The Art Center

Employment Opportunities

Education Assistant

The Quincy Art Center is seeking a dynamic new part-time team member. The Education Assistant will become a valuable part of the Art Center team and help ensure our mission is accessible to all throughout the community. They will help maintain the Art Center studio as a functional, organized, and creative environment, along with assisting in the creation and implementation of educational programs. The Education Assistant reports to and works directly with the Director of Education. 


  • Assist with creating a positive experience for students of all ages. 
  • Maintain art supply inventory and purchase supplies as needed, within budget. 
  • Organize, maintain, and clean studio facilities and equipment.
  • Prepare supplies and materials for educational programs. 
  • Enter data and assist with educational clerical needs.
  • Assist with community partnerships, engagement, and events offsite.
  • Assist with curriculum development and implementation of Art Center programming. 
  • Assist with Art Center events.
  • Assist with art advocacy. 
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Director of Education. 


  • Basic knowledge of artistic fundamentals, 2D and 3D.
  • Strong creative problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positive, outgoing, and team-oriented mentality to work with and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Strong computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work within the budget and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow through on tasks and goals.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license or reliable mode of transportation.
  • Ability to lift and move 40lbs.
  • Be able to occasionally flex hours to accommodate programming needs.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in visual art is preferred, but not required.



  • This position is part-time at $12 per hour. 
  • Simple IRA matching after 2 years of employment
  • Free registration to Art Center classes, at the discretion of the Director of Education


This position is 20 hours per week. The majority of work hours will be scheduled during business hours. Weekend and evening hours will be scheduled to accommodate programming. 



Please submit a cover letter, resume, 10 images of original artwork created by the applicant, and 3 references to Director of Education, Elizabeth Swick, by mail at 1515 Jersey St. Quincy, IL 62301 or by email to Upon emailing the required documents, applicants will be emailed an Art Center Application form. 

The Art Center encourages all those interested to apply. This position will remain open until a diverse pool of applicates have been acquired. 


High School Summer Employees- FILLED

The Quincy Art Center is seeking high school students and 2020 graduates to apply for THREE paid summer Student Employee positions through our Illinois Arts Council Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Project Grant. There are TWO positions for Education Assistants and ONE position for Marketing Assistant. Students currently enrolled in high school and 2020 graduates are eligible to apply. Applications should be interested in pursuing careers in the visual arts and able to commit to the entire 10 weeks. The Student Employee positions are scheduled for June 1 – Aug 7, 2020 at 20 hours per week. Compensation is $10 per hour.

Applications are due Wednesday, May 13, 2020. To apply, please send a completed application form, letter of intent, samples of artwork, and resume to: Quincy Art Center, ATTN: Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Project, 1515 Jersey St., Quincy, IL 62301. You may also email your application.

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


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

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.