Art Therapist Position Summary Raw Art Works (RAW) seeks a part-time Art Therapist with vision and passion. This position is for the 2020-2021 school year. RAW has designed and implemented a comprehensive art therapy program within an alternative middle/high school. This program is highly regarded at both the school and within the Lynn School District. We are looking for someone with significant experience working with clinically diagnosed teens, including a background working with trauma. This person will facilitate groups and sessions and build relationships with students through the creation of meaningful art. The ability to collaborate with a dynamic team of teachers is essential. RAW hires Art Therapists who are committed artists in their own right and therefore we ask that you include a portfolio of your recent work with your application (see To Apply below). The Art Therapist will receive clinical and programmatic supervision by registered Art Therapists and will be able to accrue hours for ATR licensure. This position will be for a temporary part-time employee who will be employed during the school year. Primary Responsibilities ? Lead individual and group sessions; develop innovative art concepts appropriate for both ? Build meaningful relationships with students, providing artistic and emotional support ? Build meaningful relationships with teachers and staff ? Collaborate with both the RAW and school clinical teams; including contributing to IEP, clinical, and family meetings ? Create a safe, supportive, inclusive and FUN environment for youth ? Exhibit artwork of youth within and outside of the school as opportunities arise
Qualifications ? Minimum of three years working with adolescents with a record of success, particularly in a clinical setting. ? Preference for experience in creative youth development ? Strong team player, continually open to learning and teaching new skills and techniques ? Superior communication, organization and problem-solving skills ? Energy, enthusiasm, and commitment, with a high standard of professionalism ? Must submit portfolio of own art work (ideally you will also show examples of art with youth with whom you have worked) ? Sense of humor ? Fluency in a language other than English, particularly Spanish, is highly desired ? Must have driver’s license Educational Requirement: Master’s degree in Art Therapy or Expressive Therapy
Hours: 15 hours of direct service, additional time for planning and preparation. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:00am – 1:00pm is preferred, could be flexible to swap one day for Friday.
Other: The program is currently remote and the school may move to in-person programming at any point during the school year. The Art Therapist is expected to work in-person when the school moves offline. This position is available immediately.
To Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and portfolio to email@example.com with the subject line “Art Therapist.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Internal Number: 100320
About Raw Art Works
RAW is a nationally recognized nonprofit based in Lynn, Massachusetts. We currently offer 50 annual groups and programs joining art therapy, arts education and youth media/filmmaking with youth development. Founded and staffed by arts therapists, RAW’s mission is to ignite the desire to create and the confidence to succeed in underserved youth. Founded in 1988, RAW has operated community-based studios in Lynn since 1994. The organization has twenty one staff members including five alumni staff and serves over 1,300 children and teens each year. For more information visit www.rawartworks.org.