The Art Center

Employment Opportunities

Position has been filled

Development Coordinator

The Quincy Art Center is seeking a dynamic new full-time team member as we meet the challenges of the pandemic and 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.


  • Have a passion for visual art
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred, but not required.
  • 1 to 2 year’s previous experience in a similar position.
  • Strong computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and Google Drive.
  • Above average typing scores.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly in major gift fundraising and grant applications.
  • Team-oriented mentality to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
  • Ability to work within the budget and meet deadlines.
  • High organizational skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented with accuracy.
  • Ability to follow through on tasks and goals.
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven.
  • Confidence to get out of the office and market The Quincy Art Center.
  • Positive, outgoing demeanor.

If you are interested and meet the job requirements, please e-mail your cover letter, resume and 3 references to The Quincy Art Center’s Executive Director – Jennifer Teter at

Deadline for application is August 28, 2020 

Thank you and we look forward to discussing your interest and qualifications!


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.