Assistant Director of Arts and Wellness

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/13/2018

Address

343 E. 70th Street
New York
New York
10021
United States

Description

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 124-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of 15,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. Our clients include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, disabled persons, adult learners and more. For more information on Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit our website at www.lenoxhill.org. As one of the City’s Innovative Senior Centers, the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House provides an incredible array of expansive programming that attracts 350 seniors from diverse backgrounds and abilities (from the very active to the very frail) 365 days a year while providing a broad range of invaluable public health, case management, fitness and aquatics, health and wellness, arts and culture, education and socialization activities. 

Reporting to the Center Director, the Assistant Director of Arts and Wellness will be a key team member at the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, joining other administrative staff, social workers, generalists and numerous volunteers who serve our members each day. The Assistant Director of Arts and Wellness will have primary responsibility for supervising and coordinating all arts and wellness programming at the Center which includes studio art, crafts, music, dance, theater, writing, exercise classes, health and wellness workshops, nutrition classes, horticultural therapy programs, and a variety of discussion groups. We expect that s/he will be an excellent manager with strong administrative skills, as well as be thoughtful and creative in developing a holistic approach to arts and wellness programs that appeal to the mind, body and spirit of our older adult clients.

S/he must be able to work collaboratively with the many individuals who teach arts and wellness programming at the Center which include: volunteers from a variety of disciplines; staff from Lenox Hill Neighborhood House; and professionals from other cultural and community-based organizations. We expect that s/he will be able to adapt programs to members’ interests, enhance and evaluate existing programs, and develop new initiatives.

The Assistant Director of Arts and Wellness will be responsible for the following:


  • Coordinate and produce arts and wellness-related learning content (via classes, workshops, special events), working with a variety of instructors.
  • Supervise volunteer and staff instructors to ensure the quality of teaching and learning at the Center.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong cultural and community partnerships.
  • Interface on a regular basis with Center members, listening to their feedback about programming and services.
  • Manage and facilitate Sunday performance series that brings music, performing arts and cultural events to our community on a recurring basis.
  • Develop professional development for volunteers and paid instructors with the goal of developing a more cohesive faculty.
  • Coordinate monthly cultural and shopping trip programming, including managing lottery system for trip registration.
  • Assess and evaluate current programmatic offerings and make recommendations for improvement.
  • If time permits, teach a class and/or lead a discussion group in area of specialty.


Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the role of Assistant Director of Arts and Wellness thrives in a highly social and busy community setting and is committed to working with older adults to improve their quality of life. The person should possess excellent organizational, managerial and administrative skills, be detail-oriented, resourceful and work well under pressure.

The person should possess the interpersonal skills to work effectively with many diverse backgrounds. S/he will be passionate and self-motivated, and also be creative and thoughtful in the creation of new and developmentally-appropriate arts and wellness programming for older adults.

S/he must have great communication and listening skills, be a team player, and possess the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders. Experience working with older adults and supervising volunteers are a plus.

The Assistant Director of Arts and Wellness must be willing and able to work a non-traditional, fast-paced, full time schedule that will include weekends. The work schedule for this position is from Sunday through Thursday, with days off on Fridays and Saturdays. S/he must have a college degree and relevant work experience. Degrees in visual/performing arts, health management, geriatric studies, and/or social services a plus.  

 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and list of references to centerarts@lenoxhill.org. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.


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