Student Employment

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AAC Student Job Opportunities

Opportunities for student employment at the AAC are listed below.
Keep in mind there are not enough positions for all interested students and employment may be subject to Federal Work-Study fund eligibility.
Please carefully review the job description and apply for the position(s) for which you are interested and qualified. 
Please complete a separate application for each position.
* Spring 2021 Open Work Study Positions *

Class Assistant for Artist as Writer
Position Title:
Class Assistant, Artist as Writer
Supervisor: Lisa McKenzie
Position Start Date: 01-15-2021
Availability: Aspiring arts educator must be available to join Artist as Writer classes remotely each Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5. Must be available to dedicate at least five hours in January before class begins to collaborate on class design and review syllabus. Must be available 3:30-5pm each M and W. Expend to spend five additional hours per week providing student support.
Description: Candidate would help build and maintain an inclusive class culture by providing additional support for both professor and students learning remotely in Artist as Writer. Will be expected to know the requirements of the class thoroughly, keep attendance, reach out to absent or struggling students, provide feedback on student papers, and lead remote break out writing workshops. This is a class that penalizes narcissism and rewards collaboration.
Requirements: Student must have completed Artist As Writer. The ideal candidate would be an aspiring educator with experience in writing and researching.
Preferred Skills: The ideal candidate will strive to create and maintain a supportive workshop culture in which students can learn to trust their own voice.
Experience with writing workshops strongly preferred. 
Interview Required? YES

APPLY: Class Assistant


Community Job Board

Are you an employer with an open position or gig that you would like to advertise to AAC students? Complete this form to have your position posted on this site.

Fernwood Cove Camp Counselor/ Fernwood Cove Camp
A highly dedicated and motivated staff is key to providing Fernwood Cove campers and CITs with a positive and memorable camp experience.  The role of a Fernwood Cove counselor is multifaceted, with each counselor working as a part of a bunk family, while also instructing daily activities. Paid positions working with children, including internship opportunities, instructor positions in a wide variety of activities, including Ceramics, and residential program includes lodging, food, laundry etc. Apply online and click “apply now.”

Call to Artists/Street Spark
StreetSpark announces a new Call to Artists for mural designs!  Four sites in Hamilton, Ohio have been selected for murals and final designs will be chosen by a selection committee of arts professionals and community partners. Design applications must be submitted by January 31, 2021 at 12am Midnight. Winners will be announced in March/April 2021; stipends will be awarded to each selected designer. To apply, please visit Applications for mural painters are also being accepted through March 14, 2021 with interviews to be held in April. Contact Person: Jennifer Acus-Smith, Program Manager,


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Students at the Art Academy have the opportunity to apply for a for-credit internship. Current internship opportunities are updated regularly below.

Spring Internships/Contemporary Art Museum
The Contemporary Arts Center is currently accepting applications for Spring (February – May) 2021 Internships in the Curatorial, Education, Communications, and Advancement Departments.

Paid Internship/Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center is now offering paid internships! Apply online at Opportunities include Visual Brand Identity Intern and Museum Experience Intern.

Gallery Intern/Art Design Consultants and The Cube
Seeking intern(s) for the nonprofit organization, The Cube, associated with Art Design Consultants. Opportunity to intern in a professional gallery environment. Responsibilities may include Installation of artwork, Packing and unpacking art/shipping, Photographing artwork, Entering artwork into “gallery manager” online inventory system, Tagging art, Social media (Instagram, twitter, facebook, linkedin), Helping framer, Organizing art storage, and Supporting ADC team and Gallery Director. This internship is unpaid and is eligible for school credit. If interested, email resume to


Grants & Scholarships

Cincinnati Arts Access Fund/Artswave
ArtsWave is administering the Cincinnati Arts Access Fund (CAAF), which was established in October 2020 with funding allocated by the City of Cincinnati through the CARES Act for pandemic-related, arts-worker relief. Grants of $1,000 for an expected 200 individual artists who live in the city of Cincinnati will be distributed in two rounds, with all funds distributed before the end of 2020. Grant awards will be based on clear demonstration of lost work and financial hardship due to the coronavirus and are contingent on available funds. Awards will reflect the broadest possible range of diversity based on the applicant pool.

“Truth & Reconciliation”: Project Grants for Black and Brown Artists/Artswave
ArtsWave, City of Cincinnati and Duke Energy announce $200,000 to be awarded through a new joint grantmaking program for Black and Brown artists. Artists of any artistic discipline are invited to propose projects on the theme of “truth and reconciliation” that help lead the community toward a more just and equitable future. Eligible artists can apply for up to $10,000.


Career Services

The Office of Professional Development assists students in planning their future beyond the AAC. Whether preparing for entry into a career or graduate school, students have access to resources such as:
– Resume building
– Cover letter critique
– Portfolio review
– Interview strategies & mock interviews

Additional Resources

Questions? Contact:
Audrey Bertaux, Associate Director of Professional Development