What is an ArtWorks Apprenticeship?

ArtWorks Apprentices are passionate young artists (must be between the ages of 14-21) who work side-by-side with Teaching Artists to create public art and community impact projects. Projects are most often large-scale, outdoor murals, but we’ve also tried our hands at photography, sewing, dance, and film-making projects. Applicants should be eager to create art, make a difference in the city, work in diverse teams, and build new skills.

Apprentice wages start at $13 an hour. Apprentices work between 20 and 30 hours per week for a 10 week period.

Beyond art making, our creative professional development training and team experiences prepare Apprentices to elevate their skills in collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, goal orientation, and growth orientation. Through our program, Apprentices develop lifelong friendships and bonds with their teammates and connect with their communities through a collaborative creative process.


How do I apply in 2024?

Spring 2024
Spring Apprentices will work from April 2 – May 25. Spring work hours are Monday – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30pm and Saturdays from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Spring Apprentices will attend paid enrichment sessions on Fridays April 19, May 3, and May 17 from 4 – 6pm. Spring Apprentices are paid $13 an hour.

To apply to work as a Spring Apprentice, please fill out an online application for a specific project. This spring, we plan to do a mural at the Price Hill CRC, and a sculptural installation in Covington. These project opportunities are posted here: https://www.artworkscincinnati.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.

Summer 2024

Funding and hiring support for ArtWorks’ summer mural program is now provided through Hamilton County Youth Employment.

Our Summer Application process has changed. Please carefully review the below instructions.

Summer Apprentices will work from June 3 – August 8. Summer work hours are Monday – Thursday from 9am – 4pm. Summer Apprentices will attend paid enrichment sessions on Fridays from 10am – 12pm. Summer Apprentices are paid $13 an hour.

To apply to work as a Summer Apprentice, please attend an in-person Apprentice Hiring and Interview Session taking place on Saturday, April 6 from 10am – 4pm at the Hamilton County Youth Employment Office at Talbert House, located at 644 Linn Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.

If you are 14-15 years old, please bring the following to your Hiring and Interview Session: 

  • A parent or guardian
  • Completed Ohio Minor Work Permit
    • Download the minor work permit application attached below. Fill it out, and submit the completed application to the school at which you are enrolled. If you are enrolled in an alternative education setting (home schooled, GED) the application should be returned to the school district in which you reside. You can search your school district here.
  • Two Forms of Identification
    • Acceptable forms of identification include: Ohio State ID and a Birth Certificate or Social Security Card.
  • Your Art Portfolio! Instructions can be found below.

If you are 16-17 years old, please bring the following to your Hiring and Interview Session:

  • A parent or guardian
  • Two Forms of Identification
    • Acceptable forms of identification include: Ohio State ID and a Birth Certificate or Social Security Card.
  • Your Art Portfolio! Instructions can be found below.

If you are 18-21 years old, please bring the following to your Hiring and Interview Session:

  • Two Forms of Identification
    • Acceptable forms of identification include: Ohio State ID and a Birth Certificate or Social Security Card.
  • Your Art Portfolio! Instructions can be found below.

Walk-in applicants are more than welcome! However, we encourage you to RSVP so that our staff has an idea of how many people to expect. Please email Grace Thanasiu at grace@artworkscincinnati.org to RSVP.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ArtWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are strongly committed to building and retaining a diverse staff that creates an inclusive workplace that harnesses each voice to collectively advance ArtWorks’ mission.

Need More Information?

Email Grace@ArtWorksCincinnati.org.


Work Permit Application – SUMMER2024-combined HCYE

Art Portfolio Instructions

 

A BIG THANKS TO OUR
ONGOING FUNDERS