The Children’s Cancer Association knows that for seriously ill children and their families every moment is precious. That’s why our programs leverage music, friendship, play, and resources to create transformative moments of joy for 20,000 children, teens, and their family members each year. We believe kids deserve long, wonderful lives. Or at the very least, short wonderful lives. Unlike many organizations dedicated to the worthy goal of someday finding a cure for cancer, CCA is all about creating joy today.
CCA has pioneered innovative, award-winning pediatric programs, education and resources that are delivered free to families.
The MyMusicRx In-Hospital Specialist is a multi-talented musician, capable of engaging children and teen’s bedside along with their family members and hospital staff through tailored live and digital music, music instruction, music exploration and instrument checkout. Candidates in this position must be passionate about serving seriously ill children, teens, and their families. This position reports to the MyMusicRx In-Hospital Supervisor.
- Let kids and teens prescribe the MyMusicRx experience that feels right to them, e.g. playing, singing, exploring, learning, and connecting with others through recreational music, informal song writing, impromptu lessons, and music technology
- Provide live music bedside for children across units in the pediatric healthcare setting.
- Facilitate structured and improvised musical group experiences
- Provide basic recreational music lessons, suggest and check-out instruments and technology
- Provide digital music app instruction and exploration.
- Sign up children and teens to be members of our mymusicrx.org website so that they can have 24/7 access to exclusive artist greetings, digital instruments, games, interactive lessons and concerts
- Participate and perform at occasional internal and external CCA events
- Host multi-discipline music volunteers in order to help expand the MyMusicRx experience, infusing music throughout the hospital setting
- Maintain the MyMusicRx music cart and its instrument and technology inventory.
- Provide appropriate administrative and data support as needed
Ideal Candidate Qualifications:
- A musician and vocalist who is comfortable playing and using a wide variety of musical instruments in different genres, as well as having a comfort level with music applications through technology (e.g. iPads and web-based music programs)
- Ability to work in an environment with children, teens and family members who are under stress, in pain, or undergoing medical procedures, and deliver therapeutic music services that support the child, family, and the hospital staff as appropriate to the situation
- Knowledgeable of current and popular music for kids and teens with the ability to improvise in the moment
- Observant/sensitive and able to respond quickly and appropriately to events and people
- A direct communicator with strong social and communication skills
- Ability to foster a culture of positive impact; be personable, self-confidant, optimistic, and enthusiastic
- Strong time management skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
- Bi-lingual Spanish a plus
- Able to work rotating days and hours within a team
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or like credentials in therapeutic music, education, counseling and/or social work
- Experience working in a medical setting preferred; some medical knowledge or experience in medical setting preferred
- Experience working with kids and teens
This job primarily operates in patient hospital rooms, activity rooms, and other common areas. This position interacts with patients, family members, staff, etc., under all conditions and circumstances and communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, etc. This role is occasionally in contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses.
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 with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Hearing/listening, manual dexterity, speaking, and vision continuously required. Walks, sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves continually during working hours. Frequently pushing/pulling of up to 100 pounds. Subject to lifting over 25 pounds on occasion.
Local travel to various worksites via car or public transportation is required.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full time (35 hours/week) non-exempt position. Some flexibility in hours is allowed; days and hours of onsite work range from Sunday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm depending on the specific hospital units served and Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm in the CCA office. This position requires evening hours and occasional weekend work.
Starting wage at $18.50/hour commensurate with experience and education. Generous benefit package includes paid medical insurance, PTO, and paid holidays.
Please send an electronic (PDF preferred) cover letter as well as your resume to: email@example.com. The cover letter itself should be no longer than one (1) page. Please include the following:
- Tell us how your previous work history has prepared you for this role.
- Present your view as to why and how you are a good fit.
- Provide salary expectations.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position. Job duties may change at any time with or without notice.
Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully supports diversity in the workplace.