Student Employment Opportunities

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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.

* Summer 2022 Open Positions *

Supervisor: Linda Kollman


This is flexible. I could use someone 4-10 hours per week any day but Friday.

Position Description: This person will be creating employee files, scanning in documents, copying and filing. They will be creating hard copy files as well as digital files over the summer.
Required Skills: Ability to alphabetize documents and files. Ability to use a computer and copier. This person has to sign a confidentiality agreement.


Future BFA Program / Staff Positions
July 6th through July 29th 2022
Open Positions: 
Studio Monitor (multiple shifts available) / Residential Advisor
(Descriptions below)

Studio Monitors are responsible for monitoring students (via Slack/in-person) within assigned studios, confirming attendance, communicating regularly with Instructors, capturing to-do lists and student/instructor inquires, and accomplishing the responsibilities/tasks for that day. As a Studio Monitor the structure of the class day will be the same, but often each day will include different ways to provide studio assistance including, cleaning, prep work, direct demonstration, equipment assistance, printing, and other tasks deemed applicable by Instructor and Administrative Staff. Morning and Afternoon Studio Monitors work within two classrooms (Fine Art & Design) and have a roster of at least twenty students to regularly communicate to and engage with. Often this position includes mentorship related communication as students may ask about college experience, future in the arts, and other AAC related questions. Communication between Studio Monitor and Student is integral for the success of the program and conversations can be as small as asking them how they are doing to having a larger in-depth conversation about the student’s creative practice. Both Morning and Afternoon shifts include a one-hour time block (12 pm – 1 pm & 4 pm – 5 pm) where the Studio Monitor is required to work with the Administrative & Security Staff to monitor the students going back and forth from their housing and the AAC. The Studio Monitor Evening Shift prioritizes student life, experiences, events, and studio visits. The Studio Monitor working the evening shift must chaperone students leaving campus.



Internship Opportunities

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.


Description of activities:  Offered through the Studio Institute’s Arts Intern Program. As a Collections Intern the student will learn all aspects of managing a collection in a small institution. Using the “New Museum Registration Methods” manual as a reference, they will catalog the various works of art contributed by the agency’s archived artists. The Intern will aid the Collection’s Registrar in photographing the Museum’s collection, organizing and storing artwork according to best preservation practices and entering the information into the AAWR Past Perfect electronic database. Interns will also aid in receiving works of art as they are delivered to the facility. 


Compensation information: $15 per hour. Paid through the Studio Institute


Timeline: 9 Weeks. June – August 2022. Start date TBD


Application deadline: May 30th or until position is filled

Link to online posting (if available): Please visit for more details as they become available.

Deadline to apply: 5 pm June 30, 2022

Time frame: August 1-31, 2022

Intern would be expected to assistant artist with any and all studio needs.  Possible tasks may include: stretching canvas, painting, keeping the studio tidy, social media, marketing, sales, etc.  

The Eileen Dorsey Studio is located in the 78th Street Studios.  Eileen Dorsey is the sole artist represented in this gallery.  She has been in business for over a dozen years now.  The studio acts not only as a work space, but a gallery displaying her colorful canvas paintings, jewelry, prints and more.  The studio is open to the public every Third Friday of the month and by appointment.

This is a paid internship.  Compensation is $11/hour. This is a part-time position, asking for 2-5 hours per week.  A schedule will be created weekly with the intern’s schedule in mind.

Interested applicants can email their resume to with a subject title of Intern Application.

The application must include: A resume with past experiences.  Make sure to include any professional experience in the arts including education, exhibitions, etc; 5-10 examples of past work.  Please include the date and media of each and save it as a single PDF; A short paragraph stating why you are interested in the position.

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

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Community Job Opportunities

The Starship Artist Fellowship

Over the course of this six-month fellowship, five emerging artists will receive a monthly stipend, tools, and resources necessary to further their craft as well as be paired with a mentor to learn both technical and developing skills that support one’s medium of choice. With the support of their mentor, the artists will work to create pieces that reflect their vision for, “The Art of Connection: A Journey Through the Pandemic, Identity, and Beyond” to be shared at a final showcase event in NYC. All artists will also participate in a spring kickoff event in LA.Application deadline: April 4, 2022
Artist will be notified: April 29, 2022
Start date: August 1, 2022
Holiday Break: November 18-January 16th 2023
Final Showcase: January 30th, 2023

Docientos Academy Instructors

The Weston Art Gallery is looking for assistant instructors for two weeks over the summer. 
June 4th- 17th ( 2weeks)
Pay: $500 

1) “SOS ART 2022”, a group art show and event of creative expressions for peace and justice, in its 20th consecutive year, is scheduled to take place at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from Friday June 24 until Sunday July 10, 2022. Depending on the situation of the current Covid pandemic at that time, it may instead be held online. 2) Greater Cincinnati Artists of all expressions are invited to participate. 3) Visual artists, pls complete the artist submission form geared to the visual art component of the event and available on the SOS ART website: : Artists of other expressions, please submit your proposal by an e mail return message ( Note: If the exhibit is held online, there will be only a visual art component to the event and high-quality pictures of the artworks would be required. 4) Deadline for receipt of application is June 5, 2022 5) All submissions will be considered, and all works will be included provided they adhere to the themes of peace and justice* of the show, are inclusive and space permits. *some examples of peace and justice

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.

For more information please go to to apply

Summer Camp at the Taft provides an exciting, intensive art experience for students entering grades 1-3, 4-6, and 7-12. An instructor is needed for each camp listed below in the position overview. Hours are typically 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

For more information please visit the Taft Museum website

We are excited to announce that this spring the Art Academy of Cincinnati will be hosting the first annual Vision Fields Student Film Festival! This film festival is open to all college students in the greater Cincinnati area, including recent 2021 graduates. We are inviting students to submit video works of any genre including narrative or experimental animation, and video art. All works must have been created in 2021 or 2022. Please follow this link to submit your work, all submissions are due Friday, April 22nd at midnight.

The festival will take place on Thursday, May 5th at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St., Cincinnati OH, 45202. If you have any questions about submissions or the event, feel free to reach out to

Art Design Consultants seeks an intern to assist with day to day office tasks and website maintenance. If interested contact Audrey Bertaux

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?

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