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 Positions *

Video Arts Student Worker
Job Title: Video Arts Assistant
Start Date: Immediate
Job Description: This position will involve digitizing a series of DVD’s
-Use software like Handbrake to digitize videos from DVDs. 
-Label and organize the collection as it grows on the hard drive.
-Create a catalog of the digitized videos.
Skills Required:
-Understand video, video codecs, types of video files
-Consistent archiving and labelling.

Apply: Video Arts

Camp Art Academy Lead Assistant
Job Title: Lead Camp Assistant
Start Date: Summer 2021
Job Description: The Lead Assistant helps with camp set up and break down, and keeps camp running smoothly throughout the summer. As a Lead Assistant, you are often the first point of contact to support both staff and the parents of our campers. It is important that you have good problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and complete tasks with minimal direction. CAs need to be hospitable, responsive, professional, and organized while working with parents, campers, and other staff.
 – Setting up and breaking down classrooms before and after Camp program.
-Help with morning drop off and afternoon pick up.
-Assist Camp Administrators and Director with camp logistics, maintaining supply inventory, etc.
-Communicate with instructors about needed supplies, make supply purchase runs as directed by Admin/Director.
-Relieve Classroom Assistants for their breaks and lunches. Facilitate smooth transitions from car line to classroom, to and from field trips, etc.
-Collect classroom paperwork, (attendance, blanket parent authorization forms, artworks for CE exhibition, etc.), record attendance in Admin binder and store BPAs appropriately.
-Collect receipts from any supply purchases and submit to Admin/Director for processing.
-Act as courier for transporting supplies/copies/etc. as needed. Drive to purchase and/or pick up supplies, food for receptions, etc.
-Ensure the safety of the children in your charge.
-Arrive at the appointed time – be prompt.
-Attend staff meetings as needed.
-Help provide a supportive environment for both campers and staff to have the best possible camp experience.
-Promote Camp. Be a champion for camp in word and deed.
Student must be reliable and have transportation to get to the AAC on time each morning!

Apply Lead Assistant

Camp Art Academy Class Assistant
Job Title: Camp Class Assistant
Start Date: Summer 2021
Job Description:The Classroom Assistants are in many ways the face of Camp Art Academy as they are the first and often main contact between CAA and parents. It is important that classroom assistants are hospitable, approachable, responsible, and professional with parents, campers, and staff members.
-Ensure the safety of the children in your charge.
-Arrive at the appointed time – be prompt.
-Support the classroom Instructor. Be observant of the instructor’s lessons (motivation & demonstration) to be of the most assistance possible.
-Help set up the room and supplies for each class. Take attendance, collect any authorization forms campers have, distribute handouts/newsletters, monitor parents picking up children to ensure proper procedures (orange camper tag, confirm early departures/late arrivals with camp office.)
-Help children with their art projects or monitor a “secondary activity” – reading a book, playing a quiet game, etc.
-Directly supervise drop off and pick up lines, snack times, lunch and recess, and before/after care as assigned.
-Keep the classroom reasonably tidy and clean.
-Hang projects as they are completed in the classroom or hallways in preparation for the Friday exhibition & reception for campers and their families.
-Remain until your appointed time. After each class, straighten up the room, put away supplies, and communicate with the instructor regarding any questions or problems and future lessons.
-Help provide a supportive environment for the campers to have the best possible experience.
-Attend staff meetings as needed.
-Promote Camp. Be a champion of camp in word and deed.
Student must be reliable and have transportation to get to the AAC on time each morning!

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.

Counselors & Specialists / French Woods Sports and Arts Center

Seeking talented Art Students to work as counselors in the visual arts department. Many classes and workshops offered. Staff must be 19 or older. Summer dates are June 5th – August 24th. Compensation is $2200 – $2500 plus tips. Good conditions, lots of supplies, support, lots of time off and a great staff environment. Located in the Catskill Mts of NY 2.5 hours north of NYC. Apply online at 

Call to Artists / ArtSoFo
ArtSoFo is an annual juried fine art fair held in the historic district of Springfield OH. This is our second year and growing larger than the last. All artists from our first event gave great feedback and reported great sales for the one day event. We provide assistance with set up if needed, food available through the day, booth sitters as needed, and prize money for best in show. Due to this being a difficult year for artists we are making our booth fees refundable as well. The $75 booth fee will be reimbursed at the end of the day for all artists who set up on time and do not violate any rules. We want this to be an opportunity to celebrate art and artist’s success! Artists details, questions, and how to apply at We will have a few booths available for rental for artists who don’t have a booth of their own. Feel free to email with questions regarding booth rental.

Call for Entry / Indianapolis Arts Center:

The Indianapolis Art Center announces a Call for Entry to Women’s Work. Women’s Work is a juried exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics. Submission is open to all women and non-binary artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Work must be made within the last two years and cannot have been previously shown at the Art Center. All work must be original and made by the artist or artist team. Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for inclusion. All mediums are eligible. Installation artists should contact us before applying to ensure compatibility of space. Artwork must not weigh more than 250 pounds or be larger than 10 feet in any direction. $25 Entry Fee.

Call to LGBTQ+ Artists / The Wyoming Fine Arts Center
: a regional nonprofit arts center located in the heart of Cincinnati is hosting an exhibition for local LGBTQ+ artists in June 2021 as a part of the Loving Wyoming Pride program. We are reaching out to the Art Academy to learn if any of your amazing students would want to show their artwork with us? We are excited to celebrate the importance and power of creativity, love, and acceptance! Students can register for the Pride exhibition by signing up at If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Executive Director, Julie Collinsworth

Hackathon for the Humanities / Columbia University
Hackathon for the Humanities
Invisible Cities: 24hr Design Challenge
Starts with a short workshop at 12:00pm EST on Friday, April 9, 2021, and submissions for the competition need to be completed by 12:30pm EST on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Learn more:

Call for Submissions / NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research
UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is the official undergraduate journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Submissions are accepted from students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program . UReCA fosters the exchange of ideas between undergraduate students, providing a platform where students can engage with, and contribute to, the advancement of their individual fields
Learn more:

Videographer / London’s Hair Food
Job description: We are looking for a videographer to create a 1-2 minute ‘commercial’ that will be used across our social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) and shared with capital fund organizations/investors. This video will showcase our products and our ‘why’. The goal is to capture the founder’s passion, background story and products, while creating hype for the launch that will occur at the end of April/early May. The video will be filmed at a studio called Locust & Vine in Cincinnati during a 1 hour timeframe. We will have the space booked for 2 hours in case extra time is needed. 
Requirements: We are looking for someone who has an upbeat personality, is creative and reliable. Because this will be a widely viewed video and important in our initial marketing strategies, the ideal candidate would already have experience creating and editing videos.
Timeline: We are needing to have this done sometime in the last two weeks of March and ready to be posted on social media by April 1.
Pay Scale: Compensation is $150.
How to Apply/Who to Contact: To apply, please email examples of your previous work to Ciera at Please have your submission in by Wednesday, 2/24 to be considered. We anticipate selecting our candidate by March 1.

Youth Apprenticeship Openings/ArtWorks
ArtWorks is hiring passionate, young artists (ages of 14 – 21) who are eager to create art, make a difference in the city, work in diverse teams, and build new skills. We are holding virtual informational sessions for applicants, parents, guardians, and educators. Register Below:
Teaching Staff Openings/ArtWorks
ArtWorks has three different Teaching Staff opportunities: Lead Teaching Artist, Teaching Artist, and Junior Teaching Artist. 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. Learn more about these positions here. We are holding virtual informational sessions about the roles and application process. Register below and view our 2021 calendar for Teaching Staff.
Call for Entries/Edward A. Dixon Gallery
The 3 month long exhibition opening in May 2021 planned by the Edward A. Dixon Gallery titled We’re Doing It ALL Wrong™ seeks to create dialogue and spark ideas related to the many ways humanity continually fails itself. Each artist must submit original Artwork (no reproductions) except in the case of Digital Artwork or Photography. Artwork submitted should speak to the exhibit’s title and description. Artists are asked to choose an additional category for their artwork. The entry deadline is February 28, 2021.

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.

Marketing Intern / Catholic Charties Southwestern Ohio
Are you a current college student?  Have you ever wanted to have the chance to work in the field directly on key marketing initiatives in print, social media and event marketing/planning? Paid internship under the Marketing Director’s tutelage. Seeking a college student in the marketing field looking for experience in print, social media and event marketing! If you answered yes to all of the above, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio is looking for marketing interns for Summer, Spring and Fall semesters.  For more information, please reach out to

Internship / The Edge Project

Artist Rebecca Nava has been awarded a grant for her project The Edge, funded by ArtsWave, Duke Energy, and the City of Cincinnati. The Edge project is an exhibition of mixed media paintings, sculptures, and Mesoamerican alfombra-inspired floor installations. The exhibit will operate in part as a visual continuum rooted within indigenous aesthetics extending into our contemporary Latinx culture through themes of perception, iconography and writing/image-making. The works will explore ideas in ancient science, spirituality and cosmology, including our symbiotic relationship to each other, the earth, and the cosmos, concepts which are of significant relevance today. The intern hired for this project with work alongside Rebecca Nava to create the final installations and support community engagement opportunities over the course of the project. Special hiring considerations: The project will include the manipulation of paper, wood shavings and other natural materials in the works exhibited. Applicant should be comfortable working hands on with a variety of tactile material, paint mixing and some loading and transporting of exhibition material and pieces as well as aiding in the creating of a site-specific floor installation. To apply contact 

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 Art Club Scholarship
The Cincinnati Art Club, in keeping with its 130+ year tradition of advancing the knowledge and love of art through education, is pleased to announce its annual scholarship competition for post-secondary Fine Arts students. Multiple scholarships of up to $1500 will be awarded in March of 2021 for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Submission of applications is now open. Deadline for submission is February 28th 2021. Apply Here.

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