AIM is Hiring: Community Arts Coordinator

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine is seeking a Community Arts Coordinator to add to our dynamic team of arts in health administrators.

Job Opening Summary

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine (AIM) is seeking a Community Arts Coordinator to lead the design and launch of an arts prescribing pilot with the support and general direction of the Program Manager and Director. This 12-month, full-time position is responsible for supporting existing and new community-engaged arts in health programs in North Central Florida. In this role, the Community Arts Coordinator will develop and implement community-engaged, evidence-based arts programs within an arts prescribing model from start to finish.  

The Community Arts Coordinator will collaborate closely with community members, existing and new organizational partners, and AIM artists and administrative staff to identify community strengths, resources, and desires to guide design and implementation of arts prescribing in North Central Florida. In addition, this professional will identify healthcare providers with whom to pilot a communications strategy to raise awareness about social prescribing generally, and arts on prescription specifically. The Community Arts Coordinator will support current artists and community arts facilitators as well as recruiting new artists to build a robust, responsive, and inclusive range of community-engaged arts in health programs and initiatives.  

More about UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine 

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine is comprised of a team of 16 artists in residence working in pediatric and adult clinical settings and in the community. Our mission is to deliver patient-led creative engagement to humanize healthcare experiences and enhance the health and wellbeing of our community. Our team is integrated into our academic medical center in support of UF Health Shands’ mission of excellence in patient care, research, and education. 

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced arts program coordinator who possesses excellent communication and partnership skills and a desire to use their program planning, implementation, and evaluation skills to advance community-engaged arts programming in ways that actively build healthy, vibrant relationships toward collective health and well-being. We are seeking a colleague with demonstrated evidence of advancing access, equity, and inclusion through arts engagement toward collective health and well-being. 

More about arts prescribing 

Florida residents have vast healthcare needs due to living with chronic and life-limiting illness, yet there are documented limits in healthcare provision such as healthcare worker burnout, which was significantly exacerbated by the pandemic. Further, there is a gap in accessible community-engaged arts programming that effectively and affordably addresses social determinants of health and promotes belonging and social connectedness. Arts on prescription, or arts prescribing, is an effort to address this complex issue within the broader movement of social prescribing, which is defined as a model of connecting patients with non-clinical services in their communities to promote health and well-being (WHO Social Prescribing Toolkit, 2022). Activating arts participation through arts-on-prescription offered by a healthcare provider has been demonstrated to reduce social isolation and alleviate stress associated with living with serious illness thereby enhancing quality of life. 

How to Apply

Please submit applications electronically to including: 1) CV or resume, 2) a sample of work (i.e. examples of program materials such as a program evaluation, promotional or support materials), and 3) professional references.  

Please contact Jenny Baxley Lee, Director at or with questions regarding the position. 

* Compensation starting at $60,000 and commensurate with experience. 

* While this position is generally organized within a M-F 9-5 work week and geographically based at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL and the surrounding region, a flexible schedule is required based upon the variable nature of the work given community events, town halls, art openings, etc.