The Art Center

Employment Opportunities

Summer Youth Employment

Educational Programming Assistant

The Quincy Art Center is seeking high school students and 2024 graduates to apply for two paid summer positions as Education Assistants through our Illinois Arts Council Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Project Grant. Students currently enrolled in high school and 2024 graduates are eligible to apply. Applicants should be interested in pursuing careers in the visual arts and/or education, and able to commit to the entire eight weeks of work. The Student Employee positions are scheduled for June 10 – Aug 2, 2024 at approximately 20 hours per week. Compensation is $14 per hour.

Applications are due Friday, May 24, 2024. To apply, please use the button below.

This project is funded by the Illinois Arts Council.

Class and Workshop Instructors

Youth Art Instructor

The Art Center is a non-profit organization in Quincy, Illinois. Our mission is to connect people to the power of art by creating opportunities to experience, make, and share art. The Art Center is searching for artists/educators who want to work part-time to combine their skills with our talented team in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Reporting to the Director of Education, this position is responsible for providing art instruction for children enrolled in our various Quincy Art Center Studio and other off-campus educational programs. Instructors must have a background in visual art or art education and a passion for enhancing the lives of children through the arts.


  • This position is temporary part-time
  • Pay: $15-20/hour, depending on experience and credentials
  • Free registration to Art Center classes at the discretion of the Director of Education
  • Open Studio access at the discretion of the Director of Education

For the full job description including job responsibilities and other requirements, please click below. Interested candidates may send a cover letter, resume, three samples of their artwork, and two references to Rachel Roundtree, Director of Education, at

College Internships

Internship Opportunities

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.