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NOW HIRING! Creative Arts Instructor, Winston-Salem

June 27, 2024 | By Snee Howard

Arts For Life (AFL), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Asheville, NC, is currently seeking a Creative Arts Instructor who will be responsible for preparing and facilitating high-quality and engaging art lessons with patients and family members in a hospital setting at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. 

About the Organization

Arts For Life is dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and families through arts education and engagement. By providing educational arts programs, AFL enriches patients’ lives, nurtures their minds and spirits, and encourages positive healthcare experiences for children and their families. AFL currently serves children and their families in three chapter communities across North Carolina (Asheville, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem).

Arts For Life’s organizational values are creativity, compassion, learning, collaboration, and inclusion. Its organizational culture can be described as empowering and supportive, with a strong focus on its mission and clients.

Position Overview

This position is part-time [20 hrs/wk] and non-exempt. Hiring pay rate $18/hr. Benefits include a generous paid time off policy, with 9 additional paid holidays. The Creative Arts Instructor works primarily in a hospital/clinic setting at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem.

The Creative Arts Instructor reports to the Winston-Salem Program Director and supports their role to ensure that Arts For Life delivers high-quality, engaging arts programs to patients and families in hospitals/clinics. While not responsible for the supervision of other employees or volunteers, the Arts Instructor does support the Program Director during volunteer appreciation or support events.


This position requires at least 2 years experience with the arts and children in a work environment. Additionally, candidates should have demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and a demonstrated commitment to the values and mission of Arts For Life.

Due to hospital requirements, this position requires up-to-date immunizations – including COVID-19 – and annual flu shots.

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check can include a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification, academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Full job description can be found here.

To Apply

  • Send the following as a PDF—preferably in a single file—via email only to
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
      • Please be sure to include any special skills that may be relevant to the position, such as particular art mediums or ages/populations, conversational Spanish, Arabic or other languages, etc.
    • Three references—include email address and phone number
    • Written responses to the following—120 words maximum per question
      • What draws you to this position?
      • Which of AFL’s core values resonates most with you? Why?
      • Which element of AFL’s programming do you have the most experience with – the arts, children/families or the medical setting?
        • Which element of programming do you have the least experience with?

Please no phone calls.

Application deadline: Monday, August 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM

Inclusion is a core value of Arts For Life. In our hospitals and clinic programs, everyone is welcome at the art table. This belief and practice carries over to our workspace and hiring process. Arts For Life is committed to equality of employment and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, cultural background, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or diagnosis, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Arts For Life is committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates for this position.