4221 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400

Status

Filled

Description

The Memories in the Making Program Intern will be responsible for the delivery of the Memories in the Making visual arts project, a project hosted at various community-based social service agencies and residential facilities that provides support and an opportunity for emotional expression to older adults living with a dementia. Memories in the Making is a unique fine arts therapy project developed for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders with the aim of offering them a new, creative, and nonverbal way of communicating and capturing precious moments through art. This position will work approximately 15 hours a week from June through February.

Qualifications

Alzheimer’s LA will be looking for the following specialized skills:

  • Computer literate (MS Office, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Willingness/flexibility to work with the older adult population.
  • Interest or experience in arts-related activities.
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to travel locally.
  • California driver license and proof of automobile insurance and/or reliable transportation preferred.

Background

Founded by family caregivers in 1981, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles (Alzheimer’s LA) is a community-based organization dedicated to providing support to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their families in Los Angeles County. For the last 40 years, Alzheimer’s LA has focused on meeting the needs of the region’s linguistically, culturally, and socio-economically diverse population by developing and delivering innovative and tailored supportive services.

How to Apply

Interested students should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to Mona Strehler, Human Resources, at alzglajob@gmail.com