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ArtWorks 2016 Summer Art Apprentice Program

2016 Summer Program

ArtWorks, Cincinnati’s award-winning visual arts organization and the largest employer of visual artists in the region, is looking to fill positions for its summer program.

45+ professional artists and 200+ youth Apprentices will be hired to paint 12 community murals, complete 250 capes for children facing hardships, assist with a enterprise-driven project and more.

We are looking for talent in the following categories:

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

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
  • 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).  All apprentices earn minimum wage, which is currently $8.10/ hour.

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.


If you go to   applications and more information is available.

Earlier Event: January 25
Pendleton Art Center Exhibition
Later Event: February 21
Pyramid Hill Free Admission Feb. 27th