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The Creative Access Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital is a competitive, paid program that trains student leaders in the curation and execution of arts in health performances as a member of a growing Arts in Health team. Within Peabody, the CA Fellows@JHH serve as liaisons between the Office of Community Engagement and the student body, actively working to demonstrate best practices and support meaningful opportunities for student volunteers to experience musical activity in a clinical setting. At the hospital, the CA Fellows@JHH join an interdivisional team of artists and administrators supporting the development and execution of arts in health programming at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

CA Fellows@JHH work approximately 5-7 hours a week and receive ongoing training in partnership development, community engagement, and the incorporation of the arts into healthcare. The rate of compensation is $15/hour. This year, the fellowship will be awarded to a graduate pianist (DMA DIPs are also welcome).

The work of CA Fellows@JHH can be organized into the following categories:

  • Partnership Development:¬†Reporting to the Arts in Health team and the Manager of¬†Community Partnerships, the¬†CA¬†Fellow¬†will plan, schedule, and execute student performances within the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus in East Baltimore.¬†The CA Fellow will collect feedback as requested and communicate regularly with Arts in Health team members.
  • Student Recruiting and Training: The¬†CA¬†Fellow¬†will actively recruit and advise students in musical selection and program development appropriately tailored to enhance healing, offer positive distraction, and relieve stress. The CA Fellow will also provide onsite orientation to the healthcare environment.
  • Program¬†Curation and Performance:¬†The CA Fellow will oversee program development and observe volunteers‚Äô performance and interactions with patients and staff to support their skill development and ensure appropriate fit. The CA Fellow will also maintain a regular schedule of musical activity in various locations at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Program Development/Research: If needed, the CA Fellow may be asked to assist with the development of new programs and collection of data for research studies.
  • Professional Development:¬†CA¬†Fellows will attend bi-monthly Artist Rounds meetings and learn from guest artists, industry professionals, and specialists.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Good academic¬†standing and experience with¬†community engagement programs or activities
  • Demonstrated artistic excellence through video/audio clips or live audition
  • High level of responsibility, good¬†communication skills, and ability to¬†collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and¬†community partners
  • Completion of all required hospital orientation sessions, healthcare screenings, and background check
  • Willingness to abide by all regulations required of those working within the healthcare environment and to put safety above all other considerations
  • Experience working and performing in a variety of¬†community¬†contexts¬†and in a broad range of repertoire/styles
  • Cultural competence
  • Flexibility, patience, and ability to take direction in a rapidly changing environment
  • A sincere interest in music as a form of healing

Application Instructions and Timeline

The Creative Access Fellowship application deadline is Feb 3, 2020. Applications can be found here.

For further information, please contact Sarah Thomas, Community Engagement Coordinator.