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PROJECT ROW HOUSES (PRH) ART THERAPIST
Project Row Houses seeks a part-time Art Therapist to create and facilitate health and wellness workshops for individuals and small groups. Art therapy will allow participants to understand creative healing practices to better actualize their personal and professional goals. The Art Therapist will report directly to the Director of Community
ABOUT PROJECT ROW HOUSES
Project Row Houses occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as a home base to a variety of community enriching initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. PRH programs touch the lives of under resourced neighbors, young single mothers with the ambition of a better life for themselves and their children, small enterprises with the drive to take their businesses to the next level, and artists interested in using their talents to understand and enrich the lives of others. Although PRH’s African-American roots are planted deeply in Third Ward, the work of PRH extends far beyond the borders of a neighborhood in transition. The Project Row Houses model for art and social engagement applies not only to Houston, but also to diverse communities around the world.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Create and facilitate programming that aligns with Project Row Houses’ mission.
• Collaborate with the Community Enrichment team to integrate programming across the spectrum of offerings.
• Work with the Director of Community Enrichment to determine metrics that track participation and progress, for granting purposes.
• Conduct art therapy sessions using a variety of artistic methods.
• Maintain detailed records of participants’ progress and attainment of goals.
• Master’s degree in Art Therapy or Counseling with additional coursework in Art
• Understand the unique needs and cultural context of the Third Ward.
• Able to use art therapy as a foundation to explore larger social issues.
• Compassionate and professional approach to interacting with the community.
• Sound knowledge of visual art; patient, empathetic, and creative.
• Passion for the mission, vision and values of Project Row Houses.
WORKING CONDITIONS: (TRAVEL, HOURS, AND ENVIRONMENT)
This is an hourly position with a pay rate of $35/hour. Some duties will be performed in a traditional office environment; duties will also be conducted in a variety of nontraditional community settings. Some evening and weekend work is required. No phone calls please. Applicants whose candidacy is being considered will be contacted.
Project Row Houses is an equal opportunity employer in all positions, programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.