The Art Center

Employment Opportunities

Director of Education

Position Description

The Quincy Art Center is seeking a dynamic full-time team member as we work towards the celebration of our Centennial Anniversary in 2023! This non-profit organization is highly regarded in the community and offers growth opportunity and a comprehensive benefit package.

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Applicants

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to the Quincy Art Center’s Executive Director – Jennifer Teter at jteter@quincyartcenter.org. Images of student artwork, sample visual art lesson plans, pedagogy statement, and images of personal visual artwork are encouraged as additional application materials.

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.

The Art Center encourages all those interested to apply, even if you feel like your experience does not perfectly match the job description. The Art Center understands that many skills are transferable. This position will remain open until a diverse pool of applicants has been acquired.

 

High School Summer Employees

The Quincy Art Center is seeking high school students and 2022 graduates to apply for two paid summer Student Employee positions through our Illinois Arts Council Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Project Grant. There is a position for Education Assistants and a position for a Marketing Assistant. Students currently enrolled in high school and 2022 graduates are eligible to apply. This program is open to any student in the Tri-State area. Applicants should be interested in pursuing careers in the visual arts and/or marketing and able to commit to the entire 9 weeks. The Student Employee positions are scheduled for June 6 – Aug 5, 2022 at 20 hours per week. Compensation is $12 per hour.

Applications are due Wednesday, May 18, 2022. To apply, please send a completed application form, cover letter, samples of artwork/marketing work, and resume to the appropriate director.

Education Assistant application materials should be sent to Director of Education, Elizabeth Swick, at eswick@quincyartcenter.org

Marketing Assistant application materials should be sent to Director of Marketing, Kelsey Deters, at kdeters@quincyartcenter.org.

This project is funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency

 

Class & Workshop Instructors

Class & Workshop Instructors

Thank you for your interest in being an Independent contractor Instructor for the Quincy Art Center. Our mission is to provide opportunities for growth and appreciation of the visual fine arts through exhibitions and programs in our community. 
Anyone with personal or professional expertise in a particular subject of art may be considered to teach a workshop or class, however, preference will be given to instructors having a degree in art, education, or equivalent artistic/teaching experience.
Please view our Studio Polies & Procedures and Instructor Code of Conduct.
To be considered, please send:
  • a proposal form
  • short biography
  • resume with references 
  • digital images/portfolio of personal artwork and past student work if available

to Elizabeth Swick, Director of Education, at eswick@quincyartcenter.org or by mail to Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey St. Quincy, IL 62301.
 For questions call 217-223-5900.

All new instructors interested in teaching are encouraged to come tour our galleries (no scheduled time needed but view our calendar for gallery hours) or studio (scheduled time needed with Director of Education).

When all necessary information is received your proposal will be reviewed by our Programs & Services Committee. The instructor will be contacted on the proposal’s status of approval and a meeting will be set up to negotiate compensation and review of the Independent Contractor Agreement. The Art Center will then market classes during their regular marketing schedule. 

Class Proposal Form Digital Submission

Class Proposal Form Printable

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.