To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Responsible for developing, planning, implementing, modifying and evaluating art and arts-based educational activities in a variety of arts disciplines. Activities are designed to provide educational, creative, and expressive opportunities that support the developmental and psychosocial well-being of children, teens and young adults and their families pertinent to units assigned within Pediatrics through the Child Life Department.
EDUCATION: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Filmmaking, Video Production, New Media or related degree, required. Master’s Degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 1-2 years of experience teaching video production with children in a healthcare environment preferred or the equivalent of 2 year’s full time experience teaching video production activities to children in a school or other community setting with specific expertise in working with children with special needs.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Qualified candidates must have extensive knowledge of all phases of video production, audio recording and post production. The artist should be fluent with the Mac operating system, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and other post production software. In addition to technical skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required and the ability to support and empower children’s perspectives through film. This position requires the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team in effective collaborative practice.
ACCOUNTABILITY: The video artist is accountable to perform responsible, culturally sensitive and professional work in the development, evaluation, planning, implementation and communication of the video program. Video activities will contribute to learning and positive engagement of hospitalized children and their families, ensuring their equitable treatment and safety including crisis intervention, infection control and confidentiality of patient information. Actively supports the mission, goals, strategies and policies of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and the Child Life Department.
Able to lift at least 25lbs.; must comply with appropriate OSHA, HIPAA and JCAHO standards relevant to position.