Arts-Based Wellness Experiences Manager (Health and Wellness Specialist), Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Job Description:



Department Information

Since its establishment in 1941, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University (IU) has grown from a small university teaching collection into one of the foremost university art museums in the country. A preeminent teaching museum, its internationally acclaimed collection includes more than 45,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. Collection areas include African art, ancient art, Asian art, global contemporary art, European and American Art, Indigenous art, Oceanic art, and prints, drawings, and photography.

Job Summary

The Arts-based Wellness Experiences Manager (WXM) is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of art therapy-informed wellness experiences anchored on the Eskenazi Museum of Art's outstanding collection of art. Additionally, the WXM advocates accessibility for visitors with a variety of wellness needs.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Plans, executes, and evaluates arts-based wellness programs for children, youth, and adults in line with the ethical standards of the field and the museum's strategic plan.

  • Immerses participants in the creative process for self-expression, stress-reduction, learning, and healing. Connects looking and talking experiences in the museum¿s galleries to art making activities.

  • Oversees and develops activities for the museum's Wellness Room.

  • Manages annual IU student scholarship competition in cooperation with IU Health Hospital.

  • Tracks attendance and evaluation data.

  • Develops and manages wellness program budgets.

  • Maintains an orderly art studio; inventories and orders art supplies as needed.

  • Advocates for visitors and potential visitors with a variety of wellness needs.

  • Fosters relationships with university services and external organizations related to wellness.

  • Keeps records on staff training for special audiences, such as dementia care certification.

General Responsibilities

  • Directs and administrates health promotion marketing.

  • Plans health and wellness programming in collaboration with various department, campus, and university liaisons.

  • Utilizes data to assess the needs of programming and assesses programming outcomes.

  • Contributes to committees and staff training as a subject matter expert.


Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.



  • Master's degree in art therapy or related field



  • 3 years in related field


  • Background working with children/youth and adults, preferable in therapy setting



  • Uphold licensure as qualified art therapist



  • Motivated to work with diverse audiences

  • Proficient communication skills

  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism

  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills

  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality

  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty

  • Highly thorough and dependable

  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure


  • Proficiency in multiple languages, including ASL, is preferred, as it enables seamless communication

  • Collaborates with our diverse clientele

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to move up to 15 pounds, and also have the ability to monitor programs and respond quickly to need of clients, guests, and security. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Occasional evening and/or weekend work required.

Additional Information

This position is full-time, 12-months-a-year.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

This is in-person position

Advertised Salary

Up to $58,000 per year per year based on education and experience.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution

  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options

  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting

  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options

  • Tuition benefit for IU classes

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Health Services

Job Family: Health & Wellness Services

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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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