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


This page will be updated when Open Houses resume for fall recruitment.

Artists For Humanity (AFH) provides an AMAZING opportunity for Boston teens (ages 14-18 years) to work in one of our seven creative studios—3D Design, Animation, Creative Tech, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Video Production!

Teens work in a variety of fine art and design mediums in a creative studio setting. They work collaboratively with professional artists and designers, and 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 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. during the school year; Monday – Thursday from 11:00 noon – 6:00 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

Upcoming Boston Open Houses for fall jobs to be announced soon!

  1. Apply for an AFH teen job in Boston.

    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. Interview for the job.

    You will be invited to interview with one of our teen artists. An interview will provide you the opportunity to learn more about what being an AFH employee is like, and for us to learn more about you!

  3. Notification of vacancy and onboarding.

    Teens who have met the criteria and successfully interviewed for the job will be hired on a 'first come, first served' basis, as long as vacant positions remain. If you accept your position, you will be invited to an onboarding session to review employee expectations and complete employment paperwork.

  4. Welcome to Foundation Studio!

    Before becoming a paid employee, you'll complete 36 unpaid volunteer hours in our Foundation Studio. During these hours, you'll see demonstrations from each studio at AFH and learn the basic principles of art and design.

  5. Paid studio work begins!

    With completion of your employment paperwork and 36 Foundation Studio hours, you will be assigned to a studio that matches your artistic interest and begin work as a teen artist.

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 the generous support from the City of Boston for supporting teen jobs at AFH!

City of Boston Youth Employment and Opportunity generous support of teen jobs at Artists For Humanity

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