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Apply to work with the 2015 summer Truck Studio program!!


Do you have artistic talents and energy you’d like to share with children in your community?  Are you interested in joining a creative team of like-minded artists?

Consider applying to A.W.E.’s Truck Studio this summer!


Artist Working in Education’s Truck Studio program provides meaningful, drop-in art enrichment activities free of charge to children ages 4 – 14 in underserved neighborhoods.  We present programs on site to help participants become more inquisitive, creative, flexible, imaginative and confident while fostering a sense of community among children, artists, and Milwaukee neighborhoods.


The Truck Studio consists of a fleet of brightly painted vans stocked with art supplies and staffed by teams of one Lead Artist, two college level Interns, and a high school Intern.  These four Truck Studios will visit approximately 18 Milwaukee parks and playgrounds on weekday afternoons from 12-3pm for six weeks beginning June 29 and running through August 7, 2015.


Our summer positions are a great PAID opportunity to use your creative talents to impact the lives of Milwaukee children while inspiring and renewing your artistic perspective!



A.W.E. is hiring:


  • High School Interns:  (part of the MPS Arts Internship program)

    To apply for the high school internship you must meet all three qualifications:

    - Be at least 16 years of age at the start of work,

    - Be currently enrolled in high school,

    - Be a resident of the City of Milwaukee and/OR attend an MPS school


  • College Level Interns: creative, adaptable and dedicated community artists with some experience and/or those working toward degrees or coursework in Studio Art, Art Education, or Art Therapy. Applicants who already have experience working in urban environments and with children are preferred.


  • Lead Artists: professionals with teaching experience at the K-12 level either in schools or in the community-at-large. Degree in Studio Art, Art Education, or Art Therapy is preferred but not mandatory.   In addition to significant experience working with children, Lead Artist candidates must have prior work experience supervising others in a structured way (management experience) on their résumé.



    We are hoping to build diverse teams of artists that are dedicated to community outreach & development and who enjoy working outdoors with community members from a wide variety of backgrounds. Bilingual English-Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.


    Mandatory paid training for all staff takes place June 22-26 in the afternoon; The Truck Studio program will run on site 12-3pm Monday thru Friday June 29 – August 7.  Applicants must be available to work every day of training and programming.



    Applications must be received no later than Friday April 17, 2015.


Click here for the HIGH SCHOOL Intern Application


Click here for the College Level Intern & Lead Artist Application 





A.W.E. brings art to libraries, schools this spring!

Free Art Coming to a Library Near You!

Click here for schedule and information

This program is a collaboration between Milwaukee Public Library and A.W.E.
with support from the Mary L. Nohl Fund and the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the Four-Four Foundation and generous individual donors.