ArtWorks News

Make Art. Get Paid. Now Hiring Youth Apprentices and Teaching Artists for 2021

The Walnut Hills Make Every Block Better Street Mural team. Photo by Sandra Okot-Kotber.


ArtWorks is now hiring teams for 2021 of Youth Apprentices, ages 14-21, led by Teaching Artists, ages 22 and up, to work side-by-side to create public art and community impact projects.

Projects can include (but are not limited to) painting, drawing, photography, design, sewing, and community engagement.

More Than a Paycheck

Illustration by Henry Lindeman

Beyond art making, our creative professional development training and team experiences prepare creatives to elevate their skills in communication, collaboration, problem-solving, creative thinking, goal management, and social capital.

Through our program, Youth Apprentices develop lifelong friendships and bonds with their teammates. For Teaching Artists, each position has varying degrees of project management responsibilities, but all require a passion for developing youth and creating bold works that impact our region.

Revamped Process

ArtWorks is revamping our hiring process for 2021, so we invite you sign up for our Applicant Info Sessions. More information for these sessions are available on our Youth Apprentice page and our Teaching Artist page.

Become an Apprentice

Become a Teaching Artist

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,750 youth and 3,300 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.