Recognizing that health care facilities are often intimidating and frightening
places, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts’ Artist in Residence (AIR) program seeks to
mitigate the emotional toll of the hospital and clinical setting by engaging participants in creative
activities designed to promote mindfulness, gratitude, and stress reduction that lead to
inspiration and healing. The AIR Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the
Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program at Inova Schar Cancer Institute facilities which provides
training and support for local artists who guide patients, caregivers, and healthcare staff in
music, tactile art and spoken word activities in a clinical setting. The AIR Manager will oversee
recruitment, training, and supervision of the AIR roster of artists; develop and monitor contracts
with partner organizations, (e.g. Project Knitwell and The Good Listening Project); manage and
maintain budget oversight for operations of the AIR program (including training and supervision
of part-time support staff); establish and maintain relationships with Inova staff and
management, ensuring that staff is aware of services offered for both patients and staff;
coordinate the planning and implementation of recorded activities and communications that
document the statistics, value and benefits of the AIR program.

Please send your resume with cover letter explaining why you want to work at Smith Center for
Healing and the Arts as well as why specifically we should consider your application for the AIR
Manager position at Inova Schar Cancer Institute (maximum 2 pages). Send all materials to
[email protected].