ArtWorks is hiring emerging visual artists ages 14-21 for summer jobs as Apprentice Artists.

We are looking for talent in the following categories:

Painting – Drawing – Photography – Art Therapy – Sewing – Graphic Design – Creative Enterprise


View our 2016 projects

NOTE: These projects are pending and are subject to change.


I’ve been an Apprentice before and I’m back for more!

I haven’t been an apprentice yet

 

Click here for required forms.

 

Why It Rocks

As an ArtWorks youth Apprentice, you get to:

  • Work with and learn from the most amazing local professional artists and art educators
  • Meet + Collaborate with professional and teen artists to create multitudes of work that will transform our region
  • Gain professional skills like public speaking, time management, teamwork, problem solving and leadership
  • Build your resume and portfolio
  • Get to do what you love while building a network of support

 

Who we’re looking for: 

As an ArtWorks youth Apprentice, you’ll need:

  • To be at least 14 years of age (if you’re over 21, head to our Teaching Staff application)
  • Have a love of art and a portfolio to back it up
  • Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air (a majority of our projects spend a lot of time outside)
  • Be open to making new friends from all diverse and different backgrounds
  • Want to challenge yourself and build new skills
  • Love Cincinnati (we do and we hope you do too)
  • Want to have an awesome summer job while getting to make ART!
  • Want to get paid, but have the documentation to get hired (a picture ID, social security card and/or birth certificate are a must).

 

What we ask:

As an ArtWorks Apprentice, you’ll need to be able to commit to the following:

  • To start work June 13th for 4-8 weeks depending on the project you’re assigned
  • To be an early riser and work Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • Have a way to get to work each day, whether by bus, car or walking
  • To be one of 200 awesome Apprentices
  • To attend an interview at the Contemporary Arts Center 609 Walnut Street, March 12 or 13, 2016.

 

Additional information:

  • All of our Apprentices make at least $8.10/hour (minimum wage)
  • Summer 2016 project descriptions are available on the website (please note all projects are subject to change)
  • Most projects will last 4-8 weeks starting on or around June 13th, 2016
  • If hired, mandatory orientation will be June 13th, 2016
  • All applicants will be notified by early May if they have been hired. Please, no phone calls.

 

How to Apply:

Are you ready to have an awesome summer job, creating your future and transforming our city? 

 

Instructions for Online Applications

Fill out the entire online application, here. Bring completed forms with you to interview. Also, please be sure to:

  1. Complete the required drawing tests
  2. Complete the attendance policy & note of understanding (form here)
  3. Ask a mentor, teacher or past employer for a recommendation and bring with you to interview (recommendation form)
  4. Prepare three (3) additional art samples to bring with you to your interview that show off your skills and creative range
  5. Show up to the interview.  Please arrive after 1 pm to sign up.  Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis
  6. BRING ALL FORMS and VISUAL ART SAMPLES WITH YOU TO YOUR  INTERVIEW.

 

Instructions for Print Applications

Download the entire application. Bring the completed forms with you to the interview. Please select the appropriate forms based on whether or not you have worked with ArtWorks before. Also, please be sure to:

  1. Complete the required drawing tests
  2. Complete the attendance policy & note of understanding (form here)
  3. Ask a mentor, teacher or past employer for a recommendation and bring with you to interview (recommendation form)
  4. Prepare three (3) additional art samples to bring with you to your interview that show off your skills and creative range
  5. Show up to the interview.  Please arrive after 1 pm to sign up.  Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis
  6. BRING ALL FORMS and VISUAL ART SAMPLES WITH YOU TO YOUR  INTERVIEW.

 

Have you worked with ArtWorks before? Make sure to go to the previous hire page here or download the previous hires application here


Apprentices Interviews – March 12 & 13, 2016

Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202,  513 345 8400

Instructions for Your Interview

  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your interview time to check in. If you do not have an appointment, you will have to wait for an appointment based on your arrival time. Interviews for walk ins take place from 1 to 3pm on both Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th, 2016
  • Bring your completed recommendation, Signature of Understanding form, and skill tests to the interview (these forms and skill test instructions can be downloaded from the online form confirmation page. They are also included in the print application.)
  • If you or your parents need to contact a staff person during interview days, please call (513)-333-3609.
  • For directions to the Contemporary Arts Center and downtown parking information, please Click here.
  • All applicants will be notified of ArtWorks’ hiring decisions by mail in early May. No phone calls, please.
  • See you in March!

Still have questions?  Come to an information session.  More information here


Forms:

Apprentice Application 2016

Previous Apprentice Application- 2016

2016 Attendance Policy and Notice of Understanding Apprentice Form

2016 Recommendation Form

2016 New Hire Completion Forms and Visual Art Sample Tests

2016 Previous Hire Completion Forms and Visual Art Sample Tests

If you have any questions, please click here to contact Maria Reeder, Talent Coordinator at 513-333-3616


ArtWorks is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds cultures, orientations, ideas and talents can flourish.

 

 

Special Thanks to:

 

 

A BIG THANKS TO OUR
ONGOING FUNDERS