The Art Center

Employment Opportunities

High School Summer Employees

The Quincy Art Center has been granted the Illinois Arts Council Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Project Grant and is seeking high school students to apply for two paid summer student employee positions! Students currently enrolled in high school and 2018 graduates are eligible to apply. Applicants should be interested in pursuing careers in the visual arts or art education.This project is funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Applicants must commit to the entire ten weeks.  The Student Employee positions are scheduled for June 4 – Aug 10, 2018 at 20 hours per week.  Compensation is $10 per hour. Download the 2018 High School Summer Student Employee Application and Job Description.

Applications are due on Monday, May 21, 2018. To apply, please send a completed application form to: Quincy Art Center, ATTN: Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Project, 1515 Jersey St., Quincy, IL 62301. You may also email your application to Kayla Obert, Director of Education and Volunteers at

Class & Workshop Instructors

Anyone with personal or professional expertise in a particular subject of art may be considered to teach a children’s workshop or class.  Instructor pay is $24 per contact hour for classes.

Class & Workshop Instructors

Anyone with personal or professional expertise in a particular subject of art may be considered to teach an adult workshop or class.  Instructor pay will be determined by enrollment and is explained in detail at the end of the form. 
Special Program Instructors
Anyone with long-standing (5 – 10+ years) professional experience in the field of art may be considered to instruct a special program.  A special program could be an in-depth workshop, demonstration, lecture, group activity or a combination of such events.  Evaluation criteria will include artistic merit and teaching experience. 
To be considered please send a proposal form, short biography and resume to:
Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301, or 217-223-6950 (fax) or  For questions call 217-223-5900.
When all necessary information is received your proposal will be reviewed.  The instructor will be contacted on the proposal’s status of approval.  When a proposal is approved the QAC will begin the marketing process.

Class Proposal Form


Mondays 6 – 8 p.m.  |  August – April

These weekly sessions are open studio time for local artists. Models will pose in a variety of poses for local artists to draw paint, and or sculpt. Clothed models will be paid $15 per hour. Nude models will be paid $20 per hour. The facilitator will work with the model on timed poses. See more info! If you are interested in Modeling, please fill out General Job Application Form.

Please contact Kayla Obert, Director of Education, at with questions.

College Internships

The Quincy Art Center has college-level internships available in multiple areas of interest. These areas include Education, Exhibitions, and Marketing. To see internship descriptions, please download the corresponding documents below and return to the Quincy Art Center.

I was welcomed to the Quincy Art Center in June of 2015 as the Communication Intern. My duties included posting daily on social media, creating and reviewing press releases, taking pictures of various events and openings, and occasionally earning the opportunity to be interviewed by the local media. The welcoming and fun culture of the Quincy Art Center made my experience as an intern unforgettable. I was encouraged to ask questions and given more opportunities to learn new things and to strengthen my skills. The staff showed me every day their passion for art and creativity, while always remaining optimistic, encouraging and supportive. The time I spent at the Quincy Art Center has taught me so much, I don’t think any other experience would have pushed me to pursue my passion. I have a deeper understanding of the field of Communication and applicable experience.” – Courtney Gear, 2015 Communication Intern, is shown leaving her hand print.

The policy and intent of the Quincy Art Center is to provide equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political orientation, affectional orientation or gender identity status with regard to public assistance, disability, sex, or age.

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