Teaching Artist
Cincinnati, OH IMPACT
Job Type

Job Title: Teaching Artist (ages 22+)

Location: Greater Cincinnati, OH; location dependent on specific project

Reports to: Project Manager and Director of Artist Impact

Pay: Ranges $18.36 - $23.33 per hour


Spring program, March – May 2023

• Orientation Dates: 3/27/23 – 3/30/23

Summer program, June – August 2023

• Orientation Dates: 5/22/23 – 5/25/23

Most projects will last 4-8 weeks. Length of projects may vary from project to project.

Hours:  Hours vary by project. Hours are generally Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. during the summer.

Application deadline:

Spring deadline: February 8, 2023

Summer deadline: April 5, 2023

Apply online: ArtWorksCincinnati.org


Professional Development

• Attend all required orientations and trainings including Red Cross certification and safety training

• Come with a curiosity to learn, develop, and grow

• Participate in workshops through discussion, discovery, and utilize resources throughout projects to problem solve, develop team rapport, grow teaching skills

• Interest in developing professional skills through skill-building, networking, and career-minded workshops

Youth Development

• Share technical and professional skills with youth Apprentices and act as a role model/mentor

• Collaborate with Lead Teaching Artist in coordinating and establishing group working norms, and aide in the development of ensuring positive and collaborative team dynamics

Project Management (project execution, logistics, group expectations)

• Manage expectations set by ArtWorks and Lead Teaching Artist; adhere to ArtWorks procedures and safety protocols, take on additional responsibilities as needed to ensure the safety of the team and worksite and project execution

• Help complete project goals, achieving excellent results both in artwork quality and youth Apprentice experience

• Work with fellow staff to maintain clean workspace and equipment, as well as help conduct final cleanup and inventory all supplies

• Assist fellow Teaching Staff in leading small groups of youth Apprentices to execute the project

• Mentor Junior Teaching Artists in leading small groups of apprentices to execute the project

ArtWorks’ mission is to create community-based public art that creates career opportunities for artists of all ages. As one of the area’s largest employers of visual artists, our focus is on employing youth and creative professionals to collectively produce award-winning public works while developing their skills in: leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, creativity, innovation, collaboration, and goal setting. Teaching staff work side-by-side with youth Apprentices ages 14-21 creating positive environments that foster youth’s interests, relationship development, and growth mindset.



• BFA, graduate degree, or commensurate experience in the arts and education

• Must be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational, communication, and decision-making skills

• Must demonstrate proactive leadership with ability to take initiative, balance priorities, and meet deadlines

• Must have the ability to motivate diverse teams, and teach to varying degrees of artistic knowledge and ability

• Must be at least 22 years old

The successful candidate will:

• Be a good listener and have a positive attitude

• Be an empathetic team-player, and able to create a safe and supportive workplace

• Be open to feedback, learning opportunities, and self-growth

• Be detail-oriented in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines

Mural Requirements (many of our projects are large-scale murals, and there are specific requirements for working on these types of projects):

• Ability to instruct others how to properly mix paint colors and demonstrate application techniques

• Ability to break down the mural process effectively for leading a team

About ArtWorks: ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit with a mission to create community-based public art that provides career opportunities for artists of all ages. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations, and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 14,000 public and private art projects in its 25 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals. ArtWorks is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.