Truck Studio College Level Intern

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A.W.E. Truck Studio COLLEGE LEVEL Intern Position Description:

College Level Interns should be 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.  The A.W.E. Truck Studio is a fleet of four brightly painted trucks loaded with art supplies bringing free, drop-in art experiences to children at parks and playgrounds in Milwaukee’s Harambee, Lindsay Heights, Layton Boulevard West, Clarke Square, and Washington Heights neighborhoods on weekday afternoons from June 26 thru August 4 this summer (no program on July 4). There is also a paid training week June 19-23 that is mandatory for all team members to attend.  Interns work within a team of four under the supervision of a Lead Artist.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interest and ability in art making
  • Enthusiasm, patience and flexibility – must be able to react quickly to changing conditions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Willingness to learn and take direction
  • Age 18 or older

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some college level coursework in art education or fine art
  • Experience working with children in informal settings such as camps or playgrounds
  • Interest in social justice or community development
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Familiarity with the urban environment
  • Preference is given to bilingual (English-Spanish) speaking candidates

General Information:

  • A criminal and employment history background investigation will be performed prior to employment


  • Participate in the staff training the week prior to program
  • Arrive at and leave program sites at the designated times (involves significant travel around the city- sites generally change weekly)
  • Attend weekly meeting beyond regular program hours
  • Participate in community outreach in all types of Milwaukee neighborhoods, including canvassing door to door weekly with program flyers and talking with neighborhood residents
  • Assist the Truck Studio Lead Artist with setup, delivery and cleanup of planned activities
  • Contribute art activity ideas and write at least one lesson plan appropriate to program goals
  • Keep a comprehensive daily journal describing children’s response to art activities, general park atmosphere, notes and suggestions for improvement and submit entries at the end of each week
  • Record, document, and monitor participation in the Truck Studio activities
  • Provide exciting and engaging art activities to Milwaukee youth
  • Act as a professional at all times and as a mentor and good example to the children we serve
  • Other duties as assigned by Truck Studio Lead Artist


  • This is an hourly, part-time position during the seven week period of June 19 thru August 4.
  • Work hours are generally on site 11:45am-3:15pm with a few additional hours beyond that for meetings, flyering, additional trainings, etc.
  • Pay starts at $10.50/hour.
  • Applicants must be available to work every day of training and programming.

Application Procedure:

Please submit the following (in one package):

  • completed A.W.E. Truck Studio application (via online jotform)
  • letter of interest (as an attachment submitted with online application)
  • résumé (as an attachment submitted with online application)
  • completed A.W.E. Background Check Form (via link in online application jotform)

*Applications missing any of the above items may not be considered.  Call A.W.E. if you have any questions about the position or the application process. Our phone number is 414-933-3877.

The application materials are to be completed and submitted (in one package) online via this link:

A.W.E. will review your application soon after you send it and will contact you to set up an interview if you are selected.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, by 5 p.m.

Main contact:

Audrey Moore, Community Engagement Coordinator

Phone: 414-933-3877

Fax: 414-342-1251