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WATERFORD HEALING ARTS TRUST SEEKS MUSIC CO-ORDINATOR TO JOIN TEAM

DEADLINE – FRIDAY OCTOBER 4TH AT 4:00PM

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is seeking to recruit a Music Co-ordinator/ Administration Assistant to co-ordinate their Healing Sounds and Iontas Arts and Mental Health programmes. WHAT is Ireland’s leading arts and health programme and brings arts experiences to the bedside of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings. Music is at the heart of the work of WHAT and this is a great opportunity for a person interested in music to gain valuable experience in this growing area. Further details are available from www.waterfordhealingarts.com Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 4 October at 4pm.

The role of the Music Co-ordinator/ Administration Assistant involves working with and supporting the WHAT panel of musicians who deliver the Healing Sounds programme at UHW and the Iontas Arts and Mental Health programme at a number of settings in the wider Waterford community. It is a rewarding role where the right person has the opportunity to work with professional musicians and witness firsthand the benefits of bringing live music into various healthcare settings.

Claire Meaney, Acting Arts Director of WHAT, says “The Music Co-ordinator is an important member of the team at WHAT. There is a mountain of evidence attesting to the positive impact music has on wellbeing, so we are constantly seeking to increase and improve the music initiatives we can offer patients at UHW and in the community healthcare settings where we work. This is a very rewarding role and it’s important that we get the right person for the job. If anyone would like to have a chat about the role before applying, we would be delighted to hear from them”.
Established in 1993, WHAT provides opportunities for patients at University Hospital Waterford and other healthcare settings to experience the arts through music, visual art and creative writing initiatives. WHAT believes that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates the participant’s sense of identity and creativity. WHAT supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national website www.artsandhealth.ie

DEADLINE – FRIDAY OCTOBER 4TH AT 4:00PM

 

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