The Art Center

Employment Opportunities

Development Coordinator – FILLED

The Quincy Art Center is seeking a dynamic new 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. The Art Center plans to heavily invest in this new team member through ongoing professional development resources to create the opportunity for advancement into a high-level position.  The Development Coordinator serves as the key staff for donor relations, annual fundraisers, the membership program, and capital campaigns. This employee also assists with grant writing and maintains the fundraising database. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Must have 1-2 year’s previous experience in a similar position, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques. Compensation is $32,000 – $35,000, depending on experience.

High School Summer Employees

Stay tuned for High School Summer Employment opportunities coming soon!

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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1515 Jersey St. | Quincy, IL 62301 | 217.223.5900 | Monday-Saturday 9AM-4PM, Closed Sunday