Photo and Video Studio Artist
Job Type

Job Title: Photo & Video Studio Artist 

Salary Range: $15.28 per hour (12 hrs per week)

Job Type: Part Time, Non-Exempt, Ages 18-24

Location: ArtWorks Solway Studios, 424 Findlay Street, Cincinnati, OH 45214 

Reports to: Photo & Video Studio Manager

Start date: July 15, 2024

About ArtWorks

Now in its 27th year, ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that has pioneered public art and economic impact throughout the region with a mission to create opportunities to change the world through art. ArtWorks co-creates public art with community leaders that builds civic pride and beautifies the region, creating jobs for more than 300 artists annually, including youth ages 14-21, to earn a living wage. The economic empowerment and mentorship that ArtWorks provides leads to upward mobility, which is critically important for youth who come from a majority of underserved households and who are underemployed. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed nearly 4,000 youth and 3,500 creative professionals. The organization has completed more than 14,000 public and private art works of art, including public sculpture, light-based installations and more than 230 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. Now headquartered in Walnut Hills, ArtWorks is part of the burgeoning arts district in Cincinnati’s historic second downtown. Learn more at

Job Description

ArtWorks is expanding to include a photo and video studio, and is seeking Photo & Video Studio Artists who will fulfill a range of client services with a focus on photo and video production under the guidance of the Photo & Video Studio Manager. This unmatched opportunity will provide emerging artists with an opportunity to develop skills in photography, filmmaking, client management, and shoot production. Photo & Video Studio Artists work as a collaborative team to support client projects with the opportunity to present themselves as artists to clients.  There may be times that the role supports or assists other creative studios or projects because of capacity needs. 

Additionally, Photo & Video Studio Artists will engage in a series of professional development opportunities to advance their resume, cover letter writing, portfolio development, budgeting, client management, and networking skills. This job will have a flexible schedule throughout the year, but Photo & Video Studio Artists will be required to work an average of 12 hours a week on various project assignments. Photo & Video Studio Artists will be required to attend weekly meetings with the full team and monthly professional development and enrichment trainings.


Key Job Responsibilities: 


  • Attend meetings for the Photo & Video Studio, typically Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am-1pm
  • Uphold strategies and systems for studio management, maintenance, and file/spatial organization. Ensure all aspects of an assigned project are uploaded, accessible, and maintained through to project closing
  • Professionally communicate through ArtWorks’ project management software (Basecamp), utilizing ArtWorks best practices

Planning & Production

  • Learn the various aspects of photo and video production for ArtWorks and external clients
  • Lead, self-direct, or take accountability for delegated responsibilities in studio or onsite for timely project progression
  • Create shot lists and take photos and video footage, as assigned
  • Respond to critiques and feedback on work, adjust to client needs, and adhere to modern photo and film production standards
  • Develop a personal portfolio of work related to photo and film projects

Career Readiness

  • Attend monthly professional development workshops and trainings, typically on Fridays
  • Complete professional development program milestones, including portfolio reviews, cover letter and resume writing workshops, networking opportunities, and artist talks
  • Participate in completing reviews, program evaluations, and surveys

Client Management

  • Learn the various aspects of client relationship management including professional communication, project scope definition, expectations, deadlines, pricing, and budget development
  • Establish and maintain positive client relationships
  • Support the development and pitching of project proposals/presentations and creative briefs
  • Support ongoing communication with the Photo & Video Studio Manager, clients, and photographers and filmmakers (as needed)
  • Act as an ArtWorks ambassador to current and potential clients and guests

Qualifications and experiences

  • Must be between 18 and 24 years old at the start of employment
  • Commitment to ArtWorks’ mission, vision, values, culture and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility Plan
  • 1 - 2 years of photo/video classes at high school or college level, or equivalent independent practice
  • Collaborative Experience(s) with photo/video projects and/or a willingness to work as a team
  • Basic knowledge of visual editing software including Photoshop, Lightroom, and PremierePro a plus, but not required
  • Flexibility with work hours that accommodates studio and team needs
  • Willing to learn from and take direction from professional artists

Skills and abilities

  • Basic organizational, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written that include listening, receiving and giving feedback
  • Ability to manage time well, particularly while managing competing priorities
  • Proficiency with MS Word and PowerPoint, Excel is a plus
  • Adhere to ethical behavior and business practices
  • Detail oriented
  • Curious about facts and trends; a continuous learner
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, solve problems produce visuals, and execute projects
  • Interest in learning and developing client management skills
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative 

The Payoff

  • Be part of an amazing mission and make a mark in transforming the Greater Cincinnati region with public art, building community, and investing in young artists 
  • Be part of a dynamic team that embraces a growth mindset
  • Be part of a collaborative, creative, and flexible work culture that is people-centered
  • Join a team that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in community-centered work that creates positive change. Read our full commitment here

To Apply

Please include 5 photo and film focused portfolio samples, a cover letter, resume, and three references. Please include photo and video projects that you have worked on and indicate your role on the project (director, cinematographer, editor, etc.). Please combine all images into one PDF document no larger than 4MB. Upload using the additional materials button. If you have issues uploading your work, please email your portfolio files to Grace Thanasiu at These portfolio samples are SO important in determining your aptitude for the job! 

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

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