Open Studios & Writers' Wordshop Assistant (PT)


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THE COMPANY
CenterPointe is a non-profit organization that has served the Lincoln community for over 40 years, and in 1989 became one of the first agencies in the nation to offer truly integrated co-occurring treatment.
Grounded by the belief that every person has the ability to recover, CenterPointe offers a full continuum of care to people suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. The majority of the people we serve are also experiencing homelessness or near-homelessness. We believe in Housing First, Harm Reduction, and biopsychosocial treatment philosophies. By meeting people where they're at, we're able to help them to get better, sooner, for longer.

CenterPointe has stayed at the leading edge in our industry, receiving the SAMHSA Service & Science Award, various local acknowledgments and awards, and consistent CARF-International Accreditation since 1996. As we continue to push boundaries and provide the best services, we are growing as an agency and continue to look for innovative, person-centered opportunities to help the members of our communities. We hope you will join our team as CenterPointe expands and continues to seek only the absolute best employees who will maintain our high standards of care for the people we serve.


THE JOB
Artists on the Edge/Open Studio is a community of non-traditional visual artists who meet twice per month. These sessions give trained or untrained artists access to studio space and art supplies. Local and regional artists facilitate these meetings to provide mentorship. The Open Studio artists can also submit work to exhibit in the community. Open Studio is not art therapy - it is art experience. This program is offered to anyone in the community who wants to explore creative expression through visual arts. Similarly, Writers' Wordshop is a community of writers who meet to share, discuss, and critique their work. These writers have the opportunity to work with regional and national writers, participate in community readings, and submit work for publication in an annual chapbook. The program is available to anyone in the community who is interested in exploring expression through writing. As the Assistant for these programs, you will help to coordinate and facilitate these sessions, serve as the liaison between the program participants and vendors, set up First Friday exhibits, and other community outreach duties to support the programs.

The position is part-time, around 4 to 6 hours per week typically (with some weeks requiring 2 to 3 additional hours for special events).

WHAT YOU HAVE
Required:
- Valid driver's license with acceptable DMV record (last 7 years)

- At least 19 years of age

- Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, etc.

Bonus points:
- Candidates who have lived experience which allows them to identify as a Peer are strongly encouraged to apply!


CenterPointe is a proud EEO Employer; candidates of diverse backgrounds, ages, lifestyles, etc. are encouraged to apply!