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The Hummingbird Project
San Mateo, CA, United States
13 days ago


Are you an activity director, recreation therapist, teaching artists, or creative arts therapist who wants to make a meaningful impact in the lives of elders through one-on-one connection? 

Do you thrive in a creative team environment? 

Do benefits at 20+ hours a week sound good to you? 

If you answered YES to the questions above, then please visit to learn more about our unique and thriving program! 

We are looking for a talented and passionate Activity Specialist to join our team of professionals and assist with the implementation of our unique program. The Activity Specialist works one-on-one with clients in their homes or places of residence to provide customized activities, outings and other projects that enrich the quality of life and awaken a sense of curiosity, joy, and meaning. 

We are currently hiring full and part time positions in all Bay Area Counties, including: Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, and Contra Costa!


Essential Duties:

Responsibilities of the Activity Specialist include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Create and implement a variety of therapeutic activities aimed at improving client quality of life
  • Plan and implement individualized activity sessions for a diverse range of clients, conducting sessions one-on-one with clients in their places of residence and group programs in facilities
  • Lead art-based group activities in assisted living facilities
  • Conduct regular visits with clients and care providers to provide materials and support for quality of Life (QOL) activities


  • Master’s degree, or relevant experience, in art, drama, music, expressive arts or recreation therapy
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with older adults
  • Experience with cognitive changes and dementia
  • Compassionate and empathic towards vulnerable populations
  • Creativity and competence developing and implementing individualized activity plans
  • Knowledge of holistic quality of life, life enrichment and engagement terminology
  • Excellent people skills: able to connect with a wide range of individuals, engage them, and put them at ease
  • Exemplary writing skills: professional tone and quality
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Experience working with the G Suite platform (google drive, email, etc.)
  • Experience working with video platforms including zoom, facetime, google hangouts, and more
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and reliable private transportation

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57753531
  • Location:
    San Mateo, California, United States
    San Francisco, California, United States
    Alameda County, United States
    Contra Costa County, United States
    Marin County, United States
    Santa Clara County, United States
  • Position Title: Creative Arts Specialist/ Recreation Therapist/ Expressive Arts/ Therapeutic Activity Specialist to work with Seniors and Disabled Adults
  • Company Name: The Hummingbird Project
  • Job Function: Recreational Therapist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: None

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