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Art in Residence Intern #2407-005020-01

4 Yr UG Intern

Date Opened
Monday, July 08, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Monday, August 05, 2024 11:59 PM
  • $19.00/hour
Employment Type
  • Internship


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


CLT Airport is seeking talented Visual Artists with a focus on live painting/drawing to join the Art Department for the 2024-2025 year. The goal of the live performing artists is to promote a positive environment while integrating live painting/drawing in the airport terminal. The Artist will report to Art Manager.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport engages Artist in Residence (AIR) in a range of artistic activities that allow them to learn about painting as an art form.  AIR Artists perform by project but the ideal candidate would plan and execute lively paintings that are realistic and abstract, weekly through the school year.
Artists will typically work offsite from the CLT terminal on the secure side. They will interact in a positive way with the public and can hold conversation while executing their approved project and speak at length about the process that they are executing.  This artist has a strong commitment to sharing various ways of positive Story-Telling that would attract and appeal to the public. 
CLT Airport Art Department’s mission is to create authentic connections, engaging and inclusive educational opportunities, and transformative experiences.

All applicants must successfully pass and maintain an active TSA Security Threat Assessment (STA) and Criminal History Records Check (CHRC). Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore be excluded from employment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform live painting/drawing at various concourses in the secure side of the airport terminal.
  • Use of acrylic, gouache, watercolor, chalk, pastels, etc, on canvas/ paper.
  • Engage and interact with guests in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Ensure drawings/painting are lively, flattering, avoiding offensive content. No customization or request.
  • Maintain high productivity and quality standards within tight timeframes.

Preferred Qualification

Experience in painting/drawing 
Ability to work quickly and efficiently with basic coloring skills.
End resulting in a realistic portrayal of people, animals or landscapes
Excellent interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service.
Must be available a prescribed number of evenings and weekends.
Reliable transportation
Punctuality and a strong work ethic

Minimum Qualifications

Painting/Drawing: 1 year (Preferred)
Formal education (secondary education; college or 3 years of live performance experience)

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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