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Now Hiring: Director of Photography Programs

At Athens Photographic Project, we believe individuals living with mental health challenges deserve to be active and visible community members. We provide the resources needed for individuals to overcome the stigma associated with mental health challenges, and to create positive transformations in their lives through the arts.

Our programs focus on photography and are rooted in the integration of self-expression, arts learning, peer support, and social inclusion. Our artists, staff, and community partners have worked together for more than 20 years to establish photography as an innovative, and fundamental component of behavioral healthcare in Southeast Ohio.

We invite you to join our staff as the new Director of Photography Programs. This is a rare full-time opportunity for a community art educator, art therapist, or visual artist to take on a teaching and leadership role within our award-winning organization. If you’re a service minded individual who loves photography, has teaching experience and the skills necessary to manage other instructors, peer support members and volunteers, this could be the perfect position for you!

Apply by February 12, 2021 for full consideration.

Apply by February 12, 2021 for full consideration.

Descriptions, Qualifications, and How to Apply (pdf)


Internships + Graduate Assistants

Are you looking to develop your talents while nurturing community mental health and the arts? We are looking for interns, graduate assistants, and photography instructors.

Each year, we offer a 30-week photography program for adults and a 10-week summer photography program for teens. We also support the exhibition and sales of artwork created within our classes on an ongoing basis.

These positions, designed with Ohio University, mesh with our current needs and your professional development goals. Positions are paid and competitive. They target classes, exhibitions, and/or outreach projects. Internships and Graduate Assistantships are 10-15 hours per week, on average.

Photography Instructors lead classes with direct support from a teaching team that includes peer mentors and volunteers. Instructors collaborate with participating artists in two-hour classes held twice per week. They also mentor individual artists. Instructors develop curricula with our director and support artists in archiving arts learning objectives. Our director and a Hopewell Health Clinical Supervisor guide instructors through weekly meetings and oversee billing and evaluation conducted by the instructor.

How to Apply:

  1. Send us an email with a copy of your resume and a link to your digital portfolio (if available). Tell us why you want to work with the Athens Photo Project.
  2. We will contact you to schedule a studio tour and in-person meeting to learn more about our program and consider career opportunities.
  3. After the initial tour, you can schedule a formal interview. We require a background check within two weeks of orientation. Please note, our 30-week photography class schedule coincides closely with the academic calendar at Ohio University, so there may be a gap in time between acceptance for a position and your start date.

To learn more about our Career Opportunities, please contact:

Nate Thomson
Executive Director
(740) 818-3624

nate@athensphotoproject.org