Job Description

Position Title: Manager, Arts in Health and Wellbeing
Position Type: Full Time
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Branch: Learning and Engagement
Department: Public Programs
Reports to: Director of Public Programs
Compensation: $55,800 – $60,000

Position Overview

At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Momentary, we believe in harnessing the transformative power of the arts to promote holistic health and wellbeing. Our commitment extends beyond our museum’s walls, as we create innovative programs and partnerships that integrate art into community and healthcare settings. Anchored by our pillars of art, architecture, and nature, we are expanding our public-facing spaces and welcoming new initiatives to our 122-acre campus, including the Heartland Whole Health Institute (HWHI) and the Alice Walton School of Medicine (AWSOM). Together, we are dedicated to exploring wellbeing in innovative ways to foster holistic impact across our ecosystem.

We are seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable Manager for our Arts in Health and Wellbeing Programs to join our Learning and Engagement division. Working under the direction of the Director of Public Programs, you will lead the creation and implementation of innovative programs and partnerships that utilize the arts to enhance health and wellbeing. From designing experiences within our museum and campus to collaborating with community and healthcare organizations, you will spearhead initiatives that embody our mission of integrating art into diverse facets of life. Join us in our mission to harness the power of art for positive change. If you are a passionate advocate for arts in health with a vision for transformative programming, we invite you to apply and be a part of our dynamic team at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Momentary.

Core Functions

Design and implement impactful arts in health and wellbeing programs and initiatives.
Forge strategic partnerships with healthcare institutions, community organizations, educational institutions, and other stakeholders.
Lead the integration of arts into medical curriculum in collaboration with AWSOM.
Develop arts programming in healthcare settings to enrich patient, community, and staff experiences.
Serve as a subject matter expert on arts in health and wellbeing, guiding program development and implementation across the organization
Work closely with the Learning and Engagement Division to align programming with broader institutional goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., art therapy, public health, arts administration).
Minimum of 3 years of experience in program development and implementation, preferably in the arts and health sector.
Demonstrated knowledge of leading practices and research in arts in health.
Proven track record of building and maintaining partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
Strong project management skills, with the ability to oversee multiple initiatives simultaneously.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with experience presenting to diverse audiences.
Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic, team-oriented environment.

Desired Traits and Skills

Passion for leveraging the arts to promote health and well-being.
Innovative thinker with a creative approach to program and curriculum design.
Adaptable and resilient, able to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
Strategic mindset, with the ability to envision and execute long-term initiatives.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in program development and implementation.
Experience working in interdisciplinary environments or healthcare settings is a plus.
Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Arkansas driver’s license with clean driving record; willing and able to travel for program development and facilitation.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: Regularly, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently regionally and in communities served. In the work environment described below, position requires working at a desk and utilizing a computer and a telephone, good eye/hand coordination, bending and stretching, standing and sitting in the ability to move around galleries, the classrooms, and throughout the museum, including travel on the outdoor trails. Visual acuity to review written materials is required for this job.

Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment, museum galleries, art studios, outdoors on the trails, and in communities served. Some evening and weekend hours are required. While performing this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the Museum work environment is typically low to moderate.

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and background check. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.

Crystal Bridges is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Learn more here and apply by July 1!