Art Therapist

 Full Time

 40 hours/week


Includes Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, and Paid Time Off

Art Therapy Studio is looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in working full-time for a non-profit art therapy organization. The individual will need to be able to be self-directed, organized and flexible and will provide art therapy to assigned sites and groups at the discretion of the Clinical Director.  The applicant must be able to work 40 hours per week and be flexible with scheduling as assigned sites are subject to change. 


To be eligible for this position the applicant needs to be a ATCB credentialed art therapist (ATR-P, ATR, ATR-BC, ATCS).  Board Certified Art Therapists (ATR-BC) are preferred, but applicants with a lower credential will be considered with the expectation that they achieve ATR-BC status within 2 years of hiring.   

How to apply: 

Please submit a resume, a copy of your credential, and at least 2 professional references along with a letter outlining your professional goals as an art therapist. Each requested document should be sent as a separate pdf to with the subject line: “Full Time Art Therapist Application_Your First Name Your Last Name.” Please attach and label each pdf file according to the following example: “Resume First Name Last Name” 

Preference will be given to applicants who are able to receive a recommendation letter from a past employer, professor, or internship supervisor. Preference will also be given to applicants who have satisfactorily completed an internship with Art Therapy Studio.  

Notes about the Selection Process: 

The interview process will include 2 rounds of interviews. If you are selected as a candidate, we will contact you via email to schedule your first interview. The first interview round will be with ATS’s Clinical Director. If the candidate is successful in the first interview, they will be advanced to an interview with the Executive Director before the final candidate is selected. 

No phone calls please. 

Interested? Please review the Essential Duties and Responsibilities below.  

Clinical Duties:  

  • Understands and applies use of art media for services, using art as primary mode for therapeutic interventions.  

  • Plans and conducts assessments and art therapy sessions with individuals and with groups.  

  • Sets appropriate art therapy goals and assesses art therapy goals consistently for progress.  

  • Demonstrates an ability and willingness to work with a variety of ages, populations, and settings, including but not limited to adults and children with disabilities, people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, addiction treatment, people involved with the legal system, veterans, and active military, first responders, people with mental health diagnoses, elders, hospital-based settings, community-based settings, and school-based settings  

  • Collaborates with clinical and non-clinical staff to coordinate care and ensure the highest level of art therapy for the community.  

  • When assigned to an off-site agency:   

  • Maintains relationship with on-site contact person or caseworker.  

  • Provides regular communication with Art Therapy Studio Clinical Director regarding progress at site.  

  • Attends treatment team meetings as required by agency.  

  • Prepares and presents professional education workshops and presents other professional education workshops for agencies as requested.  

  • Completes site-specific screening and training as requested  

  • Completes Daily Timesheet at the end of each shift and other requested reports in a timely manner  

  • Checks and responds to emails at least twice per shift  

  • Attends all staff meetings.  

  • Manages direct and indirect hours efficiently and appropriately.  

  • Follow Art Therapy Studio and site-specific policies and operating protocols including knowledge of referral system, charting, discharge planning, etc. as well as specific safety and emergency evacuation procedures, appropriate client interaction, and proper reporting of incidents.  

  • Maintains client artwork and records in compliance with American Art Therapy Association standards and Art Therapy Studio policies.  

  • Utilizes art supplies in a responsible and budget conscious manner  

  • Provides direct supervision to students assigned to assist with art therapist’s groups and reports progress to the Internship Coordinator  

  • Develops and delivers presentations to promote art therapy to community groups, potential donors, and to area social service agencies as needed; authors articles to promote art therapy and the organization.  

  • Engages in clinical supervision as appropriate.  

 Other duties as assigned. 


Language / Communication Skills                     

Outstanding communication skills; strong writing skills; strong public speaking skills; effective interpersonal and team communication skills  


Reliable Transportation 

Applicants must have reliable transportation to be able to deliver art therapy services in the community at various offsite locations.  


Computer Skills                     

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook Email and Calendar, and navigating the internet  


Problem Solving  

Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions. Works well in group problem solving situations.  


Customer Service  

Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments.  


Change Management  

Develops workable implementation plans. Communicates changes effectively. Builds commitment and overcomes resistance. Willing to be flexible and adapt to new schedules and situations quickly.  


Business Acumen  

Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition. Aligns work with strategic goals. Analyzes market and competition and adapts strategy to changing conditions.  Acts as an ambassador for Art Therapy Studio during and after business hours.  


Other Qualifications                     

Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and implement programs that achieve organizational objectives. Ability to foster/maintain a positive and team-oriented work environment, working knowledge of art therapy clinical policies, procedures, and ethics. Ability and willingness to represent the organization at events and meetings that are outside of normal business hours.  Must be able to pass a drug test and show proof of influenza and COVID-19 vaccination. 


Physical Demands  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  


Work Environment  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level varies, and the art therapist must be able to adapt to high and low noise environments.