Youth Employment Opporutnities

Take a look at some available teen and young adult employment opportunities.


Hennepin County Library seeks high school students ages 16 to 19 for positions including Teen Tech Squad member, Teen Art Educator, and Bilingual (Spanish) Teen Teaching Assistant
Teen Tech Squad Members plan and facilitate tech workshops for kids and teens in grades 4-12. TTS members are trained by Science Museum of Minnesota, and work music and video production software, robotics, and other tools. Teens work approximately 25 hours per month, including evenings and weekends, throughout the year at one library. Positions are available at Brookdale, Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Franklin, Hosmer, and Minneapolis Central Libraries. Contact Kat at with questions.

Teen Art Educators work with Minneapolis Institute of Art to plan and facilitate creative art events for children entering grades 2nd-5th at various Hennepin County libraries. Teens work between 40 and 60 hours throughout the summer at various libraries. Contact Joyce at with questions.

Teen Teaching Assistants (Spanish bilingual) work with Hennepin County Library librarians to plan and implement learning activities for 4 & 5 year old Latino children who will be entering Kindergarten in September 2016. Teens work 12 hours a week for six weeks throughout the summer at one library. Positions available at Augsburg Park, East Lake, and Franklin Libraries. Contact Sarah at with questions.
The hourly rate is $9.13 per hour.
Apply online March 25 – April 15 (by 5pm) 


When attending a hiring fair, always bring a copy of your resume, dress nicely, and prepare to be interviewed!
Rather work at the new US Bank Stadium? The stadium is looking to employ 2,500 hospitality workers!
• Apply to positions here by April 15th, then attend the hiring fair April 26th-28th
• Hiring fair will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S
• Open positions for servers, cooks, cashiers, event security, and more!
• Work begins when stadium opens in August

Need help filling out an application? EMERGE's Youth Team is here to help you find and land a job. To learn more about Youth Employment and Educational Services, come to the Youth Info Session every Monday at 4 pm, 1834 Emerson Ave N. For more information, contact Nick at 763-251-0375.


Teen Creative Arts Internships
Looking for a paid internship that delivers career skills and sparks creativity? Check out the Teen Creative Arts Internship Program offered by Pillsbury House Theater, a Minneapolis local non-profit organization working to integrate the arts into all aspects of the human services from Early Childhood Education and truancy prevention to the afterschool and summer camp programs.
Two teen creative arts internships are offered: Fashion Design Internship & Culinary Art Internship.
Culinary Arts
8 weeks of hands-on paid baking and business experience
2 days per week of baking in a commercial kitchen with a real professional chef
1 day of deliveries and taking orders for next week's desserts
1 day of business skills: Marketing, budgeting, sales and resume building
Fashion Design
8 weeks of hands-on sewing and fashion business experience
2 days per week sewing and clothing creation lessons
1 day of free project time to work on garments or an online store
1 day of business skills: Marketing, styling, sales and resume building
Who Can Apply:
Youth entering 8th-12th grades
When is it?
Part time, 2-3 hours a day, 4 days a week (you can still have another job!)
Tue-Thurs 2-5pm, Fridays 2-4pm
How much will I be paid?
$500 for the 8 week program, paid in weekly installments if you attend all 4 sessions/week
Pillsbury House and Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis 55407 (Powderhorn neighborhood)
Can I do both internships?
The classes take place at the same time, so you'll have to choose.
How do I apply?
Apply in person with Gracie Miller, Youth Manager at Pillsbury House starting the week of April 4, 2016, ending once the program is filled. She can answer any questions you might have about the internship as well as give you a tour! In person application times are Monday-Thursday, 4-6pm. Please call ahead to let her know you are coming: 612-787-3646.
For more information visit the Pillsbury Youth Program or Pillsbury Youth Program Facebook Page.


Teen Teamworks Applications for Summer 2016 are Now Available!
Teen Teamworks helps teens ages 14-18 acquire relevant job skills and perspective through hands-on MPRB project work and training. Youth receive supervised on-the-job training, work readiness sessions, educational services, and earn a bi-weekly paycheck.
Participants acquire knowledge and skills appropriate to specific careers and general work expectations related to promptness, commitment and persistence that can serve them in whatever career they may choose. Helping young teens gain appreciation for the connection between academic, social, judgment and job skills is an ongoing focus for Teen Teamworks.
Applications are available online [PDF] or at your neighborhood park.
Click here for more Teen Teamworks information or call 612-370-3916. Find Teen Teamworks on Facebook.

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