Title Arts Integration Project Specialist
Organization Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist
Closing Date Thursday, June 1, 2017
Location Houston, TX

Project Specialist – Center for Performing Arts Medicine
Job Ref: 31116
Talent Area: Professional
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030
Area/Department: Admin-CPAM
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M – F

Company Profile
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation’s leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006. Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary
The Project Specialist works under the guidance of the Director of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM). The Project Specialist will be a leader of the arts integration division of CPAM throughout the system of Houston Methodist Hospitals. With the goal of supporting a holistic environment of care for patients, visitors and employees, and supported by CPAM’s Guide to Programming for Environments of Care, responsibilities include managing and promoting the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performance Series (which involves communicating with Houston-area arts organizations, coordinating system-wide performances, managing CPAM’s arts in health hospital TV channel, and coordinating staff and volunteer pianist schedules), assisting with employee-focused and professional visual art programs, and liaising with hospital departments to align and leverage common goals through the arts (primarily, but not limited to Spiritual Care, Global, Community Benefits, HR, Platinum Patient Services, Volunteer Services and Food and Nutrition). Coordination and collaboration will also be required with CPAM’s Divisions of Music Therapy, Research and Assessment, Outreach and Education, and Artist Health.


Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

PEOPLE – 30%
Leads the planning, organization and management of the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performance Series throughout the Houston Methodist System.
Acts as onsite liaison for all artist groups including overseeing performances, performer parking, catering, and audio visual needs.
Maintains database of artists for other departments to use throughout the hospital.
Plans and manages the employee arts enrichment classes throughout the system.
Plans and manages the employee visual arts programming including all-employee photography contests, exhibition schedule, and inventory management.
Oversees the professional and volunteer pianist roster.
Oversees the cultivation of positive industry relationships and other arts enrichment opportunities
Builds effective project teams, specifically managing outside department support staff, consultants, and community hospital arts liaisons while serving as leader of these teams
Interacts and collaborates with other CPAM employees, artists, and guests in a supportive, professional and respectful manner

Assists in the development of the strategic and business activities related to arts integration
Serves as point of contact and on-site representative for artists, touring visitors, employees involved in arts integration activites, and visitors to CPAM arts activites
Provides analytical and specialized support through surveys, assessments and research for the department and Program Director, including the presentation of detailed information to support decision-making
Strives to exceed customers’ and coworkers’ expectations
Participates in, and may direct, problem definition and resolution activities

Assists in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures for all arts integration and enrichment activities
Performs detailed data management and analysis with little supervision
Thoroughly tracks all metrics related to activities and maintains associated paperwork, files and calendar documentation
Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor hazards
Maintains and achieves the highest standards of quality and service

Oversees all regulatory, financial and contractual aspects of assigned arts integration and enrichment activities.
Assists in the development and management of operational and philanthropic budgets
Maintains thorough financial records with meticulous accuracy
Collaborates with other CPAM team members to cross-check financials and build master spreadsheets
Utilizes department resources/supplies efficiently, staying within budget

Analyzes and assesses present and future needs, trends, challenges, and opportunities related to arts integration operations.
Implements change in policies, practices and procedures
Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve quality or service
Participate on committees and task forces as assigned, ensuring that critical objectives are clearly explained and action items are appropriately delegated. Follows up on action items as necessary to ensure completion of assignments

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline

Three (3) years of experience in related discipline to include 1 year of experience of project management experience.
MBA or MHA accepted in lieu of experience.
Professional artist or arts administration background is strongly recommended.


Familiarity with a wide variety of music, musical traditions, and ability to curate effectively based upon patient and staff experience/satisfaction goals
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, clients and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
Proficient in spreadsheet, word-processing, and presentation software
Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information

A flexible work schedule is desired as this role is required to attend all assigned arts integration and enrichment programs some which may fall outside of standard work hours.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Website https://www.houstonmethodistcareers.org/job/28030/project-specialist-center-for-performing-arts-medicine/