Art Hive Associate (MT0845, COM1A, GR02)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Director – Wellness & Outreach, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the McGill Art Hive Initiative (MAHI) within the Student Wellness Hub. Advises students in planning and completing projects to be displayed within the Art Hive and the HLA. Curates student art to be displayed within the Student Wellness Hub. Promotes the work of MAHI with various campus-based groups and community organizations. Researches, develops and delivers programs to students in collaboration with Art Hive Specialist, Art Therapists, Therapists, student groups, etc. Acts as liaison and resource for the various units and associations at McGill. Creates partnerships and connections with other Student Services units to increase positive impact on the health and well-being of students. Provides Art Hive activities to student groups on campus to encourage community and inclusion. Liaises with student groups like SSMU, PGSS, SACCOMS, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Co-creates the space with members of the McGill community that increases understanding of oneself, strengthens relationships across divides and builds meaningful community life.
  • Fosters self-directed creativity, skill sharing and learning amongst those at the Art Hive.
  • Facilitates Open Art Hives; provides group leadership and individualized mentorship to encourage student’s health and wellness
  • Responsible for planning and managing the programming and events attached to the MAHI, including but not limited to:
    • The Weekly Open Art Hive which includes developing programming for three entire days of activities each week.
    • Collaborates with Health Promotion and Outreach events implemented through the HLA
    • Collaborates with Peer Health Ambassador’s monthly creative collectives.
  • Oversees the marketing and visibility of MAHI activities across the campus and the McGill community. In concert with the HLA Team, actively participates in developing the social media circulation strategy for MAHI within the greater health promotion framework.
  • Liaises with the Art Hive community and ensures that approaches use current guidelines and best practices. Ensures that the MAHI is consistent with the International Art Hive brand.
  • Responsible for collaborating on the space within the Healthy Living Annex (HLA) and actively participates in HLA team meetings.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the storage water source is compliant with safety standards

Education and Experience:


Three (3) years’ related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Master’s degree in Art Therapy, Creative Art or related field, strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to take responsibility and deliver results with minimum direction and oversight. Must be self-directed and able to work autonomously and as part of a team in a dynamic and deadline-oriented environment. Demonstrated problem solving and organizational skills with a proven ability to manage multiple activities and projects at the same time. Proven planning, organizational and priority-setting skills. Ability to adapt quickly; must demonstrate flexibility in the performance of tasks. Must be composed under pressure with an ability to cope effectively with change. Proven ability to demonstrate art techniques; experience mentoring individuals, strongly preferred. Effective presentation skills. Student-focused and service-oriented with a demonstrated ability to build constructive and effective relationships with all levels of staff, students and the public. Experience in health promotion and awareness. Demonstrated skills in a PC environment using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail and internet search engines. English & French, spoken and written.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Student Services at staffing.s2 [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is February 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

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Student Services
Student Wellness Hub
Salary Range: 
(Grade 02) $42,600 - $53,300 (midpoint) - $64,000 ; Pro-rated (Grade 02) $25,560 - $31,980 (midpoint) - $38,400
20.25 hours (3 days per week)
Until April 30, 2021
Reporting to: 
Associate Director Wellness & Outreach
Reference no.: