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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.

*Fall Positions Open*

Supervisor: Rebecca Nava
Availability: MW 12:30-3:20pm

Assisting Professor with duties associated with the Discovery and Voice studio course and research to include the following:

Assist Professor in preparations for physical and digital demonstrations and presentations.

Assist students, along with Professor, in small group and large group discussions and critiques related to the course content and assignments.  Review along with instructor, preliminary and preparatory drawings as research and as way of thinking and investigating. 

Record student process work is completed. Assist and communicate with instructor any missing student process work. 

Remain in studio during assigned/agreed upon hours.



Internship Opportunities

Beyond Vision Art, a multi sensory gallery experience for the visually impaired, is currently seeking an intern.  This is a remote position requiring up to 8 hours a week.  


Job duties include:

– Creating and running Facebook and Instagram ads

– Submitting grant applications

– A small amount of design on logos, flyers, etc..

This is an unpaid position that could turn in to a paid internship in the future.  

Interested applicants should contact Molly at, or call 937-999-1375 to apply.  Check out for more information on our mission.

FIG Internships provide opportunities to learn from local professionals, advance skills and connect with the community. Internships are offered in 3 areas: Visual Arts (digital art, graphic design, silkscreen, community exhibitions/gallery, and art store), Communication (marketing and brand messaging), and Small Community Based Business (development, program creation, guest services, and sales)
Future Ink Graphics (FIG) is a makerspace for professional, emerging and student graphic designers, and digital and silkscreen artists. FIG provides space and equipment, along with educational programs, resources and mentorship to help develop and advance individual artists, with the goal of strengthening the larger creative community.

Time commitment: 1 day (7 hours) a week

Duration of internship: 6 months to 1 year

Winter/Spring internship: January – July; Deadline to apply: November 15th

Spring/summer internship: July – December; Deadline to apply: May 15th

Qualifications: We are looking for interns who have a knowledge of silkscreen and digital arts and/or have an interest in working in that field. Those interested in learning about starting a small business may also apply. The intern must have good communication skills, be friendly, have excellent organizational skills, and a good work ethic. apply on our website

FIG internships are unpaid but provide:
Access to the silkscreen print studio / tech lab during designated hours.
Free access to certain Pivot Center events and programs.
Networking opportunities/connections to community leaders.
Possible commissioned work and/or teaching opportunities.

We are looking for Summer Programs Interns! Our Programming Interns would be helping with both on-site & off-site community programs. An internship at Zygote requires a commitment of at least 20 hours a month.

Zygote internships are unpaid, but, interns do get the following benefits: Free access to the shop; Free Printmaking instruction; Group classes at no cost (if space is available); Teaching and community engagement opportunities; Special shop activities; networking and projects.


Derek Hess and his manager are looking for a driven Social Media Specialist to attract and interact with Derek’s growing online community. You will work on helping develop the new Derek Hess Gallery located in West 78th Street Studios. You will assist with his everyday business including online marketing, movie marketing, special event marketing and more. 

Derek Hess’ distinctive, emotionally-charged artwork is a staple in the world of music and art. Hess got his start creating promotional flyers for shows he was booking at a local venue in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and his work soon gained the attention of concert promoters and bands, leading to a fruitful 25-year career with pieces in the permanent collections of the Louvre, GRAMMY Museum and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  In addition to countless album covers, apparel designs, and gallery shows all over the world, Hess has been featured on Vice, TLC, MTV, Fuse, VH1, Alternative Press, Newsweek and Juxtapoz. Throughout his career, Hess hasn’t been shy about sharing his on-going struggle with a dual diagnosis and has become an outspoken voice for mental health and addiction awareness through the creation of his art festival ACTING OUT!, an award-winning documentary titled Forced Perspective, and the release of his latest book, 31 Days In May, created to help remove the stigma around mental illness.

The Goal

The goal is to gradually achieve superior customer engagement and intimacy, website traffic and revenue by strategically exploiting all aspects of the social media marketing roadmap.

Social media specialists should have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels. You are responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the brand and “soft selling” the product by providing support to current and prospective customers.


  • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
  • Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content
  • Help create editorial calendars and syndication schedules
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information



  • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
  • Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
  • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented  with good multitasking and organisational ability
  • Must be resourceful and willing to take the initiative without direction
  • Must have transportation
  • Must have good writing skills
  • Graphic design skills are a plus


Internship Length and Expectations:

  • Minimum of 3 month commitment
  • Minimum 10 to 20 hours/week
  • Hours are flexible, willing to work with a school schedule   


  • After a training period, compensation will be given


To Apply

  • Send resume and brief cover letter to about why you want the internship and how this internship will benefit your future goals.

Assists Cincinnati Music Accelerator in their promotional efforts. Their main duties include building social media campaigns, preparing promotional materials and presentations. See full posting

Art Internship

Full time


The Art Intern will serve as a vital member to the Heartfelt Tidbits team, with a focus on working on photography, updating website, managing the Etsy site, providing guidance for pop up sales, posting social media and working with the team on anything creatively related.

Work Location

The primary site will be at The Academy of World Languages. Other sites could include Roberts Academy, Rising Stars Vine/Ezzard Charles/Aiken/Carthage/Westwood

Job Duties Include

– Experience working within confines of a budget. – Photography for social media and newsletter

– Creation of monthly newsletter using Mailchimp. This includes pulling together the creative parts of the newsletter and gathering input from other team members.

– Updating Squarespace website and Etsy store as needed.

– Keep all equipment in good operating condition and be responsible for returning items to their proper place.

– Maintain positive relations with staff

– Attend staff meetings and events Desired Skills

● Possession of good communication and organizational skills.

  • ●  The ability to maintain control of area even when distracted by noise or activity, and work with a diverse group of people. Ability to implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate educational/program activities

  • ●  Enjoy researching and learning about different cultures

  • ●  Uses art as a vehicle to tell stories

  • ●  Experience with diverse populations

  • ●  Must be able to communicate verbally with good voice projection

  • ●  Must have transporation

    Contact Information

    Sheryl Rajbhandari,

    How to Apply

    The application process requires you to include: Resume, letter indicating why you are interested in this internship position and at least three learning goals related to the internship. Please forward all information to the job contact.

Art Education Internship

Full time and Part time opportunities available


The Art Education Intern will serve as a vital member to the Heartfelt Tidbits team, with a focus on teaching arts and crafts to adults and/or students. The Art Education Intern will provide leadership and guidance in programs and activities directed toward boosting art skills. When working with children the intern will ensure a quality experience for children that focuses on having fun while exploring art.

Work Location

Depending on the need of partner sites, interns may be working out of one or more of the following schools: Academy of World Languages, Roberts Academy, Rising Stars Vine/Ezzard Charles/Aiken/Carthage/Westwood

Adult teaching currently takes place at in Wyoming, OH or The Academy of World Languages.

Job Duties Include

– Teaching experience with students 3-14 year olds, which includes professional skill development in classroom management, conflict resolution, communication, team building, and more.

– Experience developing lesson plans with hands-on activities for elementary and middle school age youth.

– Experience working within confines of a budget.
– Opportunity to interact with school staff on a regular basis.

– Work with HT’s staff to share lesson plans and materials needed.
– Provide enjoyable experience for children and/or adults participating in program.

– Keep all equipment in good operating condition and be responsible for returning items to their proper place.

– Maintain positive relations with parents and other staff

– Attend staff meetings and events Desired Skills

  • ●  Possession of good communication and organizational skills.

  • ●  The ability to maintain control of area even when distracted by noise or activity, and work

    with a diverse group of people. Ability to implement age-appropriate/developmentally

    appropriate educational/program activities

  • ●  Experience with diverse populations

  • ●  Must be able to communicate verbally with good voice projection

  • ●  Must have transporation

    Contact Information

    Sheryl Rajbhandari,

    How to Apply

    The application process requires you to include: Resume, letter indicating why you are interested in this internship position and at least three learning goals related to the internship. Please forward all information to the job contact.

Fashion Intern (1 hire)


Heartfelt Tidbits is a non-profit organization that provides support to those who have recently immigrated to or who are refugees in the Southwestern Ohio area. Heartfelt Tidbits facilitates integration and self-sufficiency through our innovative education, cultural and employment-enhancing programming. This position would focus on the fiber arts and sewing section of our maker space program. The maker space is representative of the importance of improving our clients’ mental health. In addition to the therapeutic benefits of creating art, this program allows people to pursue creative entrepreneurship.

The position is full-time and pay is hourly.

Intern must have access to transportation and a flexible schedule.

This will be, in part, an independent study as well as applied work.

Focused on garment/accessory production and business, as well as craft and hobby.

Must be comfortable with teaching basic sewing skills and project workshops. This is a more casual style of teaching, you are not required to have prior experience teaching.

Overall, we would love for you to come into the environment and find your place, this is a malleable position, we want you to bring your unique set of skills and talents to our makerspace program.

Your roles include:

-Intern will use time productively, create and maintain a schedule, prioritize tasks by importance.

-Develop a unique product for our online store. We will not own the design, but it will be made by the women in our sewing program to be sold online, as well as advertised on social media (with respective design and maker credit given). 100% of our proceeds go to the artist in the sewing program who made said product.


A suggested project to be approved by the program manger.

-Has an interest in sustainable fashion and upcycling materials.

-Teach weekly sewing classes to a group of women.

-Teach occasional sewing projects within schools.

-Manage online store, providing insights on how to promote its reach.

-Work collaboratively, brainstorming ideas with our team to expand the makerspace fiber arts program.

-Document and provide media to be posted and shared via social media (media includes images of material, process, and images from classes).
You are not required to create posts, though we do encourage it!

Contact Information

Sheryl Rajbhandari,

How to Apply

The application process requires you to include: Resume, letter indicating why you are interested in this internship position and at least three learning goals related to the internship. Please forward all information to the job contact.

Urban Hikers is looking for motivated and creative interns to join our Cincy communities archiving initiative. As an intern, you will participate in story telling, portrait and urban landscape photography with Urban Hikers. Urban Hikers photographs people hiking in various neighbourhoods in the Cincinnati area. Urban Hikers publishes across several formats, including print, video, and digital media. We hire 2-6 photography interns three times a year for fall, spring, and summer terms. The internship is unpaid, but we compensate for parking and mileage to and from different neighborhoods. A photo intern for Urban Hikers can expect to work anywhere from 2-3 hours each week and to be able to walk. A scheduled will be established at the time of hiring.


  • ●  Position Summary: Our photography/edit internship gives students the opportunity to further their education in photojournalism and editorial photography as well as content creation.

  • ●  Interns will schedule, photograph and edit photos that will be used alongside stories in print and online in articles/blogs/slideshows

  • ●  Interns will gain experience in event photography with Urban Hikers hosted events as well as events held throughout the city

  • ●  In addition to photography, interns will also learn how to source, build slideshows and create captions that will be used on the web


  • ●  Compensation: Recommendations for college credit; parking reimbursement of up to $5/day

  • ●  Schedule: Varies based on credit requirements, but generally 2-4 hours per week

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PureRED, the leading marketing service and technology partner for large enterprise retailers and consumer goods companies, is looking for a Photographer in our Cincinnati, OH studio. This role is responsible for taking full creative and production responsibility for all ecommerce photography for our client, a large grocery store chain. Additionally, the person in this role is expected to product quality images within the parameters of the shoot and maintain creative standards, while executing appropriate creative freedom to drive the client’s brand direction. As a critical part of the studio team, the role will also support or handle other needs of the studio as requested as well as acknowledging all studio portal requests and scheduling photo shoots on the studio calendar. For more information please see the PureRED website.

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Apply and learn more Here. Students can earn tuition assistance, work an hourly wage around class schedules and receive the guidance and network to achieve success throughout their collegiate careers. Multiple placements available.

This is a contracted position. Hours will vary. Past contracted instructors have had hours that ranged from 2 hours per week up to 30 hour per week depending on availability. Currently, we are in need of instructors that are interested in teaching 18 or more hours a week during the day in one of our school programs. All of our programming provides participants with opportunities to explore the creative process. We work with all students (not just students that show an interest in the arts) and want them to strengthen their ability to create, to problem solve, to communicate, to persevere, and to feel pride. Interested applicants can send  their cover letter describing why they have an interest in the position and their resume/CV to

Candidates will be asked the following: Describe a project/lesson you would teach that would provide the students with an opportunity to make creative choices in your art form. Please include: Subject and Grade, Summary/description of project, Clear Learning Targets (What the students should walk away understanding in the end), How will the students perform or present their completed work?, What choices will the students have to make?, How long will this project take?

Artonomy, Inc. is looking for an individual to work as a production framing on our manufacturing line. This would include framing artwork and mirrors, stretching canvas, helping with installations and assisting with many other tasks in our production / warehouse facility. This person will work as part of our production team to ensure the highest quality work.

Ideally this person would have a detailed eye & creative background.

This is a full time, hourly position.

Additional duties include but are not limited to:

-Working on set up and clean up

-Documenting all completed work from start to finish

-Tracking production inventory as required for particular projects

The successful candidate must:

-Be able to accurately read a ruler or tape measure

-Have a positive attitude

-The ability to work alone and with a team as needed

-Strong communication and problem solving skills

-Ability to lift 20lbs and work on your feet all day

For consideration, please email resume to 

Job Location: Montgomery, Ohio

Position Title: Private Lesson Art Instructor

Pay: $15 – $18 per hour

Job type: Part-time

Number of openings for this position: We have an ongoing need to fill this role

Example scheduling: M-F 3-9pm or Saturday 11am-9pm (Teachers may choose which days/times they are available to work.

Benefits: Flexible schedule, Professional development assistance

Job Description:

Looking for some art teaching experience or do you already teach art?  Join the I.C.I. Studio School of Art, the best place for private art lessons in Cincinnati!  

The Private Lesson Art Instructor position is part-time with flexible hours and has plenty of autonomy.  We offer the opportunity to consolidate your teaching schedule into one block of time during weekday or weekend hours.  In addition to teaching your regular students, you can make yourself available to substitute for other teachers to earn more.

-The more versatile your ability to work in various mediums of illustration and paint, the more students you will be eligible to teach.  However, if you have a certain specialty, that can be discussed during your interview.  Please be prepared to bring your portfolio to the interview that showcases your best 15-20 pieces.  An online portfolio is also acceptable. The majority of works must be in traditional painting and drawing.  Examples include: portrait, landscape, and still-life.

-You will be expected to engage with your students throughout each lesson while maintaining a positive and patient attitude. Student ages range from 5 to adult.  You must also be comfortable communicating with parents on a regular basis.

-It is required that an Instructor have at least one year in the studio art field such as college courses or other equivalent skill development experience.  Prior teaching experience is preferred, although not required. You will be given opportunities to shadow experienced teachers prior to beginning on your own with students.  

I.C.I. Studio provides all materials for private lessons and builds this into the cost of tuition for students. 

To apply: Please email your resume for consideration to  Serious applicants only please.

You may be required to have a background check.

Reports to: Director, Museum Engagement

Department: Museum Engagement  

FLSA Status: FT, Non-exempt, includes regular weekend shifts 

Compensation: $15.25/hour


Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum Engagement department is the front-facing team across the gallery spaces in the Cincinnati History Museum, Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Science, the Children’s Museum, and Featured Exhibitions. This team ensures guests have a safe, enriching, and educational experience through informal guest engagement, program delivery, and facilitating activities and hands-on experiences.

The Coordinator serves as the point person for the daily floor operations of the Museum Engagement department and leads as an example by actively working in the gallery spaces to deliver high levels of guest engagement. 




– Act as Team Lead multiple days each week, leading floor operations across all gallery experiences and programming spaces, trouble-shooting challenges, and acting as the main point of contact for floor staff, volunteers, internal and external partners, and guests

– Perform daily opening and closing procedures to ready gallery spaces for staff, guests, and private events

– Edit daily schedule to reflect the needs of the floor operations teams with a focus on efficiently and effectively providing a high level of guest service and engagement

– Welcome and orient guests and groups and actively promote daily programming, upcoming events, additional exhibitions and experiences, and the sale of memberships

– Responds and resolves guest questions and concerns quickly and tactfully.

– Ensure the safety of guests, staff, and volunteers by being visible in gallery spaces

– Communicate material and supplies needs to designated employee, as necessary

– Routinely works on the floor of the exhibition spaces, interpreting exhibit content, objects and specimens, and utilizing programming in an engaging and credible way

– Facilitate training opportunities for floor staff and volunteers to meet ongoing and new guest service and engagement opportunities

– Assist with onboarding new staff and volunteers by sharing expert knowledge and experience

– Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Experience: 

– High school graduate or equivalent requirement

– Experience training and managing a team

– 1+ years of experience presenting programs, teaching, or performing preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

– Positive attitude that uplifts and encourages others

– Flexible and adaptable to change, strong team player 

– Ability to remain calm and react in a balanced manner in times of stress.    

– Manage time to meet organizational, departmental, and personal deadlines 

– Able to effectively communicate with staff and guests of all ages and abilities in an understandable and pleasant manner; able to speak to large and small groups of people from a variety of racial, cultural, ethnic, gender, and generational backgrounds with sensitivity and active listening  

– Able to quickly learn, apply and teach new knowledge 

– Passion for working with guests; able to coach guests to explore their questions and make their own discoveries; comfort with operational details and ensuring safety through procedures. 

– Willing to be trained in safety protocols, especially tool and chemical safety. Willing to use lab equipment, tools, machinery, art materials, and be comfortable facilitating programs in a lab and maker space setting and teaching staff and volunteers these skills.  

– Comfort with live animals, willing to be trained on animal handling and other relevant safety protocols.   


Additional Information

Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, early mornings and evenings. Work time is primarily spent in a public environment within the exhibition galleries with special lighting, audio-visual element, and other effects. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, child-centric environment. Other work may be oriented throughout Cincinnati Museum Center’s main campus in Cincinnati’s West End, including any of the three museums, featured exhibitions, the Grand Rotunda, Reakirt Auditorium, Newsreel Theatre, the Dining Rooms, education service areas, outside on Union Terminal grounds, and other areas as assigned. Travel to other facilities such as the Geier Research & Collections Building, the Eulett Center or other off-site locations is a possibility. May require use of personal vehicle for official CMC business. Incumbent will be exposed to 7+ hours of standing, with occasional bending, stooping, lifting, and pushing of carts. May be required to lift up to 20 pounds.


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