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Open Position: OPS Grant Project Assistant

Published April 20, 2021

Job ID: 48739
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Part Time

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed here.


Support Project manager in planning and implementing international exchange conference and exhibit activities including:

  • Draft and distribute written communication to professional groups
  • Graphic design and project marketing communications
  • Support conference and exhibit proposal and jury review processes
  • Resource research (conference and virtual exhibit technologies)
  • Technology use coordination (conference and exhibit platforms)
  • Local exhibit design and installation support
  • Community outreach to local agencies and school groups
  • Coordinate art supply ordering and organization of materials
  • Coordination of local exhibit events
  • Adherence to grant policies and procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • FSU Student status and availability throughout the 1-year job period (May 2021- March 2022, including Summer 2021)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Experience with graphic design software
  • Art exhibit design and installation experience
  • Experience with community engagement (educational or therapeutic activities)



  • Experience with digital conference and exhibit platforms
  • Master’s degree

Other Information

The Learning from COVID 19 Experiences Project:

The paramount aim for this Learning from COVID 19 Experiences project is addressing the significant mental health consequences of the global COVID 19 pandemic and identifying effective methods for supporting resilience among youth and families through the professional exchanges of US and Russian art therapists, mental health professionals, and educators. Program events will serve to:

  • Cultivate exchanges among mental health professionals and art therapists in US and Russia to support development of best creative practices that will reduce pandemic distress and promote resilience of youth and families
  • Generate exchanges among art therapists regarding increasing youth and family access to mental health services through the ethical and effective facilitation of telehealth art therapy interventions.
  • Demonstrate creative processes employed by art therapists to reduce distress and cultivate personal resilience during pandemic times
  • Foster connections among Russian and US art therapists for ongoing collaborative work related to art therapy and mental health for youth and families
  • Demonstrate how community-based exhibits and art engagement programs can be designed and implemented to simultaneously acknowledge pandemic related distress and support youth and family resilience.


Contact Info

Barbara Parker-Bell, PsyD, ATR-BC, Director, Art Therapy Program, Department of Art Education:

University Information

One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

$15.00 per hour

Pay Plan

This is an OPS/temporary Job.


20 hours per week, May 2021- March, 2022, schedule will vary

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

References Request:  Provide names and contact information (e-mail and phone) for 2 professional/academic references

Affordable Care Act

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees who meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, please visit the Benefits website and click on Employee Insurance Eligibility.

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