropriate art media. The Bereavement Counselor will demonstrate compassion and understanding to support families from a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds.  

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A MA degree in Counseling required.
  • Demonstrates skills, knowledge and ability in therapy interventions for adults, with a broad range of expression through visual and verbal means.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess individual participants’ psycho-social needs and capabilities.
  • Provides clients with opportunities for expressing their individual thoughts and feelings, and provides support as part of a therapeutic support system.
  • Markets program as needed using flyers, email, etc.
  • Strong verbal and writing communication, and the ability to collaborate with staff, the public, and volunteers. Records in writing progress and issues related to clients and workshops regularly.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs, Mac computers, and basic budget management
  • Must help do intake via telephone and email of prospective workshop participants, maintaining strict confidentiality of their information.

Preferable Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of coordinating bereavement programs at a hospital, center, or hospice program.

TO APPLY:
Please send a letter of interest and a current resume, to penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net. No calls please. This position is listed on July 3, 2019, and is open until filled.

COMPENSATION:
This position is paid from $85.00/hour, which includes training, meetings, and teaching time, for a total of $4,245 a year. The HABC typically works collaboratively teaching with the Art Therapist. Three sessions of six week long workshops are planned. Twenty-four hours of sick time are included per year after working for 30 days. No additional benefits are included. The Workshops start in October.

 


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