Atria Senior Living

  • Arts and Social Program Manager - Atria Senior Living

    Job Locations USA-KY-Louisville Metro
    Senior Education/Recreation
    Community Name
    Atria Senior Living
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    What’s the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? The people you serve. When you work at Atria, you have a front-row seat to the amazing life stories of the wisest people on earth. What’s more, you are part of an extraordinary company – one that’s investing in the future of senior living by investing in you. Don’t just do a job. Be part of an extraordinary life.


    Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living, and memory care communities in more than 225 locations in 27 states and seven Canadian provinces. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them continue making a difference in our world.


    Atria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.


    The Creative Arts Program MAnager serves as a key operational resource for creative and performing arts, vocational/civic engagement, social connections, and emotional and spiritual well-being service offerings in Atria communities. Primary responsibilities include leading the design, implementation planning, and evaluation of specific programs for community residents. Secondary support is focused on staff training, technology enhancement, and providing broad operational subject matter expertise to resolve challenges or fulfill requests from field operations staff.


    • Serve as project leader for programs focusing on creative expression, social connections, personal achievement, inspiration and spirituality, and vocational/civic dimensions of engagement.
    • Inform program design and implementation, including developing core program components, core competencies required for program delivery, evaluation metrics and adaptations for a continuum of care levels, functional abilities, and resource availability.
    • Stay current in evidence-based practices to support effective and efficacious program designs.
    • Identify and recommend technologies to enhance curriculum content or delivery.
    • Develop strategic plans for implementing and evaluating programs across communities and brand tiers, in partnership with company leadership.
    • Identify staff competencies required for successful program delivery and assist with developing trainings to address required competencies.
    • Identify potential opportunities for regional/national partnerships for program delivery and staff training/resources.
    • Perform quality audits and tracks metrics related to program fidelity, resident satisfaction, and well-being outcomes.
    • Apply evaluation results to refine program content and/or delivery methods.
    • Provide support to divisional and community staff through communicating best practices for program delivery, quality evaluation expectations, assistance with resolving operational challenges, on-going staff training, and other subject matter requests from communities.
    • Participate in training new community directors during on-boarding at support center.
    • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in arts or music-related discipline, recreation therapy, or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred.
    • Graduate certificate or specialized training in gerontology preferred.
    • Specialized training in cognitive aging or dementia care desired.
    • Five (5) years of experience overseeing creative arts and social programs for older adults.
    • Three (3) years of experience in management or supervisory role.
    • Thorough understanding of principles for promoting well-being in older adulthood.
    • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies to enhance programs or program delivery.
    • Strong project management, organizational, presentation, and facilitation skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong coaching skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft desktop applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Teams, etc.
    • Experience with e-learning methods and delivery formats preferred.
    • Knowledge of emerging technologies designed for use in delivering programs to older adult populations


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