We hire teens to work with mentors to inspire solutions that meet our clients' needs.

Become a Youth Arts Enterprise Employee

AFH Open House 1.3.23 Teen Jobs

Recruiting Boston freshmen, sophomores, and juniors for an AMAZING opportunity to work in one of our seven creative studios—Painting, 3D Design, Graphic Design, Printmaking, Creative Technology, Video Production, and Photography!

Come work with a variety of fine art and design mediums in a creative studio setting. Work collaboratively with professional artists and designers, earn and learn new skills—all while providing creative services for AFH’s clients.

Artistic experience isn’t necessary, but a passion for creativity and learning—and earning—on the job is!

To qualify for a job at AFH, you must be:

  1. A high school attendee or at least 14 years of age. All teens must be enrolled in and regularly attending a Boston Public School and/or a resident of Boston (this includes attending a night, day, homeschool, or G.E.D. program);

  2. Able to attend every week during the program’s regular hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. during the school year; Monday – Friday from 12:00 noon – 5:30 p.m. during the summer); and

  3. Able to complete an unpaid apprenticeship period of 36 hours, which doubles as community service hours, before becoming a paid employee.

Steps to Employment

AFH Open House for teens is held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. All interested teens should arrive at 4pm sharp for one of our upcoming Open Houses: Jan 3 and Jan 17.

  1. Apply for a teen job at AFH.

    The first step to employment is to attend one of AFH’s Open House tours. Find out what we do, and meet the team! All interested teens will be asked to fill out an online job application here before proceeding to Step 2.

  2. Orientation & Interview for the job.

    Orientation will provide you the opportunity to learn more about what being an AFH employee is like.

  3. Notification of vacancy.

    As space becomes available, anyone who has already been interviewed will be offered a job.

  4. AFH Apprenticeship – yeah! You’re almost a paid employee.

    Before becoming a paid employee, you’ll complete a 36-hour unpaid apprenticeship in one or more studios.

  5. You have completed your 36-hour apprenticeship and you will now begin to get paid.

At AFH, I grew not only artistically, but mentally. I learned how to express myself, how to work with others, how to open my mind, how to be a leader, how to manage money, and so much more! These founding years—as teenagers—these are when we find ourselves. By having a job, we learn to take responsibility—open our eyes to society and see that we can make a difference in our community.

Meleeza Pires, Alumna Painting Studio

Thank you to our supporters, including:

The Lynch Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Sustaining Grants - Cummings Foundation - Cummings Foundation
State Street
John Hancock - MLK Scholars
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Mass Cultural Council
The Wilson Sheehan Foundation
Wellington Management
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Ann Theodore Foundation
edvestors - Driving Change in Urban Schools