Curriculum Writer

Foundation for Art & Healing | New York, New York

Background

The Foundation for Art & Healing (FAH) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to explore and promote the use of creative arts expression to improve health and wellbeing at the individual and community level. 

Our signature initiative, The UnLonely Project, has three goals: 1) to raise awareness of loneliness and isolation and its important mental health effects, 2) to reduce stigma for individuals around self-identifying as lonely, and 3) to activate programs both directly and with partners, that provide immediate support as well as direct them to relevant resources. 

For more information on FAH and The UnLonely Project, please visit https://artandhealing.org

Job Summary

The FAH Curriculum Writer, is a contract position, that will be a member of a team developing activities and exercises for a pilot program that uses creative arts expression and mindfulness to engage, activate, and improve the health and wellbeing of program participants. In partnership with FAH staff, the Curriculum Writer will assist in the creation and implementation of educational programs using creative arts activities, and contribute to the content, methodology, and overall vision for the teaching associated with these programs. The Curriculum Writer will assist and provide input and expertise in the development of facilitator guides and other materials that fosters interaction and discussion among the group participants. FAH will occasionally need facilitators for their programs--either in person or over zoom--if applicants have experience and skills in facilitation please note. This position may also be responsible for collecting and organizing user feedback and will make suggestions to share with the team on how to improve the participant experience.

Responsibilities

  • The FAH Curriculum Writer fosters engaged learning experiences for FAH pilot audiences by developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs and events for classes, groups or individuals. 
  • Develops strategies and resources for thematic activities in coordination with our film festival and other programs. 
  • Facilitates activities in the local community and out of state in response to developments in our pilot program.
  • Collects, analyzes, applies learnings from feedback on educational activities.
  • Assists in the development of facilitator guides and other educational tools.
  • Designs fun, entertaining and interactive experiences for program participants.
  • Attends staff meetings, and completes other tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field such as education, social work, or museum education and three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with working in online environments and online communications skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with colleagues inside and outside of FAH and to relate well to all kinds of audiences. 
  • Knowledge and experience in developing inclusive programs for all audiences and abilities.
  • Self-directed, ability to take initiative, anticipate actions needed and works well under pressure. 
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience in developing workplace health and wellness programs or diversity and inclusion programs is also of interest and should be highlighted in the cover letter.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom or group setting is desired, but not required.  
  • No medical knowledge is required. 

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter, and curriculum samples, preferably as one PDF document to recruitment@artandhealing.org.  Please put Curriculum Writer in the subject line and save your file with your full name.  

In your cover letter, please address the following questions:

1. Your favorite experience working as part of a professional team.

2. Why you are interested in the UnLonely Project.

3. Where you found out about the position

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