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ArtWorks Announces Jobs for Artists and Youth Apprentices

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ArtWorks Announces Jobs for Artists and Youth Apprentices

Award-winning arts organization plans to hire 50 professional artists and 150 teen artists this year.

CINCINNATI—ArtWorks, the largest employer of visual artists in the region, has announced it is currently recruiting candidates to fill 50 professional and150 youth apprentice positions to support its 2015 programming. ArtWorks pairs professional artists with Youth Apprentices, ages 14-21, to work in paid positions to create public art. In 2015, projects will include seven community murals and 150 capes for children in need, as well as the development of enterprise-driven products for sale. Since 1996, ArtWorks has provided job opportunities for over 700 professional and 2,500 youth artists.


Teaching Staff Jobs for Artists

ArtWorks is seeking emerging and professional artists and art educators with experience in painting and other creative mediums to serve as Teaching Staff. Teaching Staff are comprised of Project Managers and Teaching Artists who work as mentors to Apprentice Artists. Together, these teams work side-by-side with communities to transform Greater Cincinnati through the creation of art.


Teaching Staff receive stipends based on experience and project assignment. Teaching Staff typically work Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm or 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. Work hours average 30-35 hours per week, including weekly team meetings and adequate time for preparation and clean-up.


Candidates interested in applying for Teaching Staff positions should fill out the online application available at Project Manager and Teaching Assistant applications are due by February 16th, 2015. Interviews will be scheduled by ArtWorks staff during the months of March and April.


Apprentice Artist Jobs for Youth

ArtWorks is also hiring young artists, ages 14-21, to serve as Apprentice Artists. Apprentices work with professional artists to create and execute public art projects. ArtWorks is primarily looking for painters, but there are select projects available utilizing other creative mediums.


Apprentices typically work Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm. Project schedules vary from 4 – 10 weeks, and Apprentices are paid $8.10/hour. Apprentice positions provide learning experience in the visual arts, as well as resume building, portfolio development, interview skills, and the basics of financial literacy. Apprentices also learn about career possibilities in the arts and engage directly with a panel of artists and practitioners who have made successful careers.


Interested candidates should visit to apply online or download an application packet and to schedule an interview. Interviews for scheduled appointments will be held on the mornings of March 14 and 15 at the Contemporary Arts Center in Downtown Cincinnati. Open interviews will also occur those days, in the afternoon, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Questions about the application process for Teaching Staff or Apprentices can be directed to


About ArtWorks:  Founded in 1996, ArtWorks trains and employs local youth and talent to create art and community impact. ArtWorks’ vision is to be the creative and economic engine which unites citizens to transform our region through public art, such as their award-winning mural program, art therapy, and creative enterprise initiatives. ArtWorks is the largest employer of visual artists in the region, injecting more than $1.3MM into the local economy in the form of wages in since 2013 alone. To date, ArtWorks has hired over 2,500 area youth and 700 professional artists, and has trained over 200 creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks is grateful for the support of many individuals and organizations, including the City of Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, the generosity of community contributions to the  ArtsWave Campaign, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more or to support ArtWorks, visit