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

Recruitment for fall jobs has begun! Next teen Open House is 9/19 at 4pm sharp at our studios on 100 West 2nd Street. More details below.

Recruiting Boston teens (ages 14-18 years) for an AMAZING opportunity to work in one of our six creative studios—Painting, 3D Design, Graphic Design, 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 (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.

    Note: If you start employment at AFH during the summer session and continue into the fall, your summer session will be fully paid and your 36 service hours will take place in the fall. All fall starters fulfill their services hours first, before becoming a paid employee.

Steps to Employment

All teens interested in working this fall starting on September 12, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 3-6pm, should arrive at 4pm sharp for one of our upcoming Open Houses at 100 W 2nd St. in South Boston, just a 0.3 mile walk from Broadway T Stop on the red line. Upcoming Open Houses: Sept. 19, Oct. 3 and Oct 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.

    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.

  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.

Reminder: If you start working at AFH in the fall, your service hours are fulfilled first, leading to paid employment. If you start at AFH during the summer, paid employment is immediate, with your service hours taking place in September.

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