The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The Supervisor, Art Space at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center supports our patients and caregivers in a medical setting by providing classroom arts instruction and activities in the Art Space for patients and caregivers, leading virtual art opportunities, or working one-on-one with patients on in-patient floors with bedside art. Collaborative art projects that encourage connection among patients and caregivers may also be incorporated into the art offerings.

A principal component of this role is to enhance the patient and caregiver experience, allowing our patients and caregivers an outlet to relieve stress by planning and offering positive, imaginative, multi-sensory art opportunities. The Supervisor, Art Space must be able to work with many different types of art and craft mediums and modalities. The Supervisor, Art Space must be able to assess the interests of the patient or caregiver to help the participant in the selection of a meaningful art project. In turn, the Supervisor, Art Space must also be able to adapt arts activities to accommodate physical and cognitive differences.

The Supervisor, Art Space is responsible for providing a compassionate, interactive environment where our patients and caregivers can express their creativity through art interaction. The Supervisor, Art Space should have strong interpersonal skills, consistently demonstrate exceptional customer service, and be experienced in providing art instruction or presentations to large groups. The Supervisor, Art Space will assist patients and caregivers in conjunction with trained volunteers in the Art Space and should be able to provide instruction to, and support the efforts of, the volunteers during their volunteer shift.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with the Arts in Health field, National Organization for Arts in Health, Arts on Prescription, and various other worldwide initiatives to enhance well-being through the arts. Familiarity with the NOAH Core Curriculum and Code of Ethics for Arts in Medicine/Arts in Health.

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