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Visual Arts Facilitator

Job ID 5946862 Date posted 10/10/2017

Matheny Medical and Educational Center

65 Highland Avenue

Peapack, NJ 07977

Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a unique special hospital and school for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities, is seeking a:

VISUAL ARTS FACILITATOR

*Part Time*

Responsibilities include:

  • Adheres to the philosophies and methodologies of the Arts Access program and the protocols of the visual arts disciplines.
  • Provides visual art facilitation to clients in accordance with program standards and client needs. Assist client in the technical aspects of their visual artwork.
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully, striving to develop a positive rapport with each participant.
  • Maintains and organizes the art studio as needed. Cleans and organizes the workstation at the end of each shift.
  • Remains in current practice with own artistic and professional pursuits.
  • Proactively researches visual art techniques, developments and methods.
  • Demonstrates a high level of proficiency in relevant software and traditional painting to effectively demonstrate visual art techniques and methods to clients.
  • Represents the Arts Access program and visual art disciplines at outside conferences and workshops.
  • Participates and/or performs on special trips, museum visits, events, shows, and other activities as assigned.
  • Assists with transportation of clients as needed.
  • Assists in other areas of the Arts Access department as assigned.
  • Contributes relevant and required information to annual reports upon request.
  • Maintains relevant data on behalf of clients to monitor and track project status.
  • Properly utilizes all equipment (computers, monitors, tablets, brushes, paints, etc.) and reports any issues as needed.
  • Prepares all digital work for archival and print purposes.
  • Performs additional work as assigned for special events coordinated by the Arts Access Department.
  • May be required to work additional hours for the preparation and execution of these events.

    To qualify:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Education may be substituted with relevant experience.

    To Apply Please Contact: Keith Garletts at Keith@artsccessprogram.org

    EOE M/F/D/V

  • It takes special people to care for those with special needs.

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    While the great majority of Matheny patients have cerebral palsy as their primary diagnoses, Matheny also has patients with spina bifida, Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND) and a wide range of uncommon conditions including Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Cornelia De Lange syndrome, Wolf-Hirshorn syndrome and 4Q Deletion syndrome. Lesch-Nyhan Disease is a rare x-linked recessive disorder associated with cognitive impairment, high levels of uric acid in the blood, kidney involvement and the hallmark symptom -- severe and involuntary self-injurious behaviors. Matheny is recognized as the leading source of information on care issues regarding LND.

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