ArtWorks’ mission is to transform people and places through investments in creativity. 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 youth Apprentices ages 14-21 creating positive environments that foster youth’s interests, relationship development, and growth mindset.
Wages starting at $16.00; Teaching staff position salaries will be determined based on qualifications and experience
Spring program, March – May
Summer program, June – August
Fall program, September – December
Most projects will last 4-8 weeks. Length of projects may vary from project to project.
Hours vary by project. Hours are generally Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. during the summer.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Must be at least 22 years old
- 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
The successful candidate will be
- A good listener and have a positive attitude
- Empathetic, team-player, and able to create a safe and supportive workplace
- Open to feedback, learning opportunities, and self-growth
- Detail-oriented in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines
How to apply
You will be asked to upload the following as part of your application. Please take time to prepare these documents in advance of beginning the application.
- Five art work samples. Many of our opportunities are mural projects. Please include some representational painting and drawing samples in your portfolio to be considered for mural opportunities. Please combine is a PDF document no larger than 4MB. Upload using the additional materials button.
- Resume or CV
- Three professional references
About ArtWorks: Since 1996, ArtWorks’ has been transforming people and places through investments in creativity. The organization is a workforce development and job-training program where art is the vehicle that trains and employs local youth and professional talent to create art and community impact. ArtWorks has hired over 3,300 youth and 2,900 professional artists who have completed over 12,000 public and private art projects. ArtWorks has also trained over 630 creative entrepreneurs contributing to Cincinnati’s economic growth. To learn more or to support ArtWorks, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.
ArtWorks is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.